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Friends, it’s official, People magazine broke the news over night: I am having a heated affair with stripes. They stole my heart with their glossy symmetry and no matter how hard I try, I just can’t resist their constant pampering of my OCD tendencies! And things are only getting worse now that stripes and brights have teamed up to make one smokin’ hot duo. I fear there is no solution other than to embrace my lust and hope for the best. Let’s just hope Mr.Stripe gets on with Mrs.Polka Dot…who said three’s a crowd?!

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. Will, I am just as addicted as you are. Everything from striped hallway at chez savoir faire to striped shirts and striped towels, plus the striped HBC blanket you have shown. So tempted to get the HBC duffle coat which is exactly the same as the blanket.

  2. I'm addicted to all kind of stripes. 🙂 And I'm looking for such a colourful wallpaper for my new home too!

  3. I especially love the turquoise stripes behind the staircase! I love how it seems to echo the longness of the space and the grandness of staircases. It also adds a bit of fun!

  4. You are too cute!! But I think you are on to something, perhaps I am so crazy about stripes due to my own OCD tendencies? Hmm. Whatever it is I will always love them! And Mrs. Polka Dot is definitely my girl too!

  5. Hi im your newest follower 🙂 I love your pick of photos and the way you bring them together so they pop on the screen. Your colour combos are amazing.

  6. Um, holy wow those stripes are amazing!! I really love the blue striped staircase! The striped living room definitely make a statement but don't think I would be game enough to go all out like this…

  7. This post is perfect! If I could candy stripe my entire house, I'd be in heaven. And that blue striped stairway? *swoon*

  8. I'm addicted too Will! Stripes will just have to get along with polka dot in my world because i'm addicted to both:-)

  9. cute, cute post, will!!! love your writing style…and your style.

    i'm beyond addicted to stripes…it's to the point where I'm afraid my house is becoming home to the 'crazy stripes lady'

    but they just add so much!

  10. These make me happy! Always love to wear stripes (esp in black + white) but these colourful ones seem extra cheerful!

  11. I'm shocked! Has Mr. Stripe cheated on me after all those years? And I thought his heart was mine! Oh, the turmoil.
    Okay, laugh aside, I completely agree with you. Love stripes, and they're so versatile, too!

  12. Who doesn't love stripes?! I'm gaga for skinny stripes, but I've been known to have the odd affair with fat, chunky ones too. Love it!

    *Tania @ Passport2Design.com

  13. Will, I hate to tell you but US Weekly just broke the news that Mr. Stripe is cheating on you with ME! I have a severe addiction, too. How cute is that painted heart?!

  14. I am a total stripe girl. If you have seen my dining room you know that about me. This Christmas I added some black and white stripe ornaments to my green and white striped dining room, love it !! I will be posting it soon for Christmas, Love a good stripe,Kathysue

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Hey, I'm Will

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.