One of the more enjoyable aspects of renovating your bathroom is defining your interior style. The classic, feminine Hamptons look is a luxurious yet charming aesthetic for the bathroom.
This interior design style originated in North Hampshire, east of New York, when they adapted their own interpretation of a French provincial aesthetic.
Here in Australia, the look has further evolved into a more contemporary, fresh style with fewer antique French influences and with more greenery and a relaxed, coastal feel.
If you love the look and feel of the Hamptons interior or have Hamptons features throughout the rest of your home, use your renovating experience as an opportunity to create the ultimate bathroom. Here are a few trade secrets.
Duck egg blue and soft, muted colours and neutrals like taupe, grey and green are colours typically found in the Hamptons aesthetic. Woven baskets and timber elements add colour and texture with influences drawn from nature.
Natural light with white window treatments are typically used to enhance this style of bathroom. Use large mirrors and modernise the style with metallic fittings such as silver, gold or copper tapware.
Elegant and feminine
A white and gold colour palette has classical, French provincial roots and is a trademark of contemporary Hamptons style. You can never have enough white in a Hamptons interior.
Orchids are a luxurious way of styling your Hamptons bathroom. Hydrangeas also look great with this style.
You can allude subtly to a Hamptons’ interior style without being obvious. Using soft colour palettes, natural elements and the use of white in the trims, cornices and architraves will give the effect of the Hamptons aesthetic. Think feminine, luxurious and sophisticated, while at the same time pared-back and relaxed.
Sophie Hendry is a self-confessed interior design and renovation addict. She also works for Your Asset Renovations. Visit yourassetrenovations.com.au.