The prestigious Joseph McCarthy Bespoke Service is an exclusive opportunity for you to commission an original piece of history.

When a collection or customised design just won't do, or when you need professional help deciding the best options for you - we can help. We've designed and handmade more than 5000 original commissions for our clients - each one a real piece of framing history.

Take advantage of our specialist bespoke design service. We can help you create a unique and individual feature mirror to transform your interior project.

"I just wanted to say a big thank you once again for the beautiful mirror that you produced. It is absolutely gorgeous and it really captures the eye and makes a wonderful focal point. We will certainly be back for more."

T.L. Virginia Water

With over 35 year's experience in designing and creating unique mirrors, we are qualified to work with you from conception to completion. Here's an insight into how a typical project might work.

Site visits

We'll arrange to visit you in your property to look at the location, discuss what you're trying to achieve and establish your likes and dislikes. We'll suggest some design possibilities, and discuss these with you. Having discussed and explored the possibilities we progress towards the design stage.

Research and Design

We'll help establish the correct design elements for your mirror in terms of Size, Style and Finish.


The scale has to be exactly right for the location, and carefully chosen proportions can make a world of difference.


Whether traditional, classical, or contemporary, the style is not only guided by the location but also by your personal taste and preferences.


The choice of finish is limitless, but needs to be appropriate to the location. We'll help you envisage anything from gold, silver, copper, clay, wood, textured finishes, holographic leaf and more, depending on the desired effect.

The Build

Once the design specification is finalised the build process begins. Every Joseph McCarthy frame is handmade in our Tunbridge Wells workshop using traditional techniques and the best modern materials.


Once built, we'll install the mirror for you. This way you can be sure it's well handled during transportation and that it's installed as carefully as it's built. The project is only considered complete when you're fully satisfied with our service.