lovely reasons to be lazy.

built-in bookshelves in bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

as i write this post, it’s monday — that most dreaded day of the week when alarm clocks go off everywhere across the land, and all we want to do is ignore them. press the snooze and luxuriate just a little while longer in bed. most especially if you’ve created a perfect place to be lazy — a sublime little bedroom with just the simplest of necessities — the softest bedding, your favorite books at your reach and some pretty lighting to read them by. i love these very zen bedroom spaces — nothing too fussy and all of them present lovely reasons to be lazy just a little longer.

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• photography credits in order of appearance: inside out magazine; pretty little fawn; rue magazine; pretty little fawn; the hall studio; freunde von freunden; remodelista; leanne ford interiors; dwell magazine; world of interiors; birgitta wolfgang drejer; @josefin.haag; apartment therapy ; @cannellevanille; leanne ford interiors; est living; remodelista; anne-claire roché photography; lonny magazine; @masseriamoroseta; stadshem; these four walls; jersey ice cream co; leanne ford interiors; ana degenaar; inside out magazine; milk decoration.



smeg worthy.

white smeg fridge. / sfgirlbybay

i’m still mad for the smeg — specifically this shiny bright white one. i think my kitchen must be worthy of a retro-inspired smeg fridge and so i’m saving up my pennies for the splurge. i realize some don’t think of the smeg fridge as practical, but as a woman currently living alone, i think the smeg is perfect for the single gal on the go — sleekly feminine and beautiful to look at, and let’s face it, when it comes to decor, i’m usually all about the aesthetics over practicality. in the meantime, i’m coveting my smeg electric kettle and blender and may get the smeg toaster, too! italian design at its finest!

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• photography credits in order of appearance: au pays des merveilles; @chrislovesjulia; homes to love; entrance; @sunrise_over_sea; imgrum; @macarenagea; remodelista; lily; remodelista; aa interior design.

good reads: est issue no. 25.

issue no. 25 EST magazine. / sfgirlbybay

i’ve been reading Australian magazine EST since it launched in 2011, and it never disappoints. if you’re a fan of sublime, minimalist interiors, then EST is definitely your jam, and you’ll definitely love issue no. 25. Over the past six years and twenty-four issues of EST magazine they’ve been inspired by homes and design spaces from all over the world. In celebrating the milestone of their 25th issue, they dove back into their archives, sharing projects that have continued to remain relevant in their design and timeless in their appeal. so if you’re just discovering EST for the first time, this is a great issue to explore and get to know the kinds of beautiful spaces the magazine continually shares. enjoy!

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• photography courtesy of EST magazine.

mantel inspiration for the summer season.

mantel inspiration for the summer season. / sfgirlbybay

ah, what to do with a cozy fireplace mantel in the summertime? looks to me like light locations has some nice ideas for summer-izing what’s normally the warmest spot in the house. perhaps the addition of a vintage mirror painted white to reflect back the big blooming branches you add to your favorite tall vase. add a few more white ceramics and boom — your mantel now speaks summer in volumes. stack a few books with their pastel colored spines showing; add some birch logs where you’d normally place firewood and you’ve cooled off the room considerably. add some light colored prints to room in the form of pillows and throws, and maybe pull up the rugs — so nice to pad around barefoot in here now, isn’t it? summer, almost instantly.

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• photography courtesy of light locations.

around L.A. / lemlem.

around L.A. / lemlem. / sfgirlbybay

to blossom and flourish. this is the motivation behind and meaning of the Amharic word lemlem. after a visit to her native ethiopia, supermodel Liya Kebede was captivated by the skill and tradition of the handwoven creations she encountered and founded lemlem shortly after. all of the pieces are handwoven in africa from natural cotton and couldn’t be more comfortable. with bright colors and playful patterns that are hard to resist, the pieces are so light and breezy you’ll forget you’re wearing anything at all! lemlem has opened it’s first brick and mortar shop at platform in culver city so swing by to see for yourself.

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• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.