blue and green living room
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Hey, friends. How’s your week going? Hope it’s been a good one so far. I’m super excited because this month sees the first of my room designs go live in the grandinroad website and catalog – a gorgeous blue and green living room! Each month, between now and June, I’m going to be creating a make-you-smile style room from grandinroad’s product assortment to inspire you and provide achievable yet stunning ideas for home updates. How fun is that? This is such a fun project for me and I’m thrilled to be a part of it. Creating warm, welcoming, gently colorful spaces that make you want to, well, never leave(!) is a favorite aspect of my work. If doing this also gives me the opportunity to inspire you guys to want to make similar updates to your own homes along the way then that really makes me smile!

As you guys know I get a ton of my design inspiration from travel, so my friends at grandinroad and I thought it would be fun if I designed a room inspired entirely by one of your favorite places to travel. So, we’re running a competition where you could win a $1,000 grandinroad gift card and to see a room in the catalog that’s designed by me and 100% inspired by the photo of your favorite place! All you have to do to enter is upload your favorite travel picture via this site and you could be in with a chance. I can’t wait to see your entries!

Alright, let’s dive into this blue and green living room scheme I pulled together, shall we? My thinking behind this room was how we can use beautiful design and color to put the joy in January. After all, it’s so darn cold and grey across much of the country at this time of year that most of us are hankering down and seeing our winter from the comfort of our homes. So why not do it in joyful style, right? I designed this blue and green living room to have a timeless and traditional vibe. The London sofa is an absolute knockout in this shade of Jade green. You can’t go wrong with a chesterfield when looking to create a classic ‘will-never-go-out-of-style’ kinda look. Love! One of my favorite picks for this space was the Oliver accent table because the vintage-style feathered arrow legs provide subtle detail to the room. A rich navy blue wall provides a grounding backdrop for the Jade sofa, while pattern introduced across the Jordan wing chair and Sonoma rug add depth, texture and visual interest to the living room. Finally, I added some metallic touches because I think we can all benefit from a little shimmer and shine on these dark winter days – the Gold Moon wall art is perfect for this. What’s catching your eye from this month’s blue and green living room, folks? I can’t wait to share February’s rooms with you. That’s right, there are three coming your way next month!


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. A fun project! Can’t wait to follow along with your rooms!! 🙂

  2. The couch is gorgeous…need! 😉 Beautiful work as always Will xo

  3. Amazing competition! I hadn’t heard of Grandin Road before so thank you for introducing me. Another place to stalk cute decor all day lol

  4. Will this looks like a magazine! Your talents always inspire me friend.

  5. Can you tell me the name of the paint color you used in this room? It is blue-tiful!! 🙂 Thanks!

  6. Hi Will! It’s my first comment, though I’ve been a fan of the blog ever since coming across it. Love this room! So cozy. Random question – where did you find the pillow on the couch (the off white one with the blue stripe)? Cheers!

    • @Chris – Hey! Welcome along, grateful to have you reading! I’m so glad you love the room, too. Sure, so everything you see is from Grandin Road. The pillow you called out is currently sold out (it was a super popular one!) but hopefully it will be back in stock soon. Have a great rest of your week!

      • Oops! I guess it would have helped if I caught the caption for figure 8! In any event, thanks for the info. I’ll keep an eye if it comes back in stock 🙂

  7. The London sofa is a sublime choice. Such a classic furniture style that’s versatile enough to be suitable for current and future decors!

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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.