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happy space: joy's arboretum!

Happy Space: Joy's Arboretum / via Oh Joy!

We're starting a new series called HAPPY SPACE! Everyone has a place that makes them happy, a space where they instantly feel at home and at ease in. So, our Creative Content team has created a new challenge for themselves: to style a dream room for everyone on the Oh Joy! team. First up? Me!

Happy Space: Joy's Arboretum / via Oh Joy!

When I was growing up, my parents had a window full of hanging plants that I used to help take care of. I loved watching them grow and the visual interest they added to the room. So, when Julia and Jess asked me what room I wanted as MY happy space, I said an arboretum. Next thing I know, they've created this peaceful, gorgeous arboretum living room that I wish was mine in real life.

Happy Space: Joy's Arboretum / via Oh Joy!

I always think it's fun to see what these spaces look like outside the crop and how we create the magic here at our studio! There's Julia and Jess making this scene come to life!

Happy Space: Joy's Arboretum / via Oh Joy!

They took my go-to colors of the moment (green, blush, and peach) and used them to style the space: calming blush for the walls, a bold pop of green with the velvet couch, and lots of pretty peach pillows piled high. They also made sure to include lots of accents in my favorite neutral color, gold ;).  

Happy Space: Joy's Arboretum / via Oh Joy!

If this room had a motto, it would be: the more plants, the merrier! I actually CANNOT keep plants alive, so this space has a mix of both real and faux plants to add to the feel while making it somewhat manageable to maintain! Julia and Jess wanted the room to feel like a green house for me, so they mixed in hanging plants, large potted floor plants, and lots of smaller succulents and plants on the wall. 

Happy Space: Joy's Arboretum / via Oh Joy!

What do you think, would this be YOUR happy space, too?! It might just be my new favorite room they've ever styled. Stay tuned for more, and tell me in the comments below what your happy space is! 

Sources shown: Target Pirouette paint (past season), Target hanging baskets, Jenny Vorwaller large abstract painting, Emmy Elle Designs rug*, Target standing wooden planter, Grandin Road peacock chair, World Market green velvet pillow, World Market mauve round pillow, Anthropologie gold standing planter, Target mirror, Society 6 color block print by Colour Poems*, Ikea gold grid shelves, Target geo wall planters (in-store only), Target face wall planter (in-store only), Target parrot wall planter, Jenny Vorwaller small abstract painting, vintage couch, Target throw blanket, Target color blocked pillow, World Market striped lumbar pillow (past season), Leif Shop abstract shapes pillow, West Elm round lavender pillow, Anthropologie shag pillow, Target end tables, In The Field striped canister, Anthropologie glass knot.

{Photos by Lily Glass, Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Written by Joy Cho and Traci Michael.}

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