02/08/2013 // 17 comments

Mr. B Talks Colour In West Elm’s Catalogue


Market picks: fig.1, Bentwood pendant | fig.2, Painted Stripe fabric | fig.3, Saddle office chair | fig.4, Martini side table | fig.5, Sarah Campbell reversible pillow | fig.6, Sydney Studio multicoloured dinnerware | fig.7, Abacus Dhurrie

Towards the end of last year I was delighted to be approached by West Elm to appear in their January 2013 catalogue alongside superstar blogger Holly Becker from Decor8. In the catalogue Holly and I discuss the benefits of decorating with colour as well as the pitfalls you need to be aware of and where you can just let loose with your paint brush! I’ve seen a few Instagrams and tweets from Stateside friends about the catalogue but my copy only arrived in the mail while I was away in Stockholm, so it was a lovely surprise to arrive home to find the finished copy waiting on my doormat. If you’ve not been able to get a copy and would like to take a look at our natter about decorating with colour, you can view the online version, here. You can also catch our pins on West Elm’s Globalist Mix Pinterest board. So here’s a big blogging ‘high-five’ to Holly and West Elm for this super fun project! OK, I’m headed off to drool over their colourful Dhurries. Yes-freaking-please!

// Photography by Will Taylor | Screenshots via West Elm


08 / 8 / 2013

Mine just arrived in the mail and it was such an exciting surprise to see you there!! xo

megan / petitely

08 / 8 / 2013

LOVE the chair and brass table! always so brilliant, will!

Preciously Me

08 / 8 / 2013

LOVE this brass sidetable!!!
And the price is really afordable … certainly my next purchase from West Elm :)


08 / 8 / 2013

Hi Will, how fantastic – I adore West Elm and what a pleasure to see you in it (and Holly:). Congrats – great stuff and have a wonderful weekend,

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

08 / 8 / 2013

@Preciously Me – I know, great value! I have my eye on it as well for a bedside table…!


08 / 8 / 2013

Great feature Will! Now we just have to get West Elm to come to Europe:-)

Decor8 holly

08 / 8 / 2013

Hi Will!

When West Elm approached me to lead this campaign and asked me to select the bloggers that I would like to ask to join me, you were one of the first on my list – I am so happy it worked out! I hope this gives you new eyes on your blog, too!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

08 / 8 / 2013

@Holly – Thanks so much! Sending hugs to Germany from across the Channel! x


08 / 8 / 2013

What a great opportunity Will! Your feature looks fab! Have a lovely weekend :)

Abbey x


08 / 8 / 2013

how exciting, congrats! i LOVE all your market picks, especially the striped chair and that beautiful wooden pendant…

raina @astylistslife

08 / 8 / 2013

i am so thrilled to see how far you have come in such a short time- your talent and hard work have payed off.


08 / 8 / 2013

looking like a fab article along the lovely Holly ;)


08 / 8 / 2013

Congrats! I just had a look at that pinterest board, could get lost in there… A paradise for eclectic style lovers like me!


09 / 9 / 2013

Congrats!! I am so heading to West Elm tomorrow to pick up a copy! Can’t wait!

Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy}

10 / 10 / 2013

Oh wow, how fabulous! Congrats!! I love West Elm, your next mission should you choose to accept it, is to get them over here in the UK ;) xxx

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

10 / 10 / 2013

@Kimberley – Thanks, hun! They do ship most of their pieces to the UK but I would love to be able to go into their stores for the full West Elm experience on a regular basis. If they do come over I know who to call for a West Elm date! ;) xx

Jennifer Young

13 / 13 / 2013

huge congrats! this is so exciting!