the apartment, the really colorful one.

the apartment, the really colorful one / sfgirlbybay

milk decoration had a great feature about what The Apartment has been up to lately — and it looks as though they’ve up to color! Located on the second floor of a building in copenhagen, the apartment’s founders Tina Seidenfaden Busck and Pernille Hornhaver have designed the space just like a real home — except you can actually shop here. It’s an eclectic mix of vintage and rare European furniture updated and re-upholstered in gorgeous fabrics, and accented with beautiful boucherouite rugs, amazing lighting fixtures and contemporary art. Stunning and ingenious. Let’s have a look at the apartment’s recent inventory.

the apartment, the really colorful one / sfgirlbybay

the apartment, the really colorful one / sfgirlbybay

the apartment, the really colorful one / sfgirlbybay

the apartment, the really colorful one / sfgirlbybay

the apartment, the really colorful one / sfgirlbybay

the apartment, the really colorful one / sfgirlbybay

the apartment, the really colorful one / sfgirlbybay

• photos by Louise Desrosiers for Milk Decoration.

bunglo.

bunglo / sfgirlbybay

Inspired by lead designer and artist Shay Spaniola’s recent travels through India, these bright, busy textiles from Bunglo are perfect for layering fun patterns throughout your home. Bunglo is the growing Austin-based textile design studio focused on creating eclectic hand-painted fabrics responsible for these gorgeous handmade home goods and this new line of luxury pillows, called rishikesh.

bunglo / sfgirlbybay

bunglo / sfgirlbybay

bunglo / sfgirlbybay

bunglo / sfgirlbybay

bunglo / sfgirlbybay

bunglo / sfgirlbybay

bunglo / sfgirlbybay

Renegade Craft Fair: SF Summer Market!

Renegade Craft Fair: SF Summer Market / sfgirlbybay

Renegade Craft Fair is here for it’s San Francisco Summer Market at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center this weekend, Saturday, July 19 – Sunday, July 20, 2014 and it’s free! Who doesn’t love perusing through aisles of over 250+ vendors for ceramics, one-of-a-kind jewelry, stationery, clothing and accessories, to leather goods, art prints, and more, including workshops, art installations, delicious food and drink and music? everyone loves renegade!

Learn more online then make your way to Fort Mason from 11am – 6pm this Saturday and Sunday / July 19 + 20 to celebrate these talented artisans!

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Renegade Craft Fair: SF Summer Market / sfgirlbybay

what’s for dinner? corn + crab chowder.

healthy crab + corn chowder recipe / sfgirlbybay

i literally just made this yummy soup for dinner tonight, and then instagrammed it and several of you asked for the recipe. so here goes. the secret to making this healthy corn + crab chowder is substituting silken tofu for cream. and it can be made vegetarian as well, without the crab meat.

HEALTHY CORN + CRAB CHOWDER

Quick and easy (about 30 minutes prep, cook for 40 min, use a blender/food processor). crab is optional if you want to make it vegetarian (and it takes much less time when you don’t have to crack the crab legs.

ingridients:

2 med onions, diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tsp olive oil
½ cup celery diced
4 cups fresh corn kernels (you could use frozen)
¼ cup canned green chilies, small dice (Ortega works well)
6 cups vegetable stock (canned ok)
½ cup white wine (optional)
1-½ tsp kosher salt
½ tsp fresh thyme
½ tsp fresh sage
½ tsp chili powder
Black pepper (to taste)
2 cups silken tofu (this is the thickener instead of cream — tofu is soft, not firm)
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped and served on top of soup
½ avocado chopped and served on top of soup
½ lime juice squeezed on top of avocado
Shredded cheese on top (optional)

steps:

1. Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until translucent. Add celery and sauté 5 minutes
2. Add green chilies and corn and sauté 5 minutes
3. Add stock, wine, dry herbs and pepper
4. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes
5. Crack your crab meat – I used about 2 cups (optional); set aside
6. Puree 3/4 of the soup mixture with the silken tofu in the blender in batches until completely smooth (just a little bit at at a time – given the heat, you don’t want it to explode!)
7. Return puree back to pot, stir really well with remaining 1/4 of soup mixture
8. Add crab meat, stir
9. Serve in bowls and add cilantro, avocado, lime juice and/or cheese to top of soup and adjust seasonings (I added a tad more sea salt).

voilá! i hope you like it!

12 small space bedroom ideas: the decorating dozen.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

facing north with gracia.

when you live in san francisco, and a lot of other big cities, it’s more than likely that your space may be small, and your bedroom smaller. space is at a premium, and so bed sides that can multi-task, and are efficient within the confines you find yourself become most attractive. a shelf above the bed to store small books or collections is perfect because going vertical is always like free space, right? it takes up no floor room at all, and looks great, too. i know what you’re thinking — in earthquake country? but i’m talking light objects — not the entire encyclopedia britannica stored up there! just a few light and lovely objects that perhaps mean something special to you. or perhaps just a simple stool or vintage chair beside your bed, stacked with your favorite reading material. if you find yourself with an extra dinner guest, voilá — there’s your spare chair! here’s an even dozen bedside space saving ideas for you.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

a simple vintage crate hung with artwork is a great idea for displaying small collections; and the string lights are space savers too, via fancy.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

a bedside reading lamp stacked on books looks pretty darn chic if you ask me, via urban outfitters.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

holly marder’s bedroom makeover is stunning, and i love the magazines tucked away in this vintage nightstand; the retractable reading lamp is wonderful too, via avenue lifestyle.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

when in doubt, go under. i love this palette-like platform bed frame for under the bed storage, via apartment therapy; and below muji’s bare utility bed via house & garden.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

i loved the way bri at designlovefest’s bedroom makeover turned out, and this simple shelf was a perfect solution for small collectibles; photographed by laure joliet.c

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

holly marder shared this gorgeous and very cosy children’s bedroom with a great space saving shelf on decor8.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

a simple side table with drawers in always a good place to stash the unsightly stuff, via mx living.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

a great looking vintage chair makes for a handy nightstand (and extra seating should you need it elsewhere); the shelves above are an efficient use of space, too, via stadshem.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay

this built-in desk could also be used as a nightstand and library space, photographed by bruce buck for the new york times.

12 small space bedroom ideas / sfgirlbybay
just a simple black stool with a flower in a vase can look so very stunning, via stadshem.