bohemian minimalist in madrid.

bohemian-feeling loft apartment in spain wiht paper lantern light and beamed ceilings / sfgirlbybay

this tranquil but very bohemian-feeling loft apartment is right up my alley. featured in architectural digest españa and designed by studio nimú it’s got a fresh, modern and minimalist look but certainly an artsy vibe, too. located in the Malasaña neighborhood of Madrid, Spain its exposed beamed ceilings paired with all those sunkissed whitewashed walls and pale pastels give the space a Mediterranean vibe with an airy, inviting feeling — i could easily go for a spanish siesta right here, right now. i love the efficient design of the built-ins — like the long dining banquette that doubles as both storage and a sleek spot for displaying artwork. practical, simple and utterly stylish.

modern furnishings in loft with white walls and floor and exposed beamed ceilings in spain / sfgirlbybay

small dining space with built-in banquette in loft with beamed ceilings / sfgirlbybay

modern white loft in spain with built-in banquette and art displayed / sfgirlbybay

long white banquette with emeeral green cushion and art displayed in modern white loft / sfgirlbybay

exposed dark wood beams in modern white kitchen with green cabinets / sfgirlbybay

pink and red triangle print kitchen linen in modern white kitchen with industrial lights / sfgirlbybay

colorful rope baskets and a glass vase with a flower below floating white shelf with art displayed / sfgirlbybay

floating white shelf with art leaned and layered along it / sfgirlbybay

exposed dark wood beamed ceilings in madrid loft / sfgirlbybay

exposed closet with hanging rack, small dresser and chair / sfgirlbybay

straw animal heads on white wall with wood beamed ceilings and minimal decor / sfgirlbybay

• photography via architectural digest españa.

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what’s cookin’? simple summer salad.

fresh asparagus, eggs, parmesan cheese and lemon on a white kitchen cutting board / sfgirlbybay

it’s definitely salad season around my house. if you’ve followed me on snapchat lately i’ve made both a yummy cucumber dill salad and a watermelon, feta & basil salad this week. and now i’m making one of my favorite summer meals — poached eggs over asparagus. it’s so simple and a nice light brunch, lunch or dinner. the folks at martha stewart asked if i might like to try out their beautiful Tri-Ply Copper Cookware set in exchange for a fun little recipe and they had me at ‘copper’! i love to cook and really like sharing easy recipes here for you, so i was thrilled to take them up on it.

how to make an easy summer salad using eggs and asparagus and shaved parmesan / sfgirlbybay

martha stewart copper pots and pans hung on white kitchen pegboard / sfgirlbybay

first off, though — these copper pots and pans are so pretty, we thought we’d go a little ‘julia child’ on you and display them against some pretty white pegboard — so easy to do (i got both the white hooks and the pegboard on amazon). i think this look would be smashing and a really efficient use of space in a small kitchen. but, i digress, on to the recipe — ready? this is a snap.

cooking an asparagus and poached egg salad using copper sauce pots / sfgirlbybay

i boiled water in both the large and small copper saucepans. for the poached eggs the trick to getting them to stay in a nice round shape is to add a dash of white vinegar to the water — it holds the eggs together ‘scientifically’ somehow — trust me. for the eggs, like to cook mine about 5 minutes max so the yolk is a little bit runny. for the asparagus, add them when the water is boiling for about 3-5 minutes max (until tender, but not wilting).

how to cook an asparagus and poached egg salad at home / sfgirlbybay

remove the asparagus to a platter; add the poached eggs on top. then i shave a little lemon zest over them; shave some pecorino romano cheese on top and add sea salt and ground pepper. i use maldon’s salt because it’s the best! and there you have it — a really easy and light summer meal. you could add toast or maybe some canadian bacon if you’re really hungry, but this is just right for a light breakfast or lunch. bon appetít!

recipe and instructions for cooking an asparagus with poached eggs salad / sfgirlbybay

martha stewart try-ply copper pots hanging on white pegboard / sfgirlbybay

modern kitchen with ingredients for poached eggs and asparagus salad / sfgirlbybay

fresh ground pepper over poached eggs with asparagus and shaved parmesan / sfgirlbybay

shaved parmesan on top of asparagus with poached eggs / sfgirlbybay

plated poached eggs with asparagus salad and parmesan / sfgirlbybay

Fork and knife cutting into the yolk of a poached egg over asparagus / sfgirlbybay

• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.

friday finds.

red faux fur blanket on a mid-century modern sofa photographed by kate sears. / sfgirlbybay

i must confess, this week’s edition of friday finds was inspired totally by this image above by photographer kate sears. isn’t it stunning? i’m not even much of a fan of rose red, when it comes to decor at least, but this photo changed my views. so this week, i’m the lady in a rosy red state of mind. have a colorful weekend, everyone. xo, victoria

  1. kates sear’s beautiful image of a fuzzy red throw.
  2. these gemstones are just so pretty. i’d like to display them on a coffee table tray.
  3. this is the lovliest pillow — anke drechsel’s rose beauty pillow from abc carpet & home.
  4. these moroccan tassels simply make the towels — hamam rose meyzer tassel towels, also from abc carpet & home.
  5. rosey red moroccan Tassels with pink feathers to tie back your draperies. just gorgeous.
  6. another very romantic looking rose red throw.
  7. rent these moroccan floor pillows for your next fete, from patina rentals.
  8. lots of throw pillows and layered blankets gives off a laid back moroccan vibe, too.
  9. and lastly, i just love the patina of this old place. such a pretty color palette.

moroccan style home decor with rose red and shades of pink / sfgirlbybay

moroccan style throw pillows in shades of red and pink on a sofa covered with a red blanket with black and white geometric patterns / sfgirlbybay

a rose red vintage armless chair next to a yellow bench in an old building's entry way with green and red walls and an ornate gold staircase railing / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: the butcher’s daughter.

the butcher's daughter in venice / sfgirlbybay

it’s a cult favorite, and now it’s in venice, california — the butcher’s daughter is the spot for all things interior inspo, and healthy fare. the modern, free-spirited vibe fits into that abbot kinney lifestyle just swell. the perfect canvas to show off your california made threads, like some of our go-to favorites: ali golden, 2Bandits, and freda salvador. get yourself some true beach waves with a little sea salt spray from herbivore botanicals, and for a solo meal our read this there: emma cline’s, the girls.

rattan dining chairs at the butcher's daughter venice / sfgirlbybay

outfit ideas for the butcher's daughter in venice / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: ali golden wide leg jumper; 2bandits pacific coast highway bandana; herbivore botanicals sea mist texturizing salt spray/lavender; read this there the girls by emma cline; freda salvador spark high vamp d’orsay loafer; dblanc sonic bloom tortoise sunglasses; and j.crew kayu kama straw tote bag.

inspiring interior decor at the butcher's daughter / sfgirlbybay

modern interior decor at the butcher's daughter in venice / sfgirlbybay

interior of the butcher's daughter in venice, california / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: the butcher's daughter. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via travel dose and the butcher’s daughter.

living artfully.



living artfully doesn’t just mean hanging stuff on your walls, it’s much more than that. it’s self-expression and curating objects that really mean something significant to you — collecting trinkets that somehow remind you of a special holiday or an unforgettable adventure, or a treasured heirloom from family. it’s the things that truly make a house a home. curating memorabilia, books, records, works of children’s art — even works of your own art displayed around your home is what gives guests a glimpse into the person you are and what matters most to you. it’s pulling together deliberate pieces that represent what you love best into a beloved composition or vignette. it’s really one of my favorite things about decorating.  it’s sharing the best parts of you right there in plain sight, for all to view, love, and appreciate — just like you do.


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