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A collection of photos from our blog on tips for achieving the Hamptons look for your home

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HOME TOUR: LIVING ROOM - HOUSE of HARPER

Caroline blends her southern traditional roots with her love of straight lines and modern flare in this perfect mix of modern and traditional.

Modern Traditional Living Room1959

HOME TOUR: LIVING ROOM - HOUSE of HARPER

Caroline blends her southern traditional roots with her love of straight lines and modern flare in this perfect mix of modern and traditional.

New Hamptons Style and How to Rock it yourself at Home - TLC Interiors

The Hamptons style is new and improved, and in this post you’re going to see how to take this classic look in a contemporary direction.

New Hamptons Style and How to Rock it yourself at Home - TLC Interiors

The Hamptons style is new and improved, and in this post you’re going to see how to take this classic look in a contemporary direction.

House tour: Coastal-style cottage | Style at Home

A brand new all-season dream getaway dressed in classic coastal style captures the nostalgia of cottage living.

House tour: Coastal-style cottage | Style at Home

A brand new all-season dream getaway dressed in classic coastal style captures the nostalgia of cottage living.

House tour: Coastal-style cottage

House tour: Coastal-style cottage | Style at Home

A brand new all-season dream getaway dressed in classic coastal style captures the nostalgia of cottage living.

Entertainment Central in Orono by Gordon James

Entertainment Central in Orono by Gordon James

For homeowners who want to work and play inside and out, this Gordon James house has it all.

How to Hamptons: Tip #5 Wood is good. Wood furniture like this beautiful oak coffee table adds warmth to your space.

How to Hamptons Tip #5: Wood is good

Hamptons style is both earthy and luxurious. Natural wood is a great way to achieve this balance. The wood grain found in good quality solid wood provides stunning texture against a base Hamptons palette. It also gives a more romantic craftsman-made feel to furniture, in contrast to the flat-pack flock. We love the use of wood and other natural materials in this earthy yet luxurious space. Source: Midwest Homes Mag │ Design: Gordon James Painted wood works beautifully in Hamptons interiors…

How to Hamptons: Tip #5 Wood is good. Wood furniture like this buffet sideboard adds warmth to a Hamptons space.

How to Hamptons Tip #5: Wood is good

Hamptons style is both earthy and luxurious. Natural wood is a great way to achieve this balance. The wood grain found in good quality solid wood provides stunning texture against a base Hamptons palette. It also gives a more romantic craftsman-made feel to furniture, in contrast to the flat-pack flock. We love the use of wood and other natural materials in this earthy yet luxurious space. Source: Midwest Homes Mag │ Design: Gordon James Painted wood works beautifully in Hamptons interiors…

How to Hamptons: Tip #4 Include geometrical patterns like this beautiful oak coffee table

How to Hamptons Tip #4: Choose geometrical over floral

Fresh orchids are a signature element in most Hamptons homes. However, once you begin building in more flowers and floral patterns into your design, you begin to encroach on French provincial or country cottage territory. If you were after a Hamptons look, try using more geometrical patterns instead of floral patterns. Geometrical patterns add interesting focal points for an otherwise plain Hamptons palette. The geometrical pattern on this rug creates a sense of richness to this contemporary…

How to Hamptons: Tip #3 Pick a color that will pop up against a neutral base like this three seater sofa.

How to Hamptons Tip #3: Pick your ‘pop’ color

Ask a styling purist and they will say ‘blue’ is the mandatory accent color for a Hamptons home. The color blue pays homage to the ocean, a key inspiration for the Hamptons style that emerged from the coastal towns of island New York. Some of our favourite Hamptons interiors have traditional blue as the color of choice, as pictured here. Design: Megan Gorelick Nevertheless, contemporary Hamptons designs tend to provide more allowance for color choices. For example, variations to the…

How to Hamptons: Tip #2 Layer your neutrals. Start from a beautiful neutral base like this classic rolled arms chair and build your layers and texture from there.

How to Hamptons Tip #2: Layer your neutrals

Yes living in a Hamptons space might feel like you've died and gone to styling heaven, but it doesn't mean everything needs to be white! Neutrals such as off-whites, greys, browns and deep blues also complement Hamptons homes. Here are some inspiring interiors that ace neutral layering. Design: Tracy Lynn Studio │ Photography: Zack Benson Save dramatic colors for your accent pieces, but keep your anchor pieces like your sofas, tables, carpets and walls neutral. We love the color scheme used…

How to Hamptons: Tip #1 Be restrained. Use pieces with clean lines and an uncluttered look like this settee.

​How to Hamptons Tip #1: Be restrained

A beginner's guide on how to achieve a Hamptons look for your home