The grand beachside homes of the Hamptons, a group of villages on the eastern coast of Long Island, New York, are among the most expensive in the United States, with real estate in the area commanding multimillion-dollar prices. The classic Hamptons home oozes old money, but this version of relaxed coastal living has also become a byword for sophisticated beach-style living in a range of countries. Here are six local takes on classic Hamptons style from homes around the world.
Hamptons 1: Rikki Snyder, original photo on Houzz
1. United States. The Hamptons style is quintessentially American. White is the go-to color, often with a smattering of pale blue or lilac in the form of summer blooms (hydrangeas are a classic) and soft furnishings. Typically, all wood aside from the floorboards is painted white or whitewashed, and window treatments are minimal to allow light to pour in.
Hamptons 2: Sunshine Coast Home Design, original photo on Houzz
2. Australia. This Australian home exudes its own brand of casual coastal style. The open living area is designed with indoor-outdoor flow in mind, perfect for a Southern Hemisphere twist on old East Coast money. With white walls, natural flooring and touches of crisp charcoal, who needs the typical Hamptons blue?
Hamptons 3: Andre Becker – Photography, original photo on Houzz
3. Spain. This Spanish home by Canexel is exquisite in its unique interpretation on the Hamptons coastal style. Replacing traditional blue with turquoise and yellow accents, these colors truly radiate when combined with the warm off-white walls and ceiling.
Hamptons 4: Canexel, original photo on Houzz
4. Germany. White is the hallmark color of Hamptons coastal interiors, and this German beach property is designed to amplify the light beautifully.
The rustic choice of furnishings creates a simple, unassuming look, and the glory of the vintage light fixture looks stunning hung from the high-pitched ceiling.
Hamptons 5: summer Entertainment, original photo on Houzz
5. Sweden. Scandinavian style can overlap with that of the Hamptons in a beautiful and natural way, but the style here is far more laid-back. The white wall of horizontal paneling is a distinct reminder of the outdoors. Vaporous blues, misty whites and foggy grays are toned-down variations of the Hamptons color palette, and they trap the Nordic light.
Hamptons 6: Peace Architects, original photo on Houzz
6. Japan. Striped nautical-print fabric, crisp white sofas and navy cushions are distinctly coastal choices in this Japanese beach house. Whitewashed ceiling panels and stained wooden floors suggest that you’re relaxing on the deck of a boat rather than on land.