Home Renovation Blog
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The Hamptons style of interior decorating has steadily gained popularity and is showing no signs of slowing down. We find that people are asking us more and more questions about how to achieve the look for their home renovation. In particular, we have discovered that one of the most common interior design questions is ‘How do I choose a Hamptons Style Dining Table?’.
The Hamptons colour palette is light and breezy, with crisp whites, nautical touches of blue and natural timber to provide warmth. There are great pics of homes all over Instagram and Pinterest that are nailing this brief so it is easy to find inspiration. But how do you apply these basic rules to find a Hamptons style dining table?
When it comes to choosing a Hamptons Style Dining Table, many homeowners are finding that they are getting stuck!
Some areas of the home are easier than others are easier to decorate than others. For example, the living area is easy, simply go for neutral colours and upholstered lounges. Styling the lounge room to create a Hamptons feel is relatively easy and fun with cushions, throws and lamps and inspiration is easy to find if you look around. It is also easy to change with a simple update of soft furnishings. The kitchen is another area where nailing the hamptons look is easy to achieve provided you have a great kitchen company on board with your kitchen renovation project. Hamptons kitchens are all about crisp white kitchens, beautiful benchtops (stone benchtops such as Caesarstone are a must-have in our opinion!) and classic pendant lighting over the breakfast bar form the cornerstone of this look.
But when it comes to the dining room, many are left scratching their heads. All of sudden they realise ‘I have no idea what type of dining table fits with the Hamptons look?!’.
The dining table is a key piece of furniture and choosing a piece that complements your kitchen and living area is the key to pulling your hamptons look together. To find out more, and to find some answers, we tapped into the font of knowledge that is all things hamptons with Elaine Ellis from Henry and Oliver, Perth’s leading hamptons furniture specialist. We asked Elaine ‘how do you select a Hamptons dining room table, what do you look for, and how do you know if it is a good fit?’
Elaine explains that a natural wood table with classic clean lines and beautifully carved legs is the perfect choice for a Hampton Style Dining Room. But there is much more to consider too. Working out the best style, shape and colour of your Dining Table to suit your lifestyle can be a tricky decision if you don’t consider the right factors.
Ever since open plan living became a must-have design for aussie homes, the kitchen and dining areas have become the hub of the home and with this, the humble dining table has worked its way to the front, and has become the centre of attention! Think about it. The dining table can be a place where your kids do their homework, games are played, washing is sorted, morning coffee is savoured and where meals and special occasions are enjoyed together.
Before you choose this important piece of furniture, take a step back and plan your space. Plan your room by looking at your other furniture and what would suit the same style? Where are the doorways? What type of flooring is there? How many people would you like to seat comfortably at your table? The answers to these questions will help you decide whether you choose a large, small, round or rectangular table.
Apart from being an expert in all things Hamptons, Elaine also has a background in Interior Design and gives some advice about table size and shape ‘Round Tables are practical in high traffic areas, especially those with a single leg underneath which allows enough leg room for a number of chairs. If you need something compact, square tables are best as they can easily be tucked into a corner. Large square tables can command a larger room, and can appear more overpowering than a traditional rectangle table. As most dining rooms are rectangular spaces, large square tables may restrict space; rectangular or oval tables are more suitable for these rooms.’
When it comes to choosing chairs to go with your hamptons dining table, you have several options available. This will depend on the particular style of Hamptons you choose whether it’s beachy, upmarket or contemporary there are many styles that will work.
Dining chairs can be an eclectic mix of the classic cross-back timber chair – either painted white or natural – to a beautifully upholstered linen chair in blue or classic neutral tones. Going for a more rustic look is probably a better option for busy young families. Upholstered chairs can be more formal and a better fit for an upmarket or more mature styled approach.
Styling the table is a cinch – whether you are going for beachy hamptons or upmarket hamptons – the possibilities are endless! Some easy ideas include a statement light fixture hanging above the dining table, a gorgeous rug underneath (blue and white strips are popular) and a classic blue and white hamptons style vase overflowing with a generous flower arrangement as a centrepiece.
“ We completed our first home renovation in North Perth with Amerex last year. We were undertaking a large two storey renovation of our dream home and the decision to choose Amerex came down to the high level of professionalism, expertise, excellent customer service and vast knowledge that Steve and the team displayed in character home renovations.Laila North Perth
We had not renovated in the past and we were very unsure of the process however Amerex staff spent a lot of time assisting us with the design process, they were always available to answer our enquires, provided valuable suggestions, were extremely patient and completed our project ahead of schedule.
We would highly recommend Amerex as we have ended up with a beautiful home that displays excellent workmanship and a highly functional design. The home is exactly as we imagined it to be and our family and friends have all complimented on the amazing final result.
We thoroughly enjoyed the building process with Steve and the highly skilled Amerex team and extend a big thankyou to all the staff who helped us along the way!! ”
“ We signed up with Amerex for a very big renovation, bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom - the lot. We wanted to keep the look and feel of our character home in the extensions. Amerex were the right choice for that. They have an eye for detail and took the time to make sure things were done right. We've been very happy with the quality of their work.Ben Inglewood
We found Steve to be very responsive and professional. He kept the whole project moving along. We were complete novices going into the whole process and he took the time to go through the details so we could make more informed choices.
Would definitely recommend Amerex to anyone wanting to renovate. ”
“ From the first meeting with Loretta from Amerex until the final check we have enjoyed the experience with Amerex. They have taken our words and ideas and built them into a quality finished home extension that is functional and everything that we had hoped for.Phil North Perth
The entire team at Amerex lead by Steve are friendly, reliable, use quality materials and produce a quality outcomes.
Our extension has the “wow” factor and guests comment on the exceptional open plan design that is built to entertain.
We are very happy with the final finish and would highly recommend them to anyone. ”
“ Steve and his team took our conceptual design and made our vision a reality in very quick time with practical completion of this major renovation within 7 months of the start date. The site supervision was tight which meant that the work progressed easily between the various trades.Christine Wembley
What is more, the estimated cost of the job was accurate with variations only to suit changes that we required. The outcome was a home that delivers so much more than we expected in terms of comfort, quality and our initial objectives.
It was a real pleasure to deal with Steve and his team. I would not hesitate to recommend Amerex to anyone who needs the services of a truly professional builder/renovator. ”
“ Amerex, lead by Steve, have clearly been in the building industry a long time and offered valuable input and guidance prior to, and during the build. They used skilled tradespeople and quality materials; no corners were cut and I felt confident that the build was of the highest quality.Rachel Woodlands
Steve and his team communicated frequently with me along the way and I was involved at every step. I felt comfortable approaching him if I had any questions or concerns, he was always available and acted quickly to resolve any issues.
The team at Amerex were reliable, professional and a pleasure to deal with. In particular Kelly, who would often go ‘above and beyond’, was always positive, and nothing was ever too much trouble. ”
“ It was an absolute pleasure to deal with the Amerex team for our home renovation.Eric and Kris Mt Lawley
From Steve Burke, to the office staff and all of the various tradespeople, we received exceptional customer service.
The skilled tradespeople were reliable, obliging & committed to the highest level of quality on our home.
Amerex came in on budget, they completed the work earlier than scheduled & they ensured our renovation ran smoothly throughout. ”
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