Monday, January 23, 2023
Hamptons Staircase Style Guide
We’ve absolutely loved seeing some of these more traditional elements come back into style in such a fresh, new way!
The Hamptons design style gained traction in Long Island, USA, but has recently grown in popularity in coastal regions of Australia. It is best known for its bright white interiors, and dark contrasting timbers. Colours such as navy blue, light blue and black also feature prominently. When it comes to staircase design, ‘Hamptons’ style stairs often feature more traditional elements such as box newels and fluted posts. Heritage-style handrails are also extremely popular, although tend to be painted/stained in different colourways to traditional, heritage stairs.We’ve absolutely loved seeing some of these more traditional elements come back into style in such a fresh, new way! The bright, white paint gives these pieces a coastal feel, while still looking elegant and expensive.
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How To Design A Hamptons Style Staircase
- HAMPTONS BALUSTERS
- HAMPTONS STAIR/NEWEL POSTS
- HAMPTONS POST CAPITALS
When it comes to choosing balusters for your Hamptons-style staircase, there are plenty of different styles & designs to choose from. While timber balusters tend to be the most popular, wrought iron balusters can also be used. We’ve found the most popular designs to be the Regent & Turned profiles, however, a similar look can be achieved for less using either plain or chamfered balusters. Here’s a list of our most popular hamptons balusters.
Are you an interior designer or DIY enthusiast looking to get a head start on 2023's staircase and balustrade trends? If so, you've come to the right place! We've been supplying Australia's leading builders, wholesalers, designers and stair builders for more than 75 years, so it's safe to say we've seen plenty of trends come and go in our time.Top Staircase & Balustrade Trends for 2023
Regent Turned Baluster
By far the most popular baluster for Hamptons style staircases is the regent pin top baluster. It’s a style that we created specifically for Hamptons interiors, and continues to be one of our best-selling balusters! It has a tapered top section, and a square/turned base to suit a 42 x 42mm base rail, making it relatively easy to install - even on existing staircases. Available in both pine and victorian ash, this baluster can be either stained or painted to suit the rest of your staircase!
Tasman Turned Baluster
The Tasman turned baluster is a little more traditional than the regent pin top baluster, making it the perfect addition to any heritage-style home. When painted white it modernises the profile, which is perfect for Hampton interiors. Also available in both pine and victorian ash, this profile will suit almost any staircase! We think these balusters look particularly fantastic when paired with a dark handrail & stair treads.
Square Wrought Iron Balusters
If you’re looking for something a little different, black wrought iron balusters might just fit the bill! Unlike the other balusters on this list, they’re made from metal & therefore don’t require any painting, finishing or sanding. They’re all ready to go!What’s also great about these square balusters is that they slot perfectly into a 16x16 rebate, which we offer in many of our most popular handrail profiles! This makes installation a breeze, as you you don’t need to route this section out onsite/yourself.The black powder-coated finish fits in perfectly with a Hamptons colour palette- and pairs well with timber treads & white risers. There are also several different decorative balusters available within this range, so there’s plenty of variety!
Hamptons Stair/Newel Posts
tair newels are structural posts that are most often located at the end or centre of a staircase. Oftentimes they are simple plain posts, but in hamptons style builds particularly they can also be rebated, turned or recessed. We were one of the first companies in australia to start manufacturing rebated hamptons style newel posts, and they’ve continued to be a fantastic seller to this day. With the resurgence of coastal hamptons inspired builds, they’re arguably even more popular today than when they were first released.These are our picks for the most popular hamptons stair/newel posts
When you think of a hamptons style staircase, these are the posts that come to mind. They’re a specially rebated post, designed to suit our range of drop in panels. Often the posts are painted/stained a different colour than the drop in panels, creating a beautiful contrasting design. Prestige posts are popular in both traditional and modern hamptons builds, and can be stained/painted to suit almost any colour scheme!Shop Range
If you're looking for something a little more traditional, our range of fluted posts might be what you're looking for. They're avaialble in both pine and Australian hardwood (Victorian Ash), making them an ideal choice for either staining OR painting.This particuar style is also quite popular in heritage and federation style homes, so they can make a great transitional peice between the two styles!Shop Range
Tasman Turned Posts
Lastly, we have our bestselling turned post range! This style has been a pillar of Australian architecture since the 1950's, and have come back into vogue with the resurgance of heritage and hamptons inspired design. They're a staple for a reason: tried and true!Shop Range
Hampton Post Capitals
The most defining feature of modern hamptons staircases is actually the beautiful post capitals! There are three distinctive styles to choose from, with each playing into different aspects of the hamptons design style. Arguably, the scalloped post capital is the most traditionally "hamptons" capital, but ball and pyramid post caps come in at a close second & third!Most of our post capitals are available in pine and victorian ash, but some are also avaialble in an extended range of species including meranti, kwila, jarrah and american oak.
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