Josie McCarthy was recently published in this special issue of Southern Accents, Best Southern Rooms. The following pages and quotes from Southern Accents depict a glimpse of Josie's skillful ability to create timeless elegance.
“For a staircase used as gallery space, designer Josie McCarthy unified black and white prints with ebonized frames and dressed the front hall with an antique runner n English hall chair and a drop-leaf table."
“The fireplace is the focal point in a1939 Texas vernacular style house in Dallas, where designer Josie McCarthy plastered the living room walls smooth and then covered them with canvas. Textural sisal carpeting and generous fringe contrast with the polish of a carved elm ceiling and bookshelves. “
“Pale Yellow-glazed strie walls and draperies in a Nashville Dining Room by Josie McCarthy form the backdrop for Neoclassical-style dining chairs, a long pedestal table, a gilt bronze chandelier with cobalt-blue bobeches and Chinese export hung on the wall. “
Designer Josie McCarthy painted the beams, chair rails, and doorway trim in high-ceilinged family room in a sage toned wash, then covered the walls in a Pierre Frey Indian-Inspired cotton fabric to make the large space feel more intimate. Large 18th century hand –colored bird prints and a collection of old Swedish Birch boxes atop a coffee table lead the eye around the room.”
“Josie McCarthy upholstered a painted Louis XVI style canopy bed with a floral crewel. Embroidered white bed linens echo the naturalistic motif.”
“A screened veranda wraps around a corner of the living room of a house in Texas designed by Josie McCarthy Filled with sunlight and simple, elegant furnishings, a screened porch becomes the perfect spot for entertaining in the summertime.”