How to Design Your Dream Hamptons Home

The word “Hamptons” conjures images of idyllic whitewashed houses and effortless coastal luxury. Inspired by the villages on the south of Long Island near New York, the Hamptons aesthetic is renowned globally as being the ultimate in clean, timeless elegance.

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The Hamptons style usually incorporates light and bright interiors with a sophisticated yet beachy vibe that is relaxed, calming and nurturing. The style originated as an American response to the French interior design styles Baroque, Rococo and Empire.

As the perfect fit for our coastal lifestyle, the Hamptons look has been adopted and tweaked by design-savvy Australians, who are taken with its combination of easy sophistication and coastal chic.

Here's your 'how to guide' to achieve a classic and timeless, contemporary or modern Hamptons home.

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Chelsea 42 Hamptons (On display at HomeWorld Marsden Park)

The Perfect Hamptons Floor Plan

The perfect Hamptons floor plan is up to you and how you want your home to function. 

At Hall & Hart, we take a custom design approach to every project. Your block may be a strange shape, sloping, on a corner…or you may simply be dreaming of something completely unique. We’ll make it happen!

Our award-winning, experienced team are dedicated to going the extra mile. With an incredible culture, the Hall & Hart team are just as invested in your dream home as you are! We only build around 100 houses a year – that’s a decision we’ve made so that we can personalise each and every one.

We’re adept at customising the Hamptons look for the Australian lifestyle and have built stunning homes which put their own spin on this sought-after aesthetic.

The Look

Create a Hamptons Look That’s Also Perfect for Your Family’s Lifestyle

True customisation means taking a 360 degree look at your family’s lifestyle and designing the ideal environment in which you can flourish and grow.

The Hall & Hart team will dig deep to find out what you really want from a home; whether that’s entertaining, a focus on privacy or outdoor living or even a music studio. Then we’ll build it for you!

 First, we’ll work with you on the design with our expert team of in-house Architects. If you love the Hamptons look, consider the following elements:

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Are a key part of the classic Hamptons aesthetic. It’s breezy and spacious, with French windows and doors that allow plenty of natural light. Create an indoor-outdoor flow for gracious entertaining, which the original Hamptons beach houses were famous for. Wooden shutters can be used to strategically direct light

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Distinctively Hamptons. Weatherboard adds clean lines that contrast beautifully with elegant white window frames and timber railings. Muted and natural tones blend into the coastal environment. You may choose contrasting window shutters in a darker colour such as charcoal to add character.

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Whether that’s in the floors, staircases, shutters or special touches around the house. The Hamptons look is all about natural materials, such as timber and carpets and rugs made of natural fibres. Don’t be afraid to play with textures and the colour palette by choosing different shades of wood.

 

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White is a quintessential staple of the Hamptons colour palette. Think of it as a foundation on which you can build as you choose. You can then select muted shades for a classic look or go for an updated aesthetic with blue-based greys or sophisticated black accents.

Step into Studio You and Make Your Hamptons-Inspired Selections

Studio You is where the magic happens! When you build with Hall & Hart Homes, you’ll have a dedicated interior designer to help you bring your vision to life, helping you make selections at our state-of-the-art in-house showroom.

Our standard inclusions include luxurious items from premium brands and choice you won't see with other builders. We often get complimented that our inclusions offer what other builder's consider as upgrades. Our range of selections is extensive and if there's anything we don't have, we will help source it for you!

Our designers will work with you to get your perfect Hamptons look, streamlining the process so that you don’t suffer from decision fatigue! We’ll help you make selections for everything from the kitchen to lights and switches. Great interior design is in the details; we’ll make sure your Hamptons look flows through every inch of the property.

A Hamptons Home in Freshwater

Having completed a number of knockdown rebuild projects on the Northern Beaches in North Turramurra, Killara, Allambie Heights and Wahroonga, to name a few, and in the Sutherland Shire our Hamptons designs are the perfect mix of relaxed, indoor, outdoor living, that suits Australia so well.

We are just in love with a gorgeous Hamptons home that we personalised for our clients in the plush seaside suburb of Freshwater, Sydney.


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External Features

Create a Traditional or Contemporary Hamptons Façade

 A Hamptons façade is sought after for its timeless, relaxed elegance. With its signature weatherboard panels, gabled windows with white frames and verandahs, it exudes coastal chic.

Whether you’ve bought a block of land or are undertaking a knockdown rebuild, Hall & Hart’s team will work with you to modify designs like our Chelsea, Ascot and Bedford homes to be in line with both your desired Hamptons look and to suit your block.

We specialise in difficult blocks of land; we’ll go the extra mile to make sure your vision is executed! Here are just a few of our Hamptons designs. If there is a particular look you are going for we can work with you and identify the best custom design approach to achieve your personal style.

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 What’s the Classic Hamptons Palette?

When you think of the classic Hamptons house, you probably think of a very crisp white and grey colour palette.

However, you may prefer to modernise the aesthetic, by adding geometric patterns and vibrant injections of natural timber and stone materials for a contemporary, Australian take on the traditional Hamptons look. You can also add black accents for a modern feel.

Hall & Hart’s team can inspire you with ideas for your own Hamptons home. Visit our Hampton homes at HomeWorld Box Hill and Marsden Park’s display homes and talk to us about how you’d like to tweak the designs for your own family’s needs.

Our new Bedford display home at HomeWorld Box Hill shows a contemporary Hamptons design. The colour palette is a very crisp white and grey, with geometric tiling patterns. There’s less focus on traditional Hamptons features, with a vibrant injection of natural timber and stone instead.

The overlapping shades of grey and white throughout the home are broken up by both the geometric lines and the joinery and tiling, giving the home a contemporary feel.

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Bedford 33 Hamptons (On display at HomeWorld Box Hill)


Put a Contemporary Twist on Classic Hamptons With Darker Tones


The Hamptons look might traditionally be neutral, with whites and creams, greys and blues dominating. While you may opt for this lovely look, you might also crave a more contemporary, edgy feel.

Using a darker colour palette and tones like charcoals or smokey black will add interest, as well dark greens and indigo. Don’t be afraid to experiment!

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Allow Our Expert Team to Help You Achieve Your  Perfect Hamptons Look

 Talk to our team about what your vision of the Hamptons look is and how you’d like to customise it for your Australian home. Our designers and experts at Studio You will help you customise the design. We have a broad range of selections included in our standard packages and can source almost anything for you.

Internal Features 

What Internal Features Make a Classic Hamptons Home?

Inside a Hamptons home, the colour scheme is often a neutral palette, with vivid white a common hero colour that makes the entire space feel light and airy.

Many elements come together to create a style that’s elegant yet fresh and relaxed. The ultimate Hamptons home might feature white walls and timber floors with signature colours such as soft green, whites, teal and cream.

Timber is a huge feature – along hallways and staircases and in detailed trims, such as cornices and skirting.

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Our Chelsea home is “Hamptons with an Australian twist” and the staircase is real feature.

While a timber balustrade is quintessential Hamptons, the Chelsea’s staircase uses a powder-coated balustrade, with a timber handrail to match the timber treads. It’s a beautiful Australian touch which is also more affordable.

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What Furnishings Should You Choose for a Hamptons Home?


Another feature often associated with Hamptons interior design are layers of natural fibres and textures such as linens and rattan. Jute and sisal rugs are a beautiful way to create a feeling of easy coastal luxury.

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Wicker furniture, navy and white cushions, touches of inlaid seashells and jugs of wildflowers all create a stunning Hamptons feel.

Our experienced interior designers will help you make the right selections for a Hamptons feel, everything from the bathroom taps to the kitchen and lights.

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They’ll also help you ensure the Hamptons aesthetic runs through the whole house, from the inside to the outside.

Stunning Hamptons Transformation

Be inspired by this incredible Hamptons-look home built by Hall & Hart in Sydney. We recently helped our client Robyn Llewellyn bring her dream Hamptons home in Northbridge to life, with special touches that complement her family’s lifestyle to a tee.

Robyn’s journey and the exceptional results have been captured by Home Beautiful magazine on video and featured in the magazine.

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The Llewellyns chose our impressive Hamptons-style home, The Elyse; a design which gives clients a lot of flexibility with the floorplan. It’s ideal for Australian living, with a gorgeous sense of space, light and a natural indoor-outdoor flow.

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We worked with Robyn to establish that quintessential Hamptons feel of space and light. For example, the grand entrance opens into an impressive atrium, with a sweeping staircase.

The open plan kitchen leads on to a family room with a double-sided fireplace for extra ambience in winter. It’s a true ‘Entertainer’s Kitchen’, complementing the alfresco area with a servery window and wraparound cooktop.

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 The Llewellyns heavily customised the upstairs living areas, modifying the plans to suit their lifestyle. For example, they moved the master bedroom to the rear of the house to optimise the beautiful views.

Do you need more Hamptons Inspiration?

Pinterest is great source of visual discovery where we showcase all of our completed and display homes. Visit the Hall & Hart Pinterest page and save your favourite pins from our Hamptons Dreaming board to create your own.

Your digital mood boards are a great starting to place in capturing ideas on how you envisage your Hamptons home to be.Hamptons Dreaming board

 

Start Your Hamptons Journey Now

If your ready to take the next step fill out the form below and our friendly, expert team will be in touch and together we will design your dream Hamptons home.

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