If you follow me on Snapchat or Instagram you will have seen the sneak peeks from the location of my latest design makeover for America’s most-watched morning show, Good Morning America! The segment aired in support of my new design book Dream Decor (you can pre order now – America / UK) on the show this morning so I’m delighted to reveal the full look at the space here on the blog today! Let’s dive in and take a look at how I transformed this shared living room space in a rental apartment from bland and boring to boho and botanical!GMA-Boho-Botanicals-Room-Design-Makeover-Hot-Mess-Express-2One of the things I love about doing these TV segments is the opportunity to develop fun DIY ideas to share with the viewers so they can decorate their homes on budget with a personal touch. To help with the storage issues in the room I created a stylish solution by making shelves (seen above) by using old leather belts from a closet clearout to hang white painted wooden planks from the wall with brass screws. An easy and resourceful project that works perfectly in this super on-trend and relaxing botanical space!GMA-Boho-Botanicals-Room-Design-Makeover-Hot-Mess-Express-3I hung this gorgeous Aja teal wallpaper by Justina to add a hit of pretty pattern to the space. I referenced the gorgeous colors of the design in the long living room wall, which i painted in Turkish Tile. This introduction of color and pattern was just what the room needed to compliment the red exposed brick and add visual interest to the space.GMA-Boho-Botanicals-Room-Design-Makeover-Hot-Mess-Express-4This door was a horrible dark brown color and is awkwardly placed in the centre of the living room. I decided to turn the door into a feature by contrasting it with the teal colored walls with this Sea Salt paint. By painting the door at a graphic angle like this it creates a stylish statement out of an existing (and otherwise unsightly!) feature of the room. All for the price of a tester pot of paint – amazing! Plus, the weave lounge chair seen in the photograph above is currently on sale at Target!GMA-Boho-Botanicals-Room-Design-Makeover-Hot-Mess-Express-5I added stacks of storage into the room with built in shelving from CB2, along with gorgeous watercolor artworks from one of my favorites, Minted. I also used leftover paint to add a graphic touch to their dining table. This helped to update an existing piece they already had in the room to make it work seamlessly in the new look space. Which elements of the new look Boho Botanicals space are catching your eye, folks?GMA-Boho-Botanicals-Room-Design-Makeover-Hot-Mess-Express-6


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. Another beautiful room you have done will! I like the two butterfly chairs best.

    • @Bella – Funny you should mention those as they were the hardest two pieces to source in the short timeframe I had to design the space. Makes it worthwhile! πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  2. Blown away by the shelves!! Gonna have to try that with my boyfriend lol

  3. You always have stylish DIY ideas I never know what to do in a blank room so I love coming here to see your tips! πŸ™‚

  4. Catherine Knowles Reply

    You have a talented eye for color. Congratulations on another GMA spot, it’s a big deal! Bravo xo

  5. Congratulations, Will! You did an amazing job – can’t believe the transformation. The residents must be very happy with their new space. SO excited for your new book!

  6. Will, this is stunning, you’re use of colour here is impeccable, the space really comes alive. Gosh, I wish I lived in America, I always seem to fall in love with Hygee & West wallpapers

  7. Hey Will! I just wanted to say I am completely inspired by your interior design work as well as your fashion skills! I caught you on Good Morning America. You were so amazing. I can’t wait to check out your new
    book !

  8. I want to congratulate you for a job well done in what you did in your room. Boho is my favorite theme also and after reading your post, now I know that it can be used as a theme in a room also. You gave me an idea on that. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Wow!I love this article! Beautiful color scheme and style very cozy and inviting! I am thinking of redoing my room and boho is one of my theme choice.Thank you for sharing, you inspired me to try something new.

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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.