cozy modern.

cozy eclectic modern decor. / sfgirlbybay

this is what i would call cozy modern. eclectic spaces that while definitely have a very vintage vibe, don’t swing in the direction of ‘country’ and instead are a little more modern. and they get that way with the addition of contemporary lighting and artwork, bringing in the latest on-trend greenery, and are much more a mixed bag and less matchy-matchy. it’s as if you perhaps inherited a family heirloom, like your grandmother’s windsor chairs but then paired them with a burl wood countertop you made from scratch (like you see below). lesson? don’t be afraid to mix and match what’s old and new, and just keep what you love. because what you love will ultimately make for a very happy, cozy modern home.

green pendant lamps with art gallery wall. / sfgirlbybayflroal arrangement and artwork on table. / sfgirlbybaymodern white lamp and wicker daybed. / sfgirlbybayeclectic decor in modern living room. / sfgirlbybaymodern floor lamp with potted plants. / sfgirlbybayornate crown modling and bohemian modern bedroom decor. / sfgirlbybayeclectic modern decor. / sfgirlbybaymodern home office. / sfgirlbybayeclectic gallery wall. / sfgirlbybaylive edge wood desk and white wall paneling in modern kitchen. / sfgirlbybaymodern black lamp in eclectic living room. / sfgirlbybay

• photo credits in order of appearance: lobster and swan; vogue; a daily something; artilleriet; sketch42; vtwonen; apartment therapy; the future kept; fox meets bear; hitta hem; inside closet; @blissblog; lobster and swan; sköna hem; domino; femina; hotel covell via c magazine; boston magazine.

erica tanov’s lovebirds.

erica tanov lovebirds table cloth. / sfgirlbybay

i’ve long been a fan of berkeley-based designer Erica Tanov’s clothing line, but were you aware she’s also created some beautiful homeware collections? her new lovebirds home collection has been re-released just in time for spring. The Lovebirds collection was initially created as a clothing collection and then was relaunched with the addition of a Home collection a few years later and the popularity of the print encouraged the current re-release. The striking pattern itself was inspired by a vintage silk hand-embroidered dress of Chinese origin, featuring a pair of love birds perched on peony-type trees. the lovebird collection includes hand-stitched soft cotton quilts, duvet covers and pillowcases, pillows, and tablecloths and napkins. the fabric is now also available by the yard in limited quantities at Erica Tanov bay area boutiques and online, affording you savvy home sewers unlimited options from stitching up spring frocks to your own home goods like pillows and curtains.

erica tanov lovebirds fabric and clothing line. / sfgirlbybayerica tanov lovebirds table linens. / sfgirlbybayerica tanov lovebirds bed linens. / sfgirlbybayerica tanov bed linens. / sfgirlbybayerica tanov table linens. / sfgirlbybayerica tanov lovebirds table cloth. / sfgirlbybayerica tanov fabric and clothing. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of Erica Tanov.

friday finds.

white house with orange door. / sfgirlbybay

this week i’m feeling all the california vibes, mostly inspired by this sunny orange door at madre — a very cute kids’ shop. also, the sun finally came out here in socal which i have sorely missed this month. we need the rain so i’m not really complaining, but i do prefer walking the dog under a warm, sunny sky. let’s hope for sunshine this sunday, too — it is the oscars, after all and we don’t want those starlets dripping in anything but diamonds, dahling. have a great weekend all, xo victoria

  1. would you have the guts to paint your front door bright orange? it looks so fresh and cheerful!
  2. i love the pop of orange via this vintage portrait painting featured on great a design*sponge home tour.
  3. don’t you sometimes wish we still dressed so glamorously? she looks like she just landed in california via nyc.
  4. as a native of the sunshine state, i’m very tempted to grab one of these California Oversized sweatshirts.
  5. super inspired by these bright and cheerful interiors photographed by sofi sykfont.
  6. i really love the fresh look of white beadboard and white printed paneling like this.
  7. this is one of the cutest front porch makeovers i’ve ever seen — adore the orange and blue color combo!

vintage portrait painting via design*sponge home tour. / sfgirlbybay

vintage model and orange tree. / sfgirlbybay

black and white california swearshirt. / sfgirlbybay

art and decor photographed by sofi skyfont. / sfgirlbybay

white beadboard and white paneling. / sfgirlbybay

orange and blue front porch decor. / sfgirlbybay

spring into serena & lily l.a.

serena & lily avalon daybed. / sfgirlbybay

hey, hey L.A. — event alert! if you’re in the area you need to pop into serena & lily’s los angeles area design shop on melrose this coming Tuesday, February 28th to preview their new Spring collection. serena & lily is partnering with local florist Iris & Daughter to gift all customers who visit that day with a gratis spring floral bouquet wrapped in some fun serena & lily patterned paper just for stopping by! to inspire you, Studio LIFE.STYLE will be styling their beds with their latest collection of textiles and Sips + light bites will be provided all day. but if you can’t stop by, never fear — as always serena & lily’s spring collection is available online! here’s just a few of my favorites this season for getting our homes ready for the sunshiney new season!

serena & lily wicker dining chairs. / sfgirlbybay

spring home goods from serena & lily l.a. / sfgirlbybay

love these, clockwise from l to right: Montecito Outdoor Pillow Cover; Shore Dining Chair with Cushion; Telluride Pillow Cover; Mattituck Armchair with Cushion; and the round belly basket. and just below, the double hanging rattan chair with the Santa Cruz Outdoor Pillow Cover.

serena & lily double-hanging rattan chair. / sfgirlbybay

spring into serena & lily l.a. / sfgirlbybay

• This post made possible in partnership with serena & lily but all opinions and thoughts are my own. thanks for the supporting the brands that make sfgirlbybay possible.

wear this there: copenhague.

wear this there: copenhague. / sfgirlbybay

paris meets danish fare with the new swanky spot copenhague. this dining experience is definitely one for the books, because not only is the interior breathtaking but the daily-made tasting menu is rumored to be divine. step into a world of jewel-toned materials, and minimalist sensibilities. what pairs perfectly with a plush dining room chair than a candy pink suede coat, and matching boots? i would say just about nothing… this week’s wear this there is pure style-hedonism — comfortable & chic. this week’s read this there is the river at night, an adventurous novel that will take you through the wilderness and back.

~ michaela dartois, vérité published.

dining room at copenhague. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: copenhague. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: zara faux suede jacket; zara mid-rise jean with frill; h&m jersey top; motif Full Moon Earring; credo beauty herbivore botanical lapis facial oil; read this there the river at night by erica ferencik; two two shoes saint boot in blush; bing bang nyc tiny baguette ring in peachy crystal; parker clay black leather zip tote.

inspiring interior of copenhague. / sfgirlbybay

dining at copenhague. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior design of copenhague. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist interior of copenhague. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via copenhague and dwell.