the citizenry summer entertaining giveaway.

The Citizenry Home Decor Summer Giveaway / sfgirlbybay

y’all know i’m big fans of  The Citizenry — the wonderful company that designs and delivers modern, globally-inspired goods crafted with style and substance. The Citizenry partners with creative artisans from all over the world to create carefully designed essentials for your home without the markup of traditional boutiques, and every purchase supports the advancement of their artisan entrepreneurial partners. Rachel Bentley and Carly Nance, the co-founders of the citizenry just launched their latest summer entertaining collection — a gorgeous mix of wood and marble trays, colorful glassware, and other tabletop accent pieces — everything you need for setting a picture-perfect summer table! to celebrate with you, they are giving away to one lucky reader a $500 gift card towards a purchase at The Citizenry of your choice.

outdoor table decor by the citizenry for entertaining with serving platters and glassware / sfgirlbybay

The Citizenry summer table decor with glassware, ceramics and serving platters  / sfgirlbybay

artisan glassware on a marble countertop from the citizenry / sfgirlbybay

to enter to win a $500 gift card from The Citizenry, simply:

• follow the citizenry on instagram.

• comment below, letting us know you’ve followed @the_citizenry on instagram.

• please comment by friday, july 1st, 12pm PST.

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

• yay! this giveaway for the gift card available worldwide, but free shipping to the winner only applies to the continental U.S.. please be aware if you should win and live out of the U.S. you will need to pay shipping costs.

• we’ll announce a winner selected by random number generator on my twitter account the week of july 4th, so be sure and follow along.

artisan home goods and glassware by the citizenry styled on outdoor table for summer giveaway / sfgirlbybay

enter to win $500 worth of handmade home goods by the citizenry / sfgirlbybay

outdoor party with artisan home goods by the citizenry for their summer giveaway / sfgirlbybay

handmade glassware from the citizenry cheersing over outdoor table with serving platters / sfgirlbybay

enter the citizenry summer giveaway to win $500 worth of handmade home goods / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of The Citizenry.


modern living room with mint green sofa and houseplants via greenterior book / sfgirlbybay

from the fabulously talented folks who bring you coffeeklatch the online interview magazine, comes their beautiful new book, greenterior, plant loving creatives and their homes. greenterior by Bart Kiggen and Magali Elali is my new favorite coffee table book and for good reason — the book documents the homes of eighteen designers and artists through the lens of their abundant houseplants. The idea for the book originated from Coffeeklatch interview sessions, where bart and magali often met people with a common passion for greenery. Most of these chats ended up in exchanging plant tips and cuttings. what’s resulted is an inspiring decor book whether you love plants or not, but the book is also about sharing botanical content and reconnecting with nature.

kitchen with mint cabinets and green house plants and pendant lamp via greenterior / sfgirlbybay

modern living room with hanging plants and plants on stands in front of glass wall with door / sfgirlbybay

long white table in bohemian modern living room with built-in bookshelves and potted houseplants / sfgirlbybay

modern living room with exposed pipes, white shelving unit and various houseplants on a bench / sfgirlbybay

bohemian modern home with various potted plants via greenteriors / sfgirlbybay

dining nook via greenterior book / sfgirlbybay

houseplants in ornate pots in bohemian modern living room via greenteriors book / sfgirlbybay

image of potted green houseplants and large table with mismatched chairs from greenterior / sfgirlbybay

white room with red area rug and wall art hung above a green house plant in a woven basket / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of greenterior.

such great heights.

tall white ceilings with medallion and modern light fixture via my domaine. / sfgirlbybay

my domaine.

i’ve always dreamed of having super tall ceilings. the ones, like some of these, that have that beautiful crown molding around the perimeter of the room, and killer pendant lamps swinging from ornate ceiling medallions. tall doors, too — i just love that look. i have tall ceilings in my living room and bedroom, but mine are exposed white beams — which i love, too. but i must say there is something elegantly chic and sophisticated about these great heights. you can always add crown molding and i’ve found these inexpensive ceilings medallions (just $30!) on amazon of all places — hardware stores carry them, too. i also think a unique pendant lamp can somehow make your ceilings seem taller, when done right — like pennyweight’s bedroom just below.

bedroom with exposed brick wall and tall white ceilings with modern pendant lamp / sfgirlbybay


modern living room with tall white ceilings and pendant light fixture with silver bulbs / sfgirlbybay

brownstone_voyeur via Instagram.

living room with tall white ceilings and ornate chandelier / sfgirlbybay


modern living room with ornate balck mirrors, crown molding and vintage chandelier / sfgirlbybay

anna gillar.

tall white living room with ceiling medallion and modern lantern light fixture / sfgirlbybay


bedroom with tall white ceilings and crown molding with vintage chandelier and white and gold decor / sfgirlbybay

living room with tall white ceilings with medallion and orange modern sofa / sfgirlbybay

my unfinished home.

tall white living room with ornate crown molding, chandelier, sleek matching benches and table / sfgirlbybay

tokyo bleep.

living room with tall white ceilings, white herringbone floors, and black furnishings / sfgirlbybay


modern living room with large ornate ceiling medallion and tiered pendant light fixture / sfgirlbybay

apartment 34.

black and white dining room with tall ceilings and black pendant light fixture / sfgirlbybay

my scandinavian home.

unique light fixture in modern living room with tall white ceilings / sfgirlbybay

my scandinavian home.

scandinavian style living room with tall white ceilings and white decor / sfgirlbybay

discover the place decor.

nothing quite like a pretty nook.

beautifully ornate nooks / sfgirlbybay

anders schonnemann photography for cereal magazine.

they just don’t build homes like they used to. i mean, c’mon — look at these incredibly beautiful alcoves — couldn’t we all use something pretty in our homes like these lovely nooks? i dare say, yes please! the bath tub is my very favorite, but i wouldn’t say no to a sweet little bedroom reading nook, either.

beautifully ornate bathing alcove / sfgirlbybay

bruce buck photography for the new york times.

beautiful reading nooks / sfgirlbybay

royal roulotte (above + below).

beautiful reading nooks / sfgirlbybay

good reads: herz & blut.

brunch image from herz & blutz blog / sfgirlbybay

have you seen this lovely german blog herz & blut? it translates from german to heart & blood and the woman behind the camera is Jules —  founder and photographer of the online magazine. she’s got some very talented contributors, as well — sharing cultural travel insights, art & illustration, home & studio tours, DIY, and fashion tips. i love jules’ photography which has a kind of selby-esque or freunden von freunden quality to it — real home stories with a very unstyled, natural atmosphere to them that i love. here’s the home tour of cluadia that i was particularly inspired by, but be sure and check them all out!

hertz & blut home tour / sfgirlbybay

kitchen tour via hertz & blut / sfgirlbybay

interior decor photographed for hertz & blut / sfgirlbybay

yellow floral arrangement in modern white vase / sfgirlbybay

minimalist kitchen via hertz & blut / sfgirlbybay

german home tour via hertz & blut / sfgirlbybay

indoor potted plants photographed for hertz & blut / sfgirlbybay

modern home wih peach wall and hung decor via hertz & blut / sfgirlbybay

pink sofa with white wall decor via hertz & blat / sfgirlbybay

modern home tour via hertz & blat with cat climbing on wall decor / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of heart & blood.