I spent Saturday morning sat in my favourite stripy chair by our balcony windows, leafing through the March issue of Livingetc whilst gallantly working my way through a pot of Nutella. Despite knowing the temperature was barely above freezing, the sunshine and clear skies outside the window reminded that spring is on the horizon – as did the magazine in my hands. A quirky British style takes over in the Brooklyn brownstone that features as House of the Month (2, 3) and the Totally Tudor feature (4, 5) had my heart skipping at a zillion beats a minute – isn’t that bedroom divine? My affections were soon to be shared as I fell upon the industrial dining space inside Karine and Rodolphe’s late 19th century Marseille-based home. Two knockout kitchens detailing preppy blues and greens round off my top picks from this subtly spring-like issue. Which tears do you like?


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. There is nothing I do not like, but the first six are really me in their own ways!
    I am not in love with the last image!

    xoxo Victoria

  2. I love the quirkiness of this house, especially the dining room wall – with the map! love the paper whites flowers on that dining table.. i just happened to pick up some yesterday too and they look so pretty and smell sooo good right now!

    xo, Jeanne

  3. I love the first and second tears… the first one for the Ralph Lauren Adirondack blue wall paint color and both of them for their seemingly-effortless arrangement of photographs, art and knick knacks.

    Beautifully done! Such pictures along with a pot of nutella would make my cold day warm too 🙂

  4. Nutella! lol! I scoop it onto a teaspoon and eat it like a lollypop. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm…. Love the kitchen with the blue cupboards! Makes my kitchen look veeeerrrry boring. 🙂

  5. Gosh these pages are amazing! I am digging that faux fireplace/mantle. I dig those kitchen cabinets too —- love the brightness *sigh* …Thanks for sharing!

  6. If you didnt have me at Living Etc..you had me at Nutella! Images are divine…as is the chocolaty nutty taste of my favourite spread…but I must admit I havent had it in the morning..something new to try. Thanks for the scoop Will x

  7. Will thanks for the sneak peak. I am really looking forward to reading my copy of LIVING etc now with a cuppa. I love your review as I know immediately if its gonna be a cracker of an issue! Sinead

  8. looks like a fun issue! love the old map on the gallery wall and those chairs, the industrial feel of the cabinets in the kitchen diner and the huge pendant. looks like I'll be picking up this issue! 🙂

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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.