Hamptons style will never date
HAMPTONS style is the talk of the town in 2017 and particularly in Queensland. Our heritage and colonial-style homes, and of course our signature Queenslander, lend themselves perfectly to a Hamptons-inspired renovation.
And while it’s on trend now, this style has been popular for decades due to its classic and traditional approach. Hamptons influence is no one-hit wonder, and it will continue to be a prevalent style well into the future.
They say kitchens sell houses. I’m not sure who “they’’ are, but I most certainly believe them. When it came to redesigning our kitchen I wanted to do justice to its traditional styling while ensuring the kitchen remained the hero of the home.
While there are numerous variations of a Hamptons-style kitchen, I had a clear vision of the design elements I wanted to draw from to best complement our home.
Hamptons style can be an eclectic mix of old and new, which is one reason I love and appreciate it so much.
There are plenty of quintessential traits that are the mark of a Hamptons kitchen to choose during the design process, without forgetting big hero pieces.
Yes, the saying “less is more” has its place, but not in a Hamptons kitchen.
These signature finishes include white subway tiles, white marble or stone, butler’s sink, and shaker-style cabinetry. With
‘‘ Hamptons style can be an eclectic mix of old and new, which is one reason I love and appreciate it so much.
these elements as your foundation you can tailor your kitchen with modern touches by adding contemporary handles and lighting and simple cabinetry.
Or keep it traditional like mine by adding antique cup pulls, nautical yet classic pendant lights and more intricate cabinetry with the faux mantel overhead cabinetry and turned leg detailing. The pendant lights, large stone splashback and faux mantel are the hero pieces in my kitchen, and they receive the most comments from visitors. I also feel these pieces complete the space and look.
Installing floor-to-ceiling cabinetry not only offers us more storage space but also takes advantage of our high ceilings, giving the kitchen a sense of grandness and elegance.
It’s fortunate that Hamptons style is on trend right now as it’s versatile and can be tailored to suit most budgets. For example, you can purchase a Villeroy and Boch butler’s sink for $2600 or something similar from Ikea for $299.
You can source custom-made two-pac cabinetry for a luxury look, or something ready in store in a vinyl wrap for half the price. Whether you decide on a modern Australian twist or keep it traditional like mine, I believe you’ll enjoy many years from your Hamptons kitchen and have comfort knowing that it isn’t going to date.
◗ The complete Hamptons-style kitchen.
◗ The cabinetry and fridge area before the renovation.
◗ Hamptons-style shaker cabinetry and tile detail.
◗ The 20-year-old kitchen before the renovation.