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oh joy office: a simple, beautiful update... 17 Jan 2018

Oh Joy Office Lights

Last week, I debuted the design of my new Executive Office. This spring, I'm aiming to get the rest of the space done. Although it's been a year since we moved in, all these improvements take time and money—and much like a house—it's made sense to spread them out over time! Today, I wanted to show you a super simple, but beautiful, update we made to the main space of our office. This area is where our shooting space is and transitions from that space to the main entry area. Take a look at the BEFORE and AFTER...

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my executive office at oh joy: final reveal! 9 Jan 2018

Oh Joy Executive Office / Designed by Sarah Sherman Samuel

It feels like just yesterday that we moved into our current office, but it's been just over a year now! We spent a good chunk of last year doing renovations to the space taking it slowly one room at a time. You may have seen our beautifully organized and fun craft room and our completely renovated dream kitchen! Today, I'm sharing the next room on the list—my executive office! I worked with my talented friend, Sarah Sherman Samuel, to bring this space to life. Come see the before and after and more about the space below!

Oh Joy Executive Office / Before

Oh Joy Executive Office / Before

Ever since opening a physical office for Oh Joy outside of my home office five years ago, I have always sat with my team in one big open space. I loved having the ability to easily communicate and brainstorm with them in that arrangement, but it got difficult when I had lots of phone calls or meetings and needed privacy. When we moved into our current space, I had planned to sit together with my team again until they all confronted me one day with an intervention. They were like, “Joy, you need your own office!” I joked that they kicked me out, but it really was the best decision as it allows separation when I need it but also I am right there and still very easily accessible...

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the best of 2017... 22 Dec 2017

Oh Joy!

Alas the time has come to say goodbye to another year. We will be closed at the Oh Joy office through end of year and back here on January 3, 2018. Thank you SO much for all of you who take the time to come visit this site and our social channels regularly. We keep creating content to add a little bit of happiness to your day and hope to continue doing so for a while to come! If you're looking for some inspiration over the holiday break, please see some of my favorite posts of the year below!

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happy friday + parents magazine cover! 10 Nov 2017

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OMG. I am seriously in shock that I just posted that photo up there. On a recent Saturday, we spent the morning at my studio being photographed for the COVER of Parents Magazine! I was pretty much like...."Um, are you sure you are asking the right person? Did you call the right number?" I am honored to have been included and to be joined by two of my favorite people ever—my girls, Ruby and Coco—on the cover. My husband was standing just off camera beaming with pride. Here's a little peak from behind-the-scenes at our shoot for the December issue out now...

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a look back at our Oh Joy for Target collections... 9 Nov 2017

Oh Joy for Target

13 years ago, I set a goal to one day have a line at Target. At the time, I was working as a designer for Cynthia Rowley's Swell line (which was one of the very first designer collections at Target) back in 2004. After seeing pieces that I had helped to design in a Target store and witnessing the joy it brought to a complete stranger, I knew I wanted to do more of that someday. A ton of time passed and blood, sweat, and tears went into starting and building my business in 2005. Fast forward to 2014 and after pitching a collection to Target the year before, here I was launching my very first Oh Joy for Target collection.

As we finish up our current and last collections at Target, I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane to see all of our collections over the past few years...

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oh joy phone cases are here! 3 Nov 2017

Oh Joy! Phone Cases

I'm thrilled to announce our newest products...Oh Joy phone cases! We've released FIVE playful, colorful phone cases in Dots & Stripes, Multi Stripes, Pink Lace, Scattered Confetti, and Yeah Yeah Yeah in collaboration with Incipio. They’re sure to add joy to something you use every single day (your phone!), so you can bring a bit of whimsy with you wherever you go. 

Our collection includes a range of slim, flexible soft-shell cases for iPhone and Google Pixel phones, and you can find all five online at Incipio. If you want to check them out in person, you can find our Multi Stripes and Dots & Stripes cases in select Verizon stores nationwide. 

Oh Joy! Phone Cases

Oh Joy! Phone Cases

P.S. Our cases are compatible with: iPhone 6/6s Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL! Get them all right here!

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

oh joy from 2005 to 2017... 22 Sep 2017

12 Years of Oh Joy!

This month, we celebrate 12 years of Oh Joy! When I started this blog (and my business) 12 years ago, I never expected to have a business that was so connected to a community of people through the Internet! I never thought I'd make real, live friends through it. I never thought I'd connect with people all over the world and get to share my vision with complete strangers. I never thought that it would give me the opportunity to create something from nothing and create a job I truly love doing every day.

In celebration, I'm looking back at the last 12 years to show how things have changed and evolved and grown (both personally and professionally) in the last decade. This is a long post (but a fun one). So I hope you'll hang out and read along...

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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...

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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

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