friday finds.
by victoria comment

6/22/18

block shop woodblock prints. / sfgirlbybay

welcome to a very colorful friday finds, friends. one of my faithful readers mentioned that i hadn’t shared much color lately, and heaven forbid that be true, but commentor — this post’s for you! i may have taken it to the extreme with these whimsical bursts of color, but hey it’s the weekend, let’s go nuts. have a great one and i’ll see you back here on monday.

xo, victoria

  1. that talented design duo at the block shop is at it again, this time with a beautiful new collection of woodblock prints. they’ve partnered with Craftboat, a woman-run printing and papermaking studio in Sanganer, Rajasthan, on this very first edition of woodblock prints on colored paper.
  2. there’s definitely a lot going on in this bedroom, from the ground on up! but i really love the vintage vibes and the really textural look to this many prints and patterns.
  3. i like the idea of two-toned walls like this color-blocked bedroom featured on elle france. deep coral pink walls paired with a softer pale pink ceiling creates a colorful but really cozy sleeping space.
  4. once a dull drab industrial printing plant in paris, it’s hard to believe the colorful makeover it’s been given. vtwonen features this inspiring home tour if you’d like to see the full transformation.
  5. this home has a whole lotta color going on, too, but again i like the pairing of these different patterns to liven up this little library nook. its owner says he would only eat Coco Pops when he was a kid, three times a day — makes sense when you look at his space.
  6. rachel castle is nothing if not colorful. from her beautiful paintings and prints to her bedlinen designs everything she creates is bound to put a smile on your face and a skip in your step.
  7. how’s this for colorful? i’d never have dreamed up an ombre painted bookshelf (especially a circular one!) but this is definitely statement-making, and i like that she’s kept the trinkets on display to a well-curated minimum.
  8. and how about this kitchen for color-blocking? could you pick out these two colors in a paint store and come home and make it happen? takes a brave soul, and the right kinda house, but it looks pretty cool.

block shop woodblock prints on paper in wood frames. / sfgirlbybay

colorful vintage modern bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

bedroom with pale pink and coral wall paint. / sfgirlbybay

built-in bookcases with colorful decor. / sfgirlbybay

bookshelves with colorful books and vintage green chair. / sfgirlbybay

white bedroom walls with colorful printed bedding. / sfgirlbybay

pink ombre open shelves with painted circle boarder. / sfgirlbybay

retro color-blocked kitchen decor. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: noglu.
by victoria comment

6/22/18

pink walls inside Noglu, a charming boutique restaurant. / sfgirlbybay

it seems almost counterintuitive to think of a gluten-free pâtisserie in paris, but poor gluten — it just gets the boot no matter where you go. meet Noglu, a charming boutique restaurant serving up gourmet gluten-free dishes and pastries — even french classics like brioches and croissants. Frédérique Jules has recently opened his new york cafés on the left bank with modern cave-like vibes in a pretty pastel color palette. we suggest paring a girly pink skirt with your favorite pinstriped tomboy blazer and dabbing on a little chanel for some extra french flair. and to get into the expat spirit why not read this there — Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler, a story of perhaps the world’s most flamboyant expat of all. bon appetít!

pink and gold decor details inside noglu restaurant. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: noglu. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: j.crew pink Tiered cotton voile mini skirt; j.crew Boy blazer in pinstriped navy linen; free people jimi hendrix Foxy Lady Tee; anthropologie Seafolly Noosa Aviator Sunglasses; Kara Stowaway bag in Pink; Smith’s Minted Rosebud Salve; CHANEL BLEU DE CHANEL PARFUM; read this there Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler; CHANEL LE VERNIS LONGWEAR NAIL COLOUR in Bleu Trompeur; anthropologie Tubular Hoop Earrings; Asos AllSaints Knot Detail Loafer.

pink, gold and terrazzo inside noglu restaurant in paris. / sfgirlbybay

gluten-free restaurant in paris. / sfgirlbybay

pale blue exterior of noglu in paris. / sfgirlbybay

pink and gold and marble details inside noglu restaurant in paris. / sfgirlbybay

modern boutique restaurant in paris. / sfgirlbybay

bubble lights and pink walls with gold and marble details inside noglu. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via noglu and by Michel Giesbrecht for urdesign.

all hung up.
by victoria comment

6/21/18

tree branch as wall storage rack. / sfgirlbybay

there’s no need to get all hung up about your storage dilemmas when the answer is quite literally, right in front of you. i am all about storing some of my signature wares in plain sight, and i even like the look – a lot! what others might consider eyesores, i consider putting just a bit of your personality and personal style on display. i hang all my favorite mesh and rattan shopping totes, for instance, and not only are they at the ready, i think they look rather swell. so if you’re short on storage space, you might consider going vertical, and hanging your favorite bits and bobs right out in front of everyone! there are so many creative looking hooks, pegs and racks of all kinds nowadays, the possibilities are endless — from vintage finds to DIY tree branches, the idea is to keep your options open. here are a few ideas to get you started, and out of the closet!

vintage wire storage rack. / sfgirlbybay

wood storage rack and bench. / sfgirlbybay

clothing line with pretty textiles and dried flowers. / sfgirlbybay

wood wall peg board storage racks. / sfgirlbybay

vintage wall hooks for storage. / sfgirlbybay

mid-century modern wall hooks and vintage tv for shoe storage. / sfgirlbybay

vintage decor and wire wall rack. / sfgirlbybay

white painted bird rack with woven shopping tote bags. / sfgirlbybay

vertical wall storage ideas. / sfgirlbybay

vintage rattan hanging rack. / sfgirlbybay

vertical wall storage ideas. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist metal wall rack. / sfgirlbybay

wood and wire garment wall hooks. / sfgirlbybay

wall hooks for hats and bags. / sfgirlbybay

large wooden wall pegs and hexagon mirror. / sfgirlbybay

wood wall pegs for closet storage. / sfgirlbybay

wood peg wall rack for storage. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist wall pegs for storage. / sfgirlbybay

wood wall rack for storage. / sfgirlbybay
• photography credits in order of appearance: planete deco; sfgirlbybay; bonjour la smala; @esmae.thelabel; primitive coat rack from super marché; @earnesthomeco_; the style box; el blog de lau creativa; beth katz’s home via rip & tan; primitive coat rack from super marché; macrame patterns; nordic design; valentina hoyos; Artilleriet Studio via johanna bradford; @zoras_daughter; my now; louis lemaire photography; pampa mesh bags; urban outfitters Bistro Multi-Hook; Serena Mitnik Miller’s via rip & tan; @lilyoscarinterior; Saunders Architecture via Dwell; jordana henry’s home via pampa; the citizenry hexagon mirror; nordic design; planete deco; refinery29; ana degenaar.