magazines and books piled on herringbone wood floors / sfgirlbybay

decor chick.

is it just me or does everyone feel an intense pang of separation anxiety the minute they try to throw away their old magazines? so, in order not to have to part with our favorites (because that’s been proven to just be too dang hard), we’ve evolved them into decor for the well-read. stacked with our overflow of novels and paperback thrillers, there’s something comforting about entering a home flanked in tangible text treasures — or maybe that’s just the romantic in me.

tall stack of books in white hallway / sfgirlbybay

fantastic frank.

colorful stack of books in hallway below framed art print / sfgirlbybay

inside closet.

stacked magazines in a white hallway / sfgirlbybay

fnwg via tumblr.

magazines at the ledge of an open window / sfgirlbybay

beigerenegade via instagram.

magazine stack at bottom of mirror / sfgirlbybay


concrete ledge with stacks of magazines / sfgirlbybay


stacks of magazines as decor / sfgirlbybay

clockwise from l to r: note to self via tumblr.; the design chaser.; call me classy via tumblr.; the classy issue.; the irresistible.; modern legacy.thepoetryofmaterialthings via tumblr.; claire’s field notes.

low stacks of magazines and books with art and decor / sfgirlbybay

hem trender.

stacks of magazines on painted white floors / sfgirlbybay

la mode est ma passion.

stacked magazines in modern dining room / sfgirlbybay


lightening up.

framed portraits on white walls / sfgirlbybay

design hunter.

occasionally, it just feels good to lighten up. clear the clutter out, and let your ‘signature’ pieces speak for themselves in a monochromatic environment. a cool white slouchy sofa, or your prettiest pendant lamp — your favorite artwork for instance. these spaces all do that, but they don’t come across as cold either. just simple, calm and very relaxing.

simple home decor inspiration / sfgirlbybay

there are a few good books i’ve kept forever in my design library about getting the look: monochrome home, at home with white, peace at home, simple home, keep it simple and living with light. some of them are out of print, but can be found super cheap at used books stores and even amazon — so look around. they all convey the inspiring light look really well and all contain excellent styling tips for keeping things simple, but very liveable.

white walls and gold retro mirror / sfgirlbybay

laure joliet photography for domino.

white bedding in light filled bedroom / sfgirlbybay


wood floors and white walls / sfgirlbybay


ornate crown molding and light living room decor / sfgirlbybay

bo bedre.

black and gold light fixtures in white entryway / sfgirlbybay


light interior decor / sfgirlbybay

finders keepers via bungalow5.

portrait paintings on shiplap walls / sfgirlbybay

deer coffee.

light living room decor inspiration / sfgirlbybay

sara medina lind photography.

matching wood arm chairs / sfgirlbybay

maison premiere.

living room decor inspiration via cereal magazine. / sfgirlbybay

cereal magazine.

meet desenio. art with a scandinavian vibe.

photographic and graphic posters and prints via desenio / sfgirlbybay

meet desenio — beautiful photographic and graphic posters and prints with that gorgeous Scandinavian design.  The Scandinavian’s unique sense of style comes from their harsh environmental conditions, and despite the simplicity and symmetry, Scandinavian interiors always emit that lovely sense of warmth and coziness. At Desenio you’ll find a vast selection of high-quality and affordable posters and prints with Scandinavian design and much of their artwork is designed by Swedish illustrators and designers — all available online in the US, Canada, Australia and all throughout Europe.

abstract art print via desenio / sfgirlbybay

black and white art print via desenio / sfgirlbybay

Desenio’s concept is to provide accessible art for everyone, and help their customers create beautiful and inspiring homes in a simple and affordable way. they’re really helpful in giving you suggestions and inspiration on how to combine poster art with home décor — just click here for inspiration and here on how to create your own gallery wall and check out their cool accessory options for hanging prints, too. Desenio’s selection of Scandinavian posters and art prints is continuously updated with fresh products, so follow them on PinterestFacebook and instagram to see what’s new.

desenio photographic and graphic posters from desenio / sfgirlbybay

desenio photographic and graphic posters in white bedroom / sfgirlbybay

assortment of photographic and graphic posters and prints from desenio / sfgirlbybay

desenio photographic and graphic posters and prints / sfgirlbybay

black and white photographic prints via desenio / sfgirlbybay

graphic posters via desenio / sfgirlbybay

gold frame on gray wall with black decor / sfgirlbybay

photographic and graphic posters and prints via desenio / sfgirlbybay

This is a sponsored post in partnership with desenio and all words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep sfgirlbybay going with fresh content every day.

sexy black frames.

black windows in office area / sfgirlbybay

entrance makleri (above + just below).

i have to say, nothing quite emphasizes a view like black framed window casings. something about them it adds an element of sophistication you just don’t find anywhere else — a bachelor pad feel perhaps? though it’s a classic look when paired with exterior facing windows, black steel framed windows and doors bring a whole new, albeit open look when used inside as a segue from one room to another, dividing a space but adding an interesting, sexy and architectural edge.

black framed window casings in office area / sfgirlbybay

black framed window casings in loft / sfgirlbybay

anne sage for marvin windows & doors (above + below).

exposed wood beams and black framed window casings. / sfgirlbybay

black framed window casings in loft space / sfgirlbybay

Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer photography for elle decoration.

black framed window casings inspiration / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: calvin klein’s home via curbed; entrance makleri; design*sponge; coco & kelley; house & garden; cote de texas; bohemian wornest.

door with black framed window casings / sfgirlbybay


open living room with black framed windows / sfgirlbybay

kinfolk at home book.

sliding doors with black framed window casings / sfgirlbybay


black framed window casings on hallway doors / sfgirlbybay

studio maclean.

floor to ceiling door and windows with black casings / sfgirlbybay

mr harris tweed.

windoes with black framed casings / sfgirlbybay

mad & bolig.

dining area with doors with black framed window casings / sfgirlbybay

heidi lerkenfeldt photography.

black framed window casings on picture window in dining room / sfgirlbybay

est magazine.



domino goes down under.

loft office space via domino / sfgirlbybay

well, isn’t this the loveliest looking loft-like space? recently featured on domino, it’s the home of creative couple Erika Garaerts and Charl Laubscher. the two took on the daunting task (all by themselves!) of converting a warehouse in the old Foy & Gibson Factory in Collingwood, a suburb of Melbourne, australia into a liveable, and very stylish place. they’ve turned something long forgotten and left in disarray into a minimalist modern, but charming home sweet home with killer high beamed ceilings and natural pine wood floors. for the full tour and some expert design advice, visit domino.

living room loft space via domino / sfgirlbybay living room area in loft featured by domino / sfgirlbybay modern loft space featured in domino / sfgirlbybay black and white loft decor featured in domino / sfgirlbybay loft dining area featured by domino / sfgirlbybay modern loft dining space via domino / sfgirlbybay domino loft feature / sfgirlbybay indoor loft plants in pots / sfgirlbybay  stainless steel and green kitchen decor via domino / sfgirlbybay domino green and stainless steel kitchen decor / sfgirlbybayloft bedroom decor via domino / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of domino.