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A classic Hamptons home in the NSW coastal hinterland

A relaxing palette of blues and whites, with an effortless connection to summertime
Brigid Arnott

This home is the epitome of East Coast cool and shows how to decorate your home in the Hamptons style, with a classic Hamptons kitchen and living room – right through to outdoor entertaining areas filled with coastal decorating ideas.

When this homeowner first laid eyes on the kitchen featured in that perennial Hamptons favourite film, Something’s Gotta Give, she was inspired. A passion for East Coast American style quickly developed – along with a pinning and Instagram habit that saw her immerse herself in classic Hamptons inspiration even further.

So when she and her husband purchased a block of land that was large enough to build the sprawling single-level home they desired, she was able to put all her research into practice.

A classic Hamptons home in the NSW coastal hinterland | Home Beautiful Magazine Australia
(Credit: Brigid Arnott)
A classic Hamptons home in the NSW coastal hinterland | Home Beautiful Magazine Australia
(Credit: Brigid Arnott)

A plan for the home was soon drafted by Nadine K Designs that encompassed a kitchen at its core: “My interpretation of the quintessential American home is that they’re very much based around the kitchen as the heart of the home,” says the homeowner. Feeling the need to up the East Coast influence even further, she engaged Sydney-based US expat architect Andrew Barnyak, who rejigged the floor plan slightly, added highlight windows to the plan and increased ceiling heights up to six metres in some spots.

Michaela Coulson of Damien Interiors worked with the homeowner to bring her enduring vision, dipped in navy, opal and white, to life. The end result is an American dream come true.

A classic Hamptons home in the NSW coastal hinterland | Home Beautiful Magazine Australia
(Credit: Brigid Arnott)

Shop Hamptons style

A classic Hamptons home in the NSW coastal hinterland | Home Beautiful Magazine Australia
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Custom-made sofas lend a sophisticated aesthetic to the living room, with carefully curated pieces adding decorative punch.

“The house is everything I thought it would be and more”

Homeowner
A classic Hamptons home in the NSW coastal hinterland | Home Beautiful Magazine Australia
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Shaker-style cabinetry in Dulux White on White forms the crisp and classic backdrop to a trio of. Ell jar pendants from Designer Lights, and a splashback of divine custom opal green marble tiles.

A classic Hamptons home in the NSW coastal hinterland | Home Beautiful Magazine Australia
(Credit: Brigid Arnott)
A classic Hamptons home in the NSW coastal hinterland | Home Beautiful Magazine Australia
(Credit: Brigid Arnott)

Keeping the palette consistent through the whole home, so living room blues and whites continue through to the main bedroom, create a cohesive look and soothing sanctuary.

A classic Hamptons home in the NSW coastal hinterland | Home Beautiful Magazine Australia
(Credit: Brigid Arnott)

A rich bold hue – Dulux Academy Blue – brings a chic dose of drama to the study and makes a fine contrast to the white joinery and the herringbone heritage-look parquetry floor, made from Porter’s Paints engineered oak boards.

A classic Hamptons home in the NSW coastal hinterland | Home Beautiful Magazine Australia
(Credit: Brigid Arnott)
A classic Hamptons home in the NSW coastal hinterland | Home Beautiful Magazine Australia
Furniture Chic cane chairs from La Maison sit opposite an expansive outdoor view (Credit: Brigid Arnott)

Outdoors

The exterior is hard-wearing, fire-resistant Scyon Linea Weatherboard, painted in Dulux Spanish Olive.

A classic Hamptons home in the NSW coastal hinterland | Home Beautiful Magazine Australia
(Credit: Brigid Arnott)
A classic Hamptons home in the NSW coastal hinterland | Home Beautiful Magazine Australia
A Domayne sofa provides an elegant place to contemplate (Credit: Brigid Arnott)

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