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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Inside Mr. Bazaar's Living Room

Photos by Will Taylor
Last week I decided my living room needed a little pick me up. So out came Mr. Bazaar's paint brushes and soon my walls were graced in Farrow & Ball's 'Cook's Blue'. This past Saturday I found the packed-full-of-character Union Jack flag at a local flea market that dates back to World War I. Everytime I look at it I can't help but think of how many homes it has graced or special occasions it has been waved in celebratation at. I'm hunting for a frame at the moment as I want to be sure I preserve it as well as I can. Here you can also see some of the soft furnashings I've made recently: a candy stripe cushion that I made out of a vintage sheet I picked up a few months back at the flea, and a rectangular pillow made with some new checked fabric. I added the vintage solider's cushion into the mix because I felt it tied in well with the Union Jack, both in colour and in theme. I'm pleased with how the space is coming together; what do you think, friends?

39 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous choice of color! The blue instantly wakes me up and cheers me on! I can imagine how you can be continuously inspired in your living room.

    PLUS that candy stripe cushion is simply darling!

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  2. So very awesome! It's bright, cheery, at once modern and classic, but also very British. In other words, it's completely you.

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  3. I think its very blue!

    But so nice!!!!


    ♥ Franka

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  4. Love it! The flag is such a great find!

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  5. Absolutely love the colour (we have a similar shade on our back paling gate) and the soldiers and soft stripes. Gorgeous.

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  6. I love it. So fresh and clean, plus I'm a total sucker for a union jack! Nice work.

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  7. I think your home and my home would be best friends.

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  8. now this is a crip blue.

    stunning,
    Annina
    www.cinchedatthewaist.com

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  9. The blue and rather British theme of the room are fabulous! What a find in the flag!

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  10. awesome color, will. we'd expect nothing less from you and that flag is the best! donna

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  11. It seems like a very confident and happy color composition. Congratulations (the soldier fabric is so neat!)

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  12. Love the wall color! Love the gingham pillow!

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  13. I think you've done a fabulous job such a happy colour. The flag was a great find too nice one :)

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  14. What a happy space! And terrific styling Will. A great mix of mod and old. I love it!

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  15. Love, love, love! Can't wait to see more - so lovely!

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  16. Will, what a great space you've carved yourself! Love the color, love the styling (but of course), can't get enough of the flag and so proud of you for making the pillow!
    xo, C

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  17. Fantastic- well done! I love that shade of blue - chic and bright but a bit classic and traditional too. (and i am nuts for that Habitat clock!)
    xo Allison

    www.spicerandbank.blogspot.com

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  18. I think this room sums you up to a T! Love the wall colour and that's mighty impressive handiwork with the cushions! Looks great :)

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  19. Very British indeed Will! The F&B blue wall is fabulous and bright ... and I love the modern grandfather clock and the soldier fabric cushion.
    It all works so well together ...

    Are you going to go for a vintage frame or modern one?
    Looking fwd to seeing it complete!
    x

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  20. Almost exactly as I imagined your space would look like :) Love it!

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  21. i've seen more union jacks here than i ever imagined but this one takes the cake. it's perfectly vintage!

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  22. Beautiful! Everything looks great. Particularly love the clock and the soldier pillow and, of course, the Union Jack.

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  23. Will! I love the colour and what you have done, it looks amazing so far! Nice work on the handmade cushions, I think they look pretty fab too. I'm in love with your grandfather clock, it looks so cool against the blue! xx

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  24. That blue backdrop is a thing of beauty, good choice Will!

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  25. Looks amazing! How do you make those perfect cushions?!

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  26. The blue looks fantastic...love the flag.
    xoleslie

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  27. The union jack is such a great flag!! It's always been one of my favorites (along with the japanese was flag). I do like my own canadian flag even though it's a lot younger. The blue is just amazing (the walls I mean)

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  28. absolutely fabulous ;)
    and you made that little stripped pillow? I want one. Open a shop!

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  29. I am, of course, obsessed with that vintage flag. Amazing find!! Room looks great.

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  30. ooo! I love this! That colour is so fresh.

    Such a cute vignette, that clock is fantastic! Nice work, Will.

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  31. love to get a peek into your space personal-- such a fun mix of colors and patterns and Im digging that Soldiers pillow!!

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  32. Sweetness, Will! So excited to finally see a snip of your home. Sucha tease. I wanna see more! I love the colors and that soldier pillow—want!

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  33. I love a glimpse into your flat! Gorgeous colour and the flag is such a great touch! Did you do all 4 walls? xx

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  34. Thanks for the sneak peek into your flat! Looks so happy, but I wouldn't expect anything less from you ;)

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  35. Lovely! I just found your blog and will be spending as long as it takes to check out all of it.

    Like you, I'm dedicated to colour and I am firmly chair of the anti greige committee here in Canberra Australia!

    Love it!

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  36. it's happy, bright, and beautiful. i LOVE your wall color choice, Will.

    and, i'm with margaret -- any plans to make and sell pillows? ;)

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