Bright Bazaar: Embracing Color for Make-You-Smile Style

Bright Bazaar: Embracing Color for Make-You-Smile Style

by Will Taylor
     
 

Dive into a refreshing take on color from one of the world's leading interiors bloggers, Will Taylor of Bright.Bazaar, West Elm's "go-to blogger for color inspiration." What began as a popular blog attracting over 400,000 readers a month is now a gorgeous, color-popping book sure to delight and inspire all. And as one of Pinterest's top influencers with over

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Dive into a refreshing take on color from one of the world's leading interiors bloggers, Will Taylor of Bright.Bazaar, West Elm's "go-to blogger for color inspiration." What began as a popular blog attracting over 400,000 readers a month is now a gorgeous, color-popping book sure to delight and inspire all. And as one of Pinterest's top influencers with over 2.4 million followers, people are taking note.

Praised by design star Jonathan Adler as "a true talent with a keen eye," Will guides you through making the most of the cornerstone of your life - where you live. He starts by giving you jumping-off points for considering how to use color. Next, he arms you with the know-how needed to replicate the looks through using ten color cocktails, from soft and delicate pastel hues to bright and bold color statements.

Each color scheme begins with Will sharing his personal photographs and the memories that inspired each palette. He then goes on to show how these inspirations can be used in real-life decorating via easy-to-translate examples, complete with color checklists, swatch scrapbooks, illuminating room analyses and nuggets of Will's color secrets.

More than 350 brand new color photographs invite you into homes both big and small across the world. Bright Bazaar's take on color is packed with personality and heart, playful but informative, and brimming with useful decorating ideas to make any home more beautiful.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
02/17/2014
Adapted from a blog of the same name, this book embodies Taylor’s bold and whimsical approach to color for interior design. His aesthetic is youthful, a mix of Dutch mid-century modern and vintage shabby chic. At the heart of the book Taylor turns mixologist, divining so-called “color cocktails” that blend “Licorice and Vermilion” into “Tangerine Dream,” strains “Aureolin Yellow and Azure Blue” into “The Cerulean Splash,” and flips “Mint Cream and French Rose” into “Mint Bliss.” Taylor blends the personal with the professional, sharing photos of his colorful apartment, telling personal tales of trips to Spain, and recounting childhood memories of going to the theater with his mother. The book could have turned into another blog-turned-book, but Taylor’s keen eye for color paired with dazzling photographs raises the bar more than high enough: “With the strawberry season in full swing many of the stalls were awash with a sea of red berries,” Taylor writes, opposite a brilliant photograph of a fire hydrant, “framed by the wash of blue on the wall behind it.” Taylor’s color-democratic vision embodies the idea that inspiration is everywhere and meant for everyone. Agent: Judy Linden, Stonesong. (Apr.)
Library Journal
03/15/2014
Taylor has espoused a striking use of color in home interiors since 2009 at his popular blog, Bright Bazaar. Here he has gathered more than 200 photographs taken throughout Europe and the United States that showcase light-filled interiors with pops of color contributed by furniture, art, and decorative accessories. He describes how color, fabric, and pattern can enliven a room, and then provides ten color schemes along with details on how to supplement the look. Taylor explains how the residents of the homes he visited have used color in various spaces, including children's rooms and gardens. Resources for furniture, lighting, art, paint, and blogs complete the presentation. VERDICT Those interested in using bold color in the home, whether a little or a lot, will find a wealth of fresh ideas here.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250042019
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/29/2014
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
579,256
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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