modern neutrals.

rattan chairs in loft space. / sfgirlbybay

lately, i’m really crushing on modern neutrals. not your boring beiges, mind you, but instead natural woods, rattan, off-white linens — a textural mix of layered pieces that look great together but aren’t necessarily matchy-matchy, if you know what i mean. i think when i visit european cities they tend to really rub off on me in different ways. in mariseille it was all about bold daring colors, and in lisbon it was a more toned down vintage modern vibe — eclectic and unexpected, but very zen for sure. here’s what i mean.

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• image credits in order of appearance: petite passport; architectural digest espana; lacasa; vintagency; @annabode; don’t catch a falling knife; the apartment dk;; Giorgio Baroni for ELLE Decoration; vogue; simply grove; the line via the dsahing rider; raw ideas; sight unseen; rue magazine; my domaine; The Apartment By The Line New York via lisa place; french by design; aestate stdio; @soficreart; australian interior design awards; lunchbox architect; birdasaurus; @jhoman23; remodelista; @homestoriesnyc; nuevo estilo; trendland; milk decoration; arne jacobson chair; rip and tan; lisa says gah.

dwellstudio + calico fabrics.

calico fabrics upholstered ottoman. / sfgirlbybay

Founded in 2000, DwellStudio is a design house with a decidedly modern vibe and always a favorite furniture and home accessories source for me. and now they’ve announced a creative partnership with Calico, a leader in the fabrication of beautiful custom home furnishings and window treatments, making it easier for you to choose a look that best suits your taste and color palette. The high-quality fabric patterns are designed by DwellStudio’s in-house design team, then placed on woven fabrics and prints in partnership with Robert Allen @ Home, and finally put on Calico’s wide selection of upholstery for sofas, chairs, window treatments & more. DwellStudio invited me to pair one of their furniture pieces with a fabric from Calico luxury collection and i went on the hunt! it wasn’t easy to just select one fabric but i finally narrowed it down. i’ve been needing bench for the foot of my bed, so i chose one of DwellStudio’s ottomans and Calico’s Cloudburst in graphite to pair well in my black and white bedroom. it turned out beautifully! it was super easy to try out and actually view the fabrics on the furniture using their online 360 software from every angle, and very simple to order as well.

DwellStudio ottoman with a fabric from Calico luxury collection. / sfgirlbybay

Calico’s woven fabrics and prints made from high-quality velvet, cotton and linen blends, and each pattern – from Auretta to Cloudburst and Lynx Geo are available nationwide — DwellStudio’s upholstery line with Robert Allen @ Home is available at 70 stores and online, so go create something personally unique to you!

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• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.

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online shop showcase: cold picnic.

online shop showcase: cold picnic. / sfgirlbybay

okay, it’s been a while but with travel and all, i’m a little behind — but we’re back with the second edition of our new series, online shop showcase, where i give a little love to independent makers and online shopkeepers. this time around it’s cold picnic. i’m not sure which came first — the boob or the chicken, but cold picnic may have most certainly taken off with its beloved boob bathmat design. formed in 2010 by creative couple Phoebe Sung and Peter Buer, cold picnic pieces are now available in their own online shop as well as retailers worldwide. i love a good business story that has a little romance thrown in for good measure, and partners phoebe and peter have that in spades — the couple met in Boston in 2006 while in school and have been living and working together ever since.

cold picnic bathmats. / sfgirlbybaycold picnic bathmat. / sfgirlbybay

phoebe and peter are both influenced by indigenous crafts, national parks, film, and art, and began working on various side projects together in an effort to view traditional crafts filtered through modern sensibilities — thus cold picnic was born. their line includes textiles (like those infamous bathmats), macrame home goods, leather accessories and bags, and handmade jewelry. cold picnic’s creations explore “imagined and misremembered landscapes, and the effects of time and the elements upon their surfaces”. In these landscapes, rugs function as maps, brass jewelry as treasures unearthed on long walks, and leather bags fit everything found or needed along the way. the design due creates all cold picnic pieces from their Brooklyn studio, working with two small family-run factories in Manhattan to cast their jewelry and sew selected bag styles, and another family-owned business in India to produce their line of handmade rugs. long live thoughtful creative partnerships the likes of cold picnic!

tangerine backpack from cold picnic. / sfgirlbybay

black and white cold picnic rugs. / sfgirlbybay

cold picnic bathmat. / sfgirlbybay

women's bags by cold picnic. / sfgirlbybay

fashion and decor by cold picnic. / sfgirlbybay

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home decor and accessories from cold picnic. / sfgirlbybay

macrame hanging planters from cold picnic. / sfgirlbybay

jewelry by cold picnic. / sfgirlbybay

• all photography courtesy of cold picnic.

around L.A. / bonjour fête.

Bonjour Fête in los angeles. / sfgirlbybay

Hellllllllo, Party People! Allow me to introduce you to your new favorite shop, Bonjour Fête. This celebration station provides everything you need for your next soirée – balloons, banners, cutlery, activities, candles, confetti, plates, pinatas, decor, gifts, the list goes on and on and so will your ideas the second you walk in the door. Rachel started Bonjour Fête as an online shop while living in Montreal and then opened her colorful brick and mortar when she moved back to Los Angeles and our upcoming celebrations thank her. And for daily party inspiration, be sure to follow Bonjour Fête on instagram.

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• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.

friday finds.

eclectic modern bedroom with white walls. / sfgirlbybay

i feel as though it’s been a rough week for a lot of us. the news has been difficult to listen to, to say the least. so i’m here with some friday finds i hope will lift your spirits. green has always been a cheerful color for me — the color of new beginnings, fresh starts — a very optimistic color if you will. so happy friday everyone, and here’s a little green to get your weekend going in the right direction. xo, victoria

  1. this room is a unique bit of fresh air. from the quirky vintage portrait and kimono to the funky green trunk it all just makes me smile.
  2. i love the styling of this open kitchen shelving including that unexpected and sweet little painting.
  3. i used to have a little green painted wood table like this, and darnit if i’m not kicking myself for selling it to a friend. at least i know it’s in good hands, but this makes me miss it.
  4. this cheerful green sofa just lights up the room, doesn’t it? all that gorgeous light certainly helps, as well.
  5. of course this fireplace is nothing to sneeze at, but it’s the pair of painted green chairs that caught my eye first. see what a bit of paint can do?
  6. again with the green — that print just makes this whole room pop and come right to life. it adds fun without going too far.
  7. and this room shows it doesn’t take much green to glow — just add a couple of bold green throw pillows and you’re good to go.
  8. and lastly, boom! kapow! goes that oversized green poster print. so fabulous in a predomintely white room!

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