Friday, March 13, 2009

Eye Candy

For the last couple of months I’ve wanted to change up the look on my blog, but I haven’t know exactly what I want to. I love brown it’s one of my favorite colors, but I really love the way a white background makes pictures pop! I’ve also wanted to change the layout a bit, but I’m not to HTML savvy. I found a website the other day that lets you download different templates for free so I’m going to play around with it and see if I can come up with something I love.

My main reason for talking about this today is due to my lunch date yesterday. I’m lucky enough to live semi-close to the lovely Patricia from PVE Design so off I went yesterday morning for some girl talk, work, and lunch.

I’m even luckier, because Patricia was helping me out in a huge way by making me a new blog header! It was so much fun to sit there with her and see the process. I saw it go from a pencil sketch, to a lined black and white sketch, to a finished water-colored version.

Here is the final version we came up:


Now I just need to work on finding a font I like and adding my Blog name on to it!

It’s all so very exciting. I’m also thinking of taking a new look at what I originally had slated as business cards for Effortless Style. Perhaps I can use the fabulous wallpaper design Patricia did as inspiration.

So that is what I’ll be working on today along with some floor plans as well. Not that excited about the floor plans, but they must get done.


Blogger Things That Inspire said...

I love that new header - it is fantastic!

I do agree that a neutral background, especially on a blog that shows a variety of beautiful interior design pictures, works well.

March 13, 2009 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger pve design said...

Oh, thank-you for taking time to come so that we could meet and work face- to - face. :)
I enjoyed meeting you and feel so excited to see how your interior design business will take shape! Your smile and approachable self will surely be huge, as for my dog - he says you are hired! He loved you and your sweet voice. Love my new vase, the tulips and the fresh fruit.

March 13, 2009 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Debra said...

Awww~ How lucky can a girl get! Sounds like it was a productive lunch date. Can't wait to see the finished project. Have a great weekend.

March 13, 2009 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

love it!!! just so perfect for you!!

March 13, 2009 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

I LOVE IT!!! we need a header desperately!

March 13, 2009 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger Freckles Chick said...

Patricia is just wonderful! I've seen how she works w/ bloggers and other design folk and she's bursting w/ talent and class.

I LOVE the new header!! Just perfect and so chic.

March 13, 2009 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Darling new header! Think you're well on your way to blog delirium (in a good way! ;)

I too need to revamp my page, but keep finding the same blaaaah stuff - would you mind sharing the free template website?

Have a great weekend!

March 13, 2009 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger LindsB said...

WOW!! That is beautiful! I cant wait to see your new header in full action on your blog, it really is amazing. Patricia does such amazing work, I love her!

If you are going to design your cards around the wallpaper, which I adore, you should go that direction with your office too. Just a thought....I'm in a crazy creative mood today and was thinking about all the fun things I'd do with your office if it was mine, haha.

March 13, 2009 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

I love the new header! It is beautiful.

March 13, 2009 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger Maegan said...

it's adorable! You can pull so many colors from it for backgrounds and fonts ...I love it!

March 13, 2009 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

What a fantastic new header! Things are really happening now, huh?? :) :)

March 13, 2009 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger Blueprint Bliss said...

love the new header. how fun!

March 13, 2009 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger vicki archer said...

Can't wait for the new look - your header will be perfect. I love changing things, it always gives me renewed energy, xv,

March 13, 2009 at 5:41 PM  
Blogger annechovie said...

Wow, love the charming blog header illustration! Beyond adorable - and can't wait to see your font choice and finishing touches. Have a great wknd!

March 13, 2009 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

I just discovered your fabulous blog! The header drawing by Patricia is wonderful. it describes your blog so perfectly and the doggie is so cute. Can't wait to see what new things you post!

March 14, 2009 at 5:31 AM  
Blogger Porchlight Interiors said...

Fabulous new header! Can't wait to see it all finished! Tracey xx

March 14, 2009 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger kay* said...

that is such a great header! i've seen pve's work on several blogs and really think in the future i'll look into getting a watercolor of my own for me to hang in my apartment

March 15, 2009 at 12:00 AM  
Blogger pve design said...

thanks again, and I wanted to tell you to take a peek my Sunday post.
I am looking forward to posting your blog once it is all ready with the new header.
thanks again!

March 15, 2009 at 8:21 AM  
OpenID citysage said...

Love the new header and can't wait to see it in action! I know what you mean about wanting to switch things up but not quite knowing how--I have the same problem!

March 15, 2009 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Haven and Home said...

I love it! So exciting, can't wait to see the layout!

March 16, 2009 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger Sarah Danielle: Jeune Marie said...

I love the header! So "you"! It's happy and cute!

I have spoken with Bryn of Newlywedisms briefly about revamping my blog (email her about it if you still need some direction, she is so great!)I am still trying to find my look as well and plan on using her skills once I have established what it is exactly that I want.

Can't wait to see the new look!

March 16, 2009 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Oh, it's fabulous! Love the look of your blog, and Patricia did a beautiful job with the header.

March 17, 2009 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger I *Heart* You said...

whoa momma! i love it!!!

March 17, 2009 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Kylie said...

Your new header seems so perfect for you, Camila!


March 18, 2009 at 4:54 PM  
Blogger Allison aka Half of VAMH said...

Nice work chica! The blog and header look amazing, I just realized I never emailed you back, mostly because I didnt know how to help but I still could've said that! Doh!

Looks like you did figure it out -- it looks GREAT!

March 19, 2009 at 12:31 AM  

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