Hamptons style looks set to stay. Hallmarks of this east coast American style include a palette of soft white and blue hues in a sophisticated beach style of painted timber, rattan and neutral linens.media_cameraSeaside prints in classic white frames from Oz Design Furniture look great on white timber wallsWhat is it about this particular style that has homeowners in a fizz?Oz Design’s head of homewares buyer Paula Cincotta says the clean, white lines championed by the Hamptons is a look that is celebrated in Australia.Our beach culture lends itself to this trend quite easily, and buyer demand has pushed it to the top of the trend chain.media_cameraThis room by Oz Design Furniture ticks all the right boxes in its use of colours and materials“This Hamptons trend is so popular in homewares and accessories because it is a classic, timeless style that is easy to create using staple interior pieces,” she says.This look is predominantly white and is the perfect backdrop to decorate with every shade of blue from duck egg through to indigo, natural handcrafted baskets, organic shapes in vases, coral accents, soft greens, textures of white and neutral tones.media_cameraWoven elements such as this Neue Blvd cane cake stand balance out the more formal elementsHamptons decor is all about layering and natural materials.Bed linens in soft greys and whites, baskets and cupboard doors in rattan and weathered natural materials such as stone and shell all work well with this style.If you’d rather keep surfaces less cluttered, sea-inspired prints work well for walls.White is the obvious choice for painted walls, often offset by warm timber floors covered in woven wool or sisal rugs.media_cameraTake the summer holiday vibe further with a drinks trolley from Neue BlvdFor larger pieces of furniture, size does matter. Go for oversized lounges with deep, inviting seat cushions for extra comfort.Despite the coastal vibe, there’s a little bit of formality at play here too so don’t be afraid to introduce an upholstered ottoman or bedhead.Joinery is often characterised by panelling and drawers finished with traditional handpulls, which defines the Shaker-style kitchen popular with this look.With quite a lot of white and glass featuring in this homewares style, beware that Hamptons-inspired products will probably require some maintenance.media_cameraThis whitewashed rattan chair from Oz Design Furniture epitomises the soft formality of the look“We encourage our buyers to look after their products with a damp cloth,” Paula says.“With a little care, white or glass furniture is often the easiest to maintain. I will often use a soft cloth to remove the dust and then finish with a similar coloured slightly dampened cloth to pick up any remaining lint or dust.”Neue Blvd founder and director, Christie Turvey, says Hamptons style is such an enduring look that it’s worth investing in a few basic cleaning cloths to keep your furnishings and homewares looking good.“When it comes to white hues and glass tables, the best tip will be to dust them regularly with a dry microfibre cloth,” Christie says.“Our neutral colour palette of homewares and accessories are designed for easy living and outdoor entertaining.”media_cameraGold accents add to the low-key luxe feel. Neue Blvd Kivita Crystal coasters Top tipsKeep shades of blue light with the occasional indigo accent. Given its coastal roots, this look relies on access to good natural light. Keep window dressings simple. Use timber, rattan, linen, wool and sisal to provide much-needed layering. Keep a formal touch to your upholstery. This is what sets it apart from casual coastal style. Think coastal. You can totally get away with prints of shells on the wall.
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