McNamara Creative Co was started in 2013 as ‘McNamara Design’ by Meaghan McNamara, who began rehabbing furniture after ten years in special education. McNamara Creative Co. specializes in custom colors for old and new furniture to make one-of-kind pieces for both commercial and residential clients. As of 2018, McNamara Creative Co has expanded to include large scale murals and installations (interior/exterior), and custom abstract art for interior designers and client spaces. McNamara Creative Co. is dedicated to creativity, one piece of furniture, mural, and canvas at a time.
Meaghan McNamara is from Bethesda, MD. Growing up she was passionate about color, kids, and creativity which has translated through her childhood, growing years, and now as an adult. During her high school, McNamara realized that spending many hours inside the art studio was way more her speed then in the classroom. Painting was a medium that opened doors to her creativity.
McNamara Creative Co. has grown from painting furniture in her Glover Park, DC backyard to her warehouse space in Kensington, MD. And now McNamara has expanded her business to include commercial mural installations and abstract fine art. Her family has grown too after McNamara married her high school sweet heart they had three children together. They live in Kensington, MD.
“The projects I have worked on with Meaghan and McNamara Design turned out beautifully! My family and I could not be happier. Meaghan, with ease & a smile, will transform a single room or an entire home into an upscale, current look. With a keen eye for color & texture, combining the old & the new, Meaghan creates comfortable, elegant spaces. My love of refurbishing anything and everything, from painting a lamp shade to recovering a favorite chair from my childhood, enabled us to work together to incorporate unique “pieces we love”, making every room more special. And when you can’t find that perfect piece of artwork to hang over your sofa, Meaghan will custom paint you a fabulous pair of canvases to complete the look!”
– Julie Donatelli
“Working with McNamara Design was a total breeze! Meaghan had a clear vision for the finished product and kept us updated at every step of the process. She was easy to get in touch with and quick to respond to questions or concerns. We love our end tables and will definitely work with McNamara Design in the future.”
– Megan Lucey
“My family and I are thrilled with the work you did re-finishing my parents’ dining room furniture so that we can enjoy it for many years into the future. The beautiful Early American finish is perfect and brings out the grains of the furniture in an exquisite and classical way. I could not be more pleased and recommend Meaghan to anyone looking for quality work on their treasured furniture.”
– Marilyn Richmond
Washingtonian – June 2016
Bethesda Magazine – Jan – Feb 2016
Washingtonian – August 2014
The Washington Post – April 2013
Bethesda Magazine – Nov-Dec 2015
Apartment Therapy – June 2012
Home and Design – February 2014
Delaware Online – May 2014
Cape Gazette – May 2014
Sukio Design Co. – April 2013
House of Fifty – June 2011
Regan Billingsley – September 2012
My Notting Hill – January 2014
Kensington Patch – June 2014