belle époque.
by victoria comment

1/22/19

interior designer anouk Taeymans' Art Nouveau apartment in antwerp. / sfgirlbybay

well, if this isn’t a dream home i just don’t know what is. featured in dwell, and whitewashed and quite wonderful, it’s interior designer anouk Taeymans’ Art Nouveau apartment in antwerp belguim. a 1914 Belle Époque building, to be specific — a beautiful home with sublime architecture from around the turn of the century. i visited antwerp once and was mesmerized by these beautiful old homes, and was told by a guide that they were once abandoned and a group of artists moved in and saved them from demolition — i’m not sure if anouk lives in the particular neighborhood i visited, but i’m certainly glad these stunning homes were saved and restored — she’s done a most inspiring job with hers. for more inspiration from anouk, visit her website and be sure to check out her shop.

stained glass arch in interior designer anouk Taeymans' Art Nouveau apartment. / sfgirlbybay

interior designer anouk Taeymans' apartment in antwerp. / sfgirlbybay

tour of interior designer anouk Taeymans' Art Nouveau apartment in antwerp. / sfgirlbybay

french doors in interior designer anouk Taeymans' Art Nouveau apartment in antwerp. / sfgirlbybay

stained glass archway in interior designer anouk Taeymans' Art Nouveau apartment in antwerp. / sfgirlbybay

Art Nouveau apartment in antwerp home to interior designer anouk Taeymans. / sfgirlbybay

desk area in interior designer anouk Taeymans' antwerp apartment. / sfgirlbybay

interior designer anouk Taeymans vintage modern apartment in antwerp. / sfgirlbybay

houseplants in interior designer anouk Taeymans' antwerp apartment. / sfgirlbybay

kids rattan chair and houseplants in interior designer anouk Taeymans' antwerp apartment. / sfgirlbybay

washed linen bedding in interior designer anouk Taeymans antwerp apartment. / sfgirlbybay

interior designer anouk Taeymans bedroom in her antwerp apartment. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via dwell.

friday finds.
by victoria comment

1/18/19

vintage snoopy lamp via @mortilmernee on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

this week’s friday finds are leaning towards a rather colorfully retro side, aren’t they? from vintage-inspired video vibes to a boneyard of old neon i’ve definitely traveled back in time this week. i think i’ve landed somewhere in between the 50’s and 70’s — come along for the ride! oh, and monday’s a holiday so we’ll see you back here on tuesday. enjoy the long weekend!

xo, victoria

  1. i’m super jealous because @mortilmernee’s whole family chipped in and gave her snoopy lamp for christmas. family, are you listening? hint, hint. you can find these cuties right here.
  2. dreamy dining room goals that’s what we’ve got right here. i’m part-way there with my saarinen dining table and chairs, but i think achieving this fabulous look probably requires moving into a beautiful paris apartment. never say never, right?
  3. meet my new favorite video advertisement. yes, ad! gucci is visiting iconic Hollywood landmarks and quintessential American places, with Jared Leto and Lana Del Rey in their new perfume campaign, beautifully shot by Glen Luchford — featuring a cameo appearance with Courtney Love. can you spot her? click here to watch!
  4. i’m a big fan of gia coppola’s photography (yes, she’s a member of that talented clan) and her latest collection is pretty great. this photographic print entitled Untitled VI, in particular, is very hollywood, and really fun. i think it’d look just swell hanging over a bed. the whole collection is fabulous.
  5. this home office situation is pretty darn sublime. of course, the beautiful pink verner panton chair is a standout design element, but the lighting, the roses — all of it is styling at its finest.
  6. this is quite the colorful dining room collection and i can’t say i’d have the guts to pull off this powerful palette, but i think it rather works, doesn’t it? and i’m always a fan of mismatched vintage dining chairs.
  7. if one were hip, i think these would be said to be some real dope lounge chairs. retro, and of-so-comfy looking they take you immediately back to the seventies. boogie nights, anyone?
  8. joyce lee’s photograph of las vegas’ neon museum boneyard has me really hankering to make a visit! i’ve never been here though it’s been on my must-visit list — it just looks like such a fun spot to explore and photograph. someday soon!

inspiring saarinen marble dining table with vintage tulip chairs. / sfgirlbybay

still from video advertisement for gucci. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring photo by gia coppola of woman in pink dress with embroidered snakes. / sfgirlbybay

tiny home office with pink verner panton chair. / sfgirlbybay

modern dining room with mismatched colorful vintage dining chairs. / sfgirlbybay

vintage leather lounge chairs. / sfgirlbybay

joyce lee's photograph of las vegas' neon museum boneyard. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: bread bar.
by victoria comment

1/18/19

snowy exterior of bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

it is wintertime after all, so it makes perfect sense to head to where there’s snow, at least for a little recreation and an adorable restaurant and bar. today we’re dropping in on bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado — a fine mountainside drinking establishment at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, housed in a 1800s-era bakery in an old mining town. how charming is that? i love old towns like this and would love to visit either now to warm up with a whiskey drink or  later on in the summertime when bread bar puts on live music on their outdoor deck. either sounds pretty idyllic. we’re going to layer up for our trip this time, with a fun graphic tee, cozy cashmere sweater and a fun faux leather puffer jacket. throw on your favorite jeans and some comfy boots and you’re ready for winter. while you sip on your hot toddy we suggest checking out warlight, the new book from author of The English Patient — a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II told through the lives of a small group of unexpected and interesting characters.

dog on vintage sette. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Madewell Cashmere Sweatshirt in pink clay; Nanushka Hide Vegan Leather Puffer Coat in Black; j.crew Vintage straight jean in rip-and-repair; madewell Carousel Stripe Scarf; Kara Bum Waist Bag; anthropologie Torri Pommed Beanie; Onomie Boosting Lip and Cheek Stick; read this there warlight by Michael Ondaatje; Komono Alina Sunglasses in Black Tortoise; Fair Isle Trouser Socks; Intentionally Blank CC Patent Chelsea Boot in Black; Bliss & Mischief Bliss Home of the World’s Largest Cactus Destroyed Tee.

exterior of bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado at night. / sfgirlbybay

black and white wallpaper and decor inside bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

monochromatic bar at bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

cocktails and menu at bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

cocktails at bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

black walls inside bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

dogs outside of bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed interior of bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of @breadbarsp, life and thyme, remodelista