{Hangin’ At The Hamptons}

You may be familiar with this phrase if you ever watched a certain popular show in the early 2000’s, featuring a quad of besties who lived in New York and a particular one wrote her own column. Every summer when the heat in Manhattan became unbearable, Miss Carrie Bradshaw would pack up herself and her girlfriends and they would head to the Hamptons.

The Hamptons, if you have no clue what I am talking about, is an upper-class beach community on the out-skirts of Long Island, New York. This is the sort of place where you will see plenty of floppy sun hats and polo players in your midst.

The style of these classy cottages mansions are well sought-out recently when it comes to summer decorating. Here are a few examples that will make you see why:

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ImageThe nautical theme is very dominant in this style because it features many token staples of their favourite passed-time.

ImageWhite is very fluent throughout this style as well because white is the colour/shade that represents cleanliness, and is also known as the colour of purity and perfection.

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ImageYou may notice that blue is a very strong staple in this style as well. Especially the blue and white stripes. This is not only for obvious reasons (water is blue) but back in the early 1900’s the U.S. navy wore blue and white stripes on their uniforms.

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ImageCan’t forget the kids!

There are many facets to the Hampton style. Not just the blue and white stripes of the obvious sailing accessories, but some subtle touches here and there that you may not have noticed. Wicker chairs and furniture are a huge hit when it comes to this style. As well as any rough wood, the nautical elements always seem to infuse raw materials into this design.

I really hope you enjoyed today’s post and that you learned a few things that you can bring back into your own home or cottage.

Now go, get outside and soak up some sun!

-OTED

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