Shall we do summer in the Hamptons this year…?
Our love of the iconic American movie and dedicated following of many infamous TV series, has led to the increasing popularity of re-creating the Hamptons Lifestyle theme in our homes. The Hamptons seaside villages, on the south of Long Island New York, are a popular holiday retreat amongst the rich and famous and were recently in the spotlight in the successful Revenge series. For many, the appeal of capturing the Hampton’s Lifestyle theme at home is the timeless and elegant look that is not only achievable on any budget but also flexible to seasonal accessorising. This classic style can be adapted to any home and lifestyle with its neutral palette and light, airy, casual feel. For a cool coastal Hampton's theme in your home, a visit to the new Vaucluse display home located at the Somerfield Estate, Keysborough will inspire your styling flair.
Carlisle Homes Interior Design Manager, Danielle Taylor, provides some decorating hints to capture the relaxed style in your home;
Stick to a neutral palette
The classic beach inspired look is best achieved by choosing a nature inspired colour scheme to create a light and breezy feel. Think shades of white, cream and sand with linen upholstered furniture to channel the signature sun-bleached look with a focus on luxurious comfort. From the moment you walk into the Hampton's themed Vaucluse display home you will be truly impressed with its calming neutral hues, accented by the use of dark tones in timbers and iron.
Balance old and new
A key feature of creating the Hampton’s style is the right injection of ’vintage’ to balance new and contemporary pieces and bring the theme together. Keep a look out at garage sales for some key furniture pieces for you to bring back to life with a bit of sandpaper and white wash. Books can also be a great and affordable way of accessorising in this theme. Why not pick up a few the next time you pass a vintage market or local op shop?
Whilst you may not be attracted to the exact styles of sofas and side tables, you could throw the odd coastal inspired cushion, from Spotlight or Early Settler, along with a luxury knitted throw rug on a contemporary neutral fabric sofa. A few inspired accessories on nearby coffee and side tables, which you might find at Provincial Living will add your personal touch to this classic look.
Artwork is ultimately where you can create and showcase your desired theme in your home. The use of coastal maps, shells, beach homes and beach views adorning the walls can truly embody the Hampton’s Lifestyle theme and create interesting focal points for your rooms.
The Vaucluse at the Somerfield Estate, Keysborough features two of the Script Chairs as seen in the popular Hampton's based television series 'Revenge' in the formal lounge room at the front of the home to accentuate the theme.
Make the natural light of your home a centrepiece by choosing sheer, flowing curtains to bring the outdoors in, incorporating iconic beachy and coastal style. In bathrooms consider white painted wooden venetians or plantation shutters to create privacy in line with the neutral fresh look. Introduce elements of nature with rustic oversized glass jars filled with sand, plants and shells or large candles to evoke the romance of warm summer evenings.
Achieving the Hampton’s Lifestyle theme in your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Danielle recommends taking inspiration from some of your own furniture, artwork, and sculptural pieces that have been collected over the years. Why not create a moodboard of your own as a starting point in designing and decorating your home? You can start any time, get all the family involved and enjoy the experience!
View the NEW Vaucluse at Somerfield Estate, Keysborough.
Display Centre Address
2-8 Olivetree Drive (Westwood Boulevard & Olivetree Drive, Off Perry Road),
Keysborough, VIC 3173
T: 03 8751 2208
Melway Map: 89 E12
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