blushing beauties.

pink upholstered benches at bando headquarters. / sfgirlbybay

it’s monday, and darnit if you don’t just look fabulous! and you seem extra smart and savvy today, too. what’s that? did i catch you blushing? oh, you blushing beauty, you — you deserve a piece of pink furniture! and that’s just what i’ve got for you this week. so grab yourself whatever beverage gets your morning going and have a gander. warning: this post is just for fun so just go with it. ok? okay, and if you find some inspiration in it, too, well thanks in advance. and happy monday, you fabulous thing, you!

pink furniture and inspirational images. / sfgirlbybay pink sofa on wheels. / sfgirlbybay pink walls, pink sofa and pink pendant lamp with vintage painting. / sfgirlbybay hot pink and gold matching chairs. / sfgirlbybay inspiring pink accessories and decor images. / sfgirlbybay pink pattered upholstered chair. / sfgirlbybayvintage pink chaise lounge. / sfgirlbybay modern hot pink chair in white room. / sfgirlbybaymodern pale pink chair in loft like plant-filled space. / sfgirlbybay modern pink sofa. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: ban.do headquarters by @sfgirlbybay; light locations; lacasa clothing; lacasa clothing; dark shapes; lacasa clothing; the most dangerous in the world; bddw; architectural digest; fantastic frank; remodelista; velvet ardmore chair via anthropologie; decorpad; they all hate us; fantastic frank; velvet ardmore chair via anthropologie; her new tribe; vogue; the leo is all in the mind; the dreslyn; northern delight; light locations; lobster and swan; the design chaser; life on sundays; kalon studios pink divan.



blink home video security: a giveaway!

modern home video security by blink. / sfgirlbybay

i love all of the luxuries that come with living alone, that is, until i’m all tucked into bed, hear a strange noise and end up laying awake for hours, terrified of what’s potentially lurking outside my door! a scenario that my fellow single ladies can relate to, i’m sure. so, when blink reached out to see if i’d like to partner with them and give their home security camera system a try, i figured it might be a good way to feel a bit more safe here on my own.

home video surveillance by blink. / sfgirlbybay

unlike security systems that send you a “we’ve detected a problem at your home” alert with no real explanation, blink records the suspicious activity and sends HD video to your smartphone so you can see exactly what’s causing the problem. and with blink there’s no contract or monthly fees to worry about and no professional installation required. just place your cameras, connect them to your wifi using their smartphone app, and you’re ready to go! I honestly tend to struggle with new technology, but the cameras are small and easy to mount and there’s no ugly wires to deal with, so getting set up was a breeze.

bohemian modern bedroom decor via sfgirlbybay

blink home video security. / sfgirlbybay

i decided to put one blink camera in my dining room to monitor my front door, and the second camera in my bedroom. I have a pretty big fear about the bogeyman in my backyard, so feeling safe about the sliding glass doors in my bedroom has been very comforting. also, i sometimes leave this door open for lucy to let herself in and out if i’m working in the living room. so being able to use it as a “lucy cam” has also been fun and really reassuring. mostly though, i like being able to open my app wherever i am and see that my house is as i left it, especially before re-entering alone after being away for a while. i’m even thinking about getting a third camera for outside my front door, since a lot of packages in my neighborhood get stolen.

modern home security camera by blink. / sfgirlbybay

overall, blink seems like a great way for anyone who’s worried about their home or loved ones to have a bit more peace of mind. just simple home protection with awesome video technology that allows you to easily download and save your security videos. plus, cloud storage is free! here’s a video i captured of lucy with one of my cameras:

**thanks so much to everyone who entered! this giveaway is now closed and the winner was John Herman. Hurrah!

want to win a two camera indoor system of your own? blink is giving a system away to one lucky reader! to enter, simply sign up for Blink’s newsletter by clicking here. giveaway closes at midnight US EST on august 6th.

• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.

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friday finds.

apartment in milan with floral green wallpaper. / sfgirlbybay

happy weekend, everyone! it’s here at last and i for one am grateful — it’s been a really frantic week and i’m ready for some downtime. i’ve been doing a lot of summer reading so i’m looking forward to diving into the latest book i’m reading — the nix by Nathan Hill. if anyone would like to give me their book reco’s i’m all for it. and here’s a few from me — i’ve just read three fantastic books: The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich; A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles; and Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane. happy reading and on to my friday finds! xo, victoria

  1. this milan apartment’s dining room is so charming. i think the green floral wallpaper really warms up the very modern room. beautiful!
  2. i love the way the floor tile in this pretty restaurant keeps traveling — all the way up the wall. such a genius treatment.
  3. this is such a magical room. i’m not sure what it’s made of (maybe tile, too?) but i love the gothic feeling of this wall paired with the modern furniture piece.
  4. this is the beautiful bedroom of shiva rose, the actress-turned-blogger — she writes the local rose. one king’s lane has a wonderful tour of her pretty home.
  5. this little vanity nook is just such a sweet look and quite ingenious. i love how they’ve wallpapered inside to give it even more charm.
  6. i can’t put my finger on why i love this little bedroom nook so much, but i think it has a very wes anderson vibe, so that’s probably what’s making me swoon.
  7. don’t you just love this image? by photographer anja miemi, she says “The Woman Who Never Existed tells the story of a fictional character…an actress who only exists in front of an audience, when no one is looking she starts to disappear.” enchanting.

inspiring tilework. / sfgirlbybay inspiring mantle and wall decor. / sfgirlbybay bedroom of blogger, the local rose. / sfgirlbybay small wallpapered desk nook. / sfgirlbybay vintage poster framed above twin bed with floral pillows. / sfgirlbybay green floral inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: les trois cochons.

emerald green wall tile inside les trois cochons. / sfgirlbybay

french food, and nordic design — has there ever been a better combo? les trois cochons makes us question everything that came before it. perfect minty tiles, rich looking leather seating, you’re almost satiated by just a peek. this copenhagen based restaurant serves up delicious classic francophile dishes, and great wines. sounds like an international date night is in order. throw on a luxe jumpsuit, and all the eye-catching accessories you can get your hands on — it’s going to be a long night. this week’s read this there is the best-selling sweetbitter, that follows a young woman who moves to new york – adventure ensues.

~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.

inspiring dining room at les trois cochons. / sfgirlbybaywear this there: les trois cochons. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: zara printed kimono jumpsuit; pixie market beige square toe clear and leather sandals; want les essentials de la vie demiranda shoulder bag; peach & lily herb tea pure calming mask; club monaco tassel bracelet; read this there sweetbitter by stephanie danler; bing bang nyc your future looks bright cuff; club monaco serafina fringe earring; nars cosmetics orgasm liquid blush.

bread on wall rack at  les trois cochons. / sfgirlbybay what to wear to les trois cochons in copenhagen. / sfgirlbybay oysters at les trois cochons in copenhagen. / sfgirlbybay the menu and inside copenhagen's  les trois cochons. / sfgirlbybay emerald green tile in les trois cochons dining room.  sfgirlbybay leather booth at les trois cochons in copenhagen. / sfgirlbybayexterior of  les trois cochons in copenhagen. / sfgirlbybay the bar at les trois cochons in copenhagen. / sfgirlbybay inspiring interior of  les trois cochons in copenhagen. / sfgirlbybay checkered floors inside les trois cochons. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via we heart and les trois cochons .

bucket list.

acapulco chair with tassel throw blanket. / sfgirlbybay

it’s probably no secret that i have a thing for rattan, and especially when it arrives in the shape of a bucket-shaped chair. they come vintage or brand new, in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and sometimes in other materials too — like the ever-popular Acapulco chair which is sometimes made from cotton cord, or woven vinyl and even leather — i have a few of the vinyl version around a fire pit at home and they are much comfier than you might imagine. you can find these chairs in an abundance of places: anthropologie has a pari rattan chair, serena & lily makes a pretty hennie chair, the citizenry makes the beautiful leather aldama chair and you can find lots of these chairs in the vintage version at flea markets, and on chairish, etsy and ebay. and whether you put them inside or outside, they’re the kind of easy chair that adds interesting texture, shape, and style that goes on for days.

vinyl acapulco chairs around modern fire pit. / sfgirlbybay rattan acapulco chair in bedroom. / sfgirlbybay woven rattan acapulco chair in modern bedroom. / sfgirlbybayrattan chairs in minimalist modern loft space. / sfgirlbybay matching rattan chairs with throw pillows and blankets. / sfgirlbybay set of modern woven bucket-seat chairs. / sfgirlbybay woven bucket chairs on outdoor covered porch. / sfgirlbybay dark stained rattan chairs with throw pillow. / sfgirlbybaymatching woven bucket seat chairs in modern living space. / sfgirlbybay rattan bucket chair in minimalist modern living room. / sfgirlbybay rattan bucket chair inspiration via vtwonen. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: country road australia; garden party; my scandinavian home; petite passport; camille styles; @talisa_sutton; durham house; serena & lily’s hennie chair; the design files; the apartment; vtwonen.