Well, folks, I’m just jumping in quickly because I have lots I need to get sorted before I head off at the crack of dawn (literally!) to Cologne tomorrow. I’m headed there to speak on a social media panel at IMM Cologne organised by Holly Becker. It’s my first time visiting the city, so I’m super excited! Do you have any tips for must sees and dos in Cologne and/or Düsseldorf? Given my upcoming trip, I thought it was appropriate to share this charming house in a village on the outskirts of Cologne. I love the crisp, clean white facade of the exterior and how colour has been layered into the inside through bright hued chairs, lighting and everyday items like books. And if I lived there? Well I’d need to add my own Bright.Bazaar spin, starting with painting the window frames orange! I’ll see what other beauties I can spot on my travels, so feel free to follow along via Bright.Bazaar’s Instagram feed. What are your weekend plans, friends?
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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. Robin Horton Reply

    Cologne is lucky to get you, enjoy your visit and have fun with the Modenus BlogTour folks!

  2. That is so awesome to be going to Cologne Germany this time of the year.
    Have a great trip and will look forward to your blog when you return
    ‘Thanks for sharing

  3. You’re totally right, that house is crying out for orange frames!

    Have a lovely time in Cologne. xx

  4. I’m so much looking forward to meeting you at imm_Cologne, Will. And I have some tips for you concerning Düsseldorf. I’ll post about it later today. If you’re in CGN it’s a great opportunity to visit Düsseldorf as well, even if the two cities are in a love-hate with each other.

  5. I’ve always wanted to go to Cologne! I love Germany! Enjoy and good luck with your presentation.

  6. Wow how exciting that is great news. You will knock em dead! I had a pretty productive weekend, went to check out some kitchen showrooms the dream kitchen reno will be happening in the next few months. Cant wait 🙂

  7. I can recommend the cathedral in the centre of Cologne. Amazingly this beautiful building survived the allied bombing, but there are still a few war wounds on its exterior.

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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.