Oh Joy! for Nod


It really blows my mind that Joy Cho of Oh Joy! designed these fabulous rooms for Nod.  When I approached Joy with this idea, I was really uncertain about what she would say and figured it never hurts to ask. I had been a fan of her blog for a long time. I have always been drawn to her playful, colorful aesthetic and her passion for life, food, family and celebrating. The idea was to design a bedroom for Ruby, Joy’s adorable daughter. At the time that Joy and I first met (with Ruby in tow) she was 1 1/2 and it seemed to me such an obvious pairing: Nod and Joy to design a happy, chic space for Ruby to transition from crib to big girl bed. To my delight, Joy loved the idea and the rest is history. We’ve literally spent the past year collaborating to bring you this gorgeous collection. Enjoy.

Fave pieces:

Ice cream cone pillow – why?  Because it’s an ice cream cone!


Nod Institute of art – curated by Joy – It is an absolute imperative to buy all of these pieces and create a gallery wall, they are so cheeky and fabulous all together.  Seriously, that heart – “get in here”, beyond adorable.


Diagonal stripe lamp – I love the idea of a square lamp and the use of wood really elevates the design.  This piece would look amazing in an entryway, as well as a nursery.




By Michelle Kohanzo

Aside from being the Managing Director of The Land of Nod, mother to four kids (yes I said FOUR!) and a gourmet cook, Michelle is a retail junky. From Zara to Marc Jacobs, Target to Nordstroms, she doesn’t discriminate, there’s room in her heart and closet for them all. And the addiction doesn’t stop at fashion, she’s painted her dining room at least 5 times, and changes rugs like most women change their sheets. Retail isn’t therapy for Michelle, it’s more like oxygen.