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

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Create a Living Room with Coastal Style

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Summer Outdoor Entertaining Tips

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Crisp Architects

 

Do you feel like summer is flying by? We sure do! It seems like every year after July 4 the days just disappear and we are trying to savor the days of summer even more. 

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New England Home Magazine

 

These outdoor spaces are just the kind of spots where anyone would be lucky to while away a summer day, getting some sun and taking a quick dip in the pool, lounging in the hot tub with a cocktail as the sunsets and hot days give way to cool, breezy nights. 

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New England Home

 

Entertaining outdoors is one of the best parts of summer, and Danver outdoor kitchen cabinets are stainless and weatherproof for flawless outdoor dining all year round. 

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Architectural Digest Photo: William Waldron

 

A great entertaining space is certainly the best place to start when it comes to outdoor entertaining. 

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Suzanne Kasler

 

For effortless outdoor style, we love the idea of creating outdoor spaces that are cohesive and mesh well with our interiors, as though the outside is simply another living room, an extension of the peerless style within.

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Architectural Digest – Gil Schafer Architect

 

After all, when the outdoors beyond are this beautiful, who wouldn’t want to spend all year in any one of these outdoor spaces? 

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Architectural Digest – Photo: Björn Wallander

 

Great landscaping only makes a stunning outdoor space even better. From perfectly planned greenery to beautiful blooms to charming and delicious planter boxes where guests can pick their own lettuces, herbs or veggies that will later be on their plate, great landscaping is another layer of outdoor entertaining hospitality.

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Crisp Architects

 

We love the little things when it comes to entertaining, like setting the perfect table. Beautiful blooms from the garden, a favorite china pattern and a special, meaningful touch–like a sprig of rosemary, a box of chocolates or a favorite book–are all it takes to create an outdoor experience to remember!

Are you planning any outdoor entertaining for the rest of your summer?

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Ten Spring-Ready Porches for Effortless Entertaining

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Suzanne Kasler Design via One Kings Lane

 

Good morning, chic readers!

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Historical Concepts

 

It is feeling like spring here, and all we can think about is getting outside. 

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Summer Thornton Design

 

Outdoor entertaining is one of our favorite things about this fabulous season.

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Serena & Lily

 

And we can always use a little porch inspiration!

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Architectural Digest

 

Whether your porch is neutral or bright, has wicker furniture, wrought iron or teak, we can all agree on one thing:

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Historical Concepts

 

It should be comfortable!

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Lisa Mende Design via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

 

We believe that outdoor spaces should coordinate with indoor ones, be an extension of the home’s decor–but, perhaps, with a touch more color and whimsy. 

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Serena & Lily

 

Then again, neutral surroundings that let the natural beauty shine are fabulous as well.

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Patrick Ahearn Architects

 

A beautiful fireplace is like icing on a fabulous cake. 

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Aerin Lauder’s Palm Beach Porch via Architectural Digest

 

And, of course, the view makes the porch. 

 

 

 

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Aerin Lauder via Architectural Digest

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With a view like this, you can’t help but want to get outside! Needless to say, these stunning photos have done nothing to cure our Spring fever! Are you sprucing your porch for spring?


 

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Things We Love: White Houses

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If you need to take your mind off what’s going to happen in the White House, we have some other fabulous white houses that are sure to brighten your day!

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