One of the most delicious things about Hamptons styling is that the furniture is chosen for comfort, and to bring people together.
Dining tables are big enough for dinner parties, shaker-style kitchens are set up for gathering in, and living room furniture is arranged for people to chat.
In the lounge, we’re talking oversized and over-stuffed couches in white, soft grey or beige, that you can sink into and be cocooned by.
The couch is the anchor of the living room, and the bigger and comfier it is the more on-trend it’ll be – just make sure the covers are washable in case you get a bit too relaxed with that red wine in hand.
If you have the space, throw in a chunky ottoman, and some deep armchairs to melt into at the end of the day.
Solid, well-made furniture pieces in natural materials like wood, stone, linen and marble are key to nailing the Hamptons style, while rattan pieces warm up the cool colour palette and add texture and a beachy, laid-back feel.
Side tables in aged brass or black to flank that huge couch are perfect for adding contrast and resting your wine glass (preferably before you stain the couch), while coffee tables in weathered wood finishes beg you to put your (metaphorically sandy) feet up.
In the bedroom, go for an upholstered or wicker headboard, with crisp, fluffy white linen, fat-cat throw cushions, and statement side tables.
In the dining-room choose a generously sized table with cushioned, bum-loving dining chairs.