Merry Christmas & Festive Pictures From Mum’s


After an insanely busy year travelling through countless countries (click here to browse my colourful inspirations from overseas) to create the Bright.Bazaar book, 2013 is now drawing to a close. I’m back home at my mum’s for the Christmas holiday before heading over to Paris to celebrate NYE with friends. Yesterday I helped my mum add a few final festive flourishes to the house. Remember the post I did on how I styled her country kitchen dresser? Well, we searched out some pieces she liked to give the display a Christmas twist; it’s amazing what a simple scattering of mistletoe, red berries and tea lights can do to bring about that all important festive feeling, don’t you think? Before I leave to start our prep for the Big Day (my fiancé and I are cooking the Christmas dinner for 10 people – yikes!), I wanted to send my heartfelt thanks for all your support, encouraging words and inspiring blog posts over the past twelve months – consider this a big, bright hug from Mr. Bazaar! I’m looking forward to more colourful adventures with you in 2014, and in the meantime I’ll be posting updates from my festive break on Bright.Bazaar’s Instagram feed.

// Photography by Will Taylor


  • Reply serena December 23, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    All beautiful! <3

  • Reply Yvonne/Yvestown December 23, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    I know that your mum and I have a lot to discuss 😉 Love her decorations and blue door.

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar December 23, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      @Yvestown – When I was shooting the door this afternoon I was telling her alike both of styles are! You would LOVE her kitchen. Merry Christmas! x

  • Reply Emelie @florainspiro December 23, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Will, T & mum, may your Chistmas be merry,white & bright! xxx

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar December 23, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      @Emelie – Thank you so much, sweet Emelie! The same to you and yours! x

  • Reply Eleni | My Paradissi December 23, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Sweet Will, wish you a wonderful holiday and hugs and smiles to all your family, old and new members =) Merry Christmas!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar December 23, 2013 at 5:10 pm

      @Eleni – Thank you, Eleni! Sending festive hugs and good wishes for a wonderful 2014 to you and yours! x

  • Reply Nikki @ Tikkido December 23, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Perfect touches! I wish I could find fresh mistletoe around here. Alas, the Phoenix desert doesn’t support such things. Seeing these lovely photos gives me more holiday joy than trying to make due with the plastic junk the stores try to pass off as mistletoe around here! Thank you for sharing.

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar December 23, 2013 at 6:15 pm

      @Nikki – Lovely to hear from you all the way over in the Phoenix desert – how fun! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  • Reply Doris December 23, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Merry Christmas Will! Your styling details are lovely and festive. Have a happy and safe New Year. I look forward to more colourful posts in 2014. xD

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar December 23, 2013 at 6:15 pm

      @Doris – Thank you for the kind words, Doris! Have a wonderful Christmas! x

  • Reply Rebecca Portsmouth December 23, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    There’s such a sense of light and air along with the Christmassy flavour – have a wonderful Christmas and put your feet up at some point 🙂

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar December 23, 2013 at 6:49 pm

      @Rebecca – I agree, the light fills the space beautifully. Merry Christmas!

  • Reply FunkySteph December 23, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Beautiful decorations Will. I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Xmas. May your days be filled with love, joy and happiness.

  • Reply karen barlow December 23, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    I seem to remember one of your first blog posts being a re-design of your mums dresser. From small acorns and all that! Have a lovely Christmas and am looking forward to your book next year.

  • Reply Ingrid Jansen December 23, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Wonderful atmosphere! No doubt where you’ve got your bright gen from 🙂 I’m sure the Christmas Dinner will be perfect. Last year we had our family over and cooked fot 26 people and we loved it! It’s such a joy to have dinner togehter at home and a perfect way to share that Christmas feeling. Happy Christmas! cheers from Dordrecht.

  • Reply geraldine@littlebigbell December 23, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    What a beautiful pastel colour palette. From what I can see, your mum’s kitchen looks gorgeous. Have a wonderful Christmas to you, T and your families xx

  • Reply ASH December 23, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Love the paper stars! Hope your cooking goes well, have a wonderful Christmas, thank you for your inspiration throughout 2013, I can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store x

  • Reply virginia Costa December 24, 2013 at 1:19 am

    Very pretty, as always. Merry Christmas for you and your Mum! kiss. Virginia Costa (from Brazil)

  • Reply Bea December 24, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Merry Christmas to you! and thank you for sharing all your colour adventures!! 🙂
    I wish you a very happy and good Christmas time!
    a hug from Italy!

  • Reply desiree December 24, 2013 at 7:34 am

    sounds like you , toby and the family will have wonderful Christmas. `enjoy!

  • Reply lisaroy December 24, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Love all the charming decorations! Merry Christmas Will!

  • Reply Lucy December 24, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Your mum did a lovely job. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • Reply latteLisa December 24, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    I hope you will enjoy Merry Christmas at your mum’s cosy home. Good luck with the dinner, which I’m sure will be perfect, and have fun at New Year’s in Paris!

  • Reply tim@designmaze December 25, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Merry Christmas Mr! Love your mom’s home, especially of how warm, inviting, and festive it looks! It is ready for the big party and good luck with cooking for ten!

    See you in Paris! xoxo

  • Reply Katherine Rodríguez December 27, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    I love it your pictures. You have a great eye to take photos.

  • Reply 2moiselles December 29, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    I am loving all the details!! Merry Christmas from France xx

  • Reply anya December 31, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Happy New Year sweet Will. Thanks for all your support throughout the year. Hope 2014 brings you everything you wish for and more,
    Much love,

  • Reply Design Chic January 2, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    It looks like a wonderful Christmas, but cooking for 10 is always intimidating – know it was delicious!! Thank you for all of the beautiful inspiration you’ve given and I wish you all the best in 2014!!

  • Reply Inge @ simply fabulous chic January 3, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    I totally see where you got the talent from to style everything so fun, colourful and beautiful!! 😉 Your mother did a great job in styling the whole place for Christmas, it looks absolutely gorgeous.
    I hope your Christmas was sweet and relaxing and your 2014 more colourful, bright, magical and beautiful than ever!!
    Big hugs, Inge x

  • Reply All things nice... January 5, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Wow, love your mum’s kitchen, her home looks lovely, hope you had a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for 2014

    All things nice…

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