Inspired by Design: Matthew Caughy

One designer's modern and fresh take on classic designs.

Every month, we highlight distinctive designers who inspire us to find beauty in the details and embrace our home’s authentic style. Here’s February’s pick. 

matthew caughy interiors entryway with lots of straw hats, both hanging on the wall and in a wicker basket on the floor.

Photo Credit: Zane Jones

Matthew Caughy, Interior Designer
Company: Matthew Caughy Interiors
Location: New York, New York

When did you know you wanted to be an interior designer?
I was raised in a creative household. Art was always at the center of our home. My evolution from artist to designer was a seamless progression. I love finding the art in everyday living, and have always focused my attention on the importance of keeping a beautiful home.

One of the most rewarding aspects of being an interior designer is knowing the spaces you create become the backdrop for special moments and memories in your client's lives.

Describe your design style.
Timeless. My objective is to design spaces that are classic while keeping the mix modern and fresh. I curate homes with a combination of antiques and contemporary pieces.

matthew caughy interiors features an open concent white entryway with a large plant bringing color.

Photo Credit: Zane Jones

Where do you find inspiration?
Here in NYC, there are many wonderful antique stores and artisan furniture studios. I’m always on the hunt for the old and new! I also enjoy visiting galleries and museums and always find inspiration in Artwork. Art is often the starting point for a color pallet or focal point in a room. In our digital age, it’s important to go out and experience things in person!

Of all the projects you’ve worked on, which is your favorite and why?
Each project I work on becomes a favorite. Customizing details for clients ensures every project is unique and memorable. A well-designed home is beautiful and livable. It is a great joy to know that clients are at ease in their new space, tailored to the way they live.

matthew caughy designed a coastal living room with white walls, gray and blue accents and natural materials.

Photo Credit: Zane Jones

How did you come to launch your own firm? What are your plans for the future?
I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit, so starting my firm felt natural. It’s a privilege to work with clients, and I take on each new project with great responsibility. My goal is to continue expanding my firm designing homes that require exploration and discovery.

matthew caughy headshot

Photo Credit: Zane Jones

Tell us about your dream home. What does it look like?
I think the most beautiful homes have a balance of classic and modern. I would love to renovate a historic residence. It would be a thrill to revive the history of a grand old home while modernizing it for the needs of today.

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A self-proclaimed Social Media Geek and DIY aficionado, Nicolle is a member of the Pella Marketing team, focused on content creation and curation. In her free time she can be found pillaging thrift shops for furniture projects, attempting to rationalize with her 4 year old daughter, and editing her husband’s honey-do list.