A 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.
One 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.
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.
A 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.
And now for a stroll down memory lane with the before and afters…
It definitely looks a lot more finished and most importantly a ton more Oh Joy.
I 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