friday finds.

listening area with pink area rug and vintage poster. / sfgirlbybay

it’s finally a friday, but i’m still playing catch-up from my vacation away, so for me it’ll be a working weekend. therefore, i’m enlisting your assistance. i like listening to a good jam when working (or working out, for that matter) but i feel like all of my many self-made mixes on spotify and vinyl collections are growing a little outdated or overplayed. i need some new soundtracks! what are you listening to right now? either upbeat, or just for chillin’ i need to know what you’re loving right now. thanks, and happy friday, everyone. it’s good to be back! xo, victoria

  1. love this little listening area. i could get lost in thought with some good tunes here.
  2. listening to vintage vinyl records is the best and this pink crosley is awfully cute isn’t it? the perfect starter set for a young listener.
  3. the Crosley X UO Keepsake Wood Record Player is pretty sweet looking and i like that it’s portable and also allows for deck and MP3 player integration.
  4. this set-up is an uber efficient use of space for a listening station.
  5. this hi-fi reminds me of the one my parents used to host adult dance parties to way back when.
  6. the draper media console is a close second to that one my parents had, too. i dig the vintage vibe.
  7. even cats like a the vintage vibes of a record player. or do cats maybe just prefer a warm spot to hang?
  8. Remember the heyday of 70’s Hi-Fi Industrial Design? this is fine example and headphones are always a good idea, too.

pink crosley record player. / sfgirlbybay

wooden crosley record player. / sfgirlbybay

modern black and white record player set-up. / sfgirlbybay

light reflecting off record player. / sfgirlbybay

marshall amp on vintage media console. / sfgirlbybay

cat on record player in window with houseplants. / sfgirlbybay

vintage headphones and record collection. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: ysabel.

outdoor dining at ysabel. / sfgirlbybay

there’s something so twinkly about a night out in hollywood — even when you live just across town. ysabel is the spot to find yourself for a very refined cocktail, and a dish to die over. the indoor/outdoor feel of the place is perfectly edited in the decor department, just the tiniest nod to the eclectic. we suggest you try and get the seat closest to the patio’s open fireplace for a prime evening experience under the stars. this week’s wear this there encourages you to try something feminine while you bat your lashes at the handsome waitstaff in something like this ruffled dress, and a darner sock clad shoe situation. this week’s book of choice? the novel turned hit tv show big little lies — what can we say we’re the book-before-the-film type.

~ michaela dartois, vérité published.

indigo pillows on green and marble steps at ysabel. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: ysabel. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: zara frayed print coat; darner solid black mesh socks; need supply black ganni clark dress; modern citizen 14k gold chain stacking ring; read this there big little lies by liane moriarty; Lizzie Fortunato Havana Earrings in Navy from need supply; nasty gal victoria mirrored bag; two two shoes classic black heel.

dining room at ysabel. / sfgirlbybay

hallway and doors at restaurant ysabel. / sfgirlbybay

twinkle lights wrapped around a tree in outdoor dining patio. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: ysabel in hollywood. / sfgirlbybay

the indoor bar at ysabel in hollywood. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: ysabel. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of ysabel.

all about blue.

blue kitchen cabinets and backsplash with vintage portrait. / sfgirlbybay

all over france last week it was blue for as far as the eye could see. not the skies necessarily, but when it came to decor, blue was the spot on hot trend. especially bold cobalt blues, navy and those Mediterranean deep aqua blues. the salon in our marseille pensione was painted the most divine rich teal blue and had us swooning at bonjour. if you’re not brave enough to take a stab at solid blue walls, perhaps a touch here and there will do you right. i searched chairish for an eclectic mix of home accents with french flair and found many a true blue favorite.

blue vintage home furnishings and decor from chairish. / sfgirlbybay

my chairish favorites: 1. Original 1939 French Lottery Poster of Marseillaise; 2. Antique French Match Striker; 3. Ib Kofod-Larsen Danish Penguin Iron & Molded Birch Lounge Chair; 4. Set of 8 Classic Novels bound in Blue; 5. Blue Taittinger Ashtray; 6. Vintage Heywood Wakefield ‘Heywoodite’ Class Chair; 7. Moroccan Silver on Blue Pom Pom Blanket; 8. Silk Velvet Lavender Sachet With Applique; 9. Blue & Green Glass Chandelier; 10. French John Cassavetes & Gena Rowlands Faces movie Poster; 11. Vintage French Cinzano Ashtray; 12. Vintage Lawrence Peabody Modern Sofa; 13. a pair of Azure Blue Sea Glass Beads; 14. Vintage Blue Banana Leaf Serving Tray.

blue living room wall and sofa. / sfgirlbybayblue living room walls with vintage paintings. / sfgirlbybayblue letters spelling home on small shelf. / sfgirlbybayblue home accents. / sfgirlbybaydark blue kitchen cabinets. / sfgirlbybayblue wall paint. / sfgirlbybayblue kitchen cabinets and backsplash. / sfgirlbybayblue bedroom wall with white and gray bedding. / sfgirlbybaydark blue wall paint. / sfgirlbybayblue lower kitchen cabinets and mint upper cabinets. / sfgirlbybay

•photo credits in order of appearance: gravity home; domino; sfgirlbybay; behomm; sfgirlbybay; design*sponge; farrow & ball via paint and brush; interior guru; farrow & ball hague blue paint; remodelista; gravity home; farrow & ball vardo; lonny; domino; arflex milano; journelles; apartment therapy.

This post made possible in partnership with chairish but all opinions and thoughts are my own. thanks for the supporting the brands that make sfgirlbybay possible.

good reads: the latest issue of est.

est magazine home tour. / sfgirlbybay

do you read australian design est magazine? if not, it’s time to tune in, because issue #24 of est is a good one — exploring global home styles from cape town to mallorca and on to sydney. one of my favorite features, and there were many, is this modern rustic cape town gem. it has all the elements i love — an earthy Scandinavian vibe, and a farmhouse mix of vintage modern furnishings and accessories, not to mention all those dreamy, dramatic black accents. i’m loving those unexpected frayed edges on the dining room chair slipcovers, too. the garden is something sublime as well, so for the full tour view the latest issue of est online.

cape town home in est magazine. / sfgirlbybay

black and white formal dining room in est magazine. / sfgirlbybay

kitchen in est magazine. / sfgirlbybay

home tour in est magazine. / sfgirlbybay

cape town home tour in est magazine. / sfgirlbybay

book smart.

large coffee table filled with books and decor. / sfgirlbybay

i am nothing if not a book worm. you may have noticed the first thing i did when i moved into my new house was to build floor to ceiling built-in bookcases as fast as we possibly could. when i move, i lug my book collection along the way, causing movers everywhere serious back pain (sorry guys, they are not dead bodies but beloved hardbound treasures). but not only do i love my reading my books, i really love the way they look in a home, too. what is it they say, “A Bookshelf is the Window to the Soul”? great books abound and although reading on an ipad can save your eyes at night, there’s nothing ever like the real thing. here are some books getting their just due in decor.

books piled below bookcase in white room. / sfgirlbybay

book collection. / sfgirlbybay

living room with large coffee table filled with books. / sfgirlbybay

'read instead' art print. / sfgirlbybay

white shallow bookcase with colorful books and magazines. / sfgirlbybay

white living room with color blocked bookcase. / sfgirlbybay

white dining table and lamps with colorful books. / sfgirlbybay

small shelf with books and decor. / sfgirlbybay

tall white book shelves. / sfgirlbybay

white home library with desk and chair and floor lamp. / sfgirlbybay

• photo credits in order of appearance: domino magazine; just be splendid; annixen; The New York Times: 36 Hours, New York & Beyond By Barbara Ireland; read instead print from book shop; Invisible Double Book Shelf from urban outfitters; remodelista; Le Guide Déco by The Socialite Family; Art Is the Highest Form of Hope & Other Quotes by Artists By Phaidon Editors; cloak; domino magazine; read instead print from book shop; domino magazine; design*sponge; manola yllera; Harper Leather Strap Shelf from urban outfitters; alvhem makleri; remodelista.