viva the pink bathroom.
by victoria comment

6/23/21

pink bathroom decor inspiration and accessories / sfgirlbybay

once, many moons ago in san francisco i lived in an older 1940’s home with a bathroom with not just pink, but blue and pink bathroom tile. whoosh, it felt a little bit like bathing in a newborn baby’s nursery. i most certainly did not love it, but it was a rental so i had to make due and make it look the best i could, like the way jordan from oh happy day! embraced her vintage but very fresh-looking bathroom above. and lately, i’ve noticed pink bathrooms making a comeback, and as is often the case, every trend comes full circle. pink tile of all kinds abound and whether it’s kind of a modern art deco look or vibe with a retro blast from the past you might prefer, i thought i’d share some both vintage and new pink bathrooms and a few accouterments to make living in the pink just a little bit more stylish. viva la pink!

pink bathroom decor inspiration and accessories / sfgirlbybay

pink bathroom decor inspiration and accessories / sfgirlbybay

pink bathroom decor inspiration and accessories / sfgirlbybay

pink bathroom decor inspiration and accessories / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: arched shower entrance via retro renovation; Anthropologie Mandy Towel Collection; Shhhowercap The Basilica Shower Cap; coven wallpaper from maison c; Gilded Garden Trinket Dish from Anthropologie; pink shower tile via livettes wallpaper; Well Done Crystal Facial Roller from anthropologie; pink shower tile via hearth studio; Port and Polish Pill Box; tile by salvo lópez photography; eloise petite pendant lamp from anthropologie; shower curtain via rookie magazine; otto candle from malin+goetz; cabinet contents via the fashion medley

pink bathroom decor inspiration and accessories / sfgirlbybay

pink bathroom decor inspiration and accessories / sfgirlbybay

pink bathroom decor inspiration and accessories / sfgirlbybay

pink bathroom decor inspiration and accessories / sfgirlbybay

pink bathroom decor inspiration and accessories / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: pink tile bathroom via @the.preservationist; Anthropologie Mandy Towel Collection; leah goren ceramic vase; sculpture via the socialite family; Mason Pearson Pure Nylon Hair Brush; pink shower tile by michelle kelly interiors; bathroom tray of essentials via the file; checked tile via @the.preservationist; Boy Smells Cinderose Candle; bath towels via bathroom remodel by oh happy day!; Pre de Provence Marseille Shea Butter soap.

pink bathroom decor inspiration and accessories / sfgirlbybay

pink bathroom decor inspiration and accessories / sfgirlbybay

pink bathroom decor inspiration and accessories / sfgirlbybay

pink bathroom decor inspiration and accessories / sfgirlbybay

pink bathroom decor inspiration and accessories / sfgirlbybay

pink bathroom decor inspiration and accessories / sfgirlbybay

• all other photography credits in order of appearance: bathroom remodel by oh happy day!; pink tile and black penny tiles via real estate; bathtub tile via @cletile; pink shower tiles by @terrazzotiles; bathtub via lonny; pale pink tile via remodelista; pink & black tile bathroom via apartment therapy; art deco modern pink bathroom by @yepoda.me; pink deco bathroom via sight unseen; hotel des grand boulevards via @thesocialitefamily; bathroom remodel by oh happy day!; pink & white bathroom via design*sponge; towel stack via freunde on freunden; Venice Fringed Cotton Beach Towel from business & pleasure; pink deco bathroom via sight unseen.

color story: classic black & white.
by victoria comment

6/22/21

styling by natalie walton / sfgirlbybay

again, i insist black is a color, and my perhaps my favorite. i wear it almost primarily and my home is full of both black furnishings and accents. it’s bold and statement-making, and it goes with just about every other color, most especially white. i went down a rabbit hole of styling and interior design by natalie walton (and oh by the way she teaches a Design and Decoration Masterclasses!) like her very genius idea of this skirt as a design element (in the chic bedroom above) and then went on a pinterest hunt for yet more inspiration for this week’s color story. i hope you find some inspiration here, too!

color story: classic black & white / sfgirlbybay

color story: classic black & white / sfgirlbybay

color story: classic black & white / sfgirlbybay

color story: classic black & white / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: black & white tile vi mad about the house; Boca Pendant lamp from jayson home; Set of 4 Bistro Tile Bonjour Bread Plates from anthropologie; v intage portraits by marnie hawson photography; black marble bowl from industry west; lulu & georgia joelle area rug; jayson home Black and White ceramic Cups; bedside table by natalie walton; night swim art print by Lisa Golightly art; Turkish Stripe Throw Blanket from cloth and main; white chair via first home; Scandal & Parade; the Theater of Jean Cocteau vintage book via ebay; industry west black roma chair.

color story: classic black & white / sfgirlbybay

color story: classic black & white / sfgirlbybay

color story: classic black & white / sfgirlbybay

color story: classic black & white / sfgirlbybay

color story: classic black & white / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: hands art via the meat kitchen; Pom Wool Solid Blankets from jayson home; lamp and collectibles from @ericatanov; lulu & georgia SIN UNI WALL HOOK; small moroccan stool from elsie green; st. frank MOSSI III LUMBAR PILLOW; no no no plate via the selby; LYLAH SQUARE TRAY from lulu & georgia; Autumn flower by Silvia Spedicato; linen coated tray from elsie green; black & white tile vi mad about the house; male bust by luis bustamante design; BLACK CLAY RING DISHes from st. frank; Darling I Love You Reclaimed Wood Art from kathy kuo home; vintage FIXING BATH IN NAPOLEON III BOILED CARDBOARD from bord de scene.

color story: classic black & white / sfgirlbybay

styling by natalie walton / sfgirlbybay

color story: classic black & white / sfgirlbybay

styling by natalie walton / sfgirlbybay

• all other photography credits in order of appearance: bedroom by natalie walton; hollie bowden’s home via milk decoration; black kitchen by quincoces drago; fireplace mantel via the socialite family; hollie bowden’s living room via milk decoration; black leather sofa via lonny; black kitchen via natalie walton; fireplace via living agency; black leather chair from teNeues Move and Work Book; bedroom by @nataliewalton; living room by @witanddelight_; black table by natalie walton.

instagram worthy: @marinebrusson.
by victoria comment

6/21/21

instagram worthy: @marinebrusson / sfgirlbybay

i shared a small peek at this very talented photographer’s kitchen on last week’s friday finds, but i really wanted to do a deeper dive into all the beautiful imagery of @marinebrusson. marine is a self-taught photographer living in the countryside of Bordeaux, france, and sharing with us her very enviable living spaces along with the craftsmen and artisans she encounters in her world. inspired by nature and everyday elements, she seeks to celebrate a simpler and more conscious way of life, in a return to the earth, to handmade, and to eating well. it’s a glimpse into a truly inspiring slow way of living that i really aspire to. for more, follow her on instagram and be sure to visit her website as well for much more inspiration.

instagram worthy: @marinebrusson / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @marinebrusson / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @marinebrusson / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @marinebrusson / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @marinebrusson / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @marinebrusson / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @marinebrusson / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @marinebrusson / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @marinebrusson / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @marinebrusson / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @marinebrusson / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @marinebrusson / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @marinebrusson / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @marinebrusson / sfgirlbybay

• photography by @marinebrusson.

friday finds.
by victoria comment

6/18/21

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

i’ve rounded up some somewhat quirky and funky finds this friday — not sure what got into me! but i did watch a pretty fun little flick last night starring michelle pfeiffer called french exit that may have put me in this frame of mind — it was rather wes anderson-ish and i found myself laughing out loud. anyway, i digress, here are some colorful and kind of whimsical rooms to cheer you up before the weekend. enjoy and cheers!

xo, victoria

  1. i adore everything about this slightly quirky home in the english countryside, even just this little nook. the color palette is joyful and a little whimsical and one imagines coming home to it, and hanging your coat here must be quite a happy thing indeed. not surprisingly perhaps that it’s the home of a creative director and set designer and it’s available to rent! for the full tour, hop on over here.
  2. i’m a big admirer of new york photographer nicole franzen. a virtual stroll through her beautiful online portfolio is an inspiring one to be sure — from her food photography to interiors around the globe. like this brilliant image — what a grand idea to treat little weavings like these grouped as a wall hanging.
  3. this is a very charming display of collectibles. from the pretty pale pink walls, chic striped area rug to the lovely vintage glass display cabinet, i quite like the whole look. love the display of basket totes beneath it and boxes atop it, too.
  4. this photographer’s journal is like taking a wee trip to provence. meet marine brusson, a self-taught photographer from Guadeloupe and now based in Bordeaux, france who highlights her life (and very charming home) on her beautiful photographic journal. i highly recommend a visit.
  5. the modern house is one of my favorite blogs, with the dreamiest home tours, like this one of creative entrepreneur abisola omole’s home in london. i love her collection of colorful vintage glassware and the simple but somewhat whimsical way she’s displayed it all. so charming!
  6. talk about collectors! this home tour on vogue home of Terry Ellis and Keiko Kitamura’s very charming Brixton home is just beyond! and in the article, they ‘apologize because they’ve just downsized’. i cannot imagine more, but i dearly love their many quirky kitchen collectibles.
  7. and then, on the other end of the spectrum (i’ve got something for everybody, today!) this is a beautifully minimal open kitchen shelving display, but that green glassware gives it a little extra oomph, doesn’t it? what an easy and affordable idea to add a dash of color and quite stylishly.
  8. this home in mykonos is as eclectic as they come. it’s the grecian hideaway belonging to interior designer Rebecca Körner. i really love that vintage Afra and Tobia Scarpa sofa which she’s cleverly covered in Peter Dunham Textiles’ ‘Zanzibar’ green linen. simply smashing.

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: HIRU Paris.
by victoria comment

6/17/21

wear this there: HIRU Paris / sfgirlbybay

we’re headed to one of my favorite Parisian neighborhoods today, to a very charming restaurant at the foot of the Montmartre hill and we’re in for some tapas and wine or perhaps a fancy cocktail if the mood should strike. today we dine at H I R U a café with a nod to the Basque origins and childhood memories in Japan of the two founders — HIRU, ‘three’ in the Basque language evokes their third experience together and in Japanese, HIRU means “noon, lunch”, ie ‘the state where there is sun’ so it’s the perfect spot for a bit of brunch. H I R U’s tapas are conducive to sharing with both indoor seating at the bar or petite table, as well as a beautiful sunny terrace. sounds perfect, n’cest pas? we’re going to get right in step with the vibe here in a funky and fun puffed sleeve Sweater Tee, a leather a-line skirt paired with some sassy woven platform sandals, and a chic Scarf-Trimmed Boater hat in case we dine al fresco. whilst you sip your cocktail, i highly recommended reading Paris in the Present Tense by mark helprin, one of my favorite novels, set in present-day Paris. seventy-four-year-old Jules Lacour — a maître at Paris-Sorbonne, cellist, widower, a veteran of the war in Algeria, and child of the Holocaust must find a balance between his strong obligations to the past and the attractions of life and love in the present. In the midst of what should be his golden days, he’s confronted headlong by a series of moral challenges to his principles, livelihood, and home, forcing him to grapple with his complex past and find a way forward.

wear this there: HIRU Paris / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: HIRU Paris / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Anthropologie Scarf-Trimmed Boater hat; Stella Pardo Conchitas Sweater Tee; cos NAPPA LEATHER A-LINE MIDI SKIRT; Seychelles Woven Platform Sandals; Thatch Huggie Hoop Earrings; sephora PATRICK TA Major Dimension Precision Gel Eyeliner; casetify RBG quote by grace owen iphone case; read this there Paris in the Present Tense by mark helprin; madewell Beaded Pendant Necklace; clare v. perforated card envelope in cream & monogrammed; Anthropologie Carlos Cat-Eye Sunglasses; Anthropologie Gingham Knotted Clutch.

wear this there: HIRU Paris / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: HIRU Paris / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: HIRU Paris / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: HIRU Paris / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: HIRU Paris / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: HIRU Paris / sfgirlbybay