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happy friday + the LA Times!

The Oh Joy! Studio in the Los Angeles Times

OMG! The Los Angeles Times recently stopped by the Oh Joy! Studio to take some photos for an article, and look. It's HERE! It's been so fun (and definitely surreal) to see our space come to life in print. We gave them the grand tour and gave them a glimpse into what it's like working in the studio, sharing an open space, and how we designed it for our needs. For those of you not in Los Angeles or who missed it, you can read it here!

Oh, and happy Friday! Have a great weekend!

{Photo by Lily Glass. Sources shown: Castle stripe pillow, Castle petal throw blanket, Castle duvet cover. }

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Oh Joy in Better Homes and Gardens

Oh Joy in Better Homes and Gardens

If you check out this month's issue of Better Homes and Gardens, Bob, Ruby and I are in it! We're honored to be a part of the September Stylemaker Issue. In the piece, I talk about my inspirations, keeping my home stylish with a baby, and what's next for Oh Joy. You can see the whole story right here or find it on newsstands now.

Thanks so much to the team at Better Homes and Gardens for having us and to photographer David Tsay, stylist Scott Horne, and hair and makeup artist Danielle Walch for your amazing talent!

{All photos by David Tsay for Better Homes and Gardens}

a petite story...


In celebration of their new Petites collection, I was recently included in a story by Anthropologie about my petite style and some of my favorite looks from fancy to everyday! I was given freedom to have the photos shot anywhere, and my own home felt just right for showcasing some of my favorite pieces and how I'd wear them within the context of my real life. You can read the full story and see more details on the pieces I wore in their magazine {it's currently featured their homepage too—eep!} and see a few of my favorite outtakes from the shoot below!


The scenes included an ice cream party for entertaining, a snippet from a weekend moment while hanging a mobile, and a play date with my favorite little lady. It was so fun being featured beside fellow petite pal Dallas, too! Thanks so much to Anthropologie for having me and to Bonnie for her beautiful photos! — Joy

{photos by Bonnie Tsang for Oh Joy + Anthropologie, hair & makeup by Megumi Wakabayashi.} 

{oh joy} in april mags...


It's been a while since I shared some fun new press with you guys. I'm excited to be in the new spring issue of Martha Stewart Weddings with my decor registry picks for the newbie couple. You can pick up the issue on sale Monday and visit the online version of the gallery right here. Also, in this month's Better Homes and Gardens, my Petal Pusher wallpaper is featured alongside other fun florals for the home! — Joy

anthology issue no. 3 {sneak peek}...


As the Market Editor for Anthology Magazine, I get to see the issue before it gets printed and arrives to your mailboxes. For those of you who subscribe, your issue should be arriving any day now. And for those of you who have yet to subscribe, good news is that the third issue will soon be available at Anthropologie stores and is now available to purchase online!

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The new issue is my favorite yet with the theme on living every day like it's a party. My home is also featured in the issue, so I wanted to give you a peek into part of the story right here! Right after we finished this shoot, I found out I was pregnant so it was indeed a day perfectly fitting with our celebratory theme! — Joy

{cover art by Julia Denos, photos by Teri Lyn Fisher, styling by Emily Hensonliving room decor by Emily Henderson}

{full recap} our episode of secrets from a stylist!


I was waiting to post my recap for you guys until the episode was online for those of you without TV's or who didn't get to see it live. So check it out right here if you haven't watched it yet. Then, all the bits below will make much more sense!

So you might wonder what it's like to have your house made over on a reality show...well, it's pretty awesome! Here's a little recap and behind-the-scenes bits for you of how it all went down. I had known of Emily's styling work previously to her being on Design Star but we had never met. Once I saw the pilot episode of her new show, I emailed her a fan letter and asked if she was available for consulting because I loved her show and needed help. Her show was the first on HGTV that I really felt fit our style and if anyone could give some good advice, she could. She was too busy to consult, but she was like, "Why don't you audition for the show and then I'd get to style your place for free?!?". My ears perked up and so I got Bob to film this audition tape with me. We sent it in, and soon after started the process of going through rounds of casting from August-October of last year. When we finally got the call that we were in, we were told we'd be shooting a month later and filmed our episode at the end of November.


During the casting process, we met with Emily a couple times to talk about our own individual styles as well as our combined styles and what love our space to become. We sent her some tear sheets of things we liked. While I tend to be very type A and want to be in charge, I really let Emily do her thing because I love her work and trusted her 100%. And, Bob, well, he's easy so there were no concerns there. Here's what our living room & dining room looked like before...


{our episode} of secrets from a stylist!



Have you guys been watching Secrets from a Stylist? Last year, we auditioned last year to have our house redecorated on the new HGTV show, hosted by Design Star winner, Emily Henderson. We filmed the episode back in November, and it's finally airing this next Saturday!

So, get ready to watch it live or set your DVR's to HGTV on March 12th {now changed to March 19th} at 9pm {that's 9pm EST, 9pm PST, or 8pm CST}. It will also be available to watch online at HGTV the following week! Here's a summary of our episode, which makes us seem laden with drama. And, I like that I became "design dominant" and Bob is "mysterious"! Ha!

Next week after the episode airs, I'll share some before and after photos of Emily's makeover of our space as well as some more behind-the-scenes bits! — Joy

{UPDATE: Hey guys, HGTV just alerted me to a schedule change, so our espisode will now be on March 19th at 9pm instead. And I'll post before & after's the week after it airs!}

{photos of us with Emily during our "Style Diagnostic" portion of filming, and a little peak at Emily prepping with the director for what she's about to tell us.}

6 ways to wear a classic jacket...


A fun bitty to share with you today! Check out the November issue of Glamour Magazine {pg. 114} where I'm one of the six bloggers {I'm on the top right} featuring what we'd wear with a classic Chanel jacket. You can see the full spread right here. Thanks Glamour!

{my flower pin by Ban.do}

goopy things...


Huge thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP for including Oh Joy Eats in her list of favorite food blogs. I'm thrilled to be in such great company!

lucky day...


What a nice surprise! Thanks to Lucky Magazine and Lilliana of Cheap Chicas for the super sweet shout out in the February 2010 issue of Lucky Magazine! You can read the full piece right here and check out Lilliana's super fun style blog for finds all under $100.