swedish schoolhouse rocks.

swedish schoolhouse | sfgirlbybay

This lovely old former schoolhouse featured in elle decor sweden was only intended as a summer residence in sörmländska, sweden. But the light and the lush green garden soon attracted the residents to live here year round. this is the beautiful and eclectic home studio of artist and designer Gunnel Sahlin renovated from the old school house, situated on a small hill overlooking the lush green swedish landscape. one step over that vine-covered porch and i’d stay inside this lovely space forever. for the full tour, visit elle decor sweden.

swedish schoolhouse | sfgirlbybay

swedish schoolhouse | sfgirlbybay

swedish schoolhouse | sfgirlbybay

swedish schoolhouse | sfgirlbybay

swedish schoolhouse | sfgirlbybay

swedish schoolhouse | sfgirlbybay

• Photography by Martin Löf; Styling Gill Renlund for elle decor sweden.

your words here | what would you say?

bxxlght | sfgirlbybay

i very much want all of these. or at least one to shine on me. amazing backlit light boxes with changeable letters, or ‘Bxxlght‘ founded by Daniela Upmark in Stockholm. her Idea was born during a trip to New York — “I felt that I found a product that was no longer on the Swedish design market. Especially at a time when home furnishings are in focus and where personal creativity and variety is so important.” available at artilleriet, you can Customize your own Lightbox with a maximum of eight characters per line (with a total of 3 lines). it’s a lot like twitter – what would you want yours to say with a maximum of 24 letters?

bxxlght | sfgirlbybay

bxxlght | sfgirlbybay

bxxlght | sfgirlbybay

pass the salt, please.

falksalt | sfgirlbybay

so, before we go any further, i have to confess i’m a salt addict. my mother never tires of telling me to lighten up on the salt, but my dad actually used to salt my baby food (it was the ’60′s so cut him some slack), therefore it’s a hard habit to break. now i try to ingest at least healthy salts. when i was in rome with bri and jen, we found these amazing flavored natural cypress salts from sweden in a tiny gourmet market in Campo de Fiori. i bought a few of them but my stash is running low — and as much as i love this salt, i also love the pretty packaging! so i did a little searching and i found them shop online — falksalt. i know i’m not a cooking blog, but when i love it and it’s pretty i think it’s my duty to share! this time around i got black, rosemary and citron flavored salt — which is so amazing on fish, or asparagus with chopped eggs.

asparagus + eggs recipe | sfgirlbybay

recipe: simply poach asapargus for 4 minutes (or until tender to the bite) in boiling water in a shallow pan. transfer to plate and add shaved parmesan reggiano, chopped hardboiled egg, drizzle some olive oil over the entire plate and add a few sprinkles of the citron flavored salt.

waverly spring fling | a giveaway.

waverly giveaway | sfgirlbybay

spring is in the air, and there’s nothing like a little music to get you moving. i had no idea, but waverly makes some adorable earbuds, iphone cases and stylus tools. pretty ones with pastel prints, stripes and spring florals. i thought it would be fun to give away a waverly tech set of your choice — earbuds, an iphone case and a stylus. i also made you a mixed tape on rdio to download or just listen to! slap on a new case, pop in your earbuds and welcome spring.

waverly giveaway | sfgirlbybay

to enter to win a waverly tech set, including a pair of earbuds, iphone case and stylus, simply:

• comment below, and share your favorite song with us — the fun one that gets you movin’ and shakin’.

• please comment by thursday, april 30th, 12pm PST.

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

• yay! this giveaway is worldwide!

• we’ll announce a winner on my twitter account the week of may 5th, so be sure and follow along.

waverly giveaway | sfgirlbybay

here’s your spring fling mixed tape: >> click here to listen and/or download on rdio.

waverly giveaway | sfgirlbybay

waverly giveaway | sfgirlbybay

• This post is in partnership with waverly and all words and opinions are my own. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that help keep sfgirlbybay posting here daily.

mid-century goes modern.

mid-century modern | sfgirlbybay

photography by prue ruscoe for home life.

there’s something so fresh looking about a bit of mid-century furnishings against a background of neutral white walls — vintage danish modern at its best. add a pop of lush green plant life to spaces full of natural wood furniture and rooms seem to get even more vibrant and alive. i love this look and wouldn’t mind a modern retreat somewhere in the california redwoods decorated around this theme. looks mighty peaceful and relaxing.

mid-century modern | sfgirlbybay

mid-century credenza, globe and mirror, via regina.

mid-century modern | sfgirlbybay

great entry space via, stadshem.

mid-century modern | sfgirlbybay

ikea’s saarinen-like doksta table and bentwood chairs, via fantastik frank.

mid-century modern | sfgirlbybay

wonderful bedside table of greenery, via lily.

mid-century modern | sfgirlbybay

smitten studio’s beautiful painted floors.

mid-century modern | sfgirlbybay

mid-century modern touches, via stadshem (above + below).

mid-century modern | sfgirlbybay

mid-century modern | sfgirlbybay

lena corwin’s beautiful old brooklyn home, remodelista.

mid-century modern | sfgirlbybay

a california house, via a cup of jo.

mid-century modern | sfgirlbybay
home of rebecca + bruce meissner, via our gathered home.