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.
Shop the look: 1. Foxed coffee table | 2. Mikasa stripe mugs | 3. Trina Turk Palm Springs cushions | 4. Lecco two-seat sofa | 5. Simple wood clock | 6. Trina Turk Greek key rug | 7. Brera Rigato stripe fabric
Beth Arrowood is the founder of Miami-based NIBA rugs and her home is tropical treat of colourful decorating. Shall we take a look around? Come on in – the waters lovely! With walls painted in Caribbean Blue Water by Benjamin Moore you can’t help but feel like you have been whisked away on an exotic holiday when you see inside Beth’s home. Given her rug business it’s no surprise that Beth advises one to start with the rug and work up from there when decorating a space, but her space is testament to it being sound advice. I love how each room has it’s own unique feel yet the house as a whole flows with visual ease. This is helped by the core palette of turquoise hues that run throughout, both inside and out. Beth has added occasional yellow or green accents that break up the bold blue base tones. Great job! Anyone for a trip to Miami?!
// Photography by Mark Roskams