The Hamptons look, a classic and timeless aesthetic that suits an Aussie home just as superbly as the upscale holiday abodes of wealthy New Yorkers! And with our love for indoor/outdoor living, the Hamptons vibe really does suit the Aussie lifestyle perfectly. It’s an interior style that features high-quality finishes while maintaining a casual and relaxed feel. Perhaps in the Hamptons, it’s a little more ‘boat shoes relaxed’ than ‘thongs relaxed’ – but we’re definitely not worlds apart!
When going for the Hamptons look, there are a few essential design motifs that you’ll notice in most homes. Including:
Lots of natural light
Shades of white – creating a spacious, bright feel
Subtle pops of colour – think soft blues and greens
Accents of timber, woven cane, ceramic and stone
Timber cladding (painted white)
Wooden or stone benchtops
Shaker style cabinetry
Cane baskets, white cutlery and dinnerware on display in open shelves
If you spend any amount of time searching ‘Hamptons home style’ on Pinterest, you’ll notice there is a lot of white…everywhere. If you’re really going for that authentic Hamptons look, don’t be tempted to throw a pop of colour on the walls. That’s right, put those paint swatches down. It’s all about shades of white, cream, ivory and off white – and there are subtle but noticeable differences between each.