Illuminating Your Hamptons Home
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Illuminating Your Hamptons Home

Interior design by Verandah House 

Lighting is such a pivotal part of Hamptons homes and also Hamptons-inspired homes that might be far from the shores of Long Island. Lighting in a Hamptons home often makes a statement in and of itself.

Light fixtures tend to be oversized when they’re ceiling-mountedand can include pendant lights and chandeliers.

Hamptons lighting might also include table lamps, often in pairs which create a sense of traditional symmetry that’s so favouredin Hamptons homes.

While the options are plentiful, the following are some considerations for Hamptons lighting, many from Australia's leading interior designers.

PENDANT LIGHTS

Hamptons homes are about comfort and livability. Along with that comes the focal point of a home often being the kitchen where everyone can gather, and entertaining can occur. Countertops tend to be expansive, and often include bar and seating areas.

Above kitchen bars, you will very often find pendant lights. Pendant lights can be transitional lantern-style fixtures, or sleeker pendants with simpler, more modern lines. They may come in pairs or sets of four, again promoting a sense of symmetry.

Brushed nickel, glass, and stainless steel are all popular choices for both kitchen and living room pendant lighting. Sometimes pendant lights may have woven shades, bringing in hints of nature and seagrass that’s works so well in a Hamptons home.

Pendants may also be used as a way to bring in some bold contrast, so they may be darker in colour and have more of a sense of drama, in comparison to the typically light and airy colour palettes of Hamptons design styles.

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Interior design by Melinda Hartwright Interiors

Interior design by Marco Meneguzzi

Interior design by Verandah House 

Interior design by Lynda Kerry

Interior design by Natalee Bowen

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Interior design by Verandah House

Interior design by Lynda Kerry 

CHANDELIERS

Chandeliers serve as a focal point of a room and a way to tie everything together. You have lots of versatility in terms of finding chandeliers that will work well in a Hamptons design.

Traditional crystal chandeliers work well, but so do beaded basket chandeliers. Barrel-inspired lantern chandeliers with rope details are coastally-inspired, as are chandeliers made of shells.

Antique chandeliers are often used as a way to bring in elements of traditional style and timelessness.

Interior design by Natalee Bowen

Interior design by Natalee Bowen

Interior design by Highgate House

Interior design by Amity Dry 

WALL LIGHTS

Sconce lights can bring a layered lighting effect and a sense of warmth to a Hamptons homes. Scone lights are traditionally used to flank mirrors in bathrooms, but they have other places they work well also.

For example, on either side of a bed and above a bedside table is a good place for sconce lighting. Framing an entryway mirror and above a console table can be a beautiful place to add a pair of sconces and integrate symmetry as well.

Interior design by Lynda Kerry

Interior design by Amy Spargo

Interior design by Melinda Hartwright Interiors

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Interior design by Amity Dry 

TABLE LAMPS

As was touched on, table lamps tend to be a quintessential way to bring in lighting in Hamptons homes. There are the traditional blue and white lamps you’ll often see in entryways and living areas, but there are other options as well.

Clear or blue glass lamps are beautiful and reminiscent of polished sea glass.

Whether ceiling mounted pendants, large-scale chandeliers or classic table lamps, there are so many options when it comes to lighting your Hamptons-esquehome. What’s most important is creating a sense of inviting warmth and functional appeal, however.

Interior design by Natalee Bowen

Interior design by Lynda Kerry

Interior design by Denai Kulcsar

Interior design by Lynda Kerry

Interior design by Lynda Kerry

Interior design by Lynda Kerry

Interior design by Lynda Kerry

 

 

 

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