friday finds.

pink umbrellas on a sandy beach in st. lucia. / sfgirlbybay

it’s been a long week with a lot going on that i don’t think i’ll go into here. i’d like to discuss world politics with you but i’m guessing that’s not why you come here, so for the moment, i’m simply seeking refuge in my friday finds. fantasizing about a long, leisurely vacation, a shopping trip to a longtime online favorite’s L.A. brick and mortar — the kinds of easy going, mindless things that take you away from it all. have a stress-free, restful weekend everyone. xo, victoria

  1. first off, i’m daydreaming of a warm holiday away. st. lucia looks like a good place to start. those pink umbrellas — sigh!
  2. on my bucket list — the line at melrose place. there’s no excuse for why i haven’t made it into their beautiful shop yet.
  3. love this dreamy yoko takahash photograph — and the idea of using a vintage fabric or scarf as curtain.
  4. bring some light into your life with local is lovely’s beautiful roses poster.
  5. vintage postcards crack me up and this one from THREE SPRINGS FISHERIES in LILYPONS, MARYLAND is a beaut. i like to collect postcards and send them out to friends for no good reason at all.
  6. if had some big bucks laying around i’d love to order this slim aarons print entitled Having A Topping Time.
  7. i’m having a moment with bamboo, and this chair and ottoman have me swooning overtime. such an amazing vintage find!

the line at melrose place. / sfgirlbybayyoko takahash photograph of vintage fabric curtain. / sfgirlbybaylocal is lovely's beautiful roses poster. / sfgirlbybayvintage postcard from THREE SPRINGS FISHERIES in LILYPONS, MARYLAND. / sfgirlbybayslim aarons print entitled Having A Topping Time. / sfgirlbybayfriday finds / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: the paddington inn.

art galley wall at the paddington inn. / sfgirlbybay

after a six month reno, the paddington inn reveals itself to be the “it” place to grab a four top and just be adorable while you eat. the space is a smorgasbord of visual stimulation from the Christiane Spangsberg artworks spanning an entire dining room wall, to the nude and forest green hues. this sydney locale is just further proof that the australian aesthetic is on point, and only going to entrance, and impress us further. this week’s wear this there follows the paddington inn’s lead with an elegant but quirky twist. the read this there is from one of our favorite authors roxanne gay, her first book bad feminist was so damn good, we can’t wait to devour this one!

~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.

wear this there: the paddington inn. / sfgirlbybaywtt12

wear this there: front row shop floral fit & flare dress; kayu charlotte clutch; zara multi-hoop earring; amber & ash nude classic case; mirta Oxidized sterling silver eye ring; read this there difficult women by roxanne gay; zara contrasting flat slingback shoes; chanel frenzy nail color with blue half moons.

the paddington inn dining room. / sfgirlbybay wtt2 gold trimmed marble table with bentwood chairs. / sfgirlbybay the paddington inn in sydney. / sfgirlbybay

at home with A & B curated.

arched living room entrance via A & B curated. / sfgirlbybay

everything about this home is a harmonious mix of modernist meets traditional. the home of Barcelona-based bespoke interior designers A & B curated, they’ve paired the classical details of their home like sky-high ceilings, arched doorways and stunning crown molding (originally dark wood given a bright coat of fresh white) with vintage mid-century modern finds like rattan side chairs and dowel-legged eames dining chairs. featured recently on nuevo estilo, their style is a prime example of unique and unexpected mismatched pieces working flawlessly together.

dining room and living room with arched doorways via A & B curated. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior design via A & B curated. / sfgirlbybay

home of interior designers A & B curated. / sfgirlbybay

the home of A & B curated. / sfgirlbybay

green potted plants and modern table with stools. / sfgirlbybay

sun room in the home of interior designers A & B curated. / sfgirlbybay

bedroom in the home of interior designers A & B curated. / sfgirlbybay

arched hallway doors in the home of interior designers A & B curated. / sfgirlbybay

kitchen decor in the home of interior designers A & B curated. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of nuevo estilo.

fringe benefits.

pink ragamuf chair cover. / sfgirlbybay

ragamuf chair covers — handmade by Syrian refugee women near the border in Turkey. ragamuf hires syrian women without a livelihood to enable them to live fulfilling, independent lives.

why oh why do we love fringe so much? i think it must stem from some happy childhood memory — a whimsical frilly party dress we once wore, or perhaps a pink tutu worn in dance class. whatever it is, fringe is in and apparently makes us just a little bit giddy. everyone went gah-gah when i posted this Hans-Agne Jakobsson fringe lamp on instagram, so it was a big hint you’re fans of fringe. i went on the hunt for a few more fringe benefits.

pink and white cindy zell gulfoss wall hanging. / sfgirlbybay

cindy zell gulfoss wall hanging (above + below).

pink and white and gold cindy zell gulfoss wall hanging. / sfgirlbybay

pink fringe throw pillow. / sfgirlbybay

anke drechsel silk velvet fringe pillow from abc carpet & home

indigo * africa eyelash hamper, salmon lidded basket and mini eyelash fringe basket. / sfgirlbybay

indigo * africa eyelash hamper, salmon lidded basket and mini eyelash fringe basket.

le petit moose handwoven wall hangings. / sfgirlbybay

le petit moose handwoven wall hangings.

pink eyelash Fringe Sham Set from urban outfitters. / sfgirlbybay

Eyelash Fringe Sham Set from urban outfitters.

 

color palette: aqua + white.

artwork of ocean with shades of green. / sfgirlbybay

try adding some artwork for color, via domino.

feeling the need to lighten up? i’ve got you covered today with another color pairing. first off, to give your house a real spring cleaning try a fresh coat of crisp white — there’s nothing like a paint job to give your home a total makeover and make it look brand new again — clean, bright, and airy. next up, adding a splash of aqua, pale turquoise or green paired with white has infinite possibilities for lightening things up. think artwork, flooring, adding an accent wall and cabinetry, or the ultimate minty green dream — a smeg fridge. yummy!

mint green chair rail and kitchen cabinetry. / sfgirlbybay

gorgeous flooring and accent cabinets, via elle decoration.

mint green kitchen cabinetry. / sfgirlbybay

pretty pale minty kitchen cabinetry, from devol kitchens.

mint green smeg fridge. / sfgirlbybay

a dreamy smeg fridge, via limaonagua.

painted green wood floors. / sfgirlbybay

green hardwood floors, via the design files.

bright aqua wall paint. / sfgirlbybay

the perfect accent wall, via roomed.

mint green painted desk drawers and green vintage chair. / sfgirlbybay

accent with vintage furniture, via apenthus.

green kitchen island accent. / sfgirlbybay

green accent wall in the kitchen, via design*sponge.

mint green cabinetry. / sfgirlbybay

modern minty green cabinets, via elle decoration.

lauren conrad's collection of green glassware. / sfgirlbybay

lauren conrad’s dreamy green glass collection, via dwell.

green kitchen cabinetry and floating vintage gold shelf. / sfgirlbybay

green cabinets are definitely on trend, via apartment therapy.

aqua green accent wall. / sfgirlbybay

a turquoise green accent wall in the dining room, via binti home.

green kitchen floors. / sfgirlbybay

a bold green kitchen floor, via keltainen talo rannalla.

mint green accents. / sfgirlbybay

add small green accents, like pendant lamps, via svk interior design.

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