How to perfect a “Modern Hamptons Style” from the inside out with Shaynna Blaze
If the beach is your happy place, you might be wondering how you can add sunshine and sand to your very own home. A Hamptons style home interior is a simple step — jute rugs, rattan textures, and linen around the place can certainly make your house feel like a bonafide holiday home.
But if you’re looking to take the beachside theme one step further, you might consider building a beach-style house from the ground up. A Hamptons style home can add an everlasting touch of rest and relaxation to your days with neutral colours and all natural-elements.
In this blog, Australian interior designer and brand ambassador to Montgomery Homes, Shaynna Blaze, shares some tips on how to perfect the “Modern Hamptons Style” from the interior design to the facade, so you can start to envision your future home.
What is Hamptons style?
The Hamptons style combines beachside living with classic country comfort. Featuring an open-plan interior design, Hamptons style homes are airy and spacious, offering lots of large communal areas where families can meet for a meal, where loved ones gather for a special occasion, or even just a TGIF cocktail with friends!
Hamptons style homes are often complemented with beachy colour schemes — light and bright with whitewashed walls mixed with natural textures like jute, rattan, and linen.
Creating an understated sense of elegance and relaxation, the Hamptons style will make you feel at ease from the moment you walk through the door.
Hamptons Style Home Interiors with a modern Twist
The kitchen truly is the heart of the home. Here, you’ll make memorable holiday meals, gather with friends for casual canapes on a Friday afternoon, make bacon and eggs for your family in the morning, and pack school lunches for years to come.
For a Hamptons style interior design to last a lifetime, Shaynna recommends opting for a neutral colour palette of soft grey and bright white cabinetry. This can bring a sense of freshness, relaxation, and calm to any kitchen!
To add a modern spin to the traditional Hamptons colour scheme and design, shake things up with statement matte black accents through tapware and furniture.
Many traditional bathroom designs take on a whitewashed “seaside” or “aquatic” theme, but a Hamptons bathroom design can take a traditional look and add a contemporary beachside twist.
With Shaynna’s recommended grey and white colour scheme, you have a solid foundation to experiment with your own sense of style. Think unique patterned tiles, low maintenance indoor plants, and soft, sandy-coloured towels for comfort in winter.
Hamptons Style Facades
The look and feel of your Hamptons style facade can dramatically impact your mood the second you step inside. With this in mind, choosing the right materials — whether you have a Hamptons, contemporary, or traditional style — is crucial.
Hamptons style facades often have a seaside feel with clean lines, calming neutral colours, and the sensation you’re sitting mere metres away from the sand and the rolling waves of the beach.
According to Shaynna, Hamptons style facades should have neat, tidy cladding along the exterior with decorative battens and balustrades.
How to choose your materials
Aussies love traditional cladding for their facade. Available in a wide range of styles and colours, Hamptons style cladding is a wonderful way to add character and texture to your facade.
However, Shaynna also recommends Moroka —a durable exterior acrylic designed to give a medium profile effect — to add a contemporary, rendered look to the surface of your facade.
Timber or cultured stone battens and balustrades can add warmth to your facade, making a memorable feature for your all-important street appeal. To add to these natural textures, consider what kind of door you’d like to represent the entrance of your home.
Shaynna recommends timber for an organic yet refined aesthetic, brushed aluminium for an industrial and contemporary look, or painted timber to showcase your unique sense of style.
How to choose roof materials
One of the most important considerations for your facade is the roof materials. More than half of your facade is made up of the roof, so choosing the right roofing material is vital.
Tiles are the traditional choice for creating a classic Australian aesthetic. However, Colorbond roofs are the quintessential Australian material creating clean, neat lines to achieve a modern look for your coastal Hamptons style home.
Plus, if your home is beachside, Colorbond provides five layers of protection for corrosion resistance and a topcoat to prevent cracks, chips, fading, and rust. Available in a wide range of colours, you can choose roof colours alongside your Montgomery Homes design consultant — no style is too outlandish.
Talk to our design consultants about the possibilities for your coastal Hamptons style home today
With a Hamptons style home design, you’ll feel like you’re on a summer holiday all year long. Shaynna has provided the building blocks for a stunning Hamptons style home interior and facade — so how will you spin her designs into your own personal paradise?
At Montgomery Homes, we have an experienced team of design consultants on-hand to help choose the perfect colour schemes, finishings, and textures to make your Hamptons house a home. We’ll walk you through our Selections Gallery in Sydney or Belmont, where you can see and touch the materials for your brand new home.
Then, we’ll help you choose the perfect colour scheme and finishings to make your Hamptons style home a reality. Get in touch for a consultation today!
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