the shutterbugs: adriaan louw.

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

adriaan louw is a Travel & Decor Photographer, based in Cape Town, South Africa. after leaving a ten year career in Graphic Design and Animation, adriaan has been shooting beautiful imagery since 2004. his interiors are sublime, and his travel photography makes me want to get on a jet and blast off to someplace spectacular. have a look at his online portfolio and be prepared to be swept away.

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

• all photography by adriaan louw.

road trippin’.

road trippin' / sfgirlbybay

well, the time has come to hit the road — back to san francisco. but this time i have a co-pilot. the wunderkind ban.do boss herself, miss jen gotch will be riding shotgun as we wind our way up the coast, top down in my little blue bug. i’ve had such a good time in L.A. and look forward to coming back for more. i’ll be sharing some more favorite spots from my adventure next week, and in the meantime, i’m sure jen and i will be instagramming along the way home, so stay tuned for that wackiness. have a good weekend, everyone!

road trippin' / sfgirlbybay

images: smoda; abbott kinney key fobs; smitten studio.

color me happy.

color me happy / sfgirlbybay

Nynne Rosenvinge’s Copenhagen apartment, via femina.

i think perhaps i’ve been inspired by osmosis, simply by hanging out in bri’s beautiful apartment all week — because all of a sudden i want color. i love little vignettes of color in a space, especially all white ones — whether it be a mini art gallery, an inspiration board, or a well-curated shelving unit. not too much clutter, but just great unexpected pops of color that perk up a room, and thereby, my mood. here’s some spaces that really make me happy.

color me happy / sfgirlbybay

the colorful home of aprill aprill.

color me happy / sfgirlbybay

colorful gallery via the design files.

color me happy / sfgirlbybay

personal art collection, via turbulences decó.

color me happy / sfgirlbybay

beautifully curated shelving, via i spy diy.

color me happy / sfgirlbybay

binti home via my scandinavian home.

color me happy / sfgirlbybay

lauren bramford photography and jason grant styling for home life.

color me happy / sfgirlbybay

lauren bramford photography and jason grant styling for home life.

color me happy / sfgirlbybay

caroline gomez home, via milk magazine.

color me happy / sfgirlbybay

eclectic kitchen, via made in persbo.

color me happy / sfgirlbybay

emily henderson’s home via domino.

swedish space.

swedish space / sfgirlbybay

don’t you just love everything about this fresh, modern space? this light-filled swedish apartment in gothenburg just looks so clean and serene. i think the dark stained hardwood floors are in high contrast to those high ceilings with their pretty crown-molding and all that lovely white, making everything just look so polished. there’s great little details everywhere you and i love the look of a few casual, well-worn leather poufs, too — warm, welcoming and inviting. when can i move in?

swedish space / sfgirlbybay

swedish space / sfgirlbybay

swedish space / sfgirlbybay

swedish space / sfgirlbybay

swedish space / sfgirlbybay

swedish space / sfgirlbybay

swedish space / sfgirlbybay

swedish space / sfgirlbybay

swedish space / sfgirlbybay

swedish space / sfgirlbybay

swedish space / sfgirlbybay

swedish space / sfgirlbybay

swedish space / sfgirlbybay

• photos via stadshem.

singing the blues.

singing the blues / sfgirlbybay

lonny.

i’m seeing a whole lotta blue around lately. you, too? it seems to be on trend, but blue is also really a classic. there’s so many shades of blues to work with, from turquoise to cobalt to midnight blue. blue also blends well with a lot of other colors — from pink, to canary yellow, decorating with blue is a bold and beautiful choice.

singing the blues / sfgirlbybay

decor8; ode to femininity; and new york public library.

singing the blues / sfgirlbybay

lonny.

singing the blues / sfgirlbybay

remodelista.

singing the blues / sfgirlbybay

madelynn hackwith furlong’s loft via wing.

singing the blues / sfgirlbybay

J. Ingerstedt photography.

singing the blues / sfgirlbybay

lonny.

singing the blues / sfgirlbybay

the design chaser.