Top to bottom, left to right:
- This light-filled and incredibly inviting bedroom
- Minimal dining room style from Susanna Vento
- A DIY wooden comb as functional as it is darling
- The attention to detail around this kitchen sink
- Jessica Comingore’s inspiring studio makeover
here’s a peek into a beautiful new show that just debuted in san francisco. longtime friends natalie chanin (renowned textile artist + founder and designer of alabama chanin) and heath ceramics have collaborated to host a month-long exhibit and pop-up shop entitled alabama on alabama at heath’s factory building in the city’s mission district. the lively collection provides a sweet little glimpse into the soul of the modern south
inside the boiler room, you’ll find a collection of one-of-a-kind pieces designed by natalie, as well as the work of other fellow southern artist friends. these include mixed media art by butch anthony, folk drawings by john henry toney, photography by rinne allen + exclusive garments and textiles designed by natalie for this show. one features a kaleidoscope of heath’s signature vases sewn into a quilt.
in the retail showroom you’ll find a selection of southern treats from natalie’s many maker friends, including whiskey infused marmalade, smoky bbq sauces, bourbon salts, cocktail mixers, record albums + some of natalie’s hand-dyed indigo garments, pillows and table linens.
lastly new pieces have been added to the alabama chanin + heath ceramics tableware collection. this signature line features hand-etched patterns found in nature and in natalie’s stitch designs. the expanded dinnerware introduces a new bird’s nest design and a beautiful indigo color.
the alabama on alabama gallery + pop-up runs from july 24th to august 23rd. and the new dinnerware collection is available in heath ceramics stores and online. if you’re in san francisco or making your way here this summer, be sure to visit heath and catch this exhibit.
i often wonder who once lived in the stunning spaces light locations scouts throughout the U.K. — princes? diplomats? someone from a dickens novel? they’re just so stunning, and soaked in so much history. rarely have they changed up the beautiful old crown molding, or modernized these spaces in any way. perhaps a fresh coat of paint been added to creaky cracking walls, but that only adds to the charm of the place. this is a new location — a stunning period house in Somerset situated on an acre of land. sigh. perhaps mister darcy road his horse in the nearby countryside. one can only imagine.
• photos courtesy of light locations.
Hollywood interior designer Keri Whitman introduces a moody yet refreshing atmosphere in this often bright white city. With charcoal walls and deep woods, L.A. juice shop sits nestled among the high-end stores on Melrose Avenue and offers a break from your shopping (be it legit or window), and some of the tastiest juices I’ve sipped in L.A. Enjoy any one of their fresh concoctions — they are one of the only bottled juice spots in the city that prepares on site — and browse a small selection of lovely wellness items for home and body. My personal favorites are the Red Carpet, Sunset Greens and any of their signature almond mylks. Return the bottles and receive a $1 toward your next juice ($2 on Monday!).
• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.
i’ve always admired the beautiful work of interiors photographer j. ingerstedt and this feature for elle decor sweden is another example of his lovely work. the styling is quite smashing, too and i love the eclectic collections and the effortless look of the ‘casually displayed’ artwork. that’s a mighty fine selection of chairs and unique textiles they’ve got going on, as well! for more very inspiring interiors, visit j. ingerstedt’s online portfolio.