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Dream Decor Book Sneak Peek: My Old London Apartment

Dream-Decor-Book-Will-Taylor-Bright-Bazaar-London-Apartment-1After two years of working on my second book it’s so exciting to see Dream Decor starting to make it’s way out into the world! The book officially publishes on May 17th but I’ve heard that Amazon have already stared shipping their copies, so if you’d like to order a copy you can do so right now via Amazon USA or Amazon UK. In the first of a series of sneak peeks at the book, I’m kicking off with a look at my old London apartment. It’s crazy to think this photoshoot took place well over a year ago and I’m now living in NYC. A trip down memory lane, for sure! It’s funny to see the spaces in the book because my aesthetic has definitely evolved from when I decorated the apartment almost two years ago. The space above was my old home office – I loved that pool blue couch so freakin’ much! The apartment was a rental that we only lived in for a year so I used Command 3M strips to hang a gallery wall of art as a way to bring color and personality to the space without damaging the walls or having to spend too much money.Dream-Decor-Book-Will-Taylor-Bright-Bazaar-London-Apartment-2In the bedroom, I hung art by Japanese illustrator Hiroyuki Izutsu to bring whimsy and charm to the space. I also miss those bedside tables that were inspired by a 1940’s sideboard seen at a flea market in Paris.Dream-Decor-Book-Will-Taylor-Bright-Bazaar-London-Apartment-3In the living room I used flashes of pattern and accent color to add visual interest to the classic monochromatic scheme. A jet-black feature wall helped to enlarge the space, while the pared back, neutral furniture – such as the gorgeous white linen Bemz sofa cover that totally elevated my IKEA couch – allowed for mix and match cushions to be introduced.Dream-Decor-Book-Will-Taylor-Bright-Bazaar-London-Apartment-4I hung two pieces of abstract art above the white linen sofa as a point of reference for my chosen accent colors. The black and white foundation across the fundamental elements of the room allowed me the freedom to reference different colors from the statement artwork. I layered these accents into the room across cushions, vases and decorative accessories. I find this to be a great approach to decorating because it keeps the schemes flexible enough to quickly switch up by swapping out smaller, transitional pieces in new accent colors.Dream-Decor-Book-Will-Taylor-Bright-Bazaar-London-Apartment-5The light in this room was always so soft and gentle – in fact, it was it was one of the reasons I signed the lease. Truth be told, I spent so much of my final year living in the UK traveling for business (and, ironically, shooting this book!) that I didn’t get to spend as much time in this space as I would have liked. It’s really fun to write this post and relive the room!Dream-Decor-Book-Will-Taylor-Bright-Bazaar-London-Apartment-6The living space in the apartment was narrow so I painted the small far wall in a matte jet black to visually lengthen the space. By keeping the other walls white it meant the space still felt light and bright.Dream-Decor-Book-Will-Taylor-Bright-Bazaar-London-Apartment-7I wallpapered the dining nook in with removable ‘confetti’ wallpaper from Scandinavia. The statement yellow artwork reference the irregular circular shapes of the wallpaper behind. I’ll be sharing more sneak peeks from my new Dream Decor here on the blog soon! Click here to see all the places you can order the book online in the USA or the UK. You can also order the book from Amazon USA and Amazon UK. Dream-Decor-Book-Will-Taylor-Bright-Bazaar-London-Apartment-8 For more sneak peeks at the book you can also follow along with the two week bloggers book tour with the following lovely and talented bloggers:

2nd May | The Relished Roost
3rd May | Heart Home Magazine
4th May| Bright, Bold & Beautiful
5th May | Lobster & Swan
6th May | My Sweet Savannah

9th May | 91 Magazine
10th May | The Decorista
11th May | Curate & Display
12th May | The Jungalow
13th May | Swoonworthy

Thanks so much for all your support, everyone! // Photography by Andrew Boyd for Bright.Bazaar’s Dream Decor

27 Comments

  • Reply Jesse April 26, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    You did a beautiful job with the space Will! It must feel amazing to see one of your homes in a book, even more so that it is your own….bravo!!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar April 26, 2016 at 11:49 pm

      @Jesse – Thank you so much! It’s definitely a surreal but proud feeling!

  • Reply Katerina Hyatt April 26, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    I really love the art in the living room and your office. Makes me excited to see your book!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar April 26, 2016 at 11:50 pm

      @Katerina – I loved those two big pieces of abstract art – such beautiful pieces! Enjoy the book!

  • Reply Sam April 26, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Amazon emailed me to say your book will be delivered today or tomorrow, I cannot wait! You have inspired me for years. Thanks for giving us a look inside your old London home. Looking forward to seeing more of your Manhattan place too! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar April 27, 2016 at 12:31 am

      @Sam – Thank you so much for all your support, it means so much. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did making it! I’ll be sharing more looks inside #BBbrownstone soooooooon!

  • Reply Lucinda April 26, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Everything you turn your hand to is beautiful. Congrats on the second book!

  • Reply Brianna April 26, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Just ordered my copy! xo

  • Reply Grace April 27, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Love design! Great job! Congratulations!

  • Reply Soutrik April 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    That ‘Lemonade’ box on the shelf would be so trendy right now! LOL Do you still have it?

  • Reply Fiona Duke April 28, 2016 at 2:56 am

    so amazing that you can buy removable wallpaper and removable fixtures for the art. great to know.
    how exciting ….another book !! πŸ™‚

  • Reply RaΓΊl | Vista de Lince April 28, 2016 at 5:05 am

    OMG! Goals, goals everywhere! <333

  • Reply Jaana April 28, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Love the nice light, bright feel to the rooms, just beautiful!

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  • Reply geraldine April 29, 2016 at 3:31 am

    Love your home Will! I especially love the bedroom decor with the pops of pinks with blues.

  • Reply Annabel May 12, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Amazing abstract art above the white living room sofa! Please can you suggest sources for similar loveliness?

  • Reply Mahee Ferlini May 16, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    I love the art wall and the bedroom decor is gorgeous! Bravo πŸ™‚

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