wear this there: tacombi.

colorful tile at tacombi. / sfgirlbybay

from the shores of mexico, to bleeker street, tacombi is where one goes when suffering from massive taco cravings. it’s also where one goes to seek out eye-catching tiles, and festive interiors a la yucatan. you know what goes great with carne asada? pom pom purses, dreamy strappy sandals by Maryam Nassir Zadeh, and the perfect jumpsuit. head here with your favorite trashy beach read in hand — we suggest the latest it happens in the hamptons — possibly gain some inspiration before heading out of the smoldering city for the weekend? down an extra margarita for us!

~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.

tacombi taco shop. / sfgirlbybaywear this there: tacombi. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: club monaco allentin jumpsuit; brixton shelby cap; j. crew poppy drop earrings; Raen Figurative Sunglasses from anthropologie; read this there it happens in the hamptons by holly peterson; sephora collection lipstick in coral calling; one love organics vitamin c body polish; club monaco fringe cuff; need supply Maryam Nassir Zadeh Palma Low Sandal in Cherry Suede; gaia for j. crew pom pom bag.

colorful interior at tacombi. / sfgirlbybay

colorful tile floors at tacombi. / sfgirlbybay

painted brick wall at tacombi. / sfgirlbybay

people dining in the indoor outdoor tacombi dining room.  / sfgirlbybay

tacos from tacombi. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: tacombi. / sfgirlbybay



good reads: the scandinavian home.

good reads: the scandinavian home by niki brantmark / sfgirlbybay

one of my favorite bloggers, niki brantmark of my scandinavian home has a brand new decor book out, and i think you’re want to add it to your design library. the book is the Scandinavian home: Interiors inspired by light, and since niki’s blog covers this design trend extensively on her blog, she’s the perfect person to compile the look into a book. Scandinavia is famous for homes that are pared-back and simple, and form and function are combined to create aesthetically pleasing but practical interiors. also inspired by light, having an abundance of it in summer but so little of it in winter and Scandinavians tend to maximize the amount of natural light that enters their homes, making the most of outdoor life during the summer. Similarly, nature and the weather are major influences: homes are made warm and cozy for the freezing winter months—not just literally with log burners, but also through incorporating wood and natural materials. the Scandinavian home shares an abundance of these beautiful homes and explores how the Scandinavian lifestyle is reflected in them all — from minimalist to bohemian, and pale palettes to dramatic dark colors. here’s a sneak peek of some of my favorite images from this beautiful book.

the scandinavian home by niki brantmark / sfgirlbybayfiddle leaf fig and art gallery wall via the scandinavian home by niki brantmark / sfgirlbybay colorful art gallery wall via the scandinavian home by niki brantmark / sfgirlbybay inspiring decor via the scandinavian home by niki brantmark / sfgirlbybay scandinavian kitchen decor. / sfgirlbybay inspiring interior via the scandinavian home by niki brantmark / sfgirlbybay inspiring interior decor via the scandinavian home by niki brantmark / sfgirlbybay the scandinavian home by niki brantmark. / sfgirlbybay

• photography images are the copyright of CICO Books; photographed by James Gardiner for the Scandinavian home: Interiors inspired by light.

skinny laminx’s roof garden giveaway.

red and grey and white floral textile via skinny laminx. / sfgirlbybay

i think textile designer heather moore of skinny laminx and i have been long-distance corresponding since my early days of blogging, and she’s always been a favorite of mine. i’ve been trying to get to cape town, south africa where she lives for ages, but one day it’s going to happen! so until then, i’ll continue to admire her work from afar, and today we’re sharing heather’s latest collection — roof garden. skinny laminx’s new design is cleverly inspired by the shapes, colors and shadows of the spiky dry garden of her studio rooftop, and about the way indigenous plants thrive in dry times. Cape Town is experiencing a terrible drought right now but it’s comforting to know it could inspire such beautiful design. to celebrate the new roof garden collection, we’re giving away a $500 shopping voucher to shop any skinny laminx products of your choice. from pillows and totes to aprons and fabrics to even paper goods, you’ll have a lovely selection to choose from!

giveaway: skinny laminx. / sfgirlbybayrooftop garden collection from skinny laminx giveaway. / sfgirlbybay

to enter to win a $500 voucher to shop skinny laminx, simply:

• hop on over to skinny laminx, pin your favorite piece to pinterest.

• be sure and tag your pin @skinnylaminx.

• comment below, letting us know you pinned your favorite skinny laminx product.

• please comment by thursday, june 1, 12pm PST.

• as always, be sure to leave a way to reach you via twitter, facebook, email or your website.

• yay! this giveaway is worldwide!

• we’ll announce a winner selected by random number generator on my twitter account later in the week of june 5th, so be sure and follow along.

skinny laminx furniture and textiles. / sfgirlbybay

giveaway: skinny laminx garden inspired accessories and homewares. / sfgirlbybaycanvas pots by skinny laminx. / sfgirlbybayrooftop garden textiles collection by skinny laminx. / sfgirlbybayrooftop garden inspired pillows via skinny laminx. / sfgirlbybayskinny laminx upholstered arm chair. / sfgirlbybaycolorful floral print pillows by skinny laminx. / sfgirlbybaygreen canvas skinny laminx bag for potted cacti. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of skinny laminx.

guest room makeover: the complete look.

guest bedroom decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

yesterday, i shared my collaboration with EBTH to bring in pieces to give my guest room makeover that vintage-modern vibe i was going for, including the vintage portraits, artwork and ceramic collection. and today, i’m sharing the full reveal and resources for you. i partnered with a few of my favorite brands to bring the room to life and am loving the final look.  i had in mind a kind of old hollywood theme and i started with the land of nod jenny lind bed as the main focus of the room and worked around that dramatic black frame and built up the room from there. i’d heard wonderful things about ease of delivery and how comfy they are, so we topped the jenny lind bed with a queen size mattress from casper and it did not disappoint. i only hope guests won’t decide to linger too long.

bohemian modern guest bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

i also wanted the look of layered black & white bedding, so i went hunting on serena & lily and found a multitude of great options. what you see here is the Woven Stripe Quilt and a pair of euro pillow shams — love the tufted details on these! the sheets are their dipsea design in black & white, and for the layering, i went with their Macramé Bed Skirt, the Casablanca Pom Throw and topped those pieces with their charcoal gray Utility Canvas Throw. as emeril likes to say, bam! the black accent pillow is from lawson fenning in silver lake — an amazing home accessories store if you’ve never checked it out.

wall light from bloomingville in guest bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

to set the stage for the old Hollywood look i wanted, i found these vintage barkcloth drapery panels at TravelStitch on etsy, and I added Metal Curtain Eyelet Rings from amazon. we hung the curtain on my favorite window hardware — west elm’s Rubbed Iron adjustable Industrial Pipe Rod. i also added some reading light for my guests — a lovely pair of simple matte black wall sconces from bloomingville. i found the vintage wicker table on EBTH and the little rattan table lamp on etsy at the robot parade and because this room gets direct sunlight all day, i added a black ceiling fan from all modern to create a nice cool breeze.

vintage decor in guest bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

we added some personal touches for my guests, like a woven fringed sun hat from indego africa for hot L.A. days, and also from indego africa, their cute pom pom floor basket full of throws for cooler nights. i found the black rattan vintage magazine rack at the pasadena city college flea market to hold all kinds of great designs magazines for my guests (and some good gossipy ones, too). and to warm up the room, i added a sisal rug from all modern and the white roman shades are from barn & willow. i’ve had the black dresser and vintage eames rocker forever, so i think that’s about it! we’re ready for guests!

nude portait painting hung over guest bed. / sfgirlbybayblack and white layered bedding via serena & lily. / sfgirlbybayindigo africa woven fringe summer hat and pom pom basket. / sfgirlbybaywicker bedside table. / sfgirlbybayguest bedroom makeover reveal. / sfgirlbybaylight-filled guest bedroom black and white decor. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.

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feast for the eyes.

countertop filled with lemons in white ceramic bowls. / sfgirlbybay

there is essentially no other reason for this post, other than i was inspired by these images and found myself collecting them on pinterest like some kind of maniacal fruit hoarder. so, there you have it. i’m giving you fruit today but hopefully, you’ll see it as something a little more — some colorful (even healthy!) inspiration. it’s almost summer and my favorite fruits are popping up all over the farmer’s markets and when it’s hot, fruit is all i i ever really crave (with the exception, of course, of margaritas, chips & salsa). i often find food photography just so darn pretty, but we rarely get to share it here, so today, i’ve indulged my inner foodie and gone loopy for fruit. in addition to these images (links just at bottom), you find yourself in need of more eye candy, some of my longtime personal favorite food styling & photography can be found at cannelle et vanille, herriott grace, luisa brimble and sweet paul — you’ll discover some real feasts for the eyes (and bellies) over there.

colorful food styling with assorted fruits, bread and spreads. / sfgirlbybayunique fruits in ceramic bowl. / sfgirlbybayinspiring food styling with assorted fruits. / sfgirlbybayrope tote bag with tiny fruit and peaches on a plate. / sfgirlbybaysimple picnic arranged on white blanket on the beach. / sfgirlbybaycolorful painting on fruit still life. / sfgirlbybaywhite ceramic bowl of freshly cut fruits. / sfgirlbybayorange flowers in white vase, apples in ceramic bowl and tan woven tote. / sfgirlbybaygorgeous fruit styling for overhead photoshoot. / sfgirlbybayfruit in woven basket with handles. / sfgirlbybayinspiring food styling. / sfgirlbybayorange cantaloupe photographed on baby blue background. / sfgirlbybaycolorful fruit painting. / sfgirlbybaycolorful vegetables in robe tote bag. / sfgirlbybaycitrus tree and oranges on white tablecloth. / sfgirlbybayleftover fruit from shoot. / sfgirlbybay

• photo credits in order of appearance: remain simple; tea cup tea; herriott grace; luisa brimble; yummy supper; a detacher at anaise; @samantha.de.la.o; artist Léa Maupetit; cannelle et vanille; the socialite family; Handmade Oaxacan Net Bag at the general store; the vamoose; chymo & more; DarioM_72; christelle tanielian; artist Léa Maupetit; french market bag at the general store; butter and brioche; remain simple.