There is no question that one of the most admired decorating themes in recent years is the Hamptons Style
. . . . and understandably so.
Who didn't fall in love with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton's Beach House in the charming and evocative movie classic
Something's Gotta Give ?
Inspired by the traditional coastal retreats of North/East America, we find in Australia, the term " Hamptons Style " is used as a broad description for a range of architectural elements and interior characteristics that, when combined, create a casual, relaxed atmosphere with a touch of sophistication.
An understated elegance that is timeless, but open to contemporary interpretation and ultimately captures the light and breezy, laid back elements of the Australian way of life we enjoy so much.
A FEW STYLING TIPS
Well chosen lighting is an essential element in designing a Hamptons Style home, contributing beauty and ambience as it draws out and enhances the qualities of the furnishings, textures and architectural features.
Subtle accents of table and floor lamps - Soften the moods of the rooms
The Intimacy of Linen or Metallic Pendant - Hanging low over Island Benches and Tables
Symmetrical Swing Arm Wall Lamps and Sconce - for bathrooms and beds
For those of us who love lighting, one of the secret pleasures of planning a Hamptons Home, is pondering all the beautiful possibilities to choose from and the charming results achieved when lighting is used to it's best effect.