Sag Harbor, NY’s Coastal Charm

sag-habor-barons-cove-hotel-1Last year, I visited the Hamptons twice: once to photograph a beautiful property for my second book, Dream Decor, (take a peek inside the book here); and then a second time to create a travel guide based on the classic movie Something’s Gotta Give. Now, living in New York City, it’s been a pleasure to be able to head out to the Hamptons, particularly Sag Harbor (my fav!), to snatch a day or two to relax. I recently headed out East to Sag Harbor and stayed at the beautiful Baron’s Cove resort (pictured above). Click through after the jump to see what caught my eye in this quiet and charming coastal town.

sag-habor-barons-cove-hotel-2Fun fact: this is Billy Joel’s house! I love how he decorated the shingle exterior of the property with colorful buoys. Their weathered finish only adds to the charm, don’t you think?sag-habor-barons-cove-hotel-3When I first spotted this delightful mint front door I was cycling full pelt downhill. Having hired one of the complimentary bikes from Baron’s Cove, I had headed out to go color hunting on two wheels. Upon spotting the bike, I slammed on my breaks and made sure to capture the color before the beautiful golden hour light faded.sag-habor-barons-cove-hotel-4It’s hard to walk past beautifully blooming Hydrangeas and not stop to take a picture, don’t you think?! Loved these blue beauties.sag-habor-barons-cove-hotel-5Stopped for some yummy Tuscan food at DOPO La Spiaggia – a lesson in chic grey layering awaited.sag-habor-barons-cove-hotel-6This house? Pretty much my dream. The shingle! The windows! The porch! So charming.sag-habor-barons-cove-hotel-7After a fun day of color hunting and exploring, it was time to relax with dinner in the stunning restaurant at Baron’s Cove. The interiors throughout the property were designed by Colleen Bashaw and were tastefully nautical in vibe. My room was beautifully appointed in a soothing blue and white palette based primarily around a custom-designed striped rug and cool, crisp white linens. I enjoyed the live music out on the porch in the afternoon and evening, too.sag-habor-barons-cove-hotel-8After soaking in the sunset (and what a stunner it was!), it was time for an early night before heading back to the city bright and early. Had you ever visited Sag Harbor? What inspires you from my color hunting finds? If you are keen to visit, my pals at Baron’s Cove are kindly offering Bright.Bazaar readers a $40 daily breakfast credit and late check-out (1pm) with the code ‘LINGER’. Go, go, go!sag-habor-barons-cove-hotel-9 // Photography by Will Taylor & Baron’s Cove


  • Reply Alexa August 3, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Perfection! your amazing photographs certainly do justice with the views
    Btw, may I ask what happened to the dog you adopted in England?

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar August 3, 2016 at 9:52 am

      @Alexa – Thanks so much! There’s so many beautiful sights to capture out there. After two days, Parsnip went back to live with her breeder due to a severe allergic reaction.

  • Reply Jenn Lake August 3, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Absolutely stunning, Will! Sheer summer perfection!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar August 3, 2016 at 9:53 am

      @Jenn – Right?! Almost every home is a dream property! Baron’s is a great base to explore as it’s so central.

  • Reply Lara August 3, 2016 at 9:48 am

    I remember loving this place when you blogged about it last year. If it’s possible I think I love it even more with these new pictures! Thanks for sharing Will.

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar August 3, 2016 at 9:53 am

      @Lara – Yay! You gotta visit sometime – you’ll LOVE the sunsets!

  • Reply Patricia August 3, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Mr Joel’s home is one of our family’s favorites in Sag too. Beautiful pictures as always!

  • Reply Brandon August 3, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Nice capture of the light in the mint door picture.

  • Reply Jo Painter August 4, 2016 at 4:27 am

    I saw your post on Baron’s Cove last year and we ended up going in May as the ending to our three week East Coast road trip from the UK! The stay was fantastic – thank you for the recommendation!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar August 5, 2016 at 10:08 am

      @Jo – I’m so pleased you had a great time! Your East Coast road trip sounds fantastic!

  • Reply Grace August 5, 2016 at 3:13 am

    Wonderful place! I love it already! Thank you for sharing!

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  • Reply Lucas August 10, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Sag Harbor is the best! Hope you got a chance to try out Conca D’Oro’s pizza #summerbody

  • Reply Deb August 13, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Sag Harbor is my home town. My heart is always there in the town. On the bay.?

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