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.

the beauty of credenzas.

living room credenza / sfgirlbybay

line klein.

credenzas are so multi-functional. they look great as an entryway piece, a dining room buffet, cocktail bar, and people are even using them as bathroom vanities. should you tire of them in one spot, simply move them to another and give them a whole new purpose. there’s a variety of mid-century modern shapes, styles, and sizes out there. they’re perfect little storage spaces, too — ideal for displaying collections and artwork, but secret stash spots for all those unsightlies you just want to hide away. i found an abundance of vintage beauties on chairish and saved a bunch to my favorites for you — just in case you’re on the hunt.

slatted credenza as bar / sfgirlbybay


credenzas from chairish / sfgirlbybay

my chairish favorites, top to bottom: Danish Modern Vintage Bar Credenza; Custom Vintage Style Credenza; Walnut Steel Top Credenza; Mid Century Modern Custom Credenza; Teak Media Counsel Credenza; Gershun for American of Martinsville Credenza.

credenza with oversized black and white artwork / sfgirlbybay

coco carpets.

credenza with black cabinet front / sfgirlbybay

daily dream decor.

vintage credenza / sfgirlbybay

elle decor.

mid-century modern credenza / sfgirlbybay

hus and hem.

mid-century modern credenza with potted plants / sfgirlbybay

the white house.

• This post made possible in partnership with chairish but all opinions and thoughts are my own. thanks for the supporting the brands that make sfgirlbybay possible.


rustic retreat by the sea.

rustic retreat by the sea. / @sfgirlbybay

obviously, i am begrudgingly tiptoeing towards fall. apologies all around, i just can’t help but keep falling for these beautiful beach homes. this is the Mediterranean home of lifestyle designer & stylist jessica bataille located in the coastal town of alicante, spain featured on micasa. one peek at this place and i was ready to set that pretty table, break out the spanish tapas and sangria and whip up some paella! with the perfectly whitewashed walls, rustic blue shutters the color of the sea, and those very cool rattan roll-up shades everything about this spot is on point. light, airy and spare, but cozy it looks to me like the perfect beachy retreat.

Mediterranean home of lifestyle designer & stylist jessica bataille. / @sfgirlbybay

indoor outdoor space in Mediterranean home. / @sfgirlbybay

beachy Mediterranean home of lifestyle designer & stylist jessica bataille. / @sfgirlbybay

Mediterranean home of lifestyle designer & stylist jessica bataille in spain. / @sfgirlbybay

rustic living room of lifestyle designer & stylist jessica bataille. / @sfgirbybay

rustic Mediterranean bedroom of lifestyle designer & stylist jessica bataille. / @sfgirlbybay

Mediterranean home exterior of lifestyle designer & stylist jessica bataille. / @sfgirlbybay

rustic outdoor patio of of lifestyle designer & stylist jessica bataille's Mediterranean home. / @sfgirlbybay

• photography via micasa.

good reads: urban jungle.

Urban Jungle: living and styling with plants. / @sfgirlbybay

one of my favorite bloggers (and an all-around sweet guy!) Igor Josifovic has co-authored a brilliant new book with Judith de Graaff, with beautiful photography by Lina Skukauskė and illustrations by Saar Manche. together, igor and judith are founders of Urban Jungle Bloggers — a blog which covers gloriously green ideas to make your home a happy one with plants, with inspiration from urban jungle bloggers around the globe! the creative duo’s new book Urban Jungle: living and styling with plants. is a book lush with green inspiration, plant styling ideas and handy plant information for anyone who wants to bring more greens into their homes and daily lives.

new book, Urban Jungle: living and styling with plants. / @sfgirlbybay

Urban Jungle will take you on an inspirational voyage through five green homes across Europe showcasing how beautiful, individual, creative and sometimes even arty green living can be. what i loved best about their book is that it offers a plethora of easy-to-imitate plant styling ideas for your home from some of the creative international Urban Jungle Bloggers, along with plant profiles and simple plant care tips will further strengthen your desire to add a new green friend to your home immediately. Lean back and get green with this lovely new book, now available in english and german.

english and german covers for Urban Jungle: living and styling with plants. / sfgirlbybay

image from Urban Jungle: living and styling with plants. / @sfgirlbybay

piano decorated with plants from Urban Jungle: living and styling with plants. / @sfgirlbybay

get the look: a killer pad in copenhagen.

get the look: a killer pad in copenhagen / @sfgirlbybay

i fell hard for this classic Scandinavian apartment belonging to designer Hanne Bloch featured on bo bedre. those serge moille lighting fixtures, that covet-worthy white tufted mid-century modern lounger, the eames dining chairs — all of it works perfectly together, and i wondered how one might go about getting the look. a great plush green leather sofa, some beautiful vintage rugs — it’s an eclectic look with a lot of layers, but here are a few ideas i thought might make it all come together. oh, some dark stained hardwood floors wouldn’t hurt, either!

get the look: a killer pad in copenhagen / @sfgirlbybay

get the living / dining room look: some gorgeous Case Study Arm Shell Dowel chairs from modernica; CB2’s mantis wall sconce is a nice option for lighting; this is one pretty Eames Lounge Chair with Ottoman in White Ash from Yliving; Mongolian Lamb Pillow from west elm is a good match; the Alberta Table Lamp from caravan pacific in ochre is great; you’ll need a large formet b&w print, like this art print of tania mallet from; some pretty colored glass vases, like this Glass Bottle Vase from anthropologie; and a green leather willoughby sofa from anthropologie is a nice option.

get the look: a killer pad in copenhagen / @sfgirlbybay

get the look: a killer pad in copenhagen / @sfgirlbybay

and in the bedroom: urban outfitters Wooden Blanket Ladder is perfect; ikea’s fillsta or fado lamps are both good options; love terrain’s ironwood trestle stool; yliving’s Saarinen Medium Womb chair is a nice match; try cultiver’s beautiful bedding – love this isobel throw and BEYAZ SILK VELVET CUSHION from cultiver — both would look so pretty in this mix.

get the look: a killer pad in copenhagen / @sfgirlbybay

• photography by Birgitta Wolfgang for bo bedre.