After feeling inspired by the beautiful blue skies and bright spring sunshine last weekend I went on the hunt for interior design ideas to reflect the lighter, longer, brighter days. The result of my search? The new Brighton range from the Spring/Summer 2013 collection at BHS, which is packed full of colourful interior design ideas for both country and industrial spaces. The Maisey sofa and armchair give a nod to mid century design thanks for their rounded shapes and splayed legs, but are given a modern update thanks to Designers Guild upholstery. I love how they’ve paired the cobalt blue fabric with the sunshine yellow-painted brick wall – hello, Summer! If you want to work this look into a modern space you should introduce your hues in bold colour blocks, like the Brighton dining chair; place four around a gloss white dining dining table for a modern colour statement. If, however, you wish to bring the look into a country scheme you should soften the hues with pretty floral patterns. Which way do you like best?

// Photography by BHS


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. This post makes me excited for summer!! The shot with the car is great fun!

  2. Cute post Mr. B. thanks for the introduction to their new collection, I hadn’t seen it yet. I spy that Hello print for my hallway!

  3. they are fabulous and bright and from BHS. Havent visited a bhs for years, brilliant find!

  4. Will – I love the yellow painted brick wall! It’s amazing. Your industrial color impressions are gorgious, too. With this cold and ugly weather your ideas, as always, brighten my mind.
    xxx, FrauSchmitt

    • @FrauSchmitt -I’m so pleased the post brought some colourful ideas your way. Like you say, just what a grey day like today calls for! x

  5. Cool stuff from BHS – how fab. Will have to go and have a look when I’m over next – which is soon YAY.
    happy Wednesday Will,

  6. I was just in BHS the other day and thought to myself that I really should visit more often, sometimes i think because its an oldie on the high street, it gets a little forgotten, but its well worth a visit. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  7. I love that armchair. Wouldn’t it look great with a fun pouf (I’m really short, so I’m always looking for ways to prop my feet up while sitting in a chair).

  8. hey mr w-
    these are perfect for the grey days we are having!
    hope your days are filled with just as much color!
    warm hugs darlin!

  9. You really surprised me when you said BHS! Wow! I’ve always liked them, but now I love them! FAB! Hope you’ll come by to look at my kitchen changes. Have a nice weekend! hx

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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.