ground beneath my feet.

ground beneath my feet / sfgirlbybay

these are just the prettiest, and quite possibly the best styled rugs i’ve seen in some time. talk about a magic carpet ride! brought to you by OYYO, these original dhurrie rugs are handwoven by a community of craftspeople near india’s blue city, jodhpur and are uniquely made of 100% organic cotton and vivid vegetable dyes derived from local plants. OYYO’s rugs are woven with techniques dating back centuries, devoid of machines, but with a contemporary design and beautiful pastel color palette.

ground beneath my feet / sfgirlbybay

OYYO is an independent design studio with a unique personality, founded in Stockholm by Lina Zedig and Marcus Åhrén, with a strong love for prints and patterns, refined craftsmanship and innate passion for simple, but beautiful design that aims to inspire. you can find OYYO’s rugs all over the world — check their stocklists, here.

ground beneath my feet / sfgirlbybay

ground beneath my feet / sfgirlbybay

ground beneath my feet / sfgirlbybay

autumn inspiration from tulipina.

Today, the lovely Kiana from Tulipina floral design is creating a little autumn inspiration for you, and it’s just stunning.

autumn inspiration from tulipina / sfgirlbybay

Autumn has to be one of my most favorite times of the year. I find so much inspiration around me — from a simple walk with my dog to a visit to the San Francisco Flower Mart – everywhere is full of beauty and inspiration for my designs. This lovely nook under a window at Victoria’s San Francisco home gave me the inspiration to create a moody, autumn scene complete with hanging florals. While the cottage is small on space, each area yields something special, and it is hard not to fall in love with all of it. This sweet nook is the perfect space for pretty much anything, from Victoria’s awesome vintage clothes, to her bench and my floral design.

autumn inspiration from tulipina / sfgirlbybay

Flowers and foliage: garden and spray rose, ranunculus, peony, tulip, carnation, nodding abutilon rose hip, acorn, pumpkin, pomegranate.

autumn inspiration from tulipina / sfgirlbybay

autumn inspiration from tulipina / sfgirlbybay

I am a fan of using many different elements in my designs — typically what I can find in my garden mixed with what is available at the flower mart. There happened to be peonies at the mart that day, so I knew I wanted to use them. And the carnations, with their perfect ruffles and their colors just scream autumn. For those who still don’t believe that carnations are amazing, and only for cheap bud vases at the local restaurant or for adorning the funeral parlor, I challenge you to examine the varieties available at your local mart. They are simply lovely. The abutilon and eucalyptus were some lovely additions from my garden/yard.

autumn inspiration from tulipina / sfgirlbybay

autumn inspiration from tulipina / sfgirlbybay

autumn inspiration from tulipina / sfgirlbybay

We shot with both film and digital to capture slightly different moods. The film pictures have a smoky, slightly darker tone that I really love. The digital came out a bit brighter and more saturated. Both together paint a complete picture of the lovely scene that we were able to create.

autumn inspiration from tulipina / sfgirlbybay

autumn inspiration from tulipina / sfgirlbybay

• Floral design and styling by Kiana Underwood of tulipina (Instagram / @tulipinadesign / twitter); Photography by Nathan Underwood (instagram / Twitter).

12 KITCHEN SHELVING IDEAS: THE DECORATING DOZEN.

12 KITCHEN SHELVING IDEAS: THE DECORATING DOZEN / sfgirlbybay

lovely under the cabinet space-saving shelf, via nordic design.

here’s my latest dispatch of the decorating dozen. one dozen ideas for kitchen shelving solutions. kitchens can be a real tough spot when it comes to finding space — it seems for me there’s never enough room for all my kitchen accoutrement. so i go vertical with racks for pots + pans, a tall, three-tiered coffee cart, and shelving to stash large bowls and serving pieces that won’t fit in my cabinets. ikea’s a great resource for inexpensive shelving and racks, as is west elm (i like this wire mesh shelving unit). here’s a decorating dozen ideas for kitchen shelving. when out of space, go vertical, dear readers.

12 KITCHEN SHELVING IDEAS: THE DECORATING DOZEN / sfgirlbybay

i like the look of this library of cookbooks stored above this kitchen cabinetry, via the design files.

12 KITCHEN SHELVING IDEAS: THE DECORATING DOZEN / sfgirlbybay

metal shelves display lovely collections too pretty to be locked away, via desire to inspire.

12 KITCHEN SHELVING IDEAS: THE DECORATING DOZEN / sfgirlbybay

this looks like a fairly simple DIY idea — just a great modern looking box shelf (backed by a great black wall), via dos family.

12 KITCHEN SHELVING IDEAS: THE DECORATING DOZEN / sfgirlbybay

i love this sleek, modern single shelf, along with that amazing white subway tile backsplash, via patix.

12 KITCHEN SHELVING IDEAS: THE DECORATING DOZEN / sfgirlbybay

a simple wood shelf displays a pretty collection of copper and vintage kitchen wares, via the design files.

12 KITCHEN SHELVING IDEAS: THE DECORATING DOZEN / sfgirlbybay

susie tompkins buells’ pretty and very organized open shelving, via remodelista.

12 KITCHEN SHELVING IDEAS: THE DECORATING DOZEN / sfgirlbybay

this, i love. making great use of this kitchen corner with these simple wood shelves, via veneer designs.

12 KITCHEN SHELVING IDEAS: THE DECORATING DOZEN / sfgirlbybay

love these white shelves paired with marble countertops — very feminine, via style at home.

12 KITCHEN SHELVING IDEAS: THE DECORATING DOZEN / sfgirlbybay

love this unexpected repurposed vintage cabinet in a modern space, via skönahem.

12 KITCHEN SHELVING IDEAS: THE DECORATING DOZEN / sfgirlbybay

i love this little ‘cubby’ of a built-in shelf. why waste that precious space? via the brick house.

12 KITCHEN SHELVING IDEAS: THE DECORATING DOZEN / sfgirlbybay

this is a really sleek, and industrial looking metal shelf that looks clean and modern, via ohhhmhhh.

small business saturday® | throw an etsy trunk show.

small business saturday® | throw an etsy trunk show / sfgirlbybay

Clementine.

having the luxury to shop in a variety of small, independent boutiques is one of the reasons i love living in san francisco so much. like many big cities, we embrace the small business. and this year Small Business Saturday® is going one step further to help you shop for local, handmade products by working with Etsy to create a unique way for small business owners to support local designers, by hosting Etsy shop trunk shows. as a small shop owner, you can connect with an Etsy designer and throw a trunk show in your own store, featuring one-of-a-kind products on this year’s Small Business Saturday, November 29th.

small business saturday® | throw an etsy trunk show / sfgirlbybay

Gather.

small, Local business across the country including San Francisco’s own Little Paper Planes; Portland’s Radish Underground; Boston’s Olive & Grace; Clementine in Middlebury, vermont; Made in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Gather in Cary, North Carolina; Fair Folks & A Goat in New York City; Salt & Sundry in Washington D.C.; and One Strange Bird in Chicago will be participating in a Small Business Saturday by hosting an Etsy trunk show. Each participating small business will receive a Trunk Show kit* that also includes an Etsy gift card to assist with the cost of supplies for the event. shop owners can find a local Etsy artist or designer who complements their business at Etsy shop local, and invite them to showcase their products in their stores.

small business saturday® | throw an etsy trunk show / sfgirlbybay

Fair Folks & A Goat.

These events provide online Etsy sellers with the opportunity to put their products in front of customers in an offline retail setting and for the small businesses who host, a trunk show is a chance to increase foot traffic into their stores. Participants hosting an Etsy trunk show on Small Business Saturday will be able to feature diverse and local products, supporting fellow entrepreneurs in their community — such a lovely idea. For details and to learn more about the Etsy / Small Business Saturday partnership, click here. And don’t forget to shop Small Business Saturday on November 29th in your city’s local shops.

small business saturday® | throw an etsy trunk show / sfgirlbybay

Little Paper Planes; above + below.

small business saturday® | throw an etsy trunk show / sfgirlbybay

small business saturday® | throw an etsy trunk show / sfgirlbybay

Clementine.

small business saturday® | throw an etsy trunk show / sfgirlbybay

Gather.

small business saturday® | throw an etsy trunk show / sfgirlbybay

Olive & Grace, above + below.

small business saturday® | throw an etsy trunk show / sfgirlbybay

small business saturday® | throw an etsy trunk show / sfgirlbybay

Made.

small business saturday® | throw an etsy trunk show / sfgirlbybay

Salt & Sundry.

small business saturday® | throw an etsy trunk show / sfgirlbybay

Radish Underground.

small business saturday® | throw an etsy trunk show / sfgirlbybay

One Strange Bird.

*Merchandise is only available to eligible small businesses through 11:59 P.M. ET on 10/24/2014 or while supplies last. Limit one order per business. Subject to Merchandise Terms. See Merchandise Terms at Etsy.

• this post in partnership with Small Business Saturday® and Etsy, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

tuesday’s girl: sweater season.

tuesday's girl: sweater season / sfgirlbybay

as always, the latest issue of milk magazine is most inspiring — nevermind that these are clothing for kids. i love the colorful sweater collections, scarves and mittens, and most especially the styled layered look they’ve created for issue no. 45. i went looking for some adult-sized accessories to get this funky, fun and cozy layered look. i think the idea here is to just have fun with it while staying nice and warm!

tuesday's girl: sweater season / sfgirlbybay

get the look: 1. mystical faux fur tails scarf from urban outfitters; 2. preps crew socks from hansel from basel; 3. hunter huntress boots from zappos; 4. gap cashmere gloves; 5. chunky pink scarf necklush; 6. antipast garden socks from shop twig; and 7. coral pink sandra juto wrist worms.

tuesday's girl: sweater season / sfgirlbybay

tuesday's girl: sweater season / sfgirlbybay

tuesday's girl: sweater season / sfgirlbybay

• photography via milk magazine.