Remember the bedding from this week’s 10 Things post? Well after I switched out the existing sheets for my new Steven Alan stripe bedding I decided it was time to post some of the design updates from my bedroom. We shot my apartment for the Bright.Bazaar book last year but that was almost a whole year ago so it looks quite different now. You can see a peek of how it looked before, right here.

As I’m in a rental I decided to make the bed the statement feature of the bedroom, purely because it offered the flexibility to change up the look and feel of the scheme as my mood, or the season, took me. After seeing West Elm’s collaboration with Steven Alan first hand on my trip to NYC in January I knew right away that I would incorporate it into my bedroom refresh for spring. The collection consists of a series of handcrafted textiles made by artisans in India, Nicaragua and Haiti; this video is well worth a watch to see the creative craftspeople at work in India – guaranteed inspiration right there, folks! I chose the midnight stripe duvet cover as it introduced just the right amount of pattern against the solid canvas created behind, thanks to the recently reupholstered headboard with Zephyr Marine fabric. I think these small tweaks to the scheme have given the room a refreshing and soothing feel for the spring season. Plus, I love how well the new bedding works with the curtains from Bemz and Cook’s Blue walls. What do you think of my bedroom refresh?

// 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. What a happy, refreshing bedroom! (Not that I would expect anything else from you :-). I am a stripe-aholic myself and won at least 50 striped things from my closet to my stationery stash. LOVE your re-do! One question, who is the photographer for that piece hanging on your (beautiful) blue wall?

    • @Zandra – It sounds like we would be fast friends! Thanks for the kind words. The photograph on the blue wall was taken by Janis Nicolay – check out her fantastic Etsy store!

  2. It’s so relaxing but full of energy at the same time! An amazing result! I love the mix of stripes !

  3. Yes I love it! I’ve had since my days designing at Hearst. I actually haven’t looked at in a while but I should pull it out.

    • @Brooke – There’s a whole bunch of them, right? I only have two but keep meaning to get more. I think they have them for every season etc.

  4. Will, this is absolutely wonderful. Love love love the headboard. (I am looking for a fabric to reupholster mine therefore I am esp. ogling the headboard)

    Love the yellow table with the rest.
    Can’t wait for your book!

    • @Kathrin – Thanks so much, I’m pleased you found it so inspiring! The headboard is one of my favourite parts of the space, too. It’s such a great canvas to layer in patterns via the bedding.

  5. Hi, Where is the bedside table from? We’re looking for a bedside table that looks at least a bit “designed” and not just a big ugly lump!

  6. Love the stripy look 🙂 Where is the candle from? I think I need it now!

  7. Sorry for spamming you with comments, just catching up with your blog! Really like your bedroom update, and I am always a fan of stripey bedding. These colours are so fun too!

  8. I just found your blog via Sweet Paul magazine and love it. I love the pictures of the 2 of you, just beautiful. Could you tell me where you got the bicycle prints in your living room? I am in love.

  9. I just realized that there are a lot of “loves” in my previous comment. Hanging with my 3 year old and we are all about love and kisses today.

  10. Hi Will, just discovered your blog after reading an article in Glamour at the weekend, absolutely love it!
    Where can i get a print of the coloured mews you have in your living room?

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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.