February 4, 2021

Winter McDermott Infuses a Scarsdale, New York Home With Southern Charm

Although McDermott knew this Allied Maker chandelier would fit perfectly in the dining room. Photography courtesy of Winter McDermott.

Maureen McDermott, founder of Sag Harbor-based design firm Winter McDermott, considers the color black an endless source of inspiration—in her words, it’s simply “the best.” For her most recently completed project, a family home in Scarsdale, New York, inspired by the lavish architecture of Atlanta and Los Angeles, incorporating dark neutrals enabled her to marry Southern style with the sophisticated sensibilities of nearby New York City.

An overstuffed armchair upholstered with shearling beckons visitors to take a seat. Photography courtesy of Winter McDermott.

To create an inviting space, McDermott balanced marble and porcelain backsplashes and flooring with warm wood tones and cozy furnishings. And to draw attention to the natural streaks of ochre in the Arabescatto Corchia marble fireplace, she sourced gold hardware and lighting fixtures. But the element that best accentuates the aesthetic of the home is the black ironwork that snakes around the central staircase and lines the windows. Matching the steel glass door, the metalwork acts as the trim of the house, defining its structure while offering an industrial edge.

The marble backsplash is lit up with round Stahl and Band sconces. Photography courtesy of Winter McDermott.
The dramatic foyer complete with a lighting fixture by Lindsey Adelman StudioPhotography courtesy of Winter McDermott.

Soft creams and beiges give the neutral palette bedroom a feeling of warmth. Photography courtesy of Winter McDermott.
The ovular shape of the dining room table is a custom cut by Black Creek Mercantile.  Photography courtesy of Winter McDermott.

Porcelain flooring, a marble shower, wood accessories, and gold hardware are all present in the master bathroom. Photography courtesy of Winter McDermott.
A decorative wooden bench. Photography courtesy of Winter McDermott.
Design Public Group mirrors and Allied Maker sconces bring glimmers of gold to the double vanity. Photography courtesy of Winter McDermott.

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