casual holiday entertaining tips  #PBwithatwist @potterybarn

When you live in a tiny apartment like me, holiday entertaining can feel daunting. I know the conundrum well: you want to invite over your favorite people for cocktails and small bites, but you feel limited by space. Today I partnered with Pottery Barn to share some casual entertaining tips for the perfect coffee table cocktail party.

casual holiday entertaining tips  #PBwithatwist @potterybarnTo keep things casual, I chose to keep my gathering small and centered around my coffee table. I updated my sofa with a cozy faux sheepskin throw, then added some really sweet holiday pillows. I swapped out my vintage painting for a sparkly garland to make things extra festive, too.

casual holiday entertaining tips  #PBwithatwist @potterybarnWhen it comes to entertaining, two of my favorite elements are the twinkly glow of candles and fresh greenery and flowers. I created a casual centerpiece of sorts with two dramatic mercury glass pillar holders. I used natural twine to tie bits of wildflowers and berry branches onto the pillar holders for more of a bohemian vibe. I also filled a double old-fashioned glass with juniper branches — the smell of pine was so perfect! Also, don’t be afraid to pull inspiration from your kitchen. At the last minute, I decided to add a few pears for an unexpected garnish.

casual holiday entertaining tips  #PBwithatwist @potterybarnI covered my coffee table in a festive table runner and layered on plaid napkins for a pattern-full twist. I also added a bit more twinkle with star-shaped mercury glass votive holders. Don’t you just love the way mercury glass sparkles?

casual holiday entertaining tips  #PBwithatwist @potterybarncasual holiday entertaining tips  #PBwithatwist @potterybarnAnother important party element? Booze! In this case, I served up some prosecco. I opted to use double old-fashioned glasses so my coffee table party felt more casual. To make the cut glass tumblers feel even more special, I used a bit of metallic ric rac to tie on a berried branch and deep burgundy flower. This is the perfect twist to make prosecco extra special.

The next part is the best — sit back, relax, and enjoy some sips with your guests!casual holiday entertaining tips  #PBwithatwist @potterybarncasual holiday entertaining tips  #PBwithatwist @potterybarnTo host your own casual coffee table party, here are some of my top picks from Pottery Barn:

casual holiday entertaining tips  #PBwithatwist @potterybarnOf course, these two couldn’t help but get in on the festive action!

casual holiday entertaining tips  #PBwithatwist @potterybarnPhotography by Ashley Batz 

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Pottery Barn. I received product and compensation for this post, however all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Jojotastic going.

timeless decor from Fate London

I know I’m not alone when I say this: my home never feels complete. I’m always rearranging the shelves, settling up new vignettes, tweaking the balance of things. Oh, and I tend to fall in love with new shops that I find. My current love affair is Fate London. In their own words, Fate London is inspired by, “the beauty of simplicity and the aesthetic of great design, whether that be in a pattern or a special feature, so products have been chosen for their quality, design and interest. ” The pieces feel totally on my level: rich in materials, veering slightly bohemian, and alllll about the sweet, little details.

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p.s. craving more decor inspiration? There’s more here!


Hello, hello! Kelly from Design Crush here to fill in for Joanna while she’s off traipsing around Amsterdam without us. (The nerve.)

You know how sometimes you see a particular book or vase or obscene graphic tee and just know your friend such-and-such would love it? The second I saw Depeapa I knew it was right up Joanna’s alley. Granada, Spain-based Verónica de Arriba designs for home and body. Pillows, totes, and prints all give her lovely and quirky illustrations a second chance and benefits all of us art lovers quite nicely at the same time. Depeapa also uses Spain-based manufacturers and suppliers whenever possible, and who doesn’t love a little local loyalty?


Shop the post: Bearded Tote Bag // Man and Woman Cushion Covers // Girl with Bun Pocket Mirror // Bon Voyage Prints
ps — She also creates some beautiful necklaces!

must shop // Schatzi in San Francisco

I consider myself to be a vintage shopping aficionado, especially in the way of home decor, which is probably why I’m so excited to share the news of Schatzi. Located in the Mission, here in San Francisco, Schatzi is truly my new favorite place to shop for quirky-cool accents for my home. Shopkeepers/owners Charles and Kelvin have the best aesthetic, self labeled as “rustic to refined – mid-century modern abuts folky primitive next to 1970s glamour.” The fact is that no matter your taste, I strongly believe you’ll find exactly what you need (read: want) at this gorgeous little boutique.
rustic and refined home decorFor me, vintage shopping is all about the details, something that positively abounds at Schatzi. I planned to spend about 30-45 minutes in the store… and ended up being there for 2 hours. I just kept discovering more and more the longer I looked. Charles and Kevin did a really great job of curating vignettes on their shelves, so it’s the perfect inspiration to re-create the looks in your own home. vintage glass and brass quirky vintage finds

Meet the newest addition to my apartment, this copper glass bar cart! I couldn’t possibly walk away from this beauty.

vintage copper glass bar cartvintage decantersI’ve always wanted a set of these vintage decanters. I just might head back to get them to complete my bar cart.

vintage vanity )with boob upholstery!)

Schatzi really has a great assortment of what I call ‘smalls.’ You know, all those special touches that turn a house into a home. If you’re looking for something special, this is the spot to find it.

vintage brass lobstersvintage findsBe sure to stop by and visit Schatzi: 1908 Mission Street San Francisco,CA 94103. Also, follow along on instagram for their latest finds.

photography by Jojotastic

ultimate fall home decor from Toast

It’s no secret that I’m craving fall and this home decor inspiration from Toast’s fall lookbook is not helping in the slightest. Or maybe it’s helping just a little bit too much? Now all I can think about are these burlap-covered walls, mix and match patterned bedding, and moody eggplant-hued ceramics. It’s all just so good and so perfectly fall.

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Confession: I can’t stop buying plants. It’s getting a bit out of hand and I’m running out of places to put them… which I sort of love. I want my apartment to feel lush and green and… jungly. My latest project is to make a ‘curtain’ of plants in my kitchen, so now I’m on the prowl for the perfect grouping of hanging planters.  Here are some of my favorites that I’ve found so far.

To start, how gorgeous is this hanging planter from High Yield Studio? It’s made with a special Raku firing process and finished with a really nice touch: leather cords.

hanging planters round up


While we’re on the topic of interesting hanging materials, these wooden beads from HRUSKAA feel both modern and bohemian.

hanging planters round upTruly one of my favorites, this cone-shaped hanging planter from Half Light Honey Studio is decorated with a sweet curlicue patter… and reminds me of a chalkboard!

hanging planters round upThis vintage copper planter is also from HRUSKAA and feels super modern. I think it would lend a really nice clean vibe to my otherwise textural, pattern-covered planters.

hanging planters round up hanging planters round upThis ceramic planter from Le Collecte feels dainty and sweet with it’s hand-painted design. I also really dig the addition of natural jute twin for hanging.

Ok, talking about sweet: how about this tiny guy from Pottery Lodge? I’d put air plants in this planter, for sure.

hanging planters round uphanging planters round upIf you’re like me and have many, many plants, clearly this 3-tired porcelain and rope planter is for you. I love the way this Light and Ladder hanging planter can bring greenery all the way up to your ceiling.

Maybe you noticed an absence of color in this round up? That’s because I like to let the beauty of the plants speak for themselves. There’s just something about this handpainted one from Hang With Me Ceramics that I think would be perfect in the mix, though. The print feels modern and fresh, while not being too busy and distracting.

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let interiors inspire your outfit

What if a room was used to inspire an outfit? The first time I saw this photo by Brittany Ambridge, I was completely inspired. I just love the warmth, the touches of ebony wood, even the wobbly, bohemian geometrics. I was especially inspired by color palette within this room. The neutrals range from stark white to warm ivory to natural beige, and yet they all go really, really well together. I’d even say that the range of neutrals gives this room a cozy, casual feeling. Then there are the pop colors: terra cotta, hot pink, navy, and black. Do not forget the black! If I had to identify one key element within this room, it’s the use of rich, deep black in a restrained, but powerful way.

let interiors inspire your outfitSeriously, this room has so much inspiration for your outfits. From a tangerine-colored car coat to hot pink nails, think of all the possibilities!

let interiors inspire your outfitIf I learned anything from this post, I think it’s the importance of a boldly hued coat for fall. Even if you’re in head-to-toe black or rocking a basic tee and jeans, a pop of tangerine or goldenrod is a really great way to fight off the fall doldrums.

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