the place i call home.

so, last week, i held an impromptu survey on what y’all like, and don’t like about sfgirlbybay. i took what you had to say to heart, and will be implementing a ton of your thoughts on what you’d like to see more of around here, and saying farewell to what maybe you just aren’t loving.

one of the things that touched me, is that many of you said you initially tuned into sfgirlbybay to see the decorating i was doing around my own house, and my personal shots of home, and around the city. i used to share much more of that, and honestly thought you might be a bit bored by it. apparently not — so thanks! it’s fun for me, so today, i thought i’d share a few peeks at the place i call home. i hope you like it.

90 Responses to “the place i call home.”
  1. Ulrica says:

    Love love love…your home is so beautiful and i love that you showed all those little details that truly make a home. Thank you for sharing! xo

  2. Tina Fussell says:

    I love every one of them! Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Hannah says:

    Just stunning. I love how your home has lots of interesting things going on but seems to remain beautifully calm. Thank you for sharing. x

  4. Anna says:

    beautiful. digging all your moodboards… I like that look.


  5. So many fun things to look at and enjoy! Thanks for sharing! Looks like Lucy also feels totally at home there!

  6. shanna says:

    thanks for such a great peek, v! i love seeing these little snippets of your charming home. xo

  7. dorylyn says:

    beautiful! i had such a crush on the monkees!

  8. judith b. says:

    Yay! That’s what we love to see – lovely shots, every one! It’s not only your place, but your eye looking and framing your place that makes these peeks soooo good! Thank you!

  9. taurean says:

    Just Kids-a book I also treasure. Lovely lovely home you have! Thanks for sharing.

  10. victoria says:

    dorylyn – me too – davy jones forever! :)

    taurean – it was a great read!

    thanks everyone – i’m trying to post more of what you’ve asked for. thanks for being so kind about my space!

  11. Nice home, i like the pictures, lovely

  12. love the details that make this space so you. the collage of your personal pics is fab.
    thanks for sharing and looking forward to seeing more bits of your home

  13. Just so beautiful, Victoria. You have an amazing
    Way of making a home visually stunning, fresh
    And interesting… But, also so warm and loved. I bet you
    Could turn any house into a home.

  14. natalyn says:

    I love this so much!

  15. love your house & home…thanks for sharing the details and your photography awesome! My dog Chloe hangs out in my foyer when I’m in my office since she can see me from there–so sweet is lucy!

  16. Laura Marie says:

    I’m seriously so smitten with your home, I couldn’t ever tire of these posts! Such an inspiration — thanks for sharing! :)

    xx Laura Marie

  17. cindy says:

    I love everything on your blog. :)

  18. jamie parker says:

    Victoria…we love seeing your’s creative and inspiring. Thank you for the glimpse:) so fun…and of course it’s especially sweet Lucy.

    Feather & Nest

  19. victoria says:

    you guys are so sweet. thank you so much. i’m glad you like my place!

  20. Isa says:

    Thanks for showing all those little details. I love your home so much, I’m glad you shared a bit more of it today!

  21. kelly says:

    Love it Victoria… and man am I jealous of that land camera. Does it work?

  22. victoria says:

    kelly – it does work! i don’t use it as much as i should, though!

  23. jan says:

    can you come and stay with me for a while? i’d like you to fix my home!

  24. raina says:

    I am in awe- stunning!

  25. victoria says:

    you girls are too kind.

    jan – yes. can we play in your weekend cabin?

  26. Tina says:

    you do have a great home Victoria, I’m pleased you will be sharing more of it here!

  27. Urban Weeds says:

    Beautiful! It’s so neat to see a peek into your home. And oh… doggy, super cute.

  28. your home is absolutely beautiful!

  29. Heidi says:

    I de-lurking to agree with Jan. Please come to Seattle and give my house a makeover! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home. It gives me much-needed inspiration to get off my butt!

  30. Rachelle says:

    Love your Home Victoria! Stunning, and lovely photography! :)

  31. Gorgeous and inspiring- thank you! Plus your photos have a “crispness” unlike any other photos i’ve seen. They are an absolute pleasure to look at! : )

  32. decor8 Holly says:

    Yeah!!! I was one who said that and so happy to see that you will be BACK on SFGIRLBYBAY again with more home stuff!!!

  33. victoria says:

    thanks you guys – i’m always working on my photography!

    holly – ha! i thought you might be happy about that. thanks for the inspiration and the nudge!

  34. Kristin says:

    Awesome and I ADORE that pillow!

  35. Jae Koes says:

    stunning. love all your moodboards and the dog! thanks for sharing, it’s really an inspiration.

  36. Yes, you have a gorgeous place and yes, I’m officially jealous of all your cool stuff. Props and fist bumps to you on your great styling!

  37. Victoria, you are a star and your place is so honest and authentic. I love your work.
    x dana

  38. victoria says:

    thanks so much y’all!

    kristin – the pillow is from elisabeth dunker’s fine little day shop:

    dana – thank you – i can’t think of a nicer thing to hear than being considered ‘authentic’. you are very kind!

  39. Camille says:

    My favorite is the vignette with wood tray and turquoise bowl. So pretty.

  40. Love it! Every bit of it! My favorites are your inspiration boards and the fortunes :) thanks!

  41. Miss B. says:

    I love your home and your sweet voice + style. You are a winner all around in my book. One request–more puppy photo’s;)


    Miss B.

  42. carlene says:

    Thanks, I love seeing your home, it’s always so inspiring! What’s in the first photo, it looks gorgeous? Ooh, I forgot about that coffee set, I’ve been envious of that for a couple years now…

  43. victoria says:

    okay, miss b. – more lucy!

    carlene – that’s the top of my bedroom mirror:

  44. Jordan says:

    Thanks for so many inspirations on one beautiful page.

  45. Danielle says:

    If you don’t mind me asking…what kind of camera do you use???? I am in desperate need of a new one and you take incredible pictures!!!

  46. Yay! I do love seeing your home, Victoria! What fun, I love all of your little piles of jewelry and photos tacked to a board, and oh my I don’t think I could ever get enough of that dark wall, it’s just luscious! xo Laura

  47. jenny says:

    I’m sorry, I didn’t do the survey, but I like what others have said – I too, love to see your home, and how your warm personality infuses your living space, and the blog. I also loved the images you posted from your Sunday in the city.
    Look forward to seeing more of them.
    Happy new year to you and your gorgeous pooch.

  48. Erin says:

    New reader here. Love this post. Love the photos. Love your style. So glad I found your blog. Look forward to more inspiring posts to come. :-)

  49. arounna says:

    very lovely
    yes – more please.

  50. victoria says:

    thanks so much you guys, for all the continued input – if you want to do the survey – it’s still up:

    erin – welcome! and thanks for reading!

    danielle – i use a nikon D80 DSLR and these were shot with a 50mm lens. thanks!

  51. Amy R. says:

    Your home is absolutely lovely. All the pics are beautiful. Thanks for sharing:)

  52. Logan says:

    I agree, truly always my favorite part of your site, Victoria.

  53. simply cozy, charming and loving…
    wishing you peace, happiness and love this new year… xx

  54. chelsea says:

    Love your home so much. Never get tired of seeing it!

  55. sabrina says:

    I really love your home! it’s truly stunning!

  56. Rouenna says:

    You have a wonderful home. Thank you for sharing. I believe that posts sharing your home is much personal hence a lot of readers feel more delightful reading about it. :)

  57. katrina says:

    how could we ever tire of this gorgeous home? it’s lovely. as always. your design style is always such an inspiration. happy 2011.

  58. Julian Hazlett says:

    Please show us more of your home periodically. Thanks.

  59. Michelle says:

    I love love love when you show us your gorgeous home…it’s absolutely my favorite thing that you post. Please continue. :)

  60. Lana Cosic says:

    Hello Victoria! Actually, I started following your blog after I read a coverage about your lovely home in Rue Magazine. I instantly fell in love with it and your great blog and since then I am a devoted follower ! :) Please, do post about your home and other things seen through your own lens, it is warm and personal, and it describes a true meaning of blogging!

  61. shalini says:

    Great to see bits and pieces of your home again.

  62. wow, so gorgeous!! and what a beautiful dog…

  63. dawn says:

    so love this post.
    i have the same loverly coffeepot!

  64. Antonella says:

    lovely shots. please more!
    hugs to your furry baby

  65. Amanda Jane says:

    I just saw your lovley photos on SeeSaw. Your home is beautiful! I adore the vintage polaroid camera.

  66. Mariela says:

    Your home is amazing, I love everything.

  67. Abbey H says:

    V, beautiful home, beautiful photos…as always. :) xo, Abbey

  68. chelsea n. says:

    can i just move in?
    thanks for doing what you do.

  69. Jutta says:

    Your place is just too cool for words. I could never get tired of it!

  70. Katie says:

    So dreamy..and in SF no less! :)

  71. victoria says:

    wow, you guys! thanks so much. you’re making my job quite easy, if all i have to do is run around the house with my camera! thanks for all the love! :)

  72. Krissy says:

    I love seeing shots of your home! It’s so beautiful. And I don’t think there’s any possible way I could get bored of seeing them.

  73. gia says:

    I want to know where you got the brown purse on the left…. I love it!!!!

  74. bliss says:

    oooo patti smith, just ordered that book and cannot wait to read it

    beautiful blog!

  75. gia says:

    oh thanks! I love it when bloggers actually respond! :)

  76. erin m. says:

    Your home is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing more! :)

  77. Ainslie says:

    ooooh thank you! all so delicious and just what I ordered! Much appreciated!

  78. Bethany says:

    Hooray! I initially started reading your site right before my move up to SF (over three years now). I saw your survey on twitter after not reading the blog as regularly. Coming back to the blog today though, I just absolutely love how your voice just seemed to come pouring back in these last couple of posts. There’s a simple elegance to the images and posts that hooked me onto your blog initially.

  79. julie says:

    Looks so charming. Lived in. I adore it!

    May I ask who that faceless painting in image “10h” is by? It’s so lovely.

  80. victoria says:

    julie – that is by kiki & polly – one of my favorite artists:

  81. mary ann says:

    wow. pretty much a fabulous post from start to finish. LOVE the photos, the way you’ve curated them, the detail shots, everything. MORE MORE MORE. everything you do is brilliant victoria, but you do YOU best of all.

  82. Donna says:

    Love this post! Yours was the very first blog I ever read and it was because of the home decor…thank you for bringing more of it back!

  83. Desiree Fawn says:

    Oh gosh, loving every moment of this!! Thank you! :)

  84. I love your home so much. I aspire to be more like you! That will be my goal for 2011.

    Thank you for sharing so much of your life with us. I am enlightened & inspired everyday.

  85. Annie says:

    OK WHAT is that amazing dark blue/slate paint color? Sort of looks like chalkboard paint?

  86. victoria says:

    annie – thanks! that is rust oleum’s black chalkboard paint.

  87. RIta says:

    I love this. Do you mind sharing the name of that cactus?

  88. victoria says:

    rita – thank you! i’m sorry but i have no idea. it’s fairly common, though!

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