The Complete Guide to Hamptons-style Interior Decorating

Hamptons Style is natural, elegant, considered and welcoming, inspired by the beautiful beach houses in the region of Long Island in the USA, known as The Hamptons.

This style is the ultimate in sophisticated casual coastal living. Whitewashed walls are adorned with abundant natural light. To anchor the space, furniture choices are often painted in contrasting colours of white, navy, black or natural timber. Open cabinetry acts as the perfect surface to display your decorative objects of photo frames, shells and coral, books and sentimental objects.

The Hamptons style colour palette for decor and soft furnishings are a play of neutrals, blues and sea & celadon greens with fabric choices of washed cotton, natural linens and calico, in combinations of plains, stripes and floral hand-blocked prints.

For a step-by-step guide to creating the ultimate Hamptons look explore our guide below and shop the style online.


    • Colour Palette; Shades of white, dark timbers, indigo, celadon greens and duck egg blues.
    • Architectural features; Wainscoting, tongue & groove panelling, wide cornice and architectural mouldings.
    • Flooring; Wall to wall carpet in bedroom spaces, timber floorboards, cotton rugs in stripes and natural jute & sisal in living spaces.
    • Lighting; Wall sconces & pendant lighting with bronze, nickel, brass and glass.
    • Window treatments; White or natural timber shutters, sheer cotton or linen curtains and roman blinds.
    • Furniture; Cotton and linen slipcovers, occasional chairs, white, black painted or natural timber pieces.
    • Fabric; Hues of blues, greens in floral and stripe patterns, hand-blocked graphic prints, natural linens and cottons.
    • Art; Botanical and natural history prints and photographs.
    • Decorative; Ceramics, mirrored objects, picture frames, elegant trays and natural collected elements of coral, shells and driftwood.
    • Plants; Fresh unstructured flower arrangements, exterior boxed hedging of buxus, hydrangea and gardenia.



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    Victoria Hagan

    Victoria Hagan is a New York based Interior Designer and business owner, whose designs are defined by her signature Classic American style.

    Both residential and commercial projects evoke a 'modern sense of luxury that is fresh, restrained and elegant'. White walls, dark accents and hues of blue in soft furnishings and decoratives are characteristic of a Classic Hamptons look. 

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    Instagram: @victoriahaganinteriors

    Photo: Victoria Hagan

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    Marco Meneguzzi

    Marco Meneguzzi Design is a Sydney-based interior design firm, whose style is characterised by timeless and contemporary interiors that are luxurious, curated and liveable. 

    Marco utilises layers of textures, colours and quality fabrics to create inviting and unique spaces. Cane chairs and linen furnishings combined with darker statement pieces are reflective of Hamptons style. 

    Instagram: @marcomeneguzzidesign

    Photo: © Marco Meneguzzi Design Pty Ltd.

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    Mark D. Sikes is an American Interior Designer who is known for his all-American sensibilities and blend of timeless and beautiful interiors. 

    Layers of blue, white and dark accent pieces and blending of an indoor-outdoor lifestyle are characteristic of Hamptons style. 

    Instagram: @markdsikes

    Photo: ©2020 MARK D. SIKES INC.

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