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Oh Happy Day Studio Tour: Living Room

Today for our studio tour we are sharing the Living Room Area. (Here is the Photo Studio in case you missed it.) I knew I wanted some sort of sitting area or “Living Room”  but after managing all that construction I felt completely uninspired. So I called my friend Jenny Komenda of Little Green Notebook and her design firm Juniper Studio for help. I feel really lucky that Jenny agreed to decorate the studio because she does the most beautiful work and is usually unavailable. The Living Area is the first thing you see when you walk in the door so I wanted something special. I told Jenny I wanted it colorful but quirky and little bit sophisticated. Jenny really is a genius and she KNOCKED it out of the park. Her and her team packed up a Uhaul with custom chairs and sofas and drove it all the way from Arizona to San Francisco. It seriously caused a small scene when they pulled up on Mission Street and started unpacking all the awesome lamps and furniture, everyone wanted to buy the stuff on the sidewalk (sometimes street vendors put their stuff on the sidewalk to sell.) It was hilarious.

Oh Happy Day Studio Tour: Living Room

Functionally I added Ikea Cabinets to the whole wall just so we would have lots and lots of storage, but other than that it was a big blank space. The first thing we should talk about is this amazing art Jenny came up with. She had the genius idea to frame balloons for art! Which was perfect because I just happened to have a few boxes full of rare and beautiful balloons I’ve collected from all over the world. Jenny laid them out until we were happy with them and we framed them in these white vintage frames Jenny found. It matched the space perfectly and even mimicked the pattern on the custom bench.

Speaking of the bench, Jenny ordered the fabric and had the bench custom upholstered with brass legs. It feels colorful and a little bit sophisticated, and when I die I would like to be buried with it. I love it! During the process Jenny sent me a lot of texts with possible furniture and I pretty much told her to do whatever she wanted but when she sent me the picture of those pink chairs I almost died. They are perfectly pale pink and look at the ridiculous cutout on the arms! So good! The coffee table was custom and designed by Jenny (you can order through Juniper Studio.) The legs on that thing are so sexy. She found this big tufted sofa at a thrift store and had it recovered in this bright yellow fabric, perfect for Oh Happy Day. Her and her team even painted the legs yellow to match the fabric. They seriously thought of all the details. The white sofa we ordered from Article, it came so quick and was so affordable. It is super comfortable too. The sidetables were both vintage finds from Jenny. She painted the legs of the one on the left coral pink and made a hexagon custom wood table top. You can also get a sneak peek into the craft area (which we are sharing tomorrow!) But I like that the yellow sofa separates it and makes it a distinct area. That’s a challenge when you have a wide open space.

To top off the space Jenny and her team brought in a ton of pillows, plants, books, and candy dish (!) to make it feel lived in. I think the biggest difference in having a designer help you is they have so many more resources. If I’m trying to decorate a project I check the local box stores and Craigslist but Jenny had a million options for furniture and custom fabrics and had all the resources to make it happen quickly. It was seriously like Christmas as the pulled all the beautiful things out of the Uhaul.

On the wall opposite I used my favorite Ikea Metal Shelves (I seriously have a bajillion of them) to store samples and products for the party shop we use for photoshoots. Of course it’s organized by color. I also found the giant green cabinet off craigslist, it’s vintage. It’s funny but the photo on the listing made it look small and I didn’t look closely at the measurements so when it arrived (I had it delivered sight unseen) it was enormous! It actually ended up working out great as storage for craft supplies because the drawers are so big. It came in a weird color so we painted it mint.

That is the Living Area! Tomorrow we’ll be sharing the Craft Area, stay tuned…

Oh Happy Day Studio Tour: Living Room

Oh Happy Day Studio Tour: Living Room

Oh Happy Day Studio Tour: Living Room

Oh Happy Day Studio Tour: Living Room

Oh Happy Day Studio Tour: Living Room

Oh Happy Day Studio Tour: Living Room

Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

Sources: Wall Cabinets-Ikea, Pink Chairs-Vintage, Sarinean Table-Vintage, Coffee Table-Juniper Studio, Rug-Serena and Lily, Yellow Sofa-Vintage, White Sofa-Article, Tall Brass Lamp-Vintage, Bench-Juniper (fabric is called Arty by Pierre Frey, solid brass legs are from this etsy seller)

  1. molly

    August 17, 2016

    WOW! jenny’s idea about the balloon art is a brilliant!! your space makes me so happy!

  2. rachel

    August 17, 2016

    so so fun and beautiful!! can’t wait for the rest of the reveal!

  3. Pepita Limón

    August 17, 2016

    OK. Now this is weird. All I have been dreaming about on how to decorate my studio is here. I can show you my Ikea wishlist to demonstrate. Yellow is my color so that wasn’t a surprise, but the cabinet!!! I have a very similar one (smaller) at my office. Im not painting it mint, my idea is leaving the nice antique wood color and just giving a touch of color with wallpaper scraps for the drawers’ front. But for sure you can say you have a mini OHD in a far Island over the ocean when I finally finish it!!! You brighten my day, as I can clearly how see my ideas really look!!! Of course mine will probably be cheaper-looking an much smaller, but the concept is so close its amazing!! The ballon idea is awesome!! Love all the details. So inspiring. Congrats!!

  4. Diana Elizabeth

    August 17, 2016

    Oh my! This is SUCH a beautiful space. You’ve turned this blank canvas into the most stylish, fun, organized and warm space. I love every inch of it, can’t wait to see the craft area next! (PS – I was on the South of France group when you explored the North with my Sony colleagues).

  5. the cape on the corner

    August 17, 2016

    wow, i love all the color in this space. i totally thought that art was paint speckles, would have no idea it’s balloons if i didn’t read!

  6. Annie Abbey

    August 17, 2016

    OMG I cannot imagine a more fun place to work. This studio must be so incredibly inspiring, I cannot think of anything that would get the ball rolling more than an organized place to work! My husband and I are trying to buy a house and I am really hoping for an extra bedroom we can use as a functioning studio! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!
    xx Annie

  7. kristen barstad

    August 17, 2016

    STAHHHHP IT!! This is a dream place!!

  8. Robin K

    August 17, 2016

    Unbelievably perfect – I love it so much!!!

  9. Cortney | A Whimsy Wonderland

    August 17, 2016

    Wow! What a beautiful studio!

    Love how bright and clean everything is! Chic while still being really fun and vibrant! And the storage space is excellent. Love all the open shelving!

    And my husband and I have experienced people trying to buy our stuff off the street before while we were moving into our LA apartment! Hilarious!



    A Whimsy Wonderland

  10. Pip

    August 17, 2016

    Well done Jenny and Jordan I follow you both and love when you collaborate!! Another space which makes you smile xx

  11. Kelly Golightly

    August 17, 2016

    SO happy and colorful, the perfect mix of playful and sophisticated. Exactly what I want to do in the living room of our new place. Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Randi Brookman Harris

    August 17, 2016

    DUUUUUDE. !!!!!!

  13. Diane

    August 17, 2016

    I love this space and would love to know the source for the table lamps on the cabinets. Thanks!

  14. Amy

    August 17, 2016

    I adore this space. Especially the pink vintage chairs. Do you have a source for the fabric and the pillows? Such a perfect shades that go so well together!!

  15. carrie

    August 17, 2016

    What a beautiful space! It makes me happy.


  16. Michelle

    August 18, 2016

    This is so beautiful, I love how you combined mostly white walls and with bright colours!

  17. Ikea Online

    August 18, 2016 simple and colorful…

  18. Cynthia

    August 18, 2016

    This living room is not only GORGEOUS but it screams: OH HAPPY DAY! LOVE, LOVE.

  19. Candace

    August 18, 2016

    OMG how can I pick this area up and just place it in my apartment? I wish decorating and coordination was as easy as you gals make it look because I have to try really really hard LOL. Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Sofia Silva

    August 18, 2016

    So cool! Love the colors !

  21. Karen

    August 19, 2016

    Gorgeous! Would you mind sharing where the gold and white desk lamps are from?

  22. Hope

    August 19, 2016

    All this color makes me so….Oh very Happy!

  23. yvonne

    August 19, 2016

    ditto on the comment about pillows. I’d love to know where all of them are sourced from!

  24. Ana

    August 20, 2016

    OMW that bench , those legs and that fabric – that bench alone needs a blog post with loads of close ups it’s stunning.

    I can see why you’d like to be buried with it I ❤️ It

    Congrats on the new space it looks amazing

  25. Adhar

    August 21, 2016

    Hi! Beautiful space!! Just wondering where the beautiful white and brass lamps are from that are on the wall with the balloon prints? Thanks!

  26. Caddy

    August 21, 2016

    I die! So gorgeous! Particularly love the framed balloons! So genius!

  27. Lauren

    August 21, 2016

    “Her and her team” is grammatically incorrect. You should be saying, “She and her team.”

  28. Lisa / Good on Paper Design

    August 26, 2016

    LOVE it all!! Nice work everyone! 🙂

  29. Yaarah Zikorel

    August 28, 2016

    so so great! lovin it!

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