barn house infatuation.

black wood burning stove in modern white barn house. / sfgirlbybay

i must be having a subliminal barn house infatuation, because here’s the second one i’ve posted this week, albeit quite a bit different. this netherlands barn house has a much more muted color palette of dark blue & white, and i think what really grabbed me are the white beamed ceilings. my own ceilings are vaulted and have white beams, so i’m always interested when i can see what others have done with a similar framework to mine. this home was previously a farmhouse and was transformed with loads of white paint to give it a fresh, modern update — add that amazing tile floor and navy paint accents and it really comes to life. i love the white armoire in the kitchen too, and it gives me the idea that maybe that’s where my own white armoire should take up residence — perfect for a unique looking storage option.

vintage white armoire in modern barn house. / sfgirlbybay

black industrial lights with black wall in modern barn house with white walls and mismatched white chairs. / sfgirlbybay

oversized pendant lamp with denim shade over white shaby chic dining table. / sfgirlbybay

vintage kitchen tools in modern barn house. / sfgirlbybay

green glass jar collection over slated black bench in white barn house. / sfgirlbyabay

industrial modern barn home with painted white floors and beamed ceilings and metal decor. / sfgirlbybay

white bedroom with beamed ceilings and painted floors and wood bench / sfgirlbybay

barn house white hallway with black chair and message board / sfgirlbybay

• Photography by Louis Lemaire.

get patio ready.

patio featured in Judy Kameon’s book, Gardens Are For Living: Design Inspiration for Outdoor Spaces, via vogue living. / sfgirlbybay

Judy Kameon’s book, Gardens Are For Living: Design Inspiration for Outdoor Spaces, via vogue living.

after spending this weekend in palm springs at the avalon hotel, i couldn’t help but get in the mood for spending more entertaining time outdoors. i loved the look of their patio there, and the mismatched outdoor chairs in the dining lounge. i went hunting for vintage chair treasures on chairish and came up with a slew of great options. from mid-century modern chairs, like homecrest swivel chairs, to rattan and wrought-iron beauties. pair those with a great glass-topped or wood table and you’ve got an instantly chic outdoor vibe. i’ve saved a bunch of my finds to my chairish favorites if you’d like to have a look. happy outdoor dining!

getting patio ready with vintage chairs from chairish / sfgirlbybay

my chairish favorites: a pair of Mid-Century modern Homecrest Wire Lounge Chairs; Wrought Iron Salterini Rococo Patio Dining Set; a pair of yellow Mid-Century Yellow Hoop Patio Chairs; Mid-Century black Hoop Design Patio Chair; Vintage Wrought Iron Dining Set; a pair of black Salterini ‘Slice’ Wrought Iron Chairs; and a set of six Salterini Iron Grape Vine Patio Chairs.

patio inspiration via the avalon hotel. / sfgirlbybay

avalon hotel in palm springs, by sfgirlbybay.

getting patio ready with vintage chairs. / sfgirlbybay


modern patio chairs with wood farm table and stainless steel outdoor kitchen. / sfgirlbybay


chic and modern patio via inside out magazine. / sfgirlbybay

inside out magazine.

patio furniture via bo bedre. / sfgirlbybay

bo bedre.

• 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.

modern barn house.

modern barn home in north holland via vtwonen. / sfgirlbybay

i think the first thing you notice about this home, is all that lovely light. located in Blaricum, a charming village in the province of North Holland is this large, bright family barn house home, an architectural style that’s traditional for that area. Hidden from the road, but still near the village, this barn house is surprisingly sleek and modern with a glass facade, which provides all that lovely light. it’s filled with an eclectic mix of vintage furniture, family collectibles and some wonderfully colorful textiles which really warm up the space and give off this modern, but cozy vibe. for the full home tour, visit vtwonen.

modern bar home with vintage green shelving unit via vtwonen. / sfgirlbybay

distressed vintage shelving unit with collectibles. / sfgirlbybay

leather butterfly chair in modern barn home via vtwonen. / sfgirlbybay

modern barn home in holland with fireplace. / sfgirlbybay

bedroom with large wood and glass doors and white light fixture. / sfgirlbybay

bedroom with pillow headboard and book storage via via vtwonen. / sfgirlbybay

book storage headboard via via vtwonen. / sfgirlbybay

glass hallway doors in modern barn house via vtwonen. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via vtwonen.

desert-bound birthday.

california desert. / sfgirlbybay

california, 1978 via monolith.

this post is going to be a brief one, because hey, hey — it’s my birthday! and i’m headed out on a girl’s road trip to palm springs with bri and joanie for some much-needed rest and relaxation in the desert sun. so y’all enjoy the weekend and i’ll be back on monday. i’ll give you a full report on instagram and snapchat (@sfgirlbybay) while i’m away!

vintage bathing beauties and cacti for palm springs inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise l to r: millie motts; the u.s. national archives; condé nast; her new tribe; tim melideo; kimberly rhodes roberts; live journal.

green cactus in front of a pale pink wall. / sfgirlbybay

hannah klemm.

the little black dresser.

painted black dresser with vintage mirror. / sfgirlbybay

vintage house.

we all love the classic little black dress, but what about the little black dresser? it’s a keeper, too — the trusty dresser you can dress up or dress down. i have not just one, but two black dressers and i love them. both are vintage, found for super cheap. i added a couple of coats of matte black paint to them for my bedroom, and they don’t match, but the rich black color they share kind of makes up for that. and, i really like placing collectibles and artwork on and against that black palette — it just seems to make everything look a little bit more stylish and sophisticated. give it a try on any old dresser you’ve got that needs a little facelift! it’s a super easy and dramatically different before and after.

black dresser in victoria smith's bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

my black dresser, photo lily glass.

classic black dressers styled with accessories. / sfgirlbybayblack dresser styld with glass bell jars / sfgirlbybay

skona hem; inspirations deco; and vintage house.

black dresser with mismatched hardware via designsponge. / sfgirlbybay


black washed wood dresser with gold mirror from anthropologie. / sfgirlbybay

washed wood black dresser at anthropologie.

black dresser with white ceramic decor on top. / sfgirlbybay

greige design.

vintage black dresser. / sfgirlbybay

cassandra ellis design.

black dresser with framed art prints and task lamp. / sfgirlbybay

romain ricard.