friday finds.

friday finds. / sfgirlbybay

’tis friday folks, and i’m ready for the weekend! it’s been a nice week though — i found out i won bloglovin’s best home decor blog which both shocks and thrills me, and i so appreciate all of you who so kindly voted. i’m also planning a few of my favorite things — a little gardening time which always chills me out, some reading (all the light we cannot see) and the long beach flea market is sunday, so i plan to try and make it out there. ever been? it’s a good one. i hope you all have a relaxing weekend planned doing whatever it is you love best!
xo, victoria

  1. there is something so yin & yang about this photo — a home designed in Sabaudia, Italy by architect Stefano Dorata.
  2. have you ever visited inside closet? a very inspiring blog of very personal home tours, and this tour is lovely.
  3. i need a new hammock and wholestory will build a home for NICARAGUAN FAMILies in need for every 100 hammocks sold — so i think we all need one!
  4. the ojai valley inn and spa is on my list of must-visits, and this is such a pretty post about it.
  5. i love everything about this interior — the khai lew credenza, the floors and that portrait. spot on, killer cool.
  6. i find sea fans so zen looking, don’t you? the new york times has an interesting article on how to meditate that’s supposed to be very straightforward and easy to understand. i think i might try to find my zen there.
  7. i’ve been considering removing the ceiling in my kitchen and exposing the white beamed ceiling underneath it — this pretty look gives me that extra nudge i need.

yin and yang photo of flowers on dark table with white dining chairs / sfgirlbybay

wholestory hammock / sfgirlbybay

ojai valley inn and spa. / sfgirlbybay

khai lew credenza / sfgirlbybay

sea fan. / sfgirlbybay

kitchen with white beamed ceilings / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: the restaurant at the standard.

the restaurant at the standard los angeles / sfgirlbybay

were bringing it home for brunch this week, to a classic that’s been under our noses the whole time. this ambiguously named spot is memorable not for title, but for the fact that the entire locale is bright cadmium yellow. yep, absolutely everything in the joint is daffodil-hued. and though we would love to send you forth, dressed head-to-toe in matching tones, that may be overkill. this week’s wear this there is instead an entry into fall dressing — pajama top and all. this week’s read this there will take you on a literary road trip (your last of the summer) from hollywood, to vegas with our girl joan d.

~ michaela dartois, vérité published.

yellow and white modern dining room at the standard / sfgirlbybay
what to wear: the standard / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: zara pajama style top; front row shop yellow metal frame aviators; pixie market new revival denim fringe hem jeans; thp merci tote; joan didion’s play it as it lays; club monaco’s Serefina Fringe Moon Earrings; and freda salvador chance loafer with tassel.

bright yellow decor inside the standard los angeles / sfgirlbybay

yellow and white decor inside the standard restaurant in los angeles / sfgirlbybay

• photography via the standard.

no fear of color here.

painted portraits in colorful living room / sfgirlbybay

i’m currently going gaga for this playful home located in ibiza. makes sense that its inhabitants are dutch designers who focus on ecological textiles for youngins. it’s straight out of a contemporary fairytale with whimsical elements all coming in electric shades, against a clean white canvas. the island was specifically chosen to house their dream destination — as everywhere they turn there’s a dose of pure inspiration. let’s just say they’ve mastered the craft of the unexpected.

home with white walls and colorful decor / sfgirlbybay

colorful home decor / sfgirlbybay

bright and colorful home decor / sfgirlbybay

colorful and bold home furnishings / sfgirlbybay

pink bottles on rustic table on outdoor patio / sfgirlbybay

white beamed ceilings / sfgirlbybay

white bedroom with beamed ceilings / sfgirlbybay

wood beamed ceilings in colorful bohemian bedroom / sfgirlbybay

blue and white surfboard / sfgirlbybay

white bathroom in modern bohemian home / sfgirlbybay

• photography via nuevo estilo.



modern photography.

oversized framed photographs / sfgirlbybay

clement pascal.

i’m always in for bringing the outside indoors — you’re no stranger to the multitude of inspirational images out there of different ways to decorate with flora. but this time around i’m sayin’ bring it all inside with your favorite photographers’ outdoor snapshots. these days there’s no shortage of amazingly affordable websites where you can purchase prints of such divine moments captured — no need to find a framer, most will do it for you. such an art collection will immediately make any space feel that much more modern, and give you some art-savvy street cred.

photograph of a woman standing in front of floor to ceiling windows / sfgirlbybay

HUGUES LAURENT’s CURTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY print at tappen collective.

woman in a swimsuit photographed on a boat / sfgirlbybay

gia coppola’s girl on a boat print from tappan collective.

white room with large painting / sfgirlbybay


swimmer doing and handstand in the water / sfgirlbybay

Lake Michigan, Chicago by Daniel Seung Lee at 20×200.

photograph of woman on skateboard in front of a green car / sfgirlbybay

Jen print by Carissa Gallo, from freunde von freunden.

framed prints hung on the wall / sfgirlbybay

jonas ingerstedt photography.

dessert art print / sfgirlbybay

LANI TROCK’s ONCE, WE WERE PHOTOGRAPHY print from tappan collective.

framed photographs of the woods / sfgirlbybay

my domaine (above + below).

two art prints hung on the wall with modern light fixture hanging over dining table / sfgirlbybay

oversized artwork of tree outdoors / sfgirlbybay

kara rosenlund’s Limited Edition Bridle Track Photographic Print.



new & noteworthy.

modern white sofa set / sfgirlbybay

1. i dig the classic contrast welting on west elm’s new commune armless sofa.

this time my picks for new & noteworthy are all about the neutrals — creamy whites, black and cozy brown — like Sean McNanney’s dreamy cashmere blankets — sigh, that is just a thing of beauty! i guess, whether i’m ready or not we’re headed into autumn after all.

black and white printed textiles / sfgirlbybay

2. i’ve fallen deeply in love with cultiver’s isobel throw; 3. someware’s spotted black rug is awfully cute. i like the reverse color in nude, too.

cashmere throw blankets. / sfgirlbybay

4. brooklyn-based designer Sean McNanney’s saved NY cashmere blankets are just to curl up and die for.

white daybed from anthropologie. / sfgirlbybay

5. this is a mighty fine looking Lacquered Haverhill Daybed from anthropologie.

new and noteworthy accessories and homewares. / sfgirlbybay

6. coffee anyone? yes please in these polka dot black matte mugs from personify; 7. schoolhouse electric’s two tiered side table is quite smart looking; 8. such a pretty design — the Thin Led Brass Lamp BY JUNIPER DESIGN from steven alan; 9. i love terrain’s Half Moon Wicker Log Basket — would be great for magazines or blankets, too.

mini smeg refrigerator in cream / sfgirlbybay

10. this mini smeg fridge makes me want to live in lilliputian and only eat tiny food just so i can have this.