How to Design a Custom Hamptons Style Home in Brisbane

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The Hamptons style design trend is extremely popular for new custom built homes in Queensland. Thanks to its timeless blend of coastal luxury, beachy tones and sophisticated use of timber, it looks like the trend is here to stay!

Inspired by the exclusive American beachside suburbs of the same name, the look is bright and breezy, with plenty of natural light creating an effortless coastal vibe. Cool, classic, and refined designs blend rustic, informal beach style to define Hamptons style. Chic blues, off-whites, wooden floors and panelled walls are just a few of the ways to design your new home as a resort-style retreat.

If you want to build a new custom home in Brisbane, with a complete Hamptons style, the following guide will give you a great staring point.

The Hamptons Colour Palette

The Hamptons style is renowned for it’s distinctive cool colour palette. Pick colours that are inspired by nature. Soft white, warm beige, turquoise, and cobalt blue go well together, while brilliant corals complement charcoal tones. Whatever colours you choose, whether moody, stunning, tranquil, or neutral, be sure to use natural textures to keep the Hamptons vibe alive.

Hamptons materials & textures

Natural materials, such as wood, stone, linen, and marble are a hallmark of Hamptons design. These textures can be found everywhere in your home, from the exterior to the interior, including furniture, surfaces, and finishes.

The light wood tones and panelled walls give off a beach vibe. A sun-bleached aesthetic can be achieved with washed-out accessories and colours, while a neutral-colored rug made of natural materials can make all the difference.

Coastal inspired furniture

An over-sized hanging egg chair and bench seat are the epitome of seaside charm. The Hamptons sanctuary is completed with the soothing grey facade and white fences, which contrast with the splash of brilliant green. Upholstery made of linen, wicker, and rattan are other excellent furniture options.

Finishing touches

The key to styling a Modern Hamptons home is to use a contemporary and creative version of the conventional method. For example, traditional hardwood and marble textures may be used in the bathroom and kitchen, but warm metal finishes with clean lines may be used to modernise the aesthetic. Instead of classic nautical prints and driftwood, consider a woven grass wall hanging or an abstract print in your preferred colour scheme.

Think about the entire house. Table lamps, cool lighting and chandeliers provide great focal points. In the bathroom, traditional style tapware, neutral colours and subway tiles or marble complete the look. Create a look that won’t date by combining antique and modern furnishings and fittings. The key is to strike the correct balance between coastal chic and modern elegance.

What’s The Next ‘Big Thing’?

In addition to Brisbane’s love-affair with the Hamptons design style, we’re also seeing a trend towards exploring other styles like Palm Springs, French provincial and mid-century modern.

Want to work with the Leafe Designer Homes to design and plan your custom Hamptons home? We build throughout Brisbane, Brisbane South Eastern Suburbs, Brisbane Southern Suburbs, the Redlands and Cleveland.

Discover more about Leafe Designer Homes and our experience in custom home builds here.  If you’d like to discuss some of your ideas with us, please get in touch with Ryan Leafe today!