in my dreams, i live here: sunset beach cottage.

sunset beach cottage | sfgirlbybay

i spent a good deal of this weekend shooting san francisco’s sunset district for my upcoming book. with the exception of hiking around fort funston, i haven’t spent a lot of time in this neighborhood, because it can be a tad foggy and chilly but i couldn’t help but wonder what it might be like to have a cozy little beach cottage out here. so this week, in my dreams, i live here: in an ocean beach modern cottage. if i did have a beach cottage, i’d want to keep everything light and airy to reflect any sun that did make its way through the windows. i’d have a fun mix of flea market finds — lots of mid-century modern pieces paired with vintage treasures, but i’d also like to leave it uncluttered and peaceful. here’s what’s currently swimming around in my imagination.

sunset beach cottage | sfgirlbybay

i love the idead of these casually staked books below this low bench and great beach print; and the white cabinet with all the book spines reversed is really pretty, along with all those plants; and a super cool mid-century modern leather chair.

sunset beach cottage | sfgirlbybay

i’d love a comfortable corner to curl up by the fireplace, read a good book and listen to those crazy waves crashing on the beach. i’m thinking this room (below) will make for a pretty dining room with those tall, welcoming white doors making it extra cozy.

sunset beach cottage | sfgirlbybay

sunset beach cottage | sfgirlbybay

i love a vintage-inspired kitchen filled with natural woods and white, and a little eat-in dining nook for guests to hang out and have a glass of wine while i cook.

sunset beach cottage | sfgirlbybay

sunset beach cottage | sfgirlbybay

the bedroom will naturally be all white and fluffy, too — a very peaceful place to retreat to at the end of a long day at the beach. a nice warm bath and then crawl under those comfy covers for a nice long nap. this is indeed, my dream space.

sunset beach cottage | sfgirlbybay

• photos credits in order of appearance: louise desrosiers photography; poppytalk; nicole franzen photography; freunde von freunden; dominic loneragan photography for hello citizens; anna truelsen interior styling; kinfolk; domino magazine; modern hepburn; nicety; ikea; karen akers interior design; avenue lifestyle

Friday Finds

friday finds | sfgirlbybay

1. A tour of the Danish home belonging to architect Friederike Faller
2. The brilliant use of raw material to create this house in Sweden
3. Clean lines and vintage accents in this Hamburg home
4. This Japanese house, reconfigured to bring natural light to its narrow space
5. Can’t wait to soak up Thisispaper’s gorgeous Inaugural Issue this weekend!
6. An inspiration gallery from Skandiform, in partnership with Scandinavian designers
7. The concrete floor and natural simplicity of this bathroom
8. Everything about this remodeled home in Barcelona
9. Adoring this mix of black and white patterns with pops of pink

Happy Friday,
Annie

instant inspiration.

fvf inspiration | sfgirlbybay

this week’s instant inspiration comes from Freunde von Freunden and their very beautiful instagram feed, @fvonf. if you’ve not visited before, Freunde von Freunden is a digital interview blog delivering a unique glimpse into creatives’ living and workplaces, and one of my personal favorite websites for inspiration — whether it be visually or verbal, their interviews include some of the most interesting people and inspiring artists worldwide. the @fvonf instagram feed is equally as inspiring, offering up a sneak peek inside the homes and studio tours that accompany the fabulous Freunde von Freunden interview series.

fvf inspiration | sfgirlbybay

fvf inspiration | sfgirlbybay

fvf inspiration | sfgirlbybay

fvf inspiration | sfgirlbybay

fvf inspiration | sfgirlbybay

fvf inspiration | sfgirlbybay

fvf inspiration | sfgirlbybay

fvf inspiration | sfgirlbybay

• all photos courtesy of @fvonf.

easter’s around the corner — let’s get hopping.

ferm living easter | sfgirlbybay

The Easter holiday is just around the corner and for many of us it is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with friends and family. So, make a nice Easter lunch for your loved ones, bake some delicious cookies, set the table and decorate your home. To help you to get in that special Easter mood, ferm living has styled and shot a few pictures and made an Online Magazine complete with a few delicious easter recipes for us — easter eggs with lemon curd? yes please. buttermilk scones shaped like bunnies – uh huh. so sweet. you can see the magazine and find the gorgeous recipes right here. hippity hop, now.

ferm living easter | sfgirlbybay

ferm living easter | sfgirlbybay

ferm living easter | sfgirlbybay

ferm living easter | sfgirlbybay

ferm living easter | sfgirlbybay

ferm living easter | sfgirlbybay

music to their ears.

jon oron | sfgirlbybay

i came upon this fantastic renovation project featured in a recent issue of elle decoration UK when i went searching for glass room dividers yesterday. it’s a former training school in Copenhagen which was beautifully renovated into living space by Jon Oron, a music producer and friends — together they renovated the space creating 16 apartments with two adjoining music studios. this is open studio apartment Jon Oron lives in on the 2nd floor — a great open space with whitewashed hardwood floors, white walls, and those inventive glass doors and room dividers separating the living area from the bedroom. i love this whole space, so i had to come back and share the rest of it with you today!

jon oron | sfgirlbybay

jon oron | sfgirlbybay

jon oron | sfgirlbybay

jon oron | sfgirlbybay

jon oron | sfgirlbybay

• photos by Pernille Vest for ELLE Decoration UK.