Happy Monday, friends! Did you have a great weekend? On Saturday my apartment was photographed for the Bright.Bazaar book – it was such an exciting day that at times I hardly felt it was real. It was so interesting to see how my place looked through a photographer’s lens (after all, we know how different a room looks the moment you put a camera on it, right?!). I’m thrilled with the results and can’t wait to share my the special place Mr. Bazaar calls home with you all when the book is published. I can’t deny, it’s not as grand or spacious as some of the places we’ve shot but I can promise you that’s personal, and that’s what matters, I think.

Speaking of personal spaces – have you ever framed any of your own photographs as art for your home? This is something I love to do and my walls at home are full of photographs I’ve taken that evoke a special memory or inspire me to remember the calm or joy I felt at the time of taking it. One of the latest pictures I’ve had printed and framed is this sun-soaked snap from a trip to Menorca a few years ago. It details traditional Spanish, white-washed building adorned with a vibrant bougainvillea, each branch proudly reaching for the sky. I love the contrast between the purple, white and blue and it now sits proudly on the picture shelf above my bed where I regularly switch up the art. I’m so pleased with how it turned out in the frame – what do you think, folks? Wishing you a great week!

// Photography by Will Taylor


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. Beautiful photo! I love being surrounded by travel memories, but I don’t get around to framing nearly as much as I should.

  2. It’s so funny that you mention framing yuor own photos today! I’ve never done it and to be honest I think it scares me a little. But yesterday I read about a photographer who said that it’s very important to do so To be brave, to trust your own photo/design skills and to be confident to show your photos for family and friends and not just strangers on the internet.
    So I thought, I better try to be brave and print 1 or 2 photos. Thanks for the reminder 😉
    // Emelie

  3. I like to say I’ll frame my own photography but life seems to get in the way. On my to do list. Your picture is gorgeous and as expected, full of color!

  4. It is very rewarding to frame your own shots, I agree…I need to do it more! Very nice one Will 😉

  5. That’s fantastic! I don’t take my camera with me much these days but when I do, I love taking shots and I’ve also framed up a picture I took of Chris’ nephew when he was 3. He was so adorable and I blew up the image and Now it is a dramatic piece in my hallway.

    Yes, no art feels more personal in a space when it is your own master piece.

    Can’t wait to see your place MR! xo

  6. The work on the book sounds so exciting!

    Oh yes, I have framed my own photos and right now I have this gallery wall in my head with photos taken during short family trips. I just keep changing my mind which ones to use and whether to use black or white frames.

  7. I recently put pics of our little girls above our bed – I do worry though that one night they might fall and smack me on my head whilst deep in slumber…alas, this happens in reality anyway in the mornings, usually woken by the actual children from the pictures who regularly jump on the bed and stamp on our heads or jab with an elbow or foot!!! Gotta love em…. x

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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.