friday finds.
by victoria comment


dining room art gallery wall. / sfgirlbybay

welcome to the weekend, everyone. it’s been very hectic around the house this week — i had my countertops installed and for some reason that compelled me to clean every-single-drawer and pantry and rid them of things i just never use. it’s a good feeling, mind you, and i’m excited to share the new kitchen look with you soon — i just need to paint and we’re getting close to a reveal. here are a few things inspiring me this week and giving me relaxed vibes all around. enjoy some r&r if you can!

xo, victoria

  1. i love the look of this dining room gallery. but i also quite like the idea of displaying art books when the table’s not in use. what about you? too impractical or who cares cuz it looks great?!
  2. this is paper calls this ‘a landscape dialogue between Brussels and Athens’ by Athanasios Gatos. it may in fact just be a weed making its way through a crack in the concrete (but aren’t we all?) and it’s beautiful.
  3. i have a thing for great argyle or diamond patterns and i’ve been crushing on this beautiful tile pattern and color palette from Palais El Badi in Marrakesh, Morocco.
  4. what a simple but fantastic abstract portrait this is, hung over a very lovely tub. and again some pretty spiffy tile work here, too.
  5. do you read cereal magazine? they have the loveliest photography and some great features, including travel — i love this particular story about a bit of santa barbara’s more notorious history.
  6. these are such a great pair of cane lounge chairs from worn. they only ship within australia but i’m going to be on the hunt for some vintage beauties similar to these for the shop.
  7. french country houses were filled with beautiful bamboo pieces like this popular bucket chair in the 1950s and 60s and we did discover this double circle bamboo chair in a flea market in lyon. she’s in super marché now.
  8. this is such a pretty desert print. and this time of year? it’s my very favorite season to visit because it’s not too hot, and the crowds have yet to descend upon it.

weed coming up through concrete art print. / sfgirlbybay

argyle moroccan tile in teal, black and white. / sfgirlbybay

simple abstract portrait painting over free-standing tub. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring travel photography. / sfgirlbybay

cane lounge chairs from worn. / sfgirlbybay

super marché double circle bamboo chair. / sfgirlbybay

gorgeous desert art print. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: budapest cafe.
by Michaela d'Artois comment


arched doorway inside budapest cafe. / sfgirlbybay

what’s seafoam green, perfectly symmetrical, and wes anderson all over? china’s budapest cafe of course! all our cinematic daydreams now have a place to sit and grab a coffee. this beautiful space was designed by the australian design studio biasol, and set out to recreate all our favorite elements of this beloved movie director’s quirks. for such an occasion one must go all out on the outfit, as this could possibly be your life’s greatest instagram shot. a bubblegum pink sweatshirt layered over a vintage-inspired mini dress, and faux fur bag are fit for a leading indie lady. slip into character and onto a bar stool, hang by the pink ball pool (because when else will you have the chance?), or just occupy the insanely cute bathroom taking selfies — there are endless corners to admire here.

~ michaela d’artois, vérité woman.

colorful cocktails at the budapest cafe. / sfgirlbybaywear this there: budapest cafe. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: zara floral printed dress; nordstrom bb dakota McCoy Faux Fur Coat; intentionally blank shoe in intimate pink; free people silky sheer tights; vérité woman marta beret; the ordinary lactic acid; mejuri star signet ring; the wes anderson collection: the grand budapest hotel by Matt Zoller Seitz; Urban Outfitters Faux Fur Mini Tote Bag; front row shop printed sweatshirt.

pink terrazzo bathroom at budapest cafe. / sfgirlbybay

pink and mint decor at budapest cafe. / sfgirlbybay

the budapest cafe in china. / sfgirlbybay

green dining room at china's budapest cafe. / sfgirlbybay

pink and green palette inside budapest cafe. / sfgirlbybay

pastel green and pink terrazzo bathroom. / sfgirlbybay

pink and mint green decor inside china's budapest cafe. / sfgirlbybay

pastel pink and green business cards for budapest cafe. / sfgirlbybay

exterior of budapest cafe in china. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring green palette inside the budapest cafe in china. / sfgirlbybay

in the kitchen with rachel khoo.
by victoria comment


in the kitchen with rachel khoo. / sfgirlbybay

this is such a cheerful, almost kitschy kitchen, isn’t it? it definitely has those retro vibes with the pea-green backsplash tiles by Milagros, a Mexican tile shop on London’s fabulous Columbia Road and deVOL cabinets, peppered with vintage-inspired cooking accouterment adorning simple shaker shelving. the folks at UK-based deVOL who make this lovely bespoke kitchen cabinetry sent it over to me and i thought it would be fun to share. it’s the new kitchen belonging to celebrity chef, Rachel Khoo, who chose to work with deVOL on the new kitchen for her Khoollect lifestyle magazine headquarters. This darling pea-green kitchen is full of personality and charm and the perfect place for Rachel to rustle up her delicious dinners both on and off screen. for more beautiful kitchen inspiration visit deVOL.

celebrity chef rachel khoo's green kitchen. / sfgirlbybay pea green vintage inspired kitchen. / sfgirlbybay celebrity chef rachel khoo in a kitchen designed by deVOL kitchens. / sfgirlbybay retro green kitchen at Khoollect lifestyle magazine headquarters. / sfgirlbybay retro green tile backsplash in Khoollect lifestyle magazine headquarter's kitchen. / sfgirlbybay