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Book review: 'Bright Bazaar: Embracing Color for Make-You-Smile Style' by Will Taylor

Home decorating for those without big budgets.
by Hayley Riggs McGhee Published: July 20, 2014

“Bright Bazaar: Embracing Color for Make-You-Smile Style” by Will Taylor (St. Martin’s Press, 129 pages, in stores)

Decorating a home can be a confusing and overwhelming task.

But Will Taylor is here to help.

With his book, “Bright Bazaar: Embracing Color for Make-You-Smile Style,” Taylor shares his favorite color palettes and design tips. And along the way, Taylor, who runs a home design blog at, makes the decorating process seem much more fun and friendly.

The book is filled with photos of colorfully decorated homes from around the world, along with the photography from Taylor’s own travels that helped inspire his color schemes.

Taylor’s book avoids many of the pitfalls that make home decor books and magazines seem intimidating, such as industry jargon, difficult-to-execute ideas and overly expensive furniture.

He writes in a relaxed, accessible manner that makes him seem more like a knowledgeable friend than a design guru, and many of his tips are affordable and easy to pull off. Some, like grouping books in your bookshelves by color or painting a wall or door with chalkboard paint, can be done with $20 and a couple hours to spare.

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by Hayley Riggs McGhee
Assistant Sports Editor
Assistant Sports Editor Hayley Riggs McGhee has worked for The Oklahoman since 2005. She previously worked as a page designer/copy editor for the (Fort Smith, Ark.) Times Record and The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas. She is a Roland...
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