Inspired by the laidback old-world elegance of the classic Hamptons style yet with a chic contemporary twist, ‘Hamptons Haven’ is a sophisticated new Early Settler collection coupling some timeless favourites with a range of modern new homewares.
“The concept behind the Hamptons Haven range is the timeless look of the Hamptons with its luxurious coastal charm,” says Early Settler homewares buyer, Mamta Johal.
“Yet this stunning style combines classic decorating with fresh and inspired new tones and motifs to offer a contemporary twist.”
5 tips to get the Hamptons look at home
1 Start with a neutral colour scheme, such as white on white, creams or beige, accented with pops of tranquil sea blues.
2 Anchor your rooms with classic furniture, such as a large dining table or sumptuous sofa in a natural linen or royal blue velvet.
3 The Hamptons style is all about contrasting laidback and luxurious elements, so pair furnishings made from natural timber, linen, marble and velvet.
4 Select a few fancy accessories to create a high-quality vibe, like some blue ceramics, elegant vases, antique-style wall clocks or even a statement chandelier.
5 Unite indoor and outdoor living by bringing the style out to your deck, too, with some wicker furniture, colourful cushions and coastal accessories.
Effortlessly elegant, classic and cool with its creamy linens, plush velvets and tranquil blues, the Hamptons style is increasingly popular in Australian homes and it’s not hard to see why.
This elegant aesthetic originated in the Hamptons, a string of seaside communities on the east coast of the USA. Less than two-hours’ drive from Manhattan, this location has long been a vacation destination for wealthy New Yorkers to unwind over summer in their lavish coastal houses that pair laidback and luxurious so beautifully.
“To create this look, choose colours drawn from nature, along with coastal and beautiful wooden furnishings, timber floors, nautical elements, fine blue-and-white ceramics and a touch of rattan.” — Mamta Johal
The Hamptons look is relaxed and refined, defined by light and calming interior spaces, a soft muted palette of whites, beige, light grey and nautical blues, oversized furniture in plush fabrics such as linen and velvet, coastal motifs and a few opulent accessories. The Hamptons Haven collection reflects a shift away from pink hues to more blue, cream, white and light grey tones.
“To create this look, choose colours drawn from nature, along with coastal and beautiful wooden furnishings, timber floors, nautical elements, fine blue-and-white ceramics and a touch of rattan,” says Mamta. “The style should make your home feel like a retreat from the world, creating spaces that are relaxing, stylish and a little bit luxurious.”
“The style should make your home feel like a retreat from the world, creating spaces that are relaxing, stylish and a little bit luxurious.” — Mamta Johal