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HAMPTONS CHIC: EVERYTHING YOU'VE EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ICONIC STYLE

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Hamptons style is renowned and coveted worldwide for being the ultimate combination of coastal chic and timeless elegance. It is an interior aesthetic that is as practical and functional as it is breathtakingly beautiful and endlessly classic. How do you achieve Hamptons interior nirvana? It really couldn’t be easier, especially when we have the answers to those big few questions everyone is asking about just how to achieve impeccable Hamptons style.

 

1. WHAT IS HAMPTONS STYLE?

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Hamptons style interior design continues to capture the attention of homeowners and interior enthusiasts around the world, no matter how far from the iconic Hamptons beach they may actually be. What is it about this classic and elegant trend that has us emulating, admiring and swooning? The Hamptons style manages to evoke a sense of enduring beauty and luxury with comfort, simplicity and most importantly, livability. Hamptons style is predominated by a few key fundamentals, these being, a fresh, airy palette of white-washed hues, natural textures, ocean-inspired blues decor touches and freshly painted white timber finishes, it is these elements that work together seamlessly to create an interior look that has a sophisticated yet beachy vibe that comes across as effortless, calming and oh so chic.

 

2. HOW TO GET THE HAMPTONS LOOK?

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The Hamptons look is easy to achieve in most interiors when you follow the key fundamentals (mentioned above) and put considered time and energy into the small details that really make this style resonate. Firstly stick to a key colour palette of serene whites and ocean inspired blues. Secondly, Add an abundance of natural elements from linen to textural sisals, rattans and wickers via furniture, decor items and soft furnishings. And thirdly, stick to a less is more approach when decorating in this style, do not overcrowd this look or clutter the interior space. A clean and considered approach to decor and furnishings should be exercised with small personal touches creating the intimacy and personal element within this aesthetic.

 

3. WHAT IS THE MAIN COLOUR PALLETTE USED IN HAMPTONS STYLE?

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Using the correct colour palette is key to achieving the Hamptons-style aesthetic and is really the predominant feature of this look. Whites, neutrals, ocean-inspired blues, yellows and greens are all gorgeous colours that are commonly used within this interior style. When considering your colour palette it is best to pair warmer neutral tones back with coastal blues or layer various shades of blue together in the same room, think of tones from navy right through to pale baby blue. For a more modern take on the Hamptons colour palette, grey tones are very popular as are hues such as duck egg blue and pale mint green. Work these colour tones back with plenty of natural materials such as stone and timber for warmth.

 

4. WHAT KIND OF FURNITURE IS BEST FOR HAMPTONS STYLE?

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Due to their neutral colour palette, Hamptons style homes cater to a broad variety of furnishings, however some suit this style better than others. Hamptons style furniture should evoke a relaxed and beachy vibe with an undertone of classic elegance. Think plush sofas upholstered in soft natural fabrics such as linen paired back with coordinated armchairs or oversized ottomans in beiges, whites or barely there soft blues. Investment pieces are best for this look, the Hamptons style has no room for cheap imposters. Keep the look uncluttered and instead invest wisely in keep forever classics that will withstand the test of time just like the Hamptons style itself. Natural wooden tables (both dining and coffee) are the perfect match for this look as is whitewashed wood or a natural timber bedhead. Use natural fibre rugs such as sisal or plush wools and cottons to tie the look together. Cane and rattan furniture are always welcome within this look however best kept to a few considered statement pieces so as not to contribute a bohemian edge to your coastal look.

 

5. WHAT TEXTURES ARE TYPICAL TO THE HAMPTONS STYLE?

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The Hamptons style aesthetic relies upon natural textures and gorgeous soft fabrics to create visual texture and personality. The look favours natural materials and fabrics for both furniture and homewares so opt for pieces made from timber, cane, rattan, leather, linen cotton and wool. in order to create vibrancy and personality within the Hamptons look, layer neutral linens and cotton with striped or patterned textiles, think classic checkered fabrics, pinstripes or a subtle nautical or seaside inspired motif that pays homage to the looks coastal origins. When it comes to decor items don’t be afraid to add natural elements such as indoor greenery, a display branch of coral or some elegant florals. These elements will not only add visual cohesion but plenty of character to your interior.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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