Coastal and modern are two things that are rarely done together and, if so, rarely done well. So when we discovered interior designer Maureen McDermott’s recent project, a cozy mid-20th-century Sag Harbor home that she transformed into a 21st-century family retreat, we couldn’t help but pause and stare. Bright and airy with a great sense of flow, the space—which McDermott shares with her husband, Michael Henry, and their children, PJ and Winter—is light-years away from its dark, compact beginnings.
With soft blues as an undercurrent, the designer’s home, which is featured in the latest issue of Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, nods to its geographic location on Long Island, but sleek, thoughtful shapes and a restrained hand of accessories prevent it from coastal kitsch. Needless to say, we feel incredibly envious. Scroll on for the tour.