darkness prevails.

dark bedroom decor inspiration / sfgirlbybay

studio preveza via pop sugar.

i used to have a dark blackish blue accent wall in my old bedroom, and i adored it (benjamin moore’s gravel gray). and i still love this look. jenna lyons may have made dark sleeping quarters into a trend with her fabulous bedroom featured many moons again in domino — and i’m sure others may have come before her, but that’s the one that i am always inspired by — unexpected lighting paired with that marble fireplace and those amazing black walls. bold and definitely beautiful. the look is pretty timeless — who knows, maybe darkness will prevail and i’ll go to the dark side once again. these rooms certainly tempt me.

dark decor inspiration / sfgirlbybay

tommaso sartori.

dark gray bedroom walls and dark bedding / sfgirlbybay

la maison champs élysées.

dark bedroom walls / sfgirlbybay

tommaso sartori; Derek Swalwell for residence style; analog dialog; jenna lyons bedroom via domino.

textured dark bedroom walls / sfgirlbybay

Sean Fennessy for the design files.

dark and light bedroom decor / sfgirlbybay

eight birds.

dark distressed walls in modern bedroom / sfgirlbybay

Yoshihiro Koitani for ideasgn.

black bedroom walls and white bedding / sfgirlbybay


white art and lamp with dark bedroom decor / sfgirlbybay

japanese trash.

dark accent wall in modern bedroom / sfgirlbybay

elle decor.

dark bedroom walls and wood beamed ceiling / sfgirlbybay


light gray textured walls and neutral bedroom decor / sfgirlbybay


geo connections. / sfgirlbybay

there i go again — finding unexpected connections. this one’s quite serendipitous too, or at least makes me feel as though i’m on the right track, when i see a common thread popping up in my inbox. for instance, this week i received emails from both debbie carlos introducing her new marble prints here in the u.s., and then half way around the world, i got an email sharing gorman’s new geology clothing collection. coincidence? i think not — i think we’re right on trend! perhaps you recall a stunning bit of work from artist damien hirst circa 1992? well what’s cool comes around again —  online art curators mammoth & co. have some geology happening, too — they carry gorgeous prints by artist Amber Ibarreche, and both civil and gemz totally rock (pun intended).

geology art print / sfgirlbybay

geo prints on gorman clothing 2016 / sfgirlbybay

geo jumpsuit by gorman clothing / sfgirlbybay

gorman clothing geo zip up jacket / sfgirlbybay

geo print / sfgirlbybay

gorman clothing and geology connections. / sfgirlbybay

geo rock inspired artwork / sfgirlbybay

gorman clothing geo blouse / sfgirlbybay geo pencil skirt by gorman clothing / sfgirlbybay

orange and pink gems / sfgirlbybay

geo zip-up hooded windbreaker by gorman clothing / sfgirlbybay

a few pages from kinfolk.

The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living. / sfgirlbybay

if you’re a fan of kinfolk magazine, you may like to know they also have a new hardbound book out, aptly entitled The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living. quite by happenstance i was having a gander at photographer jonas ingerstedt’s website when i came upon this house, which has apparently graced the pages of kinfolk’s magazine, as well as being prominently featured in the book.

new book by Kinfolk / sfgirlbybay

it’s quite lovely, isn’t it? with its pretty palette of gray, white and a kind of rich cobalt blue and a great mix of vintage and mid-century modern furniture — it embodies the kinfolk mantra of slowing down, and simplifying your life, allowing you to create a more considered, beautiful, and intimate living space. for more beautiful images, visit jonas ingerstedt’s online portfolio and pick up a copy of The Kinfolk Home.

good book: The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living. / sfgirlbybay

room featured in The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interiors inside The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living. / sfgirlbybay

simple room featured in The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living. / sfgirlbybay

antlers and potted plants fetured in The Kinfolk Home book / sfgirlbybay

lovely blue door in The Kinfolk Home book / sfgirlbybay

beautiful blue doors inside The Kinfolk Home book / sfgirlbybay

blue kitchen featured in The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living. / sfgirlbybay

photo wall featured in The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living. / sfgirlbybay

bedroom featured in The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by jonas ingerstedt for The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living.

good reads: open house magazine.

home featured in OPENHOUSE magazine / sfgirlbybay

Have you ever asked yourself: when was the last time I had a real, long and open conversation with somebody I didn’t know just a half an hour ago? With this question, Andrew Trotter and Mari Luz Vidal started the OPENHOUSE project almost 4 years ago. They didn’t open a restaurant or a gallery, they opened their home. For the next two years, they hosted numerous exhibitions, dinners and concerts at their home in Barcelona. They discovered that the intimacy of a home can change many things, it is where friendships are born. OPENHOUSE magazine is about that. a twice-yearly magazine, It’s about people who, like Andrew and Mari Luz, have decided to open their private spaces to the public for all kinds of activities. in san francisco i used to host ‘sunday night suppers’ for a group of creative friends, so i guess this concept really speaks to my heart. i miss those dinners — time to start them up again!

al fresco dinner party featured in OPENHOUSE magazine / sfgirlbybay

in each issue, we peek inside these creative homes — in issue 4, we visit Rooftop Smokehouse in Barcelona, who have brought back the art of smoking food. We visit Marjorie, who’s opened her home every Sunday for the last 20 years to give jazz concerts in her beloved Harlem. Also every Sunday, American artist Jim Haynes has been making dinners for the last 37 years in Paris. The magazine is a collection of interviews and stories of bright, creative people from around the world, that open their homes to the public, to make different activities about gastronomy, art and design that anyone can visit and in doing so, become a part of the community. Openhouse is also a guide to their secret loved places in their towns, and some favourite recipes. a lovely concept, and a very lovely magazine. you can find it online right here, and in shops worldwide. cheers!

outdoor space featured in OPENHOUSE magazine / sfgirlbybay

minimalist bedroom in OPENHOUSE magazine / sfgirlbybay

wood pallet bed featured in OPENHOUSE magazine / sfgirlbybay

living room featured in OPENHOUSE magazine / sfgirlbybay

black and white tile living room featured in OPENHOUSE magazine / sfgirlbybay

good reads: OPENHOUSE magazine. / sfgirlbybay

OPENHOUSE magazine dinner party / sfgirlbybay

OPENHOUSE magazine / sfgirlbybay

rooftop featured in OPENHOUSE magazine / sfgirlbybay

living space featured in OPENHOUSE magazine / sfgirlbybay

haning kitchen linens in OPENHOUSE magazine / sfgirlbybay

OPENHOUSE magazine jazz show / sfgirlbybay

barn dining space featured in OPENHOUSE magazine / sfgirlbybay

friday finds.

pink velvet sofa with cushion / sfgirlbybaymustard yellow velvet pillows / sfgirlbybaypink comforter with mustard yellow velvet pillows / sfgirlbybayvelvet mustard yellow sofa, tufted pink sofa and colorful shag pillows / sfgirlbybayplush velvet throw pillows / sfgirlbybay

annie is still on hiatus, so this week’s friday finds have been left in my hands. and today, we’re feeling rather warm and fuzzy. even plush, if you will. i love a soft, velvety pillow or sofa in a bold, rich color — something tufted perhaps, so you can curl up and feel extra fancy being a couch potato. happy friday everyone, hope you have a comfy rest this weekend, xo victoria

Top to bottom, left to right:

  1. plush pink velvet sofa, via the citizenry studio.
  2. i love Leslie Williamson’s house in San Francisco photographed by Brian Ferry, via freunde von freunden.
  3. mustard colored velvet sofa’s via remodelista and casa del caso.
  4. pretty tufted velvet pink sofa from bddw.
  5. west elm’s mongolian lamb pillow covers.
  6. plush velvet throw pillows on white, via fantastic frank.