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the oh joy studio kitchen: final reveal! 21 Sep 2017

the oh joy studio kitchen

In May, I shared the beginning plans of our Oh Joy studio kitchen in the process of renovation. And finally, three months later, it's done and I'm excited to share the images and process with you today! I worked with my talented friend Sarah Sherman Samuel to design the kitchen. She has such a modern and chic aesthetic, and I loved seeing how she brought her style and the Oh Joy style together into our new kitchen.

the oh joy studio kitchen / before

the oh joy studio kitchen / before

As a reminder, here's the BEFORE. The before kitchen was very utilitarian and would serve a normal office just fine. However, with a team of six people who eat lunch and make coffee/snacks here every day, I was ready for a real, full-functioning kitchen so that we could heat up meals, cook when needed, as well as have full-sized appliances for food storage, washing dishes, etc. Also, being that we create content daily, I wanted to have a kitchen that also looked beautiful in our food stories and represented Oh Joy while still feeling classic over time. 

the oh joy studio kitchen / progress

the oh joy studio kitchen / progress

the oh joy studio kitchen / progress

Since my own home is a rental and I haven't been able to renovate there, this is my first time doing a real structural renovation. We have a very long lease on our new office, so for me, it was worth the investment of what we'll get out of a new kitchen to make the changes...and our landlord is awesome and was very flexible with what we wanted to do. We worked with Goodfellas Construction to turn Sarah's design into reality. Above, you can see a few steps along the way which was really fun to watch over time.

the oh joy studio kitchen

the oh joy studio kitchen

...and here's the AFTER! With primary shades of white, mint, and gold, the kitchen looks chic and fresh, yet still has a touch of Oh Joy whimsy. I love that the kitchen feels open, yet with the added peninsula on the right, there is more counter space for food prep or for when we are hosting and need an area for food to be out and easily served. We got honed marble (that's the matte version) for the countertops which feels luxurious and makes the whole kitchen look fancy, but is one of the more durable options as far as marble goes.

the oh joy studio kitchen

the oh joy studio kitchen

the oh joy studio kitchen

When it came to appliances, the main components we needed in the kitchen included: A Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator, Microwave Oven, Countertop Oven and Coffee Brewer for our day-to-day team needs. For our shoots and making recipes for the blog, we needed a Range that included a stove and oven, and a Stand Mixer. I was thrilled to work with KitchenAid on this makeover and to design our kitchen in a functional way to include so many small and large appliances while still being beautiful.

the oh joy studio kitchen

 the oh joy studio kitchen

When it comes to clean, white cabinets, IKEA always comes to the rescue. I love how these are very affordable kitchen cabinets, yet they look totally custom in this high-end looking kitchen. The cabinets are so functional, too.  We have a pull-out drawer for our trashcans, a cabinet specifically to hold an under-counter microwave, and mixed both drawer and shelf options for storage. We got everything in a matte white finish and added gold hardware to the doors to add extra detail and a brass faucet for that extra special touch. We also added the signature Oh Joy color-blocked wall to one side of the kitchen to accentuate the green from the tile.

the oh joy studio kitchen

Around the time that Sarah and I began talking about the kitchen, we were in the process of designing our newly released Oh Joy for Clé Tile. She chose to incorporate our Petal tile design into the kitchen in a more random, tossed look which I love. Both walls are topped off with these chic and classic Cedar & Moss sconces which will add extra mood and lighting when we have evening events at the studio.

the oh joy studio kitchen

I am IN LOVE with this kitchen and truly get excited to use it every day!

P.S. You can see more of the design process over at Sarah's blog post right here.

*A HUGE thank you to KitchenAid, IKEA, Cedar & Moss, and Clé Tile for providing their products for our kitchen remodel.

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Resources:

Design & Styling / Sarah Sherman Samuel

Appliances / KitchenAid

Sink/Faucet / Ferguson

Lighting / Cedar & Moss

Tile / Oh Joy for Clé Tile

Stools / CB2

Cabinetry / IKEA

Contractor / Good Fellas

Marble / Modul Marble 

Marble Installation / Planet Stone 

Electrician / Power Electrical Services 

Gold Shelf Brackets / Rejuvenation 

Photography / Monica Wang

oh joy for target fall home decor is here! 12 Sep 2017

oh joy for target fall home decor is here!

I'm excited to announce the launch of our last and final Oh Joy for Target fall home décor collection which also includes our second Cloth & Company furniture collaboration! All sold exclusively online at Target.com, the collection includes 18 home décor products and 21 furniture pieces that you’ll treasure for years to come—from an elegant gold pitcher and brass party animals to a gorgeous graphic settee and the coolest bar cart you'll ever see. Our signature whimsy style is accented with blush velvets, solid golds, and bold black and white prints that bring that Oh Joy! feeling right home. See more below!

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happy long weekend + 12 years of oh joy! 1 Sep 2017

Oh Joy is 12!

Happy September folks! September is always a very special month for me because in September 2005, I started Oh Joy which means we're turning 12 this month! Throughout September, I'll be giving more behind-the-scenes looks at various parts of Oh Joy...where we were and where we're headed, a look back at our collections at Target (and launch our last one), and show you more the behind-the-scenes of Oh Joy!

Also, stay tuned to our Instagram tonight for a very special giveaway you won't want to miss! Have a great, LONG weekend all!

{Photos by Lily Glass, styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance by Jess Hong

oh joy for clé tile! 31 Aug 2017

Oh Joy for Clé Tile

I'm so excited to share our newest design collaboration...Oh Joy for Clé Tile! Earlier this year when we began working on the design and renovation of our new Oh Joy office, and I was chatting with Clé Tile to bring tile into the space. After a few conversations back and forth, we decided to design brand new cement tiles for the office and make it available for sale for other homes, offices, and retail spaces everywhere! See all the designs and more about the process below...

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oh joy for milk snob! 20 Jul 2017

Oh Joy for Milk Snob

Oh Joy for Milk Snob

For those of you with babies or babies on the way, you'll be so excited to see our newest collaboration with Milk Snob! I've been a fan of these covers back when I was in my early baby/nursing days. They are so, so soft and double/triple as a car seat cover when baby is sleeping, a nursing cover for yourself, a grocery cart cover, and more. With the launch of our newest Oh Joy for Target nursery collection, we worked with Milk Snob to create two covers that match our new nursery bedding and accessories!

Oh Joy for Milk Snob

Oh Joy for Milk Snob

Oh Joy for Milk Snob

You can find our Oh Joy for Milk Snob confetti and zebra covers ONLINE ONLY right now!

{Lifestyle photos by Casey Brodley, prop styling by Julia Wester, prop styling assistance by Jess Hong. Product/Model photos by Milk Snob.}

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our newest oh joy for target nursery collection! 5 Jul 2017

NEW! Oh Joy for Target Nursery Collection

NEW! Oh Joy for Target Nursery Collection

It's been a year and a half since our last nursery collection and I am SO excited to give you a peek at our BRAND NEW Oh Joy for Target nursery collection launching THIS SUNDAY, July 9th! The collection includes: bedding, blankets, swaddles, clothing, diaper bags, bath towels, lovies, stuffed animals, and more! A portion of the collection will be in all Target stores with the full collection in all sizes available online. Here's a peek...

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oh joy studio craft room: before and after! 25 May 2017

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With the move to our new Oh Joy Studio earlier this year, we needed a designated room for making and crafting all the projects that you see here. We have so many supplies that needed to be organized and stored in a way that makes everything easy to find and help the crafting and styling team work as efficiently as possible. We recently invited the IKEA Home Tour Squad into our office to takeover the craft room, and they completely blew my mind. They made the space so much more functional and beautiful—and now it's the room that everyone in the office wishes they worked in. See below for a short video of the complete makeover and more before and afters!

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the newest edition of oh joy band-aid bandages! 13 Apr 2017

oh joy band-aid bandages

I'm exciting to announce our third (and newest) collection of BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages by Oh Joy! & First Aid Kit by Oh Joy! You guys were so amazing in your support and love for them that we have a NEW collection for this year coming out this Sunday, April 16th exclusively at Target!

oh joy band-aid bandages

For the third year, we’ve partnered with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. to design bandages that help cover up minor cuts and scrapes but make the healing process way more fun. This year, we added in all new designs including square-shaped bandages for elbows and knees!

oh joy band-aid bandages

The handy First Aid Kit can be used to keep at home, in the car, at the office or in your purse so that you are always prepared to #SavetheDay. The new BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages by Oh Joy! will be available only at Target stores and Target.com for $2.79 beginning Sunday

And, the First Aid Kit by Oh Joy! is free with the purchase of three qualifying items (such as BAND-AID®Brand SKIN-FLEX™ Adhesive Bandages, NEOSPORIN® + Pain, Itch, Scar, BAND-AID® Brand of First Aid Products All-in-One Adhesive Gauze Pad and Tapes, and Extra Strength BENADRYL® Itch Stopping Cream). And I have to warn you...get the First Aid Kit quickly! Every year, it sells out in just a couple of months!

P.S. Also, stay tuned tomorrow morning at 9:30am PST for a special Instagram Live and Facebook Live where I will show you all the designs up close and personal. You can ask me questions while I explain the process of how they were made!

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance by Jess Hong

oh joy for target / new spring baby clothes! 10 Apr 2017

Oh Joy for Target Baby Clothes

If you have babies or like babies, you'll be VERY excited because we have a brand new collection of Oh Joy for Target baby clothes out today! This special spring collection is available online only and for just a few months before our next summer collection launches. So get it all while you can as it won't last as long as past collections.

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With pieces for girls, boys, and neutral options, there are onesies, lots of mix-and-match separates, PJs, and my favorite—some little layering jackets! The sizes go from 0 months to 2T. They do run on the bigger side so the 2T still fits my 2.5 year old with room to grow. Find them all right here!

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester, crafting by Jess Hong}

oh joy for chatbooks! 16 Mar 2017

Chatbooks

Today, we're launching a very special set of Oh Joy covers and designs exclusively for Chatbooks! If you don't already know about Chatbooks, they make it SO easy to create photo books right from your Instagram account, Facebook or camera roll (did you see this hilarious viral video?!). 

Oh Joy for Chatbooks

Capturing and preserving memories is so important to me. We live in a time when it's so easy to take photos, but then we often forget about them while they sit in our phones. I love that these books make it easy to take the digital images we have saved on our phones and put them into a printed book you can treasure forever. We're thrilled to partner with Chatbooks for a limited edition set of six Oh Joy designed hardcover and softcover books. Each book can hold between 30 and 366 pages and starts at $14 for softcover and $19 for hardcover.

Oh Joy for Chatbooks

Each Oh Joy book comes with a set of optional designed inside pages with numbers from one to twelve, so that you can use each book to document each month in your baby's first year. Or use them to note how many years old they are, for an anniversary, OR, simply as a way to make a series of books and number them like chapters.

Oh Joy for Chatbooks

Look how pretty the hardcover books are on a shelf together! You can stick to one of the cover designs or mix it up for multiple chapters to your story. Either way, they all mix and match together and are so fun to flip through. With Mother's Day coming up, they are extra perfect for gifts and really year round to chronicle those moments you want to look back on and treasure. You can purchase the Oh Joy Chatbooks right here for a limited time through July.

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance by Jess Hong} 

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