best of: raise the roof beams.
by victoria comment

3/25/19

exposed white beamed ceilings / sfgirlbybay

last week we shared a peek at domino’s feature on restored by the fords, interior designer leanne ford’s HGTV show with her brother steve. well, you all shared with me where i could find it streaming online and i downloaded it on amazon. after watching the first two episodes of the show, i’m completely smitten with the show, and even more inspired to eventually rip out the soffit ceiling in my kitchen to expose the beams you can see in my dining/living room area, just above. turns out leanne and her brother are just as sledgehammer-happy as i am and she inspired me to look further into that demolition process and expose the beams, and paint them white – just like you see in these examples here. so pretty, right? and so much more open and airy feeling. i can’t wait to start demo’ing one day soon!

plywood kitchen cabinets and exposed white beamed ceilings. / sfgirlbybay

painted white beamed ceilings. / sfgirlbybay

exposed beamed ceilings painted white in modern kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

painted white ceilings in modern a-frame kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

exposed beamed ceiling painted white in white kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

white exposed beamed ceiling. / sfgirlbybay

painted white beamed ceiling in dining room with pendant globe light. / sfgirlbybay

modern exposed beamed ceiling painted white. / sfgirlbybay

painted white beamed ceiling in minimalist modern kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

white beamed ceiling in modern white kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

white subway tiles and painted white beamed ceiling. / sfgirlbybay

white beamed ceiling in modern dining area. / sfgirlbybay

a-frame painted white beamed ceilings. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: my dining room via one hazy morning; mason st. peter; the dailys; remodelista; @thelittleinterior; remodelista; remodelista; @colton_marr_; @theranchuncommon; design library; my Scandinavian home; gravity home.

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friday finds.
by victoria comment

3/22/19

inspiring and colorful interior with ornate moldings. / sfgirlbybay

as you read this, i’m up in san francisco, prepping for a pop-up shop brought to you by my super marché and elsie green along with a few friends. on saturday, march 23rd we’re turning lux studios into a very eclectic ‘le petit appartement’ where you can shop the entire apartment filled with vintage treasures we’ve scoured from france. if you’re in the area, please do come by and see us — i’d love to meet you! until then, this week’s friday finds are all very eclectic, too. have a great weekend one and all!

xo, victoria

  1. i so admire this very colorful space. the various shades of paint seem to add new dimension to the room — it’s a rather alice in wonderland-like look of falling down a beautiful pastel rabbit hole.
  2. i still keep seeing sculptures decorating the internet, and i love this pretty painted ceramic lady because she’s so unique and delicate looking.
  3. i quite like this vintage bust too, because he’s paired in such a modern space with a playful pink color palette. i’m going to hunt for more busts like this when i’m next in france for super marché.
  4. my tiny atlas has a brand new book launch coming our way and i for one, cannot wait to see it! looks like they’re coming to NYC for a launch party on march 27th at the aperature foundation, so if you’re in the area, i would highly recommend making a date with it!
  5. L.A.-based interior designer and prop stylist brady tolbert asked instagram the question “left or right?”, and quite honestly, i couldn’t decide on which of these guest rooms i liked best, so i said “both”! how about you?
  6. i love a good color pairing and this pale pink and olive green color combination of throw pillows had me at hello. olive green is such a blast from my childhood past, but paired with pink it’s got a fresh new look!
  7. who doesn’t want ‘to go to there’ like right this minute? milk decoration is one of my very favorite sources of french inspiration and their instagram feed is full of inspiration, too. this image of the amalfi coast is just one big giant sigh.
  8. this is such a pretty little nook, is it not? the socialite family always has the best home tours and this one doesn’t disappoint, either. love this vintage velvet beauty — the whole corner just oozes charm.

painted ceramic lady. / sfgirlbybay

pink cabinetry and ceramic bust with glass vase and branch arrangement. / sfgirlbybay

my tiny atlas book cover. / sfgirlbybay

two guest rooms shared by brady tolbert via instagram. / sfgirlbybay

pale pink and olive green throw pillows on white sofa. / sfgirlbybay

pink house on amalfi coast. / sfgirlbybay

feminine vintage modern corner. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: overeasy orchard.
by victoria comment

3/22/19

singapore's OverEasy Orchard diner designed by hui designs. / sfgirlbybay

this week we’re headed all the way to singapore to a modern diner that i think would have the fonz freaking out just a little bit over its distinct femininity. meet OverEasy Orchard, an All-Pastel Diner brought to us by hui designs. it’s nostalgia meets the jetsons in this all-american joint located in liat Towers. OverEasy Orchard might have you wondering if your burger and fries arrive with a pink dipping sauce, but never fear, fonz, the menu is still quite manly, with items like Beer Can Chicken or smoky BBQ Baby Back Ribs, but they also serve up a wholesome Smashed Avocado Toast with Poached Eggs. whew! let’s head out for Orchard’s ‘Beat the Clock’ Happy Hour wearing a sleek Vegan Leather Jacket, matching boots, our favorite faded denim and a fun striped top that reminds us of soda pop straws — perfect diner-ware. need something to read at the counter? Sunburn is a tantalizing modern noir by Laura Lippman, a psychologically suspenseful novel about a pair of lovers with the best intentions and the worst luck. sounds juicy!

the bar inside singapore's OverEasy Orchard diner designed by hui designs. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: overeasy orchard diner in singapore. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Stelen Blair Vegan Leather Jacket; anthropologie Summer Striped Top; j.crew Slim boyfriend eco jean in Warm Seaside wash; Suzanne Rae Welt Sole Ankle Boot in Sandshell; Jackie Rounded Sunglasses; anthropologie Seaside Pearl Drop Earrings; RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Promise; read this there Sunburn: A Novel by Laura Lippman; Elago Leather wallet/iPhone Case; Stüssy Aurora Washed Twill Bucket Hat; anthropologie Pookie Canvas Mini Tote Bag.

singapore's OverEasy Orchard diner designed by hui designs. / sfgirlbybay

colorful interior of singapore's OverEasy Orchard diner designed by hui designs. / sfgirlbybay

pastel interior of singapore's OverEasy Orchard diner designed by hui designs. / sfgirlbybay

singapore's OverEasy Orchard diner designed by hui designs. / sfgirlbybay

dining booths inside singapore's OverEasy Orchard diner designed by hui designs. / sfgirlbybay

pink and green tile inside singapore's OverEasy Orchard diner designed by hui designs. / sfgirlbybay

bold pastel interior of singapore's OverEasy Orchard diner designed by hui designs. / sfgirlbybay

singapore's retro OverEasy Orchard diner designed by hui designs. / sfgirlbybay

pink and green interior of singapore's OverEasy Orchard diner designed by hui designs. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via yatzer and hui designs.