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. Here in sun soaked Australia our beach style can certainly be compared to our American cousins, we love our open spaces, white washes and casual outdoor lifestyle. The Hamptons aesthetic can sometimes be perceived as a bit more clean cut and sophisticated but by combining the two you can create a beach haven!
Colour palette with the Hamptons style is all about keeping things light and simple. No crazy wall paper patterns, stick to blue and white stripes or plain greys, creams and utilise splashes of solid colour in your decor, such as a surfboard, cushions or planter pots. The Australian take on this style stays true to this trend with its muted, natural colour palette, all colours that reflect the Australian coastal landscape and bush. Organic hues such as those found in sisal, cane and bamboo are welcome additions to this fresh Australian take on such a classic American style. Whilst not as rigid in the blue and white colour scheme set forwards by Classic Hamptons style, there is many a subtle, chic nod towards it throughout Australian Hampton's style interiors.
Touches of wood and natural textures are integral to the Hamptons style look and for creating those fabulous beachy vibes. Here In Australia we have an abundance of incredible rustic hardwoods and natural textures and they are just perfect for creating this Australian, Hamptons hybrid. From untreated or recycled floorboards, native tree trunk stools and exquisite bamboo furnishings right through to the softest of merino fibres the Australian take on this look is everything the classic is and so much more. We really aren't afraid to bring the outside in, so think driftwood feature pieces, collected beach treasures, plenty of greenery, cane and rattan furnishings, rustic timers and sisal or jute floor rugs. Not only are these materials beautiful in themselves, they look even more exquisite when paired back with all the natural lighting that is the defining feature of Hamptons style and one of the most breathtaking things about the Australian landscape.
Accessories are used in the Hamptons style home to add personality, colour and to evoke that coastal feel. That said, traditionally Hampton's style interiors are fairly minimalist, uncluttered and styled with carefully considered sophisticated and timeless pieces. Surfboards are a classic beach look, adding some adventure to your home whether it is just for show or used daily at the beach. Nautical style accessories are also popular, boat oars, anchors and fishing nets can be used subtly to highlight that coastal element. An abundance of shells and plants keep that fresh feel and raw ocean vibes, keep to natural inspired tones, organic materials and this will highlight that relaxed Australian attitude!
Palm trees, wooden decking and hanging chairs, sound like a holiday? This can be your home. Taking on the Hamptons style will add that precious relaxation you get when you are away. Outdoor showers are always a good idea, practical and enjoyable in the Australian sun. Set up an outdoor dining setting for those long summer evening, use matching chairs and some elegant decor for the table top to add that Hamptons flare. Use organic textures through out, cottons, cane, linen and timber gives you lots of options in mixing up different styles without it seeming cluttered but staying true to the more relaxed Aussie coastal character.