Bright Bazaar (Hardcover)
Embracing Color for Make-You-Smile Style
St. Martin's Press, 9781250042019, 191pp.
Publication Date: April 29, 2014
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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Praise For Bright Bazaar: Embracing Color for Make-You-Smile Style…
"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
"British designer-blogger Taylor 'speaks' in color; he is 100 percent invested in hues and shades of all dimensions…Tongue-in-cheek yet eminently practical advice is offered here." — Booklist
"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