The Design Dialogues {Will Taylor}

The man needs no introduction: Will Taylor of Bright Bazaar is hands down the loveliest chap in the blogosphere. His blog is brimming with colorful inspiration and he is even more charming in real life. I had the pleasure of meeting Will at the Rue party in September and cherish the memory of bonding over funny accents and our love of blogging. He is an inspiration and a true friend. Without further ado, Will Taylor!

{Clocks styled by Will. His understanding of color and composition is unrivaled!}

Who you are:
Will Taylor

What you do:
Freelance prop stylist

Where you do it:
London, UK

{How could I not love Will when we share a design icon?}

Five words to describe yourself… 
Bubbly, empathetic, indefatigable, impatient, approachable

How do you define your aesthetic? 
Colour, pattern and a healthy dash of prep.

Who are your style icons? 
Jonathan Adler, Tom Ford, Chace Crawford. All three dress impeccably.

Favorite destination: 
Greek islands.

Favorite quote: 
“Dare to be remarkable” – Jane Gentry

Favorite site: 
Totally and utterly hooked on Pinterest.

{I must stop by Jack Spade the next time I’m in New York!}

Favorite store: 
I love Jonathan Adler’s stores. Jack Spade in SoHo, New York, is pretty special, too.

Favorite thing to read: 
Martha Stewart Living has been publishing some top notch issues recently.

Favorite thing to watch: 
Brothers & Sisters. I love it and have watched from the very start. I love Nora Walker’s home.

Favorite thing to wear: 
Breton stripes.

{Office supplies styled by Will. I told you he knows color!}

How did you decide that designing/styling/writing is what you wanted to do? 
One cold winter’s day, when I was about twelve years old, I snuck out on my bike and rode to the local store to buy chocolate. And there it was, the plastic wrapper glinting under the clinical strip lighting of the store: my first ever issue of Livingetc, complete with a free foldout fabric wardrobe organiser(!). Pennies handed over, and magazine hidden away in my rucksack, I hurriedly cycled back home. I still remember that night when I hid under the covers with a torch and read the whole issue, cover-to-cover. From then on, each month I would look forward to slipping into its pages. This was my time to dive headfirst into what I’ve come to love; back then I never thought it would turn out to shape who I am today!

What is the most glamorous aspect of your work? 
Getting to work with gorgeous products and inspiring creatives.

And the least glamorous aspect? 
Tidying up after a shoot – it takes ages!

What is the best advice you’ve ever received? 
Treat others as you would like to be treated yourself.

And the advice you’d offer aspiring creatives? 
Trust your instinct and roll with it; making mistakes and learning from them is what makes our work that much better over time.

What’s next for you and your career? 
There are some potential projects in the pipeline, all of which I am keeping my fingers crossed for!

{I have no doubt Will will pick up floristry as seamlessly as he did styling!}

Three tasks on your to do list. 
1. Finish the art wall in our dining area. 
2. Read at least two books this month. 
3. Write to my grandmother.

Three items on your wishlist.

 1. Nathalie Lete plates from Anthropologie. 
2. Linens from the Brook Farm General Store
3. Bright blue shorts from H&M.

{Please come this summer!}

Three tasks on your bucket list. 

1. Visit San Francisco and cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge. 
2. Learn how to sew properly. 
3. Take a floristry class.

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Thank you so much for joining us, Will! Everyone do stop by Bright Bazaar to say hello and explore. I’m certain you will fall in love!

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  1. What insanity to have missed this brilliant interview!!
    I adore Will and his bright hue – such a fresh breeze in the blog world.

    Thanks for this. Enjoyed it all the way.

    x Charlotta

  2. Thank you so much for hosting me on your lovely (and downright fantastic) blog, Mackenzie. The kind words of you and your readers are really touching. Roll on another dinner where we can hang out again soon – maybe a little bike ride in San Fran over the summer?! Fingers crossed! 😉 xo