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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!

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

Colors! We used the main colors from the print as our palette for the room: bright pink, blush, yellow and mint green.

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

Layered Rugs! Here, we opted for a layered rug effect. The base rug is great because it has two of the room's main colors in it (green and yellow). We love that it also introduces a sophisticated stripe pattern into the space. On top of that rug, we added a fun daisy rug to tie in to the theme and help create a designated play area.

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

A Contrast Color! When styling any space, we love to throw in at least one bright, contrasting pop of color. For this space, we did that with a few splashes of hot pink with the vintage arm chair and throw pillow on the bed. Having a punch of color is a great way to keep things playful and balance the entire space. 

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

Subtle Hints at a Theme! When styling with a theme or taking inspiration from something, we like to carry the theme throughout the space subtly by using similar color schemes and small nods throughout (like the saying on the letter board, for example!). You might not notice this nursery had a floral theme at first glance, but when you start to notice all the small details, it feels extra special!

Sources shown: Benjamin Moore Hidden Sanctuary paint, The VR Shop letter board, Teil Duncangirl print*, Framebridge frame*, Rankin Willard paper plane print, Jenny Vorwallerabstract painting, Jo Chambers floral print*, Framebride frame*, Pink Linen Designs cloud cut out*, Wayfair bookshelf, Meri Meri doll, Target wooden toy cart (in-store only)*, Target plush pineapple (past season), Lux Tots sun night light, Petit Collage ice cream matching game, Petit collage animal memory game, Target blue wooden box (past season), The Social Type coral splatter box, Paper Source pink dotty box, Olli Ella yellow luggage*, Babyletto crib*, Target pink strip pillow, Target round mint pillow, Castle round hot pink pillow (similar), Meri Meriplush flamingo, Target dotty sheets, Meri Meri striped blanket, Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals rug, vintage velvet chair, Target round shag pillow, Castle round blue pillow, Ban.do flower mat, Oh Joy! DIY stool, Lea and Lani yellow chair*, Ikea wooden truck.

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

weekend project: a fun magnet board DIY...

A Fun Magnent Board DIY... / via Oh Joy!

We love creative ways to display notes and to-do lists! So today, we're showing you how to take a plain magnet board and deck it out with some leftover wrapping paper and matching magnets! Here's how... 


the dream craft room for your kid!

The Dream Craft Room for Your Kid / via Oh Joy!

We love designated areas to craft, play, and experiment! So today, we've created the ultimate kid's craft room for your little one. It's packed with lots of color, fun supplies, books and more. No matter how big of a space you're working with (we love craft corners tucked away in the living room!), here are a four tips to keep in mind when creating this creative space...


a cool morning treat!

A Cool Morning Treat / via Oh Joy!

Mornings can be rough, but a healthy AND fun breakfast makes them easier, especially as we head back to school! So today, in partnership with Box Tops for Education, we're sharing how to make this delicious Frozen Yogurt and Cereal Bark that both you and your kiddos will love! It may look like dessert, but it's not too sweet. So you can feel good about feeding it to the whole family. It's cool, refreshing and crunchy! Here's how to make it...

A Cool Morning Treat / via Oh Joy!

You'll need...
- 4 cups Yoplait vanilla yogurt
- 1 box Annie's Bunny Grahams, crumbled
- 2 tbs butter, melted
- 1/2 cup Rice Chex
- 1/2 cup Multi-Grain Cheerios
- 1 peach, sliced
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 3 tbs cacao nibs
- sprinkles
- parchment paper
- baking sheet

A Cool Morning Treat / via Oh Joy!

Here's how...
1. Crush the graham crackers until they form a coarse crumble, add butter and mix.
2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. Make an even layer of the graham cracker crust over the bottom of the cookie sheet.
4. Evenly spread yogurt to cover the graham cracker.
5. Lay slices of peaches on top of the yogurt.
6. Evenly sprinkle the rest of the ingredients over the top of the yogurt.
7. Put in freezer for 3 hours, or overnight.
8. Break apart and serve.


P.S. After 23 years of clipping, Box Tops is going DIGITAL with a new-and-improved Box Tops for Education mobile app that makes it super easy to help schools get the supplies they need (you can find it on the iTunes App Store and Google Play – no more clipping!). It's quick to download and use day-to-day. Check it out HERE to scan and help earn cash for your school! 

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

a fun back-to-school DIY...

A Fun Back-To-School DIY... / via Oh Joy!

Back-to-school season is in full swing! One of my favorite parts of heading back to school as a kid was getting all my supplies together and decorating my notebooks and binders. So, if you have kids who either just started school again or are gearing up to head back soon, here's a fun DIY to help get them excited and ready to go...


a cool vinyl backpack diy...

a cool vinyl backpack diy... / via oh joy!

You know those super trendy, cute clear backpacks? We're showing you how to add a little something-something to them to make them your very own! I don't always love the idea of EVERYONE seeing every little thing in my bag, so with this fun DIY you'll give yourself a bit more privacy, add extra color and sparkle to your day, and you'll get to customize it exactly as you want it. Plus, you can use this technique for either an adult or kid's backpack! Check it out...


make your own colorful photo display!

Make Your Own Colorful Photo Display / via Oh Joy!

Meet our favorite way to display rotating art work! I love this project because it's a fun twist on a bulletin board where you can display all your favorite artwork at once and mix it up whenever you'd like. This photo display gives you the flexibility to do both of those things without tons of pushpins! Plus, it brings a splash of color and interest to any room. You can even use it to display kid's art. Come see how...


metallic mommy and me outfits...

Metallic Mommy + Me Outfits / via Oh Joy!

Today, we're combining two of our favorite things...a matching mommy and me moment along with METALLICS! We love styling with metallics here at Oh Joy! so much, whether it's in fashion or home decor, that we consider it a "neutral." So today (with the help of our models Julia and Zealand), we're showing you how you can incorporate metallics into your closets and your kiddo's with four outfits perfect for summer or fall. When picking out matching outfits, we love for them to be complimentary as oppose to completely matchy-matchy. So we used similar color palettes and a general theme (like metallics) rather than getting exactly the same outfit in different sizes. Check it out...


back to school must-haves...

Back To School Must-Haves... / via Oh Joy!

Can you believe it's back-to-school time already?! We're gearing up here at Oh Joy! with our favorite items to head back to school in style. Whether it's a little one headed back to school or things to get you organized and refreshed for fall, we've got lots of items to make the transition back into the school year colorful, functional, and fun! Here are our top picks...


easy color-block shelves...

easy color-block shelves... / via oh joy!

It's nothing new that we love color-blocking here at Oh Joy! There are SO many fun ways to color-block with shelves (like this or this). But for this bright, whimsical playroom, we thought it would be fun to add in painted color-blocked walls and then incorporate shelving into the space. It creates a great focal wall that is stylish, functional, AND allows you to introduce even more color into your space. Check it out...