01 Aug

Friday Finds…

BEACH

I’m cutting out a bit early this week and heading out to the beach to enjoy a little time in the sun with my boys.

Before I start my weekend here are some of my favorite finds from the week.

-Ikea is getting rid of their Expedit bookcase and everyone is pretty mad about it. I think every decor blogger has one in their home. Find out why they are getting rid of it and what will replace it here.

-In love with this baby t-shirt idea. I think Asher needs one so I can see what his future holds. What a fun baby shower gift!

-I love pom poms and I love pineapples, bam I need these shorts in my life.

-A print featuring my all time favorite movie and my all time favorite movie line. Where oh where can I put this in my house.

-Great article in Elle Decor featuring things people learned when they worked with a decorator. All of the clients had amazing points and show how worth it is to work with a decorator.

Happy Friday.

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31 Jul

Treat Yo Self: Dohars

One of my favorite baby gifts to give to new parents are dohars from Mela & Roam. Dohars are thin blankets that are constructed of 3 layers of mulmul cotton. There is a pattern that is hand stamped on the middle layer so it peeks through the top and bottom layer. Each dohar is completed with contrasting banding. It’s super soft and light and gets even softer the more you wash it. It’s the perfect blanket for swaddling and I just saw that they have even larger sizes so, you now have the option of getting a twin, queen or king sized dohar.

mela & roam indian dohar

Baby Dohars are available here.
Twin, Queen and King Dohars are available here.

The best part about Mela & Roam is that not all of their inventory is online so you can always email them (sales@melaandroam.com) with requests on colors/pattern and see what else they have in stock that hasn’t made it online yet. That’s how I picked up one for Asher. Pictures to come soon!

Here are some other shops that offer dohars if you want some more design options:
-Good Earth
-Moon River
-Muny
-Feroza Designs

Trust me they are a perfect addition to any space especially during the hot summer months.

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30 Jul

Fabric Scheming: Apriot, Cream & Teal

One of my favorite parts of designing is getting to work with fabrics. I love all of the choices that are out there. It’s really fun to layer different patterns together and make it all work. It’s one of the best parts of my job.

Here is a current scheme I just finished up.

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Floral print: Potalla by Alan Campbell*
Greek key print: Towers in Onyx Grey and Natural
Ikat: Jember by Kravet*
Chevron/Animal print: ZiZi by China Seas*

While some might see the mix and nothing nothing matches it doesn’t need to. Each of the fabrics have something that tie them together to each other. In this case little pops of blue throughout most of the mix make it all work. A variation in pattern scale also help make it all work together without looking matchy/matchy.

Can’t wait to see it come to life!

*To the trade fabrics are only available through designers/decorators. If you would like to place an order for any of these fabrics email me at camila@effortless-style.com

 

 

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29 Jul

Top 5 favorites from Kirkland’s

I don’t have a Kirkland’s location near me, but I do try to check in online every couple of weeks to see what’s new. There tends to be a lot of stuff that is not very “me”, but after doing a little online browsing I always find a couple of gems.

Here are my current top 5 favorites:

kirkland's home decor

No.1: 4″ depth, linen fabric, nail head trim and unique shape make this headboard a total score in my book.

No.2: I don’t have a country house, but if I did I would totally want this ottoman in it.

No.3: I love a little glam in a space which is made me pick this mercury lamp. Make it a bit edgier by switching out the lampshade.

No.4: 50″ long mirrors sound perfect to flank a bed with. Love the geometric pattern and reclaimed framing.

No.5: A pair of these chests would work perfectly as nightstands. Love the quatrefoil shape over the mirrored finish.

Do you have any favorites I must know about?

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28 Jul

Scenes from my weekend…

Our weekend started on the early side this week, because we had a wedding to attend. It was nice to get out and go on a little date, but we did miss the boys and wished we were with them too.

jonandcamweddingbetter

My family was invited to this wedding as well and my sister was in the bridal party so me, Ximena and my mom got some good shots with my sister’s boyfriend while she was off doing bridesmaid duties.

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The bride and groom were both really close friends of my sister that I have known for a very long time. The wedding was held where Jon and I were married so we were excited to attend as guests and not the bride and groom.

The tables were beautiful!

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Along with the amazing centerpieces that were suspended from the ceiling. I kept joking that I wanted to take it home with me at the end of the night.

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We had a wonderful time and spent most of the night on the dance floor, which is always the tell of a great wedding.

On Saturday we rested up and then hit the road in the afternoon to head out east for lunch, a client meeting and then flying a drone at my clients private beach. Nice, right? Of course having the mom brain that I now have I left my fabric samples for said meeting at my house!!! Whoops.

It wasn’t a wasted trip though because I got to see progress on the beach house and then we all headed to the beach for some drone flying.

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While the men played with the drone we relaxed on the beach and enjoyed the view.

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We also took some shots on an abandoned boat.

jonandcamonboat

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The day ended with all of the men skipping stones into the water. Such a sweet shot.

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When we got home Jon was super sweet and set up a fire pit on our deck so that we could test out our new outdoor furniture once the boys went to bed.

firepit

After he came up to get me I had fallen asleep in bed with Ash. Poor guy had to go back downstairs and get rid of the fire, because he felt bad waking me up.

Sunday we were all wiped from Saturday’s trip out east, which meant breakfast in bed for all.

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{Hudson decided the box our breakfast came in was perfect as a hat and decided to wear it instead of eating french toast.}

After a morning in bed lazying around we spent the rest of the day cleaning up the house and catching up laundry. Not exciting stuff for photos. I asked Ash to smile for a photo and caught this sweet face.

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I asked Hudson to smile and say cheese for his photo and this is what I got:

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{He wasn’t happy. He told me, “No cheese, momma” and refused to smile.}

The day ended with me making my favorite chocolate chip banana bread.

bananabread

Yum!

 

 

 

 

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25 Jul

Friday Finds

haircolor

I’ve been feeling a bit blah lately. Faced with having to lose 20 pounds of baby weight that doesn’t seem to want to come off while breast feeding I decided to tweak things yesterday. Off I went with a photo of Penelope Cruz to get some caramel highlights. I’m happy with the results and had to send Jon a selfie right after it was done. :) So, do I look 20 pounds lighter? ;)

Ok enough about me here are my favorite finds of the week:

-Sweet elephant necklace for less than $3! Craziness. I need one or two.

-Love these safari pillows. The are done so beautifully with watercolors. I couldn’t pick a favorite I think I need all three to start my own animal menagerie.

-How chic is the decor at Sonny’s Soda Shoppe? They had me at the pink and white cabana stripes.

-Loving this lemonade beverage station. Need to remember this for the next party I plan.

-How pretty is the floral pattern on these shorts? Wish it came in yardage too.

Happy Friday!

 

 

 

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24 Jul

Treat Yo Self: Frieda and Nellie

From the ladies that bought you the new and improved friendship bracelets from our youth complete with vintage jewels I bring you their new collection of tassel earrings.

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{Coral Tassel Earrings}

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{Turquoise Tassel Earrings}

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{Neon Tassel Earrings}

frieda and nellie tassel earrings
{Crazy Quirky Carefree earrings}

Totally fun and completely unnecessary, but I would still love to treat myself to a pair! I already know and I’m obsessed with making tassels perhaps this is the makings of a DIY project.

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23 Jul

Fabric Find: Jamboree

I love a good solid colored fabric used in a room, but some times you want something with a little more oomph, but not too distracting. This is the reason why so many designers love Betwitx by Schumacher. The only problem is that because it’s to the trade it can be a bit on the pricier side. I wanted to find something a little more budget friendly, but with a similar vibe. Enter Jamboree by P Kaufmann.

It’s come in a rainbow variety of colors and retails for $24.50 a yard at upholstery weight!

jamboree fabric

jamboree fabric

So excited to try some of these. If you want to get your fix right away you can pick up ready made pillows in this pattern at Society Social.

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22 Jul

Caitlin McGauley Wallpaper

I fell in love with Caitlin McGauley’s illustrations years ago when she started working with LONNY

Her work is so beautiful and full of whimsey and color. Plus she is an elephant lover like me so it’s always fun to check out her elephant print. The version on her site is no longer available, but a new blue version is now available through Studio Four NYC.

elephant watercolor print

In following Caitlin’s instagram feed I saw another little project she is working on with Studio Four NYC. An amazing wallpaper line that will be debuting in early fall and I can’t wait to get my hands on some samples.

caitlin mcgauley wallpaper

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Ah I don’t think I can wait till the fall to get my hands on the elephant wallpaper!

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21 Jul

Scenes from my weekend…

This weekend was a bit overcast which worked just fine with me, because the cold Hudson had been fighting all week finally hit me. Friday at 5pm I started feeling crappy and made sure I just to bed early.

On Saturday I decided to try and take it easy and stay in my pj’s and bed all day. I was looking forward of a day catching up on Lifetime movies, but my little guys wanted to hang out with me instead so my movie day turned into marathons of Wreak it Ralph and the Incredibles and looked like this instead:

movies
{Hudson loves to grab my cheek when he is tired or cranky. So that’s how I got to lay in bed.}

While I recovered poor Jon was outside working away on a project for the backyard. I would have been stressed, but he still had a smile on his face. I always dream up something crazy and he always figures out how to get it done.

I did manage to get out of the house for a little, because I figured the fresh air would be good and I needed to stock up on tissues. I took Hudson into town with the stroller in the hopes that he would fall asleep, but what I got was an overactive 2.5 year old running up and down the aisles of CVS. I ended up having to pin him into the stroller to strap him in so he would stay put. Good times. After all that I decided to treat myself to a couple of beauty items. I’ll let you know how they turn out.

cvsgoodies

The evening ended with making some homemade pizza for dinner. Such an easy thing to do and it’s ready pretty quickly.

pizza

On Sunday I displayed my new doormat.It was love at first sight when I saw it, but it took me awhile to finally pull the trigger and order it. So happy I did, because it makes my entryway so cheerful.

design darling greek key jute doormat
{Details on my green door available here.}

While I did a little zhushing around the house Jon and Hudson went out for a haircut. Here is my little cutie that now looks even older to me.

haircut

The rest of the day I took advantage of still fighting my cold and taking it easy, by taking out my laptop and working away while this little one napped near by and my two other guys worked outside.

ashernapping

Happy Monday!

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