09/25 Shop

Pillow Pairings with PlaidFox

Pillow Pairings with PlaidFoxBeing that I live here in the US, all of the sponsorships and collaborations I do are naturally with US companies.  So when I was contacted by PlaidFox, a new online home decor retailer located in Canada that also ships to the US, I had to check it out with the hopes that I might provide my dear Canadian readers with a struggle-free-shipping and stylish home decor source (I hear your pain, guys, so let’s try this one out!)

The first thing I did when I went to the PlaidFox site was look at the fox in the logo and think about how cute it was.  Then I went straight for the pillows.  If you guys didn’t already know, I have way too many pillows and don’t need another one ever, but they are one of my absolute favorite home decor items and I will not stop.

Right away, I saw that the pillow selection was excellent, and seeing as though many of them are from Caitlin Wilson Textiles, which I ADORE her patterns, I had to share this discovery with all of you through a fun pillow pairing session.  Shall we?

bright and feminine

Bright and Feminine
Berry Deco Pillow | British Bouquet Pillow

 

classic and chic

Classic and Chic
Gold Scallop Pillow | Bouquet Domino Pillow

 

casual and coastal

Casual and Coastal
Pink City Maze Pillow | Seascape Pillow

 

bold and graphic

Bold and Graphic
Tribeca Pillow | Navy Spotted Pillow

 

Aren’t they all gorgeous??  I still haven’t been able to pick a favorite, though I think it might be “classic and chic” (gold, hello).  So I’m curious… which one of these pairings do you like the most?

If you didn’t find your style here, try taking the fun style quiz and let me know what you get!  I got mid-century modern as my top match, which to be honest, is not how I’d describe anything in my apartment (unless we scratch the “mid-century” part), BUT, it’s a style that I LOVE and strive to incorporate in my home for sure, and there are so many gorgeous MCM pieces on the site that I’m swooning over.

If anything piques your fancy while you browse around PlaidFox, I’ve got a special promo code for you to use!  Enter HOMEYOHMY25 at checkout to get 25% off your purchase through Oct. 2nd.  Make sure to sign up for a free account and get 8% back on any purchase.  Sound good?

Don’t forget to let me know which pillow pairing is your favorite!

 

*This post was sponsored by PlaidFox, and all thoughts, opinions, jokes, and pillow pairings are of my own, as always.  I do not receive any commission from any purchases you make nor from your use of the promo code, so that’s all for you guys.  As part of my goal to bring you decor sources with serious style, I’m happy to partner with companies that I believe you will love.  Thank you so much for supporting the brands that help Homey Oh My! keep on keepin’ on.

09/22 Seasonal/Holiday

Fall Flowers

Fall Floral Arrangement

You know what tomorrow is?  Tomorrow is officially FALL.  Yessss.  I can feel the fall buzz in the air and it seems like most everyone says it’s their favorite season.  Is it yours?  It’s mine <3.

It makes sense that this time of year is so exciting since it kicks off a train of holidays, celebrations, and extended time spent with our favorite people.  Honestly though, the thing I probably love the most about fall… is pumpkin flavored everything.  I squealed when I saw the wall of pumpkin bread mix boxes at Trader Joe’s last week.

Ok but yea, I also love the cooler weather, fall fashion (my fav fashion), and the rich jewel tones that typically come out during this time.  So to welcome my favorite season, I thought nothing would be more appropriate than a fall floral arrangement, yea?

Fall Flowers

 

Flower Recipe:
-Eucalyptus
-Celosia
-Safari Sunset
-Protea
-Mums
-Seeded Eucalyptus

All arranged in a gorgeous copper pitcher that I shared recently on Instagram and am obsessed with.  I have multiple pitchers in my life, and I only use them for flowers.

There’s also a little bonus.  Because I never throw away the extra or broken off stems of flowers, I gathered these little nuggets into a smaller arrangement… in a copper mug!

Fall flowers in a copper mugCute!  I guess I’ll make mules in my copper mugs too, maybe, I don’t know, flowers are a pretty good idea for now.

Copper mug and pitcher floral arrangementsThe power of flowers.  Flower power.  They set the mood so good, almost like taking in a deep breath of fresh air and exhaling a gigantic smile, right?  It’s fall, y’all!!

 

09/18 DIY Projects

How to Cut Photo Mats

How to Cut Photo Mats

Hey guys!  So this post is pretty impromptu, meaning I for real had no initial plans on sharing this on the blog.  It only really worked out because I do this thing where I will take “before and after” photos with my camera of little things I work on here and there just for my own fun.  What, no one else does that??

I’ll give you more of the story.  If you’ve been following along recently, then you know that I’m working on putting up an art gallery around my TV, which is taking forever.  I’ve been mostly frustrated over constantly changing my mind about everything, but even more frustrating is a problem I don’t think I’ve ever realized before, and that is this- photo mats covering up too much of the art.  Does that bug anyone else?

I want to see every single centimeter of the art print I worked so hard at picking out (humor me) and get the biggest bang for my buck, you know what I mean?  So after quickly learning that there isn’t a large variety of stock mat sizes, and that I’m not about to give up yet and go get custom framing done, I set out to customize the sizes of the mats in my frames.

So I took out my camera, snapped a “before” shot of my print in the frame, did my crafty thing with cutting the photo mat to the right size, then took an “after” photo to prove to myself that this was a good idea.  And this is what I found:

Photo mat before and afterMajor difference, right?  Would you agree with me that the “after” frame is more badass?

After this epiphany, I decided yes, I want to share this with anyone who feels as passionately as I do about seeing ALL of the art.  So as I went ahead to do this again with another photo mat, I had my camera ready to photograph the process.  Yay!  I barely escaped a blogger fail this time.

The process is very simple and very straightforward.  Not a ton to show, but here’s what I did.

Cutting photo matUsing a ruler, I measured out how big I wanted the mat opening to be.  I get that it’s easier to frame a print if the mat opening is smaller than the printed area of the art, but I measured my opening pretty much to the exact size of my art print, maybe a couple millimeters smaller on each edge (I’m serious about this business!).  I bolded this outline in gray above, which I drew in pencil on the back side of the mat.

With a rotary cutter, I cut down the lines using a ruler as a guide for straight cutting.  I did this on top of a cutting mat by the way, which I’m pretending to do in the photo above.  This cutter is amazing, and I only regret that I didn’t get one sooner as I think about all those times this thing could have made my life easier.  It’s for sure my favorite craft tool right now.

X-Acto

Thing is, cutting corners is tricky with a rotary cutter since it’s hard to decipher how far you have to roll it, so I cut as far along the line as I could, then finished the corners with an X-Acto knife and ruler.

Here’s the before and after for the second mat I cut.

Navy geo before and after

The difference is more subtle with this one, but still absolutely necessary in my world.  You see how there’s that extra bit of pink that’s more visible on the right side now?  Worth it.

I do agree before and afters are more exciting the more dramatic they are though, so here’s that original one again.

Photo mat before and afterWabam!  Huge.

I’m slowly but surely framing and cutting away at more prints, and still making some more decisions about what I’m doing, because I don’t know anymore.  Sounds promising, I know.  This post is a bit of an update on the wall, though!  Do you like these prints?  I’m sure of them being a part of the gallery because I’ve had my eye on them for so long and LOVE them.  If you were wondering on the sources, you can find the Wild Stripes print here and the Navy Geo print here.

 

09/15 DIY Projects

DIY Copper Striped Candle Holders

DIY Copper Striped Candle Holders

It’s here, guys- my first, fall decor DIY of this year!  It’s also another very easy, very simple copper tape craft.  After completing my previous copper art project, I needed to dive deeper into this new world of copper tape.  I was itching to do something else with the stuff, but was wishing the tape was thinner, so in came this guy.

Copper TapeThis 1/4″ copper tape is fantastic.  It isn’t as delicate as the one I used for my wall art, and I like that the thinner size allows for creating more intricate designs, although I still kept it pretty darn simple this time around, too.

Taping

All I did was wrap horizontal rings of copper tape around my glass candle holders, smoothing my finger over the tape while removing the backing at the same time.  It wasn’t the easiest thing in the world trying to keep the tape straight and make sure the ends matched perfectly, and I didn’t fully succeed at this either, but to that I say, “It’s all good.”  I went slowly and did the best I could *pat on the back*.

Why am I wearing gloves?  I had mentioned with my copper wall art that I didn’t realize I was making fingerprints on the tape and wished I had worn gloves, so I wore them this time around.  This tape is a lot sturdier and much more fingerprint resistant though, which is awesome, but I still wanted to take the precaution of not leaving behind more finger grease than was necessary.

Copper tape rings

I started the copper stripes off closer together at the base and then spread them further apart towards the top.  I thought this would be a unique but still minor variation on a regular stripes pattern that would keep the design very simple and modern.

Copper Striped Candle HoldersThese birchwood slices were a score last Spring at Michaels when they were on clearance for $1 each, which was the right price for me to be convinced that I should hoard them until fall.  I think that was a good decision, wouldn’t you agree??  They worked out so perfectly for my candle holders to sit on!

DIY Copper Striped Candle Holders-That white pitcher made appearances on this blog last year, and after seeing Emily Henderson recently use it in one of her designed spaces, I’m more than convinced to bring mine back out again this year.  I’ll spare you my Emily Henderson adoration-rant this time.

Those greens in the pitcher complement the copper SO beautifully, don’t you think?  They’re called Snow on the Mountain.  Yea.  Cute.  I’m thinking copper and green will be my go to colors this fall, which is so appropriate given that they’re two of my favorite colors ever.

You will probably be seeing more of this tape on the blog.  If not, then forgot that I said that, but seriously, probably.

09/11 Inspiring Spaces

Tulip Tables

Tulip TablesI’ve been wanting to post this one for a while since I have a massive crush on tulip tables.  As I’ve gawked at a lot of them, I realized there was more to it that I loved.  Space after space, I was noticing more than just the tulip tables… I was noticing the chairs they were set up with!  There are so many interesting combos, and really the seating largely dictates the style and feel of a table, but especially with something as sculptural as a tulip table, it’s seriously fascinating to me how so many different seating options work with it.  *fascinating*

Most of the tulip tables I’ve seen are all white, and that’s exactly how I like them.  I really think it helps keep the elegant shape modest while still looking striking and clean.  See for yourself, and take notice of all the different seating!

Chic tulip table breakfast nook

Tulip table with bentwood chairs Dining area with tulip table, design by Nate Berkus

Tulip tableTake notice of the cat as well.

Glam dining room with tulip table

Tulip table with banquette seating White tulip table and black chairs

Tulip table

Tulip table and leather chairs

Tulip coffee tableTulip coffee table!  Guh!

Tulip table with banquette seating Tulip table with Louis chairs Tulip table and tulip chairs Tulip table and wishbone chairs

I do love the ones with marble tops the most.  One day!!!  Tulip tables seem to be a popular match for banquette seating, but you can see they really work in a lot of spaces.  I always love to know… which of these spaces speaks to you the most?

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09/08 DIY Projects

DIY Copper Wall Art

DIY Copper Wall Art

Before we get started, I need to say THANK YOU for all the sweet comments you guys left on my blog birthday post!!  It’s been amazing reading through them and knowing how much you guys are enjoying being here, which makes my heart soar.  I wanted to go through and respond to each comment, but then realized that would clutter up the “entry” aspect, so decided against it, but hopefully all of you are reading this and know how overwhelmed with gratitude I am for all your love!  That post is going down in my book as my favorite, because reading through the comments will be my go-to pick-me-up forever.  You guys are the best!!!!!!!!

Ok, blah blah blah, I’ll get on with it.

Wall art project number two!  Although I will say, I’m really liking the way it looks here in this corner, so much that my original plan to have it go on my future gallery wall is probably not happening anymore.  So while this isn’t going towards project gallery wall, I still feel the need to to share with you how crazy easy it is to make this chic copper art.

The inspiration, very simply, came from wanting to use this copper tape.

Copper TapeIt’s been hiding in my closet for almost a year now, which is what happens with most things I get without knowing at all what I want to do with them.  I always trusted the idea for this tape would hit me eventually, and in this case it took me a year, ha!

copper tape 1

I traced the frame insert onto poster board, then cut it out to act as the canvas.  For the copper tape, I peeled of the backing just on the end of the tape and wrapped it over the edge of the poster board.  While peeling off the rest of the backing, I slid my hand over the copper tape to stick it onto the poster board diagonally like so.  I repeated this all around in a radial design, making sure each strip of copper tape intersected at the same point.

Copper Art C

Easy, right?

A couple notes on using copper tape:

  • Wear gloves.  I didn’t realize it at the time, but my fingers were making fingerprints on the tape, which are visible at certain angles, but still I would have rather avoided this.
  • The tape is very delicate, making it impossible to preserve the perfect sheen it has while on the roll, so it ends up having the look of copper leaf, which I like!  If you are looking for even texture though, copper tape will not achieve that.

Copper Wall Art

I was thinking about the Japanese sun when I was creating this, and when I showed it to my boyfriend he said hey it’s like the Japanese sun.  I guess it’s an abstract, copper take on that!

How soon-to-be-fall appropriate, too.  Seems like I’ve favored copper a lot this year and I see myself using a lot more of it this fall.

More wall art to come, guys.  This gallery wall is taking a lot longer than I wanted, but I’d rather have it that way if it means it will turn out just the way I want it to.  Do I even know anymore what I want it to turn out like??  I’m feeling more and more antsy to get it done, but I know that rushing these kinds of things is exactly what not to do.  Then again, sometimes you have to put a cold hard deadline on something or else you’ll spend forever trying to perfect it, right?