best of: friday finds.
by victoria comment


fosbury and sons, co-working space in Antwerp via petite passport. / sfgirlbybay

happy friday, one and all. it’s cooling off, so maybe that’s why i feel a bit sleepy today. or, perhaps i’m transitioning into the fall hibernation season. whatever the case, i seem to be in the mood for nesting, so i’ve been doing a lot thought about my new decor. more about that soon. in the meantime, here’s the friday finds putting some inspiration in my step. have a great weekend.
xo, victoria

  1. it’s hard to imagine that this pretty living area featured on petite passport is actually a place called fosbury and sons, a beautiful co-working space in Antwerp.
  2. isn’t this the lovliest greenhouse-like dining room? it’s the dining area of a hotel on the costa brava called les hamaques, Considered by Traveller Condé Nast as one of the 25 most romantic hotels in Spain. make me a reservation, please.
  3. i’m such an admirer of stylist molly velte, and i’m also a fan of pretty bowls — so this shot she styled only makes me want to collect more bowls!
  4. if you don’t follow Whitney Leigh Morris’s tiny canal cottage you need to. i love this little peek at her pretty little kitchen in venice, california. such a lovely view.
  5. i still have a thing for juju hats even though they were perhaps on trand awhile back. this one is particurlary pretty.
  6. i really adore a high contrast photo, and this one by photographer suzanne saroff is really beautiful. i love the exotic blooms, too. check out her whole shadows series.
  7. another beautiful home in venice is jewelry designer irene neuwirth’s canal home shot by todd selby. i love her lush green patio and wicker lighting pendants.
  8. i’m working on bringing back a home office, and this one is so un-office-like i really feel inspired to pull this off too. i just need a desk for some reason — a place to be creative, and sadly a spot to store my bills!

greenhouse dining room in hotel les hamaques on the costa brava. / sfgirlbybay

ceramic bowls styled by molly velte. / sfgirlbybay

wild florals in kitchen sink. / sfgirlbybay

juju hat wall decor. / sfgirlbybay

exotic blooms photographed by suzanne saroff for her shadows series. / sfgirlbybay

wicker globe pendant lights in olive tree in outdoor space. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring home office with painted white floors and exposed beamed ceiling. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: jolene.
by victoria comment


inspiring interior of jolene in london. / sfgirlbybay

i can feel the weather changing, getting cooler and cozier, so i thought what better time than beautiful autumn to pop on over to londontown? and this rustic cozy cafe looks like the perfect spot to spend some quality tea time. housed in one of jolly olde England’s most historic buildings (dating back all the way to 1658!) in hackney is jolene, a lovely little bakery, restaurant, and chic wine bar. with hand-written daily menus it’s things like this that endear us to its old world meets modern day charm. we’re going to get our classic london plaids out with a Double-Breasted Blazer, a casual linen vest and comfy hi-rise jeans, paired with some good old doc martens and soft, cashmere beanie and scarf. london’s a city constantly shifting and changing so we suggest picking up one of my favorite guide’s — the wallpaper* London city guide as a trustworthy source of what’s new and noteworthy.

modern dining room of jolene in london. / sfgirlbybay

outfit inspired by jolene cafe in london. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Caldwell Double-Breasted Blazer in Desert Check; cos linen vest top; madewell hi-rise flare jeans; NEED Agent Sunglasses in Tortoise Light; Sundays Nail Polish No. 33; cos cashmere scarf; free people Brato Belt Bag; read this there Wallpaper* City Guide London; Farrow Margo Acetate Earrings; cos RIBBED CASHMERE HAT; bando HANSEL FROM BASEL PLAID SHEER CREW; Dr. Martens 2976 Chelsea Boot.

sunlit interior of jolene cafe in london. / sfgirlbybay

jolene cafe in london. / sfgirlbybay

pendant globe lighting inside jolene cafe in london. / sfgirlbybay

jolene cafe in london. / sfgirlbybay

handwritten black and white menu inside jolene cafe. / sfgirlbybay

jolene cafe in london. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of jolene via remodelista. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via remodelista

best of: built-in space savers.
by victoria comment


modern bedroom built-in headboard storage space. / sfgirlbybay

i’ve been kind of really missing having an actual physical desk, after converting my home office to a guest bedroom. however, that room also has a fairly decent-sized closet that i’ve been thinking of creating a built-in desk for — a convenient spot to stash away my larger desktop computer, my scanner, office supplies etcetera.  anyway, i digress, but i’ve been eyeing built-ins of all sorts for some inspiration, and i think there are some nice ideas here that might inspire us for all kinds of built-ins which are highly functional and great to look it. i love my built-in floor to ceiling bookshelves and adding them was one of my better ideas, really adding something special to the architecture of the house. whether it’s a built-in desk, book shelving, a dining nook, or extra beds you’ve been daydreaming of, here are a few thoughts.

built-in bookshelves. / sfgirlbybay

built-in reading nook with woven storage baskets in cubbies. / sfgirlbybay

modern bed with hidden bedside table shelf. / sfgirlbybay

built-in bed-nook with exposed wood. / sfgirlbybay

white walls with wood desk area and bentwood chair. / sfgirlbybay

white-washed reading nook with cabinets. / sfgirlbybay

exposed plywood and white walls in home office. / sfgirlbybay

rattan chair in modern living space with built-in upholstered bench. / sfgirlbybay

built-in storage in entryway with wood polka-dot hooks. / sfgirlbybay

teal painted door with white walls in modern bedroom with built-in storage. / sfgirlbybay

white walls with wood dining nook and black pendant light. / sfgirlbybay

black built-in entryway storage with bench. / sfgirlbybay

white built-in bookshelves with skylight. / sfgirlbybay

laundry room with tall black built-in storage with brass fixtures and lighting. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: heju; arch daily; amie corley interiors; MIES VAN DER ROHE’S FARNSWORTH HOUSE via cereal magazine; vanstaeyen; inside out magazine; jäell & tofta; larissa johnston; est magazine; inside out; heju; remodelista; homedsgn; domino; picture perfect house.



best of: best of: at home in sonoma.
by victoria comment


eclectic sonoma home of photographer laura resen. / sfgirlbybay

sonoma is such a restful, beautiful place to visit — if you’ve never been you might like to add it to your bucket list. and since they’ve struggled after the terrible wildfires in northern california late last year, they could use our tourism dollars. this is kind of sunny, relaxing and typically Californian home you’ll find up there — this one belongs to photographer laura resen and was featured a while back on one kings lane. full of great vintage finds, it’s easy, laid back and eclectic, and laura’s motto is much like my own — “There are things that I love and they’ve followed everywhere I’ve lived. There’s no reason to replace them, because they’re beautiful—they remind me of the people I love and places I’ve been.” recycling and repurposing vintage furniture at its very best. have a look and for the full tour, visit one kings lane.

photographer laura resen's sonoma home via one kings lane. / sfgirlbybay

at home with photographer laura resen via one kings lane. / sfgirlbybay

sunny sonoma home of photographer laura resen. / sfgirlbybay

pair of vintage wood chairs in photographer laura resen's sonoma home. / sfgirlbybay

photographer laura resen's eclectic sonoma home. / sfgirlbybay

photographer laura resen's coffee table decor. / sfgirlbybay

dining area of photographer laura resen's sonoma home. / sfgirlbybay

photographer laura resen's eclectic home in sonoma via one kings lane. / sfgirlbybay

one kings lane tour of photographer laura resen's sonoma home. / sfgirlbybay

guest room and work space in photographer laura resen's sonoma home. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by laura resen for one kings lane.

best of: the un-office home office.
by victoria comment


modern home office space. / sfgirlbybay

it’s not unreasonable to crave a bit of space for one’s self. a little nook to take care of paperwork, sort the bills that come in, a sweet spot to stash your favorite magazines and books, and perhaps start your very own inspiration board. a home office of sorts, but not one that has to scream ‘office!’. i like the idea of an un-office home office — perhaps a nice desk or hutch strategically spaced in your existing environment that doesn’t have to mean converting an entire room to a home office. or, if you are fortunate enough to have a spare room to use as an office, maybe it’s got other functions, too — a guest room / home office, or keep it open and airy, creating a very minimalist office feeling with space to spread out a yoga mat or an art project when the mood strikes.

desk area in modern home with open shelving. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern home office space. / sfgirlbybay

modern white desk area wih vintage desk chair and wall art. / sfgirlbybay

modern home office with white shiplap walls, moroccan area rug, and books as decor. / sfgirlbybay

home office with black and white photos, wood desk and vintage desk chair with sheepskin. / sfgirlbybay

home office decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern home office space with glass desk and wicker chair. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist home office with neutral decor. / sfgirlbybay

oversized brass mirror in vintage modern home office with tall ceilings. / sfgirlbybay

long wood table with mismatched vintage chairs and painted white beamed ceilings. / sfgirlbybay

white walls and ceramics in artist desk area. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern black and white work space with wood desk. / sfgirlbybay

electic home office with white walls, portrait paintings and black pendant lamps. / sfgirlbybay

white washed desk area with green painted bentwood chair and art gallery wall. / sfgirlbybay

white-washed minimilist home office with vintage typewriter and brass details. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: remodelista; fantastic frank; stylist pella hedeby; one kings lane; sight unseen; Claire Cottrell via freunde von freunden; fantastic frankatelier dore; ditte blog; stylist pella hedeby; hazel and scout; one kings lane; the kinfolk home book amy bartlam photography; laure joliet photography; bo laget; remodelista; stylist pella hedeby; Genbyg design; ledansla; coco lapine design; the u lifestyle.