19th January 2015
Hamptons style is very much inspired by the ocean and a Hamptons style bedroom should have a calm and soothing palette while retaining the subtle sense of glamour that this style is all about.
Mix different textures like the glass lamp and glass droplet chandelier (below) with a rattan covered stool and mother of pearl topped bedside table. Then layer subtle colours that are reminiscent of the sea – blues, greys and whites – and accessorise with a statement mirror and pretty metal candle holders. And you’ll have a soothing sanctuary which feels fresh and light with that Hamptons touch of glamour.
I’ve been collecting Hamptons Style images here on Pinterest for a while now so do follow me for ongoing inspiration. And if you’d like me to design a Hamptons style bedroom for you or you would like to source any of these items, please get in touch.
7th August 2014
This post is the first in a series about designers and style icons who are both inspiring and influential.
I’m pretty confident that they will inspire you too – so if you are ever in need of ideas or inspiration for your home, you know where to come!
The first design company in my roll call of elegant fame is the New York based Chango & Co which was founded by its Creative Director Susana Simonpietri in 2009.
Feast your eyes on my illustration of the kitchen of this drop dead gorgeous East Hamptons beach house, reimagined by Chango & Co. Can’t you just smell the ocean?
And you simply must click here to see the rest of this amazing East Hamptons beach house in soothing neutrals with classic accent colours.
Of course this summer home is just one of Chango & Co’s inspiring transformations which you can see on their website – and be sure not to miss the before and after pictures. I’ll leave the superlatives to you!
As you browse Chango & Co’s classic and elegant body of work, I’m sure you’ll spot the other aspect of their design that is just so appealing – their instinctive ability to create spaces which are inviting and ‘real’. Spaces you can imagine actually walking into and living in. Not just spaces that look great (they do – and how!) but spaces that you know will feel as good as they look.
And that’s the best kind of design.
18th October 2013
A certain television programme has brought Hamptons style to the fore very much and the sets of ‘Revenge’ seem to attract as much attention as the somewhat ludicrous yet enthralling plot lines. ‘Grayson Manor’ is the scene of many a denouement in the plot but for those more interested in the elegant furniture, here’s a moodboard that sums up this style which is both glamorous yet pared back at the same time. You can follow my Pinterest board dedicated to this style of interiors if you’re a fan and if you’d like to contact me about introducing some Hamptons style to your home, I’d love to hear from you.