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Hampton Style Homes – How to Achieve the Look

Jul 23, 2019 | Project Homes, Inspiration

Hampton style homes have become increasingly popular in Australia (and sought after by Australian home buyers), as relaxed seaside elegance is now synonymous with the longed for ‘Aussie beachside lifestyle’.

The Hamptons style

Perfect for our relaxed Aussie lifestyle, the Hamptons look is a carefully constructed aesthetic featuring classic design elements which come together to present a light, bright and sophisticated coastal vibe.

When executed well, the Hamptons look presents as beachy yet elegant, and provokes a feeling of being cool, effortless and calming.

Hamptons style is typified by light, oversized spaces, high loft ceilings and classic, muted colour palettes.

Taubmans Hampton Style Colour Palette
Image: Taubmans

The colour palette

One of the main aspects that defines Hampton style homes is their classic, neutral and calming colour palettes.

The colour palette of Hamptons style homes is always neutral yet crisp, with whites, creams, greys and blues being the main colours used to achieve the sophisticated coastal look.

Putting white and blue together always creates a coastal feel. However, the unique, refined and signature Hampton style look is achieved by selecting richer variations of the tones – such as a deep navy with a warm cream, or crisp white with a duck egg or grey blue.

Here at Mincove Homes, we work closely with trusted paint supplier Taubmans, who offer a range of exquisite tones that perfectly encapsulate Hamptons style.

Taubmans Hampton Style Colour Palette
Image: Taubmans

The exterior look and feel

Hamptons is a classic home design inspired by the beach houses along New York’s famous Hamptons Coastline.

As soon as you lay your eyes on the facade of Hampton style homes, you will notice classic and slightly nautical design elements that come together to create a modern look with timeless sophistication and elegance.

Hampton style facades exude a clean, fresh feeling whilst evoking the relaxing atmosphere that the seaside and crashing waves offer.

Mincove Homes Hamptons Facade

The exterior details

Hampton style facades will typically feature weatherboard cladding.

Giving Hamptons style homes their hallmark look, weatherboards create strong lines and provide classic, coastal charm.

TIP:  Whilst traditional timber weatherboards are prone to splintering and cracking in our harsh Australian climate, fibre cement weatherboards like Weathertex weatherboards allow you to get the Hamptons look – minus the maintenance of timber weatherboards.

What’s more, Weathertex weatherboards will provide a great level of insulation, keeping your home cooler in Summer, and warmer in Winter.

Taubmans Hamptson Style External Texture
Image: Taubmans

The cladding is where the beautiful rich tones come in externally. Typically, you will see exterior cladding of Hampton style homes in a muted tone such as off white, cream or pale grey.

If you’re game enough to be bold with your Hamptons style look, going with a strong navy tone for your cladding is the perfect way to create a striking chic yet coastal vibe.

No matter the colour of your cladding, the trick to achieving your Hamptons style exterior is to ensure that all of your finishes and trimmings are a crisp white.

A few other notable features that are typical of Hamptons style exteriors are gable style (tiled or Colorbond) roofing, stone features and large inviting balconies.

Light fittings are also a really important component of Hamptons style facades.

For external lighting on a Hampton style home, you can’t go past beautiful classic lantern style lighting. 

See an example of a beautiful modern lantern style light that some of our clients have chosen for their very own Hampton style homes here!

South Hampton Light Fitting
Image: Beacon Lighting

Mincove Homes’ Hampton style facades

Here at Mincove Homes, we have created our very own Hamptons style facades – ready for you to select and enjoy!

Our two beautiful Hampton style facades can easily be applied to each of our floorplans, using our easy 3 step free tender request system.

The interior look and feel

One of the first things that you will notice about the interior of Hampton style homes are large airy spaces, high loft or pitched roof ceilings, lots of natural light, and a real sense of indoor/outdoor living.

Bringing the outside in – the fresh, neutral Hampton style colour palette flows from the exterior inside, as does timber flooring.

Here at Mincove Homes, we have a vast range of floor plans that we have carefully designed to encapsulate the modern indoor/outdoor living lifestyle.

Indoor Outdoor Living Floorplan

View our vast range of floorplan options on our website.

You will often see clean, minimal Hampton style interior spaces brought to life with the occasional splash of grey and blue tones (and sometimes black) and raw textures such as timber and linen. You would be hard pressed to find any overly bright furnishings.

The interior details

Internally, the crisp, calm colour palette continues, and you will find that there is nothing more calming and elegant than a soft grey and white paired together to achieve the simple, classic Hamtons style look.

As mentioned previously, here at Mincove Homes we work closely with the colour experts at our trusted paint supplier Taubmans.

Taubmans have put together a beautifully inspiring compilation of modern calming coastal colour palettes to help your inspiration flow!

Inside a Hampton style homes you will usually see unique design elements such as timber wainscot wall panelling, dado rails, timber flooring, and over windows shutters or sheer curtains.

Styling will include lots of gorgeous soft furnishings – cushions and throw rugs, and country or shaker style cupboards and sideboards.

Mincove Homes Master Bedroom

Your Mincove Homes Hampton Style Kitchen

TIP: The kitchen, (also known as the heart of the home) is where you can really achieve the biggest style statement within a Hamptons style home.

Again in the kitchen, shaker style profile doors, a lovely light, fresh palette and some beautiful tapware will really make the space pop.

Here at Mincove Homes, we offer our clients this gorgeous ornate range of Hampton style tapware from our trusted supplier Phoenix Tapware.

The other quintessential Hamptons style kitchen look is a beautiful generous marble or stone bench top.

Caesarstone Stone Kitchen Mincove Homes
Image: Caesarstone Australia

Here at Mincove Homes, we work closely with Caesarstone Australia, who help us to deliver gorgeous statement making benchtop options to our clients!

For tiling and splashbacks, subway and herringbone are two of the most popular Hampton style tiles, whilst pressed metal is also a popular choice to complete the look.

There is nothing more Hamptons than a kitchen with white shaker cabinetry, subway tiles and a luxurious stone benchtop!

Finish with beautiful lighting

Now for the most important final touch that will really bring your Hampton style home to life.. internal lighting!

Mincove Hampton Style Kitchen Front

Internal light fittings are perhaps the most simple yet bold way to make a statement and complete your look.

For Hampton style homes, we just can’t go past these stunning black statement pendant lights from Beacon Lighting, which will instantly bring a modern luxe feel to your space.

The Hamptons style has caught on in Australia in a big way, and we can’t see the trend going anywhere!

With the range of beautiful new products that are available to us to achieve the Hamptons look in an Australian setting, it has quickly become the perfect relaxed coastal look for our lifestyle – and we don’t need to fork out 20 million dollars to achieve it!

Mincove Homes Hamptons Facade (Werri)

To have a chat with one of our friendly and experienced New Homes Consultants about your brand new Hampton style home, give us a call today on (02) 4256 0222.

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