friday finds.

metallic accessories and homewares / sfgirlbybay

we’ve really taken a shine to this week’s friday finds — haha, pun intended. forgive me, it’s almost the weekend and i’m getting a little giddy. but i’m seeing a whole lot of shiny objects gracing walls and cabinets in the most unexpected spots — kitchen cabinets? sure, why not. you may not be able to convince me they’re practical — probably not, but they sure do look pretty. shine on! and have a happy weekend, y’all. xo, victoria

metallic bathtub backsplash / sfgirlbybay

  1. metallic credenza makes for the perfect impromptu spot for a bar.
  2. this metallic floor to ceiling bathtub backsplash is quite divine.
  3. this kitchen has got a distinct disco vibe going on.
  4. even if impractical (fingerprints!) i love these metallic-faced kitchen cabinets from dupont.
  5. this brass sink and faucet are inspiring and beautiful, too.
  6. metallic tiles? yes please! i’d disco dance around this kitchen for sure.
  7. a delicate swipe of brass trim looks beautiful with marble countertops.
  8. i love these brass finished kitchen cabinets, too. so smart and stylish looking.

shiny metallic home furnishings and decor / sfgirlbybaymetallic kitchen decor with marble countertops / sfgirlbybaymetallic lower kitchen cabinets / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: palihouse.


perfectly low-key and designed to a T, L.A.’s palihouse in santa monica is calling our names. slip in for a coffee, or cocktail in the masculine-refined atmosphere — might we say just the right amount of rustic for a city girl like us. should you want to extend your los angeles stay, palihouse has three hotel properties: santa monica, west hollywood, and melrose avenue — all equally as charming as the next. for such outings, we suggest a coquettish take on menswear with a laid back suit, and moroccan inspired slides. to keep you from wasting away in such a beautiful scene, one of daniel wellington’s latest time pieces will keep you on track. take 15% off dw products with the code: SFGIRL.
~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.

PH3outfit inspiration for palihouse in los angeles / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: zara roll up sleeve jacket and cropped trouser with front pleat; need supply babouche slides in black; i am very busy tee; kehana clutch bag from anthropologie; steven alan optical monroe sunglasses; and daniel wellington dapper reading in rose gold.

masculine bar decor at palihouse in LA / sfgirlbybay the palihouse los angeles / sfgirlbybay rustic chic bedroom decor at palihotel / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior decor at palihotel / sfgirlbybay

• photos via the palihouse and remodelista.

funky town.

brooke holm for inside out magazine. / sfgirlbybay

brooke holm for inside out magazine.

i’ve been pretty reserved thus far this week, sharing loads of neutral looks. but, it’s time to go to funky town. uniquely creative rooms that pair quirky colors and patterns — unexpected layered looks that take quite a bit of bravado to pull off. can you do it? i’d love to try and i’ve been thinking maybe i just go nuts in my guest room. i thought about painting the ceiling a bold color and hanging an unusual chandelier and then adding some seriously mismatched prints on the bed. not sure i’ll ultimately be able to pull it off, but these decorators certainly have nailed it — it’s a very gutsy dorothy draper-esque kinda look. one great way to get this look going is to start with a wallpapered wall and build layers with textiles like rugs and pillows — from there the sky’s the limit. i’m seeing a lot of mixed prints in fashion, too (like the latest collection from gucci), so as often happens in the design world perhaps it’s filtering on down to decor.

colorful bathroom cabinets via inside out magazine / sfgirlbybay

inside out magazine.

colorful decor inspiration / sfgirlbybay

pink walls with white washed floors and colorful table / sfgirlbybay

the apartment.

blue and white floral sofa with colorful pillows and blankets via lonny magazine. / sfgirlbybay

lonny magazine.

colorful kitchen wallpaper and decor via domino magazine / sfgirlbybay

domino magazine.

colorful printed textiles in white living room / sfgirlbybay

rue magazine.

colorful graphic chair via rue magazine. / sfgirlbybay

rue magazine.

urban vintage book by ida magntorn. / sfgirlbybay

urban vintage book by ida magntorn.

spotted sf: dandy + hollow.

spotted sf: dandy + hollow shop and cafe / sfgirlbybay

In San Francisco’s Inner Sunset you’ll find the sweetest shop and café called Dandy and Hollow. Owned by husband and wife team, William and Dawn, Dandy offers a delightful selection of goods for cooking and entertaining and Hollow serves up coffee and a variety of locally made sweets. Tucked inside the latter, you’ll also find small gift items to purchase, like tea strainers, chocolates and delicious scented soaps.

dandy store in san francisco / sfgirlbybay

dandy home goods store in san francisco / sfgirlbybay

unique goods for sale at dandy / sfgirlbybay

unique decor inside dandy in san francisco / sfgirlbybay

Dandy is an extension of Dawn’s work as an interior designer. In addition to design services, she wanted a space to offer beautiful, well made and functional pieces for the home. Especially whimsy ones that make people happy! The shop is open Friday through Sunday from noon to 5:00 PM.

accessories and homewares for sale at dandy / sfgirlbybay

spotted sf: dandy homewares / sfgirlbybay

kitchen accessories & decor for sale at dandy / sfgirlbybay

kitchen goods for sale at san francisco's dandy / sfgirlbybay

Next door is Hollow, a cozy little spot to enjoy a cup of coffee and some treats. There are a few cafe tables in the front and recently they opened the space in the back to add more seating. Try a homemade marshmallow or guinness cupcake while you’re there…they’re delish. Hollow is open everyday of the week until 6:00 PM.

spotted sf: hollow cafe / sfgirlbybay

menu written on vintage window at hollow / sfgirlbybay

spotted sf: hollow cafe / sfgirlbybay

spotted sf: hollow gift shop and cafe / sfgirlbybay

• all photography by leslie santarina.

on the down-low.

low white sofa via the urbanite / sfgirlbybay

the urbanite.

there’s something so comfy about a low, slouchy sectional sofa. i myself opted for a sectional when i moved to L.A. — i wanted a really cozy, comfortable place to entertain where guests felt welcome to kick off their shoes, parade around barefoot and curl up on a cozy sofa, so i bought a white one with easy to wash slipcovers. i love the look of a real ‘down-low’ sofa, too. it’s oddly kind of sophisticated for being so comfy and almost futon-like — they can look perhaps a bit minimalist moroccan, and then in other settings give off a sort of bohemian beachy look. but i think a low sectional sofa just says, ‘come on in, have a cocktail and make yourself at home’.

white sectional sofa in white living room / sfgirlbybay

la buhardi .

a few great sources for the slouchy sofa look are the Belgian Linen Edlyn and tassa both at anthropologie; this Collins Marled Chenille Sofa; a low bench or platform bed or daybed; or even a twin bed with a little imagination can be used as a slouchy sofa. in one of my first studio apartments, i pushed a twin bed and box spring up against the wall, without a frame directly on the floor and added a big white quilt and bunch of mismatched print throw pillows and voilá — instant seating area in a really small space (for not a lot of money!). forgive me the many, many images and examples here, but there’s a lot of looks to choose from when it comes to down-low comfort and coziness.

low gray sofa with striped throw pillows via gardener & marks interiors. / sfgirlbybay

gardener & marks interiors.

bohemian palette bed sofa via cose di casa. / sfgirlbybay

cose di casa.

cozy low sofa inspiration / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: wabisabi; the design chaser; bo bedre; brie williams via the style files; elle decoration uk; and arch daily.

blue velvet sofa via laure joliet for new york times magazine. / sfgirlbybay

laure joliet for new york times t magazine.

bohemian living room decor / sfgirlbybay

bohemian homes.

sectional sofa inside Hotel Wiesler in Graz, Austria, via yatzer. / sfgirlbybay

Hotel Wiesler in Graz, Austria, via yatzer.

berlin loft with low gray sectional via behance. / sfgirlbybay


modern low sectional sofa via homify. / sfgirlbybay


modern upholstered benches / sfgirlbybay

life styled.

unique bohemian low sofas via merchant design studio. / sfgirlbybay

merchant design studio.

moroccan decor inside home of Danielle de Lange, of the style files. / sfgirlbybay

home of Danielle de Lange, of the style files.

cozy moroccan decor and low sofa via kk living. / sfgirlbybay

kk living.

small white daybed style sofa via vogue. / sfgirlbybay


white slipcovered sofa via elle decoration. / sfgirlbybay

elle decoration.

living room with low platform bed via boligliv. / sfgirlbybay


low green sofa and modern furnishings via milk magazine. / sfgirlbybay

milk magazine.

cozy and low living room seating via ulfg bohlin.  / sfgirlbybay

ulfg bohlin.

neutral low sofa with modern living room decor via purple area. / sfgirlbybay

purple area.