meet barn & willow.

modern light curtains / sfgirlbybay

when i moved into my new house, the window treatments needed updating — one room had baby curtains, and the others just were worn and faded with time. to be honest, i always have a hard time covering up all that beautiful glass and light — if i had my way and the world were a much more private place i’d leave the windows ‘naked’ in all their glory. but for many reasons i need a little privacy and i wanted that privacy to be pretty! enter the lovely people at barn & willow — they invited me to try out their custom window treatments and i was thrilled when i saw their workmanship.

gray linen window treatments / sfgirlbybay

barn & willow’s quality is impeccable and their fabrics were just what i was looking for — subtle Belgian linens in shades of gray, natural and off-white and, i was able to order free fabric swatches to be sure i got the color right. swatches arrive within about 3 days and orders take just 7-10 days with free shipping within the united states, and reasonable shipping costs to canada and europe. we started with these beautiful pale gray draperies in my bedroom, and i can’t love them more. they look sophisticated and hang beautifully. i added these bronze Metal Curtain Eyelet Rings to hang from my industrial pipe curtain rod (orders arrive with traditional metal hooks). next up — roman shades for my living room and office and a $200 giveaway for y’all — more about that soon!

modern custom window treatments / sfgirlbybay

pale gray draperies / sfgirlbybay

custom gray linen curtains / sfgirlbybay

modern pale gray window treatments / sfgirlbybay

gray linen bedroom curtains / sfgirlbybay

modern gray bedroom draperies / sfgirlbybay

gray linen curtains with bronze rings and industrial pipe rod / sfgirlbybay

modern pale gray black and white bedroom / sfgirlbybay

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unexpected color palette.

whimsical bohemian modern bedroom / sfgirlbybay

architectural digest espana.

ever since my trip to coqui coqui in tulum i’ve been enamored with this magical balance between bohemian and a more modern sophisticated look. i love that vibe, and these rooms share it but with a bit more color. i’ve found a few rooms i love with an interesting combination — especially this one above from architectural digest espana. this color palette is not one i would have imagined, but i really like this look — a great color combo of tawny gold hues and teal and turquoise. pretty exotic combination, isn’t it? here’s a few more images with that very bohemian palette inspiring me at the moment.

gold and green bohemian modern decor / sfgirlbybay

roger davies photography.

tawny gold hued modern bohemian bedroom / sfgirlbybay

couleur locale.

jars in unexpected color palette / sfgirlbybay


green and gold modern bohemian color palatte / sfgirlbybay

design*Sponge (above + below).

green and gold modern bohemian decor / sfgirlbybay

tawny gold and teal modern bohemian color palette / sfgirlbybay

du coté de chez vous (above + below).

gold and teal unexpected color palatte / sfgirlbybay

modern bohemian decor with pops of gold and green / sfgirlbybay

architectural digest espana.

modern bohemian style bedroom with pops of gold / sfgirlbybay

bo bedre.

green and brown bohemian modern jars with leaves / sfgirlbybay

susanna vento.

Friday Finds.

airy australian vacation home / sfgirlbybaymodern food and plant styling / sfgirlbybay

Top to bottom, left to right:

  1. Leave it to this airy, modern Australian family getaway to take your breath away.
  2. We just couldn’t ignore the pure and simple way these potted cacti are lined up against the wall.
  3. A Merry Mishap beautifully encapsulates the ever-inspiring Toronto homeware shop, Mjölk.
  4. What a gorgeous smattering of art and greenery to complete the dining room.
  5. These pistachio meringue cookies are a delightful combination of crisp and melt-in-your-mouth.

Happy Friday,

the stylists: laura seppänen.

modern accessory styling / sfgirlbybay

always a fan of Helsinki-based stylist and interior decorator laura Seppänen’s work, i was most happy to receive an email from her sharing her latest and greatest collaboration with photographer Pauliina Salonen. this is the sweet two-room apartment in the very centre of Helsinki, completely renovated before the residents moved in and designed by Finnish interior architect Samuli Pöllänen.

mixed modern chairs and table / sfgirlbybay

all of the surfaces have been painted white, even the wood plank floors (swoon!). the couple who live here both work in creative fields and really love scandinavian design –they are half Finnish and half Danish, so they wanted their home to be a mix of both cultures. there’s even a bit of a Japanese vibe, with clean lines, scandi minimalism, and a neutral color palette. colorful details like loads of vivid graphics, boucherouite carpets and other small decorative items brighten up the space. the apartment is also filled with art books and every item has been carefully chosen, each with its own story. for more inspiration from laura, follow her on instagram.

modern apartment graphic textiles on white wood floors / sfgirlbybay

white modern fireplace and boucherouite rug / sfgirlbybay

white modern apartment with pops of color / sfgirlbybay

graphic prints and modern display table / sfgirlbybay

modern white helsinki apartment / sfgirlbybay

white helsinki apartment kitchen / sfgirlbybay

white desk with wood desk lamp and graphic prints / sfgirlbybay

clean modern helsinki apartment / sfgirlbybay

modern bedroom with japanese accessories / sfgirlbybay

low shelf styled with books and potted plant and modern floor lamp / sfgirlbybay

• styling by laura Seppänen’s; photography by Pauliina Salonen.

get this look: industrial modern kitchen.

industrial modern kitchen / sfgirlbybay

this is a fun, industrial modern kitchen featured recently in elle decoration. i love the vintage look of the white subway tiles, funky mint green furniture and old industrial style lighting paired with the modern stainless steel appliances and countertops. i thought it might be fun to round-up a way to accessorize and get this look. here goes:

industrial modern design elements / sfgirlbybay

get this look: 1. IKEA’S RÅSKOG rolling cart; 2. schoolhouse electric’s factory no. 4 pendant lamp; 3. + 4. anthropologie’s clearie dining chairs and paired with a mix of their copper Brasserie Dining Chairs; 5. vintage farmhouse table from little cows; 6. vintage-inspired weck jar set from terrain; 7. smeg 2-slice toaster from west elm; and the Ion C-Series lamp from schoolhouse electric.

sleek industrial modern kitchen / sfgirlbybay

industrial modern kitchen decor / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Jonas Gustavsson for elle decoration.