Inspired by the Long Island terrace of Australian landscape architect Daniel Richards we have put together a number of pieces to recreate this look.

Black and grey with elements of timber perfectly compliment the natural landscape whilst adding a contemporary edge to this 1840's Hamptons cottage.

The current trend towards natural materials is ideal for outdoor spaces. Elements of timber add texture and earthiness, we are after all outdoors, while mixing in black chairs and cement coloured garden planters provides a contemporary edge.

Simple planting in tall round planters adds a sense of grandeur while mixing up the sizes of planters adds interest even where the same plant varieties are used in each. In this case the plant choices are similar to the larger plantings in the garden effectively drawing your eye out into the greenery beyond.

This is a relatively easy look to recreate:

 

Recreating relaxed Hamptons style outdoors

The key to the succss of this space is the restraint in pots and planting. Limited shapes and sizes of pots with a consistent planting scheme creates a sense of calm creating a simple backdrop for the mixture of outdoor furniture.

 Photo Credit - Image of Daniel Richards Hamptons deck by Richard Powers via Vogue Living. See the full house tour here