The Hamptons are all about sophistication and simplicity. They are a place where natural light, openness and style meet. So, it makes sense Australians are using the signature Long Island address to inspire the design of their next home.
May 28th, 2020
Mention the Hamptons to anyone and they immediately imagine a beach-side chic that is cool, classic and casual. The architecture and the interior design make the most of the sun and the sand, and the romance of summer. They are all images that fit perfectly with the Australian way of life, and with the perfect Australian home. The timeless style of The Hamptons is fast becoming the design of choice for new homes, and leading Australian builder Metricon has created a perfect look to suit.
On the outside, homes such The Bayville exude The Hamptons. A gabled roof and slick weatherboard style dominate, and the verandahs start the process of merging the outside with the in. Soft, natural colours and large inviting windows complete the look, all of which are perfect for the Australian lifestyle.
But The Hamptons is more than just an external design – it’s an interior way of life as well. Kitchens are elegant, eclectic, classy and grand, and are built for the seaside lifestyle. Marble bench tops and country style cupboards bring an air of freshness that competes for space with the natural light. In main family areas, the white and neutral tones continue, making it easy to add your own personal touches.
The colour scheme usually continues to the living and leisure areas, with neutral furnishings and a splash of nautical metal or dark wood giving a nod to the two things both countries have in common. Deep wood floors stick with the theme, and offer a perfect contrast to cabinetry, walls and ceilings. Australians love warm colours on their floors, allowing them to mix beauty and relaxation.
No Hamptons design would be perfect without a master bedroom that ties it all together. Darker inky blue walls, light curtains and fresh white furniture help create a calming and quiet personal haven, just like The Hamptons themselves. And to top it all off, casual metallic lights and mixtures of light, dark and pattern pillows can create a timeless luxury full of 1920s grace.
The clean lines and elegant style of The Hamptons makes continuing the design into the bathrooms simple. Crisp white, marble benches and panels, and dark fittings and fixtures all embrace the classic affluence and grandeur of the location.
Visit Metricon’s Bayville display home at Brighton East in Melbourne to be truly inspired by what Hamptons style can mean for your new home. As soon as you step out of the car, you’ll feel the breeze coming off the coast, taste the ice teas and be emerged in the long afternoons of Long island.
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