Sneak Peek: Inside Out Magazine, April 2013


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.


  • Reply tim@designmaze March 19, 2013 at 4:23 am

    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!

  • Reply Azu March 19, 2013 at 6:54 am

    OMG! That green wall is amazing. Love everything about that picture. I love the eery artist vibe.

    xo Azu

  • Reply lucy March 19, 2013 at 8:09 am

    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

  • Reply Anya March 19, 2013 at 8:55 am

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

  • Reply We Heart Home March 19, 2013 at 10:15 am

    In love with all of these interiors – but the rug with the purple hues is the best!

    Trisha x

  • Reply Preciously Me March 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Love all these colorful rooms!
    But a true blow of heart for this gorgeous yellow peacock chair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Judith March 19, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    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 πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kathrin March 19, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    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.

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar March 19, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      @Kathrin – Thanks for stopping by! I love that rug as well – let me try and find out where it’s from and get back to you!

  • Reply elli by studio34E March 19, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    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!!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar March 19, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      @Elli – Yes, I would love that! (P.S. Byron is brill; one of my faves!) x

  • Reply Kathrin March 19, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Thank you Will! You’re my star!

  • Reply Audrey - This Little Street March 20, 2013 at 1:00 am

    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 πŸ™‚

  • Reply dervla @ The Curator March 20, 2013 at 2:01 am

    I totally agree! The Aussies really know how to do color. Love that magazine. Thanks for the peek!

  • Reply Lee tran lam March 20, 2013 at 4:17 am

    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:

  • Reply Hege March 21, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Looks great! Love the grey and yellow! hx

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