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04/15/2014 // 261 comments

Life At Home: Musings on Love, Life and Design

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I started Bright.Bazaar in 2009 when I was 22 years old and across those five years almost everything in my life has changed. Apart from one thing: my dear fiancé. Having been together since our first year of university we’ve stood alongside one another through the myriad of opportunities and obstacles that life has presented to each of us. I wish I could articulate just how much he means to me but excitable superlatives wouldn’t do my feelings justice: he is the first and only man in my life I’ve ever admired; the warmth and joy of my life – my heartmate.bb2
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Bright.Bazaar has grown to a scale beyond anything I could have ever imagined when I clicked Publish on my first Blogger post all those years ago. At the time I was full of mixed emotions: recently out of university and trying to adjust to a new way of life, I felt lost working in an office job that stifled my creativity, but also excited as we embarked on the next chapter of our life together post-graduation. With all the wonderful experiences Bright.Bazaar has afforded me there have been times when I have felt young and impressionable; exposed and awash with fear; raw with hurt at being let down by those I thought I could trust.bb4
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I’ve always been acutely aware how important it was for me to keep an element of humanity and personality at the blog’s core. In fact, this was the exact reason I started my 10 Things I Learned & Loved This Weekend series four years ago; it was the antithesis to the professional, magazine-style design reports I shared across the rest of the week. I wanted my readers to know that ‘Mr. Bazaar’ was in fact just a young guy, in his twenties, sharing his love for design and colour and navigating a new digital and physical world as he did.bb6
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The lessons of life and business that one might learn in the relative comfort of an office with colleagues and co-workers during the early years of a career have often had to be learned on-the-go – I’ve dived in full of enthusiasm only to have my fingers burnt when it transpired the other party had an ulterior motive. I was on a conference call with someone recently and they said that I needed to become more ‘hard-nosed’ and ‘less concerned about how my actions might impact on others in business’. After the call I felt empty and kept asking myself: ‘Do I really I have to change my values and motives to be ‘successful’ in life?’ I remained resilient in my thinking; no, I don’t. OK, so I might not get the first exclusive or the highest rate of payment on a contract but you can be damn sure that I will have my integrity. I know that this means I will be susceptive to more let-downs and hurt, but I figure that I have also managed to achieve so many fantastic things by being who I am. And the main thing that gives me the confidence to know that I am on the right path and leading my life and business in a positive way is my fiancé. His wisdom, kindness and pure, genuine soul are of boundless guidance for me.bb8
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As Bright.Bazaar grows I am being pulled in lots of directions and, while I am grateful for such opportunities, I’m finding it really hard to know who genuinely wants to work or collaborate because they admire my work vs. those who don’t. Right now I feel like I still have so much to learn and experience, so I’m just trying to absorb all of life’s experiences – good and bad. I hope that in doing so I will continue to build my confidence and broaden my horizons. And along the way, it’s of great comfort for me to be able to just hang out at home with my man.bb10
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It’s for this reason that I felt compelled to share these intimate and personal photographs with you today. It’s such an honour that our living room made the UK cover of my first book, but with all of my tweets, Instagrams, blog posts etc. full of excitement about the book, it could be easy to forget that this is, at the core, the place we call home. The glossy image that graces my book cover is really just where we hang out together; bicker together; and hug one another through good times and bad. So it’s refreshing to share these snaps of our home today that aren’t styled or tidied – just natural pictures of what life looks like in our apartment day to day.bb12
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Those who have read the Introduction to my book will know not only of the importance of Home to me, but also those I share it with. Book tours, photo shoots, travel – none of these things are a patch on the everyday life we share together inside these four walls. Hanging out in the kitchen chatting, baking (and sometimes bickering!) is what makes us happy – it’s those everyday moments that seem insignificant but are, really, what’s so important. I think that’s why I felt so emotional when I saw the picture of our slippers side by side; we both felt it was the pictorial description of the warm and welcoming feel of our life together at home.bb14
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I’ve not written such a personal post, nor shared such intimate pictures, of our life before – to be honest, it’s just not ever been something I’ve ever even considered blogging about. Yet the conference call I had a few weeks ago really made me think – I’m proud of the life I’m living and have accepted that, in life, others will always have both positive and negative perceptions of you are. It doesn’t matter whether someone cures a disease, writes a book, works as a vet, is gay, straight, religious or not and so on; there will always be those who bring light and joy to one’s life, and those who bring darkness. I know that life ahead will no doubt hold great disappointments, alongside exciting adventures. However, throughout the ups and downs I feel blessed to be able to share my life with a man whose warm hug and soothing voice makes everything from a worldwide book deal to nasty backstabbing pale into insignificance. Toby, I love you.bb16
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// Photography by Jean-Laurent Gaudy

Brooke

15 / 15 / 2014

Amazing post my friend!! Love seeing you and Toby so relaxed, in love and in your beautiful and bright home. XOXO

Ashley

15 / 15 / 2014

This is a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing one more thing that makes Bright Bazaar as bright and wonderful as it is!

Brian morrison

15 / 15 / 2014

Will… I have been following your blog for some time now and have enjoyed each and every post… and today was no exception… Toby is a lucky may and the two of you are lucky to have found each other… thanks for sharing such a personal post and congratutaltions for being true to your authentic self!… may many more doors open for you both in the future… Brian

Rebecca jones

15 / 15 / 2014

What a lovely post Will. Thank you for sharing. The pictures are amazing. You both look so very happy. It’s so easy to take day to day things, and the people around you for granted and your post is a lovely reminder to stop, check in and be thankful. I hope you both continue to have a happy life together – being married is so special. And being true to you is far more important then getting every deal. After all there’s no point being at the top if there’s no one left to share it with you. X

Kristin

15 / 15 / 2014

You guys are so adorable together. Such amazing pictures!

mICKEY

15 / 15 / 2014

Loved your post today. I’m a 61 year old grandmother in the US and I can’t wait for your book! You bring color and joy to my life! Thank you!

Kiana Underwood

15 / 15 / 2014

This is by far the most beautiful blog post I have EVER read! You are beautiful inside and out! Thank you for sharing.

Jo

15 / 15 / 2014

Brilliant piece Will. Always stay true to yourself and do what you think is right and suits you both. Good wishes for your future together x

Laura

15 / 15 / 2014

What a lovely, beautiful picture of a meaningful life you have drawn. Your integrity always shines through your writing and your images. Thank you for sharing this part of yourself.

Victoria Smith

15 / 15 / 2014

this is such an inspiring post, will and why i always trust and admire you. your warmth always comes through. you and both very lucky to have each other. it must be so nice to share that at the end of the day.

just go on being you. xx

Azu

15 / 15 / 2014

Beautiful pictures! Love the scenery and the “lovey” moments :)

xo Azu

http://www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

Graham Soult

15 / 15 / 2014

I ‘m glad I happened to read this lovely blog first thing this morning – it was the perfect way to start the day! Thank you for sharing it with us, and provoking an early morning ‘awww’ in this household ;)

You’re so right about the integrity thing – just keep doing what feels right and the success – as you’ve found – will keep following! The warmth, personality and passion for design that comes through in your blogs and tweets is what makes you you, and is what people so love about Bright (and Mr) Bazaar :) Among our Twitter feed at the Home Interiors Directory, what you write always stands out as fun, engaging and authentic, and that’s really refreshing.

Keep up the fantastic work, Will, and big hugs to you both. I’ll be buying the book!

Margaret

15 / 15 / 2014

I hope your awareness of your vulnerability will keep you safe but please don’t change.Integrity is invaluable you have the joy of holding your head up high knowing you can take true pride in your achievements.

Emily

15 / 15 / 2014

What a beautiful post! You made me well up and almost choke on my fruit and fibre! You’ve done amazingly without needing to be hard-nosed or harsh, ignore those who say it’s necessary. Thank you for letting us see a glimpse of your real life and love. Please don’t ever change. :)

Uncle Beefy

15 / 15 / 2014

Aw, Will, what a wonderful and heartwarming post! Toby is a lucky man but, no doubt, so are you. The pictures are a treasure for certain and I know many will have deep appreciation for sharing them and your story with all of us. Thanks so much, mister. Cheers!

Kerry seventy tree

15 / 15 / 2014

I like you!!! A lot!
Beautiful, heartwarming, honest. You and Toby deserve lovely things xxx

yvonne @yvestown

15 / 15 / 2014

What a beautiful post Will. I think us bloggers should be more open and personal but it sometimes backfires and that’s so painful. We are naked all the time but people don’t realise that.

I love you and your Tobes, I feel privileged to know you both.

xox Yvonne

Louisa Blackmore

15 / 15 / 2014

What a beautiful and moving post Will. You are both so lucky to have found your other. Really wonderful photographs too x x

Emelie @florainspiro

15 / 15 / 2014

Beautiful text, beautiful photos and a beautiful couple – that brought tears to my eyes. Take care of each other! I’m so happy for you two and for your incredible success with Bright Bazaar!
xx Emelie

Alex @MyNextProject

15 / 15 / 2014

Beautiful and heartfelt! Lovely to read and what gorgeous photos of you both! Thank you for sharing such an intimate and personal post :-)

Nina / STYLIZIMO

15 / 15 / 2014

You two are the cutest! What a warm and beautiful post filled with adorable photos.

Wish you guys all the happiness and love in the world.

xo,
Nina

Ingrid Jansen

15 / 15 / 2014

Will & Toby,
What a beautiful post this is, so ouching and truly!
Beautiful pictures of you and your home, the slippers tell everything…Stay as you are. X
Ahoi,
Ingrid
x see you tomorrow

Ingrid Jansen

15 / 15 / 2014

Will & Toby,
What a beautiful post this is, so touching and truly!
Beautiful pictures of you and your home, the slippers tell everything…Stay as you are. X
Ahoi,
Ingrid
x see you tomorrow

Trina

15 / 15 / 2014

Lovely post, wishing you all the success in the world together…..
Trina

mel

15 / 15 / 2014

Such a beautiful post Will, Toby is a lucky man as are you it seems. It’s funny that you mention this and while I really admire your take on interiors, it’s the 10 Things I learned and Loved this wknd that are always my favourite posts, as you’ve probably noticed:) Don’t ever change Will, you are a breath of fresh air out there and as Tina said, “your social media etiquette should be cloned” or something along those lines. The loveliest photos of you too. Mel x

eleanor

15 / 15 / 2014

this is such a lovely post, i cannot put into words how proud i am of you – look how far you have come, and with such an amazing person by your side this whole time! thank you for sharing with us!! :)
xxx
http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

Ally // Digital Diva

15 / 15 / 2014

Of all your (very lovely) blog posts…..this one is my favourite. Stick with your attitude, it’s an excellent one.
Ally xx

CaRol

15 / 15 / 2014

You’re a bright star in my life, because of your love for what you do, it shines out so strongly, so keeping on keeping on being you!

Much love to you and your fine man. X

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Laura – Thank you for those kind words, Laura.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Victoria – I feel so grateful to have such an amazing man by my side but also take comfort in knowing that there are great souls, just like you, in the blog world, too. x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Azu – Thank you!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Graham – Thank you for those kind and supportive words!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Margaret – I hope so too, Margaret.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Emily – Sorry for making you emotional first thing in the morning. Not very #makeyousmilestyle of me! ;)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Bradford – Thank you for your genuine and heartfelt comment, UB. Hugs from afar! x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Kerry – Thank you for those kind words. x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Yvonne – Thank you, sweetheart. The feeling is mutual! x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Louisa – I honestly have to pinch myself sometimes as I feel so lucky to have Tobes in my life. Thanks for your kind words. x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Emelie – Thank you! Hope to see you soon! xx

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Alex – Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Nina – Thank you so much! Hugs to Norway! xo

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Ingrid – Right? It’s such a special picture of an ordinary, everyday thing. Can’t wait to see you! x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Trina – Thank you very much.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Mel – Thanks for your kind words. x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Eleanor – Thanks for such a lovely comment. It’s fair to say that I couldn’t have got to this point without Tobes by my side. x

Lindsey

15 / 15 / 2014

Stay true to the path you know is right for you. you will continue to create your own success no matter what. Love you two!!!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Ally – Thanks for the loyal support. xx

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Carol – That is such a lovely thing to say, thank you. x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Lindsey – Thanks for the wise words, sweets. x

Tiffany Grant-Riley

15 / 15 / 2014

Oh Will, this was just so very lovely to read :) I have watched your blog grow from the early days and your journey is one I often think of as I try to build my own. You have done brilliantly. I too struggle to measure the genuine from the not-so, in fact it’s one of the many reasons I left wedding planning, the hurt can really knock you for six. But then, like you I had (and have) someone in my life who is my rock and it makes all the difference to the choices you make and the experiences you have. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt in life, it’s go with your gut and your heart.
Sad that I can’t be there at West Elm tomorrow, but I know it’ll be a night to remember. Enjoy yourselves! xx

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Tiffany – Thank you for your loyal readership and support. Pleased you too have someone special by your side as you navigate life’s ups and downs. Thanks for well wishes re: tomorrow night! xx

Kristy

15 / 15 / 2014

Will I remember the early days when you first started blogging. Your pops of colour would brighten an otherwise dul day. Your sweet honest nature has always shone through your words and photos. So pleased with the success you are having. May it long continue. X

Natalia

15 / 15 / 2014

Love the post Will. You are a lovely person and I like your way of thinking. Be yourself no matter what, there is a LOT people out there that admire and respect your work and who you are.

Toni @ Skandivis

15 / 15 / 2014

What a moving and post, in words as well as in photos! You guys are just gorgeous! And some of the most genuine people I have come across for a very long time! Please don’t ever change. Toni xxx

Annabel, Love My Dress

15 / 15 / 2014

This is the loveliest blog post I have read in a long time. THIS is what drives me to be me when I blog.

I am so happy for you – your blog is a wonderful colour burst of inspiration and your book (yep, got me a copy!) is wonderful.

I know first hand how tricky it can be and mistakes can be made as part of an intention to be honest, helpful and supportive. Having my husband to support, love and not judge me has kept me on track thus far a self employed full time blogger, I simply could not do it without him. And these wonderful photographs have reminded me I need something similar for my husband and I.

Beautiful honest post Will,

Annabel xx

Leslie-Anne

15 / 15 / 2014

Nice post. Great pics.

Judith

15 / 15 / 2014

This is pure “make you smile style”, Will! Such a warm & honest post about what really matters in life. Much love and happiness to you and Toby!

Carole poirot

15 / 15 / 2014

I rarely comment here (read more often), but just had to tell you that I love this post. The honesty, integrity (so important, yet so undervalued nowadays), beautiful images and your description why everyday life can be more fulfilling than fame and fortune really struck a chord for me. Wishing both of you all the happiness in the world for your future together. xo

Mary

15 / 15 / 2014

Integrity and love: the world needs more of both and you are absolutely right to choose them over business expediency. Thank you for sharing such an intimate portrait of your life. Wishing you both the best.

Serena

15 / 15 / 2014

I think I’m going to cry! :) Beautiful and deep post, magnificent.

Tracy

15 / 15 / 2014

I’ve not yet felt compelled to leave a comment on your blog before, despite loving all of the posts – but the pictures on today’s blog were beautiful and touching, thank you for sharing. x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Tracey – Thanks for reading and for your a lovely comment. x

Sharon michelle

15 / 15 / 2014

Beautiful post & pictures x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Kristy – Thank you for your kind words (and for loyally reading for so long!) x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Natalia – Thanks for your supportive and encouraging words. x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Toni – Likewise, Toni! You are one of the good ones I’ve met through blogging. x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Annabel – Thanks for your kind words. Glad you also have a loving husband by your side to share life with, too. xx

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Leslie-Anne – Thank you!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Judith – I have to admit, these pictures do make me smile! ;) Thanks for your lovely comment x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Carole – Thanks for stopping by and for your kind well wishes. xo

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Mary – Thank you for your kind and sincere comment.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Serena – That’s not very #makeyousmilestyle of me, is it! ;) Thanks for reading and for inspiring me with your beautiful work.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Tracy – Thank you for silently reading, and for choosing to stop by and leave a comment on such a special post. x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Sharon – Thank you x

Heidi

15 / 15 / 2014

Such a lovely post Will and wonderful to see two people who are so obviously in love. Keep up the fabulous work, stick to your principles and keep your family close. Much love, Heidi xx (can’t wait to get your book!)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Heidi – Thank you for those wise and kind words. x

Mary ann

15 / 15 / 2014

Loved the tribute to your mate, loved your apartment and loved the shot of the slippers!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Mary ann – Thank you! I loved that picture as well!

Dave E

15 / 15 / 2014

Like other comment leavers, this is my first comment on your blog. I just wanted to say thanks for posting such a heart-warming and honest post with brilliant photos too! xx

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Dave – Thanks for stopping by and for leaving such a lovely comment. I can’t take credit for the pictures – they were all the doing of talented Jean-Laurent! :)

Kimberly Hughes

15 / 15 / 2014

Oh god, now I’m all teary at work. LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE! ;) Loved this post, so touching – you are obviously perfect together and very lucky, the both of you, to have found each other. Will, honestly, if people start asking you to change the fabric of the person you are, tell them to get stuffed. Nothing is worth your integrity. You’re doing the right thing clearly and you haven’t needed to sell your soul to do it. Keep on keeping on man ;) xxx

Bradley Odom

15 / 15 / 2014

Absolutely beautiful! Will, as you know, your integrity and passion will always win out over money, pride or anything else that could hold you back. Congratulations on all of your success. So proud for you!!

Kim

15 / 15 / 2014

Wishing you all the best, Will. I’ve loved watching your blog grow. Thank you for your continued support.

claire

15 / 15 / 2014

a beautiful post, thanks for sharing. Brought a tear to my eye. Stay just as you are, never change for anyone else.

tina@colourlviing

15 / 15 / 2014

It’s hard out there and we live in a world where fame often equals ‘selling out’!

Hone your instinct and remember your roots and what’s important in life. In my humble opinion, at the nearly ripe age of 50:-) it’s the simple things, that’s it!!

You clearly already know that, so stick with it and you’ll make wise choices. The ‘inevitable’ bruises of life will heal quicker.

Much love to the both of you. x

Jeska

15 / 15 / 2014

Hi again :)

Love everything about this post, I bet this is the ultimate roller coaster emotion week for you, so it’s great that you get to share it with someone you truly love. Take care and have the best evening tomorrow x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Kimberly – Thank you for such a kind and wise comment. Your support of my work means a lot. Big hugs! xx

Jess

15 / 15 / 2014

What a beautiful blog post. The images are gorgeous as always, and again, have a fabulous book launch this week! x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Bradley – Thanks for all your support, Mr! :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Kim – Thank you!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Claire – Thanks for the kind words.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Tina – Thank you.

Elodie (madame love)

15 / 15 / 2014

This is one very personal and beautiful blogpost. You can really feel the love through those photographs. I wish you all the best for your wedding. xoxo
Elodie

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Jeska – Thanks for the kind well wishes. x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Elodie – Thank you for the kind well wishes. Jean-Laurent did such an outstanding job with the pictures, we are both so grateful for them. x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Jess – Thank you so much! x

helena -a diary of lovely

15 / 15 / 2014

You should be proud Will! You have achieved so much by working hard and loving what you do, I know I’m proud of you! Sending a big kiss your way xx

Jennifer

15 / 15 / 2014

These are wonderful! Congrats my friend your success and openness will inspire all :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Helena – Means a lot to hear that from you, H, especially as we have been blogging alongside one another from day one. Hugs to Barcelona! xx

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Jennifer – Thank you so much! Hope to catch up in LA with JoLo!

un23 ilaria

15 / 15 / 2014

I usually feel pretty awkward when I read personal posts on blogs I follow. But, maybe the pictures I saw yesterday or the fact that I met you both in Stockholm or simply the fact that you are so “true” through these lines, I felt like this was not even a post. Just a love letter we came across. And I’m thankful we did. Your pictures are wonderful, with no artifices, just the two of you as if the photograph was simply NOT there. The picture of your colourful slippers could be the image of a love lasting a life. And I wish both of you it will. xx Ilaria PS and don’t believe the people of the conference call. Integrity is going to pay you much more than any other tricky thing!

Lisa @ Morethanwords

15 / 15 / 2014

Cutest couple ever, such a great post Will. Good luck tonight xx

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Ilaria – I agree, Jean Laurent’s photography skills are just astounding – we felt as though he wasn’t even there. Almost tempted to frame the shot of the slippers – its such a special shot. Thanks for your lovely comment. x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Lisa – Thank you so much! x

Alan

15 / 15 / 2014

Thanks for sharing this post. It is a beautiful behind the scene shot of what really makes you Bright! Keep on being your colorful self and sharing it with the world.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Alan – Thanks for the kind and encouraging comment.

Eleni | My Paradissi

15 / 15 / 2014

Your words are so touching, Will :) A old mentor once said to me that true happiness comes from within the family; the closest people that are there to share your goods and bads and make you feel that life is worth living. Wish you and Toby a beautiful shiny life together and lots of success, always with integrity and pure heart!
xoxo

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Eleni – Those are wise words, indeed. Thank you for sharing them! xo

Mateja

15 / 15 / 2014

Been following your blog for ages, but have never ever commented before (I actually never do on any blogs, I’m a bit shy that way :) This time I simply must. One of the loveliest blog posts by anyone ever!! I’ll sure be buying your book. You two look adorable. I wish you a lifetime of happiness! xo

Rachel Eliston

15 / 15 / 2014

Oh Will! This is just the most beautifully worded and artfully composed blog post I have ever read. You have been such a welcome smile with your posts popping into my email inbox for years and as a newbie blogger I am so glad you shared this. Your words are so relate-able. I am so happy that your stuck to your guns and didn’t change – after all this business is what you created and its on your terms. I have struggled with some aspects of blogging and I am learning so much along my journey and one of the biggest things is how my Fiancé and I are a fabulous team! I think you and your fiancé are so lucky to have what you have, as I feel I am with mine. Thank you so much for your honesty, keeping your integrity and being such a happy inspiration to me :)

Geraldine@littLebigbeLl

15 / 15 / 2014

Beautiful, pure and simple beautiful! Your bond with Toby is strong and together you are so complete. I am so happy for you two! Ok! I don’t normally say things like this but really love you guys! There said! xx

Lauren | Still Plus Life

15 / 15 / 2014

Beautiful post and beautiful photos. I’m so glad you wrote it! XO

Marilyn G russell

15 / 15 / 2014

Will, you are a wonderful human being; both inside and out. Thanks for sharing such an intimate part of your life. I wish nothing but the very best for you and Toby.

xoxo
Marilyn

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Mateja – Thank for loyally reading for so long and for deciding to leave a comment on this special post. x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Rachel – It’s so nice to hear that you have been reading for years, thank you! Pleased you also have a loving man by your side. :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Geraldine – Thanks, Geraldine. x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Lauren – Thank you for your kind words and for reading! :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Marilyn – Thank you so much. Your warmth has always shone through on the occasions we have been lucky enough to meet, you are a good egg. Hugs xo

cocopuff1212

15 / 15 / 2014

Yes, I, too, love love LOVE the photo of those two pairs of slippers together — it just drew me in and kept me there, for several long seconds.

Love is what makes one’s home, whether the love is shared with someone or just for yourself. I think that loves shows and shines through your writing, and that’s why people, myself included, are drawn to your blog. It’s genuine and there’s no faking it.

Thank you for sharing a really beautiful post. It brought tears to my eyes and just made my day.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Cocopuff1212 – It’s such a captivating picture, isn’t it? Just proves that the ‘everyday’ is what we all really love. Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment.

Nicki

15 / 15 / 2014

Thank you for sharing your love with us. It warmed my heart so much to see someone have that love, bond and just all in all friendship and companionship that I am lucky enough to have found. It seems to be such a rare thing these days.
I wish you two a long and happy life, and keep up the wonderful blog:)

mark Fletcher

15 / 15 / 2014

Thanks for your open and inspiring post. Honesty, integrity and visibility have and will continue to slowly and assuredly change the world. You may have found it a challenge to write such a personal post but others will find in it a role model, assurance and affirmation and for young people in particular, that is a great gift indeed. Thank you.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Nicki – Thank you for such a heartfelt comment and well wishes. :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Mark – Thank you for such a lovely and sincere comment.

Jocelyn Casey

15 / 15 / 2014

I love the example you set for our world, Will. The integrity of your work with design flows through the design of you personal life. Thank you for sharing these heart-warming images of you and Toby, I can feel the deep love in every single one. Thank you both for being who you are. With love, Jocelyn xx

Ana

15 / 15 / 2014

Dear Will,
I haven’t read a blog post like this is a looong time! I loved the genuine way you put your feelings out and mostly the way you state that you won’t be changing your personality just to be the first. Just like me, I also rely a lot in my home and my family and it’s just like a sacred place where good and bad things happen and are talked about, where we reunite at the end of each day, like our safe haven. I’m happy to know that, above all, you are happy with what you have become and achieved and also having a great guy like Toby at your side supporting you when needed. Congartulations on living such a simple but very complete life!!
Hugs from Portugal,
Ana

Erin

15 / 15 / 2014

What a lovely post. I’ve been reading your blog from quite early on, though I’ve rarely commented. I think you’re definitely right, there will always be people telling you you’re doing it wrong. It’s hard not to let them sway you a little bit, they’re often quite convincing people! But well done for sorting through it to find what is important to you.

Those photos are so beautiful, what a lovely record of your love right now. It’s always amazing to look back at photos like these years on, isn’t it? I like thinking about someone finding one of them, 150 years in the future, not knowing you or your history, but recognizing the genuine emotion there.

caroline @trend-daily

15 / 15 / 2014

What an incredibly touching, personal post to share with the `world Will and I know your fans will love you all the more for it. Your obvious adoration for each other really shines through in the photos and amazing that you’ve shared them with everyone. Really wonderful both of you xx

LatteLisa

15 / 15 / 2014

Thank you for letting us in with this very personal post and introducing us to Toby (I think everyone needs a Toby in their life!).

It’s been a joy following your blog all these years and seeing what you have created around it. We all blog for various reasons and the main point is being yourself and being authentic, which you are.

Just keep on being you and leave the hard-nosing to others!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Jocelyn – Thank you for such a lovely comment. Hugs to you and the boys! xx

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Ana – Your comment perfectly sums up how I feel; beautiful words, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. Hugs right back!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Erin – I hadn’t thought about it like that but it’s pretty emotional to think of these pictures lasting that long. Wow.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Caroline – Thank you for your lovely words. xx

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Lisa – Thank you.

NIVEEN

15 / 15 / 2014

Home is definitely where the heart is here. xoxo

Jo

15 / 15 / 2014

Oh Will this post should have come with a Government tissue warning. It was so lovely to read you intensely personal words and share in your intimacy s a couple. Your home certainly encapsules home and love of home every time I see it.
I am so thankful I came to your blog and am so pleased for your successes even though the road is tougher than perhaps we as your readers have imagined. I hope all your life together your hearts entwined will be your home together. Jo x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Niveen – Thank you!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Jo – Thank you for your kind words and well wishes. x

Ashley @GirlyObsessions

15 / 15 / 2014

What a beautiful post, both the photos and the heartfelt words. And what a handsome couple! You are lucky to have each other, and to have a rock to keep you grounded when other people try to get you down. As a long time reader, I appreciate you sharing such an intimate part of your life.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Ashley – Thank you for your loyal readership and kind words. x

Desiree

15 / 15 / 2014

Damn you sweet Will! a bit off a wet eye here because of your beautiful post.Your love for Toby is all over it and I am happy for you and Toby that you found this love together ;)
Un abbraccio forte X

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Desiree – We are such lucky boys. Thank you for your lovely words. x

Monika@secretgardenhome

15 / 15 / 2014

What a beautiful post Will! Your message totally resonates with me. I’m glad you stayed true to what you believe, and please never change! Let’s hope there won’t be more darkness, and your work and life will bring you only happy moments.
You sound like a genuinely lovely guy, and I wish your intuition will always warn you if someone is fake and just wants to use you. Bests Monika
p.s. The book is amazing! I can’t stop reading it)) I share your love for colour!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Monika – Thank you for such a lovely comment and kind well wishes. And I love to hear that you love colour, too! :)

tim

15 / 15 / 2014

What a beautiful read! Life is always filled with ups and downs and it is the dark moments that make us cherish our happiness with those we love. You are incredibly talented with values and integrity we need more in this world.

Success comes in many different ways. What one person defines as success maybe rather different than another. I am with you that you need to follow your heart and do what makes you happy. That’s what I have been telling myself everyday.

You and Toby are such sweet couple. always had a great time hanging out with you two. Can’t wait for our next meet-up! Nuremberg for Christmas Markets?

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Tim – Thank you for all your support and loyal friendship, Tim. Can’t wait to hang out again soon! :) xo

Hannah

15 / 15 / 2014

I’ve read (and hugely enjoyed) your blog for quite some time but have never commented before, however this was such a beautiful post I felt compelled to write. I really feel you are a breath of fresh air and wish you and Toby the very best happiness- you seem such a lovely couple!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Hannah – Thank you for reading and taking the time to leave such a lovely comment!

Martyn

15 / 15 / 2014

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful post and pictures today. You clearly are very happy together, and I wish you all the best for the future.

Your comment regarding your integrity was spot on, you are so right to never change, just be you.

Martyn

P.s your book is wonderful and fast becoming my guide as I decorate my first home – it is now going to have much more colour!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Martyn – Thank you. Just what I like to hear about your upcoming decorating choices, too! :)

Grace

15 / 15 / 2014

What a beautiful post. Tender and lovely.

zhi / curiouszhi

15 / 15 / 2014

Dear Will, this is such a beautiful post. I got a little teary I have to admit – the photos are such beautiful shots to accompany your very heartfelt post. You and Toby are very lucky to have each other. I wish you both all the best.

I follow a small number of blogs and yours has always stood out (in fact, I’m pretty certain I’ve commented on your blog more times than any other blogs I go to!) for the wonderful content and also how genuine you come across in your posts. I’m so glad to read your comments about your integrity always coming first before all the glory and fame :)

BTW, I pre-ordered your book which just arrived today so that’s my evening read! Looking forward to meet you again tomorrow at West Elm (met you at Emily’s photography workshop there earlier this year).

Sorry for how long this comment has turned out to be – your post was rather moving! And again, I love the photos. The picture with both our patterned socks made me smile :)

zhi / curiouszhi

15 / 15 / 2014

umm. .the comment about the socks was supposed to be both “your” socks.. I’m sure you figured that though. :D

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Grace – Thank you.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Zhi – Thank you for your warm-hearted comment and kind well wishes! :)

Amy

15 / 15 / 2014

Thank you for writing this, Will. It must have been very different to write to your usual posts, but I’m so glad you did!

It’s very reassuring to see how well you’re doing and how you’ve got through things. I feel like I’m just starting out (in life, generally! Does that feeling ever stop?!) but this gave me some hope :)

Thanks for sharing it, and I think you’re right – home IS important and you CAN do anything with the right person by your side :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Amy – It’s not been a bump free road, and no doubt the road ahead won’t be either, but I’m happy with how the journey is going! All the best to you!

jOhn Amos

15 / 15 / 2014

Hi Will Hope the book launch goes well and have a fabulous book tour. Well done. Not bad for a west country boy.
John (Rachael’s Dad)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@John – Thank you for your kind comment, it really meant a lot.

karen Barlow

15 / 15 / 2014

Oh my gosh Will, that really was from the heart and I just wanted to say Amen to all that!
I work in the creative industries and there will always be people who support you and are proud of you but unfortunately you will also always experience backstabbers, jealousy and snipers.You will learn as you grow with confidence, age & wisdom to rise above it and I dont say this patronisingly but with honesty. I will be 50 in a few weeks and I am only just learning! There are days when it still hurts when people aren’t kind or share your enthusiasm but they will get less and easier & you are so lucky that you have your lovely Toby to lean on and chew the fat with. My husband and family mean the world to me and have always supported me throughout everything & you too have that & some people are so bitter they never will?
Keep your enthusiasm, love & purity of soul intact, don’t let the B……. get you down and remember to stay true to who you are and you will always shine brighter in the end x

Stuart price

15 / 15 / 2014

Beautiful photos! I hope you’ll be very happy together! :-)

StAV

15 / 15 / 2014

I really needed this right now. Thank you for the inspiration!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Karen – Thank you for your supportive words and taking time to share your experiences and wisdom, I really appreciate it. x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Stuart – Thank you so much! :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@StAV – Thanks for stopping by today!

Jessa

15 / 15 / 2014

Such great photos! The love between you two just pours from these images! Congrats!

Lauren

15 / 15 / 2014

I LOVED the personal post. :) And regarding the comment about “toughening up,” I think you do a great job of balancing personal and work. You draw a solid line and keep things professional in respect to your brand, but still keep a great human element to your work.

I mean, obviously, I’m a big B.B. fan. :) So happy to have the chance to watch it grow! xo

Karen @Emeraldinterior

15 / 15 / 2014

Will, your house looks amazing and you and Toby look so perfect together. I wish you both every happiness in your future together.

anya

15 / 15 / 2014

Dearest Will & Toby, this is just amazing to read and to see how much you love one another. Good things happen to good people, and the 2 of you are a prime example of that. Stay like you are – absolutely fab and lovely. Many hugs and I can’t wait to see and hear more. A xx

louis

15 / 15 / 2014

OMG! So cute! You guys are completely one of the cutest couple ever! I wish you and Toby many wonderful years together of happines and much love! And also does Toby have any socialmedia or something? Havent seen any of him

polly Rowan

15 / 15 / 2014

Such a beautiful post! The photos are so lovely and I love how honest you are. Keep up the good work and being exactly who you are! x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Lauren – Thanks for always being so supportive. Obviously, I’m a big A.K. fan too! :) xo

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Jessa – Thank you for such a lovely comment!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Karen – Thank you for your kind well wishes!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Anya – You are such a warm and lovely person yourself, Anya. Thanks for all your support. xx

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Louis – Thank you! Tobes doesn’t blog, so you’re stuck with Mr. Bazaar! ;)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Polly – Thank you so much. x

Jeanne

15 / 15 / 2014

This post and pictures are just beyond beautiful, Will! Got totally teary eyes reading it… and this is embarrassing because I’m at a Starbucks! Truly happy for you and all the recent successes – professionally and personally. Hugs to you both! xo Jeanne

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Jeanne – Sorry for making you tear up in Starbucks; blame it on the coffee (sang like blame it on the boogie!). Thank you for your kind words and support. x

Linda

16 / 16 / 2014

Lovely. Simply Beautiful…

Pam Gardner

16 / 16 / 2014

You are very lucky to have found your soul mate.
Bless you both.
And continue to refuse to compromise your integrity.

Tommy

16 / 16 / 2014

Such a well-put post. I’m super happy for your successes and can’t wait to get my copy of your book. These days don’t leave much time for blogging or catching up on others’ posts, but I’m so glad I popped by today. :) Hi Tobes!! Excellent pictures together.

Yasmin Chopin

16 / 16 / 2014

A fascinating and heartwarming post Will. Love tops all.

anastasia

16 / 16 / 2014

really special post – I really enjoyed reading it!!!

maison21

16 / 16 / 2014

aww. lovely.cheers to you both.

xo.

Alexandra

16 / 16 / 2014

Best. Post. Ever. This made me go all teary eyed, in the best possible way! I wish both of you all the best <3

CRistina

16 / 16 / 2014

Words fail me…beautiful post, beautiful images, beautiful couple…and beautiful soul! Be true to who you are :) xx

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

16 / 16 / 2014

@Linda – Thank you.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

16 / 16 / 2014

@Pam – Thank you for your kind well wishes.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

16 / 16 / 2014

@Tommy – Thanks for dropping in, pal!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

16 / 16 / 2014

@Yasmin – It sure does. Thank you!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

16 / 16 / 2014

@Anastasia – Thank you!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

16 / 16 / 2014

@Christian – Thank you, Mr. xo

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

16 / 16 / 2014

@Alexandra – Thank you for your kind well wishes!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

16 / 16 / 2014

@Cristina – Thank you for your kind words. xx

Hannah

16 / 16 / 2014

Fantastic post! Love, love the cycling ladies above your yellow sofa, can you tell me where they are from?

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

16 / 16 / 2014

@Hannah – Thank you! Yes, they are by a San Francisco based illustrator called Jayde Fish.

Hollie@MiaFleur

16 / 16 / 2014

Gosh, what a truly lovely post. Always stay true to who you are, Will. Your career has taken off like it has because of exactly that… you! You’ve actually made me realise the importance of sharing personal things now and then on the blog, it’s so important for your readers to be able to connect with you. So thank you for reminding me of that. Gutted I can’t make the launch tonight, you must be so excited! Good luck :) x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

16 / 16 / 2014

@Hollie – Thank you for your kind words! x

Damien

16 / 16 / 2014

Great post and wonderful photos – made me smile.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

16 / 16 / 2014

@Damien – Thank you! :)

Tina Ramchandani

16 / 16 / 2014

I loved hearing about your relationship and what makes your home so special. You’re lucky to have such a supportive person in you life! And as far as those that are trying to change you, or have turned on you, you’re right not to listen to them. At the end of the day, you have to be happy with yourself and being a different (mean) person to get ahead will fill you with regrets in the future. Looking forward to your book and meeting you in NYC!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

16 / 16 / 2014

@Tina – Thank you for sharing those wise and supportive words!

cassie {hi sugarplum}

16 / 16 / 2014

Will — your blog has been starting my day with a ray of light for 5 years! I feel like we’ve ‘been together’ since the beginning…you were the first to find and comment on my blog, and I remember being one of the only comments here. It has been such a joy to watch this part of your world grow and succeed, and I’m so thrilled to know your personal life is equally successful. These pictures are beautiful…thank you for sharing them with us! And dang it…but I wish we were closer and I could come to your wedding…bc I know it will be one stylish and colorful event! Pardon, colourful ;) xoxoxoxo

Anna @ D16

16 / 16 / 2014

Oh Will, this post is just beyond wonderful. I am moved by it for so many reasons, and am so glad that you decided to share such personal words and intimate photos. I could not be happier for you and Toby, and I wish you all the best with your marriage and your life together. Thank for for all of this. x

Rachel

16 / 16 / 2014

I was supposed to be working and when I get a bit stuck with whatever I am working on, I always pop over to your blog to cheer myself up! Well now I am in floods of tears! What an amazing post Will. I have followed your blog for some time now and what I love most about Bright.Bazaar is how you are so ‘honest’ in everything you do. It shines through in the way that you write and is obviously karma that things are working out so well for you! Your photos of you and Toby are just beautiful and I can’t tell you how happy I am for you and where you are heading in your career and personal life…(which is a little odd in a way as you are obviously a total stranger, but you know what I mean)! :) I wish you and Toby all the happiness and success in the world Will. Long may it continue.

Emily Henson

16 / 16 / 2014

Such a sweet, heartfelt post Will. x

Charlotte

16 / 16 / 2014

Ha! I did laugh at your neighbourhood watch sign – and then even more because the two of you are laughing in the next photo.

Great timing!

Hope you had a brilliant night tonight. Thinking of you.

As a friend of mine says: #NOBEAUTYWITHOUTTRUTH

x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

17 / 17 / 2014

@Cassie – I remember those days so clearly as well. Thank you for being such a loyal and supportive reader, it really does mean a lot to me. I hope we get to meet in real life one day soon! Big hugs. xo

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

17 / 17 / 2014

@Anna – Thank you for such a kind-hearted and sincere comment. Looking forward to meeting you in NYC! x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

17 / 17 / 2014

@Rachel – So sorry for making you upset! Thank you for your support, kind words and well wishes. :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

17 / 17 / 2014

@Emily – Thank you. x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

17 / 17 / 2014

@Charlotte – Thank you! x

becky

17 / 17 / 2014

Had to wipe a tear…love that you are celebrating your love that what makes a house a home after all

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

17 / 17 / 2014

@Becky – Thank you.

What a sweet post – it really warmed my heart. Part of why I’ve enjoyed reading your blog for such a long time is because you let your kind, open personality shine and you seem like such a genuinely nice guy. I’m glad you have someone to keep you focused on what’s important, too – in the end, I think we know the backstabby, cutthroat business-world types are going to wish they took more time to enjoy life and treat others with warmth and respect.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

18 / 18 / 2014

@Heather – Thank you.

Margie

19 / 19 / 2014

Lovely, heartfelt, honest, loved it! All should be so lucky to find their soulmate right off the bat. Best wishes and cheers!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

19 / 19 / 2014

@Margie – Thank you.

Claire

21 / 21 / 2014

Phew, such a refreshingly honest post. I can relate so much to this as I have a man who is my backbone who despises all that is cut throat in business. He keeps it real and doesn’t think I should change to fit this world, nor should you :-)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

22 / 22 / 2014

@Claire – Thank you for your kind comment.

Vineeta

22 / 22 / 2014

Will (if feels strange calling you by your 1st name – because in my head you are Mr. Bright Bazaar) This post has completely touched my heart and this is what blogging is in many ways. This connection that feels real. Even if someone is continents apart. Thank you for sharing with such honesty about how you feel and what really holds you.
I came here as normally I do when I need to see a nice smart way of doing things – the way you do it. And then suddenly this post. Wham! It is all heart and all real. And as I blogger I know it takes courage to write posts like this one. And yet it is simple because it is your truth.
I’m sending a big warm Hug from India, it just fills my heart to see the full heart behind all that talent. I’m so pleased and grateful to meet you Will :)
May you only go from strength to strength. And may the 2 of you live a happy, blessed, blissed out life.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

22 / 22 / 2014

@Vineeta – Thank you for taking the time to leave such a warm-hearted, kind and genuine comment, and for your well wishes for our life together. Hugs to you!

Evelyn

22 / 22 / 2014

Hi Will! I’ve been visiting your blog for some months and I like their pictures and the graphic design so much. Lovely and inspiring post! I also believe in the way of integrity and honesty. Best wishes and greetings from Peru :)

Lesley

22 / 22 / 2014

Thank you for sharing such a raw and personal post! Love this and the images :) It is hard to maintain a true sense of self and value in the world these days, but I firmly believe great things will come to you in doing so! Good luck in the future and cannot wait until your book comes out in the US :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

22 / 22 / 2014

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

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

22 / 22 / 2014

@Lesley – Thanks for your kind well wishes for the future! :)

So. Absolutely. Beatiful!!! Love the text, love the photos! All the best to both of you!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

22 / 22 / 2014

@Maria – Thank you so much!

Emma

22 / 22 / 2014

I have to confess that this is the first time I have had a proper look at your blog, despite seeing your name popping up regularly on my social media feeds! Firstly, I am kicking myself for not having a peek earlier, and secondly, what a lovely post, it brought a happy tear to my eye, beautiful photos and beautiful wording. It takes courage to stay true to who you are, an inspirational read, thank you.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

23 / 23 / 2014

@Emma – Thank you for taking the time to stop by and for your kind words.

Sarah~Lou

23 / 23 / 2014

just lovely x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

23 / 23 / 2014

@Sarah-Lou – Thank you!

Poppy

23 / 23 / 2014

Hi!
1) You’re amazing and I’ve been so jazzed since I found your blog.
2) Where are the bicycle pictures/artwork from in your first pic?
THANK YOU!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

23 / 23 / 2014

@Poppy – Thank you. They are by a San Francisco based illustrator called Jayde Fish!

nidhi

29 / 29 / 2014

Thank you for this post! It made me smile as I read through it.

It’s hard to be true to oneself especially when there is always an easier path but I’m sure it must feel good to be stick to what you believe in. Cheers to your success!

Looking forward to your book launch in NYC…

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

29 / 29 / 2014

@Nidhi – Thank you!

Annie

30 / 30 / 2014

Gorgeous! I’ve been meaning to read this post for days and days, and finally sat down in a quiet house with a glass of red wine. Honest and heart felt. And really a perfect example of why the debate here in Australia about marriage is ridiculous. Love the photos and the insight into your success. I hope the upcoming book tour goes well!

Annie x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

30 / 30 / 2014

@Annie – Thank you for taking the time to read the post and for your kind words. Keeping my fingers crossed for marriage equality in AUS, too. x

Hendre

08 / 8 / 2014

This post warms my heart and confirms why I believe in love. Just wonderful. Best wishes!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

08 / 8 / 2014

@Hendre – Thank you so much!

Fenny

15 / 15 / 2014

This post warms my heart. Congratulation for your achievement Will. And you both look so adorable together :)

Kathy

16 / 16 / 2014

Hi, I just came to your site from Domino and love it! I just had to comment though (which I almost never do) that this is one of the most beautiful, heartfelt, honest, insightful posts I have ever read.

Thank you for sharing it will us!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

18 / 18 / 2014

@Fenny – Thank you so much!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

18 / 18 / 2014

@Kathy – That’s so kind of you to stop by and leave such a lovely comment, thank you!

heather

19 / 19 / 2014

This is a truly lovely post. Thank you for your honesty and openness. You are an inspiration!

Liz C

20 / 20 / 2014

Will – I began following your feed what feels like ages ago, and somewhere in there lost the feed URL. Just coming back, and am teary eyed at how beautiful these photos are, at how spectacular (if perhaps a bit fraught) things seem to have gotten for you. So very happy to see you & your Toby basking in the joys of one another, and even more so to hear that you will remain true to yourself despite the pressure to be something else. Glorious to have re-discovered your blog, and I’m sure I’ll be spending many more happy hours catching up with you & your work again. Thank you so much for sharing such personal photos and words, and for all that you do.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

20 / 20 / 2014

@Liz C – Thank you so much for the kind words and support.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

20 / 20 / 2014

@Heather – Thank you!

Modern Country Lady

08 / 8 / 2014

You are lucky to have found such a great person to share your life with, ( and so is he ! ) and remember, it’s your sensitivity that makes you valuable to this world so forget comments that may hurt you.You are a real inspiration .I learn from you every day ! Have e a great week and well done on this true and raw and lovely personal post.Bea

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

09 / 9 / 2014

@Bea – Thank you for the warm words.

Francoise Murat

23 / 23 / 2014

Will – I so enjoyed this post. Just keep being yourself, doing your thing and living your life – it’s a rare thing to be happy, to keep being curious about life and move on and enjoy it, especially with a special person. I wish you the moon, the stars, the sun and twinkly gold dust to spread your good Karma.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

23 / 23 / 2014

@Francoise – Thank you so much, that means a lot!

John amos

25 / 25 / 2014

Hi Will and Toby.
Just to wish you all the best for your wedding. We hope that it is everything that you want. Loved your ” Life at Home” Blog. We could flower this out with lots of fancy words, but what we really want to say is we hope and trust that you will be happy together (PS Hope Rachael has a good speech planned.)
Love John and Carissa

Charity hall

26 / 26 / 2014

Will, I found your blog several years ago and love following on your colorful adventures…I wish you the best in both your interpersonal life and your professional one as you hold close the values and principles that have brought you success this far! Cheers to sharing your heart so publicly and Cheers to you and your future mate! xo

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

26 / 26 / 2014

@John and Carissa – Thank you so much for your kind words, they really meant a lot. Cheers from us both.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

26 / 26 / 2014

@Charity – Thank you!

Anita de Jonge

26 / 26 / 2014

Dear Will, such a wonderful, heartwarming and loving full story!
I wish you both all the luck and a long and happy life together!!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

26 / 26 / 2014

@Anita – Thank you! x

Lucy

05 / 5 / 2014

I’ve become aware of your blogs through your Boden post on Twitter and have since then been reading your wedding blogs. They are beautiful. For some reason I just wanted to say how much I love the ‘socks’ photo on this particular post. It’s so cute yet intimate at the same time – it also reminds me of my lovely man and I – I wish you all the love and success in the world.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

05 / 5 / 2014

@Lucy – Thank you so much for taking the time to read and stop by. :)