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a pretty floral and citrus table...

A Pretty Floral Table… / via Oh Joy!

Today, we've partnered with Wonderful Halos mandarins to show you how to create the prettiest floral and citrus tabletop you've ever seen! It's perfect for an Easter or Mother's Day brunch with family, friends, or little ones while also keeping the fruit font and center. Halos are such a colorful addition to any part of the day, and I love incorporating them into our table decor for a bright pop of color. Here's what you need to know to make your own tabletop garden...

A Pretty Floral Table… / via Oh Joy!

You'll need...
- fence baskets
- wooden houses
- white spray paint
- acrylic paint
- paint brushes
- craft paper
- pencil
- scissors
- glue stick

A Pretty Floral Table… / via Oh Joy!

Here's how...
1. Use spray paint to paint baskets and houses. Let dry 20 minutes.
2. Once houses are dry, we used acrylic paint to add small pops of color to the house details. Let dry 20 minutes.
3. Use a pencil to draw loose, abstract flowers. They don't need to be perfect, so have fun with it! 
4. Cut out flower shapes as well as imperfect circles for the centers of the flowers.
5. Use glue stick to glue centers onto the flowers.
6. On your table, lay out flowers, overlapping some. Put baskets and houses on top of the flowers and fill baskets with Halos mandarins.

A Pretty Floral Table… / via Oh Joy!

A Pretty Floral Table… / via Oh Joy!

It's so pretty and super simple! I also love this idea for a spring-themed kid party where you get the kids involved in making the crafts. The best part? If they get hungry in-between projects, Halos will be within arms reach! They're sweet, seedless, and easy to peel, which makes them THE ideal snack for a kids. Enjoy!

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Wonderful Halos.

Sources Shown: Benjamin Moore New Retro paint, Wayfair curtains, Target bookshelf, Target white and gold tray, vintage gold and clear glasses, Anthropologie yellow glasses (past sesason), vintage pitchers, Ban.do pink wooden container, West Elm abstract gold figurine, Target stoneware vase, Anthropologie gold jack, Ikea box, Oh Joy x Lorena Canals daisy rug, Oh Joy! DIY table, Urban Outfitters plates, Target gold flatware, Anthropologie napkins, Target chairs.

{Photos by Lily Glass, styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance and crafting by Jess Hong.}

why I love styling with branches...

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Happy Monday! We talk a lot about how to style with flowers, but what about branches? There are SO many pretty trees, bushes, and plants that we see all the time and have in our own yards. So, let's take advantage of those plants blooming in our own backyard to bring the joy inside before they dry up and fade away!

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a blush and coral office...

A Blush and Coral Office... / via Oh Joy!

Styling with a monochromatic palette is a fun and surprising way to make a statement, and in this case, it's also super soothing. We wanted to show you how with this blush and coral office! It's calm, cool, and very chic. Come check it out...

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painted woven pendants...

Spruce up Hanging Lights with the Fun DIY / via Oh Joy!

Today we have a really fun DIY for you that is perfect for spring! I love bringing in bright pops of color year round, but sometimes I want to kick it up a notch during spring when everything is bright and in bloom. So, if you're looking for a fun way to incorporate some cheer into your home, here's how to take plain hanging lights and turn them into colorful pompom lights! Check it out...  

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Oh Joy! Builds a House: My Hip Hop Dance Studio!

Oh Joy! Builds a House: My Hip Hop Dance Studio!

During the process of building this house, I've realized my true dream and untapped potential has yet to be met. And, that's my dream of becoming a professional hip hop dancer. I've pushed off the dream long enough, so we made the decision to turn our guest room into my new...dance studio! Here's the inspiration...

Oh Joy! Builds a House: My Hip Hop Dance Studio! / Inspiration

I've been super inspired by beautiful open spaces, curved and soft walls from the Valentino store by India Mandavi via Design Boom and fun signage from Covent Garden Grind neon sign in designing my new dance studio. Here's a look at some of the materials I'll be using...

Oh Joy! Builds a House: My Hip Hop Dance Studio! / French Hip Hop Dance Studio

Plus, I had to share some tips on designing a Dance Studio at home:

1. Mirrors. Make sure there are floor to ceiling mirrors so you can always check your dancing form. I think we're going with pink-tinted mirrors for a twist on a typical studio mirror.

2. Soft wood floor. You want a hardwood floor, but softer woods gives some give (and is easier on your joints) when you're stomping the beats.

3. Phrases or art that inspires. We're creating a custom neon sign, but any kind of artwork that keeps you motivated when the workout or choreography gets hard is a great piece to put up on your studio wall.

After the house is done, I'm taking some time off to pursue my love of dancing. Agents have been calling me after seeing my dances on Instagram stories and so I figured there was no better time to seize the day!

{Design via April Fool's Day! I love dancing, but I'll be keeping my day job for now ;)}

weekend project: a colorful storage decal diy...

Cute Decals for Clear Storage Boxes / DIY via Oh Joy!

Happy Friday! Today, we have a fun weekend project that's sure to add some color and fun to your space with cute decals to spruce up fun (and functional) storage boxes! I love clear storage boxes because I can see exactly what's inside to find what I'm looking for. But I don't love all the randomness inside on display. The solution? Colorful and fun decals! This way you can still see what's inside but the focus shifts to the fun designs when being kept out on display. Check it out...

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3 ways to style with large faux leaves...

Three Ways to Style with Large Faux Leaves / via Oh Joy!

It's the small details that really make your space feel like a home! So if you're looking for a fun way to liven up your space, we're showing you a super simple style trick with styling large faux leaves. It's an easy and fairly inexpensive way to bring some life and personality to your home. Plus, faux plants are a great option if you're looking for something super low maintenance! Here are three ways to style them... 

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a colorful painted basket diy...

DIY: Colorful Painted Baskets / via Oh Joy!

I love using baskets in my home to help give everything a spot! Whether it's to hold blankets, toys, or all those random pieces that just need a place to live, they're a great way to stay organized. So today, we're showing you how to take a plain basket and give it a colorful makeover with some paint and pompoms. Check it out...

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color adventures: a green living room!

Color Adventures: A Green Living Room / via Oh Joy!

We're going all out GREEN for this month's Color Adventures! First up, we have this lush living room that reminds me of cool, boutique hotel. Here are a few tips on how to create a green oasis of your very own...

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Oh Joy! Builds A House: Vintage-Inspired Powder Room!

Oh Joy! Builds A House: Vintage-Inspired Powder Room!

Guys, it's very possible that I love bathrooms SO much because I'm about to show you a peek at another bathroom design that I am working on for my house with Cleo and her team at Project M+. I'm in the midst of toilets, sinks, and tiles a plenty, as we have finalized ALL of our bathroom designs before our main living spaces because all of those installed items (tiles, toilets, sinks, faucets, etc.) need to be ordered so much further in advance than furniture pieces. Here's a look at this vintage-inspired powder room...

Oh Joy! Builds A House: Vintage-Inspired Powder Room! / Inspiration

We were inspired by vintage eras (60's mod and art nouveau) for this as well as European modern touches. I love seeking inspiration not just from homes but from others spaces like restaurants, hotels, and retail shops. Here are a couple from Senato Hotel in Milan (left) and a hair salon, Salon Delphine Courteille, in Paris (right, designed by Chloé Negre).

Oh Joy! Builds A House: Vintage-Inspired Powder Room! / Vintage Gem Powder Room

We've been calling this powder room "a little jewel box with some vintage-inspired touches". Wallpaper is key for me, as we plan to use it throughout the house. But there are places where you want to go classic with it, and some places where you can really go bold. Since this bathroom is small and simple in structure, it allowed us the opportunity to go bold with the wallpaper to set the tone of the room. Here's a look at some of the materials we're using...

1. Wallpaper option by Calico (see the others below), 2. Brass toilet lever from Wayfair, 3. Brass inlay cement tile floor by Tabarka Studio,  4. countertop from Caesarstone, 5. Brass pull for the vanity by Emtek. Plus a toilet and sink from Wayfair, Brass plumbing fixtures by Newport Brass from Ferguson, arched mirror from Rejuvanation, and sconce by Cedar & Moss all shown below.

Oh Joy! Builds A House: Vintage-Inspired Powder Room! / Wallpaper Study 1

Oh Joy! Builds A House: Vintage-Inspired Powder Room! / Wallpaper Study 2 Oh Joy! Builds A House: Vintage-Inspired Powder Room! / Wallpaper Study 3

In looking at wallpapers that could make a statement but really make this jewel box bathroom come to life, here are a few options I love. Which one is YOUR favorite?

Wallpaper option 1 by Calico, Wallpaper option 2 by Taylor Sterling for Lulu & Georgia, Wallpaper option 3 by Anewall.

Check out my post over at Architectural Digest's Clever for my tips on things to consider when adding wallpaper to a bathroom.

{Photos by Lily Glass. Construction by Boswell Construction, Architecture, Interiors, and interior renderings by Project M+, all other layouts by Joy Cho.}