We’re delighted to introduce the second of our guest judges in this year’s
A UK native who lives in London, Will is a self-described “gentleman hooked on hue”–he founded Bright Bazaar in 2009 with the motto “Beige is boring.” His site features interiors profiles and home styling tips, and last week, he unveiled a redesigned Bright Bazaar to showcase two more of his passions: travel and fashion. (In the photo above, Will shows readers how to wear bright primary colors.)
Last year, Will published his first book, Bright Bazaar: Embracing Color for Make-You-Smile Style. The Amazon best seller is now out in five languages, and Will is currently at work on his second book.
9 Things to Know About Will
Cities I’ve Lived in: London, Cardiff, and Cheltenham, UK.
Biggest Design Influence: Jonathan Adler.
Favorite Shop: Schoolhouse Electric. Shown above, the new fiberglass Cafeteria Tray made from an original vintage mold; $24.
Favorite Artist: David Hockney.
Favorite Work of Architecture: Madrid Airport.
Last Item I Bought for My House: Just yesterday, I purchased a handmade dish by a Japanese ceramicist on the sidewalk in Paris!
Latest DIY Project: A pair of ombre curtains for my office.
On My Wish List for My House: An Eero Saarinen Tulip Table.
Last Art Exhibit I Saw: Mary Heilmann: Sunset at the Whitney Museum in NYC.
Styling by Will Taylor
Above: On Bright Bazaar, Will shares images of a UK furniture factory making his cloud blue Jonesy Loaf sofa.
Above: Will hung a vintage turquoise factory pendant light in a recent redecoration of his dining room.
Above: He paired a striped rug from Dash & Albert and a Scandinavian console table in his hallway.
Above: In a recent bedroom update, Will added a 1940s campaign table sourced from a Paris flea market.
Read a profile of fellow awards judge Estee Stanley, and don’t forget to enter your projects into our design awards contest by June 22.