simply art.

handdrawn art. / sfgirlbybay

apartment therapy.

sometimes i like my art super simple. a collection of sketches is just so sophisticated looking, don’t you think? when at the flea market i always keep my eyes peeled for classic drawings like these — you never know when you’re going to find something really special (think treasures like antique roadshow!). i keep thinking i’ll start my own gallery of these somewhere in my home — maybe the new guest room i’m working on after the remodel. etsy can be a great resource for vintage drawings if you don’t mind the hunt, ebay, of course, too. also check out chairish — just use keywords like “vintage / sketches / drawings / charcoal / line art / abstract / art” etcetera and you should be able to dig up some good pieces in a range of prices. or if you’ve got talent — draw some of your own!

simple hand-drawn art. / sfgirlbybay

the socialite family.

simple framed drawings. / sfgirlbybay

simple art. / sfgirlbybay

artist claire oswalt.

simple, hand-drawn artwork. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: chanel bags & cigarette drags; Frederik Vercruysse photography; matisse, via one kings lane; home of Thomas Lingsell, residence magazineavenue lifestyle; bjurfors; sacramento street design; d-untrait.

over-sized, hand-written art. / sfgirlbybay

charles de vaivre.

simple black and white art. / sfgirlbybay

things will work out from the fine store.

art gallery wall. / sfgirlbybay

home of Thomas Lingsell, residence magazine.

black and white art on walls. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: Henri Matisse, mondo blogo; artist Christiane Spangsberg; Tête, Marie José by Henri Matisse via art expertthings will work out from the fine store;art pics channela merry mishap.


anna gillar.

hand-drawn art with color. / sfgirlbybay

paloma wool.

art gallery wall above bed. / sfgirlbybay

fantastic frank.

simple art in modern living room. / sfgirlbybay

fantastic frank.

simple art in modern living room. / sfgirlbybay

burlap and lace.

small simple art prints on wall. / sfgirlbyby

canvas of culture.

kitchen envy: rye london.

kitchen design via rye london. / sfgirlbybay

when it comes to kitchens rye london is pretty top notch. since i’m hoping to remove my low kitchen ceiling and expose the white beams beneath, just like this, i was obviously most inspired. rye london is an industrial daylight kitchen photography studio in East London created by Holly Wulff Petersen & Renée Kemps, with a focus on natural food, Nordic design, and minimalist lifestyle. It is a space in praise of sharing — a place where the hosts want to connect and inspire, to celebrate and appreciate, and to create and collaborate, with a focus on seasonal and fresh food, local makers and inspiring people, and on sustainable fashion and contemporary design.

white kitchen decor at rye london. / sfgirlbybay

rye london is all about long cozy candlelit dinners with friends — whether you’d like to work with them to design a campaign, tell the story of your company, have them develop, style, and photograph your ideas, host your event, or simply refresh your social media presence — rye london would love to connect with you. i’m actually headed to london in march, and hope i can pop in to see the space in person and maybe even collaborate in some unique way!

kitchen at rye london. / sfgirlbybaywhite walls and cabinets and lighting at rye london. / sfgirlbybaywhite kitchen design of rye london. / sfgirlbybaykitchen decor and design at rye london. / sfgirlbybaykitchen stove at rye london. / sfgirlbybaymodern kitchen decor at rye london. / sfgirlbybaymodern and minimalist white kitchen at rye london. / sfgirlbybaykitchen at rye london. / sfgirlbybaymodern white dining space at rye london. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of rye london and dwell.

permanent press editions / a giveaway.

framed 34C permanent press editions art print. / sfgirlbybay

yes! we’re starting the new year off right — with art! my favorite thing in the world (almost, besides my mutt lucy) and we’re doing that by hosting a lovely little giveaway from permanent press editions. Founded in 2014 by Shana Faust and Alexa Mulvihill, permanent press editions is dedicated to creating original photographs that are meticulously crafted and archivally printed in Brooklyn. i love these prints, but i have to say, 34C (just above) is my absolute favorite! just a little bit cheeky, and oh so fun.

black and white permanent press editions framed art print. / sfgirlbybay

with a shared fascination with visual narratives, passion for interiors and obsession with detail led them to develop this series of photographic collections, these beautiful images are carefully conceived and photographed by Shana and Alexa who, after many years of working in the publishing industry — art directing, styling, designing and producing editorial photography — launched permanent press editions. to celebrate their success we’re giving away a print of your choice: either one framed 16×20, or one framed 18×24 print.

win a permanent press editions art print. / sfgirlbybay

colorful home decor and art by permanent press editions. / sfgirlbybay

to enter to win a print of your choice: one framed 16×20 ($400 value) or a framed 18×24 ($750 value) permanent press editions, simply:

• follow permanent press editions on pinterest.

• pin your favorite print from permanent press editions to your pinterest feed.

• comment here on the blog letting us know you followed and pinned, by tuesday, january 24th at midnight pst.

• hurrah! this giveaway is worldwide!

• as always, please be sure to leave a way to contact you via twitter, facebook, your blog or email.

• we’ll announce the randomly selected winner later the week of January 24th on my twitter, so be sure to follow along.

framed blue art prints from permanent press editions. / sfgirlbybay

In addition to conceptualizing and developing new editions, Permanent Press Editions collaborates with design firms, architects, and interior designers to create distinctive and cohesive collections, custom editions, and site-specific art and installations for retail, hospitality and residential spaces. such a brilliant concept!

small gallery art wall by permanent press editions. / sfgirlbybay

black and white art by permanent press editions. / sfgirlbybay

permanent press editions framed art. / sfgirlbybay

permanent press editions art giveaway. / sfgirlbybay

modern moroccan: get the look.

black and white bedroom decor with moroccan vibes by amber interiors. / sfgirlbybay

amber interiors.

i recently posted about a trend i’m seeing quite a lot of — modern moroccan vibes. it’s a look that’s easy on the eyes, and affordable to achieve, too. i thought i’d search chairish for a way to get that laid back kind of sacred black & white space, and found it was a very accessible vibe to recreate with the loads of layered textiles, vintage pottery, poufs etcetera etcetera i’ve discovered on chairish, and added to my favorites. here’s how to get the look.

moroccan style home furnishings via chairish. / sfgirlbybay

my chairish favorites:
1. Moroccan Black & White Tajine; 2. Moroccan Beni Ourain Rug; 3. Vintage Black & White Tile Nesting Tables; 4. Moroccan Leather Black Pouf; 5. Black & White Mud Cloth Textile; 6. pair of James Beam Stoneware Bottles; 7. Geometric Oversized Serving Tray; 8. Mid-Century Mosaic Tile Sunburst Patio Table; 9. Black & White Striped Vintage Turkish Kilim Rug Runner; 10. Black & White Moroccan Wool Pom Pom Blanket.

moroccan marriage blanket and wall decor via lonny. / sfgirlbybay


black and white home decor and textiles with moroccan vibes. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: tile from marrakech design; poufs via houzz; textile headboard via camille styles; stadshem; design milk; black & white tile headboard via est living; residence.

black and white living room decor with subtle moroccan vibe. / sfgirlbybay

purple area.

moroccan patio decor vibes at casa cook hotel. / sfgirlbybay

Casa Cook Hotel in Rhodes.

home furnishings with moroccan vibes. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: moroccan bathing vibes via viciously cyd; residence; my domaine; fashion gone rogue; floor pillows via welke; tiled patio from popham design; casa cook hotel.

bedroom decor inspiration with moroccan vibes. / sfgirlbybay


• 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.

friday finds.

birth of cool print in pink and black. / sfgirlbybay

it’s been an unusually rainy week here in L.A. and i’m in the mood for something bright — a dash of pink, perhaps? this week’s friday finds are on the quirky side, but quite stylish and a little bit sassy — in my humble opinion. i’m so ready for the weekend after one very weird week. it’s the long beach flea market on sunday, too, so get your vintage on! oh, and monday’s a holiday, so we’ll see you back here on tuesday! xo, victoria

  1. love this birth of cool print. so bold, and definitely bright. it really makes this room.
  2. this is one very unexpected color palette and art pairing, but i really love it. pink and brown love each other and it shows.
  3. i really have no idea what’s going on here, but i think we should all take a tumble from time to time. looks like a good back stretch, too.
  4. these look like interesting leather bags, and the photo styling is spot on, too.
  5. this vintage-inspired record cabinet just makes me feel happily nostalgic for vinyl. maybe it’s time to put something on the turntable this weekend.
  6. love the zig and the zag of this cool lounge chair paired with that floor (sigh!) and that unusual artwork. it all just works so well together.
  7. love vogue’s look at the technicolor lala land apartment. i gotta see that movie this weekend!
  8. this a stunner of a room, too — that artwork paired with that black lamp is just the bee’s knees. all of it is.

unexpected color palette. / sfgirlbybay

striped bedspread under model kicking her red heels in the air. / sfgirlbybay

pink leather bag and accessories. / sfgirlbybay

modern record table with drawers. / sfgirlbybay

modern record cabinet. / sfgirlbybay

modern red chaise lounge on tiled patio. / sfgirlbybay

emma stone on red throw pillows. / sfgirlbybay

red art work and black wall mounted light fixture. / sfgirlbybay