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// Pre-order in the UK | Pre-order in the USA

I wasn’t expecting to see a copy of the Bright.Bazaar book for the first time for at least another few weeks, so when my publisher told me they had arrived in the office on Friday I jumped for joy (literally!). The book went off to print back in October and despite working on it for the eighteen months previous and signing off numerous colour proofs, there was nothing like seeing it as a properly bound book for the first time.

When it came to how the book would look as a ‘whole package’ I was keen to ensure that it was not only aesthetically pleasing but well considered, too. My aim from the start was to create a seamless transition from the blog to the book. Of course, the book is all original content but the art direction and visuals feel closely aligned with that of the blog: I used the blog’s branding as a reference for the colour palette; designed with the same fonts; photographed and wrote in the same style as I do for my posts and personalised pages with handwriting in the same way I do right here.

For the exterior of the book I had a vision (or hope, at least) of creating a piece of design out of the book; something that those who bought the book may like to use as an object to add colour around their own homes. It was with this idea in mind that I created the candy stripe hardcover (under the loose jacket). I designed it to co-ordinate with the sprayed yellow ends, which in turn matches my yellow sofa on the UK cover and the yellow dining chairs on the USA cover. Once you open the book the first pages you see are the end papers and these match the header of my blog, as well as being in the same four core colours I use across the site. I’m beyond delighted with how it came out! I’ll share more detailed sneak peeks inside the book in the coming weeks, but I have created a little gif above so that you can see a few spreads in the meantime. I’d love to know what you think of the finished book’s exterior, folks?

// Photography by Will Taylor

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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.

122 Comments

  1. Wow! it looks amazing Will. Love the design of the book and the colours in the bedroom. Really!! now I’m even more desperate to peek in that book. Have a lovely week. 😉 xx

  2. I can’t wait to put my hands on it! It looks so cheerful and happy, just like your blog!! Congratulations!!

  3. Congrats again Will! I love that first picture with your expression (still visible despite the shallow depth of field!. Can’t wait to see the book, as your preview looks amazing.

  4. That is so awesome! The book looks lovely. I’m honestly so excited for you. Congrats!

    xoxo, Oleah
    travel-simply.blogspot.com

  5. Yee-haw! I can see why you are beyond delighted with how it came out! Thanks for the sneek peak (I also made a jump with joy) Congrats Will X

  6. It looks SO good, Will! I’m so excited for you and I can’t wait to see the book, especially now you’re feeding us details! I hope you had a celebratory weekend x

  7. the little preview looks amazing, Will! it must be incredibly exciting to see the final result! 🙂 Congrats!!

  8. Hurrah Hurrah!!! It looks amazing, I can’t wait to hold a copy and explore your colourful world on paper. Congrats Will, enjoy your very own coffee table book, how insane!!! Big hugs xox

  9. So, that was the secret when taking away the cover! What a beautiful idea, Will! All comes so nicely together! xx

  10. Congratulations, Will! The book looks beautiful and all the details really make me smile! I especially love the UK cover, but they’re both stunning! The sneak peeks look really great, definitely a book I’d like to get my hands on, even if I didn’t read your blog!

  11. Will, congratulations – this is such a fantastic achievement! I can’t wait to see the book myself:) x

  12. Congratulations, Will! Are you still jumping up and down? I love the yellow ends and your signature colour palette. I spy a future best-seller here. Definitely. Keep on jumping!

  13. Just as I had hoped and now fully confirmed! Full of details, full of personal touches and full of clever design. For a non-trained graphic designer you can give any of them (including me:-) a run for their money.

    So amazing and so proud of you. Can’t wait to see, touch and smell it!

    Congratulations lovely x

  14. Love how the book is so in line with your voice & style here on the blog! And hurray for yellow! Also love the clever surprise under the sleeve 🙂 Congratulations, Will! And I can confirm: you were glowing yesterday 😉 Hope you’re having a good time in Paris! xx

  15. Hi Will, wow wow wow it looks absolutely brilliant and super inspiring. I can’t wait for my copy to arrive so I can see it all. So excited for you to see such a big dream come true and in such style!! Well done on all your hard work, Louisa x x x

  16. Hi Will
    Oh me oh my, how absolutely gorgeous. Both editions are things of colour, beauty and joy, but I particularly like the clever details – the yellow page ends and striped cover (books are sooo important for adding colour to a room) and it’s those small extra touches that give so much pleasure. I can’t wait to see the real thing, and can only imagine how happy and proud you must be – so fab, huge congratulations!! Helen

  17. Hey Will, i love it, it looks so nice and interesting! Congrats!
    Thank you for your Blog and for this Book.
    I hope it is soon available in Germany!
    Ika from Stuttgart, Germany

  18. Hey Will,
    Looks amazing…Bright colours, big city lights! Congrats!!

    Will defo be getting a copy… Any of my photo’s make it in there?
    M

  19. Literally got goosebumps reading this and seeing your joy. I can’t wait to see the book, the fact it even exists is testament to your talent and passion, WELL DONE!

  20. Holy cow, dude! This is amazing. You never cease to blow me away – you’re a constant inspiration! Bisous xoxo

  21. It has the same feel as your blog 😉 And that is a good thing, very proud with you Will !
    x from Amsterdam

  22. OMG I CANNOT WAIT to get my hands on this! I’m thinking I def need the UK version though, I want to see your happy home on the cover! So proud of you!!! xo

  23. Oh my, this looks amazing!!!!!! I love the book stripes & the yellow – oh my goodness, so adorable!
    *eeek* you must be floating with happiness & excitement!
    Well done, Sir. Well done.
    x

  24. Oh I’m so excited! I love how considered everything was and from you, I would expect nothing less. Honestly, you are MASTER of marketing (OTHER BLOGGERS TAKE NOTE!) 😉 Man that book is gonna go so well in my living room!! Ha! Looks great so far, can’t wait to have my very own copy! Congrats hun!! xxx

  25. Will I am so excited for you, it must be an amazing feeling having a book published with your name on it. What an amazing achievement. From acorns, Oak trees certainly do grow! I am in awe, so inspirational.
    Karen x

  26. It looks beautiful Will, I’ve got it on pre-order so excited to see the final book at last. I’m glad it’s what you wanted and it’ll be a colourful addition to my book shelves.I dont have a coffee table. Hope there were plenty of bubbles this weekend to celebrate and maybe we’ll get to see you sign it sometime. Anytime ur in Bath or Bristol would be be fab. BTW why are you hiding your handsome face in all the pictures?

    Jo xx

  27. Huge, huge congratulations lovely-you SO deserve it. The book looks wonderful and it will be a run away best seller for sure. An amazing achievement xxx 🙂

  28. Gah! It’s beautiful, I can’t wait to get my hands on it! I can’t imagine making a design commitment to my personal brand quite this huge, but you did a gorgeous job!

  29. I of course absolutely love this! Ordered the UK version of course with the cover being your own home and that stripes cover …. brilliant!! I can’t wait to read it and of course see you at your book tour in Toronto!! Fingers crossed!

    Enjoy Paris!

  30. Oh Will, it looks divine! Just wonderful. I really hope to be able to buy your beautiful book here in Australia. Loni x

  31. Wow, it looks absolutely beautiful – a real feast for the eyes! Can’t wait to read it Will. Been following your blog for a while now – it really brightens up my day. Lauren x

  32. Many congratulations Will! You must be so proud and happy to actually see the book after so much hard work! I look forward to getting a copy.
    Nicole

  33. Rebecca Portsmouth Reply

    Those look A M A Z I N G! You must be so proud! Especially love the yellow page edges.

  34. Will, I’m not kidding, but this morning when walking back home after taking my son to school I was thinking about your book and reminding myself to pre-order it! Then I open your blog and find this post!

    Oh my, you must be absolutely thrilled. I can only imagine what it feels like receiving a copy of one’s own book.

    I’m really happy for you and I’m glad to have witnessed this journey on your blog. I know that I’m not as colourful as you are when it comes to decorating but that doesn’t mean I’m not buying your book. I’m very much looking forward to reading it.

    Congrats!

  35. Leslie-Anne Reply

    This looks amazing. The colours , the COLOURS! I’m living in a grey world right now – lots of snow and ice, so this little peek at sunshine is delightful. Can’t wait to get my hands on this one.

  36. Fiona humberstone Reply

    Oh. M. G. Will! This looks incredible. Love, love, love the yellow ends and can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. You must be so proud!

  37. it looks amazing Will! Congrats on a beautiful accomplishment – you must be over the moon! 🙂

  38. CONGRATULATIONS, Will! So amazing and, lord knows, I’m thrilled for you! Can’t wait to see in person but no doubt will be spot on brilliant from stem to stern!

  39. LOVE it. Just gorgeous. The yellow tipped pages are gold. Well yellow actually but you know what I mean. Looks stunning and will no doubt be a very inspiring book to own. I’ll definitely work out how to purchase one here in NZ! Congrats on your ‘first’ book : )

  40. Congratulations Will – it looks great! I’m so pleased for you and the yellow edges are an amazing touch! 😀

  41. Oh wow this does look really excellent, I bet you’re so pleased with the outcome! When can we expect to see it on the shelves?

  42. Rachel Tozza Reply

    Eeeek! I have only just seen this! HUGE congratulations to you! I love seeing your talent unfold into such wonderful and exciting opportunities. Well done you! You are a blogging inspiration!

  43. wow. so exciting my friend. so exciting indeed. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!! looks beautiful!

  44. love the bright grlaand. last year my kids painted, glittered & strung egg cartons in bright colors around the windows. not quite so chic but it was marvelous. and messy!

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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.