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joyful family homes {giveaway}... 29 Sep 2016

joyful homes giveaway

I love a beautiful living room. But once you have kids, it does get harder to design a living room exactly the way you want to. However, it's not impossible! It's about adding in decorative pieces that are safe for kids, while keeping some items (that are still special to you) out of their reach! So today, we've partnered with Kid & Coe and some of my favorite home brands to help you create a beautiful and kid-friendly living room...

joyful homes giveaway

Enter here for your family’s chance to win $3,500 in prizes from Oh Joy!, Kid & Coe, Gray Malin, Hygge & West, Maryanne Moodie, Oeuf, and Aelfie. The giveaway ends on October 5 so make sure and enter!

$3,500 Prize Package Includes: 

- The entire Oh Joy fall home decor collection

‐ $500 in Kid & Coe travel credits to stay at a well-designed and kid-friendly rental home

‐ $500 Gray Malin gift card to hang a beautiful new framed print from "Gray Malin at the Parker" series

‐ $500 Hygge & West gift card for wallpapering a beautiful accent wall or an entire room

‐ $500 Maryanne Moodie gift card for a brightly woven wall piece

‐ $500 Oeuf gift card for modern and chic furniture to hold those toys that always seem to multiply

‐ $500 Aelfie gift card for a gorgeous, colorful rug that those little feet will love running on

 *Visit right here to enter and see all the rules for entry! And good luck!

how to use books for styling... 28 Sep 2016

how to use books for styling

If you're like me, you have a lot of books. I have art books, photo books, cook books, fashion books, books about cookies, books about Japanese street art, and so, so many more. Books obviously have a very functional use. But when you are not actively using and reading them, they make for great styling pieces to add interest to so many spaces in your home. Here are three examples...

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finally, my bedroom makeover! 26 Sep 2016

Oh Joy / Bedroom Makeover

A few months ago, I posted a photo of the sad state of my bedroom. It was one of my summer projects to finally take the plastic off the bed frame and cover up the torn wallpaper with a grown-up headboard.

Oh Joy / Bedroom Makeover

To refresh your memory, here's the "before" from my last post and the "after"! Check out more details below about what stayed and what went!

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how to add family photos to your home... 22 Sep 2016

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For years I've only shared family photos digitally and never took the time to print and frame them to actually enjoy with my own family. In a day and age when we rarely print photos anymore, it is a treasure to see your favorite faces on your wall daily. But it can be overwhelming to even know where to start—what photos would you frame and how would you arrange them into a gallery wall? Today, we've partnered with Framebridge to show you three different ways to add family photos and memories to your home...

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a chic little tray... 19 Sep 2016

a chic little tray

A tray is one of those pieces that adds an extra decorative (and functional) detail to any corner of your home...on a coffee table, on top of a dresser, or even a side table. We made this simple and chic version using just a handful of materials. So if you need an easy little addition to your tabletop, make this little tray! Here's how...

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oh joy for target / fall collection! 8 Sep 2016

oh joy for target fall collection

oh joy for target fall collection

oh joy for target fall collection

oh joy for target fall collection

Weeee! A new season is here which means a new Oh Joy for Target home decor collection is upon us! Our fall collection launches this Tuesday, September 13th. Inspired by the moon, the stars, and swan lake, the collection mixes rose gold accents with jewel and midnight tones. In preparation of the holiday season, there are entertaining pieces like a barware set, cocktail shaker, serving bowls, serving utensils and cocktails forks. And for cozying up your home, we have swan and moon lights, pillows full of glimmer, and a chic side table.

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We hope you enjoy this new collection as much as we did creating it. It's been over a year in the making, so I'm thrilled for it to finally be here! You can shop this collection online at target.com/ohjoy and in all Target stores beginning September 13th!

I'll be sharing ALL the pieces in a live Periscope (@ohjoy) tomorrow at 9am PST/12pm EST so come join me for a look at everything before it launches in stores.

P.S. What's left of the summer collection will be on sale and only available for a few more days!

{Lifestyle photos by Casey Brodley and Mary Costastyling by Julia Wester. Product images by Target.}

a woven pendant lamp... 1 Sep 2016

a woven pendant lamp

I love the look of hanging pendant lights but sometimes they seem so overwhelming and too permanent when they need to be installed into a ceiling. Today, we're creating a smaller version that can be hung off a simple hook on your wall to add both light and decor to any small space...

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a fun fix for a plain chair... 31 Aug 2016

Easy Custom Chair DIY

I'm sure everyone (including myself) had this Ikea chair in their college dorm or their first apartment. It's an affordable and comfortable chair that has become a classic. But what if you want to give it your own touch, the solution is super easy...just paint it!

Easy Custom Chair DIY

Using fabric paint, we brushed on a mix of colors in thick strokes and then layered some smaller grey polka dots on top!

Easy Custom Chair DIY

Keep in mind, if you do go with a pretty bold mix of colors like ours, off-set the chair colors with other neutral items (like the wall color and rug) so that your eye focuses on your new custom piece of work!

Sources from photos: Target shelf, Target canisters, Ikea chairAelfie rug, Bonnie Tsang print, Eric Trine plant stand.

{Photos by Mary Costa styling by Julia Wester, crafting by Julia Wester and Jess Hong.}

just a few weeks left... 18 Aug 2016

Oh Joy for Target Summer Collection!

...till our Oh Joy for Target summer collection goes away forever! We're already sold out of our bar cart, small vase, and painterly bowl...and nearly sold out of the large vases, glasses, bowls, and floral pillow.

Oh Joy for Target Summer Collection!

Oh Joy for Target Summer Collection!

Oh Joy for Target Summer Collection!

Oh Joy for Target Summer Collection!

Oh Joy for Target Summer Collection!

So just a final heads up if you've been meaning to get something from our current collection...there's just a few weeks left until the fall collection arrives and the summer pieces are gone! We get a lot of emails asking to find products after the season has passed, and there's nothing we can do once it's sold out ;(

Get them online and in-stores now...

{Neon Light and marble table photos by Target and styling by Scott Horne. All other photos by Mary Costa and styling by Julia Wester.}

3 ways to style a vintage dresser... 15 Aug 2016

oh joy / 3 ways to style a vintage dresser

One piece of furniture that I have always felt okay with splurging on is a dresser—particularly a vintage dresser. This long, low style (sometimes called a credenza or buffet when used in non-bedroom rooms) is the kind I have had in my bedroom for the past 6 years. And, we just picked up this new one last week! If you can find a vintage dresser that's in good shape, it's such a classic piece that can be used in so many ways and in so many rooms. Here are some examples...

oh joy / 3 ways to style a vintage dresser

1. In the dining room. As shown in the top two photos, a long low dresser makes for a great buffet and storage piece in the dining room. You can keep extra plates, linens, and flatware inside while having a bar area up on top. To me, this piece is perfect if you entertain a lot and just need that extra storage while having another surface area for food or drinks.

To play up the dining room location, we hung up four food prints for a gallery wall equally distributed across the length of the credenza. To spruce it up for entertaining, place a runner along the length of the dresser for a bar area.

(Sources: Aelfie rugJoel Penkman and Paul Ferney printsVanessa Bean vase, Sarah Sherman Samuel table runner, Oh Joy! for Target drink stirrersW and P Design pineapple tumber, Oh Joy! for Target salt & pepper shaker, 1882 vase, vintage floor lamp.)

oh joy / 3 ways to style a vintage dresser

2. Living room - Whether used in the entry way area to hold umbrellas and shoes or in the main living room to store DVD's, remote controls, and those gadgets that always need a home, a vintage dresser always looks good in a living room. In this version, we leaned the art print against the wall—which is a nice way to display art if you don't want to damage your wall or if you have art you'd like to rotate in and out. This print is placed off center and balanced out visually with other objects in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures.

(Sources: Aelfie rug, Target lamp, Famille Summerbelle print, Sunbeam Vintage chair, Virginia Johnson pillow)

oh joy / 3 ways to style a vintage dresser

3. For the nursery. Rather than getting a "changing table", these days a low and long dresser makes for the perfect height for diaper changes while investing in a piece that will last long after the baby stage for clothes, blankets, and baby bedding. Here we evenly placed two medium-sized prints above the dresser. Once your babe is mobile, you can edit and revise the items you keep out for display, but this height tends to be a good one to keep decorative items out of reach of smaller mobile babies.

(Sources: MiO playhouse, Mountain Haus Studio wooden blocksAnimal Print Shop baby giraffe printJen Gotch paper cup printsOh Joy! For Target changing pad cover, Oh Joy! for Target pillow, Eric Trine plant stand, Target rug)

What do you guys think? When I think about all the things you can do with one piece, it really makes me feel better about investing in nicer pieces that can change and grow with you...

{Photos by Casey Brodleystyling by Julia Wester, assistant styling by Jess Hong. This dresser from Ai Modern, paint color is Sherwin Williams web gray.}

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