wear this there: westward.

westward oyster bar in seattle. / sfgirlbybay

we hear the words oyster bar and our interest is piqued — you add in a wes anderson theme and we are there. seattle’s union lake is home to westward, a bar and restaurant that sits amongst ships and serves up delights fresh from the sea. with every playful nod to nautical you can think of (including everyone’s favorite the life aquatic) the space is packed with elements to make you feel like you’ve stumbled into the captain’s favorite hang. they even serve as purveyor to some of westward’s chosen goods on the market shelves, so you can take some souvenirs out to sea. get comfortable on their patio in a nautical striped blue dress, and tortoise shell accessories, and flip open your book of the week: cooking for picasso. it’s our current beach read, and it’s perfectly charming (order extra hor d’oeuvres — it’ll leave you hungry).

~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.

westward ship shelving unit. / sfgirlbybaywear this there: westward. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: j.crew Long drapey spaghetti-strap dress in blue stripe; ban.do straw hat; viscata escala wedge in beige; zara geometric earrings; need supply tetra bag; cooking for picasso by camille aubrey; credo vapour Elixir Lip Plumping Gloss; clare v. blue coin clutch; le specs hey macarena round-frame acetate sunglasses.

framed life aquatic artwork. / sfgirlbybay the bar at westward in seattle. / sfgirlbybay inspiring nautical themed decor at westward. / sfgirlbybay art gallery wall at westward oyster bar. / sfgirlbybay bartenders at westward oyster bar in seattle. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via remodelista and bon appetít



fancy a holiday in capri?

home designed by matteo thun & partners. / sfgirlbybay

i’ve always wanted to venture to capri but now the desire has dramatically deepened. after virtually visiting casa solaro, a holiday rental home in capri, italy i’ve fallen even further innamorato. this home designed by matteo thun & partners is just dreamy — can’t you just see yourself sipping a campari & soda on that sofa at sunset? i love all of the subtle pops of bright color against the white canvas they’ve created. i do believe my sofa is just begging for some little velvet pillows after seeing this beauty below. anyway, i’m just a puddle of holiday day dreaming for the rest of the day. for the full tour, visit casa solaro.

casa solaro home designed by matteo thun & partners. / sfgirlbybay

capri home designed by matteo thun & partners. / sfgirlbybay

green glass jugs below white table in white holiday home in capri. / sfgirlbybay

capri home designed by matteo thun & partners. / sfgirlbybay

casa solaro in capri. / sfgirlbybay

wrought-iron daybed in home designed by matteo thun & partners. / sfgirlbybay

tile wall in home designed by matteo thun & partners. / sfgirlbybay

pink smiley face throw pillow on wrought-iron daybed. / sfgirlbybay

white-washed home with pops of color designed by matteo thun & partners. / sfgirlbybay

moroccan decor in bedroom in capri holiday home. / sfgirlbybay

decorative details in home designed by matteo thun & partners. / sfgirlbybay

bedroom in casa solaro in capri. / sfgirlbybay

decor details in home designed by matteo thun & partners. / sfgirlbybay

gorgeous white-washed home designed by matteo thun & partners. / sfgirlbybay

clifside terrace at casa solaro. sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of albeli.

live simply.

simple dining space with modern hanging light fixture. / sfgirlbybay

do you ever wake up and wonder what it might be like to live more simply? not exactly move to the woods and live a rustic existence, but some semblance of that? just a few belongings that truly mean something to you and the domestic basics you need to get by — a cozy bed, a bath to soak in, a comfortable reading room, books — naturally. all the simple comforts of life. sometimes i think if we had less things then we’d be more apt to love those things we do have much more — treasure the little luxuries instead of wishing for more. these rooms give me that zen kinda vibe and i think i could get there by discarding rather than adding and that’s kind of a refreshing idea for a change, isn’t it?

rustic wood headboard with book storage. / sfgirlbybaysimple modern living room. / sfgirlbybaysimple dining area with white walls and chairs. / sfgirlbybaysimple white washed dining area, / sfgirlbybayshiplap sunroom with modern furnishings. / sfgirlbybayinspiration for living simply. / sfgirlbybaymason jar with kitchen brushes. / sfgirlbybaysimple and modern dining area. / sfgirlbybaywhite washed desk area. / sfgirlbybaywhite washed dining area with vintage furnishings. / sfgirlbybaysimple bohemian modern living room corner. / sfgirlbybaywhite walls with white sofa and art. / sfgirlbybaywhite washed arched desk area. / sfgirlbybaywhite wall with simple art and bench. / sfgirlbybaysimple white-washed bathroom decor. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: aestate studio; urbanite; rue magazine; kinfolk magazine; light locations; black white silver brown; vtwonen; maison empereur; vtwonen; homebase collections; hitta hem; the dashing rider; @countryroadliving; remodelista; atelier rue verte; raw ideas; daniela spector; remodelista; still inspiration for elle decoration; leanne ford interiors; fine little day; casa de sao mamede; @inspirationbylau; tappan collective; john derian.

at home in barcelona.

modern barcelona space via apartment therapy. / sfgirlbybay

my trip to barcelona earlier this year was one of the highlights of my summer (thus far!) and i fell in love with the beautiful spanish city. the architecture was stunning (all that wonderful gaudí) and so well-kept. i was surprised by the good condition of the buildings and always wanted more of a glimpse inside them. so with this lovely tour of anna alfaro’s home featured on apartment therapy it’s fun to do just that and satisfy the inner design voyeur in me. anna’s is such a pretty apartment with it’s exposed beamed high ceilings and doors  — i love a good tall double-door, don’t you? they just don’t make them like this anymore. it’s not a big apartment, but anna has renovated and created such a lovely light-filled open space, it feels much larger. for the full tour photographed by sandra rojo, visit apartment therapy.

ikea pendant lamp over wood dining table via apartment therapy. / sfgirlbybaypotted succulents and rustic modern decor. / sfgirlbybayapartment in barcelona with tall ceilings and doors. / sfgirlbybaylight-filled apartment in barcelona via apartment therapy. / sfgirlbybayinspiring apartment in barcelona via apartment therapy. / sfgirlbybayinspiring white kitchen in barcelona. / sfgirlbybaydining area in barcelona apartment via apartment therapy. / sfgirlbybayfrench doors in barcelona apartment. / sfgirlbybaydouble french doors in barcelona apartment. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by sandra rojo for apartment therapy.

dramatically different.

pale pink and black bedroom wallpaper and decor. / sfgirlbybay

i’ve had a decor crush on the beautiful bedroom treatment just above for a long while now. there’s just something about the playful mix of pattern and textiles that are so unexpected and chic. i’d love to just use a strip of wallpaper as a kind of headboard like they’ve done here with a Chinoiserie print and a contrasting batik fabric. i love dessin fournir’s rose cumming pattern in pink (just below) — the look of a ‘faux tufted’ headboard would be fun!  i’ve painted like crazy however i’ve not done a lot of wallpaper before — but wallpaper and murals can really add a unique and dramatic look to a room, so i’m seriously considering taking a stab at my own version of this look in my bedroom. are you a fan of wallpaper? could you ever do a full wall mural? do tell!

dessin fournir's rose cumming wallpaper in pink. / sfgirlbybayred leaf pattern wallpaper. / sfgirlbybaybold black and white wallpaper pattern. / sfgirlbybaytropical wallpaper mural. / sfgirlbybaywallpaper inspiration. / sfgirlbybayblack and white wall mural.  / sfgirlbybaywallpaper and mural inspiration. / sfgirlbybayforest wall mural and pink chair. / sfgirlbybaymodern black and white wallpaper. / sfgirlbybayforest wall mural and floating beside table shelf. / sfgirlbybayblack and white wallpaper and painted mural with hanging bulb light. / sfgirlbybay

• photo credits in order of appearance: melissa kaseman photography for lonny; rose cumming wallpaper in pink & yellow from dessin fournir; Claudia Schiffer’s Tudor Mansion via architectural digest; farrow & ball’s lotus print wallpaper; vogue; anthropologie smokey rose wallpaper via @studiomcgee; narumi; the socialite family; house of hackney smokey rose wallpaper from anthropologie; Jungle Dream Wallpaper by Aimee Wilder via anthropologie; mr. perswall’s blossom print mural via mokkasin; rifle paper co.’s cities toile from hygge & west; Over & Over’s Etched Arcadia Mural from anthropologie; rose cumming wallpaper in pink & yellow from dessin fournir; frenchy fancy; Amidst the Mist Wall Mural; erica tanov’s tendril wallpaper; pine forest wall mural from milexa; the white house daylesford.