See all of my apartment in my new book, which you can pre-order now from the following locations: Amazon USA / Barnes & Noble / Indiebound / Amazon UK.

Working freelance means that the second bedroom of my two bed apartment has to double as an office and a spare room. The office part of the room can be seen in my book, so I wanted to share the opposite side of the space today. The apartment has triple height ceilings at the highest point, so there’s a lot of space to fill! I was keen to make the space feel colourful and cosy at the same time; I needed it to be a retreat for my guests but also personally inspiring as I spend a lot of time working in the room. I swapped out an old rug from Zara Home for one of the stripe dhurrie’s from the Steven Alan x West Elm collection. I also extended the gallery wall by adding this print of NYC (I like how the navy throws off the rest of the pastel-focused palette), as well as hanging my ‘Contemplating Hockney’ print that Geraldine kindly gave me for my birthday. The print is by Wayne Pate and I’m grateful for the introduction because I’m smitten with his work and have ordered his stripes print to add to my collection. A vase of pink and yellow tulips and soft pinky-white hydrangeas completes this colourful nook.

I’m thrilled with how the space has evolved alongside the developing spring season. What do you think of my design updates? Have you made any changes or additions to your rooms recently?

// 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. Love that owl vase. Also I would have never thought that a pink wall would look so amazing!

    • @Jules – Pleased you noticed that as I designed the hard cover so that it could be used as something to invite colour into a space if readers wanted! x

  2. You’ve definitely fulfilled your brief – this space is beautifully colourful and the yellow rustic bedside really adds warmth and depth to the space. I love the flowers, they break up organized lines, colour and constructed pattern and just add a pop of pure naturalness (is that even a word!), pulling everything else together.

  3. Hey Will, how are you 🙂 I adore the pastel hues in your cute spare bedroom – the new poster is amazing. But my fave must almost be the cool book peeping out from underneath the radio:-) Happy weekend my friend, Ax

    • @Anya – So lovely to see you drop by! I am good thank you. I hope you are too! Pleased you like the new print from lovely Geraldine and, of course, touched that you spotted my little baby, too! 😉 x

  4. how fab is that!! love your tips on how to welcome spring indoor. Blooms, stripes, golden, and art … AMEN to that!

    Can’t wait to read your book and be inspired by the creative use of colors!

    That spare bedroom, I will have to come visit it real soon!

  5. Jocelyn Casey Reply

    Ok, now I feel refreshed and revitalized after my flight from Chicago! I love the light that falls into your room as well, it is so soft and subtle. All the photography is just lovely too! xx

  6. So pleased you like the print. It looks really good with the other beautiful prints on your wall. Love the pastel stripes on your book. Can’t wait till your book launch event!! xx

  7. I’ve just found out about your blog and I’m totally in love, very inspiring. Your place looks amazing. Specially like those wall art.

    Have a nice day 🙂

  8. Hi Will! I love how all the colours go well together – you wouldn’t expect that from bright red and pastel tones! You’ve got such a great sense of design!
    I think I just fell in love with the radio too, is it possible to find similar ones?

  9. Hello Will from sunny Florida,
    Where is that print with the colorful buildings (and bunting) from? It’s very pretty.
    Best on the American tour!

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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.