The Hills and in particular Kellyville offer the perfect mixture of rural heritage, charm and modern fit outs, so there’s no wonder the Hamptons phenomenon is taking Kellyville, Plumpton and Blacktown by storm.

The buildings of Kellyville ooze character; Kellyville Public School was established in 1849 and the original Post Office opened on January 1st 1889, the building that still stands on the corner of Acres and Windsor Roads.

With character and refinement like this, Kellyville has managed to keep its rural charm (yes, word on the street is that you’ll still see a farmer or two at work!) while providing affordable pricing just a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of the CBD.

This character has made the Hills a hot spot for people adding Hampton’s design and character to their homes.

If you are looking to renovate or upgrade your Hills home, you may consider the Hamptons style. Classic yet casual, the design offers a laid-back feel to that exudes refinement and sophistication.

According to leading Sydney based interior designers, the Hamptons design is taking Sydney by storm so here are our top 5 tips to getting the Hamptons feel right in your Hills home.

  1. White and Grey Colour Palette

Getting the colour palette right is crucial. A lot of people think they have to go all white, but that’s not necessarily true because your home, needs some warmth. Soft grey, particularly with paint or tiling adds texture and warmth. When it comes to adding layers and contrasts think grey, navy and blue.

  1. Shaker Cabinetry

The cabinets are also important in ensuring the elements come together. Shaker style cabinetry in a crisp white and they set the scene for your kitchen or bathroom.

Adding some glass-fronted cabinets will also give you an additional layer of depth and sophistication. Shaker cabinets also give us the character and charm that we discussed earlier. They almost tie us back to the heritage of some of the old charm Kellyville and surrounding suburbs offer.

  1. Marble Benchtops

Marble Benchtops are a must. Caesarstone have so many look-alike options that are much more friendly on the budget allowing you to add value to your home.

  1. Dark Floorboards

Floorboards or a look-alike flooring option is the perfect addition to any Hamptons home. Typically you will have a lot of white going on so adding depth, colour, class and charm is easy with a dark timber.

  1. Finishing Touches

Once your renovation is done, adding the decorative love is the fun bit. Timber trays and wooden stools are a must and you cannot go wrong with a blue or navy palette with lots of vases and bowls.

If you are typically a minimalist you may need some help as Hamptons is the opposite, so be sure to add plenty of character and layers to your key living spaces.

If you are renovating in the Hills area you may consider adding Hamptons charm to your home. It is a style that is taking Sydney by storm and won’t date, you really can’t go wrong.

If you are looking to buy or sell or are interested in an updated value of your property before undertaking any massive renovations, call our Blacktown, Kellyville and Plumpton specialists at Hilton Parkes Real Estate.