i’ll take the A-frame.

green a-frame home via frank brinsley. / sfgirlbybay

frank brinsley.

wouldn’t we all love a cabin in the woods where we could go to get away from all? something small and cozy that was all our own? i’d choose an A-frame. they seem somewhat affordable, and they’re just kind of fun to look at. i have a pinboard dedicated to the a-frame, and my friend natalie has an awesome pinboard inspired by her A-frame lust. there’s something just so charming about a rustic A-frame — like perhaps they were originally built for gnomes. i doubt it, but it’s fun to think about. urban outfitters even has a ‘how-to’ on how to build an A-frame. if it came with its own lumberjack, even better.

how-to build an a-frame via urban outfitters. / sfgirlbybay

urban outfitters.

assorted a-frame cabins and decor / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: andrew t kearns; maritime museum in vancouver, via lindsay; FANFANBLANC; the yard pdx.

wood plank trail leading to a-frame cabin via daniel taipale. / sfgirlbybay

daniel taipale.

red and black a-frame cabin via modern thrift. / sfgirlbybay

modern thrift.

red and white a-frame cabin via rob strok. / sfgirlbybay

rob strok.

teal trimmed a-frame cabin via monsieur bojangles. / sfgirlbybay

monsieur bojangles.

thoroughly modern victorian.

artist studio and home in camberwell, england. / sfgirlbybay

this may well be one of the prettiest homes i’ve seen in a long time. and i look at a lot of houses! this one is actually an artist’s studio and home, and a location home, which means it’s available for film and photo shoots from jj locations, located in camberwell, england. i think i’m just going to rent it, and then refuse to leave. seems like a worthy if not entirely plausible plan, right? it’s something called a double fronted Victorian, with a large, lush garden — not to mention beautifully styled throughout with lovely plants and splashes of pale colors like yellow and green. with all that pretty sunlight streaming through, it feels a bit like a large, liveable greenhouse. yep, i could move right in.

art gallery wall above modern chairs and table. / sfgirlbybay

green and black chairs and indoor plants in modern victorian home. / sfgirlbybay

modern art and green decor and plants / sfgirlbybay

sleek living room decor with pops of green. / sfgirlbybay

modern white bathroom with pops of green plants and art / sfgirlbybay

art hung above chartreuse sofa near stairwell / sfgirlbybay

modern victorian home with pops of green and blue decor. / sfgirlbybay

white kitchen with marble island and chandelier / sfgirlbybay

green open shelving with dishware and plants / sfgirlbybay

modern hanging art and vintage perfume bottles on mirrored tray  / sfgirlbybay

modern yellow ombre comforter in white bedroom / sfgirlbybay

modern white home with wood floors and area rugs / sfgirlbybay

yellow shower in modern white bathroom / sfgirlbybay

vintage mirror and modern chair in bedroom / sfgirlbybay

artist studio in bedroom / sfgirlbybay

artist studio in attic of modern victorian home / sfgirlbybay

lush green plants in modern living room / sfgirlbybay

plants on folding table with crates below / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of jj locations.

mirror, mirror on the wall.

decorative circular mirror and glass bell jars / sfgirlbybay

vtwonen.

well-placed decorative mirrors can do a lot for a room — from reflecting pretty light or a view of nature from a nearby window, to making a space look a bit larger. i’ve got quite a few vintage mirrors i’ve collected over the years placed in various nooks and well-lit places around my home. in my dining room, my george nelson bubble lamp reflects perfectly into an oval mirror over my console — it looks pretty gorgeous at night. i love unusually shaped mirrors or ones that are trimmed in gold, metal or bronze — this is a cool metal mirror (that is also really functional because of its shelf) and these gold-trimmed mirrors are pretty, too; and this shield mirror has a great vintage vibe. the more unique, the better — and a grouping of mirrors looks great, too.

sfgirlbybay's home photo by laure joliet for refinery29. / sfgirlbybay

my home, photo by laure joliet for refinery29.

love this big convex mirror, nuevo estilo. / sfgirlbybay

love this big convex mirror, nuevo estilo.

neo-classical mirror with a modern desk, via bo-laget. / sfgirlbybay

an unexpectedly paired neo-classical mirror with a modern desk, via bo-laget.

huge mirror behind sofa, via vogue. / sfgirlbybay

love this huge mirror tucked effortlessly behind the sofa, via vogue.

Handmade Mirrors by Maureen Fullam via remodelista. / sfgirlbybay

Handmade Mirrors by Maureen Fullam via remodelista.

mirror in manhattan apartment via lonny. / sfgirlbybay

a mirror opens up this small manhattan apartment, via lonny.

vintage mirror via j. ingerstedt photography. / sfgirlbybay

an eclectic collection reflected in a vintage mirror, via j. ingerstedt photography.

a gallery including mirrors, by heidi lerkenfeldt for elle decoration. / sfgirlbybay

a gallery including mirrors, by heidi lerkenfeldt for elle decoration.

large round mirror via geremia design. / sfgirlbybay

one large round mirror give off a modern vibe, geremia design.

ikea hexagon mirror panels, via no home without you. / sfgirlbybay

ikea hexagon mirror panels, via no home without you.

kitschy island vibes.

kitschy island vibes. / sfgirlbybay

this is one very idyllic vacation home, and an eclectic one at that. situated in Mediterranean Sea, on the low-key island of Menorca, spain — an area known for its endless beaches, and a Pine-tree fringed coastline this is the very bohemian holiday home shared by interior designer María Lladó & friends. known for unexpected and daring pairings, maria’s got an enviable eye for design — even Woody Allen featured her interiors in his film Vicky Cristina Barcelona. from beaded curtains to mismatched bedding everything about this vibe says it’s time to lay back and relax.

vacation home in Mallorca, spain. / sfgirlbybay

eclectic vacation home in Mallorca, Spain. / sfgirlbybay

dining space in Mallorca, spain vacation home. / sfgirlbybay

eclectic Mallorca, spain vacation home / sfgirlbybay

white beamed ceilings in dining room of Mallorca, spain vacation home. / sfgirlbybay

modern living room inside Mallorca, spain vacation home / sfgirlbybay

modern island kitchen decor / sfgirlbybay

island decor inside modern mediterranean vacation home / sfgirlbybay

mediterranean home with mismatched bedroom decor / sfgirlbybay

mediterranean vacation home with mismatched bedroom decor / sfgirlbybay

neon pink bedspread in eclectic mediterranean vacation home / sfgirlbybay

mediterranean vacation home with eclectic bedroom decor / sfgirlbybay

mediterranean vacation home with eclectic decor / sfgirlbybay

accessories and homewares inside mediterranean vacation home / sfgirlbybay

mediterranean outdoor shower / sfgirlbybay

• photography via architectural digest espana.

la dolce vita, at home.

Target dolce vita threshold collection / sfgirlbybay

if you asked me where else in the world i might like to live, the answer hands-down would be italy. i love everything about the italian culture — the friendly people, the slow life, eating amazing fresh food al fresco, drinking wine on warm nights outdoors in charming cafes. those gardens created in window boxes but that spill lushly over tiny balconies — sigh. la dolce vita, indeed. Target has a new threshold collection aptly entitled dolce vita, and i was invited to create my very own outdoor retreat with a global vibe. i was happy to jump right in and get a little creative outdoors. the weather is warming up with spring here and i intend to eat as many meals with friends and family on my patio as possible.

Target dolce vita accessories and homewares / sfgirlbybay

i started by creating my own moveable feast — an urban herb garden, growing all the ingredients for cooking a perfect al fresco meal — basil, oregano, thyme and loads of other fresh herbs, all displayed on the threshold rattan bar cart on casters. i thought it might be pretty to grow a little herb garden in their seagrass tote bag as a table centerpiece, too. and just for fun, i created a little succulent garden in their white stoneware three-part bowls. i added a few pretty blown glass lanterns and white pillar candles to create that low-lit ambiance. and for my guests’ extra cozy comfort a few throw pillows for my built-in banquette — the mi casa throw pillow and the fun global print pillow.

Target threshold rattan bar cart and accessories / sfgirlbybay

target dolce vita threshold outdoor herb basket / sfgirlbybay

now to set the table — the dolce vita woven tray is simply perfecto for serving aperitifs and appetizers, and i added the mia recycled glass carafe and mia tumblers for serving wine with a dash more style. i chose threshold’s chambray napkins with charming fringe and their white terracotta dip bowls for snacks — one can’t have an outdoor dining experience without bread & olives! i think we’re ready to chill out, eat, drink and be merry — buon appetito!

italian inspired target decor / sfgirlbybay

Target dolca vita decor inspired by italy / sfgirlbybay

target's dolce vita decor collection inspired by italy / sfgirlbybay

Target's dolce vita threshold decor collection / sfgirlbybay

dolce vita decor by target / sfgirlbybay

eating al fresco with target's dolce vita collection / sfgirlbybay

italian inspired imagery / sfgirlbybay

Target's dolce vita italian decor line / sfgirlbybay

• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay; italy photographs by victoria.

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