Style Counsel with Style My Home
After discovering the budget restrictions on quality Hamptons-themed goods, the first Style My Home store opened in Sydney’s Northern Beaches in 2009. Since then, two other stores in Brisbane and Noosa followed to meet demand. We chat to Alex Mearing, the manager of Style My Home Noosaville, to discover how to style the perfect Hamptons-themed interior.
WHAT ARE THE TRENDS FOR AUTUMN?
A new addition to our range of beautiful furniture are the timeless Chippendale chairs and stools. The solid timber frame is shaped into a bamboo design with an oatmeal or duck egg blue linen seat. They add a little bit more luxury and comfort to adjoining space that everyone will love to relax in.
WHAT’S YOUR BEST STYLING TIP FOR BEGINNERS?
The best place to start is with a fresh coat of paint and incorporate furnishings in natural or satin white painted timber finishes for an effortless coastal style. Opt for luxurious feather down filled cushions in velvet or patterned linen to add some colour and texture. Team blue and white ceramics such as ginger jars with shells and corals for a beachy feel. Check out the Hamptons range of furniture from Style My Home for suitable pieces.
WHAT MAKES YOUR STORE UNIQUE?
We certainly feel our team of stylists and the quality of our furniture make our stores unique. We help customers in store to create the perfect look suited to their individual taste. The most rewarding part of our job is when our lovely customers send pictures of their homes. The quality of our furniture is always consistent and is what sets us apart.
All three stores are unique in their own way and have adapted their stock to the location of the area. You are sure to find special treasures in each store.
WHAT COLOURS OR STYLES ARE ON TREND AT THE MOMENT?
Hamptons hues are always timeless and elegant. Navy, duck egg blue, fresh white and soft greys are all colours common to Hampton-style interiors. We love styling homes with furniture and decor in natural timbers and textures. Layering these textures will help to create a sense of warmth and comfort. Pieces like jute rugs, linen chairs, rattan trays, ceramic lamps, hydrangeas, silver accents, canvas artwork and American oak furniture all work well together in a Hamptons style home.
YOUR STORE IS VERY MUCH HAMPTONS-THEMED. WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO FOCUS ON THAT STYLE?
Hamptons style interiors bring together traditional architecture and sophisticated coastal style. The Style My Home furniture range is designed to encapsulate the relaxed elegance of the Hamptons, as it has a strong connection with our beach culture and sunny climate.
YOU ALSO STOCK A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY RANGE. WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT THIS LINE?
The customer is always at the heart of what we do. We work hard to ensure our factory provides quality products in the best linens and timbers. Our aim is to provide affordable options to create a stunning Hamptons home. We love that the look can lend itself to various styles such as country, British colonial, industrial, coastal contemporary and classic Hamptons style.
To find out more about Style My Home, visit www.stylemyhome.com.au