Inside a Sag Harbor Home With Coastal Modern Style

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.