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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.}

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 very blue office...

A Very Blue Office... / via Oh Joy!

We're feeling blue in the best way possible! This bright office is the perfect spot to ease into the work week and transition into fall. If blue is your color, too, here are some style tips on how to bring your own oasis to life...

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color adventures: jewel tones for the home...

Jewel Toned Home Decor

Even though it's still HOT, HOT, HOT here in Los Angeles, we're excited to cozy up and head into fall soon! So, we're kicking this month's Color Adventures off with a few of our favorite items for the home all in jewel tones! 

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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...

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a living wall diy...

A Living Wall DIY / via Oh Joy!

Why do we love styling with plants inside the home?! They add color, life, and texture to any space and instantly make it feel more cozy and inviting. So today, we're showing you how to make this really fun (and surprisingly easy!) living wall DIY. It makes a big statement and lets you showcase lots of plants and succulents all in one space, all while adding unexpected pops of color. Here's how...

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a peachy living room...

The Peachiest Living Room / via Oh Joy!

We're feeling PEACHY! We've been loving the peach and rust color combo recently, so we decided to do it right and style a living room with the duo of shades. It's sophisticated, calm, and oh so cozy. Come check it out...

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styling pillows 101...

Styling Pillows 101... / via Oh Joy!

Let's talk about PILLOWS! They're a styling staple for us in almost every room and are such a great way to bring in color, personality, and texture. We also love that they're a very inexpensive way to switch up decor...a simple pillow swap on the couch can give a living room a whole new feel.

So, today, we're sharing our five guidelines when grouping pillows together. Because you know what they say...the more pillows, the merrier! It's all about variety that balances and compliments each other... 

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oh joy builds a house: the living room!

Oh Joy! Builds a House: The Living Room / via Oh Joy!

I'm back with another house update! I'm excited to show you at peek at what we're working on for our living room. It's been so fun collaborating with Cleo and her team at Project M+ on our interiors. Together, we've created some really beautiful rooms that I can't wait watch come to life!

Oh Joy! Builds a House: The Living Room / via Oh Joy! // Peacock at Sunset Living Room

Our living room mixes rich and bright tones with wood, white, black, and brass. I'm calling the current inspiration..."A peacock at Sunset" with the bluish green velvet couch and accents of color in coral, mustard, and pale pink. It's meant to be cozy, yet chic.

1. Perigold desk chair, 2. Interior Define Charley Sleeper Sectional in Malachite velvet with Lulu and Georgia Sunset Pillows, 3. Modshop credenza, 4. Clare Classic paint, 5. side table from Lulu & Georgia, 6. Justina Blakeney chair, 7. Sarah Sherman Samuel for Lulu & Georgia rug, 8. Lulu & Georgia side table, 9. Mohawk wood floors in Beachwood Oak.

We have a few fun details that are coming to life that I can share progress with you on...

Oh Joy! Builds a House: The Living Room / via Oh Joy!

A Light Well! One side of the house is filled with large windows. And the other side is built into the hill where we can't have any windows. So our architects at Project M+ created light wells built into a couple areas of the house (like the living room). The light wells allow light to come in from the top down in a similar way that a skylight brings light in. It's a really beautiful detail that I've never seen before! We'll likely put a big, beautiful plant in this one.

Oh Joy! Builds a House: The Living Room / via Oh Joy!

Wood ceiling! To make this room feel extra cozy, it's been paneled with a wood ceiling that's a shade lighter than the floor. This was the first area of the house to get wood paneling (before the floors) so I love to look up at it already. This is the only room with this extra ceiling detail!

Oh Joy! Builds a House: The Living Room / via Oh Joy!

Help me pick fabric for the chairs! For the side chairs in the living room, I love these swivel chairs by my friend, Justina Blakeney. We're looking at two of these chairs but would change out the current white fabric upholstery with another fabric that will fit with the current palette yet also make the chairs more durable with kids. Here are a few of my favorite options, which do YOU like best?!

A. and B. Annie Coop Textiles fabric, C. Drop It Modern Line fabric, D. Drop It Modern Kitten fabric, E. Drop It Modern Azteca fabric, F. Drop it Modern Femme fabric.

And, check out my post over at Architectural Digest's Clever for my tips on things to consider when designing a chic living room that's also kid-friendly!

{Photos by Lily Glass. Construction by Boswell Construction, Architecture by Project M+, Interiors in collaboration with Cleo Murnane at Project M+. All other layouts by Joy Cho. My dress is Mara Hoffman (past season), sweater is Misha and Puff, boots are Red Wing Heritage.} 

color adventures: a cool seating area...

color adventures: a cool seating area...

Kick back and relax in this calm and cozy seating area! Inspired by this month's Color Adventures, we styled it with all cool tones in our favorite shades of green, blue, and purple. It's one of our new favorite spaces. Check it out...

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