In Good Taste: Winter McDermott Design

Winter McDermott Design via Dering Hall

Good morning, chic readers! After almost a week in Manhattan, surrounded by Christmas windows and the Rockettes and the tree at Rockefeller Center and letters from Santa, we are very much in the Christmas spirit! Are you? 

That said, in the midst of the “more is more” of the holiday season, sometimes it’s nice to take a breather. 

We may be surrounded by trees and lights and garland and boxes and bows, but the good taste of Winter McDermott is nothing if not a study in beautiful simplicity. 

Perfectly pared and clean, clean, clean, it’s exactly the kind of design that can clear a cluttered mind. 

The beautiful work of Maureen McDermott is all about bringing modern design to the Hamptons

(Plus, what could be better this time of year then showcasing a design firm called Winter?) 

After studying under Vincente Wolf–and designing projects including 15 Union Square West, a dramatic 12-story condominium in the historic Tiffany & Co. building–modern, unique design is something she knows a thing or two about. 

From family rooms that delight the senses, 

To nooks that wow, 

Guest rooms that company will never want to leave, 

To a place for partying outdoors all year round, 

Indoors and out, the work of Winter McDermott is always in good taste!

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love it when you stop by!

Jacob Snavely Photography

Mark your calendars for this Thursday, December 6 at 12 pm! Southern Living will be exclusively revealing the cover of my forthcoming novel, THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, which releases May 7, 2019 but is available for preorder now. (And, in case you miss it, we’ll give you a repeat right here on Friday!)


In Good Taste: Modern Organic Interiors

Good morning, chic readers! We hope your week is off to a terrific start. 

This is the last week of school here–finally!–and summer always has us thinking about what else but getting outside. 

And, though it’s termed “spring cleaning” for a reason,  summer is another one of those times when we’re thinking about making our interiors cleaner and more streamlined–from the closets all the way through the rest of the house. 

Modern decor and elements of the outside instantly make a home feel less cluttered and, as we all know, less clutter equals more relaxation–even if you can’t get to the beach!


And who couldn’t use a little more of that? 

The kitchen is one of our favorite places to mix in a few organic elements because it’s as easy as tossing lemons, limes, apples or these adorable gourds into a bowl. They add instant color, and, hopefully, remind us to grab something from nature when we want a snack.

Even small bursts of green on the counter can help focus attention and create a sense of calming relaxation. 

Modern pendant lights juxtapose perfectly with rustic frames and cowhide barstools to create an eclectic bar area perfect for entertaining. 

Sloped ceilings give the feeling of height to even the smallest of spaces and plenty of light adds to the appeal.

This stunning bathroom is another great mix of materials. From simple wood to glamorous marble and everything in between, this is the perfect space for feeling calm, refreshed and ready for the new season ahead. 

Do you make any changes to your decor as summer approaches?

Thanks for making Design Chic a part of your day!

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