french-inspired space.

french-inspired space / sfgirlbybay

i came upon this sweet space belonging to blogger Rubyellen of cakies on pinterest and had to share. it’s such a whimsical, happy home space, that seems very french-inspired. and even though it’s in los angeles, it seems like a home you’d find in provence, in the south of france — eclectic, warm and very cozy. my favorite, piece de resistance is that vintage iron daybed — looks smashing with all those colorful pillows. what a wonderful mix! for the whole tour, visit cakies.

french-inspired space / sfgirlbybay

french-inspired space / sfgirlbybay

french-inspired space / sfgirlbybay

french-inspired space / sfgirlbybay

french-inspired space / sfgirlbybay

• all photos via cakies.

pin-worthy: irodorco

pin-worthy: irodorco / sfgirlbybay

hello friends, I do hope you are having a lovely start to the week. this week’s pin-worthy pic is a  no-brainer. take a peek at irodorco’s boards and i do believe you may have the same conclusion i did…romantic. i find this pinner from japan’s boards so incredibly beautiful, sultry, and romantic. romantic in a subtle way…finding it in the everyday; from the curves in a hand, to the way a bed is mussed or how perfect worn silver can appear by laying it out just right. the small moments.

there is no possible way i can say these are my favorites, because all of irodorco’s are favorites. randomly i choose these:

pin-worthy: irodorco / sfgirlbybay

hands|photography

pin-worthy: irodorco / sfgirlbybay

sunlight

pin-worthy: irodorco / sfgirlbybay

for the home

stunning right?

xo mrs. french

powerful prints.

powerful prints / sfgirlbybay

Klaus Haapaniemi wallpaper at pitfield london via architectural digest.

i always wish i could get the nerve up to do something really bold with prints. i love the rather exotic look of these — a little british plantation meets tropical panama canal. there’s some great textiles and wallpapers out there these days, like the rifle & co. pineapple print from hygge & west, and this amazing print above by KLAUS HAAPANIEMI. i think a perfect spot to go bold with a pattern like this is a powder room — freedom to go over the top in a room you don’t spend that much time in. baby steps, perhaps!

powerful prints / sfgirlbybay

lonny.

powerful prints / sfgirlbybay

KLAUS HAAPANIEMI cushion; my blue flamingo; paper & stitch; and rifle paper co. for hygge & west.

powerful prints / sfgirlbybay

Rhythmic Palms via yellow trace.

powerful prints / sfgirlbybay

jamie bush & co. photography.

powerful prints / sfgirlbybay

degournay.

tuesday’s girl: blue q socks.

tuesday's girl: blue q socks / sfgirlbybay

have you ever seen blue q socks? it’s one of those things i’d never seen before, and then in the span a few short days these hilariously adorable and sometimes a little snarky socks were popping up before my eyes in the most unusual spots — my local art supply shop, and then the beauty supply store. i saw it as a sign, and bought several pairs that words were just calling my name! “Screwing Up Is Part Of The Program” – oh yes. “Love Ya, Mean It” or the ever popular “men ruin stuff”. yes please. check ‘em out. put some sassy spring in your step.

tuesday's girl: blue q socks / sfgirlbybay

tuesday's girl: blue q socks / sfgirlbybay

tuesday's girl: blue q socks / sfgirlbybay
• top photo courtesy of designlovefest.

l.a. thus far.

los angeles city guide / sfgirlbybay

despite the little heat wave los angeles is enjoying, my trip to southern california thus far has been nothing but fun! i enjoyed a pretty leisurely road trip down highway 101, stopping in san luis obispo for the night, and spent an afternoon by the sea at avila beach. the perfect road trip resting spot. before leaving i stopped into the adorable scout coffee (below) to fuel up before the ride to l.a.

san luis obispo's scout coffee / sfgirlbybay

then i zipped down the coast, stopping to spend time with my family and a dinner in malibu at moonshadows. i hadn’t eaten here since prom night in high school — nothing much had changed, but the food was quite excellent, and the sunset view on the deck with the waves crashing below — pretty sublime. from there, i headed to the downtown studio of my bestie bri of designlovefest at the unique space. good times ensued.

los angeles road trip / sfgirbybay

we’ve been running around los angeles with stops at some great little shops, like en soie, the claire vivier flagship shop, the eastside handmade pop-up market, and chay. i’ll be sharing more about some of our delicious dining experiences (including the commissary at the line hotel) in part deux, l.a. — until then, can you please cool down, los angeles?

los angeles road trip / sfgirbybay

designlove fest studio / sfgirbybay

the unique space / los angeles

enSoie Los Angeles / sfgirlbybay

los feliz / sfgirlbybay

los angeles city guide / sfgirlbybay

los angeles city guide / sfgirlbybay

designlovefest studio / sfgirlbybay

designlovefest studio / sfgirlbybay

the unique space / los angeles

• all photos by victoria smith for sfgirlbybay.