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.
As much as I try to be organised, the last weekend before Christmas is always a busy one for me and this weekend’s agenda is pretty full. I’m heading to the airport to pick up my friend who is flying back into London from Sydney at 5am on Saturday (and trust me, no-one wants to see Mr. Bazaar at that time of the morning, so let’s hope it’s quiet!). Then after a quick freshen up back at our place we’ll be heading out for brunch and some festive fun times. I also need to get all my cards written and finish my wrapping, oh and try and squeeze in a little seasonal baking. Phew! What are your plans, folks? If you’re looking to add a few little last minute Christmas decor, why not use some seasonal foliage or a wreath to add interest to your entryway or front door? Or, perhaps you’re keen to get crafting? If so, use up leftover baubles or pick up a value pack from the store and use a hot glue gun to fix them to a wooden panel in the shape of a tree – a great space saver for small apartments, too. I love the colourful feel to the one I’ve shown here. If, like me, you’re strapped for time, a simple row of pine cones and glowing votives down the centre of your dining table, or along a sideboard is a sure fire way to festive cheer in under five minutes! Have a good one, friends.