friday finds.

indoor outdoor room with vintage patio furniure. / sfgirlbybay

happy friday y’all, are you ready for the weekend? i’ve got family in town and we’re taking mummy out for her birthday dinner, so i’m looking forward to that (i’d tell you how young she’s turning but she reads this and i’ll get in trouble)! and it’s the long beach flea market on sunday, which is kinda my favorite (shhhh, don’t tell the rose bowl i’m cheating on them). but before i’m off i’m leaving you with some of my favorite finds this friday and wish you all a very good weekend! see you monday, xo, victoria

  1. this indoor/outdoor room is one of my all-time favorites. i love the vintage patio furniture with new tufted upholstery. trés chic.
  2. i discovered the work of artist lee mckenna somewhere along the internet and just love her collages. you can shop for them here.
  3. i love the look of these transom windows above the bed. makes for such nice light, and what i imagine to be a nice breeze at night. storing that idea away!
  4. isn’t this the lovliest little sleeping nook as well? i love a good archway, too so this was double the love for me.
  5. speaking of nooks, this is such a pretty vanity shot by photographer chymo & more. her whole site is beautiful so i highly recommend having a gander.
  6. i’m really into collecting pottery lately and this instagram feed from @taller.dos.rios is a wonderful place to find inspiration.
  7. here i am coveting the curved arches again — this little built-in shelving is made all the better just by adding that arch!

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wear this there: nanan.

this is quickly becoming a column about the world’s cutest pink restaurants — but hey, we don’t set the trends, we just indulge in them! nanan patisserie in wroclaw, poland is possibly the sweetest of them all, its interiors are inspired by an éclair, for goodness sakes! this blushing dream of a place, designed by, is where i imagine one would go if in need a sugary pick me up. a pink denim jacket should be on everyone’s shopping list, as should be a festive pompom key chain. once arrived, kick off your ballet-hued mules, pop a treat in your mouth, and turn on an episode of our podcast of the moment — s town. there’s no harm in idling away an entire afternoon in a place like this!

~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.

wear this there: anthropologie willa tie-waist jumpsuit; zara pink denim jacket; mondo mondo center of the world perfume; raye chrissy mule; binu binu hibiscus cleansing balm; zara beaded pom pom key chain; listen to this there s-town podcast by this american life; need supply Vere Verto Deco Belt Bag; karen walker One Star sunglasses in Crystal Pink/Rose Gold; and j.crew Botanical embroidered earrings.

• photography courtesy of


fancy a lush getaway in france?

blue window trim in 17th century French Manor via mignonne decor. / sfgirlbybay

if after seeing my trip to france earlier this year perhaps you’ve been longing for your own trip, and i may have just the ticket for you. ouí! mignonne decor a source for all things french decor has recently launched lush getaways, and oh my gosh does it look incredible — they’ve really strived to create a getaway experience that drops you right into a true french connection.

lush getaways via mignonne decor. / sfgirlbybay

french manor via mignonne's lush getaways. / sfgirlbybay

mignonne’s lush getaways trip is being hosted in a beautiful, 17th century French Manor complete with a lounging jardin near a stunning saltwater pool and just steps away from the sweetest town of Brantome, quite possibly one of the most charming villages in France. This is a culinary adventure, with an emphasis on true french living, and of course some broccante flea market action — oh la la. Attendees pay for their flight separately, and then basically the majority of everything else is included with the trip purchase: Lodging / Cooking Classes with several amazing chefs / Wine Tours / a Photography Workshop / and yoga classes to work off all that delicious french food you’ll be cooking! sounds dreamy, doesn’t it?

mignonne's lush getaways experience in france. / sfgirlbybay

food experience via mignonne's lush getaways. / sfgirlbybay

mignonne's lush getaways trip to france. / sfgirlbybay

and should you be in the bay area and like to learn more about the trip, Mignonne is hosting an event at their studio on Saturday July 15th, 2-5pm, for last round sign up’s for the lush getaway. a perfect excuse to drop into the beautiful shop and get a taste of france before you go! you’ll enjoy an afternoon of succulent planting while dreaming of the French Countryside. and just for coming, you’ll be gifted one vintage collectible & succulent as a symbol of their thanks! mercí, indeed!

mignonne decor's lush getaway to france. / sfgirlbybay

mignonne's lush getaways experience in france. / sfgirlbybay

dinner al fresco in france via mignonne's lush getaways. / sfgirlbybay

cocktails via mignonne's lush getaways. / sfgirlbybay

mignonne decor's lush getaways stay in 17th century manor in france. / sfgirlbybay

a trip to france with mignonne's lush getaways. / sfgirlbybay

travel to france with mignonne's lush getaways. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of Mignonne and ashley batz.

devol’s bespoke kitchen.

devol's kitchen showroom in St. John’s Square. / sfgirlbybay

i’ve shared some of devol kitchen’s beautiful design projects on the blog before, but this time i’m happy to share their brand new showroom — a second location recently opened in london. Situated in the inspiring and historic area of St. John’s Square in Clerkenwell, devol’s stunning new East End showroom brings you this gorgeous pale pink and emerald green kitchen including the very best of their Classic English bespoke cabinetry, lovely wood accessories, brass fixtures, artisan pendant lights and green metro tiles. my personal favorites: that vintage portrait painting and the handpainted ‘pantry’ sign — simple additions that add so much charm and personality. this showroom offers an impressive look at devol’s collections and their finest work. i wished when i was in london i’d had the time to pop in, but happy the share these images with you in the hopes that you’re in the neighborhood you’ll have a look for yourself, or have a peek online at all the inspiring kitchens from devol.

devol kitchen's Clerkenwell showroom. / sfgirlbybay

devol's kitchen showroom. / sfgirlbybay

decor details in devol kitchen's showroom. / sfgirlbybay

devol kitchen's showroom. / sfgirlbybay

green metro tiles and brass fixtures in devol kitchen's showroom. / sfgirlbybay

devol kitchen's showroom at St. John’s Square in Clerkenwell. / sfgirlbybay

devol kitchen's inspiring showroom. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring devol kitchen's decor. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of devol kitchen's showroom. / sfgirlbybay

ceramic mugs on display in devol kitchen's showroom. / sfgirlbybay

devol kitchen's showroom. / sfgirlbybay

pastel paint in devol kitchen's showroom. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of devol kitchens.

flights of fancy.

modern home with tall ceilings and ornate chandelier. / sfgirlbybay

there are days when the mind wanders and we dream of living elsewhere, right? i mean, as much as we love our own homes, we can occasionally get that feeling that ‘the grass is always greener’ somewhere else. for me it can be the dream of living in a place with uber tall and very ornate ceilings — someplace like antwerp, or paris, london, or even brooklyn where their brownstones have enviable architectural details such as these. here in southern california we aren’t as apt to have these skyscraper tall ceilings and beautiful crown moldings, except for in the odd victorian still left standing in certain neighborhoods like angelino heights or hancock park, and of course mansions in beverly hills. but the average homes here in L.A. aren’t like these fancy spaces, so today i’m dreaming about being able to decorate a space like one of these — especially if that means contrasting all the ornate with a modern edge. — come along with me, won’t you?

tall ceilings with crown molding. / sfgirlbybay

ornate crown moldings and tall ceilings. / sfgirlbybay

tall ceiling home decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

tall doorway with ornate molding. / sfgirlbybay

modern living room with ornate moldings and tall ceiling. / sfgirlbybay

ornate moldings in modern living room with tall ceiling. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring living room decor with tall ceiling and ornate molding. / sfgirlbybay

ornate moldings and tall ceilings in modern loft. / sfgirlbybay

white walls with tall ceilings and ornate moldings. / sfgirlbybay

modern home with ornate moldings and tall ceilings. / sfgirlbybay

living room with white ornate molding and fireplace. / sfgirlbybay

ornate molding and fireplace in modern living room. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring living room with ornate molding and tall ceiling. / sfgirlbybay

• photo credits in order of appearance: home of fanny moizant via ring the belle; vogue living; swedish furniture; heidi’s bridge; Morgane Sézalory’s home via a cup of jo; Ellie Goulding’s apartment via cargo collective; cote maison; Angelika Taschen’s home via sandra semburg ; home of Matthew Brookes via elle; elle decor; domino; frank leder’s apartment via catview; dust jacket; grace spain; white & faded; fashion gone rouge; emma hos.