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In the words of Jonathan Adler, “Will understands the life enhancing abilities of color. He’s a true talent with a keen eye.” So opens Bright Bazaar: Embracing Color for Make-You-Smile Style, the first book by Will Taylor of Bright.Bazaar, West Elm’s “go-to blogger for color inspiration.” As one of the most beloved, and well-known, design bloggers in the world, Will’s new book is a natural extension of his incredible popular blog: colorful and sure to make you smile.
I met Will a little over three years ago at the Architectural Digest Home Show, which he was visiting as part of Modenus’ BlogTour NYC. I’d gotten to know him through his blog, as well as via little notes back and forth via twitter. Will was so warm and personable when we met, giving me a big hug, and laughing as I told him how much I enjoyed reading his posts. Fast-forward to today and I’m so thrilled to see his blog come to life as a highly coveted book, and look forward to many more Taylor-penned publications.
Alongside vivid photography by Andrew Boyd, Will begins the book with a very personal story about the role color has played, and continues to play, in his life. He explains that his philosophy is to make the most of the cornerstone of your life – where you live. Will then gives jumping-off points on how to use color, followed by know-how needed to replicate the featured looks: ten color cocktails, from soft and delicate to bright and bold.
Each color story starts with Will sharing personal photographs and memories that inspired the palette. He then goes on to illustrate how these inspirations can be used in real-life design, via easy-to-translate examples, complete with color checklists, swatch scrapbooks, and Will’s charming color secrets.
Via his playful narrative and over 350 photos of homes both big and small across the world, you can’t help but fall in love with Mr. Bright Bazaar and his quintessentially colorful point of view.