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01/27/2014 // 121 comments

First Look Inside The Bright.Bazaar Book!

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// Pre-order in the UK | Pre-order in the USA

I wasn’t expecting to see a copy of the Bright.Bazaar book for the first time for at least another few weeks, so when my publisher told me they had arrived in the office on Friday I jumped for joy (literally!). The book went off to print back in October and despite working on it for the eighteen months previous and signing off numerous colour proofs, there was nothing like seeing it as a properly bound book for the first time.

When it came to how the book would look as a ‘whole package’ I was keen to ensure that it was not only aesthetically pleasing but well considered, too. My aim from the start was to create a seamless transition from the blog to the book. Of course, the book is all original content but the art direction and visuals feel closely aligned with that of the blog: I used the blog’s branding as a reference for the colour palette; designed with the same fonts; photographed and wrote in the same style as I do for my posts and personalised pages with handwriting in the same way I do right here.

For the exterior of the book I had a vision (or hope, at least) of creating a piece of design out of the book; something that those who bought the book may like to use as an object to add colour around their own homes. It was with this idea in mind that I created the candy stripe hardcover (under the loose jacket). I designed it to co-ordinate with the sprayed yellow ends, which in turn matches my yellow sofa on the UK cover and the yellow dining chairs on the USA cover. Once you open the book the first pages you see are the end papers and these match the header of my blog, as well as being in the same four core colours I use across the site. I’m beyond delighted with how it came out! I’ll share more detailed sneak peeks inside the book in the coming weeks, but I have created a little gif above so that you can see a few spreads in the meantime. I’d love to know what you think of the finished book’s exterior, folks?

// Photography by Will Taylor

geraldine@littlebigbell

27 / 27 / 2014

Wow! it looks amazing Will. Love the design of the book and the colours in the bedroom. Really!! now I’m even more desperate to peek in that book. Have a lovely week. ;) xx

Molly {Dreams in HD}

27 / 27 / 2014

oh my gosh WILL, it looks FANTASTIC! i could not be happier for you and can’t wait to dive into your beautiful world of color. a million congratulations!!

Molly {Dreams in HD}
http://www.dreamsinhd.blogspot.com

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Molly – Thank you so much! I hope you’ll be hooked on hue soon as well! ;) xo

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Geraldine – That means so much to me, thank you! :) xx

Ana

27 / 27 / 2014

I can’t wait to put my hands on it! It looks so cheerful and happy, just like your blog!! Congratulations!!

zhi / curiouszhi

27 / 27 / 2014

Congrats again Will! I love that first picture with your expression (still visible despite the shallow depth of field!. Can’t wait to see the book, as your preview looks amazing.

Victoria Smith

27 / 27 / 2014

looks so beautiful, will! and i love that first shot of you holding your baby! :)

Jessica (Packard) Klein

27 / 27 / 2014

Absolutely wonderful!!! What a great accomplishment – congratulations WIll!

ps. pre-ordering now!

Oleah

27 / 27 / 2014

That is so awesome! The book looks lovely. I’m honestly so excited for you. Congrats!

xoxo, Oleah
travel-simply.blogspot.com

Jeanee

27 / 27 / 2014

OMG, it’s SO YOU! Congrats.

Ingrid Jansen

27 / 27 / 2014

Yee-haw! I can see why you are beyond delighted with how it came out! Thanks for the sneek peak (I also made a jump with joy) Congrats Will X

Gabrielle

27 / 27 / 2014

It looks SO good, Will! I’m so excited for you and I can’t wait to see the book, especially now you’re feeding us details! I hope you had a celebratory weekend x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Gabrielle – Yay! I’m so pleased you like it! :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Ingrid – Wahooo! I’m jumping with you! :) X

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Jeanee – I think so too! :) Thank you!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Oleah – That means a lot, thank you! :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Jessica – Yay! Thank you so much for pre ordering! :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Victoria – Thank you so much, V! :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Zhi – Yay! Thank you!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Ana – That’s what I hoped for so it’s great to hear that – thank you!

Uljana

27 / 27 / 2014

the little preview looks amazing, Will! it must be incredibly exciting to see the final result! :) Congrats!!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Uljana – I’m so pleaded you like it! :) Thank you for the kind congratulations!

elisabetta@italianbark

27 / 27 / 2014

Wow!!!I have to buy it!!!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Wlisabetta – I hope you enjoy this slice of my colourful world! :)

Yvonne Eijkenduijn

27 / 27 / 2014

Hurrah Hurrah!!! It looks amazing, I can’t wait to hold a copy and explore your colourful world on paper. Congrats Will, enjoy your very own coffee table book, how insane!!! Big hugs xox

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Yvonne – Yay! Likewise, I can’t wait to dive into your cookbook and try the recipes in my colourful kitchen! :) x

gudy herder

27 / 27 / 2014

So, that was the secret when taking away the cover! What a beautiful idea, Will! All comes so nicely together! xx

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Gudy – Means a lot to hear that from you artistic eye, Gudy. Thank you! :) xx

Eva

27 / 27 / 2014

Congratulations, Will! The book looks beautiful and all the details really make me smile! I especially love the UK cover, but they’re both stunning! The sneak peeks look really great, definitely a book I’d like to get my hands on, even if I didn’t read your blog!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Eva – Thank you for your kind words. I hope you will enjoy the book! :)

Justyna

27 / 27 / 2014

Will, congratulations – this is such a fantastic achievement! I can’t wait to see the book myself:) x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Justyna – Thank you so much!

Lena

27 / 27 / 2014

Congratulations, Will! Are you still jumping up and down? I love the yellow ends and your signature colour palette. I spy a future best-seller here. Definitely. Keep on jumping!

Serena

27 / 27 / 2014

I felt in love with your book at first sight… I can’t wait!!!!!!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Lena – Thank you so much! Totally still jumping! ;)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Serena – Yay! I’m so happy you like it! :)

tina @ colourliving

27 / 27 / 2014

Just as I had hoped and now fully confirmed! Full of details, full of personal touches and full of clever design. For a non-trained graphic designer you can give any of them (including me:-) a run for their money.

So amazing and so proud of you. Can’t wait to see, touch and smell it!

Congratulations lovely x

Judith

27 / 27 / 2014

Love how the book is so in line with your voice & style here on the blog! And hurray for yellow! Also love the clever surprise under the sleeve :) Congratulations, Will! And I can confirm: you were glowing yesterday ;) Hope you’re having a good time in Paris! xx

Louisa blackmore

27 / 27 / 2014

Hi Will, wow wow wow it looks absolutely brilliant and super inspiring. I can’t wait for my copy to arrive so I can see it all. So excited for you to see such a big dream come true and in such style!! Well done on all your hard work, Louisa x x x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Louisa – Thank you so much for your kind words! x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Judith – I worked hard to achieve that so it’s great to hear you say that, thank you! Great seeing you yesterday! :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Tina – Your comment just put the biggest smile on my face. I am genuinely touched, thank you. x

Helen

27 / 27 / 2014

Hi Will
Oh me oh my, how absolutely gorgeous. Both editions are things of colour, beauty and joy, but I particularly like the clever details – the yellow page ends and striped cover (books are sooo important for adding colour to a room) and it’s those small extra touches that give so much pleasure. I can’t wait to see the real thing, and can only imagine how happy and proud you must be – so fab, huge congratulations!! Helen

Busymaker

27 / 27 / 2014

It looks AMAZING !!!
Soo nice and sooo you. ı can imagine your happinness :))

Ika

27 / 27 / 2014

Hey Will, i love it, it looks so nice and interesting! Congrats!
Thank you for your Blog and for this Book.
I hope it is soon available in Germany!
Ika from Stuttgart, Germany

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Ika – Thank you! It’s due to be published in German this fall!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Busymaker – Thank you so much!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Helen – It means a lot to me that you like the small details as I thought about them a lot! Thank you! :)

matt Cant

27 / 27 / 2014

Hey Will,
Looks amazing…Bright colours, big city lights! Congrats!!

Will defo be getting a copy… Any of my photo’s make it in there?
M

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Matt – Thank you! All the photographs are original shots by either Andrew or I!

Laurel (@abubblylife)

27 / 27 / 2014

Looks SO amazing. I am both so excited but so impatient seeing sneak peeks- want the book now! ;)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Laurel – Thank you! Not too long to wait now! ;)

Claire

27 / 27 / 2014

Will you stop with the teasing and just send me my copy.

Please and thank you.

Ash

27 / 27 / 2014

Literally got goosebumps reading this and seeing your joy. I can’t wait to see the book, the fact it even exists is testament to your talent and passion, WELL DONE!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Ash – Thank you for all your support and friendship, Ash; you rock!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Claire – Not too long to go now! ;)

Lindsey

27 / 27 / 2014

Holy cow, dude! This is amazing. You never cease to blow me away – you’re a constant inspiration! Bisous xoxo

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Lindsey – Your warm words have warmed my heart, thank you. Hugs xx

Desiree

27 / 27 / 2014

It has the same feel as your blog ;) And that is a good thing, very proud with you Will !
x from Amsterdam

Brooke

27 / 27 / 2014

OMG I CANNOT WAIT to get my hands on this! I’m thinking I def need the UK version though, I want to see your happy home on the cover! So proud of you!!! xo

Alison

27 / 27 / 2014

Oh my, this looks amazing!!!!!! I love the book stripes & the yellow – oh my goodness, so adorable!
*eeek* you must be floating with happiness & excitement!
Well done, Sir. Well done.
x

Kimberly Hughes

27 / 27 / 2014

Oh I’m so excited! I love how considered everything was and from you, I would expect nothing less. Honestly, you are MASTER of marketing (OTHER BLOGGERS TAKE NOTE!) ;) Man that book is gonna go so well in my living room!! Ha! Looks great so far, can’t wait to have my very own copy! Congrats hun!! xxx

Kelly

27 / 27 / 2014

Congratulations! We LOVE your blog and admire your decision to live brightly!

Katy

27 / 27 / 2014

Wow! It looks fantastic! I can’t wait to buy my own copy! x

Karen Brlow

27 / 27 / 2014

Will I am so excited for you, it must be an amazing feeling having a book published with your name on it. What an amazing achievement. From acorns, Oak trees certainly do grow! I am in awe, so inspirational.
Karen x

Nadia van der Mescht

27 / 27 / 2014

Dearest Will
Congratulations! I am so happy for you. Can’t wait to add the book to my collection!
x

jo

27 / 27 / 2014

It looks beautiful Will, I’ve got it on pre-order so excited to see the final book at last. I’m glad it’s what you wanted and it’ll be a colourful addition to my book shelves.I dont have a coffee table. Hope there were plenty of bubbles this weekend to celebrate and maybe we’ll get to see you sign it sometime. Anytime ur in Bath or Bristol would be be fab. BTW why are you hiding your handsome face in all the pictures?

Jo xx

caroline @trend-daily

27 / 27 / 2014

Huge, huge congratulations lovely-you SO deserve it. The book looks wonderful and it will be a run away best seller for sure. An amazing achievement xxx :-)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Caroline – Thank you so much, hun! x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Jo – I would be delighted to sign you one! Thank you for all your support!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Nadia – I would be honoured to have my book on your shelves! :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Karen – It still doesn’t feel real! Thank you for the kind words.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Katy – Thank you!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Kelly – Here’s to colour! ;)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Kimberly – Thank you so much! Hope you enjoy the book! :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Alison – You can’t beat stripes and brights, right?! ;) Thank you! x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Brooke – Thank you so much, B! xo

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Desiree – Thank you, that means a lot to me! x

Sarah

28 / 28 / 2014

Gah! It’s beautiful, I can’t wait to get my hands on it! I can’t imagine making a design commitment to my personal brand quite this huge, but you did a gorgeous job!

tim@designmaze

28 / 28 / 2014

I of course absolutely love this! Ordered the UK version of course with the cover being your own home and that stripes cover …. brilliant!! I can’t wait to read it and of course see you at your book tour in Toronto!! Fingers crossed!

Enjoy Paris!

LONI PARKER

28 / 28 / 2014

Oh Will, it looks divine! Just wonderful. I really hope to be able to buy your beautiful book here in Australia. Loni x

Oh wow congratulations! Massive achievement. I will definitely get a copy.

Your book looks like everything that Mengsel loves about colour, pattern and bold design.

Luzelle

lauren

28 / 28 / 2014

Wow, it looks absolutely beautiful – a real feast for the eyes! Can’t wait to read it Will. Been following your blog for a while now – it really brightens up my day. Lauren x

Anki

28 / 28 / 2014

Can’t wait, it looks so cool! And I love your haircut too!

Nicole Antar

28 / 28 / 2014

Many congratulations Will! You must be so proud and happy to actually see the book after so much hard work! I look forward to getting a copy.
Nicole

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

29 / 29 / 2014

@Sarah – Thank you so much!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

29 / 29 / 2014

@Tim – Yes, fingers crossed! Thanks for pre-ordering, Mr!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

29 / 29 / 2014

@Loni – Thank you so much! You can pre-order now from Amazon UK or US and it might be publishing directly in AUS in the future, too! x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

29 / 29 / 2014

@Luzelle – Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy the book!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

29 / 29 / 2014

@Lauren – Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy the book! x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

29 / 29 / 2014

@Anki – Thank you, on both counts! ;)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

29 / 29 / 2014

@Nicole – Thank you! I’m thrilled with how it turned out!

Elodie (madame love)

29 / 29 / 2014

This looks so great will! So happy for you!
xoxo
Elodie

Rebecca Portsmouth

29 / 29 / 2014

Those look A M A Z I N G! You must be so proud! Especially love the yellow page edges.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

29 / 29 / 2014

@Elodie – Thank you so much! xo

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

29 / 29 / 2014

@Rebecca – I am thrilled! Thank you! :)

latteLisa

29 / 29 / 2014

Will, I’m not kidding, but this morning when walking back home after taking my son to school I was thinking about your book and reminding myself to pre-order it! Then I open your blog and find this post!

Oh my, you must be absolutely thrilled. I can only imagine what it feels like receiving a copy of one’s own book.

I’m really happy for you and I’m glad to have witnessed this journey on your blog. I know that I’m not as colourful as you are when it comes to decorating but that doesn’t mean I’m not buying your book. I’m very much looking forward to reading it.

Congrats!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

29 / 29 / 2014

@Lisa – Your kind words and support mean so much to me, thank you! I hope you will enjoy the book! :)

Leslie-Anne

29 / 29 / 2014

This looks amazing. The colours , the COLOURS! I’m living in a grey world right now – lots of snow and ice, so this little peek at sunshine is delightful. Can’t wait to get my hands on this one.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

29 / 29 / 2014

@Leslie-Anne – Thank you! Perfect timing as the book is there for make-you-smile style! ;) Hope you get some sunshine soon!

Fiona humberstone

29 / 29 / 2014

Oh. M. G. Will! This looks incredible. Love, love, love the yellow ends and can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. You must be so proud!

lsaroy

30 / 30 / 2014

it looks amazing Will! Congrats on a beautiful accomplishment – you must be over the moon! :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

30 / 30 / 2014

@Fiona – Thank you so much! :) I’m thrilled!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

30 / 30 / 2014

@Lsaroy – Thank you! I’m thrilled with how it came together! :)

Uncle Beefy

30 / 30 / 2014

CONGRATULATIONS, Will! So amazing and, lord knows, I’m thrilled for you! Can’t wait to see in person but no doubt will be spot on brilliant from stem to stern!

qlkowa

30 / 30 / 2014

Great! Please, translate to polish!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

30 / 30 / 2014

@Uncle Beefy – Thank you so much, Mr. Beefy!

Helen

31 / 31 / 2014

LOVE it. Just gorgeous. The yellow tipped pages are gold. Well yellow actually but you know what I mean. Looks stunning and will no doubt be a very inspiring book to own. I’ll definitely work out how to purchase one here in NZ! Congrats on your ‘first’ book : )

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

31 / 31 / 2014

@Helen – Thanks so much! I think you can pre-order from Amazon UK or US even though you are in NZ! :)

Mr Yen

31 / 31 / 2014

Congratulations Will – it looks great! I’m so pleased for you and the yellow edges are an amazing touch! :D

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

31 / 31 / 2014

@Mr. Yen – So glad you like them! :)

Matthew Pike

01 / 1 / 2014

Oh wow this does look really excellent, I bet you’re so pleased with the outcome! When can we expect to see it on the shelves?

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

01 / 1 / 2014

@Matthew – Thank you! It’s released in the UK on April 17th!

Jamie-Lynn

03 / 3 / 2014

Congratulations! Love the yellow on the pages!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

03 / 3 / 2014

@Jamie-Lynn – Thank you so much, I’m thrilled with them as well!

Rachel Tozza

03 / 3 / 2014

Eeeek! I have only just seen this! HUGE congratulations to you! I love seeing your talent unfold into such wonderful and exciting opportunities. Well done you! You are a blogging inspiration!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

04 / 4 / 2014

@Rachel – Thank you so much for your kind words!

Justina

05 / 5 / 2014

wow. so exciting my friend. so exciting indeed. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!! looks beautiful!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

05 / 5 / 2014

@Justina – Means so much to hear that from your stylish eye! Thank you!

domestikate

17 / 17 / 2014

Oh wow, it’s so pretty! Looks amazing!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

17 / 17 / 2014

@Kate – Thank you so much!