To create the comfy, laid back, lived-in look popular in Hamptons interiors, we suggest choosing sofas and armchairs which are oversized and plush – but have tailored elements. Deep-seated or wide-cushioned sofas with piped edges are popular picks, along with button-tufting details which add a tailored aesthetic.
As for buffets, sideboards, bookshelves and tables, natural or white-painted timbers are the go-to, with a curated collection of accessories on top to show off your decorating chops.
A magnificent kitchen is at the heart of many Hamptons homes, and its marble island bench is often a feature. If your budget doesn’t stretch to a new marble kitchen, choose smaller marble furniture items – such as side tables or consoles – or marble trays, coasters or other accessories to get this luxe look for less.
Oh, and scatter cushions are everything – and everywhere. Hamptons is not a minimalist style, it’s about maximum comfort, touchable texture and creating the ultimate relaxing retreat.
Accessories are everything
The accessories you choose will help tie the look together. Fortunately, when it comes to Hamptons style, there are a few icons to include to nail the look. Large lamps in shades of navy, white, silver and black often feature, along with nautical ornaments, shells, ginger jars, large vases and woven storage baskets.
Natural fibre rugs, such as jute and sisal, are classic Hamptons picks, along with patterned styles in the usual shades of white, grey and, of course…blue.
While ocean-inspired designs – fish, anchors, shells and boats – are safe choices for accessories and cushions, Hamptons style has evolved so there’s no reason you can’t experiment with prints, patterns and pieces which go beyond classic coastal designs (so long as you stick with the colour scheme) – especially if you’re creating your Hamptons haven miles from the nearest beach!