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Why Australians Love Hampton Style and How You Can Get It

Why Australians Love Hampton Style and How You Can Get It

Many of us Aussies have a deep appreciation for nature. Because of our laid-back culture, our sprawling beaches and great outdoors, we value homes with natural flow to outdoor areas. The Hamptons aesthetic, popularised by the summer getaways of New York City's rich, has made its way down under. It's a tried-and-true style that has stood the test of time, complete with a high-end polish but an easygoing vibe. Its relax vibe and abundance of options make this style extremely adaptable and approachable.

Some defining characteristics of this design aesthetic are an abundance of natural light, a predominately white colour scheme designed to convey a sense of spaciousness, and the use of toned down blues and greens. White-painted timber cladding and wooden or stone benchtops are showcased, along with accent pieces made of timber, woven cane, ceramic, and stone. Cane baskets and white dinnerware in open shelving are trendy additions to kitchens outfitted with Shaker-style cabinets.

White is essential for the Hamptons aesthetic, as is careful consideration when choosing the other colours and accessories to complement it. Once you've committed to the look, you'll start to notice the nuances between white, cream, off-white, and ivory. If you're feeling adventurous try something a bit different, like a dark concrete-look floor tile or a grey tile backsplash. You can add a lot of your own spin to the classic Hamptons look without sacrificing its integrity. 

Tile selection is a crucial part of achieving that classic Hampton look. Our Santorini and Manhattan subway tiles offer the timeless kitchen splashback and bathroom walls, while the Hive and Lantern ceramic mosaics range create a more unique approach. For the floor, you might consider our affordable Essen and Key West collection. Alternatively, try something bolder with the concrete look of our Berlin or Brooklyn collection.

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