best of: what katie ate.

what katie ate | sfgirlbybay

i must be hungry. or having cravings for something delicious. because today i also want to share with you a food blog i just now discovered. you may already know about it because what katie ate is quite popular (it was dubbed one of the best food blogs in the world by GOOP). i fell in love with renowned food photographer Katie Quinn Davies’ ‘foodie photograph site’ because the images are gorgeous — these photos in particular from a journey she took a while back to the amalfi coast, capri, ravello, positano and beyond. i love italy and it’s without a doubt my favorite place to travel, so these pics got me itching to plan another trip there. at the very end of her delectable post she’s got some wonderful travel accommodation recommendations, too. these images are stunning, right? and she also has a lovely cookbook out — What Katie Ate: Recipes and Other Bits and Pieces — katie’s cookbook shares her favorite simple dishes with not surprisingly, a dazzling collection beautiful images. just like these.

what katie ate | sfgirlbybay

what katie ate | sfgirlbybay

what katie ate | sfgirlbybay

what katie ate | sfgirlbybay

what katie ate | sfgirlbybay

what katie ate | sfgirlbybay

what katie ate | sfgirlbybay

what katie ate | sfgirlbybay

what katie ate | sfgirlbybay

what katie ate | sfgirlbybay

• all photos by Katie Quinn Davies.

best of: pink fixes everything.

pink decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

the shiny squirrel.

feeling the blahs? you can fix that right up with just a little pink. with pink, a little dab will do ya right — or you can just go nuts with it in one big daring and dramatic statement. when i attempted to go all neutrals and black and white with my new cottage, i found my space feeling a little cold, lacking any oomph! so i just added some pink in the way of artwork, area rugs and throw pillows. and generally, when i’m bringing fresh flowers home, more often than not, they’re a shade of pink, too. it’s like infusing instant life to the room adding femininity, but whether it’s a big bold statement or in small doses, pink can really come to the rescue and go a long way in fixing just about anything. especially the blahs.

gilles trillard for maison franciase. / sfgirlbybay

gilles trillard for Maison Française.

jh interiors with a pop of pink. / sfgirlbybay

jessica helgerson interior design.

modern pink furniture. / sfgirlbybay

emily johnston anderson photography; and ernest’s.

matching pink chairs via dimore studios. / sfgirlbybay

dimore studio.

pink and black decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

sorakeem; and kelly werstler design via architectural digest.

elle- decoration pink rug inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

elle decoration uk.

pink decor ideas. / sfgirlbybay

serge mouille; and ernest’s.

pops of pink via freunde von freunden. / sfgirlbybay

freunde von freunden.

best of: beach hut sophisticate.

beach house sophisticate / sfgirlbybay

homestead seattle.

sometimes when i think about beach house style, i like to think in terms of a more sophisticated color palette. instead of say nautical blue, i think neutrals, black, white — the colors of sand, black coral, thatched huts, and the color of the ocean under the moonlight. ever since my trip to tulum i’ve been obsessed, and strongly impacted by the style i saw represented there, so my new house is taking on quite a bit of this vibe. i’ve still got my pops of pink here and there, but much more understated. i’ll be sharing soon, after a few renovations, but in the meantime, here’s an idea of the kind of looks i’m really loving. an eclectic mix of mid-century modern, meets gidget, meets beach hut sophisticate.

beach house sophisticate / sfgirlbybay

olga olsson; fringed hammock from serena & lily; two leaking bags; reunde von freunden skate deck; and 100 layer cake.

beach house sophisticate / sfgirlbybay

kimberly-genevieve via desire to inspire.

beach house sophisticate / sfgirlbybay

architectural digest; room + bloom pom pom pillow; k2 modern; the bikini enthusiast.

beach house sophisticate / sfgirlbybay

Modernist Iron Chairs from green cycle design.

beach house sophisticate / sfgirlbybay

alchemy works via oxcroft (above); and taylranne (below).

beach house sophisticate / sfgirlbybay

beach house sophisticate / sfgirlbybay


beach house sophisticate / sfgirlbybay


beach house sophisticate / sfgirlbybay

the ultimate beach hut bathroom, via design*sponge.

best of: on trend: turquoise.

colorful turquoise bedroom decor / sfgirlbybay

maire claire maison.

helloooo, monday! forgive me while i get a little colorful this morning and start our day with a bold burst of the blues — turquoise, to be exact. i’m seeing these exotic hues of green-blue everywhere — including the fashion world and it makes you wonder, does design follow fashion? or is it the other way around? case in point — this season’s gucci is as colorful as these rooms, so which do you reckon came first? or, perhaps it’s just a case of turquoise serendipity charming the realm of design in all arenas.

turquoise wall paint and decor / sfgirlbybay

by koket.

turquoise textiles / sfgirlbybay

houzz + gucci via mirella bruno.

turquoise patterned wallpaper / sfgirlbybay

wit & delight.

turquoise walls and decor / sfgirlbybay

irina graewerussell smith photography.

turquoise gucci fashion / sfgirlbybay

gucci via w magazine.

turquoise cabinet with painted flowers / sfgirlbybay

pinecone camp.

glass jars in shades of green / sfgirlbybay turquoise folding chairs / sfgirlbybay

jonas ingerstedt photography + sköna hem.

turquoise wall paint / sfgirlbybay

Bella Quotidiano.

turquoise blouse and plant / sfgirlbybayturquoise patterned wallpaper / sfgirlbybay

gucci via tommy ton + blue agave via escuyer + wit & delight.

tuquoise tile / sfgirlbybay

estee stanley interiors & styling.

turquoise textiles / sfgirlbybay

casamance + gucci via tommy ton.

best of: 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.