Hamptons style is classic, sophisticated and high end defined by casual, relaxed beach living even in urban areas. The look is bright and breezy with plenty of natural light. Think Charlotte from ‘Sex and the City’ – wealthy New Yorkers escaping to the beach in summer.
Hamptons style is personified by simple light coloured linen covered furniture. Slip-covers in pure linens and naturals or white open a room and add light.
Wicker or cane furniture is a popular addition with colours varying from soft pastel blues, greens or contrasting browns and blacks to add interest. Natural oak timber furniture such as dining tables, coffee tables, display cabinets, entertainment units work beautifully with linens, and light colour homewares in Hamptons style homes.
The Hamptons style is fresh and interesting - by mixing old with new - for example old timber dining chairs with a new plain Oak table or add old shop signs and bottles which add charm and fun, contemporary art and large lamps.
A must add Hamptons decorating imperative is driftwood and shells displayed in glass jars throughout the house which gives you that unmistakable, up market Hamptons style you will love.