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04/04/2014 // 34 comments

Spring Design Updates In My London Apartment

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See all of my apartment in my new book, which you can pre-order now from the following locations: Amazon USA / Barnes & Noble / Indiebound / Amazon UK.

Working freelance means that the second bedroom of my two bed apartment has to double as an office and a spare room. The office part of the room can be seen in my book, so I wanted to share the opposite side of the space today. The apartment has triple height ceilings at the highest point, so there’s a lot of space to fill! I was keen to make the space feel colourful and cosy at the same time; I needed it to be a retreat for my guests but also personally inspiring as I spend a lot of time working in the room. I swapped out an old rug from Zara Home for one of the stripe dhurrie’s from the Steven Alan x West Elm collection. I also extended the gallery wall by adding this print of NYC (I like how the navy throws off the rest of the pastel-focused palette), as well as hanging my ‘Contemplating Hockney’ print that Geraldine kindly gave me for my birthday. The print is by Wayne Pate and I’m grateful for the introduction because I’m smitten with his work and have ordered his stripes print to add to my collection. A vase of pink and yellow tulips and soft pinky-white hydrangeas completes this colourful nook.

I’m thrilled with how the space has evolved alongside the developing spring season. What do you think of my design updates? Have you made any changes or additions to your rooms recently?

// Photography by Will Taylor

k

04 / 4 / 2014

Love that owl vase. Also I would have never thought that a pink wall would look so amazing!

SusaN

04 / 4 / 2014

You definitely have a knack for color because this looks great!

Jules

04 / 4 / 2014

Cute. Love how your book looks as a prop!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

04 / 4 / 2014

@Kristin – Right? It’s so whimsical – my favourite! :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

04 / 4 / 2014

@Susan – I try!!;) Thanks, friend!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

04 / 4 / 2014

@Jules – Pleased you noticed that as I designed the hard cover so that it could be used as something to invite colour into a space if readers wanted! x

chichi furniture

04 / 4 / 2014

You’ve definitely fulfilled your brief – this space is beautifully colourful and the yellow rustic bedside really adds warmth and depth to the space. I love the flowers, they break up organized lines, colour and constructed pattern and just add a pop of pure naturalness (is that even a word!), pulling everything else together.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

04 / 4 / 2014

@Chichi Furniture – Thank you for the kind words! So pleased you like the space (and great word!) ;)

Anya

04 / 4 / 2014

Hey Will, how are you :-) I adore the pastel hues in your cute spare bedroom – the new poster is amazing. But my fave must almost be the cool book peeping out from underneath the radio:-) Happy weekend my friend, Ax

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

04 / 4 / 2014

@Anya – So lovely to see you drop by! I am good thank you. I hope you are too! Pleased you like the new print from lovely Geraldine and, of course, touched that you spotted my little baby, too! ;) x

Molly {Dreams in HD}

04 / 4 / 2014

what a beautiful home you have will!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

04 / 4 / 2014

@Molly – Thank you so much! :)

jillian

04 / 4 / 2014

yah! fresh flowers are the BEST! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

04 / 4 / 2014

@Jillian – Right?! Always lift a space and give it LIFE! xo

Tim@DesignMaze

04 / 4 / 2014

how fab is that!! love your tips on how to welcome spring indoor. Blooms, stripes, golden, and art … AMEN to that!

Can’t wait to read your book and be inspired by the creative use of colors!

That spare bedroom, I will have to come visit it real soon!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

04 / 4 / 2014

@Tim – Thanks, sweet friend. You are welcome anytime! :) xo

Jocelyn Casey

05 / 5 / 2014

Ok, now I feel refreshed and revitalized after my flight from Chicago! I love the light that falls into your room as well, it is so soft and subtle. All the photography is just lovely too! xx

GeraldinE@littlebigbell

05 / 5 / 2014

So pleased you like the print. It looks really good with the other beautiful prints on your wall. Love the pastel stripes on your book. Can’t wait till your book launch event!! xx

julia I mintlametta

05 / 5 / 2014

wow! love the colors so much. happy spring, happy living!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

05 / 5 / 2014

@Juilia – So pleased you like it, thank you!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

05 / 5 / 2014

@Geradline – I am thrilled with how it came out. Another print has now arrived to be added to the wall, too! ;) xx

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

05 / 5 / 2014

@Jocelyn – Yes, I love the light in this room as well. Have a great time in Chicago! xx

Barbara

06 / 6 / 2014

I’ve just found out about your blog and I’m totally in love, very inspiring. Your place looks amazing. Specially like those wall art.

Have a nice day :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

06 / 6 / 2014

@Barbara – Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words! :)

dailyrisa

07 / 7 / 2014

I love your wall, cute owl vase, oh! I love everything that combine to be your own style. :-)

Alicia

07 / 7 / 2014

Hi Will! I love how all the colours go well together – you wouldn’t expect that from bright red and pastel tones! You’ve got such a great sense of design!
I think I just fell in love with the radio too, is it possible to find similar ones?

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

07 / 7 / 2014

@Alicia – Thanks! Yes, you can buy them from Roberts Radios. :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

07 / 7 / 2014

@daikyrisa – Thank you!

Melanie

17 / 17 / 2014

Hello Will from sunny Florida,
Where is that print with the colorful buildings (and bunting) from? It’s very pretty.
Best on the American tour!
Melanie

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

18 / 18 / 2014

@Melanie – I bought it from a store in the UK called John Lewis!

francesca

21 / 21 / 2014

definitely….i love your job!
BELLISSIMO

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

22 / 22 / 2014

@Francesca – Thank you!

Evo

27 / 27 / 2014

Hi Will, Could you please tell me which paint did you use?

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2014

@Evo – Sure! It’s Middleton Pink by Farrow & Ball.