Interior Inspiration from The Hamptons
America’s iconic Hamptons are providing the inspiration for this Summers interior décor trends. Only the crème de le crème occupy the Hamptons, and they adorn the sunny island with pristine mansions and beach houses.
Inside, white, pale, dusty colour schemes are used to create effortless elegance alongside wood, marble and stone. Obviously, nautical themes are strongly present in Hamptons – style decoration, as is 18th century period features complimented with modern accents.
Here at James Samson, we’ve found some of this season’s best accessories to add that summer Hamptons touch to your home.
The living room is one of the most important rooms in the house; as it serves so many purposes. Enhance your living room like they do in the Hamptons, by harmonising furnishings and decoration. This classy 10 inch ribbon lampshade from India Jane in sophisticated shades of grey, has its colour reflected in this contemporary Crewel Blossom cushion cover from popular American homewares brand, West Elm. The pillow is a classic Hampton’s piece using a mix of sea colours – cool greys and rich blues.
Both are offset by the soft shape of the Newgate Dormitory clock, and all together they will give any reception room a calming, welcoming feel.
The Hamptons bedroom is the ultimate retreat. Surround yourself in luxurious spaces, fabrics, and use mirrors to reflect light and give your bedroom a facelift. This generous Albert over mantle mirror [ http://www.indiajane.co.uk/mirrors-prints/albert-overmantle-mirror-chalk ] is crafted in a classic Georgian style, which is a pretty yet not overly feminine addition to your bedroom.
If you’re looking for something a little different in the bedroom, West Elm’s Crinkle bed set [ http://www.westelm.co.uk/wrh-crinkle-duvet-cover-shams-b1390 ] adds texture and gives a classic style bedroom a modern update. Tie the two together with this Lord Nelson bust by Revival Arts of Bath, on your mantelpiece or cabinet, which will add a graceful and elegant air to your boudoir.
Everybody knows that the dining room is the party room. The only way to dazzle your guests this summer is with a Hamptons inspired twist to your party, so grab their attention with this jaw-dropping West Elm Capiz chandelier.
You don’t have to deck out your dinner table when this chandelier can be the centrepiece of your whole room! Its rich pearlescent colour adds texture and enhances the neutral Hamptons colour scheme. This piece is good all year round, dispersing light in summer and adding warm tones in winter.
Complement it with the Newgate Kings Cross Station clock. Newgate are an esteemed name in the world of clocks, and with its natural wood frame and roman numeral type face, the Kings Cross Station Clock is a perfect Hamptons style piece. Bring these two pieces to life with plenty of metallic colours and sparkle in your dining room, to create the ultimate Hamptons party room.
Even after the dining, you can relax with the family and guests over a classic board game, like Noughts and Crosses or a family favourite like, monopoly!
Make your study a relaxing place, with warmer tones and comforting patterned textiles. A perfect addition to your nook is West Elm’s Kite Wool Kilim rug, which you can teasingly run your toes through.
To keep your study private, treat yourself to luxurious linen and cotton window panels [ http://www.westelm.co.uk/linen-cotton-window-panel-ivory-h476 ]. These soft textiles will make your study inviting and calming, and the best place to get your head down to work.
Stay inspired at your desk with this Jane Austen bust by Revival Arts of Bath at your side. It has all the classic features of a key Hamptons interior décor piece, and add a touch of culture to your study.
Styling your home in the Hamptons way is easy – It’s all about simplicity. Start with a small palette of muted tones and use accessories to add accents and excitement to the room. The secret is to not go wild but to use striking pieces to full effect. What are your favourite tips / tricks or accessories for achieving the summer Hamptons interior style?