deny designs + a reader giveaway.

deny designs + a reader giveaway / sfgirlbybay

i can’t resist an opportunity to curate a collection of artwork, so when the folks at DENY Designs invited me curate three collections, and give you the opportunity to win $200 worth of their custom art products, i was in! i’ve curated three collections from DENY’s vast inventory of art prints — one very Graphic series; one inspired by my love of the Beach; and lastly, an ode to Los Angeles, my new home town. DENY Designs supports artists all over the world with 170 artists to choose from and 9,000 images to choose from, so whatever your passion, you’ll find art to suit your unique, personal style.

deny designs + a reader giveaway / sfgirlbybay

deny designs + a reader giveaway / sfgirlbybay

Based in Denver, DENY Designs is a modern, think-outside-the-box home furnishings company that empowers you to transform dull, everyday household accessories into fun and original statement pieces by adding your personal images or selecting artwork from the DENY Art Gallery. With each purchase from the Gallery, their team of talented artists earn part of the proceeds, enabling DENY to support art communities all over the world, while spreading the creative love! From custom furniture pieces, like these cool desktop patterns, to textiles like sheets and pillows and home accessories like this geometric tray — if it’s in the home décor category, DENY puts its own unique spin on it, and personalizes your vision.

deny designs + a reader giveaway / sfgirlbybay

to enter to win a $200 e-giftcard from DENY Designs giveaway, simply head over to DENY and enter your email address:

• then, comment below confirming your entry and sharing what kind of gallery you’d create.

• please enter by wednesday, may 20th, by 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 selected by random on my my twitter account later the week may 25th, so be sure and follow along.

deny designs + a reader giveaway / sfgirlbybay

deny designs + a reader giveaway / sfgirlbybay

deny designs + a reader giveaway / sfgirlbybay

deny designs + a reader giveaway / sfgirlbybay

deny designs + a reader giveaway / sfgirlbybay

deny designs + a reader giveaway / sfgirlbybay

deny designs + a reader giveaway / sfgirlbybay

deny designs + a reader giveaway / sfgirlbybay
• this post in partnership with DENY Designs, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. thank you for supporting the businesses that bring you fresh content from sfgirlbybay every day.

going coqui.

going coqui / sfgirlbybay

Styling Marie Olsson Nylander + Photography Sara Svenningrud for kk living.

hello again. it’s me, back from vacation but with a fuzzy brain and head full of thoughts about my move in two weeks, and of course — decorating! the very best part of moving, cuz let’s face it, the packing part is no fun. no fun at all. i lay awake at night redecorating each room over and over, and as i said in my post yesterday, i was sooooo inspired by coqui coqui in tulum — it’s like the decorating goddesses sent me there just in time to see it all before i moved to los angeles. of course, tulum has got a Caribbean beach vibe going on, but the best bits i saw, like coqui coqui and even restaurants like hartwood and posada margherita had a sophisticated seaside vibe — black against white terra cotta and stonework, with lots of natural canvas and navy/black blue and grey. i took a look around for more inspiration and found a few items to help us get the look. i’m seeing this as a new trend — not betting my house on it, but i’ve got a gut feeling.

going coqui / sfgirlbybay

cut corners mirror from shop terrain.

going coqui / sfgirlbybay

mark roper photography for home life.

going coqui / sfgirlbybay

lonny magazine; round crocheted rug from la casa decoto; gorgeous tile work via mango design; and Macramé Double Hammock from shop terrain.

going coqui / sfgirlbybay

coqui coqui room, via lonny magazine. i think schoolhouse electric’s whitney bed (below) could be styled up to get this look.

going coqui / sfgirlbybay

going coqui / sfgirlbybay

arkpad.

going coqui / sfgirlbybay

Vintage Beni Ouarain Handira Moroccan Wedding Rug from la casa decoto; Magical Thinking Net Tassel Duvet Cover from urban outfitters; and All Weather Wicker Open Weave Armchair from shop terrain.

going coqui / sfgirlbybay

mokkasin’s home, via design*sponge.

going coqui / sfgirlbybay

Plum & Bow Alia Duvet Cover from urban outfitters.

going coqui / sfgirlbybay

a mix of vintage rattan chairs, via petite passport.

the big fixture.

the oversized industrial pendant lamp / sfgirlbybay

vtwonen.

the big fixture seems to be everywhere these days. over-sized industrial chic lighting makes for an interesting and dynamic contrast to a more traditional space — consider it just a little edginess to all that pretty. i’ve found them all over ebay, and etsy and sites like barnlight electric carry great reproductions like their Wesco Pendant Light. big lights, big idea.

the oversized industrial pendant lamp / sfgirlbybay

loft.

the oversized industrial pendant lamp / sfgirlbybay

styling by maria olsson nylander.

the oversized industrial pendant lamp / sfgirlbybay

emma wallmen interior stylist.

the oversized industrial pendant lamp / sfgirlbybay

lapuan kankurit.

the oversized industrial pendant lamp / sfgirlbybay

styling by maria olsson nylander.

the oversized industrial pendant lamp / sfgirlbybay

vtwonen.

coqui coqui.

coqui coqui tulum / sfgirlbybay

¡Hola! i have returned! and oh what a wonderful trip to tulum it was. i can’t wait to share all of it with you, but suffice it to say, i will be returning and often, and i was utterly inspired by tulum in a way i couldn’t have imagined. i’ve been to mexico before, but no city has inspired me like tulum. there’s something quite magical about the light and the colors there that’s hard to describe. but i’ll do my best — it’s almost ethereal, delicate and pale. the turquoise water and almost lavender-colored sky paired with white-white sand and swaying coconut palms is breathtaking. but much more on that, and a full tour of my travels there soon.

coqui coqui tulum / sfgirlbybay

but one of the places that inspired me endlessly was coqui coqui — a charming boutique hotel, cafe, spa and perfumeria right on the beach. man, oh man, did they get it right. i felt like i could live there, and i’m going to aim to do just that — but in my own home. i got so much inspiration from coqui coqui for my new decor, i am just itching to get started! i loved all the natural textures paired with black-blue hues (especially that hammock – i need that color, and am considering dip-dying a natural cotton weave i bought while in town). the vibe was spot-on perfect — relaxed and beachy, but very sophisticated, celebrating the colonial architecture of Yucatan. i found endless inspiration for my backyard patio, and my interiors. i’ll share more ideas on how to ‘get the look’ shortly!

coqui coqui tulum / sfgirlbybay

coqui coqui tulum / sfgirlbybay

coqui coqui tulum / sfgirlbybay

coqui coqui tulum / sfgirlbybay

coqui coqui tulum / sfgirlbybay

coqui coqui tulum / sfgirlbybay

coqui coqui tulum / sfgirlbybay

coqui coqui tulum / sfgirlbybay

coqui coqui tulum / sfgirlbybay

coqui coqui tulum / sfgirlbybay

coqui coqui tulum / sfgirlbybay

coqui coqui tulum / sfgirlbybay

coqui coqui tulum / sfgirlbybay

greetings from tulum.

greetings from tulum / sfgirlbybay

hola!! my apologies for being so offline! the wifi in tulum is near to nothing, which i hadn’t anticipated — i had planned to blog from here all week. but i’ve been running on empty for a few weeks now, from preparing to teach this workshop, to packing to move, dealing with escrow, and the book launch, so perhaps the universe is telling me it’s time for a short break. i’ll be back next week though — i can’t wait to share this beautiful place with you!

greetings from tulum / sfgirlbybay

greetings from tulum / sfgirlbybay

greetings from tulum / sfgirlbybay