When it comes to interior design, it is often thought that Hamptons and coastal have a distinct set of design rules.
Attached to the preconception of coastal is the association of light hues, sea shells and the strategic placement of nautical-themed objects.
Proving that interior design is ever-evolving and concepts continually updated, our latest display home, an Ascot 36 paired with the Hamptons façade, does just that by delving into new interior design territory.
Encompassing a bold street presence, our Ascot 36 at Arcadia Estate in Officer features an eye-catching dark grey façade with the hue cleverly translating into the interior styling, with dark feature hues, pared with welcoming coastal textures.
All of which contribute to the notion of ‘Masculine Hamptons’ …or ‘Mamptons’.
Balancing coastal and masculine elements, Boutique Homes Interior Designer Katie Hillary said ‘When I think of masculine, I think of dark and moody charcoal so I wanted to use those features in the house so they just had to be in the right spot’
Several dark grey interior feature walls in the formal dining room and master bedroom are juxtaposed with pale timber laminate flooring and soft, textural finishes.
‘To tie back in with the coastal theme, I chose a lot of linen upholstery in the couches and cushions which give quite a nice coastal look, especially in colours such as greys, charcoal, neutrals and pale blue – they give a lovely welcoming feel by having a softness to it’ she said.
‘Further to the fabric finishes, coastal elements have stayed present with profiling of the kitchen and laundry cabinets and doors as well as the prominent skirtings and architraves’ Katie said.
‘As well as using darker and neutral toned hues, to achieve a masculine look, I also incorporated some leather items as accents such as chairs and ottomans in the living area, dark charcoal accessories such as vases, and a lot of plant life throughout’.
There aren’t a lot of pioneers or influences that helped mould the Masculine Hamptons look, Katie said, ‘it was a challenge in that I had to trial first by styling elements and pieces as I went along, eliminating anything too feminine.
‘But I did enjoy the challenge of designing the home as a new concept for Boutique’ she said.
If people want to emulate the Mamptons look, Katie advises to focus on key pieces that have a coastal style, but are not overly pale in colour.
‘Choose key elements you like which keep to the coastal theme, also allow you to mix up with your own style around that.’
‘This method works because in this instance we were able to apply the masculine augmentation to the traditional’ she said.
Choose items such as sofas, book cases and coffee tables which are also aligned with the coastal feel, should you wish to achieve a Masculine Hampton’s look in your very own home, she said.
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