BEACH CLUB STYLE

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It’s hard not to fall in love with Hamp­tons style: The clean lines, light open spa­ces and time­less colour palette evoke long, lazy sea­side days – even if your digs are nowhere near the beach.

With a huge num­ber of Aus­tralians em­brac­ing this style, the team at Porter Davis wanted to put a spin on the clas­sic look by cre­at­ing some­thing with a lit­tle ex­tra flair. En­ter Hamp­tons Beach Club – a sig­na­ture style cre­ated by Porter Davis, which is prov­ing to be one of the com­pany’s most pop­u­lar looks.

What is Hamp­tons Beach Club style?

The Hamp­tons Beach Club style main­tains the same clas­sic, time­less base of the tra­di­tional Hamp­tons look, yet with a unique dose of cool fac­tor.

“We play with an in­jec­tion of colour, lay­er­ing lush green­ery and adapt­ing the style for a more re­laxed and tran­quil feel – it is the per­fect re­sort-meets-clas­sic look,” Ko­raly Symeou, in­te­rior de­signer at Porter Davis, said.

Real es­tate agents, builders and de­sign­ers in Queens­land have wit­nessed in­creased in­ter­est in the Clas­sic Hamp­tons style and de­mand for the lush Re­sort look. In the past few years, both styles have con­tin­ued to gain pop­u­lar­ity and so the cre­ative team at Porter Davis com­bined the two to form a new ad­di­tion to the Re­sort in­te­rior – Hamp­tons Beach Club.

A typ­i­cal Hamp­tons colour palette al­ways fea­tures fresh whites and soft greys.

The Hamp­tons Beach Club style, mean­while, adds an in­jec­tion of soft blues, deeper vi­brant blues and yel­low ac­cents – think con­tem­po­rary flo­ral print cush­ions, stripy yel­low beach tow­els and chevron­style blue and white pat­terned bar stools. It’s re­laxed, laid-back and luxe, it’s chic-coastal decor at its very best.

“It’s an easy de­sign to work with and weave ad­di­tional colours into, which is ideal for any­one who likes to al­ways be on trend. This sea­son’s indigo blues and pas­tels would work well with this look,” Ms Symeou said.

Hamp­tons Beach Club is cur­rently ex­clu­sive to the Queens­land mar­ket.

FOUR WAYS TO GET THE LOOK 1 Fresh pops of colour

“Hamp­tons Beach Club evokes the tran­quil­lity of be­ing on a sum­mer es­cape,” Ms Symeou said. And what re­minds you of sum­mer? Fresh pops of colour that cre­ate a play­ful and re­laxed vibe.

If you’re try­ing to re-cre­ate this look at home, opt for a neu­tral base with ac­cents of sum­mery colours; think ca­nary yel­low hues, nat­u­ral ver­dant green­ery, nau­ti­cal-in­spired blues and teal-like tones.

2 Tell a story with tex­ture

Se­nior de­signer at Porter Davis, Ran­dall Pye, said this ver­sion of the Hamp­tons style was slightly more con­tem­po­rary. It’s also a style that al­lows tex­ture and ma­te­ri­als to reign supreme.

To com­plete the Hamp­tons Beach Club look, tex­tured, hand­made-look sub­way tiles, wall pan­elling, nat­u­ral tim­ber, white painted fur­ni­ture and linen so­fas should be used.

3 Look to beach clubs for in­spi­ra­tion

“For this style we took in­spi­ra­tion from the up-mar­ket lifestyle health clubs of the Hamp­tons beach ar­eas,” Mr Pye said.

“Our Hamp­tons Beach Club style soft­ens some of the for­mal el­e­ments and fin­ishes of Hamp­tons style and adds a con­tem­po­rary feel, sim­i­lar to what you might find in an ex­pen­sive beach­front club or ho­tel.”

4 Keep it time­less

“This look has proven pop­u­lar be­cause it main­tains the un­der­ly­ing beauty, style and class of a Hamp­tons home, but adds a mod­ern twist with slightly more con­tem­po­rary fin­ishes, ma­te­ri­als and de­tail­ing,” Mr Pye said.

“Our ver­sion is still time­less and el­e­gant but has a more re­laxed feel. Over­all, the Aus­tralian take on the Hamp­tons is more coastal and has a more re­laxed feel than your clas­sic Amer­i­can home. Just think of it as a lux­u­ri­ous beach house, with homage to clas­sic el­e­gance.”

Did you know?

The Porter Davis Queens­land team re­ceived their first Hous­ing In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion (HIA) win in 2017 for the best Bris­bane dis­play home in the over $500,001 cat­e­gory for the Mar­riott Grange with Hamp­tons in­te­rior, ce­ment­ing their place as best in class for Hamp­tons-in­spired de­signs and styling.

And more re­cently re­ceived an­other win at the 2018 HIA-CSR Queens­land Hous­ing awards for Best Dis­play Home in the $400,001 to $500,000 cat­e­gory for the Hay­man at the El­len­dale dis­play vil­lage, Up­per Ke­dron.

Porter Davis’ new de­sign cen­tre, World of Style has also re­cently opened in For­ti­tude Val­ley, al­low­ing you to ex­plore mul­ti­ple de­sign styles and de­cide ex­actly what fin­ishes you want in your new home.

The open­ing marks the sec­ond show­room for Porter Davis, fol­low­ing the suc­cess and pop­u­lar­ity of World of Style Mel­bourne.

The Hamp­tons Beach Club look con­sists of a time­less colour palette of fresh whites and soft greys.

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