How to create a Hamptons-style retreat at home
16 April 2020
Why spend your time dreaming of an idyllic holiday in the Hamptons when you can bring the Hamptons into your home and live a luxe life every day? That’s what Three Birds Renovations achieved with their eleventh house reno. They transformed a plain Jane brown brick family home in suburban Sydney into a heavenly Hamptons-style paradise and we are beyond thrilled to have been a part of this stunning makeover.
Join us as we take you a tour of this marvellous double-storey house and get inspired by our incredible lighting that they used in every room.
To say this transformed house has massive street appeal is an understatement – it’s a head-turner, eye-grabber and jaw-dropper all in one! The Three Birds flipped the entire front façade to create a deluxe yet welcoming look. A pair of our barn-like charming Portsea exterior wall lights make an impression right at the front door. For enhanced security, they mounted a pair of our Bayside Fort spotlights with a sensor outside the front window which turn on automatically when they detect motion.
Open the front door and you’ll be amazed by how bright, light and airy the entry way looks. Our Portsea lights once again feature here over the mudroom and reading nook creating a seamless look from the outside in. We love this happy, inviting space!
Frost has never looked so good! Bonnie was spot on with her choice of our new Constance pendants over the island bench in the kitchen. They flow in perfect harmony with the Hamptons styling and in combination with our LIFX downlights, provide ample light for all the tasks that will take place in this home’s hub. If you’ve ever wondered what layered lighting is all about, this is the perfect example.
Our staircases don't always get the love they deserve! By simply adding our Hudson pendant and Tread step lights, this high-traffic space was converted from a dark and dingy stairway into a bright, beautiful space. So important, especially when you’re finding your way at night!
Laundry + powder room
Put the finishing touches to your makeup while waiting to pick your freshly laundered dress from the dryer! This multi-purpose room is not only functional but also striking thanks to our beaded Koralky chandelier hanging pretty over the vanity. Available in one, three, five, six and eight light options and made up of hundeds of wooden beads, our Koralky suits homes with interiors of relaxed luxury, like this one.
Sometimes it’s good to bend the rules. The Three Birds used our Norwest outdoor lights inside the formal lounge and what a difference this detail has made! With an appealing coastal feel, the Norwest hints at the sea and cliffs even though the house is far away from either. Perfect styling for the ‘Colour Me Hamptons’ look.
Not to be outdone, our strategically placed LIFX downlights provide evenly distributed illumination in the lounge. These LED downlights, which have been used throughout the house are Wi-Fi-enabled and can be totally controlled through an app on your smartphone or through voice commands via your smart home system like Amazon’s Echo or Google Home. You can control the lights individually or as groups, dim them to suit your mood or change the colour to one of 16 million colours to create a whole new vibe.
Young Kai’s bedroom
Bring the beach into the bedroom! The Three Birds created a coastal paradise in young Kai's room with fun prints, pops of colours, and a surfboard too! We love how small seaside styling details like our Norwest light over the built-in bed and our Viceroy fan complete the Hamptons look so perfectly. An ocean of inspiration here, don't you think?
Little Harleys’ bedroom
We've got to hand it to Bonnie for conceiving the brilliant idea of converting the single-door robe into a cute study nook and lighting it up with our Rand wall bracket. Looks like little Harley's going to top his class with all the studying he'll be doing!
This beautiful backyard is every entertainer's dream come true! Our barn-like Portsea exterior wall lights used at the front and in the entryway elevate the rear of the house too, adding character and vintage charm to this Hamptons-style suburban family oasis.
What goes well with a summer barbecue? A bar of course! What a great idea to add an impressive bar to this home's outdoor dining and entertainment zone. Featuring our Portsea wall lights and Manor pendant, this space is where the party starts (and goes on, and on)!
Want to recreate this luxurious coastal look in your own home? Shop all the lighting used in this Hamptons-style house here.