There are some aspects of the American way of life that Australians have been more than happy to adopt: Southern food, Black Friday sales and Netflix among them. In recent years, Aussies have wholeheartedly embraced Hamptons style house plans. Originating in beachside holiday homes for New York’s elite, Hamptons housing has proved timeless, inspiring designers for decades.
It’s also a seamless fit for the Australian way of life, with a luxe casual appeal, understated aesthetic and beachy vibes.
Signature Hamptons design elements
Gracious Hamptons architecture translates well to Australia: the extensive use of timber (or timber-look cladding in contemporary adaptations) and verandahs are not so far removed from our Queenslanders. So what are the elements of Hamptons style house design?
And now to the fun part: Hamptons interior design. You’ll need a restrained eye, as the feeling is all about light, natural, welcoming spaces that are cosy and inviting, but never overdone. There is some scope to steer your design to a more earthy feel, or take it to a more elegant aesthetic where chandeliers and mirrors set the scene. Design tips include:
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