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oh joy for target / behind-the-scenes, part 2... 26 Feb 2014

Oh Joy for Target / Coming March 16th!

For the Part 2 peek behind my upcoming Oh Joy for Target collection, I wanted to share a little about my inspiration for the line and show you some of the party pieces up close and personal! We shot this video in a big studio and brought in real grass and a giant hedge to bring the garden party indoors.

Oh Joy for Target / Coming March 16th!

Oh Joy for Target / Coming March 16th!

Oh Joy for Target / Coming March 16th!

The whole Target production team had a blast throwing confetti in my face and getting to play with the pieces afterwards. Check out the finished video below to hear about my inspiration behind the products and Ruby's reaction to seeing the party pieces for the first time...

P.S. You can see more images from the collection launching March 16th here and Part 1 of my behind-the-scenes peek right here...

 

{Photos by Casey Brodley for Oh Joy.}

oh joy for target / behind-the-scenes, part 1... 19 Feb 2014

Oh Joy for Target / Behind the Scenes

One of my favorite parts of developing my upcoming Oh Joy for Target collection was having a chance to work with so many creative people to produce amazing scenes and photos for the in-store marketing and packaging. Because I always love seeing what really goes on behind the camera, I thought I'd share a little behind-the-scenes from one of our shoots from last fall. This is when we created the environmental shots in my announcement post and that you'll also see in Target stores when the collection hits shelves next month.

Oh Joy for Target / Behind the Scenes

Over the course of a week last fall, a team of creatives—prop stylists, food stylists, photographers, producers, and art directors—came together to tell a story with the products I designed. They helped me show customers the beautiful parties and moments you can create with the collection.

Oh Joy for Target / Behind the Scenes

Oh Joy for Target / Behind the Scenes

Oh Joy for Target / Behind the Scenes

Packages were wrapped, pretty foods were made, lots of props were styled, and a vision came together. Also, two-year-olds come in handy on set when they know there is a party to be had. It was especially fun having Ruby visit because this was soon after her 2nd birthday party, and she kept thinking the "party" was for her.

Oh Joy for Target / Behind the Scenes

Oh Joy for Target / Behind the Scenes

All these amazing people came together to create images that look like this...

Oh Joy for Target / in stores March 16th!

{Behind-the-scenes photos by Oh Joy. FInal image lifestyle photograhy by Thuss+Farrell and styling by Dane Holweger.}

simple and clever... 17 Feb 2014

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I'm so inspired by architecture and love it when architects also design products for the home. This modular Kororo desk and stool by Torafu Architects is so clever with the built-in shelves and the ability to both hold and display desk items. And those colors...!

one desk, two ways... 12 Feb 2014

Oh Joy / 1 Desk, 2 Ways

I like so many styles that it can be hard to decide which way to go when decorating at home. One area that's always easy to change up is your work space. Whether it's a home office or your personal office at work, simple accessories can transform your desk from one style to the next so easily without having to change your desk completely. To show you how I'd do it, here's a look at two of styles I'm really loving right now... 

First up, is what I like to call my Whimsy Pop desk. You guys know I love color so this desk incorporates a ton of vintage accessories, prints by independent designers, and colorful desk accessories. I love using vintage pant hangers to display an ever-evolving range of inspiration right in front of me.

Oh Joy / Whimsy Pop Office

Oh Joy / Whimsy Pop Office

Oh Joy / Whimsy Pop Office

Sources for Whimsy Pop: Desk by Office Depot. Vintage office chair from Sunbeam Vintage recovered in two fabrics. Solid desk accessories include: See Jane Work white stapler and tape dispenser, decorative storage boxes in blue and white, and green wall file. Others include: small 3-ring binder from Urbanic, sticky roll notepad from Urbanic, and acrylic pencil holder from Urbanic, bunny vase from AnthropologieCB2 file cabinet, Block Chromatics vintage mug, Illume candle, Studio Sarah notebook, Ferme a Papier prints, Claudia Pearson calendar prints, and vintage pant hangers.

Oh Joy / Mad at Midnight Office

Oh Joy / Mad at Midnight Office

Oh Joy / Mad at Midnight Office

Oh Joy / Mad at Midnight Office

Now, onto the more sultry side of me is my Mad at Midnight desk. This one is mostly monochromatic with accents of sunny yellow and shiny gold. It's sultry but not too serious. It includes a vintage bar cart, accent lamp, and dotty wall decals that give the space movement and charm.

Sources for Mad at Midnight: Desk by Office Depot. Chair by Industry West. Solid and patterned desk accessories include: See Jane Work white stapler and tape dispenser, wall file, striped magazine file, striped pencil cup, striped letter tray, dotty binder, writing pad, and expanding file. Other decor includes: Wee Gallery dotty decals, chalkboard calendar from Urbanic, Kate Spade Saturday desk container, mousepad by Think and Ink, lamp by Robert Lewis, And bar items: bar cart from Sunbeam Vintage, Kate Spade Saturday mug, ice bucket and glasses from Sunbeam Vintage, candle by Hand in Hand, "Today is the Day" card by Tattly, and rug from Domino.

So when your interior mood swings, just remember that your desk is a great place to change up every so often for a new dose of inspiration. What do you guys think? Which style would you love to have in your work space?

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Office Depot. All content, ideas, and words are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Oh Joy.

{Photos by Casey Brodley for Oh Joy.}

big news: oh joy for target collection coming march 16! 10 Feb 2014

Oh Joy for Target / in stores March 16th!

Oh Joy for Target / in stores March 16th!

Oh Joy for Target / in stores March 16th!

You guys...there's a secret project I've been working on since last year that I can finally reveal to you! I have an entertaining and party collection for Target coming out next month—March 16th to be exact. It has been a dream of mine to have Oh Joy product in Target stores, and I am kicking myself that dream is coming true.

Oh Joy for Target / in stores March 16th!

Oh Joy for Target / in stores March 16th!

Oh Joy for Target / in stores March 16th!

Oh Joy for Target / in stores March 16th!

There will be four Oh Joy for Target collections this year—Spring, Summer, Fall and Holiday—each in stores for six weeks only. All of the collections have a ton of color, shots of gold (my favorite neutral), and allow you to mix and match patterns easily. I designed what I would want to use for a party and what I'd need to make it look super special and fun without having to spend the time making decorations from scratch. The first collection for spring is inspired by a garden party and all of the items you can use to create, decorate, serve food, and entertain easily, beautifully, whimsically. It includes paper plates, paper napkins, paper cups, melamine cups and trays, party hats and horns, balloons, wall decals and decor, serve ware, and more...

This project has been amazing to work on, and I'll be sure share more about the process over the course of this year. We'll be revealing more photos, videos, behind-the-scenes peeks, the launch party, and of course the other collections as it gets closer!

Mark your calendars for March 16th for my spring Oh Joy for Garden Party collection! You can see more images from the collection right here on Pinterest. Also, check out this super cute video below about the pinner collaboration with my fellow designers/bloggers/pinners, Poppytalk (coming in June) and Wit & Delight (coming in September) that I'm thrilled to be a part of...

{Product and pattern designs by Oh Joy for Target. Lifestyle photograhy by Thuss+Farrell and styling by Dane Holweger.}

on the hunt + for a good cause... 5 Feb 2014

Oh Joy at Hunters Alley

Last month, I did a little spring cleaning of my closet in order to donate the profits to a charity in need of our help. And thanks to you guys, we raised over $1500 for the NY Foundling! The previous sale included all clothing, so here's Part 2 of my sale which includes home decor and accessories. There is no bidding—just one price, take it or leave it. I will be donating 100% of my profits from my personal items listed for sale to benefit My Stuff Bags which provides new belongings, comfort and hope to thousands of children each year who must be rescued from abuse, neglect and abandonment across the United States. You can see a bit of what's for sale below...

Oh Joy at Hunters Alley

Oh Joy at Hunters Alley

For this sale, I've partnered with Hunters Alley—a fun marketplace where you can shop and sell gently used and vintage goodies galore. You can see my personal items for sale as well as some other items I've hunted for at Hunters Alley right here.

{Photos by Hunters Alley/Nicole LaMotte}

flowery things for when you have a black thumb... 30 Jan 2014

Oh Joy's Living Room | Bust Planters

Do you guys remember these bust planters in my living room? You may have seen them in my home makeover or when we baby-proofed our living room with Emily Henderson. Supposedly, succulents are the easiest plants to keep alive but I cannot seem to make them last. We've gone through at least four sets of plants that have come and sadly...gone. I either water them too much or I water them too little. I added rocks at the bottom, I tried filtered water, and sigh...I finally replaced one of them with a (don't hate me) faux succulent plant. I just couldn't stand the thought of losing another real plant to my black thumb...

Anyway, if you're like me in the plant department, I thought I'd share a few other beautiful floral things for your home that don't require a sophisticated green thumb...

Paper flowers by Blooms in the Air

Paper flowers by Blooms in the Air

...like these gorgeous paper flowers by Blooms in the Air...

Vikki Chu Illustration

...the sweetest floral illustration prints by Vikki Chu...

Floral Paper Straws

...and these cool floral paper straws from Terrain...

{Top photo by Oh Joy}

love these... 20 Jan 2014

lamps by OneFortyThree

The perfect mix of glam, industrial, and vintage-inspired, these lamps by OneFortyThree have me dreaming of how I'd light up every room in my dream house...

{Photos by OneFortyThree}

{retail inspiration} chalkboards... 10 Jan 2014

Astro Coffee Shop

Astro Coffee Shop

Sunshine Park Bakery

Mast Brothers

We've seen chalkboard used in homes...for kid's rooms, offices, kitchens...everything. It's one of those techniques that is popular for a reason—it's so versatile and totally useful, too. I'm constantly finding inspiration from retail stores and love these uses of chalkboard paint in stores that make for great inspiration at home, too...

{Photo sources: Astro Coffee Shop, Sunshine Park bakery via Sunshine to You, Mast Brothers via 70PercentPure}

clusters of things... 20 Nov 2013

Zebra balloons at The Land of Nod

Lawn flamingos clustered on a wall at The Land of Nod

Last week, while at a spring preview event for the Land of Nod, I was really inspired by how they used lots of simple objects in clusters for the decor. They'd make great party or room decor any time of year. How cute are these lawn flamingos grouped together on the wall? And those zebra balloons are just pure whimsy...

{iPhone photos by Oh Joy}

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