Susanne Imre is back at the helm of Livingetc after returning from maternity leave, and I love how she references brights in her first editor’s letter back! In fact, much of the May issue centers around bright, summary hues. First up – my favourite story from the issue – Gelato Colours, which reinvents pieces with ice cream shades. As well as the preppy brights, there’s also great inspiration for darker, more masculine colour schemes – just check out that black feature wall in the living room, and how seductive is the black space teamed with the dramatic vertical garden – I love it! With product round ups for fruit bowls and coffee tables, and great ideas for your walls and bathrooms there’s something to inspire for all. They even managed to squeeze in some cracking recipes from Donna Hay – with knockout food styling to boot. Bravo, guys! P.S. Be sure to check out their limited edition plate auction in aid of Shelter, as there are exclusive designs from the likes of Jonathan Adler, Lee Broom, Donna Wilson and many more.


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. This is my favorite magazine!
    For Rachel – I just discovered the zinio app. For $32 you can subscribe to Living etc for the year. Much better than the $150+ paper subscrip if you're in the US. And with every bookstore closing near my home and office, I can't even buy single copies anymore : (

  2. Will, I love that you not only post your favorite pics from each magazine you feature, but that you talk about the behind the scenes of the mag, overarching themes, etc… So juicy and interesting to us interior design groupies.

  3. Ahh! I love Living Etc.. I was just about to say I need to bite the bullet and subscribe already (I miss so many good months otherwise)…Thanks Quincy for the zino tip! Definitely more affordable! Love your bright colorful blogging Will! Cheers!

  4. Love getting these magazine reviews because I never get around to reading them. And you add the best of the best.

  5. Hey darl!
    It was great to hear from you yesterday. I was wondering how you were. xx

    Loving the sound of 'gelato colours' – such a wonderful and vivid way to describing them.
    Am crazy about the picture with the pink sofa and that amazing photo of what looks like (but perhaps isn't) the 'Bondi Icebergs'.

    Have a great rest of the week and do remember to take a break now and then from unpacking..!

    xx Charlotta

  6. so much to love.. like the clothes pin rack.. and the stools and my favorite the small geometric round table.. love it!

  7. thanks for stopping by and entering the comp. i can certainly see why you do like the socks yeah.

    glad i found your blog actually, i'm really into interiors and design so it's a win win

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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.