habitat for humanity NYC// Sponsored by State Farm® (my social media fee was donated to Habitat for Humanity) and all views are, as always, my own.

Throughout the fall I’ve been documenting my experience of volunteering for Habitat for Humanity across my social media channels as a part of the State Farm Neighborhood of Good® initiative. You can catch up with all the blog posts in my volunteering series right here. Today, I’m excited share the final post in the current series which looks back at the highlights from my volunteering day with Habitat for Humanity NYC. I was volunteering as part of Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness program, which is a natural extension of their house-building work. They works mainly with the New York City Housing Authority to revitalize community centers across the city. We went down to the Lower East Side of New York to Hamilton-Madison House, which is a housing settlement that was established over 100 years ago, to give one of their classrooms a fresh lick of paint and playful new look.habitat for humanity NYCMyself, my heart mate and some friends including the lovely team from Madera, Aaron from The Modern Otter, and my good friend and wedding photographer, Jean-Laurent Gaudy, got involved in transforming a children’s classroom into a jungle theme (watch out later in the post for some amazing animals we painted!). The day began with a safety briefing from the Habitat for Humanity crew leaders, and then we quickly formed a human chain to move all the paint and supplies from downstairs to upstairs classroom. Then, we got put to work preparing all the walls and floors, we taped off the windows, plugs, and floors and took off all the items on the walls. After that, the fun part started: we taped off long grass like plants ready to prime and then paint in the first of the forest green colors chosen by the creative team at Habitat for Humanity. Checkout the fun time-lapse of me and the team doing this below!

Throughout the day we kept adding layers of different colored bushes and vines, first priming the wall where the bushes or vines were and then doing two to three coats of color over the primer. Once the final coat of paint was added, we got to peel off the tape and reveal the scene. We all had so much fun! It was really nice to get out of the office for the day, not to look at emails, and instead talk to one another and focus on doing something for others that wasn’t based around a computer.habitat for humanity NYCThe A Brush with Kindness crew were so great, too. Before the volunteering day, they scoped out the room, had a plan of action for the day and gathered all the supplies so we could get going straight away. Towards the end of the day we got get creative and added some jungle animals to the scheme. Luckily, Kirsten and Aaron are great at drawing and so they drew a parrot, monkey, snake and panther, which the rest of the team then painted in. You maybe have seen me painting the parrot, affectionately named Percy, on Instagram Stories! We all decided that he was very #MakeYouSmileStyle with his bright colors!habitat for humanity NYCI can’t tell you how much fun it was on the day. We had such a good time with the crew – it was just so lovely to gather a group of friends and do something together for our community. I’d love to make it a more regular thing, at least something I do annually during the holiday season to give back to those in need. Thank you to all my amazing friends who generously gave up their time to volunteer with me – you all rock! If you want to get ahead of those New Year’s resolutions, why not head over to the State Farm Neighborhood of Good website to find volunteering opportunities near you!habitat for humanity NYC


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. You are literally the most inspiring person I follow on IG. Thanks for encouraging us all to be better humans. Happy New Year Will!!

  2. I used to volunteer for Habitat at high school and I feel inspired to help again. Awesome project and post! xo

  3. What fun!!! Love the animals and the sped up video you did! 🙂

    • @Sally – The timelapse came out great, yes! And the animals were all thanks to Madera and Aaron who killed it with their drawing skills!

  4. Jan Teipel Reply

    So cool And colorfull! Love your work😍

    IG: jan_te93

  5. Brady mccloskey Reply

    Love your Instagram and blog, keep it up! I’m @bradymccloskey

    • It’s always good to watch your work, I am really inspired by the smile which is always on your face keep doing your good work with that smile 👍,nowadays I’m in Dubai searching for a job opportunity, wish me luck!

      • It’s always good to watch your work, I am really inspired by the smile which is always on your face keep doing your good work with that smile 👍,nowadays I’m in Dubai searching for a job opportunity, wish me luck!

  6. Kostas (@konstantinos76) Reply

    One of my favourite Instagram accounts but also one of the most inspiring humans! Thank you for putting yourself out there and holding your grounds – you truly are a powerful human (not just for the little ones but also older people like myself *grin). Happy happy new year Will.

  7. Taylor Rains Reply

    such an inspiring post, will. enjoy your time in norway! – @ataylorrains

  8. This looks like so much fun, and for such a great cause! The animals came out so cute too. @connor_howlett

  9. Shawn Nichols Reply

    I think is so amazing that you did this! It is really nice to see people in the community helping others. Cheers and Happy Holidays! @simplyshawnnichols

  10. Such a great cause to volunteer for and allows you to use your creativity as well!

    IG : @wes_holland

  11. Jonathan Kianto Reply

    This was such an amazing thing you all did! Wish that there was something like this near wher I lived, would have love to have done something like this.

  12. This post is awesome! I used to do a lot of volunteer back in college and high school. Need some inspiration to get back into it and I think this blog just did it! Great work. Thanks for giving back to the community 🙂

  13. This is an amazing experience and i think the more you give the happier you get. This is an incredible iniciative and I only Hope to find something like this project where I live. You are such an inspiration!

    Have a Great Holiday!

    My IG handle is @letyhs

  14. What an inspirational way to give back during the holidays 😀

    Happy New Year!


  15. Love this! The holidays are the best time to not only help ourselves but to also help others. 🙂

    IG @flurmazing

  16. I love your blog so much! You are such an inspiration! One of my New Years Resolutions is to start a blog that is purely about every day “Joys,” to offset all of the negativity that has plagued social media lately. Your accounts and blog are definitely inspiration for the direction I’m hoping to go in. My insta handle is @bit_of_joy. Thank you! Good luck with your next adventures and projects!

  17. Garvit Khera Reply

    Hi Will!
    It really inspires me to follow my dreams when I see your work. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with everyone through this blog!
    Keep up the good work✌🏼
    IG: @garvitkhera

  18. @jhouston_93 Reply

    Thank you for taking the time to right these blog posts 🙂

  19. You are so sweet! As I drink my coffee this morning I wonder where you get all your energy. Must be the Nespresso 😜. @typikyl

  20. Andreas Marshal Rosario Reply

    @thatboy_andayyy : Your feed on Instagram always brings a smile to my face. Keep on spreading colour in the world. 🙂

  21. Landen Bates Reply

    I love all the stuff you’re putting out there! @landenbates

  22. Well done Will on your recent volunteering and such a positive blog post. Great to see someone doing something for their community. IG – blublazerguy

  23. Daniel Heringer Reply

    I am here for the giveaway 🙂
    IG is Dan Heringer. (White shirt with a hat)

    Cheers from Brazil

  24. That’s a great initiative and Will and the video looks terrific; you’re a kind-hearted person and this is -another one- of the reasons. See you soon in NYC!

  25. Shaun_kiwi Reply

    I’ll never tire of reading your blog posts or scrolling through you Instagram. A constant source of inspiration and happiness. Keep doing you in 2018 Will!

  26. Thanks for inspiring me to get involved more in my community!


  27. Amazing work! There really isn’t much better than knowing you’ve given your time to better the life of someone else, especially a child!

  28. Great to give back over the holiday season – very inspiring! Big fan of your Instagram as well. Happy Holidays! @jared_fleming

  29. I love your blog so much! You are such an inspiration! One of my New Years Resolutions is to start a blog that is purely about every day “Joys,” to offset all of the negativity that has plagued social media lately. Your accounts and blog are definitely inspiration for the direction I’m hoping to go in. My insta handle is @bit_of_joy. Thank you! Good luck with your next adventures and projects!

  30. Sam Hoffer Reply

    So comforting to see such great people working for an even better cause. Keep up the good work! // @sam_hoffer

  31. Jack Sullivan Reply

    Such a great idea. Love the way it turned out. @jacksullivan11

  32. Love your blog and your insta stories! Hope you’re enjoying Norway – such a gorgeous country!

    Love that you set time apart as well to give back to the community. I’m fortunate enough to work for a company that encourages and supports us to do the same.

    Keep inspiring us with your work and your heart! 🙂

  33. Not only are you ultra handsome, but a truly good person. Super inspirational Will!

  34. Love reading your posts Will and following your instastories! -Keeps me inspired daily! ☺️

  35. Jeremy Chin Reply

    So nice of you to volunteer. Love the monkey.. but it’s so fat it might fall off from the tree

  36. Brian LaSalla Reply

    Pick me, pick me for your giveaway 🙂

    Also, love that you worked with Habitat For Humanity, such a great organization!


  37. What a great way of brining color and joy into others lives, and a reminder that we are all capable of doing so! Cheers @st532787

  38. Tylerdavidmarr Reply

    Will! So good that you volunteered your time to do this. More of us should get involved and help out in our communities! ❤️ IG: @tylerdavidmarr

  39. Kartik Nangia Reply

    So happy to see you volunteering for Habitat of Human, NYC.
    Yass!! I loved this idea of “giving classrooms a fresh lick of paint and playful new look.”
    I’ve even made few of graffiti in my room, so can totally related with that.😍
    Loved the Parrot the most, can be a great concept in the Youtube world too.❤
    IG: TaureanKartik

  40. David Corscadden Reply

    Loved following this on Instagram! IG – @davidcorscadden

  41. What a great organization to partner with. I hope you’re having a great time in Norway. 🙂 IG – @claywade27

  42. I remember seeing your stories for this! You did a great job with the animal painting! I think its great that you find the time to volunteer even though you have a very busy schedule. It truly is quite admirable!


  43. It seems like you had a lot of fun painting those animals!!
    Love your blog and IG, Will, hope you have a great 2018!!

  44. Andrew Jackson Reply

    The murals are great. I would have loved that as a kid. Great work!


  45. Gabrielle Lee Gabauer Reply

    What a lovely (and creative) way to give back! Especially around this time of year. Thank you for inspiring us all to “do more” now and in 2018! xx @gabrielleleeg

  46. Joshua Narciso Reply

    Love the animals! Such a fun little touch.

    IG @woahjosh

  47. Jeremiah Halbert Reply

    Love love love this. I’ve volunteered with Habitat for Humanity on several occasions. Such a beautiful organization and thankful for people like YOU who share their story and purpose so well. Keep changing the world, Will. As always, follow along on my Instagram story @jeremiah_halbert ! Have a happy New Year!

  48. What a lovely post! So great to see all the work you’re doing with Habitat For Humanity. Keep up the excellent work xoxo

  49. Mark Nakamichi Reply

    The final work looks pretty awesome and seems like it was really fun.
    Thanks for sharing. It is really inspiring.
    Happy New Year!


  50. Such a lovely thing to do. Always keep inspiring and sharing your stories as it’s great that you are educating through your communicating.

  51. You’re loveable. It’s very inspiring to see that you give back to your community part of what it gives you. People like you really make the world a better place. @aqvarivm

  52. @snapshotsofwellness I love you’re e tire brand & you!!!! You’ve inspired me to dream again after falling ill suddenly w/ Lyme Disease/Pots Syndrome. You’re so authentic & filled w/ integrity while being so talented and humble!!! I’m praying I win this giveaway too!!!! You have the BEST giveaways. I badly desire the sunglasses & candles….all of it really! If I win, I’ll be sharing w/ my Canadian family.

  53. Love Habitat for Humanity. I helped build a house with my colleagues a few months back. Great stuff! @mattgregs

  54. I have love following you on Instagram (@grantschol). Your enthusiasm about life is infectious and addictive. You make my (and countless others) days better by adding a little color to them! Your involvement with groups like Habitat have inspire me to do the same. Thank you for your example!

  55. Love following your adventures and your style. You inspire me to give back to my community! @benjexfrancis

  56. Ankit Thapa Reply

    You’re posts are so inspiring and so fun to look at. you’re literally the most inspiring person i know 🙂
    Keep inspiring! Lots of love from India!

  57. Abimael R. Reply

    Your Instagram page always brightens my day whenever I seem to have a bad one, keep doing what you’re doing and keep up the good work 🙂

  58. George Bellamy Reply

    So. You’re competition brought me here and I’m so glad it did. What a great blog, and what an amazing way to volunteer – this season especially. Volunteering is so good for the soul. Gives you a sense of purpose and accomplishment that a paid job cannot. Well done Will, keep being brilliant, and keep sharing your smile. @GHBellamy

  59. What a lovely way to contribute to local schools. Loved the IG stories that went along with this initiative. Xx @grahampitt

  60. Korey Hernandez Reply

    This is so great to see! Thank you for all that you’re doing and all that you’ve done so far.

    Good going! HFHI, lookin’ good.

    KH (@koreyhernandez)

  61. I can see that you had fun with the A brush with Kindness during the project.
    You are one of a kind blogger that not ONLY sharing the lifestyle but also act kind of humanity and that’s what makes you’re one of my favorite blogger!
    Happy New Year and more kindness in 2018!

  62. Wahou! I love it, especially the animal prints. Love following you on IG, such a joy seeing all your projects and I also love pineapples 😉 (my IG : damdampaname). Happy holidays and enjoy the Norway ^^

  63. Pedro Sanchez Reply

    You always involved in amazing projects, keep doing that. You are lovely 😍
    Best regards

  64. Ryan J Longstaff Reply

    One of my IG favs! Love the monkey print. Good work 👏
    IG: ryanjlongstaff

  65. Javier Quiñonero Reply

    A truly inspiring task! It is a project as generous as it is necessary. I hope you continue with this type of initiatives for a long time! (IG Handle: @JVRQA)

  66. It’s amazing how contagious your spirit is, and inspires those around you. This was such a lovely and creative selfless act!
    Ig: @nachoz

  67. Corey Myers Reply

    Such a awesome organization to work with. Looks like you guys had a blast doing it also. Keep inspiring Will. @cmyers1105

  68. I deeply think that you Will and what you did are an inspiration to everyone that want to change the world to a better place! I’m 19 yo, and since I was 14 I always wanted to do something for someone. I went a couple of times to Lisbon (the nearest city from where I live) to give food and blankets to homeless people, so they could have a nice meal and feel a little more warm and confortable, it was unforgetable doing it and being able to listen to their hard life story. Wanted to share this because we can always do something do help someone and because what you did is a completely different example of voluntering then mine. What you guys did was truly amazing and I’m sure the children will love it!

    • My IG handle is tomasfribeiro!

      Hope you have a wonderfull 2018!

  69. Volunteering had been a a passion of mine since I started high school and it’s so nice to see influencers like you using their platforms to inspire others to make a difference in their communities. 😊😊 awesome work, Will!!

    IG; @anthonyyuen99

  70. Sean Gallagher Reply

    It’s so nice to see instagramers giving back to the community not only at Christmas but around the year as well, keep it up! @gallagher_sean

  71. It’s great that you give back to the community. So many children will benefit from your hard work @rkr2011

  72. Danny van der Wielen Reply

    I really like your style, and the pictures are so beautifull. And want to say thank for the nice message that you send last time.
    Greatz from The Netherlands @dennies81

  73. A handsome humanitarian with a great taste in fashion. Keep it up 👍🏻
    Also, are those products you’re giving away the ones you use? Here I thought your hair was big because it was full of secrets lol 😂

  74. Chris Brunson Reply

    You truly do leave the world a more beautiful place. Thank you for sharing your life with us! @brunson.chris

  75. Leon Glover Reply

    This is the cutest!!
    Back in university, in Miami, my classmates and I helped out in building and painting some homes and it was such a fun experience. Since moving to New York I haven’t had the chance to, buy I definitely want to get back into it. I’m sure the kids are going to love it. [@leonheartedboy]

  76. Lee Wilkinson Reply

    You are such an inspiration. Fashion, Design, Home Interior and now Volunteering!
    Keep up the great work!
    I am at the start of my career, I hope it is as half as good as yours.
    Love from England!

    My IG is wilkinson_1990

  77. I have also done some work with Habitst for Himanity! So amazing that you’re able to spread some colorful holiday cheer 🙂 my instagram handle is @jimmygalla

  78. I personally like how you take time to respond to your followers. You are so authentic and it’s great seeing influencers like you giving back. I hope to meet you one day.


  79. Love this! I’ve always wanted to gdo be back in this way and it’s a great way to meet people in the community. I just wish it were easier to do this. I think a goal for 2018 is to do a project like this and give back to my community more. Inspired! Xoxo


  80. Antoniette Luiza Reply

    I love your ig. You seem such an amazing person. Hope you have a great new year @antonietteluiza

  81. This is amazing, Will! Absolutely love the design and such important work 🙂 you set an incredible example in all your work :))

    IG: @itsmattreid

  82. I love that cheeky monkey! Really enjoyed seeing this project come together. Great work! @benthere_donethat

  83. Faysal Houtait Reply

    This post really warmed my heart, Will ☺️ Thank you for inspiring us to be better to, and do better for, those around us. I’m setting a personal goal for myself to do more volunteer work going into next year. Hope you had a fantastic holiday with your heart mate – wishing you both a happy and healthy new year. IG: brunchandbutts

  84. This is incredible! Such an amazing cause, thank you for sharing and inspiring me as I think about how I can give back in the new year 🙂

  85. Volunteering is something I’ve always wanted to do, and as always, you’re inspiring me to do something. Loved this blog post, and keep doing what you’re doing. 🙌🏽 Shaun – @HisHabits

  86. This is very inspiring! It’s great that you found a way to use your passion for good. Cheers!

    IG: pphector

  87. Loving all the good you do in this world! Such an inspiration – @ohharman

  88. That’s awesome! World needs more humans like yourself.


  89. Will! Thank you for motivating me to be myself and to help others in need!! Have been enjoying your feed and blog for quite some time! Keep it up!! @patrickrvokaty

  90. I loved watching your IG Stories when you were working on this awesome project. It was fun to see the painted animals come to life!
    IG: @TomWindeknecht

  91. Emmanuel Martz Reply

    I love your creativity! But it’s definetely admiring that you like to give back! Great post! I just started following your blog!

  92. Started following for the decor esthetics, stayed because you’re awesome! @imcahnie

  93. This looks so much fun and meaningful at the same time! Keep up with that positive vibe and love to read more from you! 🙂 @lyl1004

  94. Thanks for being a role model and inspiring myself and others to do change in our communities. @paulyt820

  95. Christopher Z. Reply

    Love to see one of my favorite bloggers giving back to the community. Thanks for being such an insponfor others (especially as New Year’s Resolutions are coming up)!

  96. Nida Sehar Reply

    You’re so inspiring !!!!! It’s always wonderful when you can use your skills to give a little back to your community.
    Happy new year !! Hope you have a great year ahead and keep inspiring us and others a round you :)!

  97. Love all your Instagram posts. Does your husband help you in your creative process? How do you manage giving him enough attention and still do everything you do?
    IG: baytanner

  98. I love the work habitat for humanity does. I volunteered for them all through high school! @zevgreenberg

  99. Taiyu Chen Reply

    Have been a fan for so long, been inspired by all the colours and make-you-smile style! And it’s really good to see how you also devote to these children and give what you can!
    Xoxo @dipop1231

  100. Great job, Will! I hope more people are inspired to volunteer after reading this post! Happy New Year, wishing you a fantastic 2018!

  101. Great job! I love your instgram and have been a follower for a couple of year now ow year now! Keep up the great work, you are so inspiring! @enniov

  102. Michael LaVallee Reply

    Loved the story for this project!! @iamkyzrblue ❤️

  103. Brian Roche Reply

    Fantastic cause Will… very inspiring. All the best for 2018 🙂
    My insta handle is @marlonsbanjo 😋

  104. Andrés Diosdado Reply

    Yo hace an amazing blog and IG. I’m a really big fan of you 💜✨. My IG is @andresdiosdadoo.

  105. Aaron Gold Reply

    Hi Will, I’m hugely inspired by your Instagram aesthetic and your tasteful use of bright & bold colors in your designs! I was really glad to see how the house in the hamptons turned out! Keep up the good work!
    IG: @ayygold

  106. Hi Will, you are an incredible guy with even more amazing style. Your home, fashion, and lifestyle advice are all awesome. Love the work your doing and glad to see you putting your great skills to good use. I have loved getting to see the beach house renovation this year and look forward to seeing what 2018 has to bring. @londonfreak17

  107. Pema Wangyel Reply

    Hello Will.I am so glad to have met you through your IG page.I am an aspiring artist from a remote tiny kingdom nestled in the Himalayas.My source of inspiration are people like you who are creative,smart and have a beautiful heart. It’s amazing how social media can bring people together and share one another’s life.Thank You!Greetings from Bhutan.

  108. Joshua Kucela Reply

    Such an aw esome thing you did and in giving of your time ❤️
    Hope you had a Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!


  109. You’re all heart, Will!! Hope to follow in your footsteps some day! Shout out to you all the way from Dubai! Peace 🙂
    IG: Cini_Annie

    • Brian Meller (@brianmeller) Reply

      What a great way to end the year with an amazing organization! You are always doing the best things. Sending my best wishes for the New Year!

  110. Will, this is excellent! Something so many children will enjoy for years to come. My company’s recycling program funds our Habitat for Humanity builds, and I can’t wait to join in on one—or many!—of the homes we build together around the world (the waitlist is always a mile long because so many employees want to help…fantastic)! Thanks for always spreading the good.

    Braden — @bradenjoyce

  111. Hi Will, It’s always a pleasure to read your blogs and follow your work. Great example to make the dream happen. Keep up the great work! I’ll keep following you @adamdios

  112. I have been following you on instagram & I like your style. Your posts & warm cheerful smile make my day brighter 😊😊😊 @dr_zain

  113. Nice. I remember seeing that parrot in your instagram story! The place ended up coming out real nice!

    IG: cloudsoverseattle

  114. Brady Steeper Reply

    Such a great project, thank you for sharing <3

    IG: steeper1

  115. I have been following you on instagram & I really like your style. Your posts & warm cheerful smile make my day brighter 😊😊 @dr_zain

  116. Robert rex Reply

    This was such a fun story to watch on your instagram, and this blog post made it even better!
    P.s. your hike this morning looked incredible 💙

  117. Volunteered to save turtle eggs before in Costa Rica. Loving how you’re giving back with every blessing you get. Keep it up.


  118. Hi!
    It sure looks like something fun to do, you all look like you had a great time!
    Best wishes,

  119. Hi Will

    Thanks for bringing a touch of inspiration and creativity everyday into our lives, you rock.
    Have an awesome New Years !!!

  120. Love seeing people doing good, especially for such a great cause!

  121. You are so incredibly genuine. Your amazing content always looks beautiful and is inspiring to see, but I always get even more from your attitude. Thank you for all the beauty and positivity you put out into the world everyday.


  122. Gabriel Olsen Reply

    So inspiring, Will! Love your expression through design and art. People like you set my creative soul on fire 💛😊

  123. What a nice gesture! Love the idea; it looks amazing.
    Greetings from Spain 😋

  124. W I L L !

    There aren’t enough people in the world like you! Sharing your time & creativity with others. Love this totally inspired! Also thanks for the follow best Christmas yet!
    IG: @dcvanterpool

  125. This is INCREDIBLE. I forget how long it’s been since I’ve started following your instagram/facebook accounts but I am so thankful I did because you are so inspirational and your design aesthetic is superb! Plus, I love that you are a Renaissance brand influencer. 🙂 Keep up the great work Will! <3

    IG: @JLuis_M

  126. Looks like great fun for a great cause. Thanks so much for sharing, I love all your posts! @ivanchkov

  127. Pål Eid-Hviding Reply

    Hi Will! Hope you enjoy everything Norway has too offer. If I’m not mistaken you are staying at Storfjord hotel. Only the best… huh?
    I think your stories are great to follow. BR Pål
    IG: @peidhvding

  128. Alberto Rueda Reply

    You are so inspiring in so many ways. Volunteering and helping others should be something every person should do. Give back from what we receive is always good. I’ll keep reading your blogs and watching your feeds, they are always good 🙂
    @albertof91 IG

  129. Joshua McDonald Reply

    LOVE this, really looking to get involved in community building like this. Feeds the soul. @jmcdonaldnyc

  130. Juan de Dios Reply

    Somehow you make us happy with what you do, I love your work.

  131. Amazingly inspiring… Happy Holidays 🎄🎉

    Greetings from @thelostframe

  132. Been followed ur IG for quite sometime… and now will start to follow ur blog as well… maybe should start to blog again… 😉

    @fm920 👉🏻 😎

  133. Saad Sohail Reply

    I Love How You Incorporated Art And Design To Work For A Great Cause. Your Instagram Account Is One Of The Most Perfect Accounts I’ve Ever Came Across. 😊😊

    ig. @gotchasaad

  134. You have a creativity beyond this earth! I really like what you post on Instagram. Keep up the great work! Happy Holidays! 😎🎄🎁🎆

    @frankoscar 😎

  135. Edgar Gonzalez Reply

    Turned out great! Love The simplicity of the artwork and the colors! So cool to see you give back to the community!

    IG: @edgar_g32

  136. Thank you so much for your great blog stories! Wishing you a great new year to come 🎉🎊 @chasegano

  137. Braulio Figueroa Reply

    I follow you on IG and I’m gonna say that I love all your post. I didn’t know that you are one of the most inspiring people. Good luck ln this project.
    IG: icecoldrevenge.

  138. I follow you on IG and I’m gonna say that I love all your post. I didn’t know that you are one of the most inspiring people. Good luck ln this project.
    IG: icecoldrevenge.

  139. You realize truly talented! I have followed you for a long while and love your asthetic and taste!

    Ig chasemwalker

  140. This looks amazing. Definitely going to look into my local habitat for humanity. Happy Holidays!


  141. Just discovered your blog yesterday. One thing for sure is that I am obsessed ❤. Much love from London

  142. Very inspirational and influencial what you do and share on Insta Stories. Keep it up 🙂

    From @aelbastic
    With Love!

  143. Benjamin MacDonald Reply

    Hello from Scotland! Love your blog / Insta and have your book too.
    IG: @benjamin_esq

  144. Maria Nevada Reply

    A great story and great cause! I don’t usually like following people who do mostly adverts but you have an infectious joy. @girlwiththephotographthing

  145. Evan Mungo Reply

    Habitat for Humanity does such amazing work. I’m sure you had a blast putting your creativity to the ultimate test. Thanks for using your platform to influence positivity and community service. Happy Holidays!

    Evan – @evanmungo

  146. Olivier-Antoine Reply

    Thank you to remind us to always look at the bright side of life, and hello from Paris! (IG: olivierantoinedlpr)

  147. Vimetha Tacü Reply

    Will, you inspire me through your work and love for colours. Beige is certainly boring! Keep it going and all the best!
    IG: @motley_mind

  148. Jeremie Brun Reply

    I love that you’re using your platform to help such a great cause! Keep on being great.

  149. Michael Petruzzelli Reply

    Super inspiring, trying to become more like you.

    Happy Holliday’s


  150. Habitat for Humanity is such a great organization! I used to do a lot of work with them back in college. Very great way to spend the Holidays! @whatupvic

  151. Such an inspiring experience and story! Keep inspiring people with your work!

  152. This is so incredible! I work for a nonprofit where I get to paint & beautify low-income areas everyday, so seeing bloggers stepping out of their comfort zone and doing service for others is so amazing! My insta handle is @morganok

  153. So great of you to do this! Love the blog and am also commenting for your giveaway 🙂

  154. You have one of the most amazing Instagrams and are a inspiration. Thank you for sharing! IG: @easonsydney

  155. This is a wonderful project and it’s really inspiring to see how strong you are engaged with it and how also you give bright to your personal story! ❤️ – @dchimals

  156. Volunteers is always a great experience. I hope this was nice experience to you too. And those paintings was fantastic. It brings smile on someone face when they back to home wether their mood is off, or they are tired.

  157. Wow! A great blogger with great design for a great cause! —@parkeroconnor

  158. Volunteers is always a great experience. I hope this was nice experience to you too. And those paintings was fantastic. It will bring smile on someone face when they get back to the home after busy day in office also also helps in changing someone’s mood wether their mood is off, or they are tired.

    IG: @stuck_vish

  159. Hi Will! @___Joeeeee here and I’ve been following your blog and social media ever since I was in visuals for West Elm years back! I thought this was the perfect post to comment on to show my support and love for what you do! I love that you worked with Habitat for Humanity and are bringing a positive social aspect to your design focused audience! Keep up the good work into the new year! Ps I know your love for Italian Greyhounds, and Grey would love to meet you some day this spring! We are in the NYC area!!

  160. João Ribeiro Reply

    Love your style! Your IG is a true inspiration for me! I have done a lot of things in my house!
    Keep the good work! And love to see more volunteer actions! 😉😊

  161. Raian Razal Reply

    Good to hear about volunteering. Hope to win the giveaway promo though @raian.razal

  162. Brendan Nash Reply

    What a really cool initiative — love you constant good vibes and positive energy! The world needs more of it! Keep up the magic! Greetings all the way from Sydney Australia! Come visit soon!
    IG: @itsbrendannash

  163. So beautiful to give back and volunteer at this time of year. I love your comment on how this experience allowed you to connect with others in meaningful, face-to-face conversation. Thank you for insporing us all. – @robanthny

  164. Mitchell Price Reply

    What a great way to give back to those less fortunate. Volunteering is such a important part of society and we need more people doing it just like you! @mitchellprice_

  165. Logan Wagner Reply

    You are such an inspiring instagrammer and blogger! I look forward to your posts every day and I love your outlook on life! Keep it up!

  166. What an amazing cause! I have a wonderful time following you & seeing your photos! I really hope to wine the give away because dyptique is my FAVVV! Plus everyone loves hair care! @zachariahatl

  167. Will Marrow Reply

    I am obsessed with your beach house! You’ve got a great eye for design that I makes me enjoy design elements that I would normally shy away from. Thanks for helping me revamp my style ideas.
    From one Will to another. @wkmarrow

  168. I love that you’re giving back and bringing awareness to such an amazing cause! My Insta is asequinloveaffair- those sunnies are too awesome!

  169. I’ve been following your blog and Instagram for a few years now. I would just like to say that your blog has inspired me to pursue my desire to work in the design industry. You helped me realize what I it was that I wanted to do in my life and I want to say thank you! ♥️ (IG: jvcobgold)

  170. Always creating amazing content that is awe inspiring and inspirational @beauteoustableau

  171. I couldn’t enter without reading post and I just have to say you’re one of the good ones. Thank you for giving back – Habitat for Humanity is such a great organization. 💙 ig: joiebutter

  172. Juan Carlos Reply

    So cool of you to help! the murals look really bright! (Pun intended)

  173. Well done Will! I remember seeing this from your IG posts/stories. Love seeing people doing great things for their community. IG: @michael_toa

  174. Hi Will, its very nice to know you this year and follow up your work which inspire me a lot ! I’m glad to be a part of your color army and ready to share this love even more in the future. Happy new year in advance 🙂

  175. This is amazing; thank you for sharing. Your passion is truly an inspiration to many of us. Thank you for reminding us that a little help goes a long way! Love it! x @benchelliah

  176. Well done. You are doing a great stuff. You are inspiring and also your IG is full of inspiration. Keep on. And good luck, boy.

  177. Patrick Davidson Reply

    Love your work so much. You’ve inspired me to go to uni and study interior design, I’m currently in my second year.
    Keep on doing what you’re doing

  178. Aww Will this is so sweet. Honestly love how you use your artistic abilities to create something good for those children ❤️❤️ @marcelvin

  179. Sam Tucker Reply

    Top work! Is Habitat For Humanity just a US things or can you take part across the pond in England? Inspiring blog post as always. @samjt92

  180. Ramon Nino Reply

    Literally, life style goals. You not only care about a pretty picture or giving life to a room, but also you care about really improving people’s life. Huge fan of your work! @ramondnc

  181. I came across your IG recently and shortly became one of my favourites, your pictures are lovely and inspiring!! Greetings from Argentina @sarahlilb

  182. Sean Vibert Reply

    What awesome work!! Love seeing people giving back! 💙

  183. This is truly amazing, but I wouldn’t expect anything less from you! You’re such an inspiration to all, keep shining your light. @alliemorganv

  184. David Sanchez Reply

    Thanks for inspiring us to make the world a better place, “Try a little harde to be a little better ”

    IG | @david24fit

  185. Alexis Cortes Reply


    One of the greatest joys I ever had volunteering was working with Habitat for Humanity back in my hometown area years ago. I never got the chance to do the inside work, as I liked being in high spaces and would ask if I could help outside with the roofing! Definitely a great experience that I miss and would love to get involved back in if possible. I know you’re in the NYC area, and if you could direct me to how to get involved in NYC that would be great! Thanks.

    Instagram @a.lexisbobexis

  186. Donated an old kitchen to Habitat, great organization! Cheers Will!

  187. Jaehyun Hwang Reply

    I volunteered for Habitat when I was in high school – can’t believe it’s already been 7 years since then. Thank you for your inspiration. I will definitely check whethere there’s any spot I can volunteer! Also can’t wait to see your Norway posts. Cheers from Korea! @hwangjae_

  188. Angel Espinoza Reply

    So inspiring, and I love the the way the murals came out! @_angele

  189. My husband and volunteer with HFH in Denton, TX. They are an amazing group. Good for you! @kbloomis Ista

  190. Hi-My husband and volunteer with HFH in Denton, TX. They are an amazing group. Good for you! @kbloomis Ista

  191. Habitat is such a wonderful organization. It’s so nice to see people getting involved with their communities, especially around the holidays. I wish you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year!!
    – @michaelmandell

  192. I bet those kids would love coming back to such a fun environment to learn! Even the smallest actions are steps in the right direction 🙂


  193. Love, love, love following you on social media! Great taste, great content, and not too bad looking either! 😉

  194. Dillon wray Reply

    Gosh, you are awe so inspiring. You do so much good, and make all of our days brighter 🙂 thank you! Cheers to a new year, from @dillonjameswray

  195. Wow! Here in Mexico have a similar program 👨‍🔧
    Bless u
    Instagram: jorgefavc

  196. Amazing work and great inspiration man ! Keep it up!
    IG: gandhi.gagan

  197. Lizette Zamora Reply

    You are such an amazing person!! I admire you so much 😀 Best taste in interior decoration and inspiration for life. #BigFan

  198. So inspiring that you find time in your busy schedule to volunteer & give your time to those who really need it.
    I am really inspired to do more in my city also.

  199. Wonderful! I have been a long time fan for now, following your journey through instagram. Always love your content and keep being an inspiration not only for me but for the bigger better audience in 2018. Happy holiday!
    Much love from Indonesia

  200. That’s a great way to volunteering, not only volunteer with your talent in decoration but also donate your social media fee. Kinda like kill 2 birds with one stone. You are such an inspiring person.
    ig : ichyrzki

    P.s : i really like percy 🙂

  201. Hey! Amazing photos and outstanding interiors! I would love to give you a call sometime to decorate the interior of my house if I ever lived in denmark or near you. Haha! Cheers! And enjoy! 🙂
    IG handle: @hockeyoholic

  202. A total inspiration! Love your work Will and Insta feed! @peach_primrose

  203. Will, you’re so caring person. If all people were as you’re this world could be perfect😊
    Happy new year 🎆

  204. Ieva Mazeikaite Reply

    I love to see how so many people and organisations turn to helping more and more to those in need during Christmas time 🙂 Thanks for being one of them! You have such a kind heart! Have a wonderful upcoming year! 🎉 – @iewachka 😊

  205. Gareth Hogan-Hughes Reply

    Hey Will hope you had a great Christmas and are looking forward to New Year?
    I really love everything you post and find you a real inspiration!
    I’d also love to win your international giveaway! @gazhoganhughes

  206. Kevin Elliott Reply

    Thanks for all you do to brighten up the world with colour! IG @kwe1964

  207. Thank you for your very inspiring work. You always manage to put great content on your Instagram and on your blog. Keep up ! 👍🏻
    My IG is @Auvalex

  208. Loves your colorful photoshoot, and the color coordination in interior design in your IG. @edditude

  209. Chris Campos Reply

    What an inspirational post and such a great cause.
    IG: @my_sparrow_blue

  210. Can I just say how much I love your book!! I bought it nearly a year ago and it’s still being featured on my coffee table. Nice job x @theindecisiveiara

  211. It’s so inspiring to see the work that you do! I enjoy getting to see your Instagram stories as much as possible! Can’t wait to see more in 2018! @kuskma13

  212. Luis Torres Reply

    Let me congratulate you for all that you do. You’re an amazing person. I can see the how passionate you are.

    IG: louistorresm

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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.