When you think of the Hamptons, it easily evokes the senses with images of a beachy and relaxed lifestyle. This East Hampton look suits our Australian way of life, with indoor and outdoor living and open plan rooms that spill natural light into your living spaces.
If decorating in a Hamptons look is at your heart, we have furnishings and homeware accents that provide a sophisticated yet relaxed, timeless, airy and light.
The best place to start is with a fresh coat of paint, and white is always right for American East Coast style. Add rattan, storage baskets, coastal elements and keep your palette seaside ready with blues, greens, whites and creams. Here are our top three Designer tips to adding a coastal touch to your home -
1. Mixing Textures. We often talk about mixing a variety of textures into your space to create that relaxed, coastal feel. Rattans, linens, muslin and woods in the same seaside palette all layer together to achieve a living space perfect for any Hamptons home.
2. Monochromatic style. Using variations of the same colours in one space is a great way of creating a cohesive, coastal style. Choose a palette of blues, naturals and whites to really enhance the seaside feel. Then try adding pops colour outside of your main colour palette - like green for example - to make an extra eyecatching dimension to the style.
3. Style with organic shapes. Bring the sea into your space with corals, shells and rustic wooden elements - either through your decor or in your artwork. It keeps the look cohesive as well as authentic.