Country hamptons.

Featured home in Mt Gambier.

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With 40 acres of land on the outskirts of Mt Gambier in South Australia to play with, Jodie relished having a “blank canvas” when she and her husband designed their third home together.

“We wanted this home to have a timeless country feel but also after a trip to the US, we loved the details and look of American homes. It was the Hamptons-style that won our hearts,” remembers Jodie.

“I just love all the details like the interior wainscoting, high ceilings and doors, the use of marble and built-in cabinetry,” she adds.

Jodie embraced the chance to put together her own heavenly Hamptons-style home with her vision reflected in every element of the build.

With its soothing natural palette of monochromatic whites and greys mixed with the odd pop of black and navy, built-in Shaker cabinetry, Carrara marble and Herringbone oak floors, Jodie has created a stunning country home that wouldn’t look out of place in upstate New York.

Details matter.

Window furnishings also play a key role in pulling the Hamptons look together and Jodie worked with dollar curtains + blinds to achieve the classic style she wanted.

“We’ve used dollar curtains + blinds for all of our window dressings since we built our first home in 2002 and have never faulted their service and quality,” explains Jodie.

Pure White Timber Basswood Plantation Shutters were chosen for their timeless yet practical good looks. Jodie loved how they looked in her previous home so installed them throughout her new build, including in all five bedrooms, the living/dining area and wet rooms.

The Plantation Shutters have a clear view control option which has a tilt rod concealed at the back of the panel to rotate the blades. This ensures unobstructed views through the open blades.

A 135mm decorative architrave was installed around the shutters to further accentuate the Hamptons look.

“I love the timeless look the Plantation Shutters bring to the house. You could change the room decor down the track and they would still look amazing,” says Jodie.

“I love the timeless look the Plantation Shutters bring to the house. You could change the room decor down the track and they would still look amazing.”

— Jodie, Mt Gambier

Line it up.

In the living/dining area, the Plantation Shutters were paired with Double Pleat Curtains on ceiling fit tracking. The Pegasus Stallion fabric in White is lined with dc+b lining which blocks out light, adds thermal and noise insulation and ensures the Curtains have a beautiful drape.

“I was originally thinking of Wave Fold Sheers but after a lot of discussion as to how cold the lounge was in winter, dollar curtains + blinds guided me towards Double Pleat lined Curtains,” explains Jodie.

“The Double Pleat doesn’t cover as much window when open and the full Blockout helps insulate and reduce draughts when closed at night.”

Lined Double Pleat drapes were also chosen for her children’s living area, where the black dc+b designs Coogee fabric was dressed with a white custom banding on the sides and bottom for a designer look that frames the windows.

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