In this week’s Interior Design Masters, we see Cassie, Kyle and Frank teaming up to design a holiday lodge with a “Hamptons beach house vibe”.
What do they mean by this? And how can you get the look in your home?
The Hamptons are a famous group of villages and hamlets on the Long Island coast of the USA. This upmarket holiday coastal area is renowned for its beautiful homes and ‘colonial-style’ interiors.
Do you love this look? Are you inspired by this week’s Interior Design Masters? If you’d like to get the Hamptons style in your own home, here are some ideas to get you started.
Create a Visual Mood Board
Firstly, pull together some images by looking through magazines, websites and interior styling photo libraries. When you have arranged them together, what aspect of the Hamptons look inspires you the most? Is it the colours, the choice of furniture or accessories? Take your time to plan, before you start designing your own space.
Hampton homes are known for their classic elegance. To get this look, choose traditional-style furniture and create a timeless decorating style.
A restrained colour palette of mainly neutrals, whites and accent blues will help achieve this feeling of serene sophistication.
This image shows how adding texture with soft furnishings and accessories helps create an overall look to this calming coastal vibe!
Pattern and colour should be used in moderation, to keep a sense of serenity within the space, as you can see in this relaxed living space.
The plain white curtains are deliberately understated so they don’t obstruct the beautiful ocean view.
The homeowners’ choice of a wooden floor and a textured blue armchair adds to the natural feel of this sitting room.
Hamptons kitchens are usually white and often include a breakfast bar and dining area.
When designing a Hamptons style kitchen, the key to successful styling is to add texture to the otherwise white interior. Choose Shaker style cabinets to get the look and then add layers of interest with natural-themed flooring, chairs, fittings, lighting and accessories.
In this image, glass pendants over the island provide stylish and practical task lighting and adheres to the interior designer’s ‘rule of three’. The more elaborate chandelier-style lighting is a great choice for over the dining table and adds to this Long Island look.
Create A Scheme Board
If you enrol on a course or workshop with My Interior Design School we will teach you the whole design process – where to start with a room scheme, how to choose a colour palette, the secrets to successful styling and how to use texture and pattern. And much more!
Our step-by-step online courses and face-to-face workshops will reveal the techniques and skills for you to master interior design.
When you’re ready, we’ll show you how to create a scheme board so you can showcase your choice of furniture, lighting, colour and accessories for your room design.
Take a look here at three student’s scheme boards which we think would be fabulous guest bedrooms in a holiday home:
On this board Dawn has collated a palette of blues in this monochromatic colour scheme, for a relaxed, calm feel to this bedroom design.
A student on Design Week (our 5-day, face-to-face Diploma course) created this fabulous board. A complete beginner, she learned lots of new skills and by the end of the week left full of confidence to style any room in a home.
What do you think of Laura’s bedroom scheme board? The blue and green colour palette, with a mix of patterns and texture and white-painted furniture give this room a relaxed, sanctuary-like feel.
This bathroom scheme created by our student Tracy who recently completed her online course with us, has a luxurious Hamptons holiday home feel, don’t you think?
The neutral tiles and paint colour, with good quality fittings and an understated design on the roman blind, creates a sophisticated bathroom design that would work well in any holiday home.
Are you ready to unleash the interior designer in you? Start here, we’ll guide you every step of the way with our online Interior Design courses.