The Hamptons look is comfortable and laid-back, with a beachy feel – perfect for our Australian way of life. The look is versatile too and can work in both urban and coastal settings. You might choose elegant, traditional Hamptons styling for a city abode or a more relaxed and eclectic version of the Hamptons look for a beach side home. The Hamptons look works just as beautifully outside your home as inside. As a Wagga Wagga Builder we have seen the Hamptons style become more and more popular in this rural setting, with many of our clients choosing the Hamptons style home. So here are the key elements you need to create a Hamptons style facade.
Consider The Setting
There are different ways to apply the Hamptons look to your exterior, and the one you choose will largely depend on the surrounding landscape. You may choose, for example, darker colours and sleeker styling in an urban setting to fit in with the deeper tones of the street scape. A coastal home, on the other hand, may be better suited to softer, weathered tones and more intricate detailing.
No Hamptons-inspired exterior is complete without weatherboards. It’s perfect for evoking that classic, coastal charm the Hamptons look is known for. Scyon Linea Weatherboards are durable, low on maintenance, and provide clean horizontal shadow lines. You can apply it over brick and paint them.
Choose Neutral Colours
The seaside is a colour muse for the Hamptons look – think neutral tones such as white for trims, creams and light greys for cladding and accents of blue. A classic combination of pale grey cladding with white trims really brings the look alive.
Think Interesting Details
Capturing the quintessential essence of a Hamptons exterior is all in the details; embellish your facade with beautiful balustrades, window trims and pillars. Decorative window trims add the perfect finishing touch to a Hamptons facade. To boost privacy and light whilst staying true to the aesthetic, line windows with plantation shutters or sheer curtains.
Maximise Light & Airflow
A Hamptons home design is all about capturing light and views, and carefully positioned windows and doors are key features. Consider adding bi-fold doors to capture cooling breezes and blur the lines between indoors and out. Window size matters, take windows from floor ti ceiling to draw as much light and air in as possible.
Create A Warm Welcome
Decorative lighting will add interest and a soft welcoming glow to your Hamptons-style exterior. Think beautiful sconces or outdoor lanterns either side of the front door in materials such as brushed steel, brass or wrought iron. Be sure to opt for matte finishes rather than anything too shiny or reflective, which won’t work with this look. Choose from clear and frosted glass for fixtures – both can look stunning. And when it comes to light bulbs, choose ones that emit a soft, warm light rather than a bright white light, which would be too harsh.
Add In Gorgeous Greenery
Complete your Hamptons facade with appropriate landscaping. Rather than hardy Australian natives, opt for blooms that will soften the look of your exterior, such as magnolias, star jasmine and wisteria. Traditional white timber planters are a perfect complement to Hamptons-style architecture, and they’re the ideal shape for growing small fruit trees and vines, which look beautiful with this style.
The team at Hurst Homes stay on top of current design trends to ensure we can help you to create your dream home and cohesiveness throughout your home. With over 30 years experience building in the Wagga Wagga area, you can trust Waggas best builder with your dream home. Contact us today to get started with a free no obligation estimate.
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