This is bound to be one of the most colorful pinterviews we’ll ever do and we’d expect nothing less from Will of Bright.Bazaar. His blog is an endless scroll of beautiful collages of rooms to-die-for (or DIY-for) and everyday snapshots featuring wonderful design details. And now that he’s got our app, we’re even more excited to see what might show up among his pins.
Hi Will, tell us a little about yourself!
Hello lovely pinners! My name’s Will, and I’m a freelance prop stylist working out of London. I blog over at Bright.Bazaar about all things colourful in interiors and I’m utterly addicted to Pinterest (aren’t we all, right?!). I also have an unhealthy addiction to buying stationery/fresh flowers/vases/vintage glassware. Eeeek, now I write it now that’s quite a bit! So to resist my retail urges, I also love to cook new dishes on the weekends and I’m currently teaching myself to sew, so any tips would be gladly welcomed… You have photos of beautiful design details you notice on one of your blog features “10 Things I Learned & Loved This Weekend.”
What are some everyday things that really inspire you?
I often find myself inspired by the natural environment that surrounds me. On my morning commute to work I might stop to photograph a crumbling brick wall or a brightly coloured front door, then when I’m sat on a crowded train it might be the pattern on a fellow passenger’s socks or the feel of a paper stock from the magazine I’m reading. Jonathan Lo, a graphic designer from California, authors this great blog called Happy Mundane, with the simple idea of appreciating the beauty in everyday items. I’ve really tried to do more of this since I started reading his blog.
How did you fall in love with interiors and design?
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!
So you just moved into a new place, any grand plans for it?
Oh, it’s been so exciting to be setting up home in a new place! I’ve painted a wall in Farrow & Ball’s Pitch Black in the bedroom and added a Papier Mache Zebra head from Anthropologie onto it. The Zebra head was a birthday gift and was made by artisans in Haiti to help rebuild their economy following their terrible earthquake, so naturally I was keen to find it a good home in our new place. My current project is in the dining area, where I’ve painted the wall in a deep, dramatic navy blue in preparation for creating an art wall. I’m keen to add in another colour block in the dining/living area, but it needs to complement or juxtapose the deep navy blue, so I’m still thinking on that one at the moment. Any suggestions, folks?
Lastly, how do you use Pinterest in your work or personally? And are there any boards we must follow?
I use Pinterest to pin images that inspire me as I’m reading blog posts, but I also find it a great space to indulge in some other areas that interest me. As my blog is focused on interiors and styling it’s not really the place to post lots of fashion or food styling images - two areas that I love to spend time reading out. So Pinterest gives me the space to exercise my creativity in these areas (Fashion Picks and Foodie Fantastic), sharing and finding pins from others in these areas. As for boards to follow? Oh so many! Here’s a few…Kayla Poole’s flowers board, Igor Josif’s places and spaces board, Juan S’s menswear board, Elias Galarza’s style board, Kristin Appenbrink’s colour board, Justina Blakeney’s nice packaging board, and Oh Joy’s packaging board.
Thanks so much for doing a pinterview with us Will - can’t wait to see your place as it comes along on your blog!
all images courtesy Will of Bright.Bazaar.
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