Thursday, September 17, 2009

Progress in the office!

The office re-do in my house is finally starting to come together. The desk is finally finished waiting for a reveal, the floors got done, hardware for window treatments are up, fabric has been purchased for the window treatments, coffee table/ottoman is being slip covered as I type.

We are almost there!

The most exciting update in the office is that  my slipcover is finished and it makes me love the room even more.

Here is what the loveseat  looked like before:

sofaanddragon fabric 001

It had amazing lines, unbelievable price and the fabric was actually in great condition it just wasn’t the look I was going for.

After Julie got her hands on it here is the fabulous new loveseat:


Here is a close up of the fabric: It’s a bit Josef Frank inspired with a tad of grandma chic and I’m in love.


Hope you enjoyed a little peek into the headquarters of Effortless Style Interiors!

Business side note: I was hoping to launch my business site by the end of August, but there have been some delays with the web designer.

Fingers crossed blog re-vamp should be taking place within the next two weeks! We are moving to Word Press! With the business site shortly following that.

While that is waiting to happening I have begun taking on clients this summer!  It’s been going great. I love what I do and it’s great to share it with all.

If one of my lovely readers finds themselves needing design help please feel free to email me for rates! Hiring an interior decorator doesn’t have to be a scary or expensive experience. I guarantee you that you will actually save time and money by hiring a professional the first time around and getting it done perfect.

Marianne summed it up pretty perfectly here.

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Blogger Sarah La Rose said...

I love your sofa. The fabric is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing the entire office.

September 17, 2009 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Yay! Can definitely see a little Josef there! :D I'm SO excited that your business is going well! Seems like things do happen for a reason?


September 17, 2009 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Sarah - La Jeune Marie said...

I adore the setee! Very Anthro, no?!?

September 17, 2009 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Blueprint Bliss said...

Camila- it looks so great. I know you are excited about getting your business up and running.

September 17, 2009 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Tamstyles said...

looks great..glad you are happy with it. cant wait to see the rest.

September 17, 2009 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Limestone said...

Wow, that is one big furniture transformation. It almost doesn't even look like the same piece anymore. I love you added a little shirt to the bottom. It balances out the wings so well.

September 17, 2009 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger bluehydrangea said...

love, love, love your loveseat!! the fabric just makes me happy!! Can' wait to see more...

September 17, 2009 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

love the skirt and the pillows! and the fabric! looks great.

September 17, 2009 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Yes, I will take that sofa for you, thank you very much!! It's so great!! I very much like color, texture and pattern but never use it. Why is this?

September 17, 2009 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Lynett said...

Gorgeous! I love your fabric choice. Can't wait to see the reveal.

September 17, 2009 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger Collins said...

It's adorable!

September 17, 2009 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger KS said...

I am amazed... I wish I had talent to transform things like this!! It turned out beautiful... love the fabric!

September 17, 2009 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger Blair said...

Oh, love that fabric on it. Granny chic--you are too cute.

September 17, 2009 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger my favorite and my best said...

love it! greatness!

September 17, 2009 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

What a great loveseat!!! The fabric is so cute! I don't know how a person couldn't be happy just looking at it!

September 17, 2009 at 12:33 PM  
OpenID urbansardines said...

Camila, your sofa looks FANTASTIC! I am so psyched your business is going well, too! Congratulations! Can't wait to see the rest of the office redo :-)

September 17, 2009 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Design Esquire said...

I love it! The fabric is just fabulous. Great job!

September 17, 2009 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

That is some fun, fun fabric, I can see why you love it. Congrats on your move to WP, I think you'll enjoy it. I have not regretted my move a bit.

September 17, 2009 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger LindsB said...

OMG!! I am in L.O.V.E- I seem to be in love alot lately but this came out AMAZING!!

I can NOT WAIT to see the rest- ohhh please email me pics, I'm dying here :)

September 17, 2009 at 2:33 PM  
OpenID journeychic said...

Love this transformation! I have a little loveseat that I bought from an elderly neighbor years ago for $50 and it's in sore need of a slipcover. But I have nowhere to put it in our house, so it's taking up space in my parents' basement. This before-and-after is inspiring me to try to find a place for it!

September 17, 2009 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger MyLittleHappyPlace said...

The loveseat looks fantastic! You are seriously on a roll, now, Camilla - I can't to see it all unfold!

Best to you!!

September 17, 2009 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger vanessa said...

I love the transformation. The loveseat screams Effortless Style with that slipcover!! The fabric in my DR you were asking about is:

September 17, 2009 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

I LOVE the fabric you chose - feminine and quirky and oh-so-fun! Would you mind sharing the name of the design? Thanks, and I can't wait to see the rest of your office transformation!

~ Liz

September 17, 2009 at 4:19 PM  
Blogger Caitlin said...


mind sharinf where you got that wonderful fabric?

The colors are amazing.

So excited to see the finished product.

September 17, 2009 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger Bungalow Home said...

I love the new look, a perfect example of taking a risk with bold, fresh, updated floral. There is nothing more exciting than this time for you. I opened my design business 4 years ago and know the excitement you are feeling. Just follow your heart and stay true to your design beliefs and you will do a wonderful job. Congrats!

September 17, 2009 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger My Passport to Style said...

Hi there, thanks for the lovely comments!Im new here and love the prints used in your post.I will definately be back!Thanks for the inspiration. Sharon

September 17, 2009 at 5:10 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Oh my gosh! Your sofa is to die for! I love love love it!

September 17, 2009 at 5:42 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

hello glad you dropped a note by my blog...i am absolutley in Heaven looking through yours...i have a feeeling i'll be lingering here for a spell...hope you don't mind.

nice to meet you!

September 17, 2009 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog today and leaving a comment, you were my first one!!! :D I'm glad you did because I hadn't run across your blog before and it looks great, I can't wait to read through more. Thanks again!

September 17, 2009 at 6:32 PM  
Blogger viera said...

I love, love your seat.
Shape, fabric -just perfect.

September 17, 2009 at 6:44 PM  
Blogger High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Thanks for all the great feedback!

The fabric is called Wonderland in Pearl.

You can get it here:

or here:

September 17, 2009 at 7:02 PM  
Blogger Laura Casey Interiors said...

Congratulations on getting your business going and the loveseat looks fabulous. Wonderful work as always.

September 17, 2009 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger susieq said...

Love the loveseat! Great fabric!

September 17, 2009 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger Maria Killam said...

I love it, that is so so fabulous!

September 17, 2009 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Yansy said...

To say that I love it would be an understatement. I wanted for myself and I can't wait to see the finished room. I must get my hands on that fabric.

September 17, 2009 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

looks GORGEOUS! cant wait to see your HQ!

September 17, 2009 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger Hopeless Chest said...

that fabric is fantastic! i love the wide pleat on the bottom.

September 17, 2009 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

The loveseat looks great! I love the colors in that fabric!

Thank you for the sweet comments on my blog. You're totally right - a little paint can go a long way.

September 18, 2009 at 12:55 AM  
Blogger Deliciously Organized said...

You really have an eye for beautiful fabrics mixed with gorgeous pieces. So talented! I love it.

September 18, 2009 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger paula said...

this is STUNNING! blown away.

September 18, 2009 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger Mandy Mae said...

I just had to tell you that when I saw the reveal on this, my jaw literally hit the floor.

It's amazing!

September 18, 2009 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger Christen said...

Wow. Just wow. It's perfect. I can't wait to see the finished room!

September 18, 2009 at 10:59 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Sabbe said...

I love this SO much

September 24, 2009 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger Jacquelyn said...

Love the sofa overhaul!!

September 28, 2009 at 12:42 AM  

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