sydney by the sea.

sydney beach home via vogue living. / sfgirlbybay

this white-washed beauty looks like it could be planted on the mediterranean sea, and yet, instead it’s actually perched on sydney’s bellevue hill — belle vue meaning beautiful view. i came across this home in vogue living, causing every bone in my body to ache with envy. do you blame me? while we’re still in winter months, it’s summer down under and this beachy home is exactly where i’d like to be. they created the white walls with a Moroccan plaster effect, and painted wood floors white (my personal favorite). it’s all quite special — have a look at vogue living for the full tour.

sydney's bellevue hill via vogue living. / sfgirlbybaydining area at sydney's bellevue hill. / sfgirlbybaywall hanging and stool inside sydney's bellevue hill. / sfgirlbybaydecor inspiration via vogue living australia. / sfgirlbybaykitchen inside sydney's bellevue hill beach home. / sfgirlbybayoutdoor plants and decor via vogue living australia. / sfgirlbybaywhite washed bedroom at sydney's bellevue hill. / sfgirlbybaysydney's bellevue hill white bathroom inspiration. / sfgirlbybaywhitewashed bathroom inspiration via sydney's bellevue hill. / sfgirlbybayoutdoor patio inspiration via sydney's bellevue hill. / sfgirlbybay

• Photographed by Anson Smart for vogue living.

friday finds.

pink umbrellas on a sandy beach in st. lucia. / sfgirlbybay

it’s been a long week with a lot going on that i don’t think i’ll go into here. i’d like to discuss world politics with you but i’m guessing that’s not why you come here, so for the moment, i’m simply seeking refuge in my friday finds. fantasizing about a long, leisurely vacation, a shopping trip to a longtime online favorite’s L.A. brick and mortar — the kinds of easy going, mindless things that take you away from it all. have a stress-free, restful weekend everyone. xo, victoria

  1. first off, i’m daydreaming of a warm holiday away. st. lucia looks like a good place to start. those pink umbrellas — sigh!
  2. on my bucket list — the line at melrose place. there’s no excuse for why i haven’t made it into their beautiful shop yet.
  3. love this dreamy yoko takahash photograph — and the idea of using a vintage fabric or scarf as curtain.
  4. bring some light into your life with local is lovely’s beautiful roses poster.
  5. vintage postcards crack me up and this one from THREE SPRINGS FISHERIES in LILYPONS, MARYLAND is a beaut. i like to collect postcards and send them out to friends for no good reason at all.
  6. if had some big bucks laying around i’d love to order this slim aarons print entitled Having A Topping Time.
  7. i’m having a moment with bamboo, and this chair and ottoman have me swooning overtime. such an amazing vintage find!

the line at melrose place. / sfgirlbybayyoko takahash photograph of vintage fabric curtain. / sfgirlbybaylocal is lovely's beautiful roses poster. / sfgirlbybayvintage postcard from THREE SPRINGS FISHERIES in LILYPONS, MARYLAND. / sfgirlbybayslim aarons print entitled Having A Topping Time. / sfgirlbybayfriday finds / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: the paddington inn.

art galley wall at the paddington inn. / sfgirlbybay

after a six month reno, the paddington inn reveals itself to be the “it” place to grab a four top and just be adorable while you eat. the space is a smorgasbord of visual stimulation from the Christiane Spangsberg artworks spanning an entire dining room wall, to the nude and forest green hues. this sydney locale is just further proof that the australian aesthetic is on point, and only going to entrance, and impress us further. this week’s wear this there follows the paddington inn’s lead with an elegant but quirky twist. the read this there is from one of our favorite authors roxanne gay, her first book bad feminist was so damn good, we can’t wait to devour this one!

~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.

wear this there: the paddington inn. / sfgirlbybaywtt12

wear this there: front row shop floral fit & flare dress; kayu charlotte clutch; zara multi-hoop earring; amber & ash nude classic case; mirta Oxidized sterling silver eye ring; read this there difficult women by roxanne gay; zara contrasting flat slingback shoes; chanel frenzy nail color with blue half moons.

the paddington inn dining room. / sfgirlbybay wtt2 gold trimmed marble table with bentwood chairs. / sfgirlbybay the paddington inn in sydney. / sfgirlbybay

at home with A & B curated.

arched living room entrance via A & B curated. / sfgirlbybay

everything about this home is a harmonious mix of modernist meets traditional. the home of Barcelona-based bespoke interior designers A & B curated, they’ve paired the classical details of their home like sky-high ceilings, arched doorways and stunning crown molding (originally dark wood given a bright coat of fresh white) with vintage mid-century modern finds like rattan side chairs and dowel-legged eames dining chairs. featured recently on nuevo estilo, their style is a prime example of unique and unexpected mismatched pieces working flawlessly together.

dining room and living room with arched doorways via A & B curated. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior design via A & B curated. / sfgirlbybay

home of interior designers A & B curated. / sfgirlbybay

the home of A & B curated. / sfgirlbybay

green potted plants and modern table with stools. / sfgirlbybay

sun room in the home of interior designers A & B curated. / sfgirlbybay

bedroom in the home of interior designers A & B curated. / sfgirlbybay

arched hallway doors in the home of interior designers A & B curated. / sfgirlbybay

kitchen decor in the home of interior designers A & B curated. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of nuevo estilo.

fringe benefits.

pink ragamuf chair cover. / sfgirlbybay

ragamuf chair covers — handmade by Syrian refugee women near the border in Turkey. ragamuf hires syrian women without a livelihood to enable them to live fulfilling, independent lives.

why oh why do we love fringe so much? i think it must stem from some happy childhood memory — a whimsical frilly party dress we once wore, or perhaps a pink tutu worn in dance class. whatever it is, fringe is in and apparently makes us just a little bit giddy. everyone went gah-gah when i posted this Hans-Agne Jakobsson fringe lamp on instagram, so it was a big hint you’re fans of fringe. i went on the hunt for a few more fringe benefits.

pink and white cindy zell gulfoss wall hanging. / sfgirlbybay

cindy zell gulfoss wall hanging (above + below).

pink and white and gold cindy zell gulfoss wall hanging. / sfgirlbybay

pink fringe throw pillow. / sfgirlbybay

anke drechsel silk velvet fringe pillow from abc carpet & home

indigo * africa eyelash hamper, salmon lidded basket and mini eyelash fringe basket. / sfgirlbybay

indigo * africa eyelash hamper, salmon lidded basket and mini eyelash fringe basket.

le petit moose handwoven wall hangings. / sfgirlbybay

le petit moose handwoven wall hangings.

pink eyelash Fringe Sham Set from urban outfitters. / sfgirlbybay

Eyelash Fringe Sham Set from urban outfitters.