Welcome to the home of movie set decorators Etienne and Clorinda Méry, who live in the Bastille district of Paris. Isn’t their home a wonderful riot of colour? It was just the hit of hue I needed to colour me inspired on this dreary November day. The home sits within a converted fire extinguisher factory and the colour schemes that run throughout were inspired by the bright colours of baroque colonial cities like Cuba and South America. Personally, I love how the home uses colour to highlight the building’s best features – as well as it’s shortcomings. For example, the beautiful architrave is painted in shades from golden yellow to dusty pink to make it a feature of the space, whilst in the dining room, peeling plaster is painted in a refreshing mint shade to compliment to pastel pink of the exposed brick wall behind. Using colour in this manner to create interesting and quirky features out of the home’s existing ‘shell’ is truly inspiring, don’t you think?

// Marie Claire Maison | Photography by Vincent Leroux | Time Machine


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. I think I have decided a Morocan Tea Table is a must buy now. I love the eclectic Chinoiserie vibe going on in the living room.

  2. Happy, happy, happy pics! Love the daybed, and I have to say, I have a room that's festooned with Chinese lanterns as well. Love them!

  3. Wow, wow, wow! So much more than just colourful decor, like you say, it's been so cleverly done and the true magic of it is actually in the finer details!

  4. As much as I like it I couldn't live in a place like that.. too many colours! Love that sofa though! hx

  5. Absolutely brilliantly mad place 🙂 J'adore indeed – certainly brightened up my day.
    My fave space is the daybed and the picture of the beautiful lady:)

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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.