A Hamptons Update


“The Hamptons aesthetic is a popular design choice for all areas of a home because of the casual, elegant and coastal calm it reflects.

In a bit of a role-reversal, the owners wanted to “down-date” the early 21st-century modernity of their original kitchen and inject character and flair by introducing the more decorative Hamptons style.

By keeping the colour scheme minimal and using ocean-inspired gunmetal blue for the island bench, a light and airy atmosphere of relaxed beachside living was achieved. Dado panelling was used on cabinets, doors and bench bottoms to really ramp-up the Hamptons feel, with the island bench featuring deep-profile forward skirting and diamond-topped pilasters.

In terms of design considerations, the low-lying ceiling meant the traditional Hamptons-style cabinet mouldings had to be excluded. Yet, by using transparent glass for overhead cabinetry and shortened pendant lights, an illusion of extra headroom was created.

The clients’ wish for a butler’s pantry meant the whole kitchen needed reconfiguring, with the construction of a new wall in which to house a very functional pantry space.”

Designer Reuben Hurst for Rosemount Kitchens

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