home away from home: the love house.

marfa, texas airbnb / sfgirlbybay

as you may have seen from last friday’s post, and my instagram feed I was off to marfa, texas for the last few days celebrating bri’s birthday. our friend natalie had been there before and hooked us up with the most amazing airbnb’s — two adjoining houses called the Rock City House and the love house at Corte del Norte. connected with a huge shared backyard, i cannot even explain our glee upon opening their front doors. i mean, these hosts went to town decorating — hiring garza marfa to renovate and design the house, and every corner was cuter than the next. texas-style, but not over the top — more of a modern take on marfa style, as I’m about to show you. the houses were plenty large enough for all eight of us, and super centrally located and walking distance to everything you need — from cute local cafes and bars and a wonderful supermarket – the get go. i’m going to share more about the sites to see in marfa later this week, but first on with the first tour of the love house at Corte del Norte. coming soon — please stay tuned for Rock City House.

framed lyle lovett art print / sfgirlbybay

marfa, texas airbnb decor / sfgirlbybay

marfa, texas airbnbn black and white decor / sfgirlbybay

marfa, texas airbnb dining room decor / sfgirlbybay

black wall with black and white framed photograph / sfgirlbybay

decor and landscaping in marfa, texas airbnb / sfgirlbybay

entrance to the love house at Corte del Norte / sfgirlbybay

eclectic decor at the love house in marfa, texas / sfgirlbybay

the love house photograph lampshade / sfgirlbybay

the love house bedroom decor / sfgirlbybay

decor inside the love house at Corte del Norte / sfgirlbybay

bedroom decor inside the love house at Corte del Norte / sfgirlbybay

textiles inside the love house at Corte del Norte / sfgirlbybay

lovely textiles in the love house at Corte del Norte / sfgirlbybay

i’ll be back.

marfa, texas trip / sfgirlbybay

@2lbs.

hey, y’all. i’ve left the building — i’m in marfa, texas in fact, celebrating bri’s birthday with a gaggle of gals. i can’t wait to share photos of our trip but in the meantime, should you have any recommendations of what we should see, eat and do, we’re all ears. i’m super excited as i haven’t been off on a girls trip like this in a while and i’ve never been to west texas and am not sure what to expect. but bring it on!

my trip to marfa, texas / sfgirlbybay

randalford; @djlolalangusta; AND danica_creates.

doodles.

magazine doodles / sfgirlbybay

Ana Strumpf.

i don’t know where i’ve been, but i’ve never seen these doodled magazine covers before — have you? i love the idea though and it reminds me a lot of when i used to doodle the hell outta my school notebooks and pee-chee folders. i was super into it and felt like if my notebook cover wasn’t cool, well then i just wasn’t cool! these magazine covers turned art are by São Paulo-based artist Ana Strumpf and london based artist hattie stewart — customizing magazine covers such as nylon, Interview, Dazed & Confused, time, and Vogue, among others. doodling the faces of cover models and celebrities to reinvent their faces, each cover is unique and as creative as the next, allowing us to see past normal standards of beauty and advertisement and view them as a whole new work of art. so very cool — makes me want to get out the sharpies and colored markers and go to town!

custom magazine doodles / sfgirlbybay

hattie stewart.

magazine doodles by ana strumpf / sfgirlbybay

Ana Strumpf.

magazine doodle by hattie stewart / sfgirlbybay

hattie stewart.

magazine doodle by artist Ana Strumpf / sfgirlbybay

Ana Strumpf.

magazine art by hattie stewart / sfgirlbybay

hattie stewart.

magazine cover art by Ana Strumpf / sfgirlbybay

Ana Strumpf.

a little london calling.

a little london calling / sfgirlbybayimage via artist residence

A week from now I’ll be venturing to the English countryside for much needed downtime in Surrey. I envision old villages full of crooked streets, cozy pubs and plenty of knitting and dining by a warm open fire. It’s an area I’ve never been and I’m excited to see what I’ll uncover. Visions of The Holiday come to mind, but I know it’s going to be so much more and better than that. I’ll be sharing some photos when I return.

I’m also planning a weekend in London and look forward to revisiting some old favorites and discovering new ones along the way. If there are any beloved cafes and shops I should check out, please do share! Last visit I stayed at the art-filled Hoxton in Shoreditch and for this upcoming trip, these particular boutique hotels are whispering to me. Regardless of where I end up, any time away and London town will always be lovely.

inspiring botique hotel room / sfgirlbybay

stylish london botique hotel bathroom / sfgirlbybay

chic london botique hotel room / sfgirlbybay

hotel room with chic furnishings in london / sfgirlbybay images via artist residence

The colorful and cozy Artist Residence in Pimilico Village of West London. Especially loving the pops of green in these rooms and the cocktail cellar is quite cheery.

modern botique hotel / sfgirlbybay

london hotel inspiration / sfgirlbybay

stylish town hall hotel / sfgirlbybay images via town hall hotel

The modern chic style at Town Hall in the East End. Cool, clean and very airy. Dining at the lamp-filled Corner Room is on my list.

corner room in town hall hotel / sfgirlbybay

the zetter townhouse in clerkenwell / sfgirlbybay images via the zetter townhouse

The Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell. I’ve enjoyed cocktails in the Victorian parlour and their sleeping rooms are just as lavish and lovely. They have another property in Marylebone.

stylish bedroom decor in london edition / sfgirlbybay

the london edition modern bedroom decor / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of the london edition / sfgirlbybay

the london edition in soho / sfgirlbybay images via the london edition

And finally my kinda style at the London EDITION in Soho. Warm whites, rich woods and oh so moody.

at home with frédéric hooft + eva goethals.

home tour with frédéric hooft and eva goethals / sfgirlbybay

have you ever visited coffeeklatch? it’s a wonderful interiors blog sharing fascinating chitchat with all kinds of creatives. i loved this recent home visit with interior, vintage retailer & furniture designer frédéric hooft and graphic designer eva goethals. it’s a 16th century home in belgium, in the old city centre of Ghent, where the creative couple also shares their respective workspaces. the couple were going for an eclectic, simple but stylish vibe and i just love all the little imperfections — walls were replastered, but not painted. Old floors and ceilings were preserved, small rooms were transformed into large rooms. renovated — but minimally to retain the charming vintage character of the home. for the full inspiring tour, have a visit to coffeeklatch.

belgium home tour via coffeeklatch / sfgirlbybay

tour of 16th century belgium home / sfgirlbybay

at home with frédéric hooft + eva goethals / sfgirlbybay

modern home of frédéric hooft & eva goethals / sfgirlbybay

modern lounge chair by frédéric hooft / sfgirlbybay

unique decor inside frédéric hooft + eva goethals' home / sfgirlbybay

inspiring kitchen decor / sfgirlbybay

inspiring modern home furnishings / sfgirlbybay

modern bedroom inside frédéric hooft + eva goethals' home / sfgirlbybay

leather chair inside modern belgium home / sfgirlbybay

leather lounge chair and checkered flooring / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of coffeeklatch.