One of the most popular design trends for 2018 has to be the summer inspired Hamptons style. The famous holiday destination in New York brings a timeless elegance to the ocean with its iconic beach house style. Known for beautiful white, wooden weatherboards and soft, nautical blue colors, taking a page from the Hamptons can bring the sea and surf to your home and garden.
A Hamptons style garden combines light and effortless design choices with timeless and elegant landscaping. Airy and natural, it’s the perfect theme for a classic, sophisticated garden.
Fencing is an important part of any garden and can add a beautiful backdrop to your Hamptons theme. Aiming for the feel of a classic white picket fence is a good starting point as this will contribute well to the light and simple theme of the Hamptons style.
Fencing can come in a variety of different styles and colors, which means that you can emulate the Hamptons style in a number of creative ways. Designing your own custom fencing can give you the freedom to create the perfect fence for your garden, which will not only fit well with the Hamptons theme but will also be a practical part of your garden.
One of the main highlights of a Hamptons style garden is the perfectly manicured lawn. Borderline hedges and topiary balls keep with the elegant theme and when matched together with the texture of the lawn provide an excellent base for the garden.
Long, leafy plants can add a relaxed, tropical feeling to the garden and will help to offset and balance with the more geometric shapes. Palm fronds are an excellent way to breathe life into the garden and contribute an airy holiday vibe.
Elegant, classic flowers can be used to bring a spot of color to your Hamptons garden. Gardenia’s, orchid’s and hydrangea are all contributed a refined appeal. A structured layout is an important part of achieving the Hamptons look, so remember to plan out any permanent planting.
Wood and Stone
Cream or white colored pavers can help to create a clean and orderly look for your garden. Paving a small courtyard or alfresco area can also add an interesting central attraction. Other ideas for built additions can include raised stone flowerbeds or natural rock walls.
Sand, stone and crushed seashells can also be used to fill in paths or garden beds. Consistent color is important across all of your stone, brick and paving material. To keep with the Hamptons theme, white, or lighter neutral shades are best.
Wood and rope are both materials which can add a softer, vintage feel to your garden. Building a wooden decking space in your garden can create the perfect lounging area, or construct a small pergola which can be covered with vines.
No Hamptons styled garden would be complete without luxurious beach-inspired furniture. Light, minimalist styles are best suited here, with vintage and stripped-back furniture being supported with a bright color scheme.
Blues, yellows, whites and neutral colors can all add to the Hamptons theme, across throws, rugs, and cushions. Bleached-white wooden deck chairs are the perfect addition to your outdoor area and can accompany a similarly styled rustic white table.
Wicker is a perfect part of the Hamptons style, adding a natural and delicate feeling to your outdoor area. It can be painted white for a more seaside look, or given a touch of homeliness with the addition of a colorful decorative rug.
The simple elegance of the Hamptons style makes it a perfect theme for your garden area. What tips will you use for your Hamptons style garden? Let us know in the comments below.