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my new studio {work in progress}…


We've been working away on setting up the new Oh Joy studio space, so I wanted to share some inspiration and a little sneak peek with you guys! My friend Emily Henderson (or "EmHen," as we like to call her around here), is helping us design the studio. Emily has the uncanny ability to be able to imagine spaces and where things should go in a way I could never do. Plus, her sense of design is simply off the chain. She takes what I like and kicks it up a notch, for sure.

Here's a look at the "before" space and some of our inspiration. When she asked me what I envisioned, I told her I wanted it to be really white and bright, with accents of bright colors. Since there are some brick walls, I also wanted to enhance the warmth with woods, gray (my favorite non-colorful color), and, of course, a little pop of gold here and there.

Oh-joy-studio-progress-2We're also doing some really fun DIY's including one to the floor that involve about 12 rolls of painters tape. Here's a little peek from Instagram (where I'll be sharing even more peeks as we progress).

You can also follow along with more of my studio inspiration over on our board on Pinterest, where I'm sharing even more studio inspiration, and see if you can imagine how it's all going to turn out. Stay tuned for some "after" photos within the next few months! I can't wait to have it all come together and be the place where my team and I can work, design, and create some exciting new things…

P.S. I'll be the keynote speaker at Alt For Everyone (the online version of the awesome blogger conference) in a couple weeks! Click here to sign-up and for the full schedule.


  1. love every piece, pop of color and inspiration. love how emily and ruby’s outfits even pop against the current white room. cannot wait to see the final product!

  2. LOVE! can’t wait to see the complete transformation! please keep us updated as you go along with this process! 🙂 yay!

  3. Love your inspiration board!
    Also love Emily Henderson, in my eyes she has the best design eye out there. All of her stuff is so gorgeous. Can’t wait to see what you guys do to this raw space.
    Exciting stuff!
    xo Quinn
    Quinn Cooper Style

  4. I was so excited to see you were the keynote speaker at alt for everyone- I signed up right when I found out. Can’t wait to hear what you have to say!! I love your new space, even not decorated! But I am a sucker for exposed brick walls 😉

  5. I can’t wait to see the finished product Joy! It looks great so far and I’m obsessed with all of the inspiration images.
    Chelsea & The City

  6. Awesome that you are the keynote @ Alt for Everyone! The weather here in Seattle is amazing. The forecast looks awesome all week. I am so glad you will get to visit when the sun is shining. See you Thursday.

  7. eeek, cannot wait to see what you do with this space! So exciting. And don’t beat yourself up over Ruby’s little accident the other day – being present in every moment is totally exhausting not to mention impossible. She’s lucky to have you.

  8. Oh Wowza! This is so exciting! Must be such a fun project to work on! Can’t wait to see what you do with the floors, stripes? (Thank god for the cutest little helper!) 🙂


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