aqua colored bathroom / sfgirlbybay

architectural digest.

i have this pinboard called aqualand and it’s one of my favorites. it has no real theme, other than everything i pin to it must be shades of aqua, which when grouped together i find incredibly soothing to look at. these interiors with cool aqua and pale turquoise blues are quite magical, too. rarely do i decorate using blue — do you? and i’m not sure why now that i’m looking a little more closely at these images — they’re all so uniquely beautiful and also a little bit exotic, like a quick virtual trip to the Mediterranean. perhaps i need a beach house where i’ll decorate with nothing but pale aqua blue. i’d be quite fine with that.

aqua accents / sfgirlbybay

Blackband Design, via Neustadt blog.

aqua colored walls / sfgirlbybay

Hotel Saint James in Paris, via architectural digest.

justina blakeney designed aqua archway / sfgirlbybay

fab aqua archway via justina blakeney.

aqua credenza / sfgirlbybay

nordic leaves.

aqua colored interiors / sfgirlbybay

The World of Interiors by hello mr fox; figueroa hotel; culture club; light locations; design*sponge book via garden design.

aqua mural / sfgirlbybay

tomas colaco home.

aqua colored bedroom / sfgirlbybay

milk decoration.

aqua decor / sfgirlbybay

annette o’brien photography; lillian wilkie; the bohemian home; elle decor; alison causer studios; danielle de lange.

aqua colored bar area / sfgirlbybay

elle decoration UK.

aqua cabinet via design*sponge / sfgirlbybay


aqua inspired decor / sfgirlbybay

vt wonen; QUARANTANOVEA; j. ingerstedt photography; miluccia; juvako.

vintage finds for a modern world: millay vintage.

millay vintage curtains / sfgirlbybay

one of the really fun things about moving into a new home, is hunting down new (or old!) treasures to fill it. one of my most cherished and recent finds is the vintage moroccan lantern i found online at millay vintage. run by Mary Spears, owner and stylist of All things lovely for the wardrobe and home, millay vintage is a webshop and philadelphia storefront. millay vintage has a really pretty, well-curated collection of gently loved vintage clothing, furniture and home accessories, also priced quite affordably — which is so refreshing in this day and age. the items at millay vintage are also all styled and photographed quite beautifully by mary, so you can very easily envision them in your own home. have a look around, and also follow millay vintage on instagram for a truly lovely feed.

millay vintage lantern / sfgirlbybay

millay vintage shop philadelphia / sfgirlbybay

millay vintage stool / sfgirlbybay

millay vintage shop / sfgirlbybay

millay vintage instagram / sfgirlbybay

millay vintage lamp / sfgirlbybay

millay vintage / sfgirlbybay

millay vintage home / sfgirlbybay

millay vintage lace / sfgirlbybay

millay vintage phili / sfgirlbybay

millay vintage lace panel / sfgirlbybay

• all photography via millay vintage.

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.