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.
With Christmas decorations boxed away for another year, the January sales in full swing and stores quickly filling up with their new spring 2012 collections, now an ideal time for a little interior refresh. I love that feeling you get when the decorations go away and calm is restored. I always clean my apartment within an inch of its life and fling open the windows letting the cool January air blow in straight away! H&M Home allows for a New Year interiors accessories refresh without blowing an already no doubt squeezed post-holiday budget! I’ve grouped the store’s new arrivals into two trends – Rustic Industrial and Spring Fresh Hues – the former suiting a more pared back scheme and the latter more playful and youthful in nature. Although separated here, there’s every possibility for a successful mix and match of accessories from across the two themes. For example, a bold and bright floral print mixed with a collection of neutral, stone-hued pillows could work a treat; the perfect little splash of spring the forthcoming season. Which trend and products are catching your eye? Do you like to have a little decor refresh in the New Year?