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


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


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

    • @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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. Jo Painter Reply

    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!

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

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

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Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.