at home in milan.

stylish home in milan. / sfgirlbybay

this is the art-filled apartment of a true renaissance man — architect, collector, and gallerist NICOLAS BELLAVANCE-LECOMPTE. his stylish home in milan, italy is a kind of gallery of its own — filled with covetable collectibles like Lindsey Adelman lighting, chairs designed by the likes of gio ponti, Egon Eiermann, and Franco Albini. it’s an eclectic mix of enviable art-like home furnishings without feeling the least bit cluttered and instead, spare but stunning.

at home in milan. / sfgirlbybay

stylish home in milan via the new york times. / sfgirlbybay

stylish minimalist kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

art-filled home in milan. / sfgirlbybay

art-filled kitchen in milan. / sfgirlbybay

milan art-filled kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

art-filled home in milan via the new york times. / sfgirlbybay

bedroom in art-filled home in milam. / sfgirlbybay

modern art-filled home in milan. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of the new york times

friday finds.

weekend reading via Soho House. / sfgirlbybay

it’s the weekend — hurrah! sometimes when it’s super hectic and a little chaotic i feel like i can hear our collective sigh from afar, at long last — friday. this week i’m exploring some good books to read and just where you might like to peruse them, and what to wear while, well, being quite lazy. which is exactly what weekends are for made for. have a relaxing one, everyone! xo, victoria

  1. clementine turned me on to this book, eat drink nap out from soho house. i love the sentiment, and love the look.
  2. this cozy spot looks like the ideal lounging place to loll around leisurely and read, don’t you think?
  3. should you need something warm and fuzzy to shuffle about in, try these études furry mules in pale pink. i broke down and bought a pair.
  4. but if i just had to, i could work all weekend if i had wit & delight’s beautiful new studio space — so impressive!
  5. i’m headed to paris in march and cannot wait. thinking about checking out the very lovely C.O.Q. hotel. looks right up my alley.
  6. wanna get away from it all, if just through fantasy? check out doen’s new spring clothing collection — their new lookbook is dreamy.
  7. stylist Thomas Lingsell has some quirky taste and i for one, adore it. i also love this idea of clustered mix & match tables instead of one coffee table.

unique wall art above sofa. / sfgirlbybayfurry pink slippers. / sfgirlbybayinspiring interior of wit & delight's new studio space. / sfgirlbybayminimalist bedroom at C.O.Q. hotel in paris. / sfgirlbybaydoen spring collection / sfgirlbybaystylish living room with painted white floors. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: lyle’s.

dining room at lye's in shoreditch. / sfgirlbybay

it’s only natural that london has so many great spots to stop and grab a bite — the weather after all supports this past-time pretty much year round. shoreditch’s new go-to lyle’s is the perfect mixture of warm and welcoming, and minimally-scarce. neutrals fill the space with white washed brick walls, and wood furniture — as to not take away from your eclectic look. for this week’s wear this there we suggest a silky jumpsuit from L.A.’s la causa clothing, and a few fun accessories that are sure to stand out. anyone else dying over the new jess hannah nail colors? we can’t wait to get our hands on (literally) the carob hue. don’t forget this week’s read this there, a sweet story about the adventures of a little boy who wants to grow up to be a girl.

~ michaela dartois, vérité published.

lye's in shoreditch, london. / sfgirlbybaywear this there: lye's. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: la causa santi jumpsuit; pixie market dark brown faux fur coat; shop shade dylan shields; zara multi-colored fabric miniature; marin costello evil eye buggies in gold; j. hannah nail color in carob; shop vérité deuxiéme see chain necklace; loeffler randal vera ruffle slide sandal; read this there this is how it always is by laurie frankel.

interior of lye's in shoreditch. / sfgirlbybayexterior of lye's in shoreditch, london. / sfgirlbybaydecor and glassware at lye's in shoreditch. / sfgirlbybayinspiring interior of lye's in shoreditch. / sfgirlbybayminimalist industrial decor at lye's. / sfgirlbybayinside of lye's in shoreditch. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via lyle’s, remodelista and petite passport.

nobody puts baby in the corner.

bamboo chair with throw. / sfgirlbybay

nobody puts baby in the corner. well, except maybe in this case — when it’s a beautiful chair. i’d happily sit in any one of these unique beauties. i’m a collector of vintage chairs of all shapes and sizes and find them the perfect solution for an odd space. if you’ve got a corner that’s looking a little lonely, i suggest placing a pretty chair there, and perhaps displaying a few favorite books, a plant or a small collection of vintage treasures.

vintage bentwood chair with potted plant. / sfgirlbybay

vintage bentwood chair in white bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

black eames lounge chair and ottoman and oversized painting. / sfgirlbybay

vintage chair inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: the design files; mark roskams photography; the gifts of life; glamour magazine; nettement chic; serena mitnik-miller via a piece apart; graanmarkt; fantastic frank.

white book-lined room with vintage wood chair. / sfgirlbybay

black wire base chair with cream cushion. / sfgirlbybay

vintage wood chair with woven back. / sfgirlbybay

wood chair with woven seat and back in all white bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

vintage black chair with stool and vase. / sfgirlbybay

vintage chair with throw pillows and blanket. / sfgirlbybay

vintage wood chair with yellow gold cushion. / sfgirlbybay

• photo credits in order of appearance: vogue living; johanna pilfalk interior stylist; simon whitbread photography; c magazine; domino; leanne ford interiors; aestate studio; villa palmier; femke pastijn; jonas ingerstedt photography; and also, jonas ingerstedt photography.

get this look: earthy vintage vibes.

rustic black cabinet as bar. / sfgirlbybay

looking for a warmer look around the house right now? look no further than this earthy space featured recently on vtwonen. you can get this look in some pretty easy steps — add a mix of unmatched vintage chairs, industrial lighting, slouchy leather sofas and comfy throws and pillows. some brass lighting and handmade earthenware works, too. i rounded up a few ideas for you, including recreating this fun bar to belly on up to. cheers!

get this look: earthy vintage vibes. / sfgirlbybay
get the bar cart look: Vintage Nude Oil Painting; Glass Bottles with Wood Stoppers; Zinc Three Shelf Alexandria Rolling Cart; Vintage Baccarat Decanter; Hibiki Harmony Suntory Japanese Whisky and White Oak Akashi Blended Whisky.

clean creative workspace with vintage furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

earthy vintage studio vibes. / sfgirlbybay
get the studio look: Brass and Wood Glenn Pendant Lamp; vintage Industrial wood folding steel chair ; Hand-built mug from Little Bear Pots; Vintage Gold Metallic Thread Wood Spool; IVYIVYIVY UNIVERSE DISHes; vintage white-washed 1900s swivel desk chair.

earthy studio decor inspiration via vtwonen. / sfgirlbybay

earthy children's bedroom decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

get this look: earthy vintage vibes. / sfgirlbybay

get the bedroom look: Vintage German Suitcase Trunk; decorative wood ladder;
black & white french striped pillow with tassels; Vintage Westinghouse Mid Century Industrial Fan; Vintage Adjustable Black Anglepoise Task Lamp; rough linen bedding; Vintage Black Vulcanized Steamer Trunk.

living room with earthy vintage vibes via vtwonen. / sfgirlbybay

get this look: living room with earthy vintage vibes. / sfgirlbybay
get the living room look: premium leather mina sofa; modern wool chunky knit throw; Dekalb Leather 2-Piece Chaise Sectional; Drifted Stool by Lars Beller Fjetland; Shag Puff Pillow; ikea SKOGSTA Stool; vintage Industrial Rolling Floor Lamp.

earthy dining room decor inspiration via vtwonen. / sfgirlbybay

earthy minimalist decor inspiration via vtwonen.  / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of vtwonen.