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Bathroom with blue panelled wall, white marble tiles and black accessories.
Light, bright and inspired by the beach, a Hamptons bathroom is a relaxing place to start and finish the day. Give the chic finishes and smart details of Cape Cod styling an Aussie twist with navy panelled walls.

 

Why choose Hamptons style?

There’s a very good reason that the East Coast aesthetic of Hamptons style resonates so strongly in New Zealand home design. Light and bright, with a strong coastal connection, it marries beautifully with the way our beach-loving nation likes to live. Often formal in tone, Hamptons style works just as well in a more relaxed interpretation, so you can spin it to suit your tastes – dial up the formality with luxe fittings and plenty of marble, or make it more chilled with panelled walls and towels slung on robe hooks.

Bathroom with blue wall panelling, marble tiles, white bathroom fixtures and black tapware.

Get the Hamptons look

VJ panelling is a fabulous fit for a coastal home and sits perfectly within the beachy look of US East Coast-style interiors. Use it to introduce texture and deliver a warmer feel than an all-tiled bathroom. Make it work by choosing wet-area friendly panels and avoiding high-splash zones such as the shower recess. No Hamptons-inspired bathroom is complete without marble, but for a budget-friendly option, invest in stone-look porcelain tiles to get the look. Classic-style tapware with enamel detailing suits the timelessness of this look, and a gooseneck shower head is the perfect style statement. Frame the vanity mirror with a set of classic wall lights for balance.

Bathroom with blue wall panelling, marble tiles, white bathroom fixtures and black tapware.

Play it your way

Hamptons is a very distinctive look, but can be adapted. To make your bathroom more traditional in style, consider a claw foot tub paired with herringbone marble mosaic tiling instead of panelling – simple swaps such as these can help you to put your own spin on this time-proven style. Finish the look with fluffy towels for the feeling of an upmarket seaside resort.

Dreaming of the ultimate Hamptons home?

Fit out your kitchen to match this wet room look, check out our Hamptons kitchen design guide.

 

Photo Credit: Alejandro Sosa 3D

 

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