Designer Marie-Christine McNally of Marie-Christine Design was given an important task when her clients requested her help to transform their previously traditional space into one more suited for their growing transitional tastes. Located in Watermill, New York, the farmhouse-style four-bedroom home was quaint, but no longer meeting the homeowers' needs. The clients—a professional couple who reside primarily in Manhattan—originally used the home on holidays and during the summer, but now that their children are grown, they tend to utilize the space year-round.
The house also serves as a well-deserved, relaxing retreat for Susan, the wife, a two-time breast cancer survivor who dedicates her time to cancer-related charitable initiatives, including serving on the leadership council for the Basser Center for BRCA. By utilizing some of the family's existing pieces while carefully adding more modern, textural elements, McNally was able to create a space that worked for the home’s already established character while still feeling fresh and serene. Keep scrolling to take a tour.