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color adventures: oh joy wears warm tonal outfits...

Color Adventures: Oh Joy! Wears Warm Tonal Outfits...

Happy last day of February! We're wrapping up the month with THREE warm tonal outfits for our February Color Adventures. I typically don't plan outfits around tones, so this was a really fun challenge and got me to think outside of the box when picking outfits. Most of these outfits use pieces I haven't paired together before, and now I have some new favorite combinations. Check it out...


oh joy day trip: row dtla

Day Trip: ROW DTLA / via Oh Joy!

Happy Wednesday! Today, we're taking you on a day trip to one of the coolest upcoming spots in Los Angeles, the Row DTLA. I was there for a conference recently and there are SO many amazing boutiques, restaurants, and shops. We didn't have enough time to stop everywhere, but here are a few of our favorite spots to hit if you find yourself looking for a fun adventure...


color adventures: a warm toned bedroom...

Color Adventures: A Warm Tonal Bedroom... / via Oh Joy!

Although February might be super chilly outside, here at Oh Joy! we've been all about warm tonal colors for this month's Color Adventures! We used red, green, blue, and yellow to create a cozy bedroom all within the warm toned color-scheme. Here are few styling tips and questions to ask yourself when creating a space like this of your own... 


my current winter beauty essentials...

current winter beauty essentials / Oh Joy!

With the extra dry and chilly temperatures this winter, I've changed up a few things into my daily routine. Since I've received questions about the various products I use, I thought it would be helpful to compile them all in one post with some current favorites!


Oh Joy! Builds a House: The Kid's Bathroom!

Oh Joy! Builds a House: The Kid's Bathroom!

Ah! Are you as excited as I am? Over the next several months, I'll be starting to share peeks into the design process for the interiors of our house with you as we get towards having a finished house by the fall! I thought it would be fun to start with the kids' bathroom. There's something about a kids' bathroom that feels SO fun! My girls will have a shared bathroom (that's me in it above) that connects from their bedrooms, so it really can be a special bathroom just for them. 

Oh Joy! Builds a House: The Kid's Bathroom! / Inspiration

I was thinking about how vividly I remember the details of the wallpaper in my childhood bedroom or the paint color in the bathroom of my parents' house, and how I wanted those tiny and fun details to be part of my kids' memories in the future, too. I was inspired by these two bathrooms by India Mahdavi (top photo) and via Rebecca Judd Loves (bottom photo).

For the interiors, I'm working with my team at Project M+ who also designed the architecture of our home. It's been so great to work collaboratively on the design with them so that both the structural design and the interiors feels cohesive and fresh. In these inspiration images, the all-pink tiles feels fun and vintage-inspired, but also fresh and modern at the same time. With brass accents planned in the rest of our home, I switched up the fixtures here with rose gold...

Oh Joy! Builds a House: The Kid's Bathroom!

Here's a look at some of the materials we're using!

1. Rose gold plumbing fixtures throughout from Ferguson and lighting by Lamps Plus, 2. countertop from Caesarstone, 3. Wing It paint by Clare, 4. Lucite and rose gold hardware for the vanity from Schaub and Company, 5. a light oak vanity by Reform, 6. Fireclay glass tiles in Rosy Finch and Carolina Wren, and 7. terrazzo floor by Concrete Collaborative, plus a toilet and tub from Wayfair.

Oh Joy! Builds a House: The Kid's Bathroom! / Tile Studies 1, 2, and 3

Tile has been one of my favorite things to play with and pick out as we finalize finishes and just to see how different a room can feel with all the different shapes, colors, or orientations of the tile. Here are a few different versions we played around with for this room! Which one do YOU like best?

I can't wait to reveal how the room comes together when it's all done later this year! Check out my post over at Architectural Digest's Clever for my tips on things to consider when designing a kids' bathroom.

{Photos by Lily Glass. Construction by Boswell Construction, Architecture and renderings by Project M+, all other layouts by Joy Cho.} 

a pretty and giftable mesh clutch to make!

How to Make a Mesh Clutch... / via Oh Joy!

We love making unique and one-of-a-kind gifts. So today, here's a pretty and fun mesh clutch perfect for spring that you can gift to a friend or make for yourself! Check it out...


Oh Joy! for Pons Avarcas to benefit Baby2Baby...

Oh Joy! for Pons Avarcas... / Shop now!

As a long-time fan of the Pons Avarcas brand (my kids and I wear these sandals ALL summer long), I'm thrilled to introduce a custom and limited-edition Oh Joy! multi-color glitter version that is available NOW for pre-order. This is an extra special collaboration because ALL of the proceeds will go to Baby2Baby—a non-profit that provides basic essentials (like diapers, clothing, books, and toys) for children and families in need. We have three exclusive styles with a unique pink, light blue, and silver glitter toe and silver ankle strap that will be available for both women AND children: womens, kids, and toddler.


a tropical nursery...

A Tropical Nursery...  / via Oh Joy!

No longer are the days of typical nurseries and stereotyped color schemes. Many parents love decorating a nursery in a way that feels more chic, sophisticated, and like a space that a baby can grow with. So today, we have a tropical-inspired nursery for you and your babe! Tropical rooms can sometimes feel a little kitschy, but this space brings it in a few beautiful ways while making me want to go a vacation ;) Take a look...


happy friday + spring roll lettuce wraps...

Recipe for Spring Roll Salad / via Oh Joy!

If you've ever craved spring rolls but don't have the brown rice paper on hand, today's easy recipe is for YOU! We're showing you how to make little spring roll lettuce wraps...aka the perfect quick meal for you and your family. Or, if you're having friends over, it's fun to have all the ingredients out buffet-style and let guests build their own. Here's how to make them! 


oh joy academy: free download!

oh joy academy: free download!

As we continue to fill the Oh Joy! Academy with useful online classes and services for those of you growing a business, we're adding in some free downloads as well to give you tips on various topics. Today, our first free download is called "How to Pitch Your Brand to Digital Influencers". As someone whose company sits on both sides of this (the influencer side and the brand side), I not only see tons of brand pitches everyday but I also pitch our own products to influencers as well! With this download, I'm offering my FIVE TIPS on how to do it!

{Photo by Tessa Neustadt}