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Oh Joy Main Office

It has been a minute since we checked in with the Oh Joy office. She revealed the main office while we were road tripping across the country, so I didn’t get a chance to share over here but this past weekend it was featured in the LA Times (woot!) which reminded me to get it up so you have the full tour! You might remember her Office Kitchen and the Executive Office Reveal, so now we have the final space, the main office… the Oh Joy bullpen, if you will.

We used a mix of pastels and bold colors and a whole lot of white to create a whimsical palette that reflects the Oh Joy brand and is as functional as it is inspiring to work in. We used large Ikea cabinets for tons of closed storage, even the large eye-sore of a printer gets tucked away. Joy worked was working with Ikea for this portion of the office so the challenge was that every purchase for the new space needed to come from Ikea. Outside of Ikea, we reused her teams existing desks but I designed a custom wall mural to tie two desks together by running up the wall and down the front of the desks which gives them a built-in feel. I also had custom inspiration boards created so each workstation has it’s own extra large canvas to pin up moodboards or their current work. It’s been such a joy (eh hmmm) to work on this office and can’t wait to see all the great work that Joy and her team will be turning out of it.

BEFORE

AFTER

Ikea Tall Cabinets/Wardrobe, Ikea Tall Cabinet Doors (similar), IkeaTall Cabinet Shelves, Ikea Tall Cabinet Drawers, Ikea Tall Cabinet Handles (similar), Ikea Short Lanterns, Ikea Tall Lanterns,  Ikea Conference Table, Ikea Pink Chairs, Ikea Floating Wall Shelf, Oh Happy Day! teardrops.

My Jumpsuit from Madewell, Shoes are Vintage // And honest to God we didn’t even coordinate our clothing on purpose, but I did wear most saturated colored outfit I own just for her. :)

Design & Styling / Sarah Sherman Samuel
Photography / Jeff Mindell

Oh Joy’s Executive Office Reveal

oh joy office design by sarah sherman samuel Just before the holidays (and exactly 1 week before baby Clover arrived) I did the final install and shoot of Joy Cho’s, of Oh Joy, “executive office” and I’m excited to share it with you today! I really enjoy designing workspaces, and I don’t think it is possible to find a more fun office to get to work with than Joy’s colorful and pattern rich brand!

Before the break we revealed the Oh Joy kitchen and I shared a little bit of my design process with the rendered options. This time I am pulling it one step back and sharing the very first step in my process which is the inspiration/mood board I presented to Joy when we had our first meeting about her executive office.

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Oh Joy Kitchen Reveal

oh joy studio kitchen tour // sarah sherman samuel // before and afterA while back, I shared the design plans for the Oh Joy studio kitchen and today I get to share the final space, complete with a couple before & afters!  I have to say, at first, it was a little intimidating designing a space for such a well known power house of a brand as Oh Joy. Even though Joy and I have become friends of the years she is still OH JOY! ha, (it doesn’t even seem that long ago that I didn’t even have a blog but was reading hers and dreaming of the day I would have my own business as well). Once we got started I knew the kitchen design would come together easily and it was the perfect combination of our styles. So without further ado… the kitchen where SSS meets Oh Joy.

oh joy studio kitchen tour // sarah sherman samuel // before and afteroh joy studio kitchen tour // sarah sherman samuel // before and afterOne of the biggest changes in the kitchen was to rework the cabinet layout to create more usable counter space and storage. We added this peninsula to extend the kitchen a bit further into the space as well as to give Joy and her team a great backdrop to shoot against.

oh joy studio kitchen tour // sarah sherman samuel // before and afteroh joy studio kitchen tour // sarah sherman samuel // before and after I was able to incorporate Joy’s own cement tile design and had it laid in a random pattern for an extra bit of whimsy on the backsplash. Previously the kitchen didn’t have an oven so we added appliances that would make this a fully functioning kitchen for daily use as well as events.

oh joy studio kitchen tour // sarah sherman samuel // before and afteroh joy studio kitchen tour // sarah sherman samuel // before and afterA floating shelf hangs above the sink to display dish ware, props and things while two cedar and moss sconces sit pretty overhead. I am no stranger to using Ikea for a kitchen even though this is the first time I have used them for all the cabinet doors as well. For the space we had, it worked out really well. We have a pull-out drawer for our trashcans, a cabinet specifically to hold an under-counter microwave, and mixed both drawer and shelf options for storage. We got everything in a matte white finish and added gold hardware to the doors for a little upgrade. We also added a signature Oh Joy color-blocked wall to one side of the kitchen to accentuate the green from the tile.

oh joy studio kitchen tour // sarah sherman samuel // before and afteroh joy studio kitchen tour // sarah sherman samuel // before and afteroh joy studio kitchen tour // sarah sherman samuel // before and afteroh joy studio kitchen tour // sarah sherman samuel // before and afterAnd now for a stroll down memory lane with the before and afters…

oh joy studio kitchen tour // sarah sherman samuel // before and afterIt definitely looks a lot more finished and most importantly a ton more Oh Joy.

oh joy studio kitchen tour // sarah sherman samuel // before and afterI hope you enjoyed the tour! For more photos and a look behind the scenes check out Joy’s reveal post here.

Design: Sarah Sherman Samuel  || Appliances: KitchenAid  || Sink/Faucet: Ferguson || Lighting: Cedar & Moss || Tile: Oh Joy for Clé Tile || Stools: CB2  || Cabinetry: IKEA || Contractor: Good Fellas || Marble: Modul Marble || Marble Installation: Planet Stone || Gold Shelf Brackets: Rejuvenation || Photography: Monica Wang

Introducing project Oh Joy

joy-kitchen-finishes-finalHi guys, I’m here with another really exciting project to share! If you have been a blog reader for any amount of time you will know my next client and friend, Joy Cho of Oh Joy. She recently moved into a new studio space and I’m thrilled to be working with her on the design. First up is the kitchen!

oh-joy-kitchen-beforeIn the before photo you will see the layout is not ideal. It’s shaped like the Tetris S shape that would always screw up my game (child of the 80’s!). Also, I don’t think I’ve ever seen this color brown/tan even in the same vicinity as the bright and colorful Joy, so the current kitchen doesn’t reflect her or her brand at all. First thing I wanted to do was change the foot print of the kitchen.

oh-joy-kitchen-design-sarah-sherman-samuelOn top you will see the current layout and below is my proposed new layout. Instead of losing that storage space in the corner I wanted to take away the bank of cabinets against the north wall and build up a bigger bank of cabinets on one big peninsula. This will give more usable counterspace and storage while also creating a better focal point around the sink.

When it came to the finishes there were a few things Joy new she wanted and a few things I knew I wanted so we came up with a must-have list.

1: Floating Shelves
2: Marble Countertops
3: Mint Green
4: Cement Tile Backsplash
5: Brass Accents

Below you’ll see three options I created for the initial design direction.

oh-joy-kitchen-optionsThey all cross our must have items off the list but have slight variations on each. The first option was to use the mint color on the cabinets and then tile the backsplash up past the floating shelf, ending it at varied heights as a design feature. The randomness breaks up all the clean lines and carries the eye through the kitchen.

The second option utilizes one Oh Joy’s own tile designs (she is coming out with an Oh Joy for Clé tile line) and I applied it in a random pattern but tiled it all the way up to the top of the wall. In this one I kept the cabinets white and let the tile stand out on it’s own.

And finally, the third option was using one of Oh Joy’s favorite tile shapes (the scallop), on the backsplash. In this option the color comes from the tile but to keep it from overwhelming the space, I had the tile only go up to the floating shelf.

Have you guessed which one we went with? Below is the chosen option rolled out to the rest of the kitchen so you can get a better idea of how the finished space will look!

oh joy office kitchen // design sarah sherman samuelConstruction started this week! Follow along on my and Joy’s Instagram for some more behind the scenes progress and of course I’ll be sharing some progress and the finished space here as well. Stay tuned!

For more behind the design check out today’s post on Oh Joy.

UPDATE: See the full reveal here!

Appliances: KitchenAid // Sink: Ferguson // Faucet: Ferguson // Lighting: Cedar & Moss // Tile: Clé Tile // Stools: CB2 // Cabinetry: Ikea

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