friday finds.
by victoria comment


friday finds / sfgirlbybay

welcome to what’s almost the thanksgiving week! it seems kind of quiet out there, everyone readying their holiday tables and ordering up their turkeys. i’m having a hard time coming to terms that it’s already november, and because i head to france on wednesday to hunt vintage finds for super marché it hasn’t really hit me that the holidays are suddenly here. so, instead of feastly preparations, this week’s friday finds, i’m all about the feminine. sometimes i’m just in the mood to get girly. anyway, have a look and have a splendid weekend!

xo, victoria

  1. could you go bold and paint your walls pink? and then create a super chic gallery of pretty paintings to display on said pink wall? when it looks as good as this gallery featured on the design files, i say oh yes!
  2. i love everything about the organized, yet pretty style of this shelving unit. i need something like this in my guest room — it’s becoming clear that room needs to double as an office storage space, but i need it to look decent!
  3. i’m such a fan of british stylist emily chalmers and her funky, vintage-inspired bathroom is so charming. and an easy and inexpensive look to create with a few vintage postcards or prints. just add a pink striped towel!
  4. i just love this naturally hand-dyed pillowcase DIY from a beautiful mess. i’m a sucker for this kind of cotton fringe trim anyway, so they had me at hello!
  5. i’m not even quite sure what to say about what this even is, except that it’s extraordinary! the work of MIREIA LUZÁRAGA + ALEJANDRO MUIÑO entitled solstice, the launch of a “post-natural architecture through the design of a multitude of material systems, that turns the project into an open laboratory of exploration of new narratives, both technical and aesthetical”. have a gander!
  6. as if designer ulla johnson’s fashions weren’t feminine and flirty enough, then holy smokes just have a gander at her new york showroom. i’d like to live here, please. i’ll just tuck myself inside the dressing room — no one will notice.
  7. i keep seeing these beautiful stems popping up all over pinterest. i had to google them to discover what they’re called — apparently, an anthurium sometimes called a flamingo flower, which makes sense to me. so graceful!
  8. here’s certainly a bold statement — but i love everything about this glorious glamorous room from the world of interiors. pink banquette, anyone? yes, please!

modern desk work space. / sfgirlbybay cheerful floral prints in vintage-inspired bathroom. / sfgirlbybay naturally dyed pink pillow with pink fringe via a beautiful mess. / sfgirlbybay diy ombre pink bedding with fringe via a beautiful mess. / sfgirlbybay friday finds featuring pink origami sculpture / sfgirlbybay feminine pink walls and arched shoe displays at ulla johnson store. / sfgirlbybay green plant in glass globe vase with round hanging mirror. / sfgirlbybay feminine bohemian decor. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: the native hotel.
by Michaela d'Artois comment


wear this there: the native hotel / sfgirlbybay

this week’s wear this there is all about the art of the staycation. it’s about the leisure of picking up a good book (we’re suggesting joan didion, but of course), wearing your sunday clothes all week, and pressing the off buttons on all your devices. the location? malibu’s native hotel, the goal? pure bliss. the truth is, you don’t have to go far to get outta dodge, you just need a spot like the native where the surroundings are quiet and the insides are loud with decor inspiration! the thirteen rooms only locale is a great way you reset yourself in peace — just you, the ocean, and some killer fish tacos! throw on your favorite mules, silky tunic, and place all necessities in that beach bag — it’s time to experience life like a local.

~ michaela d’artois, vérité woman.

pink and navy exterior of the native hotel / sfgirlbybaywhat to pack for a stay at the native hotel / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: cos silk dress with drape back; anne thomas ATP Atelier Irma Mule in Powder; crap eyewear the tuff safari; read this there the year of magical thinking by joan didion; j crew vintage pajama set; anthropologie chevron towel collection; osea best seller gift set; & other stories pending bar earrings; away the carry-on; kayu bellini bag; cle cosmetics melting lip powder in desert rose; The Anne-Marie in Spring Multi Stripe one-piece bathing suit.

inspiring hotel room decor at the native hotel / sfgirlbybay exterior room number at the native hotel / sfgirlbybay bohemian porch off a room at the native hotel / sfgirlbybay guest robes with bold prints at the native hotel / sfgirlbybay inspiring interior of the native hotel's guest rooms / sfgirlbybay beamed ceilings in the modern interior of the native hotel / sfgirlbybay inspiring interior of the native hotel / sfgirlbybay decor inspiration inside the native hotel / sfgirlbybay decor details at the native hotel in malibu / sfgirlbybay

• photography via yatzer and malibu’s native hotel.

kitchen makeover inspiration.
by victoria comment


inspiring vintage modern kitchen decor. / sfgirlbybay

i’ve been slowly working on the remodel of my kitchen (you can see before images here). it’s taken on a life of its own, much because my contractor who did an amazing job of my bathroom remodel suddenly went bonkers on me — i hear this is an epidemic among contractors everywhere. he was such a craftsman but one i believe, who did not manage the stress of many jobs at once and so when he started cussing at me and refused to apologize, i fired him. but i digress, as anyone who’s gone through construction woes is inclined to do we could go on and on — so back to what i’ve currently got going on!

inspiring open kitchen shelving with ceramic dishes. / sfgirlbybay

thus far i’ve partnered with armstrong flooring and put in their amazing Hickory Point Copper Penny luxury flooring  — and i can’t say enough nice things about working with armstrong and their installation team from A-1 Flooring Co. — what lovely and skilled workmen! i’m also partnering with Caesarstone and putting in beautiful new countertops and backsplash in frosty carrina. it’s all on order and hopefully, this will happen before christmas. i’ve also got a new black smeg refrigerator and countertop appliances from wayfair and oh how do i love them! the fridge is the cutest i’ve ever seen and makes me unreasonably happy. i’ve been working on some inspiration on how i’ll pull the final look together once the final elements are in and there’s one area where i currently have a coffee cart, but i’d like a small hutch here with opening shelving above, so a lot of these looks have the vibe i’m going for. i also like how calming and organized these spaces look and i love the vintage modern mix — like the addition of unexpected portrait paintings paired with the modern countertops and open shelving. i’m also going to repaint the kitchen in benjamin moore’s oxford white and at some point i hope to put french doors out to the patio. babysteps. i can’t wait to share the final reveal with you, and hopefully very soon!

marble countertops and open kitchen shelves. / sfgirlbybay modern kitchen styling inspiration. / sfgirlbybay modern white open shelving. / sfgirlbybayhanging pink light in white modern kitchen. / sfgirlbybay kitchen decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay vintage art in modern white kitchen. / sfgirlbybay bright and modern minimalist kitchen. / sfgirlbybay painted white brick wall kitchen backsplash. / sfgirlbybaymodern open wood kitchen shelving. / sfgirlbybay oversized wood cabinet pulls. / sfgirlbybay marble countertops and leather cabinet pulls. / sfgirlbybay white walls and vintage kitchen tools. / sfgirlbybay rustic modern kitchen decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay bright white kitchen with art gallery wall. / sfgirlbybay vintage modern kitchen decor. / sfgirlbybay

• photo credits in order of appearance: alvhem; her kind of tea; fantastic frank; @elliebaygulov; ana degenaar; fantastic frank; little upside down cake; howdens; litterless; domino; moa and a coffee cup; super marché vintage glass jar; tine k home via greige design; the poetry of material things; studio oink via the design chaser; amy bartlam photography; my leitmotiv; food52; faye toogood’s kitchen via new york times T magazine; anna gillar interior stylist; super marché rustic breadboard; howdens; birgitta wolfgang photography; amy bartlam photography.

this post is in product trade partnership with armstrong flooring; Caesarstone; wayfair; and benjamin moore — all brands i stand behind and highly recommend and all words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep sfgirlbybay going with fresh content every day.