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a monochromatic christmas... 7 Dec 2016

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You know I love color, but as a fun twist to typical holiday colors, we decided to create a different kind of Christmas today. We styled our room in black, white, and gold. Here are some other monochromatic details you can bring into your home for the holidays to take you all the way to New Year's Day!

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By the credenza, we created small seating areas on both sides with a chair and an ottoman on the other. We placed pillows on the floor to create more comfy seating nooks for your guests and a casual area to open gifts on Christmas day.

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For smaller spaces, instead of using a standard 6 ft tree, we decided to decorate with smaller trees styled on top of a credenza in the living room. And, since it's hard to find black and white ornaments, we made the ornaments monochromatic by filling clear ornaments with black sequins, white sequin, gold glitter, and black and white pom-poms.

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We also added height to some of the trees by placing them on books and then using white faux fur fabric to cover them as a tree skirt/tablecloth. By stacking them at different heights, it offers more visual interest than having them in a row straight across.

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We love that you can carry this color scheme straight into New Year's Day. After Christmas, the credenza gets switched up with gifts around the trees to a bar buffet area for your New Year's Eve party!

 

Props used: Flor carpet tiles, Eric Trine stand, Anthropologie pillow, Calhoun & Co pillow and throw, Ai Modern credenza, Target garland, Target mini trees, Target glitter wrapping paper, Sugar Paper for Target gold foil wrapping paper, Kingdom chimpanzee print, Sunbeam Vintage chair, Calhoun & Co throw blanket, Arro Home pillow. Bar items: Meri Meri party picks, Leah Goren tray, Ellen Evans tray, and W & P Design pineapple.

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester}

gift guide: home decor... 6 Dec 2016

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For this year's gift guides, each member of the Oh Joy team hand-picked pieces based on their area of expertise at Oh Joy! Today, we're starting with Julia Wester—our Creative Producer and Stylist who is responsible for all the styled shoots you see here on the blog. Here are some of her favorite pieces to add whimsy to any home in a range of price points!

01. Hawkins New York bowl, 02. Oh Joy for Target mini forks, 03. Arro Home pillow, 04. Kingdom by Randal Ford print, 05. Ban.do heart tray, 06. leather coasters from Leif, 07. Eric Trine planter, 08. Target throw, 09. enamelware utensils from Leif.

a pom-pom tree topper... 5 Dec 2016

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Christmas tree trimming season is in full swing, so this week, we're giving you a bunch of fun ways to decorate your tree for the holiday season! Today, we're starting with a fun twist on the tree topper...one full of fluffy and colorful pom-poms! See how...

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hand in hand... 2 Dec 2016

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Five years ago, I designed a logo and art directed the packaging for a brand new soap company called Hand in Hand. For every bar of soap purchased, Hand in Hand donates one bar of soap and one month of clean water to a child in need.

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I always love keeping in touch with my former clients to see how their companies have grown. I'm so excited to see that Hand in Hand has since donated over 351,000 bars of soap to children who need them, and they've recently launched their soap at Target! Which means that more people now have access to buy the soap, and more bars of soap can be donated for every purchase.

I love seeing success stories like this. In addition to helping others, these soaps make perfect stocking stuffers, teachers gifts, and hostess gifts!

{Top photo by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester, bottom photo by Courtney Apple. Packaging illustrations by Emma Block.}

advent calendar ornaments...30 Nov 2016

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I love the surprise and delight of advent calendars and unwrapping a new surprise every day leading up to Christmas. This year, we made advent calendar ornaments to double as decorative pieces for the tree as well as a series of surprises for the holiday. See how...

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