Inside the Sophisticated, Light-Drenched Hamptons Home of Our Dreams

There's no sweeter escape from busy city life than a beachy Hamptons hideaway that doubles as the perfect getaway for a relaxing retreat from the city or an intimate destination for entertaining friends and family. That's what interior design writer Will Taylor of Bright.Bazaar and his husband Toby Willis found with their 1940s Cape Cod–style cottage in Southhampton. The 1600-square-foot Hamptons retreat is a four-bedroom, two-bathroom house the couple converted into a more luxurious two-bedroom, two-bathroom home.

"We wanted to make the beach cottage a tonic from our busy lives in New York City," says Taylor, who lives with his husband in Manhattan's Upper West Side. "Our NYC apartment is more minimal and Scandinavian in design style, which we love, but we felt like the house was a good opportunity to take a different approach, so we created a more casual cozy, and comfortable interior out there." One Kings Lane Studio designers, including lead designer Sally Gotfredson, teamed up with Taylor to help design his elevated vacation home. The Hamptons house boasts deep rich hues, midcentury accent pieces, and chinoiserie details. "Since Will had just moved in right when we installed, I didn't want it to scream new," recounts Gotfredson. "I tried to pepper in as much vintage as possible to give it a lived-in feel. In general, we layered a lot of textures, and there was a mix of pieces that Will and Toby had brought with them from their travels and fun, new accessories."

Head below to step inside Will Taylor's sophisticated, light-drenched Hamptons home.