- Architecture & development
As the chilly temperatures begin to plague us, we like to catapult you back to summer with this beguiling design by New York-based Maureen Winter McDermott. The interior designer transformed this waterfront house into an accessible, serene home. Words cannot describe how wonderfully peaceful it is there, so we just love to take in the intense serenity the talent created.
In New York and the Hamptons, they have long known that Maureen Winter McDermott guarantees fresh, modern gems. The shrewd founder and interior designer of Winter McDermott has been shaping clean, high-quality living spaces for years. The excellence that her work tastes of today was built up by the creative during the many working hours she spent in many well-known design and architecture firms in the city. Yet her own style received a boost when she worked under design icon Vicente Wolf. Today, works by her hand are easily recognised by the immeasurable harmony they exude. Her concepts tell a story; and they mostly do so in a downy, serene whole.
Beautiful antique Belgian tiles that break away from the compliant
This minimalist concept, John Street, also exudes a relaxed atmosphere. That is because the designer completely drew the delightful character of the water at the house inside. A pleasant salty sea breeze welcomes you to an environment where a nod to the sand was given a place. In other words, the designer included the beach by choosing soft tones with a yellow-gold background. The expansive feeling you experience in the cottage-like home is the result of the large windows that look directly out onto the beautiful surroundings.
Although the residence is pure New York design, the design enjoys a Belgian touch: beautiful antique Belgian tiles that break away from the compliant. The designer told us that this design even inspired her to opt for a mix of tiles and wooden floors in a design more often in the future. She says it gives a concept a very unique feel. Finally, the calm colour palette of the fabulous ensemble was given a fresh kick by adding travertine and stone accents.
Photography by Glen Allsop
Text by Emma Verstappen