guest room makeover: the complete look.

guest bedroom decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

yesterday, i shared my collaboration with EBTH to bring in pieces to give my guest room makeover that vintage-modern vibe i was going for, including the vintage portraits, artwork and ceramic collection. and today, i’m sharing the full reveal and resources for you. i partnered with a few of my favorite brands to bring the room to life and am loving the final look.  i had in mind a kind of old hollywood theme and i started with the land of nod jenny lind bed as the main focus of the room and worked around that dramatic black frame and built up the room from there. i’d heard wonderful things about ease of delivery and how comfy they are, so we topped the jenny lind bed with a queen size mattress from casper and it did not disappoint. i only hope guests won’t decide to linger too long.

bohemian modern guest bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

i also wanted the look of layered black & white bedding, so i went hunting on serena & lily and found a multitude of great options. what you see here is the Woven Stripe Quilt and a pair of euro pillow shams — love the tufted details on these! the sheets are their dipsea design in black & white, and for the layering, i went with their Macramé Bed Skirt, the Casablanca Pom Throw and topped those pieces with their charcoal gray Utility Canvas Throw. as emeril likes to say, bam! the black accent pillow is from lawson fenning in silver lake — an amazing home accessories store if you’ve never checked it out.

wall light from bloomingville in guest bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

to set the stage for the old Hollywood look i wanted, i found these vintage barkcloth drapery panels at TravelStitch on etsy, and I added Metal Curtain Eyelet Rings from amazon. we hung the curtain on my favorite window hardware — west elm’s Rubbed Iron adjustable Industrial Pipe Rod. i also added some reading light for my guests — a lovely pair of simple matte black wall sconces from bloomingville. i found the vintage wicker table on EBTH and the little rattan table lamp on etsy at the robot parade and because this room gets direct sunlight all day, i added a black ceiling fan from all modern to create a nice cool breeze.

vintage decor in guest bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

we added some personal touches for my guests, like a woven fringed sun hat from indego africa for hot L.A. days, and also from indego africa, their cute pom pom floor basket full of throws for cooler nights. i found the black rattan vintage magazine rack at the pasadena city college flea market to hold all kinds of great designs magazines for my guests (and some good gossipy ones, too). and to warm up the room, i added a sisal rug from all modern and the white roman shades are from barn & willow. i’ve had the black dresser and vintage eames rocker forever, so i think that’s about it! we’re ready for guests!

nude portait painting hung over guest bed. / sfgirlbybayblack and white layered bedding via serena & lily. / sfgirlbybayindigo africa woven fringe summer hat and pom pom basket. / sfgirlbybaywicker bedside table. / sfgirlbybayguest bedroom makeover reveal. / sfgirlbybaylight-filled guest bedroom black and white decor. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.

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feast for the eyes.

countertop filled with lemons in white ceramic bowls. / sfgirlbybay

there is essentially no other reason for this post, other than i was inspired by these images and found myself collecting them on pinterest like some kind of maniacal fruit hoarder. so, there you have it. i’m giving you fruit today but hopefully, you’ll see it as something a little more — some colorful (even healthy!) inspiration. it’s almost summer and my favorite fruits are popping up all over the farmer’s markets and when it’s hot, fruit is all i i ever really crave (with the exception, of course, of margaritas, chips & salsa). i often find food photography just so darn pretty, but we rarely get to share it here, so today, i’ve indulged my inner foodie and gone loopy for fruit. in addition to these images (links just at bottom), you find yourself in need of more eye candy, some of my longtime personal favorite food styling & photography can be found at cannelle et vanille, herriott grace, luisa brimble and sweet paul — you’ll discover some real feasts for the eyes (and bellies) over there.

colorful food styling with assorted fruits, bread and spreads. / sfgirlbybayunique fruits in ceramic bowl. / sfgirlbybayinspiring food styling with assorted fruits. / sfgirlbybayrope tote bag with tiny fruit and peaches on a plate. / sfgirlbybaysimple picnic arranged on white blanket on the beach. / sfgirlbybaycolorful painting on fruit still life. / sfgirlbybaywhite ceramic bowl of freshly cut fruits. / sfgirlbybayorange flowers in white vase, apples in ceramic bowl and tan woven tote. / sfgirlbybaygorgeous fruit styling for overhead photoshoot. / sfgirlbybayfruit in woven basket with handles. / sfgirlbybayinspiring food styling. / sfgirlbybayorange cantaloupe photographed on baby blue background. / sfgirlbybaycolorful fruit painting. / sfgirlbybaycolorful vegetables in robe tote bag. / sfgirlbybaycitrus tree and oranges on white tablecloth. / sfgirlbybayleftover fruit from shoot. / sfgirlbybay

• photo credits in order of appearance: remain simple; tea cup tea; herriott grace; luisa brimble; yummy supper; a detacher at anaise; @samantha.de.la.o; artist Léa Maupetit; cannelle et vanille; the socialite family; Handmade Oaxacan Net Bag at the general store; the vamoose; chymo & more; DarioM_72; christelle tanielian; artist Léa Maupetit; french market bag at the general store; butter and brioche; remain simple.

literally, everything but the house.

guest room makeover with everything but the house. / sfgirlbybay

everything but the house. good name for an online boutique selling — well, everything but the house. EBTH is the premiere estate sale marketplace where you can shop collections from homes all over the country — from vintage and previously loved homewares, clothing, collectibles and more EBTH is a collector’s / decorator’s / bargain shopper’s dream come true. EBTH invited me to do some shopping of my own and try the site out and i went down their rabbit hole quickly. it’s online auction where you can bid on anything from estate sale treasures that include rare art and furniture to jewelry and even cars. i went on the hunt for furniture, accessories, and artwork for my new guest room (more about that very shortly) and found just what i had in mind.

vintage accessories via everything but the house. / sfgirlbybay

i was on the hunt for some vintage painted portraits and drawings and scored big time. from the nude portrait over the bed, to this charming if not slightly stern looking woman above and the quirky sketch of the impish man these were the kinds of unique art i was seeking. next up, i really wanted to step up my pottery collection and i had all white in mind to accessorize the guest room. i found the alabaster urn, the two cream colored jars and the small ceramic bowl — all for a very sweet bargain hunter’s EBTH price. i also found these wonderful antique wicker end table which really finished off the vintage california vibe i was going for.

my guest room furnished with vintage items from EBTH. / sfgirlbybay

and if you’re looking to and if you’re looking to sell a collection –whether it’s rare books or a lifetime of household objects, EBTH can help you very professionally with that too — consultations are entirely free, helping sellers maximize the value of their collections by handling every aspect of the sale from photography and cataloguing to payment and delivery. With a $1 starting bid for every item and thousands of pieces added every day i highly recommend checking out em>everything but the house. EBTH. and if you’d like to view a few of my ideas on how to blend bohemian and modern style, check out my tips of the trade!

black and white vintage decor via EBTH. / sfgirlbybay vintage nude portrait above bed via EBTH. / sfgirlbybayceramics and art prints via EBTH. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.

This is a sponsored post in partnership with EBTH and all words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep sfgirlbybay going with fresh content every day.

in bed with artist caroline walls.

inspiring art collection at caroline walls' home. / sfgirlbybay

i just discovered this beautiful australian shop, in bed and they carry some sublime collections you’ll definitely want to check out. but what i also noticed is that their online journal features some inspiring homes from all sorts of creative and interesting souls. recently, the in bed store featured artist caroline walls from Melbourne, australia and oh my, does she have an enviable art collection, even if some of it may be her own — swoon-worthy, indeed. her artwork is inspired by the female form — and in fact, she did her first nude painting at the young age of 14. caroline is one of those names that keeps popping up for me of late — i’d shared a peek at her artwork here, and linked to her interview on the design files if you’d like to see more. and you can shop for her work on her website.

curated collection in home of artist caroline walls. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of artist carline walls' home. / sfgirlbybay

curated art collection of artist caroline walls. / sfgirlbybay

caroline walls home tour. / sfgirlbybay

black and white art collection. / sfgirlbybay

at home with artist caroline walls. / sfgirlbybay

art and inspiration via artist caroline walls' melbourne home. / sfgirlbybay

at home with melbourne artist caroline walls. / sfgirlbybay

art prints and sketches in the home of artist caroline walls. / sfgirlbybay

kitchen decor in melbourne home of artist caroline walls. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by by Bobby Clark for in bed store.

vintage portraits for a modern world.

portrait painting in ornate frame in home of helen gory via the design files. / sfgirlbybay

like a lot of things that interest me, one of the most interesting things for me about interior design is quite a bit about juxtaposition. i like contradictions — vintage paired with brand spanking new, mismatched versus cookie cutter. i guess i just like to be surprised. it’s just the kind of effortless, witty style i find fascinating — and one of the things i love about vintage portrait paintings — there’s a wry sense of humor to them. so let’s say you have a pretty simple room and then all of a sudden there’s this quirky face staring back at you — it just tends to make us smile. it’s a room that doesn’t take itself too seriously and the sly portraits offer up a unique personality you might have missed had they not been added — almost as if the room is winking at you. insert emoji here. ;)

british national portrait gallery. / sfgirlbybayoversized painting over mantle via lonny. / sfgirlbybayportrait paintings in bronte restaurant. / sfgirlbybaycolorful portrait painting and fiddle leaf fig. / sfgirlbybaypastel pink wall with vintage portrait painting. / sfgirlbybaywhite walls with vintage portrait painting via architectural digest espana. / sfgirlbybayblack leather furntiure with vintage portrait painting and chandelier. / sfgirlbybaypink walls and sofa and vintage portrait paintings via yellowtrace. / sfgirlbybayportrait paintings on the wall of the dean hotel. / sfgirlbybayportrait paintings in artist holly farrell's home. / sfgirlbybayportrait painting via wilde and watson locations. / sfgirlbybay

• photo credits in order of appearance: home of helen gory via the design files; british national portrait gallery via sfgirlbybay; lonny; bronte restaurant via sfgirlbybay; design*sponge; architectural digest france; architectural digest espana; @jengotch; yellowtrace; the dean hotel; artist holly farrell’s home; wilde and watson locations.

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