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dressing the guys!

dressing the guys!

We have so much fun getting dressed up and showing off the style of all the girls at the Oh Joy office with Dressing the Team that I wanted to change it up this month with a special edition of...Dressing the Guys! Whether it's a friend, boyfriend, husband, or brother, guys need a little help in the style department, too! One thing I have learned about guys' style is that they tend to prefer staples and are willing to spend a little more money on a quality piece that will last for a while versus shopping a ton of cheaper fast fashion. So we kindly asked the guys in our lives to come and show us how they'd wear this versatile denim jacket from Apolis. See how they wore it!

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the oh joy studio kitchen: before...

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At the start of this year we moved into a bigger studio, Oh Joy Studio 2.0. It was bittersweet to leave my first ever real office, but it was time to get a larger space where we could designate set areas for all of the different things we do here at Oh Joy. I'll be showing you every "Before" and "After" over the next few months as we work on getting it designed and finished. I'm so excited to work with my friend, Sarah Sherman Samuel, on a few of the rooms in our office. She has such a great eye and style that I'm thrilled to have her hand in our new Oh Joy office! Today, we're starting with the kitchen! The photo above is what the Oh Joy kitchen looks like right now. 

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It's a decent-sized kitchen that spans a corner of our office. When discussing what we wanted the new kitchen to look like and the aesthetic, I wanted to keep all the surface area but add more. Aesthetically, I wanted a modern kitchen with touches of Oh Joy in accents of mint and gold. Sarah put together a few options for us to review, and here's the one we are going with! This is a view from the top that shows how Sarah added a peninsula in to offer another workspace as well as a small seating area that can be used for meal time or when prepping recipe posts.

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When planning and designing the office kitchen, we looked at what appliances were needed for everyday use—both functionally for when our team is prepping lunch and for the many recipe shoots we do in which we need to cook, bake, and prep. I'm SO excited to finally have a real kitchen where we can cook! In the last studio, we were always making things at home and then finishing off recipes in the toaster oven of our faux-kitchen. I'm opting for essential appliances from KitchenAid like a Refrigerator, Range, Dishwasher and Built-In Microwave. Now we'll have everything to cover everyday cooking needs, as well as a dishwasher for when we have events and need to wash in mass quantities (I can't wait to have workshops and little gatherings here!). For the cabinetry, I wanted to keep it simple and clean with white cabinets that allow the colors (and the items we'll eventually have in the kitchen) to pop. It made so much sense to get the cabinets from IKEA to create our custom kitchen with their classic white matte finish. This kitchen will look really beautiful and high-end with cabinets that are really affordable in price.

the oh joy studio kitchen: before

Here are a few other details and items that Sarah has selected for our kitchen including a sink and faucet from Ferguson, stool from CB2, and sconce from Cedar & Moss. I've been working with Clé Tile to create custom tiles which are a part of a larger Oh Joy for Clé Tile collection coming soon! We started renovations on this kitchen this week (eeek!) and are excited to see this sketch turn into a reality. I'll be sharing the process along the way on Instagram Stories, so come follow along! And a final finished post will be here once we're all done. Stay tuned...

P.S. You can see more of the process and designs that didn't make the cut over at Sarah's blog post right here.

*A special thank you to KitchenAid, IKEA, Cedar & Moss, and Clé Tile for providing their products for our kitchen remodel.

Resources:

Design/ Sarah Sherman Samuel

Appliances/ KitchenAid

Sink/Faucet/ Ferguson

Lighting/ Cedar & Moss

Tile / Oh Joy for Clé Tile

Stools / CB2

Cabinetry / IKEA

Contractor / Good Fellas

a peg board hanging planter DIY...

a peg board hanging planter DIY

We're always looking for fun ways to bring plants into the home. Today, we have this versatile Peg Board Hanging Planter which allows you to add as many plants as you want! Here's how... 

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oooh baby baby!

Oh Joy for Target Baby Apparel

I love making videos of our collections so that you can see all the pieces in context and in more detail than you might be able to otherwise! Here's a look at our newest Oh Joy for Target baby apparel collection which includes a range of pieces for boy, girl, and gender-neutral from ages 0-24 months! Watch the video below and shop right here for the full collection.



// CREDITS //
Brought to you by: Oh Joy + Target
Creative Direction: Joy Cho and Julia Wester
Video: Jenner Brown - http://lumineuxfilms.com
Music: "Together So Perfectly" by The Lady & I
Creative Production and Styling: Julia Wester
Production Assistant: Jessica Hong
Graphics: Angie Stalker
Special thanks: Otto Anderson and Zealand Wester

styling with mirrors...

styling with mirrors

There's an old interior design trick where everyone used mirrors to make a room look bigger. Remember those floor to ceiling mirrors that were all over homes in the 90's?! We love mirrors and what they can do for a space, but we like the idea of using them for areas that need extra interest, in addition to serving a functional role when you need a mirror near by. Here are three ways to style with mirrors...

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the cutest toddler bathing suits (for girls)!

the cutest toddler bathing suits for girls

With summer in the near distance, I had to share a few of my favorite girl's bathing suits right now. I know that those of you with boys will say, "Joy, pleassssse give us some boy options!". And I did post some in last year's round-up here. The brands marked with an  asterisk below have great boy options, too!

Left to right, top to bottom: 1. Snapper Rock* watermelon suit, 2. Sugar Coast rainbow ombre suit, 3. Rylee + Cru green dotty suit, 4. Cotton On* floral suit, Cotton On* diagonal stripe suit, 5. Crew & Lu striped suit, Crew & Lu ice cream suit, 6. Platypus Australia* long sleeved suit. 

{Photos by Casey Brodley. Outfit styling by Joy Cho, flat and prop styling by Julia Wester, prop styling assistance by Jess Hong

color adventures: oh joy wears yellow and pink!

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For our final yellow and pink Color Adventures for this month, I've put together four outfits in various shades of these two very happy colors. Here are four outfits from casual to dressy that will put an instant smile on your face! See them all right here...

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from this to that: placemat to purse!

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We love taking one thing and transforming it into something you might not expect! Today, we're taking a simple rope placemat and turning it into a chic summer purse! Here's how...

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happy friday + take a seat!

Oh Joy Furniture

Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? We're starting to get back out again and do some of our normal family activities as my husband is slowly getting back into the swing of things. Thanks so much for all your kind comments from this post. We'll be checking out the newest Bob Baker Marionette show and soaking up the warm weekend ahead. Have a great weekend, all!

Items shown: Benjamin Moore Springtime Peach paint, J. Otto Seibold house print in Framebridge frame, CDR hand print, Lisa McLean abstract print, Tuesday Mourning face print in Framebridge frame, Oh Joy! x Cloth & Co. daybed, Castle round pillow, Anthropologie stripe pillow (past season), Urban Outfitters face pillow, Target ombre pillow, Pom Pom at Home throw blanket, Lorena Canals rug, Moroccan pouf (similar), Anthropologie mug, Target lamp (past season).

oh joy eats: yolk & flour in cypress park...

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If you want some delicious, good-for-you, and BEAUTIFUL food...one of our favorite Los Angeles caterers, Heirloom LA, just opened a new casual restaurant called Yolk & Flour in Cypress Park. Here's a peek...

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yolk & flour in los angeles

yolk & flour in los angeles

yolk & flour in los angeles

When I say that this place actually makes me want to eat vegetables, I am not kidding. You will actually want to eat them! But you'll also want to eat the insanely good Detroit pizza, roasted fish, lasagna cupcakes, pasta, and more. Yolk & Flour is currently doing Friday pop-ups this month (go tomorrow if you're in LA!) until they open normal hours next month.

Yolk & Flour | 3232 1/2 Figueroa Street | Los Angeles, CA 90065 (currently open Fridays 11am-7pm, with hours expanding in May).

{Photos by Casey Brodley}

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