Ok, so they may have gotten me on-side right away with the grey armchair but this really is a fantastic issue from the Elle Decoration team. Shall we jump right in? Brilliant, because there’s lots of treats ahead. A few pages in and I’ve already suffering from a severe case of lighting lust due to that Gill Scott table lamp that sits amongst many great winter buys for the home.

If you are thinking of adding an art wall to your home or office in the near future, then this feature makes the issue alone a worthwhile purchase. Isn’t that main office space (above) achingly stylish?!

The ‘at home with’ story is always one of my favourite features in each issue. Small, but telling peeks into peoples’ homes always filsl me with excitement. This month the lens turned to Stylist Marcus Hay’s Manhattan apartment, which details fun pops of colour and eclectic finds.

After a detailed and resourceful sixteen pages on how to use different styles of lighting in the home we find ourselves at the home tour section and, friends, it doesn’t disappoint. We are treated to six different spaces from cities across the world, including Amsterdam, New York, Mexico City and Chicago. Here are my favourite snaps from the tours and I’m sure you’ll agree they demonstrate that this is another outstanding issue from Elle Decoration. What’s caught your eye?


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. what a fabulous issue will! dying over that bike image, dy-ing! the chicago loft space is quite a looker too. would love to spend some time with that wall…

  2. ooo, that gray armchair sold me too!! And I didn't think I like 3 sided fireplaces, but that one in the first photo is fantastic.

    Excellent review, as always 🙂

  3. There's just so much goodness going on here. I don't know where to look first, although the lighting feature is probably as good a place as any.

  4. Just wow! I love the art wall and have been thinking about framing some Hermes scarves and getting a few art prints – I'll definitely go for ones that can give that pop of color!

    Oh and the lighting – love the pendant possibilities and so wish I could change this in our apartment!

  5. Hi Will!

    This is a great post and it's so fun to get sneak peeks like this without having to take time out to go and hang out at my local bookstore wondering which mag to buy. Now, i KNOW i want to get a copy of this mag!

    What I love most? The fabric on the dark grey sofa with the flowers on each seat cushion. Does it say where it's from? I'm having a fabriclust moment looking at it and I need to recover a sofa I own.

    Have a great day, Will!


  6. Ooh thanks for sharing – it looks great and I adore those lamps too! Jane @ the girl in the brick house

  7. great review! this issue sure is full of a lot of great tidbits and that grey chair really caught my eye. Loving the loft space! 🙂

  8. Oh, wow. Was a little sceptical at first, but you sure pulled me in like a moth to a flame! LOVED it! I need a coffe table like the one to the right of the motorcycle… Where to get it…?

  9. OMG my husband has been trying to talk me into letting him bring his motorcycle into the house…I love IT! Also love the plum walls…great mag review!

  10. swoon swoon swoon. that leather couch? come on, I'm not even a leather couch person…but that is AWESOME! Loving all of those colorful chairs, to. Will, your layouts are getting better and better– it's like they make the magazine look even better than they do in real life!

  11. My goodness do you get a lot of comments!!! I'm so glad you do this little review because this glossy costs a fortune Stateside you know. I can't believe you're going to the Kate Spade pop-up shop tomorrow. Wish I could hide in someone's luggage and make it over there myself.

    LOVE your blog. Brits in bow ties, does life get any sweeter? Simply put, no.

    xx Katie

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Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.