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Nov 16, 2018

5 Little Tips for Hamptons Style Interiors in Your Home

Nov 16, 2018

Hamptons style interiors are taking Perth by storm. Unless you have been living under a rock, you will have heard and seen that Hamptons style décor is the trend that refuses to go away.

So what is the Hamptons Style?

Why are Hamptons interiors so hot right now?

What is it about the Hamptons that makes this the perfect interior style for Perth homes?


The Hamptons Style uncovered…


The Hamptons style is derived from the beautiful beachside homes near New York which are famous as being the playground for the rich and famous.

These are a far cry from the basic Wedge Island shacks or sparsely furnished Rotto villas that many Western Australians flock to in summer!

The New York Hamptons oozes with money, style and effortless coastal chic.


Why is the Hamptons look so popular in Perth?


So why does the Hamptons style translate so well in Perth when we are on the side of the world? Well, despite the distance, Perth has a lot in common with the Hamptons. We have sunny weather, blue skies and proximity to beautiful sandy beaches. However, unlike New Yorkers who live in a busy metropolis and escape to the Hamptons for holidays, we are spoilt here in Perth, as we can enjoy a fantastic and relaxed lifestyle without having to escape.


This is where the Hamptons style has so much relevance here. Australians are adopting the Hamptons style into their homes, and creating an atmosphere of beautiful and relaxed coastal chic that they can enjoy every single day. In Australia, the Hamptons are not about taking holidays, the Hamptons look is about everyday living and living in comfort and style.

We found out more from the Hamptons Experts in Perth….


Henry and Oliver are one Perth store that knows and understands the Hamptons style inside and out. Their store in Osborne Park is packed from end to end with beautiful and timeless furniture and homewares inspired by the coastal Hamptons lifestyle.


We chatted with Elaine Ellis from Henry and Oliver who says ‘We love the relaxed coastal yet homely feel of the Hamptons look. It’s packed with beautiful layers of detailing such as cabinetry, plush upholstered sofas and timeless furniture pieces such as pedestal legs tables which make the Hamptons look so inviting.’ We asked Elaine for her top tips on how to style a Perth home using Hamptons Style Interiors as inspiration.

We were surprised to learn that mirrors and artwork can make a difference! Read on and learn…



How to Nail the Hamptons Colour palette – TIP 1

Hamptons style living rooms with soft furnishings, hamptons style interiors

Pic: Henry and Oliver


Elaine advises: ‘Start with a neutral colour base. Painting your walls in soft greys and whites is the perfect place to start.


Suzanne Burke, the General Manager at Amerex agrees and adds ‘we are seeing a huge trend with the grey palette in interiors and exterior of homes that we are renovating. Once upon a time grey was considered a taboo colour as many thought it was gloomy or depressing. However when used with white accents such as crisp white window frames and white timber doors it can look fantastic. Modern design has also helped here. With solar passive design utilising natural light where possible, dark gloomy corners of the home are avoided, so the freedom to incorporate darker colours comes into play.


Choose the right Hamptons Furniture – TIP 2

Hamptons dining table with painted timber chairs, hamptons style interiors

Pics: Henry and Oliver


Choose timeless furniture pieces that you love using a mixture of painted and natural wood pieces which will add some warmth and character.


Suzanne added ‘white painted furniture looks great and stealing pieces from other decor styles such as Art Deco, French Provincial and even Scandi decor can also work when mixed and matched with the Hamptons style.’




Layer your look with Hamptons Soft Furnishings – TIP 3

Choose soft linens and cotton rich fabrics for your upholstered furniture and layer them with textured and soft coloured cushions or throws.

Hamptons upholstered chair with window look mirror, hamptons style interiors

Pic: Henry and Oliver



Mirrors are often overlooked and can make a big difference – TIP 4

Always use mirrors to increase the natural light and give a feeling of space to any room. This is perfect for homes that are space challenged as it can make a room feel bigger.


Take a look at the side table alongside this beautiful sofa chair. The ‘window’ above it is actually a window-look mirror. A perfect choice for making the room feel bigger and even better if you pick up reflections of the outside garden from a different angle!



Finish the Look with the Perfect Artwork. Would you have thought of this? – TIP 5


So what artwork works with Hamptons styling? Artwork is a personal choice and often a difficult one with others.


Elaine emphasizes that choosing the right artwork is vital and that using pieces that mimic the colour palette used throughout your décor is the key to pulling your overall Hamptons look together.




So there it is! Did you get any ideas for your Hamptons home renovation?

One thing we have learnt about Hamptons decor is that it can take on many personalities. There is no one size fits all, and it is easy to personalise to any home.

Whether you are a retired couple looking for luxurious and classic styling, or whether you have a young and boisterous family, the style can be adapted to suit your lifestyle. You can choose a more formal take, or you can opt for a more casual style.


Either way, the Hamptons style looks great and is not just a passing fad. It is here to stay.

Want to see some great Hamptons home renovations? Check out one of these beautiful Hamptons renovations with Before and After pics.

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Graham Crooke
Graham Crooke
07:24 06 Jun 20
I can't say enough good things about this company! Everyone on the team was extremely professional, but also friendly and easy to deal with. Communication by them was first rate. We gave them approved architect plans for addition to our home and they quickly responded with a well-thought-through bid that was very competitive in price. As soon as we agreed on the contract, they were very quick to get started, and then built exactly what was in the plan, making only a couple of (clearly communicated) changes to increase strength and reduce cost. Subcontractors showed up when promised and were very friendly, as well as tidy with their work, cleaning up at the end of each day and doing a general cleanup at the end of the week (we lived in the rest of the house during construction). The work was completed a very high standard. They also helped with some other repairs around the house (like fixing a gutter that flowed down a wall rather than the down-pipe). The project was completed on time and on budget. They are very nice people and were a pleasure to work with. I recommend them highly and would definitely hire them again!
Garth Mason
Garth Mason
12:29 03 Feb 20
We can recommend Amerex without hesitation. Steve Burke & his team really do produce renovations of the highest quality and standard. Their many Master Builder and HIA awards demonstrate this and look at any of their online case studies and you'll see why Amerex have such an A+ reputation. We contracted Amerex to design, manage and build our character home renovation and 2 storey addition. It was, in Steve's words, "a big job" and took 14 months from demolition to completion. What sets Steve apart is his attention to detail and his integrity, and that of his contractors and staff. Whatever you have signed on for is what Amerex will take great pride in delivering. And even post-build, the customer service is still outstanding. We couldn't be happier with the end result. - Garth & Shelley Mason
Natasha Sealey
Natasha Sealey
13:23 28 Jan 20
We are really happy with the quality of the work done by Amerex. Everyone comments on how fantastic our place looks and how seamlessly the renovations integrate with the existing house. They have a great team who go above and beyond and are lovely to work with. We may even renovate again one day.... :)
Karen Simpson
Karen Simpson
14:32 07 Jan 20
Amerex recently completed a renovation/extension for my parents and the experience was positive from start to finish. We initially discussed the brief with a number of builders and decided to sign up with Amerex as we felt we could trust Steve and his team. It was absolutely the right decision. Steve insisted on good 'old fashioned' service, honesty, integrity, quality products and exceptional craftsmanship from all involved including Amerex team members, designers, tradespeople and suppliers. Everyone was polite, punctual and respectful of the neighbours. As the build progressed, Amerex's reputation became evident. Suppliers, tradies and designers all spoke highly of Steve and commented on the exceptional quality of his renovations and extensions. This was reassuring. Members of the Amerex team were outstanding from the outset. They all went above and beyond what was expected to address any concerns we had, to initiate changes when required and to ensure that the build was on time and on budget. Post completion customer service has also been exemplary. Nothing was ever too much trouble and Kelly's ongoing coordination and responses continued to be prompt and friendly. Mum and Dad love their 'new' home and couldn't be happier with the end result. The old and new sections of the house blend seamlessly and they are continually receiving comments from neighbours, family and friends about how beautiful the house has become. We can recommend Amerex without hesitation.
Cymbie Burgoyne
Cymbie Burgoyne
01:41 17 Jan 19
I was fortunate to have Steve, Kelly and the team at Amerex build my extension. Their's is a professional, highly skilled, approachable business with exacting standards and the ability to work with you from the planning stage to completion. This professionalism extends to all who come on site. Kelly's capable and warm project management ensures that everything runs like clockwork and all your queries are dealt with extreme efficiency. Very Happy!
Laila Gizzarelli
Laila Gizzarelli
07:11 19 Dec 18
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. 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 complemented 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( Kelly, Loretta, Maryanne and Pete !)
Eric Trevaskis
Eric Trevaskis
06:21 11 Dec 17
It was an absolute pleasure to deal with the Amerex team for our home renovation. From Steve Burke the office staff & the various tradespeople, we received exceptional customer service. The skilled tradespeople were reliable, obliging & committed to the highest level of quality on our home. NOTHING was too much trouble. Steve, Pete (the foreman ) & the office staff, especially Kelly, were always available either on the phone or on site if we had any queries. We knew we could always make direct contact with them & that any queries would be quickly resolved. We felt that we received a very personal & professional service from the Amerex team. Amerex came in on budget, they completed the work earlier than scheduled & they ensured our renovation ran smoothly throughout. Thank you Amerex. We love our "new" home and our family and friends are amazed at the transformation. We would wholeheartedly recommend Amerex. Eric & Kristine Trevaskis. .
Jacqui Seymour
Jacqui Seymour
05:52 09 Aug 17
AMAZING experience. We have just completed a major renovation, and over 18 months dealing with Steve and the AMEREX team. We had a 1930's California bungalow and required the character at the front to be maintained whilst adding almost an entire new house to the back including a second story. We have built twice before, both new homes one with larger builders. The difference between that and our experience with AMEREX was astounding. This was actually an exciting and pleasurable experience throughout. Rather than a number or just "another" client, we were made to feel part of the AMEREX family. The office staff (Loretta, Kelly and Maryanne) are a pleasure to deal with, nothing is ever too much effort. Kelly in particular is a great help with all the various selections and changes and is always smiling! We did not have an issue with a single tradesman throughout. And finally Pete (working foreman) and Steve (owner) are the most hands on, professional and customer focused we have ever met. I was able to speak to either at any time regarding any issue, many times Steve would suggest changes on site to improve the look or function of the renovation and Pete can do it all. No variation fees, complete flexibility, great workmanship direct line to the owners/supervisor, quality finish. We could not recommend AMEREX highly enough. Brenton and Jacqui Seymour Daglish
Rachel Green
Rachel Green
03:57 04 Aug 17
Amerex carried out a large renovation for us in 2015; almost a year-long project. 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. 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. People who visit our home always comment on the finish and quality of the build, most believing it’s a new home and not a renovation. I will definitely use Amerex again, and would be happy to recommend them.
Phillip Madden
Phillip Madden
02:52 24 Nov 16
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 extension that is functional and everything that we had hoped for. 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.
Christine Tonkin
Christine Tonkin
09:05 24 Oct 16
The renovation of our home was its third reincarnation as it was originally a very ordinary rectangular 1950s Roman Catholic outpost church which we turned into a house on a tight budget in the late 1980s. As is usually the case, this current renovation was very significant and emotional for me and my family but more unusually, I was living overseas for almost all of the time the renovation was undertaken. We wanted a home that would comfortably accommodate our family and overseas and interstate visitors, provide a focus for entertaining a crowd, as well as being low maintenance and energy efficient. We selected Amerex as our builder because Steve Burke and his very competent team gave our family the confidence that they could be trusted to undertake this renovation professionally and sensitively including communicating progress every step of the way. 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. 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.
Dona Mecham
Dona Mecham
04:07 11 Oct 16
This is the first renovation/building undertaking we have experienced and we cannot speak highly enough of the quality Amerex provided. The project design was flawless, and we were extremely impressed with the marrying of the old and new. The attention to detail provided by Steve and his team was outstanding and our friends and family are quick to note this. We love the extra space and seamless flow of our family home. The Amerex commitment to using quality trades and ensuring the trades delivered on time and rectifying issues, was present throughout the building of our home. This gave us great peace of mind and for these reasons we would not hesitate to recommend Amerex.’
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