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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!

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a rainbow striped room! 17 Jul 2017

a rainbow striped room

Have you ever thought about putting a rainbow striped wall into a room in your home? Probably not. We were recently inspired by the rainbow wall at Paul Smith last month and painted this wall in our studio to show you have amazing it can look...if you dare to try! Here are three rooms we created to show you how to style a room with a rainbow striped wall!

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A "Clean Teeth" Kit! 13 Jul 2017

A "Clean Teeth" Kit!

As adults, we are the worst with oral health. Work, life, kids, and schedules get in the way and our own once good habits fall by the wayside. We often get lazy and forget to floss, fall behind on scheduling our dentist appointments, or fall asleep by accident on the couch by 8pm consumed by exhaustion and miss a tooth brushing before bed. 

When I was pregnant (both times), I remember how much I was told to keep up good oral hygiene because it can affect your baby, too. Believe it or not, up to 70% of pregnant women get gingivitis from changes in hormone levels during pregnancy. If you’re thinking about starting a family, pregnant or recently had a baby, a daily oral health routine is an important way to ensure healthy teeth and gums during pregnancy.

So today, we've teamed up with Crest and Oral-B, in partnership with the March of Dimes, to create this Clean Teeth Kit which gives you a fun and easy place to keep all of your oral hygiene items so you can see them and be reminded to use them. For me, if something isn't out right in front of my face, I will forget about it (i.e. when you keep floss in your bathroom drawer instead of on the bathroom counter you are less likely to floss!). Here's how to make it...

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from dress to room... 11 Jul 2017

from dress to room: pastels

As a follow-up to our recent from Fabric to Room post, we were inspired by this vintage dress I found to create a room based on these dreamy pastel shades...

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how to stick with it... 6 Jul 2017

How to Stick With It / Oh Joy

Currently, I'm in the middle of trying to instill new habits and hobbies in my house—teaching my littlest to use the potty, showing my oldest that sticking to a new hobby (like tennis) takes patience, and I'm really trying to get better at making more recipes at home. It can be so easy to just let any new teaching moment pass by, but consistency is key. So, along with my friends at BAND-AID Brand, I wanted to share a few tips I've learned that might help you to stick with it through challenges big and small...

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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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the ikea museum in sweden... 21 Jun 2017

The Ikea Museum in Sweden

A few weeks ago, I went on a special trip to Sweden with the Ikea US team for a press trip and tour of the Ikea Headquarters. I saw all of the new collaborations they are working on, meet with designers (many who have been there for over 15 years!), visit the studio where the Ikea catalog is shot, and visit the Ikea Museum! The museum had such an amazing collection of items from the very beginning of Ikea history in Älmhult, Sweden in 1943. Here's a peek at some of my favorite things from the Ikea Museum...

The Ikea Museum in Sweden

The Ikea Museum in Sweden

The Ikea Museum in Sweden

The Ikea Museum in Sweden

Of course, the textiles were my favorite part. Decades of patterns and fabrics lined the first floor...I could have just stayed in that room all day long!

The Ikea Museum in Sweden

The Ikea Museum in Sweden

The Ikea Museum in Sweden

There was an entire timeline of Ikea's evolution—from the beginning to today. It was fun to see how style has changed but also come full circle. Some of the spotlights were fun to see where they highlighted some of their iconic pieces—like the Poang chair...and of course, the Swedish meatball!

The Ikea Museum in Sweden

If you grew up with Ikea like I did or even if you just love the store, it's a really fun place to go and get a look at the history, nostalgia, and legend of this iconic brand!

{Photos by Joy Cho}

from fabric to room... 20 Jun 2017

from fabric to room / oh joy!

Have you ever come across a great piece of fabric and didn't know what to do with it? Let it inspire you to create a color palette for a space in your home!

from fabric to room / oh joy!

Here are some tips for going from fabric to room:

1. Decide what colors from the fabric you'd like to bring into your room. From this fabric swatch, we focused on a few colors to establish the color scheme—peach, orange, yellow, and green. 

2.Take the fabric shopping with you. If you're creating a new room and need to purchase a few items, bring the swatch with you for color reference to match/complement the new pieces you're getting.

3. Keep large furniture neutral. If you're going to play with fun color combos, keep the couch neutral and added the pops of color in the wall prints and the accessories. 

4. Incorporate your inspiration piece if you can! Since a yard of vintage fabric inspired this room, we had enough to turn into a pillow and put it back into the room that inspired it. You can do the same if it's a piece of art, cover of a magazine, or anything else that can turn into decor.

from fabric to room / oh joy!

from fabric to room / oh joy!

Items shown: Benjamin Moore Salmon Peach, Benjamin Moore Dusk Pink, Amazon disco ball, Urban Outfitters gold planter, vintage rug, Modernica daybed, Anthropologie shag pillow, vintage velvet pillow, Lorena Canals blanket, Max Wanger beach print, Jenny Vorwaller large abstract painting, Jenny Vorwaller small abstract painting, Randal Ford llama print, vintage lamp, Natti Natti floor pillow, Modernica Props table, Nomah Project hat, Arro Home ottoman.

{Photos by Casey Brodley. Prop styling by Julia Wester, Assistant styling by Jess Hong.}

movie night with our new summer collection! 19 Jun 2017

Oh Joy for Target Summer Home Decor Collection

Oh Joy for Target Summer Home Decor Collection

I’m thrilled to show you our newest Summer Home Decor collection at Target! Inspired by backyard parties and my favorite florals, the Oh Joy for Target summer collection offers items for summertime entertaining and for indoor living even after the season ends. From versatile cups and plates to cozy pillows and blankets, this collection brings a fresh splash of color to inside or out! Watch the video below to see how the pieces can be used for an outdoor movie night right in your own backyard!

You can find the full collection available for a limited time ONLINE ONLY at: Target.com/OhJoy. Also, please continue to share how you’re using the collection in your home with the hashtag #ohjoyfortarget. 

// CREDITS //
Brought to you by: Oh Joy + Target
Creative Direction: Joy Cho and Julia Wester
Video: Jenner Brown
Music: "Good Day" by Planes
Creative Production and Styling: Julia Wester
Production Assistant: Jessica Hong
Hair and Makeup: Danielle Walch
Graphics: Angie Stalker
Photography: Nicki Sebastian

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}

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