As the Managing Director of Rycon Building Group, I have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of exterior lighting of Hampton style homes in Melbourne . Our team understands the intricacies of this iconic architectural style and the importance of lighting in bringing its timeless elegance to life. In this blog, we’ll explore the essence of Hampton style exterior lighting from our perspective, offering inspiring examples to help you illuminate your home with sophistication and grace.
1. Classic Lanterns:
At Rycon Building Group, we recognize the significance of classic lanterns in defining the Hampton style aesthetic. These fixtures, with their timeless appeal and understated elegance, serve as beacons of welcome for guests approaching your home. Lanterns with sleek lines, polished/striking finishes, and clear glass panels to create a sense of traditional charm that resonates with the essence of Hampton style.
In our Williamstown project pictured, is a pair of wall sconces flanking the front entrance, showcasing a beautiful statement lantern pendant – front and centre – casting a warm glow that beckons visitors and sets the tone for the inviting elegance within.
2. Nautical Accents:
Embracing coastal origins, we incorporate nautical accents for a touch of seaside charm. Think pendant lights with brass finishes/hardware or rope detailing, evoking the relaxed allure of beachside living. elements from rope detailing to timber/rattan finishes, infuse outdoor spaces with a sense of seaside whimsy and casual sophistication.
Example: In our Camberwell project pictured here, the use of brass nautical shape sconces adds a touch of elegance whilst encapsulating the traditional look and feel that is synonymous with Hampton style.
3. Sconce Lighting:
Sconce lighting serves as a versatile option for illuminating Hampton style homes, blending practical illumination with decorative flair. Fixtures with clean lines, geometric shapes, and matte finishes to offer a contemporary twist on classic Hampton style. Mounted beside doorways, garage doors, or along exterior walls, these sconces add a touch of sophistication and visual interest to outdoor spaces.
Example: Envision sleek, black metal sconces with frosted glass shades adorning the exterior walls of your Hampton style home, providing both illumination and architectural refinement. As shown in our Surrey Hills project.
4. Coastal-inspired Lanterns:
Embracing the coastal vibe of Hampton style, these fixtures, with their organic shapes, textured finishes, and rustic charm, evoke the weathered beauty of coastal cottages and beachside retreats. Whether suspended from a covered porch or placed atop stone pillars, coastal-inspired lanterns add a touch of relaxed elegance to outdoor living spaces.
Example: Envision oversized lantern pendant light, like in our Camberwell project pictured here, a pendant light with rattan detailing suspended above your outdoor dining area, captures the essence of seaside living and infusing your gatherings with coastal ambiance.
5. Pathway/Garden Lighting:
To elevate the charm of your Hampton style home, consider strategically placed outdoor garden lighting. Whether opting for low-voltage landscape lights, solar-powered lanterns, or traditional bollard fixtures, we recommend choosing fixtures with a classic design that harmonizes with your home’s architectural style. Or choose fixtures that provide drama that seamlessly fade into the background but produce a beautiful effect
Example: In our Balwyn project shown here, we chose to discreetly place up-lighting to enhance this courtyard space, creating shadowing and interest for a touch of drama, perfectly complementing the timeless elegance of your Hampton style home.
At Rycon Building Group, we take pride in being specialists in Hampton style, and our expertise extends to every detail. By incorporating these inspiring examples of Hampton style exterior lighting, you can illuminate your home with sophistication and grace, transforming your outdoor living spaces into inviting retreats that exude timeless elegance and coastal charm.