Friday Finds

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Top to bottom, left to right:

  1. This Stockholm loft‘s harmonious furniture arrangement
  2. Dreaming of an interior courtyard of my own, someday…
  3. LA-based Building Block crafts leather into simple shapes
  4. Drinking glass turned minimalist planter — DIY potential!
  5. Norwegian interior designer Elisabeth Heier’s airy kitchen

Happy Friday,

bedtime stories.

$500 giveaway of @tommyhilfiger home / sfgirlbybay

Tommy Hilfiger’s new Fall/Winter 2015 Home Collection is out and they very kindly invited me to dress up my guest bedroom in one of their pretty new prints. i’m trying to break out of my black and white mold, and add a dash of color, so blue seemed a very soothing choice for a room for guests to rest and relax. i chose the canyon paisley print comforter, and paired it with their baja striped sheet set just for fun, and to add a bit of modern contrast.

$500 giveaway of @tommyhilfiger home / sfgirlbybay

Tommy Hilfiger has been around for three decades, which is kind of hard to believe because their prints are so fresh, with a genuine East Coast vibe — preppy with a modern twist. the new bedding collection has a unique take on their all-American tradition but reflects the classic, cool spirit at the heart of their brand. to celebrate the new collection, Tommy Hilfiger’s is providing merchandise from its Home Collection (online) as a prize for us to give away!

$500 giveaway of @tommyhilfiger home / sfgirlbybay

to enter to win $500 (based upon original undiscounted retail prices) worth of merchandise from the Tommy Hilfiger home collection, simply:

• visit Tommy Hilfiger, and choose your favorite comforter.

• comment below, and tell us which Tommy Hilfiger comforter you’d choose.

• please comment by friday, september 4th, 12pm PST.

• as always, be sure to leave a way to reach you via twitter, facebook, email or your website.

• this giveaway is worldwide! but if an international winner is selected at random, they must cover shipping.

• we’ll announce a winner selected by random number generator on my twitter account the week of September 7th, so be sure and follow along. Tommy Hilfiger is providing the prize, but we are running this giveaway. for any questions, please send them our way, not to Tommy Hilfiger.

$500 giveaway of @tommyhilfiger home / sfgirlbybay

$500 giveaway of @tommyhilfiger home / sfgirlbybay

$500 giveaway of @tommyhilfiger home / sfgirlbybay

$500 giveaway of @tommyhilfiger home / sfgirlbybay

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

nobody puts baby in a corner.

bubble chair / sfgirlbybay

soledad alzaga.

nobody puts baby in a corner. well, except these babies. i love a good reading nook, one with a really great accent chair like these. a signature chair, if you will, that draws your interest into a boring old corner and makes it a cozy and comfy spot to hang out with a favorite book. a fantastic vintage chair is my favorite way to get a good-looking corner — score one at a flea market, second hand store, or a yard sale, and if it’s more shabby than chic, have it reupholstered to give it brand new life. add some pretty throws or pillows, hang a portrait or print and you’ve transformed that blah corner into a thing of beauty.

kate arends' home via the everygirl / sfgirlbybay

kate arends’ home, via the everygirl.

butterfly chair the citizenry / sfgirlbybay

elise joseph for the citizenry.

eames lounge chair / sfgirlbybay


pink rocking chair / sfgirlbybay

tom blachford interiors.

wood chair / sfgirlbybay

nalata nalata.

woven rattan & wood chair / sfgirlbybay


lounge chair / sfgirlbybay

planete deco.

vintage leather chair / sfgirlbybay

rachel bilson’s home, via lonny.

ampersand sf.

ampersand floral boutique / sfgirlbybay

i was out hunting for fresh flowers this morning, and it seems my echo park neighborhood may be lacking for a small, local florist. a floral boutique is much needed, and if it’s here and i missed it, please do let me know where to find it. i know silver lake has the bosky dell and clementine floralworks but i couldn’t find a sweet corner shop carrying great flowers. it made me miss ampersand, a local flower shop and design studio based in san francisco’s Mission District. ampersand is tucked away in an alleyway — a tiny space in a former garage with a bright turquoise door. shop owners benjamin & emerson are just as charming as their shop and so many photographers have captured their floral design and shop so beautifully, i wanted to share. i think this might inspire anyone out there with an inkling of an idea to open a floral boutique near echo park and I sure hope so — we need you!

ampersand floral boutique san francisco / sfgirlbybay

ampersand floral design / sfgirlbybay

san francisco's ampersand floral boutique / sfgirlbybay

ampersand sf / sfgirlbybay

pendant by woodland hill home.

SF's ampersand floral boutique / sfgirlbybay

ampersand floral designers / sfgirlbybay

ampersand floral shop / sfgirlbybay

ampersand floral / sfgirlbybay

• photography by ashley batz; Larry Nguyen; matdivid photography; to wander & seek; maraluce; and sarah deragon.

creative coupling in copenhagen.

built-in white shelving / sfgirlbybay

this is the bright and airy copenhagen-based home of a creative couple living and their young daughter, featured recently on bolig liv. a wonderful mix of bright and bold color paired with some lovely danish-modern touches — like that great mid-century sideboard, eames chairs and the pair of Kaare Klint Safari Chairs – a gift from their family. naturally, i’m a big fan of their custom space-saving built-in bookcase, since i just had one built for myself (more on that soon!). built-ins are the best, but if you’re renting, or haven’t go the budget for custom-made, there’s loads of great alternatives, like the much-blogged about Ikea billy bookcase hack. for the full tour, visit bolig liv.

danish modern dining room / sfgirlbybay

danish modern sideboard / sfgirlbybay

danish modern kitchen / sfgirlbybay

danish modern kitchen style / sfgirlbybay

danish modern apartment / sfgirlbybay

danish modern bedroom / sfgirlbybay

danish modern child's room / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Frederikke Heiberg for bolig liv.