How to Hamptons Style your home
The Hamptons style refers to the laid-back, yet opulent homes of the New Hamptons area of New York State, where the city's elite escape the pollution and frantic pace of the city to this coastal oasis.
With our love of laid-back, the style has really taken off here in Australia, and with a move towards more sophistication in our homes and an increased interest in styling them to perfection, Hamptons style homes are here to stay!
To do Hamptons right, your house should feel like an elegant, luxurious escape, where you can completely relax, indoors and out. Yet the Hamptons style is actually quite flexible, and with our own addition of the coastal Aussie element, it is simple to create a classic timeless style that is right for you and your family.
Hampton style colour scheme
If you're wondering what colour to paint your Hamptons style home, the answer is simple: white, white, and more white!
Light airy spaces are the key to the beachy coastal cottage vibe, with accents of the blues, greys and greens of the ocean adding to the overall calming effect.
Your beautiful white-washed walls will naturally complement bare wooden floors and antique wooden furnishings.
Hamptons style fixtures and fittings
Known the world over, the Hamptons style home has become open to interpretation in different parts of the world, but there are some particular elements that really define the style:
A Pitched gable roof, Wide verandas, high ceilings and vast windows are a plus, but you really can make your current home work, by bringing in key features of the Hamptons style: White weatherboarding, plantation shutters, wainscotting and mouldings can all be added to you existing home to create the look, and even a simple coat of paint goes a long way towards a huge transformation.
Window seats can be added fairly easily and the addition of the Jaipur range of cushions in Navy or Dove Grey, creates a perfect comfortable corner to curl up and read a book during a lazy afternoon.
Hamptons style furniture
Classic luxury is the name of the game, and comfort is a key part of this. It has to look AND feel good. Hamptons style furniture should be of excellent quality, as the Hamptons home doesn’t change with new fads and fashions, but should be a curated space that tells a story of the people and families who live there.
Tables & chairs should be in raw or white wood or wicker to keep things simple and classic, and incorporating antiques or pieces of furniture that have been passed through the generations gives character to the space, making it feel homely.
Sofas and armchairs should be oversized and comfortable in sand, cream or greys & blues. Keeping a neutral palette really lets the soft furnishings do the talking.
At Weaver Green, we have a beautiful range of cushions, throws and footstools in soft greys and blues. From the gorgeous pale blue “Cornflower” to the slightly faded denim “Ink” colour way, to the bold Nautical “Navy”.
In grey we have the light “Kasbah Smoke”, and the gorgeous greenish hue of the “Dove Grey”. By layering classic prints and textiles, in classic Hamptons colours it is easy to create a luxurious comfortable retreat inside and outside your home.