garden under glass.


i love the look of exotic looking plants living under glass, with green bits of moss peeking out from their containers. i’ve had an old cloche bell jar i picked up at paxton gate, a wonderful local purveyor of all things unusual in the mission district, but i thought he looked a little lonely. so yesterday when at west elm, i saw they they’re now carrying a a large... 
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west elm + etsy + sfgirlbybay. an event.


i’m very excited and honored that west elm invited me to curate some of my favorite local bay area etsy handmade artists for an event this coming saturday, february 25th, from 1 – 6pm. if you find yourself in the neighborhood, please pop into the West elm emeryville store, have some drinks + snacks, listen to some great music being dj’d and look around the... 
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i’ve been trying to figure out what the heck to do with my dining room for a while now. i hung the patrick townsend white orbit chandelier, but since i painted over the black walls, it’s been just looking terribly drab in there – lacking drama! so last night, i got this idea — what if i went pale, pale pink and added some kind of statement piece, as... 
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west elm catalog


retailer west elm included a photo spread on sfgirlbybay in their january 2012 catalog and blog front & main, wherein they featured west elm products photographed and styled by victoria in her home . [read about it here.]  
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thank you west elm.


if y’all have received your west elm catalog in the mail this month, you may have noticed some familiar faces and spaces. lucy and i are featured in the current west elm catalog (and their blog front & main) and she looks great as always — damn that girl! the lovely folks at west elm came over for the day, asked me to style up the place and show off my parson’s... 
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