Blossoms are no longer a distant memory and the first baby lambs are beginning to arrive. Yes, as each day passes we step closer to spring and all of the hope, opportunity and energy associated with the season’s longer days. In mind of this Manvi and I wanted to pull together inspiration for a Spring Brunch – think washed-out ombre shades of primrose, lemon and fuchsia against crisp white. Here’s Manvi with more of how to recreate this look…

For the invites we used a scallop print gift box with a coffee mug inside, along with rolled up paper invites and confetti for a festive touch. Claudia of Fig2Design dip dyed beautiful and playful invites, menus and place cards in softer pastels shades of the core pink and yellow palette. Michelle’s calligraphy added a touch of sophistication to each piece. We also decided to key into the ombre dip dye trend, which proved an enjoyable and inexpensive DIY approach to creating unique table linens. Fold a solid white cotton bed sheet to align the edges and dip in liquid dye to create an instant no-sew tablecloth. For this scheme we used pink and fuscia dyes (from Rit) to get an ombre effect, with the whole DIY costing less than $10. The flower centrepieces anchored the stationery and linens by tying the scheme together. Three milk bottles filled with vibrant dual-toned roses, white and fuscia ranunculus, and eucalyptus pod branches formed the multiple-piece centerpiece. The eucalyptus branches added height and sculptural interest to the arrangement, drawing the eye upwards to the colorful dip-dyed paper lanterns. Opting for a multiple-piece center arrangement makes it easy to move a couple of the vases during the meal to make space for dishes without compromising on the look. Colourful, stylish and practical – just the way Mr. Bazaar likes it!

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. love the cheerful palette … perfect for spring. My absolute favs are those gold flatware .. stunning pieces!

  2. omg im going crazy over the golden flatware and those wonderful s&p shakers. Lovely as always!

  3. Hello. This is my first time posting here. Just had to say how beautiful this is. Really perfect for spring. Where did you get the salt and pepper shakers? They're adorable!

  4. Manvi + Will = I love that combo! (:

    What an incredibly happy & friendly table. You will find no moody guests here.

    The tall vase is so pretty. And the Lava flows… Meow!

    Hugs to you both.


  5. WOW!! That is so nice that I got tears in my eyes. You are so good!
    I hope to see you in London Will, that would be lovely. I´m bringing my best friend and writer, Heidi, and we are doing some work at the same time. I´m planning to feature Selina and her book in my next magazine, and I would love to have you too. If you like. Have a wonderful day! xo Jeanette

  6. Beautiful styling! Love the two colour roses, like raspberry ripple icecream! the owl s&p shakers are super cute too!x

  7. I have no words……It´s SO beautiful! I love the colors, the styling, all the details and the photography – such a feast for my eyes.

    Great job you all!

    Nina x

  8. So pretty tablescape, fresh and clean; beautiful white & yellow combo!
    Love these paper lanterns and milk bottles!

  9. Oh Spring….. I know you are right around the corner! I love that you have reminded us that bright days are on the horizon.

  10. Thank you again for having us, Will! It's such fun to work on these tables capes for you with Manvi. She has a spectacular vision and I'm thrilled to be part of the team.

  11. I LOVE THIS! Next month I'm throwing my sister in law a baby shower and she's having a girl — this color scheme would be perfect for the shower.

  12. I really need to learn calligraphy. Love those pretty and super simple name “cards”.

    p.s. I included the same WE elm lamps in this month's ideabook too…so funny! We are on the same page…

  13. You did a great job, and I love the details with the confetti colored tape! Very inspirational!!!

  14. so warm colour! Your inspiration room for your new place is one of my favourites, too. I love the mix of materials and styles.

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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.