the loft, in amsterdam.

the loft, in amsterdam / sfgirlbybay

The Loft is a breathtaking apartment in Amsterdam where a combination of design, art and craft culminate in one inspiring interior design experience. Much like the line’s Apartment in new york city, The Loft is hosted by the playing circle, and everything in it has been hand-picked and curated to be pleasantly pieced together — from the tables and chairs to the gorgeous carpets on the floor and even the books on the bedside table. and everything in the Loft is up for grabs — almost like a living flea market.

the loft, in amsterdam / sfgirlbybay

Makes me wish I were in Amsterdam to see this in person — most inspiring! But for those of us who can’t make it to the netherlands, you can follow along on instagram and facebook for loads of inspiring eye candy and shop online here. bravo!

the loft, in amsterdam / sfgirlbybay

the loft, in amsterdam / sfgirlbybay

the loft, in amsterdam / sfgirlbybay

studio boot.

studio boot / sfgirlbybay

zilverblauw.

wandering around pinterest, as i am wont to do, i discovered this print, the big boom via the blogger zilverblauw. further investigation took me to the very fabulous studio boot who creates these clever and very colorful art prints. their studio workspace in Hertogenbosch, in the netherlands is equally worth a gander, so pop over to their website for more about studio boot — oh, and do visit their facebook page for scores of inspiring images, as well.

studio boot / sfgirlbybay

studio boot / sfgirlbybay

studio boot / sfgirlbybay

studio boot / sfgirlbybay

when in paris.

when in paris / sfgirlbybay

you’re probably already aware of garance doré — because she is of exquisite taste and an impeccable eye. she’s a French photographer, illustrator and author, best known for her fashion blog of the same name, garance doré — of which i am included in a countless number of adoring fans. she recently shared her friends’ beautiful and very eclectic Parisian apartment in the 7th arrondissement, with incredible views of the eiffel tower. i couldn’t help but be transported temporarily to the streets by the seine. i thought you might like a mini journey, too. for the full home tour, visit garance doré

when in paris / sfgirlbybay

when in paris / sfgirlbybay

when in paris / sfgirlbybay

when in paris / sfgirlbybay

when in paris / sfgirlbybay

when in paris / sfgirlbybay

when in paris / sfgirlbybay

when in paris / sfgirlbybay

when in paris / sfgirlbybay

when in paris / sfgirlbybay

when in paris / sfgirlbybay

when in paris / sfgirlbybay

• all photography by garance doré.

good reads: covet home.

good reads: covet home / sfgirlbybay

this month one of canada’s best design resources, Covet Garden magazine spends some quality time touring food stylist Claire’s modern, spare yet very inviting home. a truly minimalist space, but Claire’s house is especially alluring because it says a lot about her personality without getting into “too much Information” territory. It feels familiar and comfortable, without being fussy. classic mid-century modern pieces pair with lovely and sentimental collectibles. i’ve just shared a portion of the house, so be sure and pop over to online magazine Covet Garden for claire’s full home tour.

good reads: covet home / sfgirlbybay

good reads: covet home / sfgirlbybay

good reads: covet home / sfgirlbybay

good reads: covet home / sfgirlbybay

good reads: covet home / sfgirlbybay

good reads: covet home / sfgirlbybay

good reads: covet home / sfgirlbybay

good reads: covet home / sfgirlbybay

good reads: covet home / sfgirlbybay

good reads: covet home / sfgirlbybay

• all photos by donna griffith for Covet Garden.

far reaching fixtures.

far reaching fixtures / sfgirlbybay

Petaluma four bulb chandelier from park studio L.A.

i’ve got a real sweet spot for these types of lighting fixtures — ones with spider-like, far reaching arms. arachnophobia? nope, not me – not when it comes to minimalist black pendant lamps like french designer serge mouille’s famous lighting fixtures. his designs have been around since the 1950’s and his imitators keep on reinventing modified versions on the original design, but i don’t mind their clever takes on the iconic classic one bit. however, since the real serge mouille beauties have been around since the 50’s and still going strong, i’d say should you choose to splurge on something special, serge would be the one i’d open my wallet up nice and wide for.

far reaching fixtures / sfgirlbybay

christine dovey’s wonderful nursery pairs two serge mouille knock-offs from Black Rooster Decor.

far reaching fixtures / sfgirlbybay

serge, serge everywhere, via bernard schottlander.

far reaching fixtures / sfgirlbybay

black gooseneck floor lamp, via bloesem.

far reaching fixtures / sfgirlbybay

great over the sofa, living room lighting, both via bolig (above & below).

far reaching fixtures / sfgirlbybay

far reaching fixtures / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: brillante interiors; satsuki shibuya; Serge Mouille Cocotte Desk Lamp Table Lamp; 5-armed serge mouille spider arm sconce, via kissthedesign; la lampe gras; 3-arm serge mouille via galerie bausmann; topson lighting; and lonny magazine.

far reaching fixtures / sfgirlbybay

classic black reading lamp, via bobedre.

far reaching fixtures / sfgirlbybay

a pair of black bedside sconces from spence & lyda.

far reaching fixtures / sfgirlbybay

a serge mouille compliments an arne jacobson egg chair quite nicely, via vartnya hem.

far reaching fixtures / sfgirlbybay

ikea’s black stockholm reading lamp is a nice affordable choice.

far reaching fixtures / sfgirlbybay

the classic 3-arm serge mouille, via architectural digest espana.

far reaching fixtures / sfgirlbybay

a black tripod type fixture, via Heide Lerkenfeldt photography.

far reaching fixtures / sfgirlbybay

a beautiful serge mouille in the kitchen. yes please!