Photography by Will Taylor
Cripes! Another year has passed and my birthday has arrived. Given we all deserve to treat ourselves a little on our birthdays, I’m taking time out to dream of being back in Italy where I’ll be soaking up the sunshine and beautiful colour palettes in equal measures. As I was putting this little post together, I realised I never posted all my snaps from last summer’s Italian trip. Perhaps I should post them soon instead? In the meantime, check out one of my favourite shop tours from Italy. Thank you for all your support, inspiration and friendship this past year, folks. Here’s to you, colour and a birthday cocktail!

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. A very Happy Birthday to you! Hope it's bright and brilliant just like your blog.

  2. Best wishes for a great day and fabulous year! Your site is really lovely—so glad to have discovered it and you!

  3. Wishing you the happiest birthday Will! You totally deserve it! Spoil yourself today! Sending love and best wishes from Canada! 🙂

  4. Happy Happy Birthday Will! Glad to hear you are taking some time for yourself! I hope you get loads of colorful gifts! I'm thankful that you were born! Pisces rule! 😉

  5. Happy Birthday Will! It was certainly my pleasure to get to know Bright.Bazaar a little better over the last couple of months. Looking forward to many of your fav UK products and design inspirations to come in 2012! Cheers to our ever-so-stylish and talented birthday boy!

  6. Happy Birthday! Great colours! Would love to see more Italy snaps!
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog yesterday and becoming a member!
    I'm honored! Have a great day! Hege

  7. happy happy birthday!! your blog has always been my color 'pick me up' especially on days when i'm feeling a bit monotone inside. thank you for sharing such wonderful inspiration with us! wishing you another grand year ahead!

  8. Happy Birthday! If you come back in Italy, let's visit my little but beautiful city, Parma in Emilia Romagna, full of History, art and…. very good food!


  9. Happy Birthday Will! We are toasting to you over here with some Sophia bubblies. Clink clink, buddy! As always, thanks for being so kind and generous in sharing your bright inspirations with us. Have a sweet one! To many, many more colorful years.

  10. All my best wishes to you and happy birthday! I still enjoy our Tommy-lamp which I won in a give-away on your blog about 2 years ago now 🙂

    Best regards, Marjolijn

  11. Happy birthday!!! Have a great day and a good time out dreaming of Italy! Your colour palette and picture above are beautiful, I wish you lots of colour and beauty in your new year as well!

  12. Happy Birthday to you! I'd love to see more photos of Italy and tips too – I've never been but it is top of my to go to list x

  13. Habby Birthday!! I've just read your post about Galateo & Friends. In summer I use to spend my holidays in Diano Castello! Can't believe!

  14. Happy birthday Will! I dream of being back in Italy regularly…we got married there in 2010 and it was the best 3 weeks ever!

    Love the shop tour too!

  15. Happy birthday Will! We have a tradition in my family of always saying nice about the birthday person so I have to do the same for you! You are great Will because you always brighten my day with your sweet comments and the beautiful posts on your blog! Lenya xxx

  16. Happiest of days to you Mr. Bright Bazaar! I hope you've had a wonderful birthday and a wonderful year to come! xo

  17. Have a fabulous birthday, and yes please share more Italy photos when you have time. 😉

  18. happy birthday, your gift this year? pick a weekend and come back to visit me this summer, let's put it on the calendar and you can stop dreaming and start planning, love you XO

  19. Happy, happy birthday Will!! Thank YOU for all of your endless inspiration, enthusiasm, + support. Yes – you deserve a treat! Have fun today, bud.

  20. Happy Happy Birthday Will. Hope you have a fabulous day and enjoy every last second of it…. I'd be tempted to string it out till Sunday! Sending you virtual birthday fizz and raising a glass x

  21. My darling Will! Happy Birthday to you! May your dreams keep coming true this year and may you stay as happy (and more) as you are! xx

  22. happy birthday will! it all makes sense now, you are a pisces too 😉 enjoy yourself today and yes please, post your italian snaps! (you just reminded me that i never posted my european snaps neither…) lots of xoxo!

  23. Happy birthday Will! I may be a bit late with daily saving time already here in Canada 🙂

  24. Your shop tour in Italy looked so fun! I went there for my honeymoon two years ago and have been wanting to go back so badly. I, too, took some great photos and should really share it on the blog. Hope you had a wonderful birthday with lots of colorful treats! xo Jeanne

  25. Will, Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for all the beautiful, colorful features you provide.


  26. Happy Birthday, dear Will! Wish you a great year filled with much happiness and inspiration!
    Enjoyed the link, thanks.. so many little treasures out there!

  27. A belated happiest of birthday wishes to you, my friend! I hope your day was terrific, as you deserve nothing less 🙂

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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.