bright-bazaar-dining-room-1As we had friends coming over for dinner recently it offered the perfect opportunity to dress the table and shoot the dining room for you all to see. Over the last few months I’ve been slowly adding a few design updates to make the space feel more like home. Join me as I show you around the space and explain why I chose the pieces I did…bright-bazaar-dining-room-2Aren’t these Marimekko dining plates simply gorgeous? I find myself just staring at the watercolour beauty of them. Yes, my husband thinks I have gone insane. And he would be right. Still, they are *so* good, right?! I love how the blues pair with the copper dining chairs – it’s a chic yet unpretentious combination; a gentle air of luxury but not in an OTT way.bright-bazaar-dining-room-3bright-bazaar-dining-room-4The linen table runner was a direct result of the dining plates and a total steal from H&M Home. Regular readers will know how much I love the Danish brand Kähler, so it’s no surprise that I fell for their jubilee vase that celebrates 175 years since the company made their first piece. It looks so striking against the navy backdrop, as well as pairing perfectly with the dining chairs. I’m thrilled with it!bright-bazaar-dining-room-5Another of my favourite elements in this space is the vintage factory pendant light – the turquoise-meets-mint colourway sold it to me from the off. It really helps to anchor the dining table and draw the eye down to the table. A little dash of colourful industrial chic is always a good thing, I think. Plus, it goes so well with my Bright.Bazaar art prints!bright-bazaar-dining-room-6bright-bazaar-dining-room-7Thanks to their chevron detail, the curtains inject a splash of pattern and graphic vibrancy into the space. I pulled out the navy colour when choosing the plates and linens for the tablescape.bright-bazaar-dining-room-8bright-bazaar-dining-room-9I laid Quick Step’s Bleached White Teak flooring as a cooling base to ground all of the other elements of the space. It was very straight forward to lay and really made a difference to the space by maximising the benefits of the natural light in the space – I love it!bright-bazaar-dining-room-10bright-bazaar-dining-room-11bright-bazaar-dining-room-12I’m so pleased with how this space has come together – it feels perfect for sharing cosy autumnal dinners with my heartmate and friends. Which elements of the space do you like? I’d love to hear how you would decorate with these designs in your home?bright-bazaar-dining-room-13

SOURCES: Bleached White Teak Flooring | Dining Table (similar) | Dining Chairs | Table Runner (similar) | Napkins | Dinner Plates | Side Plates | Vase (smaller version) | Curtains | Pendant (similar available) | Art Prints

// Photography by Will Taylor-Willis


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. Wow, what a lovely space. I love the light with your prints. We got the keys to our house a year ago and I’m still working on the dining area and on a tight budget so I may have to have a wee look on H&M site at table runners. Great photography as always. x

  2. Love those watercolor plates Will and I never saw those chairs in copper, so refreshing. I’ve been dying to get some ceramic berry crates I see you have on your shelves. Maybe I’ll ask for some at Christmas 🙂 your cottage is coming along great.

  3. Love the industrial turquoise lighting mixed with the copper chairs and the blue chevron curtains. You’ve created a truly bright and eclectic dinning area which reflects your personality and that’s what home should be!

  4. Will, your home is looking so lovely! I just adore those copper chairs and all your new nooks and crannies for all your gorgeous goodies. Happiness is…

  5. Umm obsessed with the plates!! Loove the Kahler vase too their pieces are art! Such a happy space.

  6. I love everything Will….I just miss having the right space where to fit them all!!!!
    But what I like the most from you is the light you give to all your projects. Everything looks amazing, colourful and happy!!!

  7. I love it all! The plates, the chairs and the lamp are especially fantastic but yep, pretty much love every part and the sum of them all 🙂

  8. Those plates are killer, but I’ll have to say that my favorites would be the table and chairs. I love rustic elements in the kitchen/dining room.

  9. Cute chairs Will and I can see why you love the marimekko plates! It’s so much fun decorating a new space and yours has come together beautifully. Mel xx

  10. Well Will, it must have been some dinner party cuz it’s Monday morning here in the States and I don’t see a new post on the 10 things you love and learned over the weekend 🙂

  11. The plates are to die 4!! Love the color combination!! bright and cheerful!

  12. Hi, I was just wondering if you could tell us what camera you use? It picks up the light in your pictures beautifully!

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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.