Hurrah, my reading nook is completed! Oddly, I always tend to read more in the summer than I do at other times of the year. I’m not really sure why this is because I spend infinitely more time outside during the warmer months than I do for the rest of the year. Perhaps it’s because work tends to slow slightly during the summer, especially with #SummerFridays that make each work week feel a lil’ shorter. That said, this year is going to be a whole different ball game because nothing in 2020 is business as usual. When quarantine first started I found it hard to focus on reading but in the last month or so I’ve upped my game and gotten back into the routine again. It’s helped by the fact I recently finished styling out this reading nook in our main bedroom at the beach house.

The reading nook in the main bedroom of the beach house

Most of the beach house is decorated in a blue and white palette which makes it easy for me to pull pieces from around the home to style out new corners like this reading nook. I love how the sunlight softly streams into this spot — it’s such a relaxing corner in which to read. The faux olive tree comes potted and is perfect for adding a little greenery to this nook. The vase is handmade; I found it in Spain and was so relieved I managed to transport it home in one piece! I sourced all of my pillows for this nook from Serena & Lily and I linked all of them on the image below so you can easily shop them!


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. I love everything about interior design and the love what I just saw now. Keep up the good work👍

Write A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

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.