You are my sunshine…

For months now I’ve had this image stuck in the back of my mind:

{ Image via Style at Home}

When I painted the living room walls pale pink my neutral roman shades started to look a bit blah. I still adored them, but I knew I could do better.


{The original roman shades worked nicely, but I knew I could do better and I couldn’t get those yellow drapes out of my mind.}


Much better, right? I’m in love. They make so happy! They were just what the room needed.

*These pinch pleat curtains were also custom made by my workroom. Yesterday I got many emails/comments about a link where you could purchase the slipcover on my wing chair. My wing chair slipcover, along with the majority of the toss pillows and window treatments in my house have all been made by my workroom. Workrooms are used by interior designers/decorators for all of their sewing needs. At times workrooms also handle making custom headboards and re-upholstery. Other times they just specialize in window treatments, slipcovers, bedding, pillows. They are a great resource to have as a designer and I love getting to see everything I dreamed up come to life.

A quick search in the yellow pages or craigslist and you should be able to find a workroom in your area. I typically test them out by getting a pillow or two made to check on the quality before using them with clients items.

If you are ever interested in something custom I can always be reached for fabric suggestions, ordering to the trade fabric and production of window treatments and toss pillows. Email me at if you need a custom quote.

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43 Responses to You are my sunshine…

  1. So inspired and lovely!! I do prints, canvas, greeting cards and posters about fashion, you´r invited to see my work :)

    By the way love your blog and follow you!! :)

  2. Will says:

    Love the armchair!

    • effortless says:

      Thanks Will. Purchased that chair years ago when I wasn’t in design and was on a huge over stuffed pottery barn kick and after a year or two I was over it, but it was pricey so I decided to get a new slipcover made to make it more “me”. I love it and due to it’s over stuffed nature it’s actually one of the best seats in the house. People fight over it. Especially my pup Moo who thinks it belongs only to him.

  3. I had totally pinned that pic too!!! Your drapes are stunning! that is what I love most about your design and home, you take chances and they have such a wow factor!!!

  4. Jen Sako says:

    Loving this trend of color. It really livens up all of our eco-friendly rooms. Your yellow curtains are beautiful!

  5. Amanda Eck says:

    hubba-hubba is all I have to say!! And boy do I want to see the rest of this room! Girl is ah-mazing!!

  6. Gah…they are INSANELY PERFECT!!! I love them!!

  7. jenna says:

    where is your white etagere from? i love it!!

    • effortless says:

      Hi Jenna,

      It’s a find from Pier 1. I was able to snag the store display for only $99 and then just painted it white. It’s from a couple of years ago and I haven’t seen anything like it there in since.


  8. I LOVE your amazing room and the colors are sooo striking! I LOVE lots of color. My daughter lives in NYC and her apt. is very small and dark. Her colors are beautiful… magenta, beige and brown w/ white walls, but dark… hmmmm you’ve inspired me :) I think we need a real pop of color! :)

    • effortless says:

      I did go a bit color happy in the living room, but I’m loving it. My mom now feels like her house is too blah and wants color overload as well. Happy to be spreading the color love.

  9. Danielle says:

    I love everything that you do. I really think we need to be best friends! haha

  10. I love your little pink and orange ottoman in the background! I just snagged a pair of pillows in the same fabric and I’m obsessed!

    • effortless says:

      Obsessed with fabric as well. Found pillows made with it on etsy, but then couldn’t find the mill that actually made it to purchase it by the yard. After some searching I found it and I’m so happy.

  11. They look so great, Camila ! I love that you’re not afraid to change things up.

  12. Lindsay says:

    This looks great! Well done!

  13. Malinda says:

    The curtains look amazing! Love the yellow. Totally makes the room…which was already pretty gorgeous to begin with :)

  14. Libby says:

    ooooh…those yellow curtains look great! i love them with the pale pink walls and the striped arm chair. they add a lot of drama and fun to the room :)

  15. Katrina says:

    OOh Lala — should have been your post title! lol :) I love those sunny yellow curtains, 2 die 4 :)

  16. Kate Collins says:

    Fabulous!! So so fab!! I love the ottoman in the window as well. Those drapes are dreamy.

  17. Mrs. Mehta says:

    I love the yellow curtains.I am hunting for good yellow fabrics for window treatment but haven’t found the right yellow shadow.What fabric did you use?

  18. LindsB says:

    I’m in love! Its so bright and happy, all ready for my visit to NY soon :)

  19. Anne-Marie says:

    beautiful! What a happy spot, really lovely!

  20. Franki Parde says:

    It’s a “perfect pick!” franki

  21. Marissa says:

    The yellow curtains really make the room, and add some sunshine. I just saw that exact color of yellow on some turning leaves on the way home, and was going to incorporate it into a color study tonight. Great yellow!

  22. Sarah says:

    Love Love Love the drapes. It is exactly what the room needed. It was good before but now it really pops. I just hung my new white drapes…maybe I should die them. xo

  23. amy says:

    you totally rocked this room (i swear i’m not a valley girl or ‘tween). when i first saw where you were going with it i did hold my breath (cuz that helps) but–WOW WOW WOW–truly fabulous!


  24. Love the yellow combo with grey! Precious room and precious blog!!

  25. Aico Furniture says:

    The yellow curtain and pink cushion cover looks fabulous. But soemthing is missing in the sofa part which I am not able to make out.

  26. margaret says:

    I love how the spots on the pillow, the background of the painting in the back corner nod to the beautiful yellow in the curtains. Perfect tie-in! Love it.

  27. Bright and cheerful for sure!

  28. Lori says:

    For custom drapery in a bunch of fabrics try Love how bright and happy the room is!

  29. Love the yellow curtains!!! I have super bright yellow curtains in our dressing room and they make me happy every time I walk in there. The walls are the same color as your walls too I think? (magnolia grandiflora)

  30. Molly E says:

    Apologies if you have mentioned it previously, but would you mind sharing your paint color? Desperately seeking a soft shade of pink!

  31. Brandi says:

    Love your curtains! I also really like the floral pillow in your before picture. Can you share the source?

  32. Debbie says:

    I love the risks you take with color and pattern. They work so beautifully to create such happy spaces. Your yellow drapes and pink walls are wonderful, as is your choice of drapery hardware. Kudos to a job well done!

  33. I just discovered your blog and LOVE your style! I feel like we have very similar taste! I am NEW to the blogging world…I write about interior design, parenting, etc….feel free to check mine out Like you, I love the use of bold colors and I admire your brave/successful approach to design! Love the yellow curtains by the way!!

  34. LOVE that chair, pillow, curtains, bookcase, everything!

  35. I love these window treatments. Love!!!

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