Coastal style, also called Hampton’s style, hails from the east coast of the US, specifically from The Hampton’s villages on Long Island, north of New York. It is a casual, relaxed beach living design style inspired by the sea, though done in a classic and very sophisticated way. Hampton’s style features and furnishings include light, airy colour palettes with cool neutral shades of white and beige paired with blues and greens. It contains elements of wood such as timber panelling, high coffered or pitched ceilings with exposed beams and timber floors.

Think blue and white striped patterns for pillows and rugs, large windows, big comfy sofas in relaxed linen fabrics with plenty of throw pillows, painted white wood and cane or wicker furniture, and blue and white china and accessories.