at home in maine.
by victoria comment


home in maine, new england. / sfgirlbybay

prepare to have envy for the good life — you know the kind. a simple, yet beautifully designed and built home, in the middle of almost nowhere, but actually in a clearing in the serene but wild woods of new england. this is the very wabi-sabi home of designer Julie O’Rourke of Rudy Jude — a kidswear brand out of Maine, and her architect partner Anthony Esteves who built their very stunning home by hand. together with their adorable son, they live in this modern rustic home called the soot house on the island of Spruce Head, maine. julie’s designed a line of children’s and women’s clothing that is as good for the planet as their environmentally-friendly home, and good for your health, too. All of their cotton is 100% organic and ethically sourced and dyed with 100% natural dyes, keeping toxic chemicals out of our water sources and far away from you and your kids. for more uplifting lifestyle images and inspiration, be sure to follow julie on instagram.

vintage wood farmtable in maine home. / sfgirlbybay

designer Julie O'Rourke of Rudy Jude in her maine home. / sfgirlbybay

wabi-sabi home of designer Julie O'Rourke of Rudy Jude. / sfgirlbybay

home of designer Julie O'Rourke of Rudy Jude. / sfgirlbybay

designer Julie O'Rourke's home in maine. / sfgirlbybay

designer Julie O'Rourke's maine home. / sfgirlbybay

wabi-sabi home of Julie O'Rourke. / sfgirlbybay

designer Julie O'Rourke of Rudy Jude's wabi sabi home. / sfgirlbybay

wabi-sabi details in designer Julie O'Rourke's home. / sfgirlbybay

white smeg refrigerator and wood shiplap walls. / sfgirlbybay

wood burning fireplace. / sfgirlbybay

at home with designer Julie O'Rourke of Rudy Jude. / sfgirlbybay

wood burning fireplace in wabi-sabi home of designer Julie O'Rourke. / sfgirlbybay

picture window in wabi-sabi home of designer Julie O'Rourke. / sfgirlbybay

wabi-sabi garmet racks in designer Julie O'Rourke's home. / sfgirlbybay

wabi-sabi home in maine. / sfgirlbybay

outdoor clothing drying rack. / sfgirlbybay

designer Julie O'Rourke's black house in maine. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Greta Rybus.

wallpaper roundup.
by Chelsea Jackson comment


wallpaper inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

Wallpaper is something I typically adore from afar but have yet to implement in my own space – – and I’m not sure why! With its innate drama and an incredible knack for completely changing the feel of a room, wallpaper is one home trend I’m genuinely happy to see coming back around lately. When I rounded up my favorite light fixtures last week, I knew I wanted to do the same for all of the peel-and-stick and traditional wallpaper options tugging at my heartstrings right now. From dark and moody florals to subtle neutral patterns, I’m loving a pop of pattern in every space.

Keep scrolling for a few of my favorite motifs.

xx, chelsea

gray floral wallpaper. / sfgirlbybayneutral wallpaper inspiration. / sfgirlbybayinspiring wallcoverings. / sfgirlbybaytropical fern wallpaper in moody colors. / sfgirlbybaypink sketch wallpaper. / sfgirlbybayprint and pattern wallpaper. / sfgirlbybayrosegold lighting and nude print wallpaper. / sfgirlbybay pink and black wallpaper. / sfgirlbybaymarble wallpaper. / sfgirlbybayinspiring monochrome wallpaper. / sfgirlbybayinspiring black wallpaper. / sfgirlbybay

• sources in order of appearance: drop it modern; anthropologie tall grass wallpaper; Studio Four NYC + Sally King Benedict faces mosiac; anthropologie logan wallpaper; house of hackney smoky rose wallpaper; studio four nyc shibori buff wallpaper; studio four nyc x avo; betapet botanical wallpaper; drop it modern femme terracotta wallpaper; kelly wearstler channels wallpaper; floral coloray soft leaf wallpaper; betapet monochrome herringbone wallpaper; Urban Caterpillar Wallpaper by Genevieve Gorder; drop it modern ‘body paint’ wallpaper; drop it modern shape shifter mural in blush; betapet delicate marble wallpaper; chasing paper crosshatch wallpaper; anthropologie meadowfield wallpaper; kelly wearstler askew wallpaper; chasing paper starburst tile wallpaper; Chasing Paper And Kate Zaremba Swansy Removable Wallpaper.

friday finds.
by victoria comment


White azores hotel via venue report. / sfgirlbybay

i’m a little all over the place with this week’s friday finds, but it would appear i’ve predominantly got a bit of wanderlust on my mind. i’m headed back to portugal next month and in my online research have found some pretty new places to stay. are you making any holiday plans this summer, and anywhere we should know about? do tell! have a wonderful weekend, everyone.

xo, victoria

  1. headed to portugal, too? consider a stay at the White azores — modern-bohemian villas mixed with the rough-hewn rock walls of a traditional Portuguese manor house — perfectly perched over the mid-atlantic in the Azores.
  2. i love this feature shot by jessica comingore of ensoie founders and designers Eleonore Meier and Rafael Palacio’s home. this large format print of dustin hoffman is an easy DIY idea — simply blow-up a vintage printor for chic art.
  3. i’m a big fan of artist michael wall’s pair of geometric prints at great white — a fun name for a new neighborhood beach cafe in venice, california. i like their motto, too — ‘sandy feet welcome’.
  4. i’m not usually a stripe fan, but this visit to ‘the home’ by ferm living from these four walls is something special. the combination of bold stripes and pale blush pink is an interesting contrast.
  5. everything about scott west’s photograph of this black framed glass door makes me happy — but most especially that coral-colored panel. i always wonder how one dreams up great design like this. unexpected and perfectly bold.
  6. i’m always drawn to surf culture, and these surfboards hung as art in heidi merrick’s DTLA shop are just epic. and that pretty color palette had me at hello. or should i say cowabunga?
  7. such an inspiring renovation of the 100-year-old hacienda at sonoma’s scribe winery from fourth-generation California farmers and Brothers Andrew and Adam Mariani. formerly an abandoned, decrepit turkey farm, dating back to the 1850s, rebuilt after a 1906 earthquake, the structure had been home to a pre-Prohibition winery. can’t wait to visit.
  8. this cuban Doorway Baracoa print by Tria Giovan from clic gallery takes me back to my trip to havana. such beautiful, yet crumbling architecture.

ensoie founders Eleonore Meier and Rafael Palacio's home photographed by jessica comingore. / sfgirlbybay

red and gray vertical striped walls. / sfgirlbybay

geometric color blocked art prints. / sfgirlbybay

pop of orange on black iron windows. / sfgirlbybay

surfboards hung as art in heidi merrick's DTLA shop. / sfgirlbybay

100-year-old hacienda at sonoma's scribe winery. / sfgirlbybay

cuban Doorway Baracoa print by Tria Giovan from clic gallery. / sfgirlbybay