best of: may i have a little mustard?
by victoria comment


mustard yellow sofa pillows and throw / sfgirlbybay

i love a little mustard yellow in my decor mix — in fact, i happen to own one single mustard yellow velvet pillow which is thrown into a load of white pillows on my living room sofa.  i’m not even sure why, except that it just spoke to me and i carried it all the way home from le monde sauvage in paris. i think of mustard as a très chic shade and it also blends well with so many other colors,  that a pop of it here and there goes a long way to styling up your decor. whether it’s a pillow, a solid wall, some rich, velvet draperies or a piece of art, bring on the mustard, please.

art gallery wall with pops of yellow. / sfgirlbybay

yellow velvet ottoman. / sfgirlbybay

yellow velvet throw pillows. / sfgirlbybay

yellow velvet draperies. / sfgirlbybay

mustard yellow home decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

mustard yellow draperies and artwork. / sfgirlbybay

mustard yellow table lamp and floral wallpaper. / sfgirlbybay

yellow home decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

mustard yellow bed pillows and wall art. / sfgirlbybay

bohemian bedroom with red and yellow painted pattern wardrobe. / sfgirlbybay

chair with cane back and canvas upholstered seat with yellow stripes. / sfgirlbybay

mustard yellow wall paint. / sfgirlbybay

vintage yellow chair in rustic foral studio. / sfgirlbybay

mustard yellow bed pillows and wall art. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: the modern house; @anneclaire.rohe; @erenatepaa; @hallweneed; blueberry modern; homes to love; bright bazaar’s book dream decor; the poetry of material things; the decorista; a beachy life; homes to love; lay backs; the socialite family; shake my blog; harmony & design; apartment therapy; Vitya Glushchenko; oh oh wonder; homes to love; blueberry modern; drop it modern PRAIRIE FLEUR© wallpaper in SUNNY; la cool & chic; @sita_murt; @elsie_green; real homes; remodelista; etsy; blueberry modern; zulu & zephyr; @bonnietsang; @anneclaire.rohe; @matchbox.atl; @lilyoscarinterior; Vanessa Bell’s room at Charleston; the socialite family Cavallo armchair; @anneclaire.rohe; @carlaypage; a merry mishap.

best of: lounge-worthy.
by victoria comment


red leather padded chaise lounge. / sfgirlbybay

some days, you just wanna lay down. not necessarily go back to bed, per se, but just lounge a bit. on those lazy days a chair just doesn’t cut it — one needs a proper chaise or daybed. the danish seem to have this design concept down pat, with their beautiful scandinavian daybeds and i for one am following suit. i work from my daybed on a daily basis and while it’s probably not ideal for my posture, it sure is cozy and relaxing. daybeds come in all styles and shapes — from modern classics like the eames, to vintage barcelona beauties, to cots and cozy cushioned diy built-ins. take your pick, and then take a nice long nap.

padded floor bed. / sfgirlbybay

french daybed via super marche shop. / sfgirlbybay

leather padded daybed. / sfgirlbybay

cots and daybeds. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist cot bed. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist padded daybed. / sfgirlbybay

modern daybed with beige pad. / sfgirlbybay

modern chaise lounge chair. / sfgirlbybay

wood platform daybed. / sfgirlbybay

black padded wood daybed. / sfgirlbybay

• photography in order of appearance: morgane sezalory’s home via cup of jo; Birgitta Drejer via bo bedre; scandinavian daybed via super marché; sodapop design; remodelista; woo design; lacasa clothing; charlott pettersen; @dos_ombre; bolig; schöner wohnen; galerie half via sacramento street; the pink rug co.; barefoot styling; Line Klein via nordic design; herz and blut; kvarteret makleri; Peter Kragballe via bolig; bo bedre; remodelista.

best of: instagram worthy: @lilyoscarinterior.
by victoria comment


inspiring home decor by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior. / sfgirlbybay

today’s instagram worthy account is that of an incredibly talented home stylist and decorator, @lilyoscarinterior. run by Josephine Ekström, Lily & Oscar is based in sweden, which you may have been able to tell from these beautiful Scandinavian and old world european vibes — those high ceilings and amazing double doors are usually a dead giveaway. lily & oscar does interior design for residential homes, as well as stages homes for real estate sites, and also runs a decor webshop carrying gorgeous textiles, home goods, and furniture. for more inspiration be sure to follow along on instagram and check out the lily & oscar website.

inspiring home staging by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior shared by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring modern interior shared by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interiors by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring dining room designed by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiration gallery wall designed by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring store decor designed by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring minimalist space designed by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring minimalist bedroom designed by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring modern home decor by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring monochrome home decor by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring home decor designed by Josephine Ekström. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring modern dining space decorated by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

* photography by @lilyoscarinterior.

best of: she sells seashells by the seashore.
by victoria comment


seashell with florals on pink back drop. / sfgirlbybay

how’s that for a tongue-twister? it’s definitely hard to say three times fast. but seashells, all on their own are really quite lovely. i found a delicate vintage pink sea fan in the french countryside (how did it get there, i wonder?) and it got me thinking about decorating around the seashell motif. in small doses, i think they’re a unique addition to any decor — almost like a small sculpture. and seashell or sea fan art prints are quite nice as well. kara rosenlund is someone whose taste i quite admire and she utilizes a lot of found shells in her decor (and she has a new line of beautiful oceanic inspired photographic prints out as well). have a look at your local flea market or etsy and find your own sculpture from the sea, but remember to be mindful of mother nature and respectful of our oceans, only collecting shells long past their lives.

coral sea fan. / sfgirlbybay

seashell bowl on glass coffee table. / sfgirlbybay

sea shell home decor. / sfgirlbybay

vintage headboard and sea fans hung on wall. / sfgirlbybay

sea coral bowl on stack of coffee table books. / sfgirlbybay

dried florals and sea shell decor. / sfgirlbybay

sea fan in vintage vase. / sfgirlbybay

sea fans as home decor. / sfgirlbybay

black sea fan as wall decor. / sfgirlbybay

hanging sea shell mobile. / sfgirlbybay

sea fans and shells on black shelves. / sfgirlbybay

coral and sea fans wall decor. / sfgirlbybay

white sea fans and coral. / sfgirlbybay

white wall pouf. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: creative studio cocorrina’s sweet goddess; carissa gallo photography; @lilyoscarinterior; vintage sea fan print; REBECCA ERSFELD; @jessechamberlinmarble; vintage sea fan; jeff pdf; blueberry modern; Henry Bradbury Antique Nature-Printed Seaweed Prints; @kararosenlund; @lilyoscarinterior; conch shell print; kevin tadge photography; @kararosenlund; design*sponge; @kararosenlund; kara rosenlund’s home via home adore; the socialite family; the socialite family shell mobile; ; roatan coral fan; cereal magazine; deborah wood murphy; studio proba DAY 361 print; alison reid photography; the caftan clique; bio diversity library; Natural Specimen from 1st dibs; JOHANN GUSTAV HOCH print via christie’s; kara rosenlund’s home via home adore; etsy shell chandelier; home adore; kate zimmerman turpin photography; architectural digest; homes to love.

best of: friday finds.
by victoria comment


large palm frond. / sfgirlbybay

hurrah, another weekend has finally arrived. it’s starting to get very warm and sunny here in southern california, just in time for the fourth of july weekend. i hope you all have some safely distanced but fun plans for the weekend but before we take off for independence day, here’s some weekend inspiration for you.

xo, victoria

  1. y’all seemed very interested in my found palm frond, and i see i’m not the only one in love with the way nature can brighten up your space (for free — just wait for wind!). i love @jacqui_turk’s photograph, styled by @mrjasongrant — just lovely!
  2. @kawa_heart_studio has the most incredible cottage, and in it are so many charming nooks and niches. this circular arch and those built-in cubbies is just one of them and it’s perfect.
  3. i love seeing this remodel take shape and @houseinhabit’s newly remodeled bathroom is so enviable. they did this all themselves and i am awe-inspired. that ceiling looks like such a dreamy thing to stare up at from that lovely vintage clawfoot tub.
  4. littlegreenshed’s capture of this pretty little corner at Elmley Nature Reserve is so pretty. it makes me want to hunt down some of these oversized white clay jugs next time we’re searching for super marché in france.
  5. this outdoor coffee table on wheels looks just dreamy. i’ve seen these DIY pallet tables made before, but i’ve never seen them painted whitewashed and i love it.
  6. this pretty desk setup makes me swoon. the curved legs of the table are gorgeous, and the sculpture is stunning. not to mention those beautiful ornate moldings on the ceilings.
  7. i love built-in shelving but it’s recessed built-in shelves that really get me inspired. these ones are so pretty, and styled quite minimally but really beautifully. less can always be more.
  8. this outdoor patio is so inviting — i love the low, comfy looking outdoor sofas, area rug and especially admire that keep-you-warm-and-cozy outdoor fireplace for chilly nights. bravo on a design well done!

unique arched doorway and built-in cubbies. / sfgirlbybay

white clawfoot tub with natural stone floors. / sfgirlbybay

oversized clay jug. / sfgirlbybay

diy pallet coffee table on casters. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring wood table with potted tree and sculpture. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring green velvet vintage chair. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring outdoor patio design and decor. / sfgirlbybay