Choose the right cladding for the perfect look.
Coastal and hamptons Luxe have become extremely popular in Australia in recent years and this trajectory is expected to continue. It’s no surprise, given both of these home designs capture Australia’s laid-back lifestyle and relaxed vibe. Besides, with most Australians living along the seaboard and having some connection to the sea either when growing up or on the weekends, introducing the coastal theme into your home seems like the perfect fit.
Although both design styles are inspired by the beach lifestyle, there are subtle nuances between the two that speak to different tastes, which can help distinguish and personalise your home. Whereas the Hamptons style marries elegance and luxury with understated nods towards the sea, the Coastal style is more relaxed, raw and bohemian, bringing in outdoor elements.
The first rule of a thriving Hamptons or Coastal Luxe interpretation is to keep your aesthetics light and airy. Inspired by a neutral palette of greys, whites and blues, both of these styles combine elements of seaside living while keeping the overall look refined, timeless and functional. By layering with a cleverly blended mix of coastal, tropical, timber and patterned elements along with modern materials, these homes are as luxurious as they are family-friendly.
While it might seem easy, creating your own personal Coastal or Hamptons Luxe haven requires dedication. You need to review every decision to ensure everything works together in harmony to create the desired aesthetic. While interior designers are trained for this, by devoting a bit of time and a lot of attention to your choices, you can achieve the style you want. A moodboard can be a great tool to help you get a visual direction for your project and you can start by sourcing all your images from the internet.
Regardless of whether you prefer a more refined Hamptons look or the chilled-out Coastal, it goes without saying that cladding is a must. The choice you make for your internal and external walls will add enormously to the overall feel of your home by framing everything on the inside and representing your theme on the outside. Given it’s one of the most important decisions you’ll make, and the most impactful elements of your design, a trusted expert is vital.
In Australia we’re fortunate to have the perfect partner in Weathertex — an Australian-owned company with a rich history dating back to 1939. Manufacturing all its products locally, Weathertex produces high-quality timber cladding, weatherboard and architectural panels that have become sought-after among builders, architects and designers globally. And when it comes to Coastal and Hamptons Luxe, Weathertex cladding is the ideal sustainable building material selection for both inside and out.
Internally, wall panelling should embrace a light and bright colour palette with a touch of a “beachy nautical-inspired vibe” sophistication. In this regard, a perfect match is Weathertex Selflok weatherboards and Weathergroove panels. By incorporating these elements into your design, you not only enhance the Hamptons or Coastal Luxe vibe but also create texture and depth to your walls and ceilings.
Externally, Coastal or Hamptons cladding is traditionally horizontal with a timber look, creating shadowlines and classic coastal charm. When it comes to kerb appeal, evoke a sense of Hamptons grandeur with Weathertex perfectly smooth weatherboards and Classic Shingles Plus on gables. Or bring your own touch of individuality to your facade by selecting from Weathertex Primelok or Classic weatherboards in a colour of your choice.
Designing your Coastal or Hamptons Luxe home with Weathertex is one way to ensure you get the structure right before layering your theme, indoors and out. The rest is much easier with the right design foundations. And once you’re done, the exciting thing is you’ll be living in a space that transports you to a place of serenity — the ocean — in your perfect style.
The other great thing about choosing Weathertex for your home is that as a company, they care about the environment. All their products are made in Australia from PEFC-certified state forest or private hardwood plantations. They have no added silica, glues, resins or formaldehydes, and a better-than-zero carbon footprint. So ultimately, you’re helping to protect our beautiful planet and oceans, too. Learn more about Weathertex cladding and the range of products on offer visit weathertex.com.au
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