rare beauties.
by victoria comment

9/25/17

unique vintage mirror. / sfgirlbybay

i’ve shared my love for these uniquely shaped, art deco and very rare mirrors before. there’s just something so beautifully feminine about the curve and shape of their pretty brass frames. they were made popular throughout the 1940-50’s and while we were in france hunting for the super marché shop, i was keeping my eye out for these beauties hoping to add a few of these classically beautiful mirrors to our vintage collection. lo and behold, we’ve found two of these pretty mirrors and i added them to the shop this weekend.  they’re easier to come by across the pond, but i’ve had a heck of time finding them here in the states, so i was so excited to discover these two mirrors for you! mirrors can add so much to a space, making them appear larger for instance, or reflecting lovely light. here’s a few to inspire you!

vintage mirror inspiration. / sfgirlbybay vintage mirror in bedroom. / sfgirlbybay black and white bathroom with vintage mirrors. / sfgirlbybay vintage circle mirror. / sfgirlbybay  vintage brass framed mirror. / sfgirlbybay oversized ornate gold mirror. / sfgirlbybay wood framed vintage mirror. / sfgirlbybay wood framed vintage mirror on vintage mantle. / sfgirlbybay large wood framed mirror. / sfgirlbybayornate gold vintage mirror. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: architectural digest; art deco mirrors at super marché; loft kolasinski; @jessicacomingore; frederik vercruysse; charlie forever; inside closet; light locations; the socialite family; maire claire maison; @jessicacomingore;  dream decor; inside out; fusion d; decouvrir design; element architecten.

at home in benedict canyon.
by victoria comment

9/25/17

Director Hallie Meyers-Shyer's home in benedict canyon. / sfgirlbybay

like many of the lush, overgrown rustic canyons here, benedict canyon is one of the prettiest of L.A.’s (almost) secret hideaways, tucked away above the sunset strip. so it’s not surprising Director Hallie Meyers-Shyer has made it her new home. featured recently on domino her’s a 1954 mid-century Spanish-style hacienda house that fits right into canyon life. it’s modern with smooth adobe white walls, but those beautiful hardwood floors and exposed wood ceilings give it a warm, cozier feel. it’s also furnished with lots of vintage and rattan — my personal favorites du jour. for the full home tour, visit a domino. oh, and hallie just directed the film ‘home again’ where she also had a big influence on the set direction of reese witherspoon’s home in the movie. have a look, i think you’ll see some similarities to her own home!

Director Hallie Meyers-Shyer's benedict canyon home tour via domino. / sfgirlbybay home of Director Hallie Meyers-Shyer. / sfgirlbybay Director Hallie Meyers-Shyer's benedict canyon home. / sfgirlbybay bedroom in benedict canyon. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of domino.

friday finds.
by victoria comment

9/22/17

rattan daybed with mustard hued throw pillows. / sfgirlbybay

it rained a bit this morning in los angeles, which was a welcome change from our usual heat waves, and a sign that perhaps autumn really is in the air. i loved it even if it did mean getting my dog very soggy. this week i’m thinking about warming up the hues and textures around my house (mustard throw pillows anyone?), getting out my cozy throw blankets and hunkering down, preparing for the encroaching inevitable fall. have a lovely, restful weekend everyone. xo, victoria

  1. this room has the most beautiful jewel tones — love how the mustard colors warms up the rattan.
  2. this is one killer loft space. and i love the vintage farm table juxtaposed with the modern built-in shelving and beamed ceilings.
  3. i love old signs, and when i was in lisbon i photographed a lot like this one by Thibaut Derien. i’m heading to france again in november and think i’ll hunt some more down.
  4. bentwood chairs are beautiful (as are this tile floors)! and i love using them as bedside book stands — much more interesting looking than your average nightstand.
  5. i love the eclectic mix in this cozy living room — you’ve got mid-century modern (that george nelson bubble lamp!) paired with scandinavian and a victorian mantel. perfect.
  6. this is such a wonderfully styled fireplace mantel — again i love the mix of modern paired with vintage colelctibles.
  7. ledansla always posts the prettiest pictures on her blog, and this is definitely a warm and fuzzy spot to curl up with a good book.
  8. this is another gorgeous loft and what i love about this is the playful use of various textures to add intimacy and character to this very large living space.

modern loft inspiration. / sfgirlbybayvintage sign photographed by Thibaut Derien. / sfgirlbybayvintage bentwood chair as bedside table. / sfgirlbybaycozy living room inspiration. / sfgirlbybaymantel decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybaycozy and minimal living room decor. / sfgirlbybayloft with eclectic mix of decor. / sfgirlbybay