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how to style a colorful couch! 6 Mar 2017

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When it comes to couches, most people stick with a neutral color—partially because they're afraid of committing to a brightly colored couch and partially because they don't know how to style the room around a colorful couch. Today, we're going to show you three examples of how to style around a bright couch! Here's how...

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oh joy furniture! 1 Mar 2017

Oh Joy Furniture Collection

Weeee! Today, we launch our newest collection—upholstered furniture! We've partnered with Cloth & Co. to create this colorful collection of pieces made in America. From kids' chairs to adult chairs, settees to storage ottomans, they're colorful, fun, and make a true statement. We even have some solid velvet pieces in a beautiful blush shade (not shown) to mix in with all the patterns. 

Oh Joy Furniture Collection

Oh Joy Furniture Collection

Oh Joy Furniture Collection

Oh Joy Furniture Collection

This will be the first time you'll see higher priced items from Oh Joy because I want to create more pieces that you can grow with in your home and will last for a while. With special details like thick, clear lucite and tapered gold legs, incredible color, and beautiful fabric, every piece is made to order with a great price for the quality you'll get. Prices range from $220 to $1200. This is just a sampling of the collection—you can find all currently available exclusively online at Target.com

I would love to hear your favorites and where you would put them in your home!

Midnight Confetti Armchair SceneeSale Rugs rug, CB2 side table (past season), Anthropologie glasses (past season), Anne and Kate stir sticks, Eric Trine plant stand, Urban Outfitters gold planter, Oh Joy x Cloth & Co. arm chair, Mr. Ford's Animal Kingdom print,  CB2 bar cart, Target giraffe figurine, vintage mini glasses, W&P Design pineapple shaker, vintage pitcher, Calhoun & Co. striped pillow, Anthropologie shag pillow.

Jumbo Dot Settee SceneOh Joy! for Target side table, Oh Joy! for Target lamp, Oh Joy! for Target pillow, Oh Joy X Cloth & Co settee, Famille Summerbelle print, Oh Joy! for Target ottoman, Target bookshelf, Jenny Vorwaller painting, The Container Store white box, Marley & Alfie horseshoe, Target giraffe figurine, Target wooden boxes (past season).

Party Collage Armchair SceneTarget bookshelf, Vanessa Bean face vase, Marley & Alfie horseshoe, Target wooden box (past season), vintage deer, Jenny Vorwaller painting, The Container Store pink box, Ban.do round glass boxes, The Container Store white boxes, Senegal woven basket, Lorena Canals rug, Teil Duncan print, Framebridge frame, Oh Joy x Cloth & Co arm chair.

Midnight Confetti Daybed SceneLorena Canals rug, Oh Joy x Cloth & Co daybed, vintage round pillow, Anthropologie striped pillow, Urban Outfitters face pillow, Target ombre pillow, Pom Pom at Home throw blanket, J. Otto Seibold house print, Framebridge frame, Lisa McLean abstract print, CDR hand print, Tuesday Mourning face print, Framebridge frame, Anthropologie mug.

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance by Jess Hong} 

mixing patterns on the table... 27 Feb 2017

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If you've read this blog for just one month or for twelve years, you probably know that I love patterns. We mix and match patterns a lot. And I totally understand that sometimes it may seem like a lot. You might be saying, "Joy, you guys are crazy over there with all that pattern mixing!" OR, "I wish I could mix patterns more, but I have no idea how." Well, if you're saying statement number two, we're on a mission to help guide you and make you feel more excited and confident about combining patterns. Today, we're using this tabletop setting as an example to show you how...

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1. Start with a color palette to give the full room (or table) a cohesive look. In this case, we started with black and white and added in a bit of color with pale pinks and shades close to it.

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2. Mix pattern scales. If you were to mix too many small scale patterns or too many large scale patterns, your eyes would go crazy trying to figure out what to look at. But if you mix scales (large next to small next to medium), it allows the eyes to more easily move around and see everything in front of you.

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For this table, we started with a large scale pattern (grid) with the base table cloth and then mixed a smaller scale and different pattern (dots) with the runner. Then, we added a third pattern (diamond stripes) with the napkin at a medium scale. To add texture and pop, we accented the patterns with gold accents and touches of pink. Flowers topped off the table in pale shades of pink and citrus colors to complement the pale pink plate but also to let the black and white shine as the focus of the table.

You can apply these same rules to a full room...or even to an outfit!

Items Shown: Ikea fabric, Sarah Sherman Samuel runner, Target geoburst, Target vase, Target spotted vase, Target flatware, Ikea plate, Savannah Hayes napkin

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance by Jess Hong} 

an oh joy room in the modernism house! 24 Feb 2017

Oh Joy Room for Modernism House

Each year for Modernism Week in Palm Springs, The Christopher Kennedy Compound re-imagines a classic Palm Springs property, using the best of modern of technology and bringing together about 20 of the country's most prominent design talents for a house that gets completely decked out called the Modernism House. This year, I was one of the designers to design a guest bedroom for the home owner, Kelly of Kelly Go Lightly! Here's a look back at our plan, the before photos, and the finished room...

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make a splatter paint entryway mat! 21 Feb 2017

splatter paint entryway mat DIY

Last week, we brought splatter paint back to a wearable accessory. And today, we're bringing it into the home and onto a very practical item for your home—an entry way mat. It's not quite a rug and needs to be durable in an area that people are walking through most often. Yet, you can still make it fun! Here's how...

 

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color adventures: a red and blush room! 16 Feb 2017

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For the decor part of this month's Color Adventures, we put together a red and blush living room! As I mentioned a couple days ago, I have never allowed red before in any Oh Joy post in the last 12 years...until this month! The creative team did a great job putting together this room which I love and makes me start to like this whole red thing! Here's how this room came together...

color adventures: a red and blush room!

1. Start with the base pieces. The red chair and stool is the focal point of this room, so we kept the other large pieces (the rug and other seating) neutral—black and white, in this case.

color adventures: a red and blush room!

2. Next, add art. We kept the art neutral (yet still fun) since the red makes such a statement you don't want anything too colorful on the walls that will compete with the red.

color adventures: a red and blush room!

3. Bring in solid pillows and other soft accessories. Here's where you can add accent colors and textures with pillows and blankets. We complemented the red with shades of pink and added some additional neutral with faux fur textures.

color adventures: a red and blush room!

4. Add additional patterns. Now that you have your base colors, you can choose to top it off with some patterned pieces. We stuck to simpler patterns to keep the look graphic without overwhelming the eyes with patterns that are overly busy or detailed.

color adventures: a red and blush room!

5. Finally, set out some finishing touches. These are pieces you might not always have out, but can be placed out if you're having company over.

No matter what type of room you are styling, the same rules apply for how to add color, pattern, and how to layer them all together!

Items shown: Aelfie rug, Modernica Props bench, Pom Pom at Home throw blanket, Arro Home dotty pillow, Urban Outfitters round pillows, Calhoun & Co pom pillow, Virginia Johnson Pillow, Randal Ford print, Leah Reena Goren tray, Modernica Props chair & ottoman, Brahms Mount throw blanket, Anthropologie pillow.

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

the oh joy pet collection is here! 13 Feb 2017

Oh Joy for Target Pets Collection / Photo by Grace Chon

Bow wow wow, yippee yo yippee yay! I'm excited to share our newest collection for...pets! Pets are such an integral part of a family, and they need a little color and whimsy, too. Our new collection has a mix of functional and whimsical pieces for everyday including bowls, beds, collars, clothing, and of course, party hats for birthday celebrations! And the best part is they tie back into other pieces in our Home Decor collection. You have to watch our video below for a ton of pup cuteness!

Oh Joy for Target Pets Collection / Photo by Grace Chon

Oh Joy for Target Pets Collection / Photo by Grace Chon

Oh Joy for Target Pets Collection / Photo by Grace Chon

Oh Joy for Target Pets Collection / Photo by Grace Chon

The Oh Joy Pets Collection is in select stores now and online for SIX WEEKS only! So go grab them while you can. And please tag us on Instagram with #OhJoyforTarget so we can see and share your cuties with their new pieces.

Special thanks to our amazing models: Tuna, Boden, Bella, Alvie, and Juliet. And the super talented photographer, Grace Chon, who is a legit dog whisperer!

Brought to you by: Oh Joy + Target
Creative Direction: Joy Cho
Video: Jenner Brown
Music: "Get Ready" by Midnight Riot
Creative Production and Styling: Julia Wester
Production Assistant: Jessica Hong
Video Graphics: Angie Stalker
Still photos: Grace Chon

a glitter heart bud vase! 7 Feb 2017

glitter heart bud vase DIY

Yesterday, we shared a some tips on how to create a fun and festive brunch or gathering for Valentine's Day! Here's a fun little glitter heart bud vase you can make for your Valentines as part of a brunch or just to make and give. They're super fun and sparkly and make for a nice gift for co-workers or friends!

glitter heart bud vase DIY

You'll need:

silicone mold

resin

catalyst

- glitter

glitter heart bud vase DIY

Here's how:

1. Mix glitter in varying color combinations of your choice. We did: pink and gold, red and silver, and some in pure gold glitter.

2. Mix resin and catalyst as directed on the package.

3. Stir in glitter and pour into the molds. Let dry overnight until completely solid.

4. Pop out of the mold and fill with water and tiny sprigs of flowers!

glitter heart bud vase DIY

glitter heart bud vase DIY

These make for a fun place setting that you can give to guests to take home after. Or sans party, give them out to your pals with blooms to keep at their desk for a little pick-me-up!

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

color adventures: a valentine's day brunch! 6 Feb 2017

A Valentine's Day Brunch!

Red is a color that I have always had weird feelings about. While I love a good red lipstick, I have never been able to fully immerse myself with red! So with this month being full of red (with Valentine's Day) and our Color Adventures series happening, my team thought it was the perfect chance to convince me how great red can be. So this month, you'll see how we combine red and blush within home decor, fashion, and tabletop!

Today, we're starting with inspiration for a Valentine's Day brunch for your friends, family, or anyone that you like enough to have over for a meal. Here are a few tips for making a fun and festive seating area for Valentine's Day brunch...

A Valentine's Day Brunch!

1. Create a backdrop. Nothing makes a gathering feel more festive then a fun backdrop in an everyday space. We made this simple hanging honeycomb backdrop by attaching a bunch of paper honeycombs to string and draping them over a clothing rack. It offers an instant dose of fun to set the mood for your brunch!

A Valentine's Day Brunch!

2. Add plants to the table. While flowers are always great, here's a chance to bring some of your everyday house plants to the table so you don't have to spend a ton on fresh flowers. We added smaller plants that we already had and made them a tad more festive with colorful stir sticks and mini honeycombs attached to bamboo skewers.

A Valentine's Day Brunch!

3. Set the table mixed with patterns and solids. Since red and blush were our key colors, that served as a base for the table. But you can also mix in other complementary colors like shades of pink and neutrals like white, grey, and gold. For this table, the patterns came from the runner and napkins while we kept all the main plates in solid shades.

Even though these photos are specific to Valentine's Day, you can apply these tips to any table setting for any size gathering any time of year! 

Props shown: Target rug, Target bookshelf, Target planter, Senegal basket, Hester & Cook Provisions table runner, Modernica Props chairs, 1882 Ltd bud vase, Ikea plates, Target flatware, Pehr Designs napkins.

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

plant life! 1 Feb 2017

3 Ways to Bring Plants into Your Home

Plants add so much life to any room through their natural color and texture. Today, we wanted to show you a few bold ways to use plants in your home!

3 Ways to Bring Plants into Your Home

3 Ways to Bring Plants into Your Home

1. The Statement Shelfie — This is the "go big or go home" option. If you love plants and are not afraid to have a bunch (and you're okay with watering regularly), you can make a statement filling most of a shelf with plants. To really up the wow factor with your plants, make sure to use a variety of plants and a mix of shapes for pots and planters! This helps to add interest, shape, and texture. When working with a lot of plants, we like to cluster plants together in 3’s in varying heights in addition to some stand-alone pieces. Use artwork, books, and some other decorative objects to break up the plants. But in this version, the plants are the star of the show!

Props shown: Eric Trine plant stand, eSaleRugs rug, Target shelf, Target planter, Jenny Vorwaller painting, Target boxes, Modernica white/wood planterOh Joy! for Target gold lady planter, Anthropologie faux fur pillow, Urban Outfitters round pillow, Sunbeam Vintage chair, Target blue throw blanket.

3 Ways to Bring Plants into Your Home

3 Ways to Bring Plants into Your Home

2. Floored Flora — Sometimes we have empty corners at home that need a little something. Here's how you can fill in that area with a mix plants on the floor. Start with a large plant, then add a few more in various sizes to fill in the space. In addition to using planters and plant stands in a variety of sizes, you can also use books for an easy way to add height to smaller plants.

Props shown: eSaleRugs rug, Eric Trine mint and white plant stands, Modernica gray/wood planter, Anthropologie pillow, Ai Modern credenza, Target white ribbed planter, Ban.do glass boxes, Monroe Workshop wooden figurine, Modernica white/wood planter.

3 Ways to Bring Plants into Your Home

3 Ways to Bring Plants into Your Home

3. Just a Touch — If you're not quite ready to go too bold with plants, you can start with a small area to focus on...like a side table! Cluster a few small plants on an end table in varying heights with different textures. By putting them in various planters of the same color, they feel like they belong together, yet still varied enough to add interest.

Props shown: Target rug, Target blue throw blanket, Oh Joy! for Target cloud pillow, Arro Home pillow, Joybird pink sofa, Jeff Mindell palm tree print, Calais Le Coq motel print, Target white planter, Modernica white/wood planter.

Some of our favorite indoor plants include: ZamioculcasDracaena MassangeanaNeanthe Bella PalmEpipremnum Aureum, and Dieffenbachia.

What do you guys think? Would you go super bold like the first version or more minimal like the third? 

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance by Jess Hong. Props shown in intro image: eSaleRugs pink round rug, Anthropologie shag pillow, Arro Home pillow, Modernica gray planter}

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