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oh joy office: a simple, beautiful update...

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Last week, I debuted the design of my new Executive Office. This spring, I'm aiming to get the rest of the space done. Although it's been a year since we moved in, all these improvements take time and money—and much like a house—it's made sense to spread them out over time! Today, I wanted to show you a super simple, but beautiful, update we made to the main space of our office. This area is where our shooting space is and transitions from that space to the main entry area. Take a look at the BEFORE and AFTER...


{work in progress} the baby's room...


Now that we know we're having a girl, it's fun to be able to really start planning the major things we need to buy for her. The first fun part...the baby's room! Despite my girlie demeanor, I actually am not a very pink and purple kind of girl and instead, love the idea of keeping the room neutral with bright pops of color and of course, a little bit of metallic... — Joy

{vintage clock from ClockWork UniverseOh Joy for Hygge & West wallpaper, floral light by David Tribridge, DwellStudio furniture {glider, century crib and dresser, and rug}, Trumpette baby mocs, Jonathan Adler accessories {lamp, apple pillow, giraffe pillow}, mix and match Auggie crib linens and blankets, coat hooks from A+R, gold moroccan pouf, and Kristina Klarin necklace for color inspiration!}

{work in progress} my studio...


By now, you may have gotten a peek inside our home and seen our living room & dining room. You'll get to see a little bit more of our house with photos of the bedroom in next month's issue of Anthology Magazine. So in the meantime, I thought I'd share with you some peeks into my studio which has been a work-in-progress for the past couple months. I still have some things to hang and organize, but I'm pretty happy with how it's looking so far!


My inspiration for the giant polka dotted wall came from a DIY project in the Winter issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. An idea they suggested for the day of, I thought would be perfect year-round in my work space.


Simply use a large circle cutter and metallic contact paper, and place the dots however you like! I chose to fill the whole wall of one side of my studio and the outside of the door.


Finally, I hung bunch of prints on the wall above my desk using vintage pant hangers and topped it off with a Confetti System garland for constant ever-changing inspiration! — Joy

{photos by Oh Joy}

{work in progress} our bedroom update...



Since I finally conceptualized my bedroom sketch last week, we've been making some progress! So I thought it would be fun to share a little update with you guys! Even though I'm a designer, I'm hardly a DIY-er, and prefer to leave certain things to an expert if it's something I don't know how to do really well myself. So, yesterday, the wallpaper lady I hired came to install my wallpaper and did her thing. She was awesome and in and out in just a few hours. I think it looks amazing and cannot wait to finish up the rest! Here's a little peek for you. Stay tuned for the full room soon which will be shot for the 3rd issue of Anthology Magazine coming out in April or May! — Joy

{photos by Oh Joy}

{work in progress} our bedroom...


Now that our living and dining rooms are decorated {thanks to a certain Secret Stylist}, I'm onto the bedroom next...and must get it together quick for an upcoming photoshoot! The sketch I created of my dining room really helped me to visualize what I wanted the room to look like, so I thought I'd put together one of my bedroom plans as well... — Joy

{Oh Joy for Hygge & West wallpaper, ConfettiSystem garland, DIY chevron curtains, Oeuf butterflies, Future Map, mid-century modern dresser like this from Danish Modern, vintage gold lamps like this from Pieces, Wary Meyers pillow, and DwellStudio sheets.}

{work in progress} our dining room...


Since we're in the process of decorating our new place over the next few months, I thought it would be fun to share my plans for each room as we progress. Here's a sketch and inspiration of the first room I'm working on...the dining room!

main pieces above: Oh Joy for Hygge & West petal pusher wallpaper in gold (using a temporary application for our rental), Ikea pendant that the former tenant left, CB2 darjeeling dining table, Eames dowel leg chairs, and Woolly pockets (affixed to a frame for a rental).

optional accessories: Ute placemats, Anthropologie silverware, Jonathan Adler whale pitcher, Seletti milk jug, Le Creuset braiser, and Stray Dog floor lamp.