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Hamptons wallpaper- Bedroom

A room, and indeed a whole house, can be transformed through the use of Hamptons wallpaper. It’s one of the most effective ways of personalising a room and making it so much more interesting. Wallpaper adds a whole heap of character to your home and can be installed fairly quickly.

Hamptons Wallpaper

What is Hamptons Style Wallpaper? 

Hamptons inspired wallpaper usually features stripes, geometric patterns or more traditional styles like the photo above. The right wallpaper in a Hamptons designed home will strike a balance between style and sophistication on one hand, and relaxed elegance on the other.

The wallpaper can be any colour but soft, neutral colours like beige and grey allow the wallpaper to set a base for the room. You can then add accent colours with accessories that are easily changed. The patterns are also usually timeless, so you won’t need to worry about updating the wallpaper and you can just change other aspects of the room when you feel like a refresh.

Different Ways to Use Wallpaper 

I like to wallpaper an entire room because it seems to add so much more impact than just painted walls. However, if a client’s budget doesn’t allow for it, then wallpapering the top half of a wall and adding wainscoting is a great option. Another idea is to wallpaper a feature wall, for example, behind a bed. This can also be very effective.

Hamptons wallpaper- Bedroom

Hamptons Wallpaper

Adding Height and Length to a Room

In the example below, a striped wallpaper was used. Stripes can make a room look wider or give it the illusion of added height, depending on the direction it is installed. I love using a horizontal stripe for a modern Hamptons look. The neutral colours of the white and beige metallic stripes provide a great canvas for the picture gallery wall in this project.

stripe wallpaper

Adding Interest to a Powder Room

Powder rooms are great for wallpapering because they are small. This means most people can fit it into their budget and it packs quite a punch, so you get great value for your money. Being a room made for guests, it’s also a great way to create a showstopper in your home.

This powder room was transformed into something very special by the use of a wallpaper with a metallic pattern that gives the sense of luxury. We were then able to bring the same patterned wallpaper through to the entrance to create a nice flow in the clients home.

Powder room wallpaper

Wainscoting

Wainscoting is a term used to describe decorative panelling on a wall. It was originally used as insulation, to prevent damage to walls from rising damp. Nowadays, it is very much a decorative feature especially in Hamptons inspired homes. I helped renovate this powder room about four years ago. We added wainscoting and a beautiful wallpaper above it to personalise the room.

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Grasscloth 

Grasscloth is a term used to describe wallpaper made from hand-woven strands of natural fibres. The fibres include hemp, jute, seagrass, arrowroot grass, bamboo and raffia. Grasscloth and wainscoting is a classic Hamptons combination.

It’s a great way to add texture to a room. In this example, I chose a a light neutral colour grasscloth and paired it with blue wainscoting for this children’s bedroom.

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It is important to note that seams are more visible with grasscloth, so if you are after a more seamless application, you may want to choose a different wallpaper. It is also harder to install than other wallpaper, so I always recommend application by a professional.

In this other bedroom project, we decided on a beautifully textured wallpaper above the wainscoting that looks very similar to grasscloth but the seems are not as visible. It’s actually a vinyl wallpaper so if it needs wiping down, it can be. I absolutely love this wallpaper and I think it is so elegant and timeless.

Hamptons wallpaper

Hamptons wallpaper is a simple and effective way to elevate your home and make it stand out. If you need help choosing wallpaper, please get in touch with me.

I hope you are inspired to decorate your home with some Hamptons style wallpaper

Andrea xx

Adding a lamp to your home is such a great way to make it feel more welcoming and cosy so I thought I would share my collection of natural lamps that are available now and ready to deliver. I love natural materials like wicker & linen because they help to add texture to your home and they are classic so they stand the test of time. These lamps all have a stylish yet casual vibe that I love and because they are neutral you know they will look great. They are perfect for bedroom lamps, on a console or buffet or on side tables so if you would like to add a lamp now is the perfect time.
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  1. Surrey White Lamp with natural shade, $285 includes delivery to Melbourne
  2. Wicker Lamp with natural shade- Medina Lamp, $295 includes delivery to Melbourne
  3. Wicker Lamp with natural shade, $279 includes delivery to melbourne
  4. Castaway Lamp with a wicker base and a white shade, $365 includes delivery to Melbourne

I hope you are inspired to create a home you love.   Andrea xxx

elegant bedroom

I love designing bedrooms that are elegant and timeless. This one has everything to make that happen- A grey tufted bedhead that you will still love in 5, even 10 years time. Now, let me talk about bed linen because for me it’s all about crisp white sheets and donna covers that always look fresh and yes timeless. Think about when you stay at a nice hotel and there is nothing better than getting into the nice white sheets. I love it! The other thing I like for my bedding is two feature cushions (yes thats right – only two). I don’t have time to fluff endless cushions for my bed each day so for me its all about having two cushions that you really love so a lot of times when I am working with clients these will be custom made so we can get that perfect fabric. If you know me then you know I love ottomans at the end of a bed but for this bedroom there wasn’t a lot of space at the end of the bed so I chose this beautiful love seat to go under the window to the side. This provides a seat to put on your shoes or let’s get real- it will probably be where your clothes get thrown at the end of the day. I chose these beautiful mirrors for above the bedside tables to add height because the ceilings were really high.

essendon main bedroom Hope you are inspired to create a bedroom you love, Andrea xx

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I love designing bathrooms and I have 5 must haves to make a bathroom beautiful and timeless.  This bathroom is part of our   Heidelberg full renovation project and the client was very happy with the end result.

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Must Have 1. Use timeless materials: Here we have chosen a porcelain tile but it has the look of natural marble which has a timeless quality so that it stands the test of time. I like to use the same tile on the floor and walls and I stay away from trends like feature tiles.

Must Have 2. Add Wall Lights on either side of the vanity mirror: Here we chose these gorgeous wall lights that have crystal droplets so they are very luxurious. Having wall lights look great but they are also a good source of lighting around the mirror which is perfect for getting ready.

Must Have 3. Choose a bevelled mirror: This mirror is stuck directly onto the tiles but to add a bit of luxury we made sure the mirror was bevelled.

Must Have 4. Choose Shutters: I always use shutters for window coverings in bathrooms because they look beautiful but they are also practical as they can be wiped clean and opened slightly for ventilation if required.

Must Have 5. Finishing Touches: I love to add flowers in bathrooms and a beautiful tray to display items like perfumes.

bathroom

I hope you are inspired to create a beautiful bathroom that you can enjoy for many years to come.  Andrea xx

 

 

 

lounge room

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It was an absolute pleasure designing this renovation and the lounge room is one of my favourite rooms. This home was transformed completely and it’s such a great feeling when my clients love their homes when they are complete. I hope you are inspired to make your home beautiful too. Andrea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

luxurious wall sconces

These wall sconces are pure luxury and these are my favourites. If you are looking for a high end finish then these are absolutely stunning. Please contact us if you would like further details on any wall sconces shown.

sisal, wicker, timber

I love using natural materials in my designs because they have a timeless quality so they won’t date quickly.  At the moment I have a love for timbers that have a muted tone and whitewash finish. They look great in a Hamptons or rustic style home and they help to create a very relaxed look which is very easy to live with. Rugs make such a difference to a room and I generally use wool like this beautiful geometric patterned rug or sisal. Using wicker and sisal is a great way to add texture to a room. I have had a sisal rug in our family room for many years and I still really love it and I find it really easy to live with as any spills come up quickly.  This wicker side table and tray is so handy for a family room and I absolutely love them. The side table can be in front of a sofa and it can be moved around depending on who needs it at the time because its a perfect height for putting food and drinks on. I can not rave about it enough. I Love it!!!!

Linen fabrics are always beautiful and I particularly like to use linen for cushions. This cushion is a lovely natural colour and I do love a stripe so to me its perfection. My last favourite thing is a timber ball chandelier. There are a couple of different styles to choose from but this is a favourite. (check out our website for other style) These chandeliers are great for entrances, living areas, kitchens, bedrooms and stairwells – Lol- they actually look great anywhere.

Hope you are inspired to use natural materials in your home. Andrea xx