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.


best of: a bright & sunny paris abode.
by victoria comment


paris home tour via elle decor france. / sfgirlbybay

okay, this post comes with a disclaimer: prepare for extreme envy. erin at apartment34 saw this feature by Laetitia of billie blanket and very kindly forwarded my way — knowing full well it was just my vibe. it exemplifies the kind of look i hope to bring to your homes through my online shop super marché, filled with vintage french finds like rattan chairs and mirrors. it’s the home of Mylène Kiener and her partner, Aude Aubron, who run the chic children’s clothing collection Frangin Frangine, and not surprisingly their children’s rooms are as adorably stylish as the rest of their fabulous flat. bright and sunny and a little bit whimsical — with a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower, this is one (big!) and beautiful home tour. grab a latte and settle in for a gander, and for the full tour, visit billie blanket.

inspiring home in paris via ell decor france. / sfgirlbybay

elle decor france home tour. / sfgirlbybay

black and white dinign room in paris. / sfgirlbybay

dining room in paris. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring vintage furnishings via elle decor france. / sfgirlbybay

tan crystal lamp in inspiring paris home. / sfgirlbybay

rattan loveseat mixed with vintage furnishings in white room via elle decor paris. / sfgirlbybay

black and white cabinet in paris apartment. / sfgirlbybay

lovely textiles in paris home tour. / sfgirlbybay

vintage mirror and blue bench. / sfgirlbybay

white walls and floors with black trim and rattan details. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring modern entryway in stylish paris home. / sfgirlbybay

black and white home decor details in paris. / sfgirlbybay

vintage rattan mirror over skinny black and white dresser. / sfgirlbybay

globe lights and eat-in kitchen with modern green cabinetry. / sfgirlbybay

modern kitchen with blue green cabinetry and brass pulls. / sfgirlbybay

dark gray accent wall and gray curtains in children's bedroom in paris. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern bedroom in paris. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern bedroom with minimalist bedding. / sfgirlbybay

children's bedroom in chic paris home. / sfgirlbybay

rattan chair and tall black cabinet in kid's bedroom in paris. / sfgirlbybay

kid's bedroom in paris. / sfgirlbybay

children's bedroom decor details. / sfgirlbybay

vintage pink race car in stylish children's room. / sfgirlbybay

nursery in paris with stuffed animal heads on the wall. / sfgirlbybay

child's bedroom in paris. / sfgirlbybay

Photography and blog content by Billie Blanket for elle decor france.

best of: getting graphic.
by victoria comment


hand-printed bedding. / sfgirlbybay

the trend to get graphic doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon, and personally, i’m just fine with that. and to tell you the truth graphic themes have been around forever — just think of linear artists like matisse and Joan Miró and the bauhaus movement for example. and now today’s artists and designers are putting their own creative twist on graphic design — in art, textiles, and interiors.  shopping gorgeous geometric and very graphic homeware and art collections from block shop, lrnce and caroline walls will get you the look in no time flat.

graphic painting. / sfgirlbybay

desert art print. / sfgirlbybay

abstract art print. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring graphic art. / sfgirlbybay

black and white striped area rug. / sfgirlbybay

black and white art print. / sfgirlbybay

black and white graphic art print. / sfgirlbybay

graphic eye print on blanket with fringe. / sfgirlbybay

graphic painting over bamboo chair. / sfgirlbybay

graphic art print and block shop wall hanging. / sfgirlbybay

mustard yellow painting with painted graphic ceramic vases. / sfgirlbybay

graphic woven wall print. / sfgirlbybay

black and white graphic artwork. / sfgirlbybay

black and pink graphic artwork. / sfgirlbybay

graphic color-blocked quilt. / sfgirlbybay

woven pillow with graphic yarn print. / sfgirlbybay

graphic floral painting on black wall via elle decoration UK. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: Dominique Brammah; @misterjessejames;; bicker design; fashion gone rouge; selency; Andy Warhol Lips, 1986; anne sage; type treament; block shop textiles via design*sponge; alexander calder; Ana Mirats; Dieter Roth, Stedelijk Museum via @ferry_v; tout via sunday selection; urban outfitters; Joan Miro; brasilia fabric from margo selbyurban outfitters Allover Eyes Woven Throw; pampa; navio vazio; sfgirlbybay; lrnce vases; elle decoration UKcaroline flindt; caroline walls paintings; louise gray Little Quilt No. 4 from kaufmann mercantile; lrnce pillow; elle decoration UK.

update: book smart.
by victoria comment


white book stand with gold wall light overhead. / sfgirlbybay

as you’ve probably realized from seeing my built-in bookcases, i’m a bit of a reading fiend. when i have a good book in my hands it takes me away for hours on end. i’ve been known to read into the wee hours of the night and wake up ready to dive in again. so it always saddens me a bit when i hear that perfectly bound books might go by the wayside someday. say it ain’t so! there’s nothing quite like the beauty of a home library and books, even magazines — print, if you will, of all kinds gets my heart rate going. so when i saw this wonderful print, read instead, i was reminded how much i love books on display. to me, they’re the makings of a real home, and i love perusing friends’ bookshelves. as i move into my new place i’m trying to figure out how i’ll store and display all my books, and i’m also giving some away to friends as i just can’t possibly make room for all my many, many books, but i may just stack them on the floor! call me crazy, but put your books out there, my friends! be book proud and show it.

read instead art print. / sfgirlbybay

books stacked under windows. / sfgirlbybay

stacks of colorful books on concrete bedroom floor. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist vertical wood book shelf. / sfgirlbybay

vintage book spines. / sfgirlbybay

wicker chair and colorful books on display in white living room. / sfgirlbybay

white and pink books on display. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern black and white desk area with built-in book shelves. / sfgirlbybay

decorating with books. / sfgirlbybay

low shelves with art and books. / sfgirlbybay

ornate fireplace with art and built-in bookshelves. / sfgirlbybay

built-in bookshelves inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

art and books on display. / sfgirlbybay

low pile of books in sunlight room. / sfgirlbybay

neutral book spines on wood bookshelves. / sfgirlbybay

white bookshelves with neutral books. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: the everygirl; read instead from book shop; @theslowtraveler; chanel bags & cigarette drags; inside closet; fantastic frank; remain simple; sight unseen; @candiceperrin; fantastic frank; salvo lópez photography; the modern issue; me and my sneakers; nuevo estilo; rue magazine; interior design; ‘hold me i’m real’ from book shop; laura seppenen design; @sofia.tuovinen; my domaine; st. barts; anna malmberg; alexandra sara; breakaway; deer circus.