Top to bottom, left to right:
- The wooden walls of a residential retreat on the Stockholm archipelago
- My favorite clog sandals — a closet staple as comfortable as they are chic
- Perfectly imperfect everyday pottery, handmade by Julia Paul
- Adoring this eclectic nook for eating, conversing, and general chilling
- This simple twist on a low ponytail — a go-to do to try this weekend
am i feeling green with envy? no, not really — perhaps of some lucky someone who’s off on vacation right now, but only because honestly i’m a little burnt out this week. green around the gills? nope not that either. i just was in a mood for some inspiration all around the color green. i have a pinboard dedicated to all things green. i collect all shades of green in all kinds of unusual ways — all of it just for fun. like any creative exercise, sometimes you just don’t know what inspiration will come of it. this week, i spy green day.
We love the novelty of getting our hands on trinkets that nobody else can have. Now we can do so without scouring flea markets, but from our very own home. With a finders-keepers-mentality, wooly hosts flash sales of carefully found pieces that you’ll surely want to snatch up ASAP. The best part? SFGirlByBay teamed up with Wooly to give our readers 15% off their first Wooly purchase! Just use the promo code: SFGIRL at checkout. Wooly sells rare, beautiful objects. this week, a collection of very rare (and amazing) Swedish rugs. Only one of each. The first person to raise their hand, gets it.
or, should i say, beam me up? i couldn’t decide what to call this post. but the new home i’m in escrow on has white sloped, open beamed ceilings, so i’ve been seeking out inspiration with this a-frame type of architecture. i love the way these look, sorta rustic, but mid-century modern all at the same time, and it’s a big reason i was drawn to this house. i feel like they lend themselves to a lot of different looks, decor-wise, and i’m dreaming of a clean white space with splashes of colorful rugs and textiles. simple, airy and light but welcoming and cosy. these pretty spaces are the kind of look i’m leaning towards.
one fine stay has sure got some mighty charming spots to stay whilst on holiday. this quaint space is in shoreditch, london — one of my favorite areas in the city and very near the columbia road flower market which not only sells garden plants and flowers, but bustles with a bunch of wonderful vintage shops as well. time has only enhanced this Shoreditch home’s charm — Exposed bricks and whitewashed walls are the backdrop to flea-market finds, and a stark metal staircase leads up from the sitting room to the cleverly-constructed mezzanine bedroom. In its past life, Padbury Court was a workshop — The artisans may be gone, but this Shoreditch home hasn’t lost its creative spark. Behind the front door is a bare-brick kitchen to the left, where shelves hold colorful pots and pans, and flea-market armchairs rest on a vintage cowhide rug. Either side of the ornamental fireplace rest a pair of leather armchairs, and opposite is a retro chaise lounge. one fine stay is the latest in handmade hospitality with hand-picked homes that exude style and creativity. brilliant! vacation, anyone? i’m ready to go!
• photos courtesy of one fine stay.