at home with an australian artist.

modern australian home tour via dwell magazine / sfgirlbybay

originally a 20th-century Edwardian, this artist’s home in australia is kinda ‘business in the front, party in the back’. it may look like a more like a charming, traditional edwardian from its exterior, but inside it’s unexpected and eclectic, and out back, well that’s where the party really gets started — it looks like an artist’s dream come true to me. i first saw this home on dwell’s instagram and just had to hop over to dwell to check it out in depth. the renovation took their fixer-upper from an ordinary suburban home and turned it into a modern mix that retains the period architecture and its detailed fireplaces, timber floors, and ornate ceilings but gives it a whole new exciting life. for the full tour, visit dwell magazine.

modern australian home dining room decor / sfgirlbybaychic kitchen decor in australian home / sfgirlbybaystylish bedroom in australian artist's home / sfgirlbybayeclectic australian home tour in dwell magazine / sfgirlbybaydwell magazine australian home tour / sfgirlbybayaustralian artist home tour / sfgirlbybayaustralian home renovation reveal tour / sfgirlbybayaustralian home tour in dwell magazine / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Sharyn Cairns for dwell magazine.

floating frames.

artifact uprising float frames / sfgirlbybay

sometimes it’s tricky to pick out just the perfect frame — should it be black, white, or maybe natural wood? you know what i mean — sometimes you just want the artwork to speak for itself. artifact uprising has created the perfect solution to solve that problem — the float frame! they invited me to upload a few of my instagrams and i created a gallery for my office i like to call ‘pink L.A.’. if you follow me on instagram, y’all know of my love for bougainvillea blooms and unique architecture abundant around los angeles. so i selected a few of my favorite Instagrams reflecting just that and uploaded to artifact uprising online.

float frames with brass bolts / sfgirlbybay

artifact uprising then creates Inkjet-printed giclée prints with 100% archival inks and laminates them between Frame-Grade Acrylic with excellent UV performance — not too much glare! they come Hang-Ready including brass coated bolts and screws and easy templates you hang up first on your wall before drilling any holes — so simple! and there’s a how-to video to watch, to make it even easier. their acrylic frames are available in five different sizes, and arrive on your doorstep ready to hang. i love the way my frames turned out — light, bright and very art gallery-like.

float frames with brass bolts from artifact uprising / sfgirlbybay

brass bolts on float frames from artifact uprising / sfgirlbybay

brass bolts for hanging float frames by artifact uprising / sfgirlbybay

home office gallery wall of float frames with brass bolts / sfgirlbybay

the float frame from artifact uprising / sfgirlbybay

art gallery wall created with artifact uprising float frames / sfgirlbybay

• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.

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friday finds.

white beamed ceilings / sfgirlbybay

happy friday, y’all! i shared some of my kitchen remodeling ideas with you yesterday, and another thing i’m thinking about doing with my kitchen makeover is busting through the false ceiling and exposing the natural beams beneath — like in my living room and bedroom. i love these looks — so rustic and cozy, but painted white gives them a modern touch. here’s to the weekend everyone — have a great one! xo, victoria

  1. raise the roofbeams! doesn’t this make this room feel so much larger?
  2. i love the idea of a modern lighting fixture with the rustic beams, too. so inspired by serena mitnik-miller’s topanga home.
  3. high ceilings and white beams just brighten up a kitchen like this one from vtwonen.
  4. this kitchen doesn’t have the beams but i do like the idea of a skylight.
  5. villa palmier has a beautiful and enviable high-vaulted white beamed ceilings.
  6. these kitchen ceilings are pretty too – but they’ve left the beams au natural wood.
  7. these au natural beams are a bit more rustic, but i love them too!

topanga home with white beamed ceilings / sfgirlbybaysmall white kitchen / sfgirlbybaymodern white kitchen with tall ceilings / sfgirlbybaywhite kitchen inspiration / sfgirlbybaywhite modern kitchen with exposed natural wood beams / sfgirlbybaysmall rustic kitchen with wood beamed ceiling / sfgirlbybay



wear this there: casa bonay.

entryway to casa bonay in barcelona / sfgirlbybay

barcelona has a brand spankin’ new cool-kid on the block, and we’re dying to spend the night. casa bonay is a boutique hotel transformed from the mansion once owned by the bonay family. in keeping with its original charm, and just adding some swagger here and there, the place is now in full swing and accepting visitors (pick us!). we’re most enchanted by its playful use of color, and true spanish romance around every corner. book yourself a room and don’t forget to pack your best two piece pink suit. you never know when you’ll need it. this week’s read this there is the girl on the train, as we are dashing to finish it before it hits theaters this week.

~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.

room exterior at casa bonay / sfgirlbybaywear this there: casa bonay / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: front row shop pink wool-blend double breast blazer; front row shop pink ankle suit pants; here comes the fun tee; true & co. uniform bralette;
cuyana leather travel wallet; earth tu face voyage travel kit; ITALIAN SILK SQUARE SCARF IN GEOMETRIC FOULARD from j.crew; read this there the girl on the train by paula hawkins; h&m large earrings; cuyana le sud weekender; zara contrast sole sneaker.

casa bonay hotel in barcelona / sfgirlbybayguest room at casa bonay / sfgirlbybaychic bathroom at casa bonay in barcelona / sfgirlbybayoutdoor patio at casa bonay / sfgirlbybaycasa bonay in barcelona / sfgirlbybayinspiring interior of casa bonay / sfgirlbybaybar and dining area at casa bonay / sfgirlbybay

• photography via casa bonay.



white, bright and light.

small, white kitchen with wood countertops / sfgirlbybay

homes to love.

i’m getting closer to my kitchen remodel so i’ve been saving a bunch of images to my kitchen confidential pinboard for inspiration. i know i want there to be lots of light, and lots of white — starting with carerra marble countertops. i was going to go with a fun moroccan tile on the floors but because of the layout of my house, i think it will break up the space too much, so now i’m hoping the hardwoods underneath the currently hideous tile is in good shape, or at least recoverable. i hope to knock out the wall and existing window to the patio and put in french doors, so that should send light rushing in quite nicely. anyway, i’m getting there with my plans — here’s some white, bright and very light spaces i love.

rustic, white and concrete kitchen decor / sfgirlbybay

the estate trentham.

modern, light-filled white kitchen / sfgirlbybay

Martín Gómez Arquitectos.

white and gray kitchen / sfgirlbybay


bright, white decor in modern kitchens / sfgirlbybay

clockwise l to r: jihan zencirli’s cute kitchen; farmhouses touches; hitta hem; my unfinished home; smeg fridge; coco lapine design; made in persbo; varpunen.

white subway tile in modern kitchen / sfgirlbybay

jordan ferney’s amazing kitchen makeover.

modern white kitchen / sfgirlbybay

murray mitchell.

rustic modern kitchen / sfgirlbybay

house and garden.

industrial modern kitchen decor / sfgirlbybay

my lovely things.

marble countertops and white tile in modern kitchen / sfgirlbybay

fantastic frank.

white minimalist kitchen / sfgirlbybay

norm architects.

bright, white, modern kitchen / sfgirlbybay

forever love (above & below).

black and white modern kitchen decor / sfgirlbybay