“At KWD we are often asked to create a Hamptons-style home, however there are misconceptions about this type of aesthetic. Hamptons-style is often confused with American Coastal, so our first step at KWD is to drill down to work out what our client’s vision really looks like. A Hamptons-style is actually very formal, elegant, expensive and detailed (think Grayson Manor in the series ‘Revenge’), with dark timber floors, chandeliers, grand staircases, ceiling sconces and heavily panelled walls. Tasteful elegance is key, combined with a sophisticated coastal flavour. This opulent coastal style embraces the very essence of casual elegance with tasteful decor that mixes old and new with white or pale-toned walls.”
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Hamptons-style bedrooms often feature four poster beds and luxurious textured fabrics. Kate’s favourite piece for a bedroom is an ottoman at the end of a bed.
The landscaping of a Hamptons-style home is very important and the outdoor areas should carry a sense of formality. If space and budget allow, a pool house and swimming pool are perfect for this style of home.
Furnishings should be a mixture of tailored comfort and relaxed elegance – big bold lamps, glass pendant lights, large comfy fabric sofas and glass coffee tables are perfect. Mix with soft furnishings coastal colours - navy, duck egg blue, fresh white and soft greys.
Light-filled, open rooms with a strong connection between indoor and outdoor are classic Hampton-style life - French doors, classic multi-paned windows and skylights. Windows should be dressed with white plantation shutters or floaty floor-to-ceiling sheer curtains
Timber floorboards are a must for a Hamptons-style home - American or European oak natural boards create warmth or, when stained black, add a dramatic feel. Timber panelling, dado walls, shiplap and strapping add to the Hamptons-style feel, and detailed trims like architraves, cornices and skirtings are important.
Highly styled laid-back living is synonymous with Hamptons style. Wicker furniture, dark timber, soft fabrics and clean lines help to create a relaxed feel in a structured environment.