at home in ibiza.

ibiza home tour / sfgirlbybay

with its high beamed natural wood ceilings and perfectly whitewashed walls, this is one stunning rustic modern space. featured recently on nuevo estilo it’s full of that one of a kind Mediterranean light you expect to find on the beautiful island of ibiza. filled with unexpected vintage treasures and antique furniture it’s cozy, but still maintains an open, fresh feeling. my favorite is the outdoor metal patio furniture newly upholstered with linen cushions — those are just my kind of dreamy! and that pool — picture me floating all the darn day long. sigh. designed by Toni Espuch of AzulTierra, you can see the full home tour on nuevo estilo.

ibiza home tour / sfgirlbybay

living room home decor in ibiza / sfgirlbybay

ibiza natural wood ceilings / sfgirlbybay

modern ibiza home / sfgirlbybay

ibiza whitewashed modern dining room / sfgirlbybay

kitchen decor in ibiza home / sfgirlbybay

ibiza modern home tour / sfgirlbybay

ibiza bedroom decor / sfgirlbybay

patio and pool in ibiza / sfgirlbybay

• photography via nuevo estilo.


friday finds.

italian stone street with red scooter / sfgirlbybay

it’s finally friday — and even though it was a short work week, i still feel like, “whew! we made it!”, and darn it but if i don’t still have the travel itch. labor day has come and gone, and still no summer holiday for me. i’ve got to get out of town! or at least pretend like i am. happy weekend, or shall i say, bon voyage everyone!

xo, victoria

  1. i’d like to jump aboard this scooter and zoom around some lazy italian town like puglia all day — wouldn’t you?
  2. i just read a great book called the rocks, which takes place in Mallorca, spain and that just made the travel bug worse — the descriptions of the sea were most beguiling. what books do you suggest i read next?
  3. a trip to the local farmer’s market always makes me feel just a little bit continental — the hollywood farmer’s market is my favorite, and i love this Oversized Fique Net Bag from someware for collecting my goods — very euro cool, indeed.
  4. i’ve noticed a new Epicurious trend of late — eating tinned seafood, like octopus & anchovies. restaurants like NYC’s maiden lane and LA’s Bar Covell are serving it up alongside cocktails like crazy. feels very european to me, so maybe i’ll snack on that this weekend.
  5. or maybe i’ll just get lost looking at maps all weekend — i’ve got a thing for ’em, and artist libby vander ploeg’s are some of my favorites. i’ve got a whole pinboard dedicated to just maps.

books piled in corner of modern room with moroccan area rug / sfgirlbybayOversized Fique Net Bag from someware. / sfgirlbybaycolorful tin of canned sardines / sfgirlbybaymay designed by artist libby vander ploeg / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: leo’s oyster bar.

inspiring interior of leo's oyster bar / sfgirlbybay

is it possible that if we were a chic locale, leo’s oyster bar in san francisco would be us? eccentric coloring, vintage highlights, friendly and inviting. if you aren’t convinced, just peek at the outfit we would wear to feast on oysters with an abundance of our favorite SF pals. some of our favorite pieces include vibrant yellow accessories (these shop shade sunnies are everything), and a killer wooden clutch. this week’s read this there includes an appropriate fiction of a boy who lives within the foliage: baron in the trees by italo calvino — a lifestyle choice we could get behind.

~ michaela dartois, vérité published.

leo's oyster bar in san francisco / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: leo's oyster bar. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: zara long jumpsuit with crossover neckline; front row shop yellow suede mules; aesop geranium body balm; georgette crimson 3-way bandana; J.CREW DRAGONFLY CRYSTAL EARRINGS; shop shade lucy shield in yellow; and nasty gal wood if i could clutch.

upholstered barstools at leo's oyster bar / sfgirlbybay

oysters on ice at leo's oyster bar / sfgirlbybay

colorful interior of leo's oyster bar / sfgirlbybay

leo's oyster bar. / sfgirlbybay

print & pattern inside leo's oyster bar.  / sfgirlbybay


lilian martinez woven textile / sfgirlbybay

i first came upon one of los angeles-based artist Lilian Martinez’s adorable sweatshirts on pinterest, which then lead me to her BFGF tumblr shop — where i just fell in love with her very original textile artwork. it’s like Gauguin meets the simpsons meets pop culture, and it’s just quite brilliant! BFGF is an art brand “inspired by transcendent experiences, the internet, snacks and both tropical and desert landscapes.” you can find more of lilian’s original works (like bedding and art prints!) on society 6, and in her clothing & accessories shop, and follow along on her blog.

lilian martinez textile design / sfgirlbybay

home decor designed by artist lilian martinez / sfgirlbybay

textile designed by artist lilian martinez / sfgirlbybay

sweatshirt by artist lilian martinez / sfgirlbybay

printed textile designed by artist lilian martinez / sfgirlbybay

textile with art by lilian martinez / sfgirlbybay

colorful textile with art by lilian martinez / sfgirlbybay



a desk with some ‘giddy up’!

sawhorse shelving unit with built-in desk / sfgirlbybay


hey there, just a heads up on a diy desk trend that’s affordable, and really functional. these sawhorse bases are an easy do it yo’ self, even for the crafty faint of heart — just add a table top surface like wood, or even glass and you’re good to go. if you need a place to start (or don’t trust your skills to carry that at home office weight), this, and this ikea option are a great place to start — just spruce up the sawhorse base with a can of paint and a slab of wood. or if you like your desks ‘ready-made’ try cost plus world market’s charles sawhorse desk or west elm’s Cross-Base Desk. find yourself the perfect flea market chair to match, giddy up and get to work!

desk with saw horse base / sfgirlbybay

hitta hem.

wood sawhorse desk / sfgirlbybay

lean + meadow.

white desk with saw horse base and white chair / sfgirlbybay

petra bindel.

desk with sawhorse legs in modern home office / sfgirlbybay

STIL inspiration.

light wood saw horse legs with white table top / sfgirlbybay

OYOY living and design.

desk with saw horse base and filing cabinet / sfgirlbybay

avenue lifestyle.

wood desk table top with black saw horse leg and white filing cabinet / sfgirlbybay

stadshem (above + below).

long wood desk top with black saw horse legs and white filing cabinet / sfgirlbybay

saw horse legs on modern desk / sfgirlbybay

urban outfitters.