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Cool & Coastal: Get The Hamptons’ New England style this season
This is the time of year when America’s great and the good decamp from their summer homes in The Hamptons: Long Island (south shore, darling), Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod and of course our favourite – Nantucket island – all seriously cool in a kind of relaxed easy going way. But Hampton’s style isn’t only for the rich and famous, although expect to rub shoulders with a star studded crowd if you rent there in the summer. Back home getting The Hampton’s look is pretty straight forward, it’s all about stripped back simplicity with a coastal twist. Not surprisingly, elements of this east coast style echo Scandanavian design as many of the the original settlers from Sweden and northern Europe brought with them their simple, pared down style. Today the Hamptons is seen as much as a lifestyle as a location. Interestingly Dulux has nominated a very coastal blue as their colour of the year 2017.The Hamptons and in particular Nantucket have inspired our palettes from Mr & Mrs Smith / Coast Collection and The Nantucket Trading Company’s Original Colours of New England collection. The colours schemes are all about shades of white, grey and blue with bold red accents – fresh and light with a homey feel. Throw in some simple linen checks and a few nautical references and you are on your way.