Sunken Living Rooms Should Probably Make a Comeback, According to Will Taylor
Get to know the brains behind Bright.Bazaar.
Updated Sep 29, 2021 7:28 AM
If there is one thing Will Taylor knows, it’s color. The creative and founder of the aptly titled blog Bright.Bazaar never ceases to amaze us with his vibrant approach to life and design. His self-proclaimed aesthetic is described as “make-you-smile style” and it manages to encompass just about every creative endeavor Taylor takes on.
The avid traveler covers a wide slew of topics on Bright.Bazaar—DIYs, entertaining, fashion, and design (of course), to name a few. Having authored two books, Taylor is all about accessible and modern design, filtered through a wildly chromatic lens that emulates his so-called “hooked-on-hue” attitude. We caught up with the London-native, who currently resides in NYC was his husband, to talk design risks, throwback trends, and so much more. Here’s what we learned.
Describe your style in three words: Scandinavian, coastal, comfortable.
I’m 10 times more productive when: I’ve had a good night’s sleep. Plus a morning espresso, always.
My biggest design splurge was: My Gubi Grasshopper floor lamp!
The one item I can’t live without is: My Nespresso machine! I even have a small one I travel with. No joke!
On the weekends you can find me: Often working (just being real #SelfEmployedLife!)—albeit working from our weekend beach house so no complaints—as well as working out, at brunch with friends and generally trying to take at least half a day to disconnect from technology.
The best part of doing what I do is: The flexibility! I’ve always been an independent, free spirit so being able to work to my own schedule (and when I know I’m most productive!) is so motivating for more.
What’s the biggest design risk you took that paid off? Buying a bright yellow sofa for an old apartment. It was such a conversation starter and the room it was in ended up on the cover for the British edition of my first book.
Name a designer who is currently inspiring you. Jonas Wagnell who designs lighting for a Danish brand called Menu. I have a few of his JWDA Concrete table lamps and I LOVE them.
What’s a throwback design trend you’re hoping will make a return? Sunken living rooms. Aside from the architectural interest they bring to a room, there’s something cozy about them and I like how they encourage group conversation.
Describe the moment you knew you wanted to do something with design. When I picked up my first design magazine (Livingetc) at age twelve at a gas station while my mum filled the car with fuel.
What does winning the Blogger Award mean to you? It means so much to me to receive this award as I’ve been blogging and working as a content creator for a decade, so to still be recognized for my work all these years on is a lovely feeling, especially as it was voted for by readers!