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color adventures: a purple & grey small lounge area...

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This month, as many are moving into dorm rooms, new apartments, and generally refreshing for fall, we're going to focus on styling and interior tips for small spaces. Today, we have a new Color Adventures story in purple and grey that we'll use to create a lounge area in an apartment or even a dorm room. Here's a step-by-step on creating a cool small space lounge area...

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color adventures: a yellow and blue bedroom!

color adventures: a yellow and blue bedroom!

To finish off our yellow and blue pairing for this month's Color Adventures, we're going back to the bedroom for a muted, yet playful, place to slumber...

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color adventures: oh joy wears yellow and blue!

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It's time for the style segment of this month's Color Adventures! Here are four fun outfits mixing and matching this month's yellow and blue color combo in varying degrees. I'm also re-wearing pieces from past posts in different ways. Take a look!

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color adventures: a yellow and blue home office!

color adventures: a yellow and blue home office

This month, our Color Adventures pairing is...yellow and blue! Yellow and blue may seem like colors you'd never want to put together. BUT, when used with various shades and varying proportions of each color, it can feel sophisticated and fun all at the same time. Here is a home office we styled in these two colors....

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color adventures: a black & white dinner party...

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color adventures: a black & white dinner party...

For our final black and white Color Adventures this month, we're topping it off with a black and white dinner party! This would be super fun for an adult birthday party or even a baby or bridal shower for someone who loves monochromatic shades. Here are some tips on putting one together...

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4 tips for a cool black & white bedroom...

4 tips for a cool black & white bedroom

As a continuation to our black and white Color Adventures this month, it's time for a black and white bedroom! This one we put together feels modern, fresh, and fun. Here are some tips for creating one like this for yourself!

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color adventures: oh joy wears black & white!

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When we were deciding what July's color combination should be for this month's Color Adventure, there were some debates in the Oh Joy office as to whether "black and white" counted as options. They aren't the over-the-top, unexpected colors that we have previously featured in the past six months. But then, what we realized, is that you never see me wearing black and white. And, we rarely style anything in black and white! So, while the two colors together are nothing new, here's a look at black and white the Oh Joy way! Today, we'll start off with four very fun outfits...

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Color Adventures: Oh Joy Wears Pink and Blue!

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To wrap up this month’s pink & blue Color Adventures, I put together four outfits in various shades from soft and subtle to bright and pattern-filled. Let me know what you think of these...

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color adventures: a fancy pink & blue picnic...

a fancy pink & blue picnic

Summer is right around the corner, and we have outdoor living on our minds! If you want to take advantage of the season and do a little al fresco dining, a picnic is always fun. With this month's Color Adventures (pink and blue), here are a few tips for creating a fancy picnic to make it extra special...

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1. Set the stage for your picnic. Create your base with a thin rug or large blanket. Then, add in soft and cozy touches like faux fur blankets and a ton of pillows.

a fancy pink & blue picnic

2. Mix paper with glass. Keep your clean up easy with paper plates, paper napkins, and disposable wooden spoons, but mix in a bit of glass for a bit of class!

a fancy pink & blue picnic

3. Add a special touch to old pillows or cushions. We took simple pillows and added some pom-pom fringe to give them some new life!

a fancy pink & blue picnic

4. Bring flowers! You can bring some blooms to your picnic to add a little extra decor. Or simply bring them to give to your friends. Everyone loves getting flowers...especially when it's unexpected.

a fancy pink & blue picnic

5. Sit back and relax! Whether you're on a romantic date or pretty picnic with your besties, savor the moment and enjoy this festive area you've put together.

Items shown: Target large round rug (similar), Target pink shag rug, Arro Home abstract pillow (past season), Ikea blue with white dot pillow (past season), Ikea pink lumbar pillow, Willful watercolor pillow, Ikea solid blue pillow, Moroccan sequin tote (similar),  Natti Natti dotted floor pillow, vintage stool, Bonjour Fete grid plate, Whitney Port x Cheeky white floral plate, Whitney Port x Cheeky pink floral plate, Bonjour Fete wooden cutlery, Ikea glasses (past season), Party Porcelain napkins, Sequin tote (similar).

{Photos by Lily Glass. Prop styling by Julia Wester, Assistant Styling by Jess Hong}

color adventures: a pink & blue living room...

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Every month, we've been exploring a new pair of colors and how to mix them together in our Color Adventures series. Today, we're inspired by this vintage rug—with shades of pink and blue—and showing how a living space could be created around it. While you may not be looking to style your space with these exact colors, the idea is if you come across an amazing staple piece that you just must have (like this vintage Moroccan rug), you can use it to inspired the rest of the space. Here are some tips!

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