Photography by Will Taylor
Hey folks! How are you? Hope you’ve had a good few days wherever you are in the world? I thought I’d drop in with a few snaps that from my Christmas break back at home in The Cotswolds. Returning to my childhood roots has been just the antidote to the fast pace daily life of London that I had been craving. I’ve shared a wonderful Christmas with my close family, cherishing those little moments that make life so special. From taking my Gran to church at midnight on Christmas eve, to walking through serene, misty countryside, I feel replenished and relaxed. I’ll be back again soon but until then I’ll leave you with these pictures I took from a walk I took on Boxing Day; the organic textures and colours of the woods and fields left me so inspired, I hope they’ll let you escape your daily routine for a minute or two as well.

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 lovely, dreamy photos! I especially enjoyed 'Walking into the Distance'…just found your blog, will have to set aside some time to peruse!


  2. Wonderful, I also want to be there. It seems like the Little Red Riding Hood new movie. It´s awesome. I´ll do the same next week.


  3. What a beautiful post and gorgeous photos… I love the Cotswolds… you are so luck to have grown up there. Glad you had a great Christmas… you back in London now… I'm just on my way back now! Gonna miss the country! Lovely that you took your nan to midnight mass… that reminds me of being a kid so much!
    Safe journey back Will, and have a fab New Year matey. Speak soon! x

  4. Stunning pics. I love the Cotswolds.Such a beautiful part of England. I can't picture you as a lumberjack 😉
    Enjoy the rest of your Christmas break!

  5. I'm missing England so much right now…and I've only been there for a week almost four years ago! These snaps are perfectly moody. Hope you're having a wonderful, restful break, my friend.

  6. Love these Will! I went up to the Lake District yesterday and I love the photos because of the greys and the texture. There was a lot of misty, grey rain.

    Hope you had a great time!

  7. Wonderful pictures, very inspiring indeed! And the weather looks just perfect for me 😉

  8. What a wonderful escape! Very much like your own inspirational blog, Will. A place so many of us are drawn to. A place with good vibes and tons of creativity & inspiration.

    You are brilliant. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us in 2012.

    Warm hugs,


  9. Absolutely gorgeous photographs! I loved my trip to the Cotswolds a few years ago, and your photos make me want to go back again!

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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.