This Bright.Bazaar guy is craving a little dose of orange in his life. Ok, maybe a bit more than a little! So there’s only one thing for it folks, a triple helping of The Bright Stuff. From burnt hues to poppy brights, this colour is one of my all time favourites (I blogged about it’s zing back in March). Kicking things off is a little combo of stripes and orange (1) which gives that home office some serious masculine charm. For uplifting and happy spaces I like the lighter, brighter hues (2, 4), especially those dining chairs (7) and the striped bench (8) in the breakfast bar. It turns out orange looks pretty darn good in a stripe pattern. That said, they’re all tempting spaces for me, but it would be wrong not to pick a favourite or two, right?! I say: give me the artwork from that grey living room (4) and those hot orange stools (9) and I think my cravings will be satisfied. For now, anyway…
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  • Reply Justina Blakeney August 26, 2010 at 7:22 am

    ooo those dining chairs– and with that wallpaper… Love.

  • Reply Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage August 26, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Another color to add to my Happy Color List. I love the stripes in the first one and those dining chairs!!!

  • Reply Ludmila {} August 26, 2010 at 8:53 am

    LOVE the pictures you chose for this post! I especially like a bright orange paired with a crispy white, it's such a juicy combo!

  • Reply Randiga Trรฅden August 26, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Love these designe.

  • Reply Chantale August 26, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Love the orange and grey combo! I can definitely see you happy and lounging in that grey living room!

  • Reply Sarah August 26, 2010 at 11:03 am

    I love orange too – I bought orange lamps I wrote about on my blog awhile ago…they add just the right amount of kick to any room!!

  • Reply Adele @ modernemotive August 26, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Yum. I love orange and gray together. Such an awesome palette.

  • Reply Renee ( August 26, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I love orange too! We have a bright orange (Nike shoe box orange to be exact) wall in our office area in our loft.

  • Reply Fran August 26, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Love those orange stripes on the wall with all the lacquered furniture!!

  • Reply David Toms August 26, 2010 at 11:59 am

    That first room is brilliant. I now know how I want my study to look.

  • Reply escapade August 26, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Oh Will these are so much fun! Like a glass of cold, fresh orange juice first thing in the morning!

  • Reply Moxie Maley August 26, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Love the orange and gray combinations!

  • Reply Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy August 26, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I just recently saw that living room in the 4th picture and I fell in love. I have never been an “orange girl” until just this past year and now I want it everywhere!

  • Reply Suze Yalof Schwartz August 26, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    OOOH – That looks Orangenious!

  • Reply christine August 26, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    I love that kitchen with the striped orange banquette! I saw it in a mag recently, did you know she covered those using rugs from IKEA!?

  • Reply Dale at Hospitality Design Inspirations August 26, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Orange is definitely one of my favorite colors. How can you NOT like it? I love the composition of the first picture. But the grey and orange living room is TOTALLY my style. Love it!

  • Reply Siany August 26, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Those bar stools! *Swoon*

  • Reply Aspiring Kennedy August 26, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I think of you as such an “orange” guy! I love this series… it seems really manly & fresh to me.

    Ok- I loved the concept of “layering” for home. I've never thought of that. You taught me something new & great today. Thanks, Will!!

  • Reply Stacey August 26, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I couldn't believe my eyes when i saw that you were posting about orange. I actually have an orange post planned for next week! Did i mention that i'm addicted to the colour, orange? Yes, indeed!;-). Love this post will! I'll have to make sure i link to you in my post next week too!

  • Reply Charlotta Ward August 26, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    OMG I almost had to breathe into a paper bag when I saw no 1!! What a brilliant room! (I can see how I could easily break the rules of 'maximum allowance of exclamation marks' here.. )

    Orange is wonderful and I think the craving comes with Autumn. Fill your life with ripe oranges, pumpkin and arm fulls of golden leaves from the park. London rocks at this time of the year and I miss my ol' home town so much!

    Have a fab week and thanks for your comment.

    xx Charlotta

  • Reply designstiles August 26, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Ooh, I have orange accents in my bedroom. Orange is not bore-ange. Sorry, cheesy joke.

  • Reply cassie @ hi sugarplum! August 26, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    I'm still crushing on the orange stripes in my son's big guy room! Love all these pops of orange!!

    xoxo, cass

  • Reply Jules August 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    wow – great minds do think alike! our blog posts go hand-in-hand with all of the gorgeous pops of orange! i love the examples you found ๐Ÿ™‚

    xoxo – julie

  • Reply Leah August 26, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Oh this orange inspiration is heavenly! I love that dining room with the orange chairs and that amazing green wallpaper! So chic!


  • Reply JulieB August 26, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    My 5yo is looking over my shoulder as I read/type this, and she asked me to tell you that orange is the best colour in the world – ever, and definitely her favourite!

  • Reply lisaroyhandbags August 26, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    I agree! I've been enjoying the new hits of orange I added to my living room! I'm loving the orange/grey combo too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply I'm Stacey... August 26, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Love the striped wall! And the orange dining chairs! I can't wear the color orange, so decorating with it is my only other option ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Pinecone Camp August 26, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Ahh, orange. Love it. The bar stools are very similar to mine, though mine are not orange. Would love these ones!

  • Reply Brandi August 26, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    ahhh! I love it! Orange is one of the decorating colors my hubby and I agree on!

  • Reply A Perfect Gray August 26, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    dude. you're hitting all the right notes with that orange and gray…

  • Reply Naomi August 26, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    I usually do not like the color orange in decor…I've happily changed my thoughts! Wonderful images!

  • Reply Naomi August 26, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    I usually do not like the color orange in decor…I've happily changed my thoughts! Wonderful images!

  • Reply Kate August 26, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    That top room is so funky, I love it!!

  • Reply Flotsam Friends August 26, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Hi there, I'm new to your blog, I just found you… Love it. That orange is wonderful.. I adore the kitchen in the last shot. I'm going to keep it as reference!! It's modern yet it has a vintage edge I love. Especially those stools and doesn't turquoise go well with orange. Never would have thought about that combination. Kindest, Pruxxx

  • Reply Mackenzie {Design Darling} August 26, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    I couldn't agree with you more! I'm contemplating a splurge for the JA Nixon throw in orange to bring a little extra color to my new pink-and-camel boudoir. Thoughts from a fellow fan?

  • Reply one sydney road August 26, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    you know it's funny but years ago I would never even have orange on my radar. but it's completely grown on me – orange and grey?? oh i love that combo!! like that fab grey sofa and orange pillows – love it! but not as much as those orange chairs in the kitchen!!

  • Reply keely @ luxe + lillies August 26, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    The 1st and 4th images are stunning… totally my kind of spaces. those orange stripes are indeed inspiring… a poppy take on a classic design!

  • Reply Tommy August 26, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    I really like the stripes on the wall, but they read a little too Halloween for year-round, in my opinion. Everything looks so fresh and so clean (clean), though.

    Also, is that a chair rail height fabric curtain (in gray) in the powder room picture? Wow.

  • Reply Liz August 26, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Too gorgeous for words! Love the chandeliers!

  • Reply David August 27, 2010 at 2:03 am

    Beautiful as always Will!

  • Reply custardbydesign August 27, 2010 at 2:08 am

    inspiring man…

  • Reply molly YEH! August 27, 2010 at 3:23 am

    my roommate's room is NICKELODEON ORANGE! it's like being inside of a big cheeto.

  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar August 27, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Hurrah for the orange love-in!

    Mackenzie – you betcha'! Go for it! xo

  • Reply Maren February 8, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    I LOVE this post! Love the orange! Thanks for making my day!!

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