trending: gray days.

modern kitchen with gray cabinets. / sfgirlbybay

i can’t help but notice gray these days — and not just the stormy skies. it’s been raining a lot in L.A. lately, but what i’m talking about is all the gray kitchens i’ve seen popping up on pinterest. it’s a really pretty look and very easy on the eyes. paired with posh carerra marble countertops and bright white walls, gray gives a range of kitchen styles a fresh, modern look. from traditional to country, even if you just add a coat of gray paint it’s a great kitchen update — add new brass, black or even leather pulls and great new lighting fixtures and you’ve got a whole new look, without breaking the budget.

gray cabinets with marble countertops. / sfgirlbybaygray kitchen cabinets with white tile backsplash. / sfgirlbybaygray kitchen cabinets with white tile backsplash and black pendant lights. / sfgirlbybaywood open shelving and gray kitchen cabinets. / sfgirlbybaygray lower kitchen cabinets and drawers. / sfgirlbybaygray kitchen cabinetry. / sfgirlbybaygray kitchen cabinetry inspiration. / sfgirlbybaygray kitchen cabinets. / sfgirlbybaycopper pots and gray kitchen cabinets. / sfgirlbybaygray kitchen island and cabinets. / sfgirlbybay gray kitchen cabinets with leather pulls. / sfgirlbybaygray kitchen cabinets with metallic pulls. / sfgirlbybay

• photo credits in order of appearance: remodelista; ballingslov; three birds renovations; three birds renovations; honestly wtf; maybemay; biografen; greige design; entrance makleri; a cup of jo; decorpad; planete deco; becki owens.

vintage kitchen accouterment.

kitchen decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

one of my favorite things to collect is vintage kitchen accouterment. wooden bowls, bread & cheese boards, white ironstone, crockware, pitchers and pottery — it all looks really great together when displayed on kitchen countertops and open shelving. i always keep my eye out for vintage treasures, but when i can’t get to the flea market i go hunting on chairish — and i’ll warn you, it can be quite addictive. i found a whole bevy of collectibles perfect for my kitchen, and favorited them for you. here’s just a few, and how to go about getting the look and a well-curated kitchen collection.

open white shelving with ceramic dishes. / sfgirlbybay

vintage kitchenwares via chairish. / sfgirlbybay

my chairish favorites: 1. French Wooden Serving Board; 2. White Milk Ceramic Pottery; 3. French La Conserve Earthenware Pot; 4. Vintage Mexican Pottery Tlaquepaque Plate; 5. Vintage Decorative Studio Pottery Bud Vase; 6. large White Marble Lotus Bowl; 7. ceramic White & Brown Monkey Bowl; 8. Vintage 1930s Pottery Coffee or Tea Carafe; 9. Vintage Footed Bread Board; 10. American Farmhouse Bowl; 11. Vintage Porcelain Mortar & Pestle; 12. Mid-Century White Ceramic Pitcher.

pottery and decor on a table. / sfgirlbybaykitchen decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybayminimalist kitchen decor. / sfgirlbybaysimple white kitchen and decor. / sfgirlbybayopen wood kitchen shelving. / sfgirlbybaykitchen counter with decor and stairwell. / sfgirlbybayclean white kitchen inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

• photo credits in order of appearance: leanne ford interiors; @aylagurganus; old brand new; light locations; @_annalouise._; leanne ford interiors; frenchy fancy; shohei tobis; hale mercantile co; remodelista; @homeiswherethehartis; tara hurst design ; space exploration.

• 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.

color palette: green + pink.

models photographed in pink sweaters on green tennis court. / sfgirlbybay

later this week we’re going to share the power of decorating with artwork inspired by pantone’s color of the year, but what about when you pair green with the perfect pink? boom! a match made in heaven, that’s what. it’s crisp, it’s fresh and very, very feminine. it’s got kind of a circa 1980’s vibe (think charles barone’s classic imperial vine wallpaper), but it’s also rather cosmopolitan with a tropical take that reminds us of a trip to the beaches of bermuda. this week’s color palette is green + pink all over.

colorful furniture at the fig house designed by emily henderson. / sfgirlbybaypink walls with green sofa and oversized art. / sfgirlbybaypink and green floral wallpaper. / sfgirlbybaybold pink and green paint. / sfgirlbybaypink sheer curtains with green floors. / sfgirlbybaymodern pink chair with green potted plants. / sfgirlbybaypink rugs / sfgirlbybaypink cabinet with green hanging plants. / sfgirlbybaypainted pink cabinet with green plants. / sfgirlbybaypink and green patterned floor tiles. / sfgirlbybaypink planter with green cactus. / sfgirlbybaygreen shutters and door on pink building with white trim. / sfgirlbybaypale pink bedding with green walls and plant. / sfgirlbybaygreen and pink rug. / sfgirlbybay

• photo credits in order of appearance: photographer Can Dagarslani via trendland; the fig house by emily henderson; elle; quintessence; @raises_eyebrows; moja moja ; studio nest; tigmi trading; justina blakeney; @lucylaucht; a beautiful mess; town and country magazine; honest studio; skunky blog; sarah sherman samuels; est living; house and leisure.

steppin’ up your valentine setting.

pink and gold valentine's day inspiration. / sfgirlbybaypink valentine's day settings inspiration. / sfgirlbybaypink and gold valentine's day settings inspiration. / sfgirlbybaypale pink and gold valentine's day dinner settings inspiration. / sfgirlbybayvalentine's day settings inspiration. / sfgirlbybaypink and gold inspirational imagery. / sfgirlbybayvalentine's day dinner dishware inspiration. / sfgirlbybayvalentine's day inspiration in pink and gold. / sfgirlbybay

time to set a romantic table for two! i love it best when dishes are mismatched and these fit the bill for a perfect valentine-inspired dinner setting. try pairing vintage finds from thrift shops, or even renting casa de perrin’s pale pink & gold florentine chargers, goa brushed gold & white flatware and serve cocktails in their chloe gold-rimmed lowball tumblers and flutes. or, check out the rosy-cheeked champagne coupes from anthropologie and dishes from bloomingville and fishes eddy gilded dinnerware at west elm — pink and gold paring perfection.

• shoe photo credits in order of appearance: bebaroque; Amelie Pichard Shoes via journelle; this is glamorous; refinery29; and pink seamed tule socks from pan and the dream.

good reads: food52.

london loft featured by food52. / sfgirlbybay

i’m a big fan of food52 — for recipes, and for stocking my kitchen with clever cooking accouterment. until now, i’d not thought to look to food52 for inspiring interior design but low and behold — look at this charming london loft, made over by creative couple, Catherine Verna Bentley and Louis Hagen Hall of the design firm Bentley Hagen Hall. you’ve got to check out their website for more on wilton way, this very personal design project photographed so beautifully by India Hobson, and for loads of other inspiring spaces they’ve designed. and visit food52 for the full tour and more details about their makeover.

art on wall in london loft via food52. / sfgirlbybay

vintage sette with floral upholstery and faux fur throw. / sfgirlbybay

london loft designed by Bentley Hagen Hall. / sfgirlbybay

decor design via Bentley Hagen Hall. / sfgirlbybay

food52 feature of london loft designed by Bentley Hagen Hall. / sfgirlbybay

london kitchen designed by Bentley Hagen Hall. / sfgirlbybay

london apartment featured by food52. / sfgirlbybay

london kitchen decor by Bentley Hagen Hall. / sfgirlbybay

food52 feature of london loft. / sfgirlbybay

translucent doors on kitchen cabinets. / sfgirlbybay

Bentley Hagen Hall desined london loft. / sfgirlbybay

wall lights in london loft hallway. / sfgirlbybay

houseplants in london loft featured by food52. / sfgirlbybay

black stall with vintage shower fixture. / sfgirlbybay

dark paint on bathroom walls. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by India Hobson for food52.