Designer Patrick McGrath’s home is a lot like the perfect little black dress: subtle but still rich with classic, expertly arranged detailing. Awash in neutrals and filled with antiques that he’s collected over the years, including gilded mirrors, tapestries, and elegant, old oil paintings, this Hamptons property retains all of the charm of its serene location.
Having previously worked for top fashion brands like Gucci, Ralph Lauren, and Giorgio Armani, he pivoted to the world of interiors in 2015 and launched his own business. With his background designing a number of stores, his house in the Springs, the calmer, northern side of the Hamptons, takes inspiration from his boutique design experiences, full of one-of-a-kind antique finds and artistic creations that complement the cottage.
McGrath says, “My partner [architect Reinaldo Leandro of AD100 firm Ashe Leandro] and I were staying with friends in East Hampton, and we just walked past the house and it had a for-sale sign; we knocked on the door. It turns out the homeowner was also the broker, and we were so charmed with the house and made an offer.”
Amid airy white walls as a backdrop, the couple now enjoys the fruits of McGrath’s design labors. “It’s my favorite type of shopping,” he says of his love for hunting for the perfect antique and vintage finds. And from a fashion pro like Patrick McGrath, that’s high praise indeed.
Shop the full curation of pieces inspired by Patrick McGrath from the latest issue of our print publication, Magazinish. To read all of Magazinish, click here.