A Hamptons home is coastal living at its best – relaxed, stylish and perfectly suited to the Australian lifestyle. We visited Tick Hall, a quintessential Hamptons property at Montauk on Long Island, for inspiration on how to achieve this elegant, laidback look.
Verandah. The wide verandah of Tick Hall has the clean lines that are classic Hamptons, with beach house touches of blue in the cushions and Chinoiserie jar. For an exterior option that will withstand heat and moisture, a timber alternative such as weatherboards have the same appearance as timber while being ideally suited to the Australian climate.
Living room. Large, comfortable couches and early 20th century wall sconces creating soft pools of light make this living area a welcoming retreat. Keeping to a neutral palette and colour matching your walls inside and out will further create a harmonious flow from the indoors to your outdoor area.
Lounge room. Hamptons homes are synonymous with bright, light-filled spaces, and here the large windows let in the ocean views and make the most of the natural sunlight.
Staircase. White panelling lifts any heaviness in the grand staircase and sets off the beautiful William Morris wallpaper above. For features, try a termite-resistant timber alternative such as , which is also quick and easy to install. Nautical details such as the painting and ships model locate this home in its seaside setting.
Bedroom. This bedroom is sophisticated and traditional all the way, from the polished timber flooring and joinery details to the antique timber bed. The deep red walls are highlighted by the crisp white ceiling and trims. Internal feature walls can create a stylish contrast and bring in a seamless connection with your home’s exterior.
Kids’ bedroom. A child's bedroom under the pitched roofline has a built-in princess bed, with storage drawers underneath. Coastal colours of blue and yellow, along with diamond patterned floors, give the room a smart, beachy look.
Verandah. A signature feature of a Hamptons home is an outdoor living space, and here a partially closed in closed in verandah with overhead fan is perfect for alfresco dining or sleeping out on warm nights and listening to the ocean. For a family-friendly decking option, try an alternative to timber such as , which is resistant to damage from heat and moisture – kids can play on a safe, smooth surface without the worry of splinters and weakening boards caused by exposure from the sun or rain.
Garden. Hamptons houses are often surrounded by manicured gardens complete with charming summer houses and pavilions. Here, a rotunda in the garden complete with white balustrade emulates the house's architectural details.