Laurel & Wolf at The San Francisco Shipyard.

Laurel & Wolf at The San Francisco Shipyard built by Lennar. / sfgirlbybay

san francisco’s shipyard is looking much more than shipshape these days — thanks to a beautiful collaboration between long-time home builder Lennar (building since 1954!) and the interior design services of Laurel & Wolf. the online designers have beautifully designed a few of the new model homes for Lennar’s new San Francisco Shipyard properties, which are now open for viewing. The San Francisco Shipyard is now selling three communities — Alma, Engel and Thayer, and for a limited time when a new home is purchased Lennar will include a Laurel & Wolf Signature Design Package, which allows you to work one-on-one with a professional interior designer for a room of your choice. here’s just a sneak peek at their latest work for The San Francisco Shipyard.

home built by Lennar with interior design by Laurel & Wolf at The San Francisco Shipyard. / sfgirlbybay

living room decor by Laurel & Wolf at The San Francisco Shipyard. / sfgirlbybay

modern living room decor by Laurel & Wolf at The San Francisco Shipyard. / sfgirlbybay

Laurel & Wolf at The San Francisco Shipyard. / sfgirlbybay

kitchen and dining area designed by Laurel & Wolf at The San Francisco Shipyard. / sfgirlbybay

interior decor by Laurel & Wolf at The San Francisco Shipyard. / sfgirlbybay

bedroom decor by Laurel & Wolf at The San Francisco Shipyard. / sfgirlbybay

Laurel & Wolf interior design at The San Francisco Shipyard. / sfgirlbybay

modern bedroom designed by Laurel & Wolf at The San Francisco Shipyard. / sfgirlbybay

Laurel & Wolf interior decor at The San Francisco Shipyard. / sfgirlbybay

bedroom decor by Laurel & Wolf at The San Francisco Shipyard. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by leslie santarina for sfgirlbybay.

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the fine art of lounging.

modern white living room with floor to ceiling windows / sfgirlbybay

david kohn architects’ stable acre.

oh, i just love a good piece of statement furniture, and i would have to say the chaise lounge really does take the cake. from marie antoinette, to marianne faithful the fine art of lounging has always come second to a good piece to recline on. i find inspiration in all loungers whether it be clean modern lines, or a classic mid-century vintage find — a few good places to start your hunt are your local flea markets, etsy and chairish. take a seat, and kick up your feet because this furniture trend will probably never go out of reclining style.

modern daybed with cream upholstery / sfgirlbybay

bo bedre.

modern living room with chaise lounge chair / sfgirlbybay

elle decor.

a collection of chaise lounge daybeds / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: xxx; a piece apart; Lois Chiles Vogue June 73; hege in france; models wearing swimsuits in Miami, 1956, Photo by Lisa Larsen; Neutra House LA by David Netto design; Model Marcella Flood on the beach at Santa Monica, 1937; lolitas; the home of fritz hansen.

mid-century modern style daybed / sfgirlbybay

cote maison.

black sued sofa and leather daybed / sfgirlbybay

the interior design institute.

green velvet daybed / sfgirlbybay

turbulences deco.

minimalist black daybed / sfgirlbybay

Jean Prouvé.

eclectic room with mid-century modern style daybed / sfgirlbybay

vanessa jackman.

leather lounge chair and sofa set / sfgirlbybay


white brick wall with fireplace and white daybed / sfgirlbybay

david kohn architects’ stable acre.

black leather day bed below oversized art print / sfgirlbybay

design milk.

good reads: foraged flora.

white room with pink flowers on the ground via foraged flora. / sfgirlbybay

what happens when one of your favorite floral designers and the co-founder of remodelista team up with one of your photography idols? a beautiful new book: Foraged Flora: A Year of Gathering and Arranging Wild Plants and Flowers by Louesa Roebuck and Sarah Lonsdale and gorgeously photographed by Laurie Frankel. i’m so inspired by this kind of rogue flower arranging that uses local and foraged plants and flowers to create beautiful and somewhat wild looking arrangements — roadside fennel, flowering fruit trees, garden roses, tiny violets; ingredients both common and unusual, humble and showy are growing everywhere around us. this lovely new book inspires us to forage!

foraged flora book / sfgirlbybay

i first meet louesa at a charming but tiny flower shop she once ran in san francisco and was instantly drawn to her unique sensibilities. she shared with me how she would literally scour hillsides and even freeway onramps for beautiful blooms. Foraged Flora is a new vision for flowers and arranging. It encourages you to train your eye to the beauty that surrounds you, attune your senses to the seasonality and locality of flowers and plants, and to embrace the beauty in each stage of life, from first bud to withering seedpod. Organized by month, each chapter in this inspiring book focuses on large and small arrangements created from the flowers and plants available during that time period and in that place, all foraged or gleaned nearby. Foraged Flora reflects on surprising and beautiful pairings, the importance of scale, the scarcity or abundance of raw materials, and the environmental factors that contribute to that availability. Whether picking a small tendril of fragrant jasmine, collecting oversized branches of flowering quince, or making a garland of bay laurel, Foraged Flora is a stunning book — an invitation to seek out the beauty of the natural world.

floral arrangement from foraged flora. / sfgirlbybay

tall floral designs photographed for new book foraged flora / sfgirlbybay

floral designs on open white shelves in foraged flora. / sfgirlbybay

foraged flora, a new book on floral designing / sfgirlbybay


• photography Images (c) 2016 by Laurie Frankel. Reprinted with permission from Foraged Flora by Louesa Roebuck and Sarah Lonsdale, copyright (c) 2016. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Penguin Random House, Inc.

inspired by: rip & tan.

modern home decor / sfgirlbybay

i’m not too sure how i found myself here, but i probably followed a pretty pin that lead me to rip & tan, the beautiful blog of clothing designer jenni kayne who has boutiques all over california. rip & tan shares a multitude of topics, but i was most drawn to their profiles, which includes unique home tours of folks like Matt, claire vivier and Carrie Eddmenson of Imogene + Willie and James Kicinski-McCoy of Bleubird and Mother Mag. this is just a varied sampling of the eclectic home tours on rip & tan, but you can see there’s some good stuff here — great inspiration from some very creative entrepreneurs. for more from jenni kayne check out her brick & mortar storefronts, or shop online.

modern sun room decor / sfgirlbybaystriped floor pillow / sfgirlbybaymodern living room with oversized black and white print / sfgirlbybayrelaxed modern bedroom decor / sfgirlbybayeclectic home decor / sfgirlbybayeclectic modern living room / sfgirlbybaydining room with picture window / sfgirlbybaymodern home furnishings / sfgirlbybayblack and white bedroom decor / sfgirlbybaymodern exterior entrance with potted cacti and globe light fixure / sfgirlbybaymodern patio decor / sfgirlbybaymodern circle mirror / sfgirlbybaywhite kitchen cabinets / sfgirlbybayblack modern light fixture / sfgirlbybaymodern dining room / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesey of rip & tan.






on trend: turquoise.

colorful turquoise bedroom decor / sfgirlbybay

maire claire maison.

helloooo, monday! forgive me while i get a little colorful this morning and start our day with a bold burst of the blues — turquoise, to be exact. i’m seeing these exotic hues of green-blue everywhere — including the fashion world and it makes you wonder, does design follow fashion? or is it the other way around? case in point — this season’s gucci is as colorful as these rooms, so which do you reckon came first? or, perhaps it’s just a case of turquoise serendipity charming the realm of design in all arenas.

turquoise wall paint and decor / sfgirlbybay

by koket.

turquoise textiles / sfgirlbybay

houzz + gucci via mirella bruno.

turquoise patterned wallpaper / sfgirlbybay

wit & delight.

turquoise walls and decor / sfgirlbybay

irina graewerussell smith photography.

turquoise gucci fashion / sfgirlbybay

gucci via w magazine.

turquoise cabinet with painted flowers / sfgirlbybay

pinecone camp.

glass jars in shades of green / sfgirlbybay turquoise folding chairs / sfgirlbybay

jonas ingerstedt photography + sköna hem.

turquoise wall paint / sfgirlbybay

Bella Quotidiano.

turquoise blouse and plant / sfgirlbybayturquoise patterned wallpaper / sfgirlbybay

gucci via tommy ton + blue agave via escuyer + wit & delight.

tuquoise tile / sfgirlbybay

estee stanley interiors & styling.

turquoise textiles / sfgirlbybay

casamance + gucci via tommy ton.