sfgirlbybay is a san francisco-based blogger, photographer, photo stylist, design junkie and bonafide flea market queen. victoria smith is editor of sfgirlbybay, one of the West Coast’s leading interior design blogs, featuring new product reviews, shopping tips, including art, photography and design resources, as well as home entertaining and lifestyle stories, with a ridiculously loyal readership that includes social media butterflies, top magazine editors, shoppers, and industry professionals.
sfgirlbybay is known for representing ‘Bohemian Modern Style’ and for showcasing the freshest designers, artists, products and trends. Averaging 2-3 new posts a day, sfgirlbybay provides 25,000+ daily readers and over 20,000+ RSS readers, with shopping finds; behind the scenes interviews and home/studio virtual tours of up-and-coming artists; design/art event coverage; all the while offering affordable design inspiration and ideas, and encouraging individuality and unique, personal style. A fixture in the design blog community, sfgirlbybay has been an online favorite of independent design since 2006.
experience: sfgirlbybay editor Victoria Smith has an interesting and varied background in the design industry, a journalism major with an Advanced Arts degree in Interior Design, she has also worked as a freelance art buyer and stylist producing photo shoots for advertising agencies and designers on accounts such as Condé Nast Publications, including high profile home and shelter magazines Domino, Architectural Digest, House & Garden, Gourmet and Bon Appetít. She is a contributing writer to UPPERCASE, Anthology, and 7×7 Magazines, and a speaker at the upcoming Altitude Design Summit.
In addition, Victoria has over 1/2 million followers on Pinterest which include influencers like Martha Stewart Living, Oprah Winfrey and Ellen Degeneres. She was just mentioned in this forbe’s magazine article: “new Web 2.0 phenomenon Pinterest saw its success finally take off after after partnering with influential blogger sfgirlbybay”; featured on Martha Stewart Living and is currently guest pinning on Martha Stewart Living’s Pinterest Board; just appeared in West Elm’s catalog and blog; was honored to have been recently named one of the Top 20 Interiors Blogs by the Telegraph U.K.; and voted #10 of the London Times Top 50 Design Blogs, and has just been named as a member of Lucky Magazine’s Style Collective, MSN/Glo’s 10 Décor Experts To Watch, and Refinery29′s Most Inspiring Home Blogs. For more obnoxiously glowing media coverage, check out her Press Page. When she’s not blogging, Victoria is incessantly tweeting, or running around San Francisco, scouting the latest finds with her camera and trusty dog, Lucy.
• photo of victoria by los angeles-based photographer kimberly genevieve.
Rachelle Dunn is a designer, photographer and blogger at the lovely dept. as the editorial assistant, rachelle is excited to contribute to the beautiful things here on sfgirlbybay. a florida transplant now based in berkeley, she loves exploring all that san francisco and the east bay has to offer. you can follow along with her adventures on twitter and instagram.
Danielle Krysa is a Vancouver-based artist in her own right, and an experienced envy expert. Danielle puts out The Jealous Curator, a ridiculously clever blog where she constantly wonders, “damn, why didn’t I think of that?” and curates the best of best of up-and-coming, as well as established and much-cherished artists. Let’s just say she’s got the eye for it. Every other week, Danielle shares her Girl Crush column here, an ode to women artists of the world. To see Danielle’s own works of art, visit her work in progress, and etsy shop.
Nathan Michael is a photographer & designer living in Chicago, Illinois. He is passionate about cultivating a culture of well-lived life through authentic community. Nathan contributes that passion here on sfgirlbybay through his camera lens, with his keen observations on design, trends and creativity around the country. When he’s not creating behind a camera: you can find him…exploring new cities; drinking massive amounts of coffee; digging through vintage shops; enjoying the latest restaurants; browsing fashion magazines; and spending time with loved ones. You can connect with Nathan on twitter as he shares his daily travels, thoughts, and current addictions.
Aaron De Simone is a graphic designer and curator of i heart luxe, a weekly email newsletter that covers fashion, design, lifestyle and travel. he recently moved to san francisco and is busy exploring his new city; aaron loves sharing his passion of beautiful things here on sfgirlbybay and on pinterest.
Siham Mazouz, known as si, is the curator of the frenchbydesign blog and her online vintage etsy shop by the same name. this french girl expatriated in the u.s. east coast likes to mix and match styles and eras to create an eclectic feel to interiors. a self-confessed vintage and design addict, si likes interiors that “think outside the box” and compiles daily a selection of interiors, house tours, diy projects or quotes on the frenchbydesign blog.
Ilenia Martini is a born and raised Italian photographer. After leaving Rome to study filmmaking in London she decided that she wasn’t done exploring the world so she moved to New York. She now calls Brooklyn her home. She loves writing posts on her blog it can be a lover about food, interiors, make up, coffee shops and much more.
Anna Dorfman is a book cover designer by day, and sometimes she designs blogs (like this one!), too. She’s an insomniac blogger at Door Sixteen by night, where she writes about renovating her Victorian row house, dogs, interiors, design, books, music, food, makeup and other stuff. Anna divides her time between the Hudson Valley and Brooklyn, tweeting and Instagramming along the way.
Shanna Murray is the designer behind the beautiful, and very happy sfgirlbybay logo. She is a New York-based artist who believes in the limitless opportunity we all have to positively affect one another’s lives. Her favorite moments are the small ones; the right song playing on the radio, a perfect cup of tea, walks along the creek with her dog Ollie, small kindnesses from strangers, and slow Sunday mornings. In addition to her solo work in printmaking, wall decals, styling and web design, Shanna is also a co-founder of Second Storie Indie Market, and co-owner of Hello Handmade Paperie. You can see more of her lovely work in her shop.