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

Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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.)
From the Publisher
"Will understands the life-enhancing abilities of color. He's a true talent with a keen eye. I know we share a spririt animal." - Jonathan Adler

 

"Will Taylor of Bright Bazaar is our go-to blogger for color inspiration. Not only is Will's embrace of color infectious, his friendly manner and informative decorating tips are top-notch." - West Elm

"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." — Publishers Weekly

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: 4/29/2014
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 293,033
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

WILL TAYLOR is the writer behind the popular blog Bright Bazaar, which has been featured in HGTV, Elle Sweden, The Daily Telegraph, and Homes & Antiques. Since the site launched in 2009 it has become one of the world’s leading interiors blogs, and Bright.Bazaar now attracts in excess of 400,000 readers per month and was recently named the 7th best interiors website in the world by The Daily Telegraph. The Bright Bazaar brand also has a popular following across social media platforms, with over two million followers on Pinterest and more than 30,000 fans on Facebook and Twitter. He is now Market and Shopping Editor for Sweet Paul magazine in the USA and The Simple Things magazine in the United Kingdom. Will has also collaborated with major worldwide brands including Martha Stewart, Canon, VISA, West Elm, Laura Ashley and others. He lives in the United Kingdom.

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