friday finds.
by victoria comment


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

wear this there: mimi.
by Michaela d'Artois comment


wear this there: mimi in nyc. / sfgirlbybay

what’s better than fall in new york city? a Parisienne style bistro, of course. mesh the two, and you have this week’s wear this there: mimi. owned by french americans who wanted to grace manhattan with a little bit of left bank culture, mimi is a cozy dream amongst the city bustle. we’re all a fan of french flea markets here, and we’ve heard rumors that the interiors of this spot are built up from goodies smuggled over. pair your espresso with a sexy jumpsuit, luxe slip ons, and a hat that would allow one to go incognito for a few hours in a corner booth — and with a good read of course!

~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.

mimi outfit inspiration. / sfgirlbybaywear this there: mimi. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: faithfull tie front wide leg jumpsuit; zara velvet backless shoe with bow; anthropologie Crocheted Hoop Earrings; sephora tom ford nude nail lacquer; j.crew Small striped straw makeup pouch; read this there how to murder your life: a memoir by cat marnell; club monaco Carla Colour Barton sunglasses; clyde pinch hat in midnight; jenni kayne round merchant modern bag.

shelving and dining booth at mimi. / sfgirlbybay marbled wallpaper inside mini. / sfgirlbybay eye wall decor inside mini. / sfgirlbybay the bar at mimi in nyc. / sfgirlbybay exterior of mimi in Manhattan. / sfgirlbybay Parisian-style dining room at mimi in nyc. / sfgirlbybay french-style dining room of mimi in nyc. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via remodelista.

book smart.
by victoria comment


white book stand with gold wall light overhead. / sfgirlbybay

as you’ve probably realized from seeing my built-in bookcases, i’m a bit of a reading fiend. when i have a good book in my hands it takes me away for hours on end. i’ve been known to read into the wee hours of the night and wake up ready to dive in again. so it always saddens me a bit when i hear that perfectly bound books might go by the wayside someday. say it ain’t so! there’s nothing quite like the beauty of a home library and books, even magazines — print, if you will, of all kinds gets my heart rate going. so when i saw this wonderful print, ‘hold me i’m real’ i was reminded how much i love books on display. to me, they’re the makings of a real home, and i love perusing friends’ bookshelves. some of my favorite books lately have been a gentleman in moscow, isaac’s storm (everything i’ve read by erik larson is amazing!), along the infinite sea and edgar & lucy. put your books out there, my friends! be book proud and show it.

hold me i'm real art print. / sfgirlbybay built-in shelves displaying books, ceramics and vintage camera and light. / sfgirlbybay minimalist vertical wood book shelf. / sfgirlbybay vintage book spines. / sfgirlbybay wicker chair and colorful books on display in white living room. / sfgirlbybay white and pink books on display. / sfgirlbybayminimalist modern black and white desk area with built-in book shelves. / sfgirlbybay decorating with books. / sfgirlbybay low shelves with art and books. / sfgirlbybay ornate fireplace with art and built-in bookshelves. / sfgirlbybay built-in bookshelves inspiration. / sfgirlbybay art and books on display. / sfgirlbybay low pile of books in sunlight room. / sfgirlbybay vintage bookshelves and cabinet. / sfgirlbybaywhite bookshelves with neutral books. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: the everygirl; ‘hold me i’m real’ from book shop; inside closet; fantastic frank; remain simple; sight unseen; @candiceperrin; fantastic frank; salvo lópez photography; the modern issue; me and my sneakers; nuevo estilo; rue magazine; interior design; ‘hold me i’m real’ from book shop; laura seppenen design; @sofia.tuovinen; my domaine; st. barts; anna malmberg; alexandra sara; atelier doré; deer circus.