The allure of Hamptons style transcends the sandy shores of Long Island, New York, and has become synonymous with relaxed sophistication and classic beauty. We (Rycon Building Group) understand the intrinsic elements that define Hamptons style interiors. We bring our expertise to the forefront to guide you in transforming your living spaces into havens of coastal elegance. This comprehensive exploration delves into each key element, offering insights and examples that reflect our commitment to creating timeless and sophisticated interiors.
Neutral Colour Palette
A light and airy colour palette characterizes the Hamptons style, and at Rycon Building Group, we recognize the significance of this foundational element. We recommend opting for a base of crisp whites, soft creams, and light beiges to infuse your living spaces with a fresh and inviting atmosphere. These neutral tones are a blank canvas, allowing other design elements to take centre stage while fostering a sense of openness.
In our experience, often our clients like to keep their interiors light and bright but also want to add interest to their spaces. This is where we recommend incorporating wainscoting. The added detail provides visible interest without compromising the overall feel, rather, elevating it.
Envision a living room adorned with white walls with wainscoting and cream-coloured furnishings, providing a serene backdrop that accentuates the timeless elegance of Hamptons style. The neutral palette creates a harmonious atmosphere and serves as a versatile foundation for layering textures and introducing accent colours.
Incorporating natural materials is a hallmark of Hamptons style, and we appreciate the importance of this element in achieving the coastal feel of the Hamptons. Think furniture and accessories made from materials such as timber, leather, wicker and cane.
Imagine your dining area featuring a beautiful timber dining table surrounded by woven wicker chairs, creating a warm, inviting space that seamlessly blends casual elegance with coastal charm. Using natural materials not only adds warmth and texture but also contributes to the overall relaxed atmosphere that defines Hamptons interiors.
Hamptons style interiors are characterized by classic and timeless furnishings, pieces with clean lines, subtle detailing, a nod to coastal and a touch of sophistication. Consider a living room adorned with a slipcovered sofa, button-tufted chairs, and an elegant timber coffee table with a nod to traditional styles.
The strategic placement of classic furnishings creates a cohesive and refined look. When designing your home, our designers have at the forefront of their minds, how the spaces flow. The placement of windows and doors is well considered to ensure not only the best use of space but also to showcase your prized furnishings.
Coastal-inspired homes often feature timber flooring, which we recognise as a popular option in Hamptons interiors. We prefer to specify engineered timber flooring, due to it’s low maintenance properties and allows for a more consistent overall look. Our interior designers will guide you in selecting the right colour and design, taking the stress out of making the decision from the myriad of choices. The versatility of this flooring allows for seamless integration with other floor coverings, such as natural, patterned rugs, enhancing the visual appeal of your living spaces.
Illuminate your space with statement lighting fixtures—a key element in infusing Hamptons glamour. We suggest considering chandeliers or pendant lights that provide functional lighting and serve as eye-catching focal points. Lighting can change the mood and feel of space and we believe creating a lighting plan is paramount. In conjunction with our dedicated electrical team, we will work with you during the design process to get the right balance. This helps make the selection process of your pendant lighting easy and less intimidating.
Envision a dining room with a stunning chandelier suspended above a timber dining table, casting a warm and inviting glow. The strategic use of statement lighting enhances the overall design aesthetic, adding a touch of sophistication and capturing the essence of Hamptons style.
Strategic Use of Patterns
Introducing patterns is a key strategy in Hamptons style interiors, and this is where we lend our expertise as specialists in Hamptons style to ensure the perfect balance. Classic Hamptons patterns include herringbone and subway. When considering tiling and flooring, we incorporate these classic patterns in interesting ways through either colour, texture or pattern design. We’re seeing a lot of our clients embracing bold and striking choice, especially in areas such as their laundry. A space that is not often seen, but is perfect to add personality and drama, whilst remaining classic throughout the remainder of the home. The choices can be overwhelming, but we are here to help and guide you throughout the selection process, allowing you to enjoy the journey.
Stripes, checks, and subtle florals can be expertly incorporated into your furnishings through throw pillows, rugs, or upholstery, creating a harmonious blend of patterns that adds interest without overwhelming the space. The strategic use of patterns enhances the character and visual appeal of your interior, contributing to the timeless charm of Hamptons design.
Infuse a hint of the seaside by incorporating nautical accents with blue and white stripes, reminiscent of the ocean, seamlessly introduced through stair runners, rugs or even wallpaper. In one of our beautiful projects in Blackburn, we incorporated a custom Roger Oates navy and white striped stair runner, to step up the sophistication and showcase the magnificent staircase.
Nautical accents evoke the charm of the seaside and contribute to the overall breezy and relaxed atmosphere of Hamptons interiors.
Open and Airy Spaces
Creating open and airy spaces is a fundamental principle of Hamptons style, and we excel in maximizing natural light and minimizing clutter. Our (standard) high ceiling heights, use of expansive windows/sliding doors and clever consideration to the orientation and floorplan of your home, capture all the natural light we possibly can.
We suggest using light coloured window treatments and plantation shutters to allow sunlight to filter through, creating a bright and inviting atmosphere. Keeping the decor minimalistic is key to achieving a clean and uncluttered look, contributing to the relaxed and sophisticated ambiance of Hamptons interiors.
From our perspective, Hampton style interiors encompass a meticulous approach to each key element. From the neutral colour palette that sets the tone for serenity to the strategic use of patterns that adds character, our expertise ensures a harmonious integration of elements that define the timeless elegance of the Hamptons. With a commitment to creating open, airy spaces infused with natural materials and classic furnishings, Rycon Building Group is your trusted partner in crafting Hamptons-inspired interiors that reflect sophistication, relaxation, and coastal charm.