i often wonder who once lived in the stunning spaces light locations scouts throughout the U.K. — princes? diplomats? someone from a dickens novel? they’re just so stunning, and soaked in so much history. rarely have they changed up the beautiful old crown molding, or modernized these spaces in any way. perhaps a fresh coat of paint been added to creaky cracking walls, but that only adds to the charm of the place. this is a new location — a stunning period house in Somerset situated on an acre of land. sigh. perhaps mister darcy road his horse in the nearby countryside. one can only imagine.
• photos courtesy of light locations.
Hollywood interior designer Keri Whitman introduces a moody yet refreshing atmosphere in this often bright white city. With charcoal walls and deep woods, L.A. juice shop sits nestled among the high-end stores on Melrose Avenue and offers a break from your shopping (be it legit or window), and some of the tastiest juices I’ve sipped in L.A. Enjoy any one of their fresh concoctions — they are one of the only bottled juice spots in the city that prepares on site — and browse a small selection of lovely wellness items for home and body. My personal favorites are the Red Carpet, Sunset Greens and any of their signature almond mylks. Return the bottles and receive a $1 toward your next juice ($2 on Monday!).
• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.
i’ve always admired the beautiful work of interiors photographer j. ingerstedt and this feature for elle decor sweden is another example of his lovely work. the styling is quite smashing, too and i love the eclectic collections and the effortless look of the ‘casually displayed’ artwork. that’s a mighty fine selection of chairs and unique textiles they’ve got going on, as well! for more very inspiring interiors, visit j. ingerstedt’s online portfolio.
alrighty, we’ve got something fun planned for you! i need to get my small L.A. studio apartment guest room ready, and we thought it would be fun to enlist your help! i’m partnering with CB2 to decorate my space — our goal is to make it an efficient studio apartment, but one that’s welcoming, cozy and california cool, and we’re enlisting your help! live on instagram. for 7 days from August 3 – 10 we’ll post something new and fabulous from CB2 for you to vote on in the comments on my instagram photo. for instance on monday, august 3 at 6pm EST we’ll post a selection of CB2 rugs for you to choose from. the rug that receives the most of your votes will go live in the guest room that evening. boom! we’re on our way to decorating this space together. every day we’ll invite you to vote on a new product to add to the decor — you can follow along by checking out the hashtag #APTCB2 on instagram. plus, you have a chance to win a $500 CB2 shop card!
i’ve created the moodboard above on polyvore to give you a sense of the california cosy vibe we’re going for. and for a little extra fun, we’re inviting you to create your own polyvore moodboard for a chance to win a $500 shop card to spend as you like on CB2 — enter right here now through August 2nd. include two CB2 products in your polyvore moodboard and tag your board #Sweepstakes #APTCB2 and help inspire me to decorate this space with your favorite CB2 products! i’ll choose one lucky reader at random. tune in monday, august 3! ready? set! we’re gonna instagram and polyvore this sad empty room to CB2 fabulous!
sometimes you click and open a new browser window and you find yourself serendipitously stuck there for a while. such was the case when i landed on madewell’s blog. i like madewell for their fashion, but whoever runs their blog is doing a mighty fine job of it, as well! and the photography is quite splendid, too. i found a bunch of inspiring decor images i’m sharing with you here, and their weekly roundup: what to read this weekend is just swell — i got lost there in their links for a while there, too. anyway, check it out, i think you’ll find it worthwhile. their instagram feed is pretty great, too.
• photography via madewell’s blog.