color story: the palest pink.
by victoria comment


nude female in front of cherry blossom tree. / sfgirlbybay

this week’s color story was inspired by all the pretty cherry and quince blossoms that are in season right now — my very favorite florals. and i mean, who doesn’t have a nostalgic fondness for pale pink peeking back from their childhood at some time or another? from pretty pink painted walls to flouncy slip dresses and elegant velvet dining chairs, we’re all about the pink today.

pale pink patina walls. / sfgirlbybay

pale pink chair and ottoman. / sfgirlbybay

pink accessories, furniture and women's clothing. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: poet tea branding by studio patten; Farrow Emilianne Sheer Top; OAMC Pandaemonium Pin in Pink; Amalfi Upholstered Dining Chair from wayfair; j.crew dover pink Short-sleeve pajama set; true true pizza in toronto; Farrow Sonia Patent Trenchcoat; French Home Decor Fabric Toile de Jouy from a bird on my head; Rodin So Mod Lipstick; Alexa Chung Ruffle Trim Cami Dress; adeline schöne illustration; Hansel From Basel Twinkle Crew Sock; pink farrow wallpaper from the inside & sfgirlbybay (above + below).

sfgirlbybay collection for the inside. / sfgirlbybay

pink upholstered bench at offices. / sfgirlbybay

pink wall paint and patterned tile. / sfgirlbybay

pink and gold store interior. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring pink home decor and furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: full hurdle chair from dowel jones; Vintage Clip Art of Marie Antoinette-ish; vintage bamboo mirrors; h & m pink velvet tufted cushion; pink roses via 8tracks; three potato four this must be the place key tag; George the Octopus Wallpaper in Shell pink from wallshoppe; pleated curtain by paul avery photography; decaying flowers by mejuki made; Handmade New Terracotta tiles via The Design Walker; PAON wall lamp in pink and natural from colonel; muuto oslo series sofa; h & m pink pleated skirt.

pink and gold chair with geometric mirrors. / sfgirlbybay

dark lower kitchen cabinets and countertops with pink upper cabinets. / sfgirlbybay

pink floor and chair rail in apartment with tall doors out to balcony. / sfgirlbybay

• all other photography credits in order of appearance: Raising the cherry tree by jocelyn lee photography; salvo lopez photography; Hervé Langlais for Galerie Negropontes via @100_s; bando penthouse by @sfgirlbybay; Para Avis Agency; lucy folk via the design files; emma zinzan; sight unseen; subtilitas.

serena & lily summer prep sale!
by victoria comment


papaya striped beach towels from serena & lily styled by cowboy pool. / sfgirlbybay

i’m so looking forward to summer, but not as much excited about L.A.’s killer summer heat, but i’ve got that covered now, thanks to my diy cowboy pool. but i was in need of new pool towels, so when serena & lily invited me to pick out and share some of my favorites from their Memorial Day Sale it was perfect timing. with serena & lily living well begins at home and they really do have everything you need to prep for summer, so i chose their super soft Mallorca Beach Towel in papaya to hang poolside and love the color and grey fringe which matches my bench cushions perfectly.

i’m a big fan, and literally, everything at serena & lily will be on sale and open to the public may 22 thru may 28 with the sale code SUMMERPREP (excluding final sale, gift certificates, art, and their limited-edition PUBLIC® C7 Bike). in addition to my new Beach Towels i’m thinking about their cute Fringed Umbrella for super hot days when i need a little extra shade. i host a lot of outdoor parties in the summer, so i also love their Teak Camp Stools and Palisades Chair for extra guest seating that both easily fold up when i don’t need it. whatever you need to prep for summer will be on sale with code SUMMERPREP! happy prepping!

summer home decor and accessories from serena & lily for outdoor entertaining. / sfgirlbybay

some of my serena & lily favorites: 1. Hanging Rattan Chair in natural; 2. Perennials® Lake Stripe Pillow Cover in sky blue; 3. Pacifica Outdoor Pendant; 4. Perennials® Lake Stripe Pillow Cover in orange; 5. Palisades Chair in Driftwood; 6. Havana Hurricane Lamp; 7. Bedford Tray; 8. Teak Camp Stool; 9. Mallorca Beach Towel in papaya; 10. Crosby Teak Chaise; 11. Summerland Outdoor Bell Pendant; 12. Moroccan Leather Pouf; 13. Huntington Baskets; 14. Cabo Woven Placemats (Set of 4); 15. Tassel Napkins (Set of 4); 16. Whitewashed Rattan Hurricane Lamp; 17. Pacifica Chaise in Harbor Grey.

summer beach towels from serena & lily. / sfgirlbybay

papaya striped beach towels from serena & lily styled by outdoor cowboy pool. / sfgirlbybay

• this is a sponsored post in product trade partnership with serena & lily and all words and opinions are my own. thank you for supporting the brands that help keep sfgirlbybay going with fresh content every day.

on trend: built to last.
by victoria comment


custom built-in sofa. / sfgirlbybay

popular in the 1950 & 60’s built-in furniture seems to be making a strong comeback. and there’s a lot to love about built-in furniture — for one, it’s custom, which means if done correctly and customized to your own very specific needs it should end up looking perfectly ideal for your space. i see them more and more in vacation rental homes, too because just think — you don’t have to go running around for new furniture or worry about it’s upkeep as much, so concrete or wood built-in’s are quite functional and practical in that regard, too. add slipcovered cushions and all that’s needed is washing and replacing every few years if they get a lot of wear and tear — but still more affordable than a new piece of furniture. if you’ve got an awkward nook or a wide window just aching for a place to read and recline or create a wee dining space, built-in window seats and sofas are both charming and useful. here are a few looks i really like.

dining space with built-in bench. / sfgirlbybay

wood built-in bench with upholstered cushions. / sfgirlbybay

custom built-in seating. / sfgirlbybay

built-in sofa seating with yellow gold cushions. / sfgirlbybay

built-in arched dining banquette. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist built-in daybed. / sfgirlbybay

built-in concrete sofa with tan cushions. / sfgirlbybay

concrete built-in living room seating. / sfgirlbybay

wood built-in sectional corner sofa with yellow cushions. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: @jessicamenda; idepic; the local project; prue ruscoe; @oliveandjune; @evantetreault; laure joliet photography; Coy Yiontis Architects via inhabit; est living; interior design addict; @oliveandjune; olivia bossy; mandy moore’s built-in sofa via dwell; @clarecousins; vincent joliet; olivia bossy; architectural digest espana; @martin_johnston_.