bohemian boudoir.

bohemian modern bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

let’s bring a little bohemian into the boudoir, shall we? this happens to be my personal favorite look — a little funky, a bit romantic and very vintage-inspired. i aim for this vibe in my own bedroom and get the look with unique lighting, like my hanging pendant lamps, a Fringe Throw Blanket, crochet trimmed sheets, and fluffy and velvet throw pillows. think unexpected and mixed but definitely not matched. a statement-making headboard helps, as well as a great duvet cover — on top of my own pale gray duvet i add a vintage white crochet lace bedspread — it makes for a really comfy layered look, and i love the contrast of the gray peeking through the white crochet. my advice is to just have fun and play with it — but that’s always my theory about design — use what you love, try it out and if it turns out you hate it, change it up again! when you use vintage pieces they’re usually affordable, and the resale opportunities are endless. if i don’t like it — onto craigslist, chairish or ebay it goes, or i sell it at the next yard sale. viva la vintage!

moroccan bedroom decor. / sfgirlbybay

bohemian decor details. / sfgirlbybay

black and white bohemian bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

bohemian modern bedroom decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

black bohemian vintage-inspired bed frame. / sfgirlbybay

black and white bohemian bedroom decor. / sfgirlbybay

• photo credits in order of appearance: sweet home; bungalow classic; castles crowns and castles; waste vintage; vintage candelabra; the every girl; drop dead gorgeous; bungalow classic; living etc.; the socialite family; architectural digest espana; lonny; elle decoration; Wire Loop Vanity at urban outfitters; hautelook; elle decor; grace spain; vartnya hem; toast uk ; miss zeit; ida painting via artilleriet; ideal home uk; ahigo.



at home in barcelona.

barcelona home of designer paloma lanna via architectural digest. / sfgirlbybay

those tiles probably had you at hello, am i right? well, they had me for sure. this is the beautiful barcelona home of designer paloma lanna, an eclectic home filled with sentimental objets d’art that symbolize memories of paloma’s mother and father, drawings of friends, photographs taken by friends, and a ceramic collection from people she admires. therefore, a very personal space — everything has a history. if you love this space, you might also like to check out Paloma wool, the brainchild of paloma lanna — a multidisciplinary project & shop that was born from all her diverse interests — fashion, photography, art and design. her home is one of those spaces with loads of character that seem to truly reflect the soul of its inhabitant. for the full home tour visit architectural digest espana.

home of designer paloma lanna via architectural digest. / sfgirlbybayeclectic barcelona home of designer paloma lanna via architectural digest. / sfgirlbybayeclectic decor in home of designer paloma lanna via architectural digest. / sfgirlbybayhouseplants and art inside home of designer paloma lanna. / sfgirlbybaytiled hallway in barcelona home of designer paloma lanna. / sfgirlbybaydesigner paloma lanna's barcelona home. / sfgirlbybaymodern white bedroom with eclectic decor in barcelona home of designer paloma lanna. / sfgirlbybayblack and white wall weaving in barcelona home of designer paloma lanna. / sfgirlbybayart in barcelona home of designer paloma lanna via architectural digest. / sfgirlbybaycurated collection of designer paloma lanna via architectural digest. / sfgirlbybayat home in barcelona with designer paloma lanna via architectural digest. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via architectural digest espana.

friday finds.

when life gives you lemons art print. / sfgirlbybay

let’s do a happy dance, shall we? cuz it’s the weekend — hurrah! i’ve got some chores ahead of me (like cleaning out my garage, ugh) but it’s also the pasadena city college flea market on sunday, so there’s that! i love getting rid of old stuff, so i can get some new old stuff. i’m wacky like that! here’s just a few of my favorite finds this week. i hope you all have a wonderful weekend! xo, victoria

  1. i just ordered Hotel Magique’s charming When life gives you lemons art print and i love it. it comes as a print only, or framed for your convenience!
  2. for instant pizzazz paint all your doors black — i painted all the doors in my house benjamin moore’s onyx black and it adds so much to an often overlooked design element.
  3. oh lookee here — here’s an idea of what the hotel magique print would look like if you had black doors. see, pretty, right?
  4. i love the muted color palette of this stylist’s fab home featured on design*sponge. she’s taken a tiny space to new heights.
  5. i’m not sure if these beams behind the bed were exposed on purpose or not, but i really like that painting them white gives the bedroom a great rustic modern vibe.
  6. blogger Niki Brantmark of My Scandinavian Home has a new book out, The Scandinavian Home, and this amazing dining room is featured within its pretty pages.

painted black door. / sfgirlbybaywhite walls with painted black door. / sfgirlbybaypainted white floors. / sfgirlbybaypainted white wall beams. / sfgirlbybayimage from The Scandinavian Home. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: sauvage.

the bar at sauvage in nyc / sfgirlbybay

so many stylishly clad restaurants, with infinitely delicious menus, so little time. this week’s wear this there takes us across the country and a quick subway ride to greenpoint, brooklyn for a dash of design charm at sauvage. pale pink walls, emerald green backsplash behind the bar — it’s enough to crash a pinterest board — and so is the summer look we’ve chosen for it. get dinner date ready in a reformation sundress and fringed mules because this meal will be one for the books. speaking of books, our read this there is the sweet love tale the great passage by shin miura.

~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.

the bar at sauvage in brooklyn. / sfgirlbybaywear this there: sauvage. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: reformation carlotta dress; Frayed Bazaar Straw Tote from anthropologie; mango fringed leather shoes; h&m long cardigan; Karen Walker Marques sunglasses in Crazy Tortoise from need supply; LAURA MERCIER Crème Smooth Lip Color; read this there the great passage by shin miura; farsali rose gold elixir; bones and feathers orion studs; vérité zelda necklace.

green bakcsplash at sauvage. / sfgirlbybayexterior of sauvage in nyc. / sfgirlbybaydining room at sauvage. / sfgirlbybaywhat to wear to sauvage in brooklyn. / sfgirlbybaybaked goods at sauvage. / sfgirlbybayinspiring interior at sauvage. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of sauvage.

surf shack hideaway.

beach house porch with bohemian vibe. / sfgirlbybay

as summer approaches, i often find myself fantasizing about having my own little beach house, tucked away on the venice canals, or perhaps paradise cove, or on the beaches of martha’s vineyard. just a warm weather bohemian beach shack (sans wifi!) where i can pad around barefoot and barely dressed. most beach shacks come with a hefty price tag these days, so i suppose i’ll just keep fantasizing and creating the perfect mood board of what life might look like there by the sunny seaside. maybe if i visualize hard enough it might come true — they say if you’re going to dream, dream big.

beachy summer vibes. / sfgirlbybay

surf shack with wood floors. / sfgirlbybay

beach house with covered deck. / sfgirlbybay

beachy sitting room with matching chairs. / sfgirlbybay

beach decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

surf shack inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

surf shack porch with bamboo sofa. / sfgirlbybay

beachy outdoor decor. / sfgirlbybay

beachy decor and fashion inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

modern beach shack. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring surf shack interior. / sfgirlbybay

• photo credits in order of appearance: josefina pellegrini; ouch flower’s dip-dyed tassels via design*sponge; Vogue January 1971, Puerto Rico; christina lundsteen floor cushions; lonny; Jennifer Binney’s home via atelier doré; Rebecca Bartoshesky’s home via design*sponge; Helmut Newton for UK Vogue; quarter cirle ceramic tiles from sminkthings; @_carlybrownphotography_; homelife; hannah henderson’s home via atelier dore; fashion me now; domino magazine; the nifty fifties; ikea; the selby; skater patti mcgee via girl skate uk; unique vintage; sfgirlbybay; turquoise and teale; the lane; the design files; domino; grace bonney; leroy gannis; chris court photography; helynn ospina photography; une nuit nomade; the sartorialist; salvo lópez photography; henri matisse; lonny; apartment therapy; casa.