When Christy Towels asked me if I would like to road test their new Barcode towels I jumped at the chance (Mr. Bazaar is a total hotel-style towel lover so I didn’t need asking twice!). As a self confessed stripe and colour addict the graphic and vibrant design of the Barcode range caught my eye straight away. I love how the array of blue hues in the towel make it easy to seamlessly introduce to a variety of existing bathroom schemes, and they have a luxurious hotel-like softness, too. However, instead of the standard road test at home in the bathroom I thought it would be fun to say cheerio to summer by ‘beach testing’ them last weekend in during my colour hunting adventures in Portugal. Yet it wasn’t until I hit the beach in Portugal last Friday that the beautiful blue hues really came to life – isn’t it amazing how perfectly they match the natural colours of the sun, sand, sea and sky? I was on a total colour high! What do you think of Harlequin’s new Barcode towels? Do you use towels to invite colour and pattern into your bathroom?

// Photography by Harlequin and Will Taylor-Willis | Posted in partnership with Harlequin and Christy; all views my own


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. Fantastic! Inspiring idea to take it to the beach as it shows off the colours in the design well.

  2. I have stripes on everything: clothes, pillows, walls…but for some reason, the towels with the tress are really speaking to me! And I don’t usually go for objects printed on towels (I prefer geometric patterns). Maybe I’m turning over a new leaf. (ha).

  3. Those towels look comfy and I love the colors. I Love the photo of the bright towels hanging against the chippy gray interior too. I based our entire little master bathroom colors all around one little hand towel I had found shopping one day while the bath was in demolition. Thanks for leaving summer around and not giving up on it too soon Will 🙂

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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.