natural beauty.
by victoria comment


natural decor details in white office space. / sfgirlbybay

how’d you like to take refuge in this natural beauty for a while? recently featured in architectural digest espana it’s the modern home of serge castella, a French interior designer who clearly loves collecting beautiful handcrafted objets d’art — unique furnishings that while are quite a blend of genres, all pair so well together — perhaps because all the pieces are such a neutral and lovely blend of natural materials. and that kitchen? I’ve never seen such beautiful woodwork! located in Ampurdán, spain secluded and surrounded by acres of open land, you can view the entire home tour on architectural digest espana.

modern home of interior designer serge castella. / sfgirlbybay

modern home of serge castella via architectural digest espana. / sfgirlbybay

natural decor inspiration via modern home of serge castella. / sfgirlbybay

white brick walls and unique vintage furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring modern home of serge castella. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring modern home of interior designer serge castella. / sfgirlbybay

all wood kitchen in modern home of serge castella. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring natural decor in modern home of serge castella. / sfgirlbybay

bamboo dresser and wall art with rattan mirrors. / sfgirlbybay

unique vintage furnishings in white bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist bathroom in modern home of serge castella. / sfgirlbybay

• photography my manolo yllera for architectural digest espana.

stem eco-friendly furniture.
by victoria comment


stem furniture made in los angeles. / sfgirlbybay

have you met stem? brought to you by brothers ryan and travis, cultivating their love of modern design, entrepreneurship, and sustainability to produce stem custom furniture right here in los angeles. growing up in california shaped their core values, their interest in the outdoors, and their love for the creative arts. ten years after launching their first collection in 2005, they continue to bring innovation to the world of environmental furniture design. their unique approach focuses on eco-friendly furniture: every piece is made using sustainable materials and reducing toxins, including all 100% natural sofas with latex/wool/etcetera.

stem eco-friendly furniture. / sfgirlbybay

stem also focuses on personalization: you can customize your furniture to get the perfect look, working with one of their furniture stylists for a free design consultation, find the right sizing and comfort for your home and personal aesthetic, and then it’s handmade one at a time in Los Angeles. The order process is easy, too, taking only 4 weeks, and stem has sample kits to help you choose the ideal fabrics and leg style for your unique look. and they also offer a 100 day in-home trial with free returns to make sure you love your furniture! you might also like to follow their instagram and gather, their blog about design, the home and living in the modern world for more inspiration.

customizable stem furniture. / sfgirlbybay

stem furniture decor details. / sfgirlbybay

eco-friendly custom furniture by stem. / sfgirlbybay

personalized furniture by stem. / sfgirlbybay

modern eco-friendly stem furniture. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring stem furniture in modern bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

modern home decor featuring stem furniture. / sfgirlbybay

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instagram worthy: @herz.und.blut.
by victoria comment


instagram inspiration via @herz.und.blut. / sfgirlbybay

one of my favorite bits of instagram is its ability to transport us around the world in, well, an instant. i’m still frustrated by instagram’s algorithm and some recent stories i’ve heard about how they’ve manipulated the ‘likes’ so you’ll repeatedly keep checking the app (emotional manipulation at its worst!). but it still continues to inspire, including this instagram worthy account i’ve recently started to follow, @herz.und.blut. i’ve been a fan of berlin-based Jules Villbrandt, the woman behind the camera and Founder of herz und blut (Heart & Blood) for a while now, and her instagram is just as fetching as the content of her lovely online magazine. her instagram account is a perfect example of those that transport you elsewhere and define that unmistakeable european effortless style. have a look at @herz.und.blut.

inspiring instagrammer @herz.und.blut. / sfgirlbybay

photography inspiration via instagramer @herz.und.blut. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior via instagrammer @herz.und.blut. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior with mint chairs and greenery via @herz.und.blut on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy interior via @herz.und.blut. / sfgirlbybay

plant styling inspiration via @herz.und.blut on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

instagram inspiration via @herz.und.blut. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interiors via instagrammer @herz.und.blut. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior and styling via @herz.und.blut on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

mid-century modern cabinet with potted plants photographed by @herz.und.blut via instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior shot by @herz.und.blut. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring plant styling via instagrammer @herz.und.blut. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of @herz.und.blut.