a few pages from kinfolk.

The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living. / sfgirlbybay

if you’re a fan of kinfolk magazine, you may like to know they also have a new hardbound book out, aptly entitled The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living. quite by happenstance i was having a gander at photographer jonas ingerstedt’s website when i came upon this house, which has apparently graced the pages of kinfolk’s magazine, as well as being prominently featured in the book.

new book by Kinfolk / sfgirlbybay

it’s quite lovely, isn’t it? with its pretty palette of gray, white and a kind of rich cobalt blue and a great mix of vintage and mid-century modern furniture — it embodies the kinfolk mantra of slowing down, and simplifying your life, allowing you to create a more considered, beautiful, and intimate living space. for more beautiful images, visit jonas ingerstedt’s online portfolio and pick up a copy of The Kinfolk Home.

good book: The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living. / sfgirlbybay

room featured in The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interiors inside The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living. / sfgirlbybay

simple room featured in The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living. / sfgirlbybay

antlers and potted plants fetured in The Kinfolk Home book / sfgirlbybay

lovely blue door in The Kinfolk Home book / sfgirlbybay

beautiful blue doors inside The Kinfolk Home book / sfgirlbybay

blue kitchen featured in The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living. / sfgirlbybay

photo wall featured in The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living. / sfgirlbybay

bedroom featured in The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by jonas ingerstedt for The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living.

good reads: open house magazine.

home featured in OPENHOUSE magazine / sfgirlbybay

Have you ever asked yourself: when was the last time I had a real, long and open conversation with somebody I didn’t know just a half an hour ago? With this question, Andrew Trotter and Mari Luz Vidal started the OPENHOUSE project almost 4 years ago. They didn’t open a restaurant or a gallery, they opened their home. For the next two years, they hosted numerous exhibitions, dinners and concerts at their home in Barcelona. They discovered that the intimacy of a home can change many things, it is where friendships are born. OPENHOUSE magazine is about that. a twice-yearly magazine, It’s about people who, like Andrew and Mari Luz, have decided to open their private spaces to the public for all kinds of activities. in san francisco i used to host ‘sunday night suppers’ for a group of creative friends, so i guess this concept really speaks to my heart. i miss those dinners — time to start them up again!

al fresco dinner party featured in OPENHOUSE magazine / sfgirlbybay

in each issue, we peek inside these creative homes — in issue 4, we visit Rooftop Smokehouse in Barcelona, who have brought back the art of smoking food. We visit Marjorie, who’s opened her home every Sunday for the last 20 years to give jazz concerts in her beloved Harlem. Also every Sunday, American artist Jim Haynes has been making dinners for the last 37 years in Paris. The magazine is a collection of interviews and stories of bright, creative people from around the world, that open their homes to the public, to make different activities about gastronomy, art and design that anyone can visit and in doing so, become a part of the community. Openhouse is also a guide to their secret loved places in their towns, and some favourite recipes. a lovely concept, and a very lovely magazine. you can find it online right here, and in shops worldwide. cheers!

outdoor space featured in OPENHOUSE magazine / sfgirlbybay

minimalist bedroom in OPENHOUSE magazine / sfgirlbybay

wood pallet bed featured in OPENHOUSE magazine / sfgirlbybay

living room featured in OPENHOUSE magazine / sfgirlbybay

black and white tile living room featured in OPENHOUSE magazine / sfgirlbybay

good reads: OPENHOUSE magazine. / sfgirlbybay

OPENHOUSE magazine dinner party / sfgirlbybay

OPENHOUSE magazine / sfgirlbybay

rooftop featured in OPENHOUSE magazine / sfgirlbybay

living space featured in OPENHOUSE magazine / sfgirlbybay

haning kitchen linens in OPENHOUSE magazine / sfgirlbybay

OPENHOUSE magazine jazz show / sfgirlbybay

barn dining space featured in OPENHOUSE magazine / sfgirlbybay

friday finds.

pink velvet sofa with cushion / sfgirlbybaymustard yellow velvet pillows / sfgirlbybaypink comforter with mustard yellow velvet pillows / sfgirlbybayvelvet mustard yellow sofa, tufted pink sofa and colorful shag pillows / sfgirlbybayplush velvet throw pillows / sfgirlbybay

annie is still on hiatus, so this week’s friday finds have been left in my hands. and today, we’re feeling rather warm and fuzzy. even plush, if you will. i love a soft, velvety pillow or sofa in a bold, rich color — something tufted perhaps, so you can curl up and feel extra fancy being a couch potato. happy friday everyone, hope you have a comfy rest this weekend, xo victoria

Top to bottom, left to right:

  1. plush pink velvet sofa, via the citizenry studio.
  2. i love Leslie Williamson’s house in San Francisco photographed by Brian Ferry, via freunde von freunden.
  3. mustard colored velvet sofa’s via remodelista and casa del caso.
  4. pretty tufted velvet pink sofa from bddw.
  5. west elm’s mongolian lamb pillow covers.
  6. plush velvet throw pillows on white, via fantastic frank.

whitewashed working space.

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sara medinalind photography.

i’m over the moon excited because this week i had my home studio floors painted white and i’m almost ready for the reveal. i’ve been wanting white floors since before the stone age, and i’m thrilled to finally have my own space so i can make that happen. i want to keep my studio space really minimal — just my mum’s old antique farm table as my desk, a great looking desk chair (on the hunt for that one!) and this vintage long, low walnut bench i have for storing magazines and books. i may put my white armoire back in there, but i love the idea of keeping it really open and spare so that if i need to shoot in there it’s ready to go — an instant photo studio with white walls and whitewashed floors! here’s some looks that have been inspiring me for a long while (i’ve got a pinboard dedicated to this idea)! i can’t wait to share how it turns out. hurry up, floors — dry, dry, dry!

white cinderblock walls and white desk and chair / sfgirlbybay

camellia fiber company.

white ceiling and floors with wood desk / sfgirlbybay

studio rum.

white indoor/outdoor studio space / sfgirlbybay

bloesem.

white work spaces / sfgirlbybay

remodelista; Dana van Leeuwen ; gen by design trestle table; janne peters photography.

white washed work space and art / sfgirlbybay

silke bonde via the poster club.

white creative work space / sfgirlbybay

trendenser.

whitewashed concrete wall and desk / sfgirlbybay

le style.

art prints above white desk and chair / sfgirlbybay

affiches marci.

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sugar and cloth studio space.

at home in the hague.

modern white townhouse featured in vtwonen / sfgirlbybay

home to illustrator saar manche, i’m in love with this lovely townhouse in the hague recently featured in vtwonen. i think if i could choose just one architectural feature to add to my home, it just might be double-wide doors like these that lead from the living room to the dining room. it just makes for such a romantic, and dramatic entrance. i love how they’ve decorated in such a homey, and somewhat whimsical way, with saar’s artwork and painted furniture pieces adding a welcome personal touch. it was a happy accident to discover saar’s work, as well — you can see more of it on her website, and following on instagram.

home tour of illustrator saar manche / sfgirlbybay

home of illustrator saar manche. / sfgirlbybay

tour the home of illustrator saar manche / sfgirlbybay

unique vintage mirror and lamp / sfgirlbybay

hand-painted furnishings in saar manche's home / sfgirlbybay

vintage furnishings in saar manche's home / sfgirlbybay

modern kitchen in illustrator saar manche's townhouse / sfgirlbybay

hung photo prints / sfgirlbybay

bedroom in saar manche's townhouse featured in vtwonen / sfgirlbybay

hand-painted cabinet in saar manche's townhouse featured in vtwonen / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Louis Lemaire courtesy of vtwonen.