outdoors inside.

decorating with green via inside out magazine / sfgirlbybay

inside out magazine.

i continue to see a big green trend going on — but not just with houseplants. i’m also seeing loads of emerald, kelly or grass green popping up in homes all over the internet. jordan of oh happy day has a smashing house and she’s recently brought in a deep green sofa that looks great. sarah sherman samuel’s bold green headboard is really fantastic, too. i’m also seeing a lot of palm frond motifs — in both prints and wallpaper, it seems to be making a big comeback, and i like it. i’d love a screened in porch dedicated to nothing but bright whites and fresh kelly green. how about you?

decorating with green  / sfgirlbybay

vtwonen (above + below).

palm frond wallpaper  / sfgirlbybay

jordan's green sofa via a cup of jo / sfgirlbybay

oh happy day’s living room, via a cup of jo.

decorating with greenery / sfgirlbybay

diy planter update, via in honor of design.

decorating with green / sfgirlbybay

Julie Ansiau photography for elle france (above + below).

green sofa / sfgirlbybay

decorating with green via / sfgirlbybay

architectural digest espana.

decorating with green  / sfgirlbybay


decorating with green / sfgirlbybay

Jeroen van Zwetselaar.

decorating with green / sfgirlbybay

pop and scott dreamer sofa.

copper zipper pillows! a giveaway.

giveaway for copper zippered pillows / sfgirlbybay

as i mentioned last week, the lovely elsie green sent me the best housewarming gift — these gorgeous vintage linen pillows with cool copper zippers. so sexy, right? elsie green scours europe for the prettiest vintage linens, as well as one-of-a-kind homewares and furnishings and brings them back home to sell online, in her shop and flea markets around northern california — in fact, that’s where my beautiful french daybed comes from (oh and she’s found another daybed if anyone’s interested). anyway, we thought you might like it if we gave away a pair of these pretty pillows!

giveaway: copper zippered pillows / sfgirlbybay

copper zippered pillows giveaway / sfgirlbybay

to enter to win a pair of Elsie Green’s Copper Zippered Linen Pillows, simply:

• follow elsie green on instagram.

• comment below letting us know you followed on instagram.

• please comment by monday, september 28th, 12pm PST.

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

• sorry, this giveaway is for u.s. and canada only.

• we’ll announce a winner selected by random number generator on my twitter account the week of september 28th, so be sure and follow along.

pair of copper zippered pillows giveaway / sfgirlbybay

copper zippered pillows giveaway / sfgirlbybay

copper zippered pillows giveaway / sfgirlbybay

• pillows photography by victoria smith; full shot of bedroom by laure joliet.

baby’s got back.

patterned tile backsplashes via emily henderson / sfgirlbybay

emily henderson.

have you noticed this ever-growing trend for tiled backsplashes in colorful patterns? i’ve been seeing tons of these kitchens popping up everywhere, and i have to say they’re really pretty, with a Moroccan, Spanish or Mediterranean kind of vibe. cement and encaustic tiles seem to be popular options and you can find them in places like granada tile, original mission tile, and fireclay tile. fireclay tile is an excellent resource (for traditional and recycled tiles, too) and you can even order samples from their website, which they’ll mail out to you. heath ceramic tile is a beautiful way to go, too. i’m thinking of going with cement tiles with a subtle, sort of washed out look on my kitchen floor, so i’ll let you know if i decide to go for it.

patterned tile backsplashes / sfgirlbybay

walker zanger.

tiled kitchen backsplashes / sfgirlbybay

tommy scheerer design.

tile kitchen backsplashes / sfgirlbybay

wall street journal.

colorful tiled kitchen backsplashes / sfgirlbybay

the selby.

colorful patterned tile / sfgirlbybay

Neisha Crosland tiles for Fired Earth via remodelista.

tiled kitchen backsplashes / sfgirlbybay

house beautiful.

tiled kitchen backsplashes / sfgirlbybay

tommy scheerer design.

tiled kitchen backsplashes / sfgirlbybay

cafe lab.

tiled kitchen backsplashes / sfgirlbybay

shubin & donaldson.

friday finds.

friday finds / sfgirlbybayfriday finds: pastels / sfgirlbybay

hey guys, happy friday! annie’s on holiday today so i’m stepping in with friday finds — always fun for me. annie’s got such subtle, exquisite style i thought instead of compete with that i’d give you a little something different today — color! enjoy the weekend, everyone.

Top to bottom, left to right:

  1. i was inspired for this week’s post by the styling of anna malmberg.
  2. this is one crazy cool outdoor dining space.
  3. how about painting vintage furniture turquoise? this image by nicole franzen could seriously tempt me.
  4. bec’s ‘sugar shack’ just puts a big smile on my face, via apartment therapy.
  5. i dream of visiting cuba and these don’t help: COLORS OF HAVANA by Alessandro Giraldi.

around l.a. / mixed business.

Mixed Business Silver Lake / sfgirlbybay

If I could empty my closet and pick one shop to refill it, I would choose Mixed Business. With a focus on clean lines, every day basics and natural fibers, Mixed Business offers a no-fuss, classic ensemble. Owner, Rhianna Tycholis began designing clothes in New York City and moved her operation West, launching Mixed Business in 2013, and just celebrated one year in their brick and mortar shop on Hyperion Avenue. The Silver Lake specialty boutique offers a range of handmade and vintage objects alongside their in-house line. Rhianna and her husband Frank collaborate with local artists and designers to showcase rotating pop-up shops in the back room (a current collaboration with The Radder will showcase through October 11th).

Shop Mixed Business Silver Lake / sfgirlbybay

Mixed Business Silver Lake / sfgirlbybay

Mixed Business Boutique / sfgirlbybay

Mixed Business Jewelry / sfgirlbybay

Mixed Business in Silver Lake / sfgirlbybay

Mixed Business shop / sfgirlbybay

Mixed Business Silver Lake CA / sfgirlbybay

Mixed Business Styling / sfgirlbybay

Mixed Business shop in Silver Lake / sfgirlbybay

Mixed Business Silver Lake / sfgirlbybay

Mixed Business Ceramics / sfgirlbybay

Mixed Business Silver Lake / sfgirlbybay

Mixed Business Designer Clothing / sfgirlbybay

Mixed Business Accessories / sfgirlbybay

Shop Mixed Business / sfgirlbybay

Mixed Business denim / sfgirlbybay

Mixed Business Clothing / sfgirlbybay

Mixed Business Owners / sfgirlbybay

• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.