friday finds.

hotel magique's artwork. / sfgirlbybay

this week’s friday finds i appear to be immersed in nature, or at the very least greenery and florals of all kinds — call it spring fever if you will. everything is in bloom and reminding me how much i love bringing nature inside, as well as a good time frolicking outside! it’s gonna be a warm one here in L.A. this weekend — hope you can get out and enjoy some good weather, too. xo, victoria

  1. this is a thing of true beauty — hotel magique’s artwork is velvet with handpainted pink type. hello there gorgeous, indeed.
  2. the berlin-based freunde von freunden apartment is so ready for spring. lookee lookee how fresh and easy it looks.
  3. i love this interactive floating flower garden featured on the cool hunter. created by TeamLab, a Japanese collective of architects, designers, artists, programmers and engineers, they installed a large-scale retrospective of their work at the Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo.
  4. this is one of my all time favorite kitchens. all that light pouring in, all that nature — just so bright and uplifting.
  5. got spring fever, too? then paint your front door a killer shade of orange. plant a camellia shrub to complement it perfectly.
  6. if your on the west coast, especially california, the bougainvillea is out of control, a super bloom of it’s very own. don’t believe me — just look at instagram.
  7. everything about this splendid dining space is bringing the outdoors inside — just look at that great grassy art print. cool.

berlin-based freunde von freunden apartment / sfgirlbybayff8interactive floating flower garden via the cool hunter. / sfgirlbybayinspiring kitchen design and decor. / sfgirlbybaypop of orange for spring. / sfgirlbybaybougainvillea in full bloom. / sfgirlbybayinspiring dining room decor and furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: little octopus.

wear this there: little octopus. / sfgirlbybay

nashville has been quite the design draw as of late, and its new little blush-hued seafood spot little octopus is no different. the name is reason enough to wander in, but the color palette of candy pink, stark white, and neutrals puts it at the top of our ‘must hit list’. tennessee may be far from the beach, but this destination brings its essence home. we say it seems like the place to get lunch as you want plenty of light for those insta-story worthy moments, and you’ll want to be dressed the part of course. eccentric accessories will get you far with this look, currently, we are all over a good statement-making sandal. if you ate up gone girl you will love this week’s read this there the silent wife.

~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.

pink marble stools at little octopus. / sfgirlbybaywear this there: little octopus restaraunt in nashville. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: No.6 Mandy Crossback Dress in Black; zara frilled slides; asos ultimate leather biker jacket; Anthropologie pastoral tote; anthropologie Turaco Hoop Earrings; nordstrom nars lipstick in honolulu honey; nude woven metal cuff from anthropologie; revolve ouai wave spray; read this there the silent wife by a.s.a harrison; Karen Walker One Star sunglasses in Crystal Pink/Rose/Gold from need supply.

wear this there: little octopus in nashville. / sfgirlbybayinspiring interior of little octopus restaraunt. / sfgirlbybaylittle octopus in nashville. / sfgirlbybaythe bar at little octopus. / sfgirlbybayinspiring interior at little octopus restaraunt. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via domino.

the stylists: mademoiselle poirot.

decor inspiration via blogger mademoiselle poirot. / sfgirlbybay

meet mademoiselle poirot — Carole Poirot to be exact (and yes, that is her real name). writer, stylist, and photographer of her blog by the same name. Originally from Paris, carole has previously lived in Germany and is now settled in London where she is most passionate about interiors and styling, food, painting and photography. carole quit her day job in 2014 to pursue a career in styling and photography full time and hasn’t looked back. with her mad skill set, why would she? this is the stunning home of shelly fraser of etcetera online, and for more beautiful images styled and photographed by mademoiselle poirot visit her website and follow along on instagram.

inspiring interior via mademoiselle poirot. / sfgirlbybayhome decor inspiration via mademoiselle poirot. / sfgirlbybayphotography and styling by mademoiselle poirot. / sfgirlbybayinterior decor via mademoiselle poirot. / sfgirlbybayinspiring interior decor via mademoiselle poirot blog. / sfgirlbybaymantle styling and photography via mademoiselle poirot. / sfgirlbybayeclectic cabinet display via mademoiselle poirot. / sfgirlbybay

• all photography of the home of shelly fraser by mademoiselle poirot.

sprucing up spring decor with vintage rugs.


Spring is the perfect time to spruce things up with fresh furnishings (especially if you’re one of the lucky people who got an unexpectedly hefty tax refund). It’s so fun to make small changes that can have a big impact. and right now, SFRugs have some seriously gorgeous vintage rugs on their site, perfect for doing just that!

i love simple and spare design paired with bright, eclectic accessories and one of the easiest ways to create this kind of balance is by pairing vintage rugs with modern furniture. SFRugs makes putting this type of look together a breeze—they even put together this super helpful guide for buying vintage rugs online to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.


if you’re buying a rug to add definition and shape or delineate a space, don’t forget to play around with scale—sometimes two rugs are better than one big one. if you’re not sure what size rug you need, SFRugs has a great sizing guide to help you make the best choice for your space.

head to their site now to browse their huge selection of prints, patterns and color palettes to fit just about any lifestyle and decor. and get 10% off your purchase by using this reader discount code at checkout (psst, it never expires!): sfgirlbybay.


This is a sponsored post in partnership with SFRugs and all words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep sfgirlbybay going with fresh content every day.

things go better with pink.

pink boutique decor. / sfgirlbybay

i guess it’s no surprise i have a fondness for pink — shades of pale pink most especially. it’s a color that just compliments every other color. it’s very generous that way — from black to navy to nude, pink just makes every other color look better. whether they’ve decorated completely over the top and gone ornate baroque with pink, or it’s just subtle little touches, pink makes me feel perked up, and feminine. pink never does me wrong.

black framed circle window with pink and gold chair. / sfgirlbybay

pink curtains in mid-century modern kitchen dining area. / sfgirlbybay

pink walls and tall ceilings with intricate moldings. / sfgirlbybay

pink color inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

pink upholstered banquette. / sfgirlbybay

subtle pink marble and walls. / sfgirlbybay

pink decor and furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

pink banquettes in restaurant dining room. / sfgirlbybay

subtle pink details. / sfgirlbybay

pale pink bedroom walls. / sfgirlbybay

pale pink wall tiles. / sfgirlbybay

pink walls and white cafe tables. / sfgirlbybay

wood dining table and black beamed ceiling. / sfgirlbybay

painted pink brick fireplace. / sfgirlbybay

• photo credits in order of appearance: Ulla Johnson’s boutique via vogue; frederik vercruysse photography; frederik vercruysse photography; my favorite and my best; bauhaus art by laszlo moholy nagy; van het kastje naar de muur; charissa fay photography;; fixadona; hotel magique; @scottcsoke; @michaelbargo; remodelista; martha stewart; @theboskydell; cedar & moss wall candy sconce; cracked marble wallpaper; Frederik Kurzweg light fixture via miluccia; Modedamour; decorative pink CIRE TRUDON Marie-Antoinette candle; no 197 chiswick fire station; @pino3bravo; rue magazine; vtwonen; vogue; dwell; Frank Lloyd Wright Ablin House.