friday finds.

painted white ship lap walls / sfgirlbybay

dwell magazine

simple is sometimes so calming, isn’t it? it’s such a complicated time in our country and also in my family life, so i guess i’m just drawn to the simple elegance in these pretty spaces. they seem like the kind of places you could rest your mind for a while and think a little more clearly. uncluttered and organized — the place i’d like to get my head to. happy friday, y’all. i hope you have a restful weekend! xo, victoria

  1. love this little shed an architect built for himself, via dwell magazine.
  2. i could just lay down here and take a long sweet nap, via remodelista.
  3. this looks like a peaceful spot to sit and write down some new ideas, via royal roulette.
  4. a few elegant spaces: a simple bar cart; a great looking black armoire, or two; and another great writing desk.
  5. this is one very elegant and zen kitchen.
  6. and lastly, a very chill and beautifully simple bathroom.

white bedroom with beamed white ceilings / sfgirlbybay white room with tall windows and door and wood desk and chair / sfgirlbybayblack and white home decor / sfgirlbybayornate ceiling medallion in white modern kitchen / sfgirlbybaychic minimalist bathroom decor / sfgirlbybay


wear this there: maiden lane.

 maiden lane restaurant / sfgirlbybay

a restaurant based on fine tinned european seafood sounds curious enough to heighten our hunger senses, but pair it with good interiors, and our aesthetic tastes are grumbling. this would describe new york’s restaurant maiden lane. moving into the famous life cafe (yes, the one from rent), the spot is reminiscent of a chic seaman — we may have just made up that a genre but we promise it’s a good one. stumped at what to wear to such a joint? well, let’s start with a navy jumpsuit, and some sunny colored accessories for smooth sailing. our suggested read for such an occasion — none other than the classic moby dick.

~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.

maiden lane restaurant and bar / sfgirlbybaywhat to wear to maiden lane restaurant / sfgirlbybay

asos structured jumpsuit with frill sleeves; steven alan willard sunglasses; formula x nail polish in spirited peach; READ THIS THERE herman melville’s moby dick; maiden lane tote bag; bing bang nyc new york fuck’n city pencil; converse high top sneakers; and pixie market black suede tie choker.

wear this there: maiden lane restaurant / sfgirlbybaymaiden lane: wear this there / sfgirlbybaycanned goods and books on wood shelves at maiden lane. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via remodelista and maiden lane


vintage modern mansion.

vintage modern amsterdam mansion / @sfgirlbybay

only a 100-year-old Mansion built in 1910 could have this kind of character — just look at that beautiful marble mantelpiece. why don’t we make ’em like this anymore? this stunning three-story home with sky-high ceilings is located in Amsterdam next to the Vondelpark, one of the most beautiful parks in the Netherlands. although it was built in the early 1900’s it’s still got modern touches, especially in the remodeled kitchen with its subway tiles, cool navy blue cabinetry, and cosy built-in nooks. for the full tour, visit vtwonen.

vintage modern amsterdam mansion / @sfgirlbybay

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• photography by Henny van Belkom for vtwonen.

absolutely lovely.

posh glamorous decor from AMR / @sfgirlbybay

i somehow landed on this stunning site and can’t get enough of their absolutely lovely imagery. these spaces are very posh, and maybe not achievable for someone like me — with one very dirty dog — but i certainly love looking at them. they’re a bit like looking at the window of tiffany’s — just pale, glamorous gems each and every one and very ‘old hollywood’ art deco. i almost expect carol lombard to come floating through, a chilled martini in hand and a fluffy white poodle at her feet. for more visit haute savage.

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• photography via haute savage.

at home in southern france.

green velvet dining banquette / @sfgirlbybay

this is the charming home of interior designer Stephanie Ferret, her husband Thibaut and their two children located in the outskirts of Cassis in southern France. set on the Mediterranean coast, it’s welcoming and cosy, filled with antique collectibles and dotted with eclectic souvenirs from their travels. but my favorite bit is definitely that dining banquette — i just love the unexpected look of that lush green velvet upholstery. featured in a recent issue of milk decoration, you can view the full tour on their website.

milk magazine home tour / @sfgirlbybay

milk magazine home tour / @sfgirlbybay

milk magazine home tour / @sfgirlbybay

milk magazine home tour / @sfgirlbybay

milk magazine home tour / @sfgirlbybay

• photography via milk decoration.