Hamptons style right here in Australia
The distinctive Hamptons style is a look many home renovators and builders try to emulate. When building a new house, Hayley Hayes of Porchlight Interiors in Queensland wanted to create classical, enduring interior spaces that were light and airy with a sense of beauty and elegance. In the hub of the home, the generous island bench is the centrepiece of the kitchen, featuring luxurious Calacatta marble and the striking Perrin & Rowe French country-style Picardie tap. The dark-stained oak floors and polished-nickel finish of the tap, drawer pulls and pendant lights lend warmth to the space.
Hayley’s skill in selecting quality materials and products which give a timeless classical look is also obvious in the bathroom. Italian basket weave floor tiling, traditional subway wall tiles and the marble vanity top form a distinctive backdrop for Perrin & Rowe tapware and shower fittings.
Country-style basin sets with porcelain levers were chosen for the two vanity basins, a wall-mounted bath filler is centred over the Victoria + Albert freestanding bath, and in the walk-in shower a handshower on slide rail completes the set. Polished nickel was again the finish of choice for the tapware, handles and lighting, emphasising the classical element and softening the predominantly white room.