art at home.
by victoria comment


lately, my pinterest feed has been simply chock-filled with inspiring home art galleries —  as i mentioned briefly in last week’s friday finds. and especially colorful and eclectic ones, which always inspire me and slightly intimidate me. if you’re a colorful art collector i think these rooms will give us all some guidance on getting great art at home and how to hang an unconventional collection. from illustration and graphic art, to vintage portraiture and photography and super simple to cluttered but chic, there are some stunning looks here to ignite the collector in all of us.

eclectic home art gallery wall. / sfgirlbybay

colorful home art gallery wall. / sfgirlbybay

unique home art gallery. / sfgirlbybay

home art gallery wall with portrait paintings. / sfgirlbybay

home art gallery wall with vintage furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: @mortilmernee; patter london; Rhodochro Wall Art via anthropologie; julia lynn photography; Cuno Amiet Self-Portrait 1902 via annie-sophie tshiegg; ruth burts international; rachel castle’s home via real living; architectural digest espana; Geraldine Cleary’s home via kinfolk; the cut; @ettrumtill; julia lynn photography; shelterness; the vintage vegans; christoph niemann’s home via the selby.

a trip to thailand.
by Chelsea Jackson comment


a trip to thailand. / sfgirlbybay

This past winter my husband and I traveled around Asia with our little girl in tow and it was the most magical trip I could have imagined. As I sometimes do when the months begin to tick by, I’ve grown unbelievably nostalgic for the time spent discovering new sights, flavors, sounds, and experiences and I’ve spent the last week or so reliving the Bangkok, Phuket, and Chiang Mai portion of our excursion in pictures. These little frames of time, frozen forever in my mind and on the screen (hooray for finally sharing them with you!), sum it all up perfectly. Thailand was a cocktail of ornate temples (like our favorites the Grand Palace and Wat Pho) and friendly elephants (we spent two amazing days sleeping and waking with elephants, trekking the jungle, and living like locals at the Chai Lai Eco Lodge), the rustle of vibrant orange silks whipping by as austere monks hurried to hushed meetings and a wash of color everywhere we looked. It was a trip unlike any other and I’m already counting the days until I can return.

Keep scrolling for some of my favorite memories and, in case a trip is in your future, visit our complete Google map here.

xx, chelsea

travel photos from thailand. / sfgirlbybaygold ornate decor in thailand. / sfgirlbybaycolorful temple in thailand. / sfgirlbybaygold temple statues in thailand. / sfgirlbybaycolorful travel photos from thailand. / sfgirlbybayornate gold temples in thailand. / sfgirlbybayorange carnation garlands in thailand. / sfgirlbybayelephant in thailand. / sfgirlbybaymonks entering temple in thailand. / sfgirlbybaywoman with stacked gold necklace in thailand. / sfgirlbybaytemple in thailand. / sfgirlbybaytravel photography from thailand. / sfgirlbybaygold statues in thailand. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by chelsea jackson for sfgirlbybay.

bathing beauties.
by victoria comment


rustic modern black and white bathroom with freestanding tub. / sfgirlbybay

longing for a feminine, but not over-the-top girly bathroom? then this is the post for you. if you’ve seen my bathroom, you know i love a black and white bathroom, but i think even with a classic look like that, you can still add funky and feminine touches — vintage mirrors, nude sketches and portrait paintings for instance, add an interesting and artistic twist. a vintage stool looks chic next to the tub — and a stylish spot for your favorite scented candles, and perhaps some pretty healing crystals. be sure to add the softest bath towels for a touch of luxury.

bathroom decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

small portrait painting hung above rustic clawfoot tub. / sfgirlbybay

freestanding white bathtub in modern bathroom. / sfgirlbybay

crystals and bath salts as bathroom decor. / sfgirlbybay

small black and white guest bathroom. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring bathroom decor and furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

bathroom with white freestanding tub and black wall tiles. / sfgirlbybay

gold hands dish with healing crystals. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring bathroom decor and furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

vintage mirrots over minimalist wood and pipe bathroom vanity. / sfgirlbybay

black and white clawfoot tub with decorative bath linens. / sfgirlbybay

large vintage mirror and floral patterned tile bath tub. / sfgirlbybay

white clawfoot tub with overhead shower and vintage suspended shower curtain. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: the estate trentham; captains rest in tasmania; sharyn cairns photography; jenni kayne; marie olsson nylanders bathroom via trendland; flodeau; vtwonen; cult of tomorrow; skona hem; interior stylist johanna pilfalk ; studio 903; christie tyler’s bathroom via the file; @tanalatorre; alt dk; henri matisse print via; Eileen Gray’s bathroom via another magazine; caroline donofrio’s home via the fold magazine; Daphne Javitch’s via jenni kayne; henri matisse print from; kohler cannock sink; The Petite Millbrook Cast Iron Bath; home life; skona hem; kirill bergart; le sojorner; gracespain; philip karlberg photography; kerry cassill luxury towels; emily chalmers’ bath via turbulences deco; real living.