that old black magic.

black leather sectional / sfgirlbybay

laura seppanen styling.

i love the sleek, stylish look of a black leather sofa — and in fact had one in my san francisco home for a long time. i love them even more, when they’re nice and worn in, so hunting for a vintage sofa that’s already been well loved and lived in a bit is a good way to go. i went hunting on chairish and found gorgeous black leather sofas, lounge chairs and chaise in all shapes and sizes. here’s a few i’ve been admiring and favoriting, along with some visual inspiration for how great a black sofa can look in your space. and for more inspiration, check out my pinboard, sofa noir.

black leather sofa / sfgirlbybay

stephanie on flickr; and a Milo Baughman Black Vinyl Sofa.

black vintage sofa / sfgirlbybay

emily chalmer’s eclectic living room.

black leather chairs / sfgirlbybay

suzy hoodless design; a Montauk Oscar Leather Daybed; and a pair of Black Leather & Chrome Chairs.

black leather sofa in modern apartment / sfgirlbybay


how to style a black leather sofa / sfgirlbybay

ellen degeneres’ home, via elle decor; and a Borge Mogensen DB Black Leather Sofa.

black leather sofa and chairs / sfgirlbybay

callooh callay.

black leather sofas / sfgirlbybay

eva gentry; a Black Chesterfield Leather Sofa; and a Hans Olsen for Mobler Vintage Black Leather Sofa.

black and white modern living room decor / sfgirlbybay

interior break.

• This post made possible in partnership with chairish but all opinions and thoughts are my own. thanks for the supporting the brands that make sfgirlbybay possible.

friday finds.

boho Home in Copenhagen. / sfgirlbybay
the leaves don’t change much around these parts of los angeles. eventually, they will but regardless, i can still feel fall in the air. you can see the changing seasons on pinterest too — the palette shifts from summer pastels and images pinned start getting plummy and golden-hued. it’s getting cozier and cozier everywhere i look, and i’m feeling those friday vibes where you’re ready to put on your softest sweater and just cruise slowly through the weekend. have a lazy one, everyone — this week’s been a doozy. xo, victoria

  1. a Fashion Designer’s beautiful boho Home in Copenhagen.
  2. swallows and damson’s instagram feed is most definitely one to follow if you’re into florals.
  3. a beautiful image of the winter light that’s soon coming our way by scott hardy.
  4. a bruce weber image for mui mui + luis barragan’s house — no other reason than i liked them together.
  5. goldenrod and royal purple make for the most perfect pairing.
  6. looking to warm up those hardwood floors this season? look no further than the rugs of sweden.
  7. and lastly, i bought some art supplies this week. i’ll let you know if anything comes of it. it’s been much too long since i got my art box out.

swallows and damson's on instagram. / sfgirlbybaywinter light on a red chair captured by scott hardy / sfgirlbybayinspirational fall imagery / sfgirlbybayinspirational fall home decor colors / sfgirlbybayrugs of sweden / sfgirlbybayart supplies / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: onibus coffee.

onibus coffee, tokyo / sfgirlbybay

you can count us in on any kind of coffee talk, including caffeine in destinations we can only hope to one day swing by for a cup o’ joe. onibus coffee is a tokyo-based roaster and two-time coffee shop (the first in okusawa, second in nakameguro) that has all the interior vibes we dream for. special tiles and glassware from local artisans, and those minimal japanese elements we never stop trying to recreate (that’s where our read this there comes in) — onibus is the equivalent of a silverlake cool-kid neighborhood hangout in a japan.

~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.

onibus coffee in tokyo at night / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: onibus coffee. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: ali golden notch jacket in rust; front row shop white ruffle knit top; brown plaid check crop culottes; simmi london coco black faux fur sliders; reformation young frankk circle earrings; aesop tacit eau de toilet; read this there: marie kondo’s the life changing magic of tidying up; ambrose crossbody bag from anthropologie.

onibus coffee patio in tokyo / sfgirlbybay

exterior of onibus coffee in tokyo / sfgirlbybay

onibus coffee based in tokyo / sfgirlbybay

onibus coffee in tokyo / sfgirlbybay

• photography via onibus coffee.

that’s a wrap.

head scarf with flowers / sfgirlbybay

nadine ijewere photography.

we’re having a retro moment for a trend that’s lingered on our pinterest feed even after summer’s end — the headscarf. how cool does one look when they’ve perfectly mastered the wrapping of a pucci print scarf, more than appropriate on days when we may not have the energy to wash our hair. we tend to fantasize stumbling upon the perfect scarf for a weekend get-away to palm springs, or while trailing rows at the flea market (a good spot to score vintage scarves for just a few bucks). whether you’re channeling lulu de la falaise, or an hermes ad campaign from the 60s’, we’re right there with you (watching how-to tie videos on youtube, stellar and vimeo no less).

blue printed silk head scarf / sfgirlbybay

tommy ton for gucci.

model in shades of orange and peach head scarf / sfgirlbybay


teal and yellow head scarf / sfgirlbybay

the shiny squirrel.

models in printed head scarves / sfgirlbybay

ISAIAH JOHNSON photography via strangers with style.

head scarf inspirational images / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: the fashion tag; honestly wtf; golden cigarettes; suturno; gucci; maire claire; miss osiria rose; vogue uk; g-star raw tumblr.

model wearing printed head scarf / sfgirlbybay


model in vintage t-shirt and patterned headscarf tied in a bow / sfgirlbybay

mag moon look.

model wearing colorful headscarf / sfgirlbybay

mon favori.

indigo dyed headscarf / sfgirlbybay

need supply.

printed blue and white and black head scarf / sfgirlbybay

Giulio Rustichelli photography for zen magazine.

model on the beach wearing gray head scarf / sfgirlbybay

collage vintage.


cisco home.

spotted sf: cisco home / sfgirlbybay

A happy home is not only a beautiful one but a healthy one, too. The ethos of Cisco Home and their commitment to design, family and the environment in creating their collection of sustainable furniture. Since 1990 founder Cisco Pinedo and his family have handcrafted their full line of furnishings using sustainable materials and building methods from their company’s los angeles workshops. Pieces with plenty of style in mind, but are as good and healthy for its patrons as they are for the planet.

spotted sf: cisco home / sfgirlbybay

spotted sf: cisco home / sfgirlbybay

The full suite includes everything you need to style your home, including seating, case goods, bedroom, lighting, mirrors and a fun array of decorative pieces.

spotted sf: cisco home / sfgirlbybay

spotted sf: cisco home / sfgirlbybay

Along with his daughter and the company’s creative director, Maurishka, they also designed an exquisite print collection available as pillows, upholstery and yardage. The prints were inspired by traditional textiles, like African mudcloth, Burmese indigo and Moroccan kilims, and each use natural dyes and materials in their processes.

spotted sf: cisco home / sfgirlbybay

spotted sf: cisco home / sfgirlbybay

spotted sf: cisco home / sfgirlbybay

The most recent debut is a new collection called Environment. Cisco has partnered with two L.A. based makers who share similar sustainable and handmade production methods. Every piece has a unique story, where wood is reclaimed from inner cities, small rural towns and farmlands. A beautiful blend of the old and new, the classic and modern.

spotted sf: cisco home / sfgirlbybay

spotted sf: cisco home / sfgirlbybay

Cisco Home has six retail locations throughout California (including this one in San Francisco) and a gallery at ABC Carpet and Home in NYC.

spotted sf: cisco home / sfgirlbybay

• all photography by leslie santarina.