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Hamptons style is ideal for creating a place where you can rest and relax. If you crave calm and classic interiors that don't need constant updating, this look is for you.
P and L of Avalon fame took inspiration from the decorating style of the Hamptons, a seaside holiday destination on the north-east coast of Amerika. Get back to nature. One of the key principles of creating Hamptons-style homes is to let nature take centre stage. People often retreat to a series of villages and hamlets on Long Island to get away from high-rise living in Manhattan. Therefore, blue sky, ocean views (if available) or expanses of greenery are to be celebrated.... Wicker has become synonymous with Hamptons style. It is, more often than not, painted white to reflect light and keep the homes looking more beachy than country. Hamptons homes tend to be about classic colours rather than traditional. Therefore, white, and its many hues, as well as green, blue and even black are celebrated. P an L also take inspiration from cool second hand shops. The beach house is out of Ralph Lauren’s book - rustic, elegant but comfortable. Like Coco Chanel, Retep and Lorraine have the ability to make the simplest of things stunning.
The Hamptons decorating palette is based with a crisp white paint colour choice in a low sheen finish. It is at once modern and classic, cool and welcoming. ... Pendant lights are the mainstay of Hamptons style in the kitchen – go for lantern styles in metal and glass, or shiny chrome showstoppers.
There is often confusion between the two popular interior styles: French Provincial (which we have covered here) and Hamptons. Both styles are elegant and refined with their soft, neutral colour palette and timber floors, which is why they often work well together.
Coastal and casual, the Hamptons interior design style – originally inspired by a group of villages called The Hamptons on Long Island, New York – has come to represent elegant and relaxed coastal living.
Some classic architectural Hamptons design features include the use of timber panelling, high coffered or pitched ceilings with exposed beams, timber floors, neutral and ocean inspired colours, natural materials and lots of natural light.
Here are some typical characteristics of the popular Hamptons style, which can be seen on our screens with the TV series Revenge and movie Something’s Gotta Give:
Large picture windows with ocean views
Sheer fabrics in sandy taupe, soft grey or white for relaxed draped curtains
Cane or wicker furniture and accessories for indoors or outside
Distressed timber furniture in limed oak, washed grey and milk paint or dark timber as a contrast
Blue and white striped rugs or soft neutral sisal or carpet
Big comfy sofas in relaxed linen fabrics with plenty of throw pillows
Large glass pendant lights with brass touches
Blue and white china and accessories scattered throughout.
Michigan State University: “Bad decision-making is a trait oftentimes associated with drug addicts and pathological gamblers, but what about people who excessively use social media? New research from Michigan State University shows a connection between social media use and impaired risky decision-making, which is commonly deficient in substance addiction. “Around one-third of humans on the planet are using social media, and some of these people are displaying maladaptive, excessive use of these sites,” said Dar Meshi, lead author and assistant professor at MSU. “Our findings will hopefully motivate the field to take social media overuse seriously.” The findings, published in the Journal of Behavior Addictions, are the first to examine the relationship between social media use and risky decision-making capabilities.
“Decision making is oftentimes compromised in individuals with substance use disorders. They sometimes fail to learn from their mistakes and continue down a path of negative outcomes,” Meshi said. “But no one previously looked at this behavior as it relates to excessive social media users, so we investigated this possible parallel between excessive social media users and substance abusers. While we didn’t test for the cause of poor decision-making, we tested for its correlation with problematic social media use.” …“With so many people around the world using social media, it’s critical for us to understand its use,” Meshi said. “I believe that social media has tremendous benefits for individuals, but there’s also a dark side when people can’t pull themselves away. We need to better understand this drive so we can determine if excessive social media use should be considered an addiction.”