9 Ways To Create a Beautiful Hamptons Kitchen

by Carlisle Homes
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Recreate the timeless charm of a Hamptons-style kitchen with these 9 key elements.

Dreaming of a Hamptons-style kitchen? You’re not alone – this classically elegant style continues to top the list for Australian decorators who are drawn to its beautiful balance of calm and sophistication. An appealing mix of soft, coastal colours, classic Shaker-style cabinetry, and decorative touches, it’s just the thing to turn your cooking space into an inviting hub where family and friends will love spending time. 

Here, our expert interior designers reveal the nine key elements you’ll need to bring Hamptons charm to your own kitchen.

 1. Coastal tones

While we generally think of white for a Hamptons kitchen, other soft coastal tones work equally well too – think powdery blue, pale sage, eucalyptus, and ash grey. Punches of stronger colour, such as navy and olive, can work a treat too.

2. Profiled doors 

Cabinetry is a focal point in a Hamptons kitchen; rather than plain, flat-profiled doors, opt for characterful Shaker and V-groove panelled styles with ornate metal hardware that bring depth and interest to your cooking space.

To help you create this luxe look without breaking the budget, you can upgrade your new Carlisle kitchen with Laminex FormWrap doors in one of four stunning Hamptons profiles – Settler profile (classic Shaker), Newport profile (V-groove), and one- and two-pane glazed pane profiles, which cleverly allow you to incorporate sections of a closed display while maximising light. Choose from three warm, coastal colours of Oyster Grey, Pewter and Surf (a creamy white).

With soft, smooth lines and a profiled finish that is applied to both the door face and edging, Laminex FormWrap doors bring undeniable luxury to your kitchen – and all at an affordable price. They are hard-wearing, easy to clean and will look great for years.

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To get the look, choose stone kitchen bench tops and opt for light-washed timber floorboards in a herringbone or chevron. Featured here: Montpellier Grand 54, Smiths Lane, Clyde North.

3. Stone bench tops

Opulent stone-look benchtops complete the luxe aesthetic. Evoke the look of classic grey and white marble in a luxurious and low-maintenance material by upgrading your bench tops to Caesarstone Empira White. Or, if you prefer a warmer stone look, consider Caesarstone Statuario Maximus, which features soft grey veins against a greige base.

4. An open layout

An open-plan layout instantly sets a relaxed and welcoming tone and makes your kitchen feel bigger. Boost the sense of openness further with strategically placed mirrors and large windows that draw the outside in.

Add a few barstools at the kitchen island in natural materials such as raw or painted timber or woven rattan to encourage people to pull up a seat for a casual meal or a drink while you’re cooking.

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Come and view our beautiful Hamptons kitchen at our Spectra Showroom, located in Mulgrave, just outside of Melbourne. 

5. Timber flooring

Emphasise the casual, coastal feel of your Hamptons kitchen with wide engineered timber floorboards or patterned timber flooring, such as herringbone or chevron. For a budget-friendly alternative, consider timber-look laminate flooring.

6. A butler’s sink

With its oversized proportions, a large farmhouse-style sink is quintessentially Hamptons and makes it easy to wash large dishes when you’re entertaining (which you’ll presumably do a lot of in your Hamptons kitchen!) Upgrade your kitchen from a standard sink to our beautiful butler’s sink: the Casa White Ceramic Sink from Paco Jaanson.

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Be sure to add some oversized lantern-style pendants, handcrafted ceramics, and opt for brass tapware and finishes. Featured here: Montpellier Grand 54, Smiths Lane, Clyde North. 

7. Classic tapware & hardware

Make detailing a feature with classic tapware such as a decorative gooseneck tap in brushed chrome or nickel, paired with fluted pull knobs, decorative handles and cup pulls in aged iron, antique brass, or matt black.

8. Character lighting

Illuminate your kitchen with beautiful statement lighting over the island, such as oversized lantern-style pendants, metal dome-shaped pendants or linen-covered drum shades (just watch the splashes!)

9. Decorative touches

A few finishing touches will truly elevate your Hamptons kitchen. Think crisp linen tea towels, a potted orchid, a display of beautiful, handcrafted ceramics, gorgeous hand soaps or a generously filled fruit bowl.

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Explore our beautiful Hamptons-style kitchens featured in one of our stunning display homes below. Featured here: Sorrento Grand Retreat, Mt. Atkinson Estate, Truganina. 

See it for yourself

Keen to experience a beautifully decorated Hamptons kitchen for yourself? Pop along to one of the following display homes:

Make a time to come and see one of the above display homes today. You’ll find all the details, including where to find us, here.