Joy Wilson — better known as Joy the Baker — recently purchased a 1900s double shotgun home in New Orleans and set about turning it into a dreamy space for her bakeshop, test kitchen, and place to entertain. Shotgun houses have a completely open floor plan, which can be a challenge to decorate, especially when you need a space to multitask like only a food blogger can do. Joy managed to redesign the house just in time to celebrate the launch of her new brunch cookbook, and she’s already planning on hosting cooking classes and dinner parties complete with “new friends, warm bread, and cocktails.” Um, can we get an invite?? Check out the full tour on Laurel & Wolf and then scroll down to see how to get the same warm and inviting look in your home.
Joy loves traveling, and has collected a lot of eclectic decor pieces that fit in with her bright and fun personality. Her living room is a quirky combo of modern, rustic pieces and colorful textures and patterns. Even though she spends a lot of time in the kitchen, Joy wanted an inviting space for lounging with lots of cozy seating, velvet pillows, and fur throws.
Get the same look in your living room with a playful combo of textures and colors. Don’t be afraid to rock mixed metals with gold lamps, copper accessories, and a silver pouf. Leather is a classic texture that looks chic in any space, especially when paired with dusty pink velvet throw pillows and geometric patterns. Lastly, copy Joy’s love of air plants and add a bunch of these *unkillable* babes to your living room… like with these DIY copper pipe air plant holders.
H&M Velvet Cushion Cover ($10), H&M Patterned Cushion Cover ($13), Serena & Lily Copper Leather Stool ($798), Threshold Brass Task Lamp ($55), 3R Studios Ceramic Vase ($34), H&M Round Metal Tray ($18), Joss & Main Hendricks Marble Coffee Table ($1426), ModShop Santorini Armchair ($1495), Joss & Main Marley Pouf ($165), Maker’s Kit Tillandsia Ionantha Guatemala Air Plant ($13, set of 10), Article Echo Sofa ($1699)
In the dining space, Joy set up a live-edge wood table made by one her friends (jealous yet?) and surrounded it with benches and simple white chairs. She wanted a French-farmhouse vibe — “romantic, yet comforting,” so the palette is warm, subdued, and totally rustic. One wall is covered in a gallery of unusual artwork Joy collected on her travels, and a pink floor rug brings just the right amount of color.
Dress up your dining room with a raw-edge dining table and modern, white dining chairs. Benches are great for multipurpose spaces AND you can fit a bunch of people on them when you’re hosting a dinner party. Throw down some serious color with a hot pink area rug, and hang a chalkboard so you can write out the dinner menu in true food blogger style.
Nate Berkus Magnetic Chalkboard ($10), DSW Eames Style Molded Plastic Dowel-Leg Dining Side Chair ($149, set of two), Threshold Izon Flatware ($20), Lulu & Georgia Adina Bowls ($32, set of three), H&M Patterned Cushion Cover ($13), Beekman 1802 FarmHouse Harvester 62-Inch Dining Bench ($200), Lulu & Georgia Pari Rug ($299+), H&M Clear Glass Vase ($13), REZ Furniture Live Edge Solid Wood Slab Dining Table ($3459)
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