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three ways to style a vase... 31 Oct 2016

three ways to style a vase

You might think..."OK, I have a vase, so I'll put flowers in it." Yes, that is the ideal use for a vase. BUT...what do you do with a vase when it's not filled with flowers? You can fill them with other fun things like desk essentials. Or, you can use them and style them in other ways that gives them function without flowers, too. Here are a few ideas...

three ways to style a vase

1. Book Ends. As long as the vase is sturdy and won't tip easily, use them as book ends to spruce up what would otherwise be a plain bookshelf.

Props shown: Target bookshelf, Target elephant figurine, Target canisters, Oh Joy for Target OMG vase.

three ways to style a vase

2. Sculptural Decor. If you choose the right kind of vase, it looks cool on its own even when it's not filled. Set it out on an end table, dining table, window sill, or anywhere.

Props shown: Paul Octavious print, Aelfie rug, Oh Joy for Target OK vase, Oh Joy for Target end table, Oh Joy for Target pillow, chair from Sunbeam Vintage, planter by Virginia Johnson.

three ways to style a vase

3. Hold Faux Flowers. I'm a big advocate for faux flowers when you can find some you really like. Like not flowers that are supposed to look real, but ones that are obviously faux and you can embrace their non-realness. That way, you can keep them in a vase for however long you want and feel good about it! 

Props included: Ai Modern credenza, Target geo burst, Pehr Design table runner, Wee Society print, vintage plastic flowers, paper flowers by Paper Sandwich, and Oh Joy for Target YAY vase.

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester.}

three ways to style a bar cart... 24 Oct 2016

Three Ways to Style a Bar Cart

Bar carts are a staple for any living space, but they're not just for keeping barware and alcohol. To show you the versatility of a bar cart, here are three of our favorite ways to style one...


an easy way to add storage in your kitchen... 20 Oct 2016


I don't know about you, but I always feel like I'm running out of space. Storage is probably one of my biggest grievances in so many rooms in my house. So today, we wanted to share a simple way to add more storage to any room—using a very functional space, like the kitchen, as an example...


a {giveaway} with incy...(NOW CLOSED) 18 Oct 2016

Incy Interiors

My recent bedroom makeover included a beautiful velvet headboard and settee from Incy Interiors in Australia. In January, their velvet line is coming to the U.S. and is just beautiful. So today, we've partnered with Incy to give away $500 worth of credit on their site to ONE lucky reader!

Incy Interiors

To enter, please visit Incy's website. Then, leave a comment here telling me which piece you would choose! Entries close this Friday, October 21st at 8am PST and one winner will be chosen at random.* Good luck!

UPDATE: Congrats to Kathryn J. from West Hartford, CT for being our winner this time! 

*This giveaway is open to readers in the U.S. only! Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes.$500 USD total value per winner. Winner will be contacted via email once comments close, and announced at the bottom of this post soon after.

what to do with a triptych... 17 Oct 2016

what to do with a triptych

Triptychs are an often overlooked option for artwork because people don't have enough space for three large pieces or they feel like they're locked into only one way to display them. So today, we wanted to show you different ways to use a triptyph in your home and to demonstrate, we're using my friend, Gray Malin's Central Park triptych. Here are three ways to hang a piece like this...


fall entertaining with oh joy! 13 Oct 2016

Oh Joy for Target


The air is getting crisp as thoughts of the upcoming holidays and entertaining fill the air! Today, I'm going show you how the pieces from our newest Oh Joy for Target fall home decor collection can be used for entertaining at home. See our newest video below for some of my favorite tips and tricks!

Brought to you by: Oh Joy + Target
Creative Direction: Joy Cho
Video: Jenner Brown
Music: “Beautiful Things" by Katrina Stone
Production and Styling: Julia Wester
Production Assistant: Jessica Hong
Hair and Makeup: Danielle Walch
Graphics: Angie Stalker

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...


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!


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


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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