Is it just me or do Aussies always get colour spot on? Every time I see a vibrant home located Down Under it’s packed full of inventive and stylish ideas to invite colour into one’s home. No surprise, then, that I’m loving the special Makeover with Colour issue from Australian magazine, Inside Out – today I’m sharing some favourite tear sheets, along with a few of my top tips, from the issue. Kicking things off is this yellow bathroom, where sustained use of a golden, saffron-like yellow shade across all surfaces results in a striking and energising yet sensual room. Sticking with yellow, this time in the bedroom, we can see how the hue can be tempered with cool grey and mauve tones to create a calmer space. Or, how about combining yellow with purple and orange like the rug seen above? Such a statement introduction of colour and pattern means you can afford to keep the rest of the space fairly pared back. I felt most inspired by the summary combination of true blue and mint seen in the final living room and gallery wall; this is an excellent colour combination for a relaxation room because while it details strong individual hues, the result of the combination is a fresh and undemanding scheme. What’s inspiring you about Inside Out’s colour issue, friends?

// Inside Out, April 2013 | Colour Combination: Styling by Julia Green; Photography by Armelle Habib | Yellow Bathroom: Styling by Vanessa Colyer Tay; Photography by Brigid Arnott | Green wall: Styling by Glen Proebstel; Photography by Derek Swalwell.


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. thanks for introducing me to Inside Out! I will have to see if my local bookstore carries this fab color issue. I have your lesson on how to calm the bright yellow. Funny I just saw the same cane chair in a vintage store yesterday in Waterloo and was telling Chris that chair is magazine material!

    My fav is the blue room. That rug, the architectural details, that feather head dress on the wall, + the hints of mint. Totally in lOVE!

  2. Soo yummy! Just want to eat it all up haha
    So this is shameful but I’ve finally had the chance to visit your blog and I must say its GORGE! Love love love!

    See you soon Will! x

  3. Hi will, I adore the turquoise room (and the blue) So fresh and spring-like. Hope you have a fab day,

  4. Hmmm we already have an overdose of yellow here at home, but the yellow walls in the first picture look reallllly good! Also love the mint green wall… makes me wonder what happened in that room 🙂

  5. Fantastic!!! Love the rugs. Any ideas where the blue rug is from.? That’s EXACTLY what I need for my living room.

    Thanks for the Sneak Peak. Love it.

  6. LOVELY colors Will!!!I was in London before 4 days and i went to Byron!! What amazing burger!!!And what amazing city!
    Now i.m in love with London!!
    Next time i will tell you and maybe go for a coffee!!

  7. Right there with you about Aussies and color! Love the way they do things down there – I think it might be right around time for a little field trip to explore this some more 🙂

  8. Wow, thanks Will for your brilliant blog post on our new issue – and all your great personal decorating tips on how to work in colour to a home, too! It’s so good to see you give your unique Bright Bazaar slant on the decorating approaches above.

    Thanks everyone for all the lovely feedback about the “sneak peek” of the issue, too! it’s nice to know how much it’s catching everyone’s eye. (And good to know there are so many colour devotees out there, as well!)

    @Kathrin, glad to help you out! The ‘Designer Icon Blue’ rug is from Fenton and Fenton:

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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.