The modern Hamptons home is getting an injection of luxury. So if you’ve been dying to give your current Hamptons scheme a glamorous refresh, this post is going to help you do it!
A few weeks back I hosted a styling masterclass at Tuggerah Super Centre. The idea was to showcase three big trends that were hot in interiors now and going into next year. And of course, show attendees how to rock the looks at their place.
The trend I forecasted as one of the most popular for the months ahead (and the audience certainly went nuts over it) was Glamptons. That’s right, Glamptons. Think of it as the Hamptons scheme you know and love, but with the glam-factor turned up a notch. In fact, probably a few notches.
What makes this style so popular, especially in Australia, is that it keeps all the things we love about Hamptons and coastal design, but elevates it. It steps things up enough to make your home feel a little more sophisticated, but not too much that it suddenly feels overly high-end and unapproachable.
So lemme show you a few inspo images below that I pulled from Pinterest, and give you some tips on how to do a modern Hamptons home in a Glamptons style. PS the hero image in this post was an oldie but a goodie from Adairs and it’s rocking the Glamptons vibe quite well.
Your Modern Hamptons Home gone Glam
Those Blue and White Tones Aren’t Going Anywhere
The thing I love most about a Hamptons scheme is the crisp white and bold blue colour palette. Deep blue tones are always my go-to when I’m adding accessories to client homes, so I personally love that they’re still at play in the Glamptons trend.
Of course, white is as present as ever too – in its purest form. The milky, chalky white in this look pairs with navy blue to give you a backdrop you can drizzle your glam accessories and accents over the top of.
Outside of the white and blue base palette, do bring in some supporting tones. I say supporting because the navy and white are the stars of the show, the other tones are in there too, just in smaller doses. The two secondary colours I’d recommend for this Glamptons look is black and light blue.
Add in Some Black and Light Blue
The black adds modernity to the look. In the past, a Hamptons palette looked to chocolate brown timber tones to ground the look. But there’s nothing luxe about weathered timber, so we’re abandoning that whole situation and replacing it with crisp black moments. The mood board further down will show you just how dazzling black can be in a modern Hamptons home.
The shade of light blue you go for is a bit of a choose-your-own-adventure. But to be on the safe side, I’d go with a baby blue or duck egg blue. They’ll both add softness to the scheme.
Lastly, look to light grey tones too. Light grey will be your fifth and final colour for this trend. The hero image in this post is a nice example of how laying light grey against a deeper blue backdrop can work wonders. And it feels so serene, don’t you think?
Keeping Some Coastal Elements is Important
This is a modern Hamptons home we’re dealing with, so we can’t completely ditch the coastal design references. If we did that we’d just have a luxe hotel vibe like this, and that’s not what we’re going for here.
While a traditional Hamptons scheme does look toward dark wood, in this Glamptons theme we’re embracing blonde timber. You can see it at play in the bedroom above from Heatherley Design. It’s a nice way to keep the scheme approachable and relaxed. By pairing it with the clay beaded pendant above, you have a room that feels modern and beachy, but still rather luxe. And that’s what Glamptons is all about.
Alongside the blond timbers, have a play with marble. As I’ve detailed in this post, marble aint going nowhere anytime soon, so let it play in the room and enjoy the sense of balance it brings to those oak pieces of furniture. Also don’t be afraid to use it en masse, like in a kitchen splashback. One of my fave ways to use marble is in a herringbone tile formation in a kitchen or bathroom. It just looks so striking.
Pattern Play is Essential Too
You’ll notice there is a fair bit of pattern in the Glamptons scheme. Geometrics, florals, circles, herringbone, ikat and stripes are all up for the taking. And the best thing about using pattern in your modern Hamptons home is that you can mix all of them together.
There’s nothing I love more than clashing a variety of patterns together in a room (tips on how pattern can make an impact can be found here). And as you’ll see in the Glamptons mood board I created below, it’s easy to have them all intermingle. Just make sure you have enough solid blocks of colour behind the patterns and you can’t go wrong.
If you’re going for a larger piece that’s patterned (like the headboard further up) ensure your bedding is pattern-free. Alternatively, if the patten is being introduced in smaller moments like cushions, ensure the sofa they’re on is in a block colour. If you do pattern on something that takes up a lot of visual real estate, and then pair it with another large patterned piece, it can be quite overwhelming. And we do not want to be in a room that feels overwhelming right?
Gold, Gold, Gold Across the Board!
You can’t glam up a modern Hamptons home without bringing in some bling. And gold is the best metallic to introduce here. That’s not to say you can’t do silver. I’ve seen this white and blue palette with pops of silver and it can look rather successful. So if you prefer a cooler metallic, give it a go. But if you’re keen on it looking warmer and richer, gold is where it’s at.
Be careful not to overload the one room with too many gold moments though. Choose one or two pieces to (if you’ll excuse the expression) go for gold with. And then have other gold moments in the space, but in smaller doses.
The coffee table above, for example, is the big moment of gold in the room. The art is the secondary piece that speaks to it. And then from there, other gold moments occur but they’re less impactful. Look to a side table or stool/chair with gold legs, for example, to pull the whole room together and have it feel cohesive.
You’ll also notice there’s a good injection of softer blue tones here as well, which I discussed further up. And then there’s the more coastal elements, like the beaded clay pendant and the slip cover sofa.
This mood board I created for a client recently is a good illustration of everything we spoke about above coming together. It has the luxe, the coastal, the hard, the soft, and a mix of all the colours that the Glamptons trend contains. Feel free to use it to inspire your next room makeover 😉
Are you Loving the Glamptons Trend?
I hope you love this glammed-up version of the modern Hamptons home. Drop me a comment below if you have any questions about this look, where to shop it, or any other style pointers you might need. And if you’d like me to decorate your room in a Hamptons style, click here to check out my online design service.