Fun stuff! I read about this cool collab last month in the NYTimes but was reminded of it again while reading my friend Geraldine’s blog today – the collaboration of Kate Spade Saturday and West Elm. What a sweet union! I had to peek in on the WE site to see what they’re offering and the collection is bold, graphic, colorful, energetic, youthful and happy — you gotta love the colors and patterns. I think they did a great job merging both brands – no easy task and many meetings and months of back and forth, I’m sure! But they’ve done a great job so in celebration and to show my support, I thought to pull together 10 of my favorites.
1. This yellow/beige rug shown above. Simple but stunning.
6. This awesome entryway table because if I still lived in the states, this would be in my home!
7. My favorite from the collection is this Sleep In mirrored wall art.
8. The chairs are darling but this navy and white dotty wing chair has my heart.
10. Round storage boxes – very nice for jewelry and I love the unusual shape because isn’t a storage box supposed to be, well, boxy? So cute and clever.
Do you spot any faves from this collection? What do you think of it? What would you like to see added?
(images: west elm)
Happy New Year readers! This is Kelly and I am thrilled to start this new year off with the studio tour of designer and blogger Joy Cho, of Oh Joy! Nestled right in the heart of Hollywood, CA, Joy’s high lofted studio is what she calls “grown-up Candyland.” When Holly asked me to shoot it for decor8, I was thrilled. The studio is white, wood and gold with lots of pops of color and fresh flowers throughout and brick exposure. Below is Joy and her lovely team (Joy is shown in the gorgeous pink skirt). Are you ready to tour her inspiring workspace? Oh and you can see more photos from my visit to Joy’s space here.
Joy’s party line at Target this past year was full of color, pattern, and whimsy, just like her studio. With the help of designer Emily Henderson and Samantha Gluck, Joy’s vision of bright colors, patterns and a functional and fun studio space came together. The studio offers Joy and her team an open concept office space equipped with a kitchenette, dining room, lounging area, storage space and a little living room.
What a beautiful mood board right? And below, a great idea for Joy’s paper lanterns as display on top of a storage unit.
Some of my favourite features of the space include the colorful chairs, (when do you ever see cute office chairs anyway, right!?) the amazing props wall, the vintage dice and that green sofa!
Some of Joy’s collection for Target above, along with the mini hat below. So dainty and merry!
Check out the tiny mint green Smeg. Have you see Holly’s Smeg Inspiration board on Pinterest? Seems everyone covets these things.
Seeing Holly and Leslie’s book, Decorate With Flowers, in Joy’s studio was a nice find.
Check out that prop supply wall!
Psst: There’s more fun from Joy at Target coming, we can’t say just what yet here on decor8, but stay tuned! AND you can pre-order the new Oh Joy! book – click here for more on that. We are just so excited about this book, it looks just as whimsical and full of color as her studio.
So, what do think? What inspired you most about this space?
– See you next month with another inspiring space or place! – Kelly
(Photography/Text: Kelly Brown)
It’s always nice to stumble upon a lovely new-to-me illustrator. This is Plingsulli, or twentysomething Ulrika Gustafsson, from Sweden and I believe that she has the most delicate florals and creatures in her work – how I’d love to see these as textiles sold by the meter! Some of her patterns have been used as characters for stuffed toys or on trays in her shop and her imaginative florals and storybook-like illos are showing up on bedding and cushions for Ferm Living and wallpaper for Photowall, which I would positively love to have in my own home on a feature wall. They are understated in a way, but also bold in another because they’re busy and engaging. Such pretty colorways too. Take a look.
This wallpaper above and directly below was originally available as wallpaper, sold through Ferm Living. I really love it.
These pillows below were created for Ferm Living and they ARE available and quite darling, don’t you think? I want this owl music mobile for my son.
And her bedding is available at Ferm Living too. So pretty. These sheets below, Mountain Friends, are ones I also have my eye on for Aidan’s bed. I love finding so many great things for his room that aren’t the typical “boy” or super hero/action figure theme. The In the Rain bedding below with the pink accents is another beautiful application of Ulrike’s brilliant work.
Aren’t these just delightful?
Psst: You can follow Ulrika on Instagram here.
(images: Plingsulli and Ferm Living)