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4 tips for a cool black & white bedroom... 24 Jul 2017

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!


color adventures: oh joy wears black & white! 19 Jul 2017


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...


Color Adventures: Oh Joy Wears Pink and Blue! 26 Jun 2017


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...


color adventures: a fancy pink & blue picnic... 13 Jun 2017

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...

a fancy pink & blue picnic

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... 8 Jun 2017


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!


color adventures: oh joy wears purple & blush... 30 May 2017


This month, I've had to dive down to deep within to really embrace purple (my least favorite color on the planet!) for this month's Color Adventures. I've put together four outfits in various shades of our May theme—purple and blush—from barely there purple to pow-wow purple! See how...


color adventures: a purple & blush sunroom... 24 May 2017


If you have space in your home that crosses between indoors and out—a sunroom, covered patio, enclosed porch—we love the idea of mixing indoor and outdoor to combine them into one very summer-y and happy space. With this month's Color Adventures in purple and blush, here's a look at a pretty sunroom space...


color adventures: a purple and blush office! 9 May 2017


For May, we're welcoming spring with two very feminine colors—purple and blush! Did you know that purple is my least favorite color in the whole world?! But with our Color Adventures series, Julia made me include purple to embrace my hidden inner purple lover. Today, we're starting with an office in this soft and feminine pairing. Here are our tips on how to combine the two colors!


color adventures: oh joy wears yellow and pink! 25 Apr 2017


For our final yellow and pink Color Adventures for this month, I've put together four outfits in various shades of these two very happy colors. Here are four outfits from casual to dressy that will put an instant smile on your face! See them all right here...


a pink & yellow bird-themed table setting... 18 Apr 2017


We're loving this month's Color Adventures combo of pink and yellow! Today, we have a bird-themed table setting to bring a super springy vibe into any special occasion or meal. Here are some tips on how to pull this look together...

a pink & yellow bird-themed table setting

1. Color block the wall. Yellow can tend to skew a little young and bright, so we color blocked the wall with white to add a touch of color without it being too overbearing. If you keep the top half in white, it helps the room feel fresh and clean.

a pink & yellow bird-themed table setting

2. Add a subtle base to complement the brighter pieces. For the table cloth, we went with a light blush pink color so the other  table top pieces pop while grounding the table. The bright pink chairs give the room that extra bit of whimsy and really ties the table together. 

a pink & yellow bird-themed table setting

3. Add contrast and pattern with plates and napkins. For the plates and the table linens, you know we had to bring in the pattern here. We choose a dotty paint splatter plate and a striped napkin. The patterns mix-and-match well because they have different scales and contrast enough while both still having yellow to unite them. 

a pink & yellow bird-themed table setting

4. Add the centerpiece. The best part is the centerpiece! We started with a faux green garland and some faux wildflowers. We found these fun tropical birds at the craft store to add extra color and fun to the table. The base colors of the birds were pink and yellow but we added some others in bright green and white to complement. 

a pink & yellow bird-themed table setting

And there you go! It's so fun and happy and would make for an amazing Mother's Day table!

Items shown: Benjamin Moore Banana Yellow paint, eSale Rugs rug, The Animal Print Shop flamingo print with Framebridge frame, Modernica chairs, Blu Dot table, Ikea tablecloth, Pehr Designs napkins (past season), Target flatware, Hawkins New York plates, vintage mini pink glasses, Anthropologie yellow glasses (past season), Moskatel's faux birds (similar).

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


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