When designing custom homes there are many trends you can choose from to incorporate into your brand new build. One of the most popular trends at the moment has got to be ‘The Hamptons Style’ which emits a coastal and relaxed feel throughout the home and symbolizes the lifestyle many Australians strive to achieve.
What defines the Hamptons Style?
There are many aspects that define the Hamptons Style which, ultimately, are incorporated to create a coastal and relaxed feel in a home. A home that is designed with the Hamptons Style in mind should be airy and open allowing the indoors to overlap the boundaries of your outdoor living spaces.
This can be achieved through an open-living floor plan where the home maximizes the use of natural light and neutral colours to great effect. The natural light and spacious design allows the home to flow while the neutral colours allow for a relaxed vibe. The main colours used are white, light grey and creams while adding a dash of black and tones of blue or green to really pull the coastal aesthetic together.
Hamptons Style Home Exterior
The exterior of a Hamptons style home should incorporate the same colours as the interior. This would be predominately light greys and whites with a possible splash of darker grey to define certain features in the home’s exterior and façade.
VJ Timber cladding is one of the main features of a Hamptons Style exterior. Decking in matching colours to the home is also a great way to add flow from the inside of a Hamptons Style home to the outdoors. With the addition of outdoor furniture to accent the coastal feel of the home everything is tied together in the spacious and airy design.
Hamptons Style Home Interior
The interior of a Hamptons Style home should be neutral at first but then accentuated with various features that bring the home to life. To achieve this, you want to start with furniture that looks easy going, comfortable and relaxing while still sticking to the Hamptons colour scheme.
You can broaden your colour pallete in your home from blues and neutral colours to green by incorporating indoor plants or pillows. Choosing palms and other coastal varieties will pull the whole look together in a fresh and vibrant way. Organisation is a key element in the Hamptons style, you should ensure that your home looks organised and not clutter filled. You can achieve this by incorporating Shaker style cabinetry, especially in the kitchen.
There are many other elements that also bring the Hamptons style together including mudrooms and butler’s pantries, which are becoming more popular in Australian homes due to their practicality. VJ wall paneling, dado rails and oversized architraves and skirtings compliment the walls of a Hamptons style home creating a classical air about the room.
Exposed rafters, timber floors and detailed timber balustrades and hand rails allow for the relaxed traditional style to shine through in all its glory allowing you to add classical and sophisticated furniture and fixtures to match including goose neck tapware and pendant lighting.