Hamptons style interiors are popular for many reasons, but much of their appeal lies in the way they're decorated. I think the best interiors are those which evolve over time, with personal collections and vintage pieces. To me, this often results in a lovely, authentic interior that reflects the lives and tastes of the people who live in them.
Blue and white ginger jars, vases and ceramics are classic decorator pieces that look good just about anywhere. Whether you have an ultra-modern beach house, classic terrace, weatherboard weekender or contemporary brick-and-tile, the addition of some vintage blue and white is a great way to add personality and warmth to your interior.
This beautiful Sydney home is classic and quite formal, but the blue and white accessories used throughout add a lovely layer of detail. Let's break it down room by room.
This home has classic bones, with dark stained timber floors and white french doors. The blue and white accents in the ginger jar and armchair fabric lend a casual elegance to the space.
The more sophisticated furnishings, like the chesterfield-style ottoman and Hermés throw, are paired with linen and a natural-fibre rug for a more relaxed feel.
The blue and white scheme is taken through into the master bedroom, with Ralph Lauren cushions and a blue bedding. Again, relaxed linen is used for the bedhead and this helps to create a cozy yet unpretentious vibe.
Classically elegant, the kitchen is a beautifully refined space. The dark island and floors contrast perfectly with the white linen sheer curtains and Bentwood stools. The greenery outside is mirrored with the potted orchid in the informal meals area.
I love the black and white abstract art used here - it adds a contemporary edge to the space. The wainscoting and french doors are elegant and work perfectly with the linen-covered dining chairs.
Now that's how you welcome guests! A classic console does double-duty as a bar area, and the blue and white ginger jar and stool look great against the greens and silver accents.
Marble subway tiled walls and mosaic floors are such a classic combo. Again, the elements in this room are quite traditional, with the nickel tap ware adding a timeless touch.
I love how these bifold doors open the whole kitchen/meals area to the outdoors. Perfect for our Australian lifestyle.
The same blue and white scheme flows out to the alfresco area, which blue and white cushions paired with a rustic timber dining table. Lush greenery surrounds the space and adds a tropical elegance.
So if you love this style as much as I do, how to you get the look in your own home? We have a great range of blue and white chinoiserie prints, and if you'd like a similar black and white abstract, we have you covered too. Of course, we love the Hamptons look and many of our prints look perfectly at home in this style of home. Contact us for a chat on how to get the look yourself!
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