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Wayfair Home Decor Favorites

As I've been working on designing the interiors for my house for the past several months, I've come across so many amazing pieces. Some of these pieces you might see when we reveal the rooms, and some which didn't find their way into our project but are still amazing, nonetheless. Wayfair has been a go-to resource for finding a variety of items from toilets and sinks to pillows and coffee tables. So, I wanted to compile some of the best-of's for you of things we've found and adore in case they come in handy for YOU and your own home renovations or room makeovers!


oh joy from 2005 to 2019...

oh joy from 2005 to 2019... / via oh joy!

Holy cow! Oh Joy is officially FOURTEEN YEARS OLD! When I started this business 14 years ago, it was supposed to be a freelance design business. I had no plans for it to go in the direction it did. Thanks so the evolution of social media, Oh Joy! has evolved and grown into so many things.

In celebration, I'm looking back at the last 14 years to show how things have changed and evolved and grown (both personally and professionally). This is a long post (but a fun one). So I hope you'll hang out and read along...


canvas wall decor diy...

canvas wall decor diy... / via oh joy!

Want a fresh new way to decorate your walls?! Yes? OKAY! Here's how to create your own colorful canvas wall art! It's super simple to make, and it is a great alternative when you don't want to use lots of framed prints, wall hangings, or shelving. With this DIY, you get to pick your own colors and mix up the pattern whenever, however you want. Check it out...


style guide: dressing for petites!

Style Guide: Dressing Petite / via Oh Joy!

We're back with our second post in our fashion series by members of the Oh Joy! team. A couple years ago, we started the Dressing the Team series because I wanted to highlight the variety of women (and our unique body types) that work here. We wanted to get even more in depth into everyone's style story and really highlight how they dress for various needs, have evolved in their own styles, and tips they can offer to you as well. Today, Jess, our Creative Content Creator, is sharing her tips! -Joy


new oh joy shop arrivals for fall!

new arrivals for fall! / via oh joy!

We've got NEW arrivals for fall! From chic ceramic mugs, the happiest pillow ever, and lots of fun rainy day activities for the kids, we've got something for the whole family. Come check them out... 


color adventures: a jewel toned room...

color adventures: a jewel toned room... / via oh joy!

Helloooooo fall! Now that it's officially autumn, we're ready for cooler temps and all the rich, warm tones. So as we wrap up this month's Color Adventures, here is a super inviting, cozy living room filled with jewel tones. If jewel tones are your thing, or if you just want some tips on how to style a living room in general, here are THREE things we kept in mind when creating this space...


a panel all about licensing with mixbook!

A Pannel All About Licensing with Mixbook / Turning Influence into Commerce // How to Licences your Creative Work /// via Oh Joy!

Two weeks ago here in Los Angeles, I was part of a panel that our friends at Mixbook put together that was all about licensing. I am a big fan of licensing as a way to get your art and design work out in the world. The panel was a great mix of perspectives on the licensing process and the brand/client relationship.


from print to nursery...

From Print To Nursery... / via Oh Joy!

Kids' rooms are one of our favorite spaces to reinvent. We took inspiration from a floral print and built an entire nursery around it...take a look!


oh joy builds a house: our master bedroom!

oh joy builds a house: our master bedroom!

We all spend A LOT of time in our bedrooms (sleeping, relaxing, getting ready for the day), so the bedroom for me needs to be peaceful space that still brings joy and surprise into it. Blues and greens have always been my go-to colors of choice when it comes to a relaxing space—maybe it's the tie to the ocean or nature? But I find those shades to always feel just right. When working with Cleo and her team at Project M+ on our interiors, I wanted to create that dreamy vibe but also have a playful element as well.

oh joy builds a house: our master bedroom! / a cool, calm, and playful master bedroom

The base for the bedroom started with a textural and shimmery Calico wallpaper to add color and sheen to the space. It felt like it needed to sparkle just a little bit! From there, we added an accent of silver paint with warm, light woods, whites, and blues and mustard to accent those base colors.

1. Cedar & Moss side lamps, 2. Calico wallpaper in vapor, 3. Portola Royal Satin paint in Arrow, 4.  Lulu & Georgia nightstands, 5. Blu Dot Credenza from Wayfair, 6. Cedar and Moss Terra Surface pendant, 7. Sarah Sherman Samuel for Lulu & Georgia rug, 8. Lulu & Georgia velvet lumbar pillow.  

oh joy builds a house: our master bedroom! / inspiration

When thinking about the playful element, I'm always inspired by boutique hotels and restaurants because they tend to add in details you never see in someone's home. I wanted something in this space that felt fun but also could endure over time and still work when we want to change up our bedding or add new colors to the space in the future. I'm constantly inspired by India Mahdavi's retail design work and loved these seats from a couple of her retail projects.

oh joy builds a house: our master bedroom!

So, we created this scalloped headboard behind the bed that serves as the focal point of the room. I love the roundness of it and how it adds a soft edge to all the other straight-sided furniture pieces in the space. BUT, I don't know if I want to keep the head board all in one color or do a mix of colors? Here are a few options I love from single color, to dual color, to ombre...what do YOU think?

P.S. You can see all past posts about my home build right here!

{Photos by Lily Glass. Construction by Boswell Construction, Architecture by Project M+, Interiors in collaboration with Cleo Murnane at Project M+. Renderings by Project M+. All other layouts by Joy Cho. My jumpsuit is Ace & Jig*, boots are Red Wing Heritage*.} 

a jewelry storage solution...

a jewelry storage solution / oh joy!

We're back with another clever way to store your jewelry! This is one of my favorites because it's practical, colorful, and will help keep jewelry from tangling up. It's also a great way to take your jewelry on the go while traveling. Here's how to make it...