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weekend project: a DIY pin organizer... 12 Jan 2018

A DIY Pin Organizer / Oh Joy!

I don't know about you, but I LOVE all the little pins that have become so on trend lately. They add a little bit of fun to any jacket, purse, hat, you name it! But I find myself with dishes full of little pins and can't find certain ones when I need them. I'm constantly trying to find ways to keep my earrings and pins organized, so today we've put together a super cute DIY that does just that! It's easy to make and so cute to have on display. It makes for a great weekend project that will make you feel like you're getting your dresser nice and organized, too. Here's the how-to...


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...


DIY Daisy Baskets... 8 Jan 2018

DIY Daisy Baskets / Oh Joy

As we head into a fresh new year, I'm ready to look ahead and start decorating with things that begin to hint at spring! Last year we made these DIY Daisy Patch Jeans and this super cool Daisy Jacket. I'm a TAD obsessed with daisies if you can't tell, so now we're showing you how to bring a dash of daisies into your home with these cute and functional daisy baskets! They're great for helping to stay organized in the new year and to help keep clutter at bay all year round. Here's everything you need to know to make your own...


a green on green living room.... 4 Jan 2018


Have you ever loved a color so much you just want to use it all over a room? We have had this green velvet couch since our first studio back in 2013 that we love and wanted to style a living room around it. Here are some tips for going green on green in the new year...


A Metallic Bar for New Year's Eve! 21 Dec 2017

Color Adventures: A Metallic Bar

For our very last and final Color Adventures this year, we've created a sparkly, metallic bar filled to the brim with...DISCO BALLS! Here's how to recreate this at home...


Simple Painted Holiday Houses DIY... 13 Dec 2017

Holiday Painted Ceramic Houses DIY...

Christmas is less than two weeks away. And, if you're like me, you still have so many things to do, gifts to get, lists to check, work to get done before you can get a little holiday relaxation in. If you're hosting for the holidays or simply want some last minute cheer to deck the halls, here's a really easy one for you!


Sequin Christmas Tree DIY... 8 Dec 2017

Sequin Christmas Tree DIY / Oh Joy!

Someone reminded me yesterday that Christmas is just about TWO WEEKS AWAY. And then I fainted. Finally, I woke up to continue writing this blog post ;) Because holiday cheer is always welcomed, today, we have this fun and Sequin Christmas Tree DIY for you. You just need a few materials to create these magical pieces you can use for years to come!


maximizing a small space... 6 Dec 2017

Maximizing a Small Space / Oh Joy!

My very first grown-up apartment to myself was a 400 square foot studio in Brooklyn Heights. It was honestly HUGE for New York City standards. Living in a small space, I had to maximize areas and figure out how one flows into another when it's just one open room. Today, we're showing you how to take a super small space and make the most of it! Here, we turned one room into two—an office and lounge. It's great for studio apartments or if you don't have an entire room that you can dedicate to an office. When turning one space into two, here are a few things to keep in mind...


A Holiday Party Tree! 30 Nov 2017

A Holiday Party Tree / Oh Joy!

Today, I'm sharing a really fun and over-the-top project with you...an Oh Joy Party Tree perfect for the upcoming holidays! Just like seasonal scents, Christmas trees bring the joy of the holidays to life in your home. That’s why I love to fill my home with the scent of Christmas. I’m going to show you how to add more Christmas cheer to your space with my non-traditional take on the Christmas tree. Today, I've partnered with Air Wick to share this DIY inspired by my favorite fragrance from their Spread the Joy Collection, Woodland Pine because of the holiday memories that it instantly brings to my space. Watch our video below to see the full how to!

This year, Air Wick is supporting The Global Fund for Children to help spread the joy to children in need.

Brought to you by: Oh Joy + Air Wick
Creative Direction: Joy Cho and Julia Wester
Video: Jenner Brown
Music: "It's Christmas Time" by Handsome and Gretyl
Creative Production and Styling: Julia Wester
Production Assistant: Jessica Hong
Graphics: Angie Stalker
Still photos: Lily Glass

*This post was sponsored by Air Wick. All opinions expressed in the post are my own.

Color Adventures: A Blue Dining Room 29 Nov 2017


For our final blue on blue chapter of this month's Color Adventures, here's a dining room in all shades of everyone's favorite color! We went with darker and deeper blues for this one. Take a look...



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