A recent episode of TV’s popular “House Rules” show revealed the “Hamptons” style is still relevant and in vogue. In fact, “Hamptons” and “Coastal” design modes have been eagerly embraced by Australian households. Both styles have evolved to incorporate personal preferences and the Australian lifestyle but still remain consistent at their cores.

To help you achieve the elegant “Hamptons” look or beachy “Coastal” vibe in your bathroom, Who Bathroom Warehouse clarifies both styles and their key features. However, there is often some confusion between “Hamptons” and “Coastal”. So what’s the difference?

“Hamptons” style key features

The Hamptons look hails from the lavish summer houses of well-to-do New Yorkers. This appealing style reflects the relaxed atmosphere of the iconic beachside area coupled with the elegance of an upscale residence. To create a Hamptons bathroom, consider stylish fixtures combined with natural materials such as wood and seaside inspired accessories. The intention is utilise the allure of the beach and ocean to create a comfortable environment with added touches of luxury. Don’t forget to make use of natural settings and incorporate local and native elements to add the flavour of Australia to your Hamptons bathroom.

“Coastal” style key features

Unlike Hamptons, Coastal style is a more general concept. It encompasses everything we love about warm summer days and chilling out. Although both styles share similar features, Coastal is the less formal, boho little sister of Hamptons and offers a bit of flexibility. Themes tend to be more beachy and rustic. To help add the Coastal vibe to your bathroom, decorating elements can include wicker, driftwood, tropical plants and raw linens. Upcycled pieces can also provide extra character. Overall think island resort meets rustic charm.

“Hamptons” and “Coastal” styles colour palettes

Hamptons and Coastal styles both use clean white canvases and neutral tones such as cream and linen. The difference is in the accent colours. Hamptons can adopt darker and stronger accents such as navy blues, taupes, greyish-greens, or steel greys. Coastal accent colours are brighter and breezier like yellows, light blues, and marine greens such as turquoise and aqua. When designing a Hamptons or Coastal bathroom, use the accent colours in the bathroom tiles, towels, mats, and accessories.

While Coastal and Hamptons both embrace lighter coloured wood, Hamptons also has the option to select darker, deeper wood such as rosewood and walnut. Wood can be utilised in Hamptons or Coastal bathrooms by adding a wood style vanity cabinet.

WHO suggestions for a “Hamptons” style bathroom

WHO can easily accommodate the Hamptons style with warehouse priced designer products such as the “Harry JamesDover White quartz stone vanity benchtop with its clean finish. WHO’s mix-and-match free-standing vanity cabinets make ideal inclusions to the Hamptons bathroom. From the Hannaford range, take a look at the Charlotte 1200 white matt vanity cabinet or Designer 1200 woodgrain vanity cabinet in either light or dark tones. The elegance of a bench top mounted wash basin vessel is a perfect addition to a Hamptons bathroom. WHO has some impressive vanity bowls including, from the Paddington range, the WB-538, WB-408, and WB-553.

Nothing makes a statement and says refinement like a luxurious free-standing bath. Check out WHO Bathroom’s range of designer bathtubs like the Toorak or Kew (by Olivia Ellen). When it comes to tapware, the Hamptons concept can venture into other colours such as black and rose gold. WHO has a superb range of European design tapware including the Ecco black matt basin mixer tap, Vitra rose gold basin mixer tap (both by Nero), and the Seto II tall black & rose gold basin mixer tap (by Banff).

WHO suggestions for a “Coastal” style bathroom

Many of the products under WHO’s “Hamptons” style bathroom suggestions can also be adapted to a Coastal style bathroom with the right accessories. The “Harry James” range also has the Biscotti linen quartz stone vanity benchtop with its sand-look finish. If you prefer a complete package rather than a mix-and-match combination WHO also has designer vanity packages at warehouse prices. Consider the Hannaford Elite 1500mm two drawer wall hung vanity cabinet complete with Olivia style white colour drawer faces, crushed ice colour quartz stone benchtop, and two WB-402 vanity basins.

WHO Bathroom Warehouse has a great range of frameless, semi-framed and framed shower screens available to the public at trade/wholesale prices. WHO’s shower screens are backed by the WHO lifetime extended warranty, so you can be confident you’re getting the highest quality products that are built to last.

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All of the bathroom fittings and fixtures in the Hamptons and Coastal style bathrooms are exclusive to WHO Bathroom Warehouse. Stock is ready for immediate pickup or delivery and interest-free finance is available. Visit one of our wholesale discount warehouse outlets or shop online.

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