9 Ways To Create a Beautiful Hamptons Kitchen
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.
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.
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.
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.
See it for yourself
Keen to experience a beautifully decorated Hamptons kitchen for yourself? Pop along to one of the following display homes:
- Montpellier Grand 54 at Smiths Lane, Clyde North (classic Hamptons kitchen).
- Matisse 33 at Jubilee Estate, Wyndham Vale (Hamptons kitchen featuring grey tones).
- Astoria Grand 55 at Attwell Estate, Melton (Hamptons kitchen featuring dark tones).
- Sorrento Grand 43 at Redstone Estate, Sunbury.
- Sorrento Grand Retreat 46 at Mt Atkinson, Truganina.
- Canterbury Grand 43 at Minta Estate, Berwick.
- Montague Grand Deluxe 47 at Orana Estate, Clyde North.