Hamptons living

The Hamptons, a renowned seaside community on Long Island in the US, has long been a haven for affluent New Yorkers and the distinctive homes that predominate are entirely in keeping with Australian tastes and our love of laid-back indoor-outdoor living. Typified by large, lightfilled living spaces and the use of rustic materials, both coastal and classic design details, and elegant accessories, it’s a style that is just as well suited to the suburbs of Melbourne as it is a beach community in Queensland.

A Hamptons interior can be easily identified. Look for detailed architraves and skirting boards, cornices, wainscot panelling, a classic staircase and plantation shutters. Herringbone flooring, high ceilings, classic tapware and light

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