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faux florals for winter...

faux florals for winter... / via oh joy!

We love plants over here at Oh Joy! They bring life and texture to any room, any time, any where. We've shown you how to style statement branches (a little goes a long way!) and have lots of ways to bring plants into the home.

So today, we're here to show you two ways to style faux spring florals specifically for the winter months! Bringing plants into the home during winter is crucial to adding joy during this time of year, since there's typically not a ton of greenery happening outside. Check it out...

faux florals for winter... / via oh joy!

You can find amazing faux plants these days that LOOK SO REAL and require much less upkeep. So if faux is your jam, here are a few of our favorites that we used in these arrangements... 

- Peach branch
- Pink mini coleus
- Eucalyptus
- Light pink pampas
- Green & pink long fern
- Green willow flower

faux florals for winter... / via oh joy!

Millions of peaches, peaches for me! We added some faux peach branches to these arrangements for their unique texture, dimension, and color! (They also remind us of warmer days ahead...) For these arrangements, we mixed the peach branches with eucalyptus leaves and green and pink long ferns for a burst of subtle color. When creating arrangements, it's important to group flowers and leaves together that have different shapes and textures. This makes them visually interesting and full! The vases here are similar colors for a consistent tone that help unite them.

Sources shown: Target Pirouette paint (past season), vintage print, Target mirror, vintage table, Target plain white vase (past season), Target geo vase (past season), Target handled vase (past season), Home Goods glass knot (in-store only), Wayfair chair, Sarah Sherman Samuel pillow*.

faux florals for winter... / via oh joy!

For this second group of arrangements we focused specifically on various heights and textures of leaves while keeping with warm-toned vessels. We used eucalyptus leaves, pink mini coleus stems, light pink pampas, more green and pink long ferns, and some green willow flowers. The color schemes for each are all fairly similar with green and blush, and each different type of plant brings in a different texture and height. 

faux florals for winter... / via oh joy!

They all just just enough green to bring some cheer to your winder days.

P.S. If you want for more branch styling inspiration, check out this post on why we love styling with branches and this one for another fun way to style with them!

Sources shown: Target gold statue, Mur by Ayca scarf (coming soon to the Oh Joy! Shop), Target wooden vase (past season), Target pillow.

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

my executive office bathroom at oh joy: final reveal!

my executive office bathroom at oh joy: final reveal! / via oh joy!

While you've been seeing updates on my house progress, there's one room in the Oh Joy! office that was finished a while ago that we've never revealed to you! My office bathroom! We revealed my Executive Office exactly two years ago. And, just like any renovation, all this stuff takes time and money so it took a bit before this room became something more special than what it was...

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color adventures: a green abstract office...

color adventures: a green abstract office... / via oh joy!

Happy Friday! This year, we're mixing up our Color Adventures by bringing in a dose of Pattern Adventures, too! Each month this year, instead of picking a just color or a pattern, we're combining the two together. For January, we're styling with abstract patterns and lots of GREEN! Check out this office we styled with the two...

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plant styling 101...

plant styling 101... / via oh joy!

There's just something I love about having lots of plants in the home, especially during the winter when things can feel so cold and plantless outside. Plants are great for SO MANY reasons...they create a focal piece, add life and texture to any room, and double as art and decor. Plus, they've been shown to increase mood and productivity! So, here are a few of our favorite ways to incorporate plants into the home...

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oh joy builds a house: a lush guest bathroom...

oh joy builds a house: a lush guest bathroom... / via oh joy!

As we finish up construction on my house this month, I'm excited to share the last of our sneak peeks over the next few weeks! Our guest bathroom sits near our living room and will be the bathroom that our family uses most during the daytime. It does have a shower in there (which isn't standard for a downstairs guest bath), but we wanted to have an extra shower for any guests visiting, since all the other full bathrooms sit within one of the bedrooms. Take a look below...

oh joy builds a house: a lush guest bathroom... / via oh joy!

Green is for sure a color that goes throughout the house in various shades. So for this bathroom, I worked with Cleo Murnane at Project M+ to create this sultry and lush space. The dark green tile really makes such a statement here and gives this room a rich and chic vibe that I am loving so much! We pulled in other shades of green throughout including small green accents in the floor and green in the wall paint and wallpaper.

Sources: 1. Clare Paint in Make Waves, 2. Schaub & Co. knobs, 3. Oak wood and brass vanity (custom) 4. Concrete Collaborative terrazzo tile, 5. Fireclay Tile in Evergreen.

 

oh joy builds a house: a lush guest bathroom... / via oh joy!

I wanted to tie in the beautiful green tile with a graphic and statement wallpaper that you would see as soon as you walk in. Which wallpaper do you like best? A, B, or C? I love them all for different reasons!

Sources: A. Rebecca Atwood marble wallpaper, B. Wall & Deco Espirit wallpaper, C. Minted Otonio wall mural. Others: Kohler toilet with brass handle, Kohler undermount sink, Caesarstone Calacutta Nuvo countertop and backsplash, Newport Brass faucet in Satin Brass, round mirror from Wayfair.

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 boots are Red Wing Heritage*.} 

a sparkly table for new year's...

a sparkly table for new year's... / via oh joy!

Happy Friday! Before we officially take a break for the holidays, here's one last New Year's Eve Idea for you to ring in 2020 with glitter and glam...

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oh joy builds a house: construction update #4!

oh joy builds a house: construction update #4!

It's been a crazy and hard year for me working on this house project on top of having a full-time job, business, and maintaining my life as a mom, wife, boss, and friend. I am SO ready to be done—not only to get back to some semblance of normal for my life but also so I can move in to our new house, decorate it, and show you the final reveals! I know there is a light at the end of this VERY LONG tunnel, and I can't wait for it! We have a bunch more peeks to show you after the holidays (and maybe a surprise or two)...

But, in the meantime, here's a video update with a peek of how things are coming together! There have been lots of little delays as we near the finish line (which is so normal with these projects), but we're hoping to be moved in early next year...fingers crossed! If you have any comments or questions, let me know!

{Photo by Lily Glass. Video by Jenner Brown. Construction by Boswell Construction, Architecture by Project M+, Interiors in collaboration with Cleo Murnane at Project M+.

weekend project: a vertical village for the holidays...

a vertical village for the holidays... / via oh joy!

If you live in a smaller home or want to fill every inch of your house with holiday decor, here's a fun DIY that uses every inch you have by maximizing wall space! We took colorful ceramic houses, painted them, and then created festive winter scenes with them on vertical shelves. Check it out...

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a flora and fauna Christmas tree...

a festive flora and fauna Christmas tree... / via oh joy!

We've been known to create trees with pom-poms, feathers, and more! We love coming up with fun, alternative twists on traditional holiday decor, so today, we're sharing a very festive flora and fauna tree! It's as bright and airy as the sitting room it's in. Check it out...

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color adventures: a red living room...

color adventures: a red living room... / via oh joy!

Are you ready for the Color Adventure of the month and the last theme of the year!? For December, we're decking the halls with all things RED! Red has always been one of my least favorite colors because it feels so intense! But so many people LOVE red that I am trying to get on board. So today, we're showing you how to style with the bold and bright color without letting it completely steal the spotlight from everything else in the room. Check it out...

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