12 small space bedroom ideas: the decorating dozen.

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facing north with gracia.

when you live in san francisco, and a lot of other big cities, it’s more than likely that your space may be small, and your bedroom smaller. space is at a premium, and so bed sides that can multi-task, and are efficient within the confines you find yourself become most attractive. a shelf above the bed to store small books or collections is perfect because going vertical is always like free space, right? it takes up no floor room at all, and looks great, too. i know what you’re thinking — in earthquake country? but i’m talking light objects — not the entire encyclopedia britannica stored up there! just a few light and lovely objects that perhaps mean something special to you. or perhaps just a simple stool or vintage chair beside your bed, stacked with your favorite reading material. if you find yourself with an extra dinner guest, voilá — there’s your spare chair! here’s an even dozen bedside space saving ideas for you.

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a simple vintage crate hung with artwork is a great idea for displaying small collections; and the string lights are space savers too, via fancy.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

a bedside reading lamp stacked on books looks pretty darn chic if you ask me, via urban outfitters.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

holly marder’s bedroom makeover is stunning, and i love the magazines tucked away in this vintage nightstand; the retractable reading lamp is wonderful too, via avenue lifestyle.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

when in doubt, go under. i love this palette-like platform bed frame for under the bed storage, via apartment therapy; and below muji’s bare utility bed via house & garden.

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12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

i loved the way bri at designlovefest’s bedroom makeover turned out, and this simple shelf was a perfect solution for small collectibles; photographed by laure joliet.c

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holly marder shared this gorgeous and very cosy children’s bedroom with a great space saving shelf on decor8.

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a simple side table with drawers in always a good place to stash the unsightly stuff, via mx living.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

a great looking vintage chair makes for a handy nightstand (and extra seating should you need it elsewhere); the shelves above are an efficient use of space, too, via stadshem.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

this built-in desk could also be used as a nightstand and library space, photographed by bruce buck for the new york times.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay
just a simple black stool with a flower in a vase can look so very stunning, via stadshem.

archivast.

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Archivast is a new website that partners with notable, iconic people from art, design, film and fashion to curate galleries from the world’s leading photo archives–from newspapers, brands and museums. The brand unearths forgotten images and sells them via experiential pop-up galleries and online. All the images are available in limited edition runs of 100 so they retain an exclusive and special element. They preserve and celebrate cultural moments, capturing distinct points in history and creating livable, conversation-provoking art with this fun launch collection curated by artist John Derian.

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captain and the gypsy kid.

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this is the colorful home of former fashion designer and stylist turned blogger Sheree Commerford of the blog captain and the gypsy kid. their very eclectic family home near the beach in sydney was recently photographed for elle australia, and sheree is sharing some of the images on her blog. this is my favorite bit — i love this laid back, bohemian vibe, and this family playroom is well, really just a delight. i think that’s the only word for it — it’s so whimsical and full of colorful collections including their children’s artwork, i feel like i could study this room for hours and still keep discovering nuances and treasures. for the tour of the whole lovely home, visit sheree’s captain and the gypsy kid. and you might like to follow sheree’s fun instagram feed.

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• Photography by Micheal Naumoff for elle australia.

tuesday’s girl: the beach people.

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The Beach People are here to remind us of the dreamy summer days we’ve spent on the shore showcased by the fun free feeling of their lookbook. With simple beach-going staples like a beach cart, tote bag, and more, my favorite is this funky Aztec-inspired round towel. Based just south of the Gold Coast in Australia, The Beach People describe on their blog, “What is life about other than people & love… and going to the beach of course!”

tuesday's girl: the beach people / sfgirlbybay

tuesday's girl: the beach people / sfgirlbybay

tuesday's girl: the beach people / sfgirlbybay

tuesday's girl: the beach people / sfgirlbybay

tuesday's girl: the beach people / sfgirlbybay

paradise is here: a giveaway from skinny laminx!

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Skinny laMinx is bringing the tropical feeling into our homes with the newest plant-inspired fabrics from designer Heather Moore. heather, a self-taught illustrator & designer started Skinny laMinx as a bit of a hobby in 2006, and has brought Skinny laMinx to stores from Noordhoek to New York City to their own shop in Cape Town and online. My favorite part was taking a peek at some of the inspiration behind the new line on instagram and their blog.

plus, Skinny laMinx is kindly offering one of our readers three cushion covers from their new collection!

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to enter to win three cushion covers of your choice, simply:

• visit the skinny laminx etsy online shop, and choose your  favorite print.

• comment below, and share your favorite Skinny laMinx print with us.

• please comment by monday, july 21st, 12pm PST.

• as always, be sure to leave a way to reach you via twitter, facebook, email or your website.

• yay! this giveaway is worldwide!

• we’ll announce a winner on my twitter account the week of july 28th, so be sure and follow along.

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paradise is here / sfgirlbybay

paradise is here / sfgirlbybay

paradise is here / sfgirlbybay

paradise is here / sfgirlbybay

paradise is here / sfgirlbybay

paradise is here / sfgirlbybay

paradise is here / sfgirlbybay

paradise is here / sfgirlbybay