Think Long Island, Florida. Think coastal vibes and soft pastel colour tones. Blues, Greens and Greys. Think natural elements like weatherboards and stone. This style is the ultimate in sophisticated casual coastal living. White washed walls are adorned by natural light. It is not contrived in any way and depletes the fuss of classic. It is paired back with simple lines on lines and often features white on white.
Australia’s beach loving culture leads to a non-fuss lifestyle and relaxed vibes. This is translated from the moment you set eyes on the external façade of a home to the time you enter, and the vibe is continued with soft linen sodas, chairs and furnishing. Our climate allows us to extend this vibe outdoors for endless hours of alfresco entertaining.
The starting point will always be the linear weatherboards. With a distinctive palette of white, there are layers of detail including more clean lines with architraves and popping mouldings that details to entice its relaxed feel. Now it is time to incorporate natural materials and subtle features keeping with the coastal vibes. Beautiful natural stone pavers are often used to complement the Hamptons vibe. Not only do they complement the design but they are amazing beautiful underfoot on a nice summers day. Add a subtle stone feature wall to tie it all in together and finish off with a splash of coloured walls. Light Blues, greys or soft greens are always popular. White on White is hot! (Foster Irregular fireplace + Antique USA Whitewalls)
Continue the vibe throughout the inside of the home with the same elements. You can play around with textures but try to keep the same materials in order to “tie” everything in together. For example, if you opt to use Foster Irregular walling on your front façade it will be a good idea to use it on your fireplace for instance and by doing this you have tied in the two areas and your entire design looks planned and thought through.
The kitchen, as always in a Hamptons design is a standout. Keep it simple and just as the other rooms, it is good practice to tie in materials here as well. For example, a stunning Carrara benchtop top with Carrara subway tiles flowing through to the same Carrara used throughout the bathroom vanities. Add a splash of brass fittings and we are on our way to living in the Hampton Vibes!
Now comes the fun part with furnishings. Here you add your take on either the Coastal or Nautical Hamptons feel. Coastal using lighter blues and greys opposed to Nautical which leans more towards the navy and white palette. Incorporating rattan or soft timbers adds to the vibe. Just remember to try to create a coastal feel and more importantly create an ambience which makes you happy.
Happy Designing and feel free to drop in to Aussietecture to see our range of Hamptons inspired products!
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