friday finds.
by victoria comment


vintage modern kitchen with chandelier. / sfgirlbybay

yay! it’s the weekend and the sun is out, but not too hot if you know what i mean (fellow Angelenos will feel me here). i’m planning on a little reading in my cowboy pool — ’tis already time for that around these parts. it’s also the long beach flea market this easter sunday — one of my favorites that focuses mostly on smaller home decor and the prices are quite good, too. enjoy your weekend, everyone!

xo, victoria

  1. this is such a pretty kitchen — the soft color palette creates such a soothing space to cook, and i love the juxtaposition of the rustic arch, the sleek, modern cabinetry and vintage chandelier. just smashing!
  2. i have such a thing for arches (see, another beautiful arch!) — why don’t all rooms have them? they just make everything that much more charming and welcoming, don’t you think? it’s the beautiful home of french blogger chloe & you featured in milk decoration is all pretty wonderful.
  3. isn’t this a cozy moroccan nook posted by carley page summers? i love that rug, and the dark exposed beam ceilings make it feel all the cozier. the perfect reading hideaway.
  4. the interior shopkeepers posted this photo of one of my personal favorite shops in all the world, A Vida Portuguesa in lisbon. last time i was there i purchased one of these black swallows that beautifully grace their arched entryway. this makes me want many more. guess i’ll have to go back (but officially you can buy them online, too!)
  5. this is another home in france, this time in normandy featured on my Scandinavian home. i really like the effortless style of that throw working overtime as a sofa slipcover. trés chic.
  6. i quite like this lala palm linen tasseled cushion — it swings both towards Moroccan and california beach vibes. and i like that it’s reversible in a way, with stripes on the back. she’s a beauty from karu, a wonderful little online shop filled with artisanal home textiles.
  7. i loved the way leanne ford revitalized this old cabin in echo park (now home to songstress lana del rey!). i’ve been on the hunt for an oversized vintage george nelson bubble lamp for my bathroom ever since i laid eyes on her gorgeous bedroom — i want one with just a little bit of aged patina like this or i’d buy one new.
  8. this is another lovely looking daybed, and what i especially like about it is the layering of textiles and patterns. the mix of different striped throws is really fun, but still quite serene looking.

white arched entrance to kitchen with white smeg fridge. / sfgirlbybay

moroccan nook posted by carley page summers on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of A Vida Portuguesa in lisbon. / sfgirlbybay

french home tour via my Scandinavian home. / sfgirlbybay

lala palm linen tasseled cushion by karu. / sfgirlbybay

echo park cabin designed by leanne ford with george nelson bubble lamps. / sfgirlbybay

simple wood daybed with layered textiles throw pillows. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: little collins street kitchen.
by victoria comment


modern white interior of little collins street kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

this week we’re getting very monochromatic as we head down under to another of australia’s well-designed eateries. we’re stopping in at little collins street kitchen where one might opt for some oyster tastings, or if later in the afternoon — high tea! designed by hecker guthrie and located inside melbourne’s sheraton hotel, this white-on-white themed restaurant is going to make you shine — how could one help but stand out against this backdrop? we’re going to attempt to blend in, but just not too much! let’s play a little hide & go seek — tossing this polka-dotted but very sexy Sheer Top over a black slip dress just so you don’t disappear entirely? add some stealth off-white boots and a beaded transparent bag and your back incognito. speaking of incognito — if you’re dining solo how about reading jennifer egan’s The Invisible Circus?

modern white-washed interior of little collins street kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: little collins street kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Farrow Emilianne Sheer Top; cos sleeveless gathered black dress; Suzanne Rae Welt Sole Ankle Boot in Sandshell; Scojo New York Halsey St. Reading Glasses; J. Hannah Chanterelle Nail Polish; read this there The Invisible Circus by jennifer egan; kate spade glitter scatter dot iphone case; MAKE Moon Stick Highlighter / Bronzer in Moon Dust; kate spade cameron medium bifold wallet in warm vellum; Mozh Mozh Beaded Flower Bag in Transparent; cos mixed material drop earrings.

wine bar inside little collins street kitchen in melbourne. / sfgirlbybay

soft white modern interior of little collins street kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

wine bar at little collins street kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

white subway tiled walls of little collins street kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of little collins street kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

plaid dining banquettes and padded chairs inside little collins street kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

modern neutral dining room of little collins street kitchen in melbourne. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by shannon mcgrath for Hecker Guthrie.

the vintage romantic bath.
by victoria comment


blue painted clawfoot tub with brass fixtures. / sfgirlbybay

there’s something just so soothing about a romantic bathroom. vintage clawfoot tubs take bubble baths to a whole new level, and hardwood and rustic stone floors always look smashing. as you can see from this roundup of bathrooms, it doesn’t take a lot to create the look — if you’ve got the vintage tub you’re a step ahead of the game, but simply add some Moroccan bath towels, some vintage paintings, mirrors, and lighting and you’re well on your way to having a romantic bathroom of your own. it’s all in the details — i love the idea of sea fans, coral and a palm frond or two. brass fixtures add a nice touch too. okay, now that we know what we’re doing, let’s have a soak, shall we?

brass bath fixtures and moroccan bath towel. / sfgirlbybay

blue painted clawfoot bath tub with brass fixtures. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern bathroom decor. / sfgirlbybay

romantic vintage bathroom decor. / sfgirlbybay

bathroom with stone floors and claw foot tub. / sfgirlbybay

moroccan tile and clawfoot tub with lace shower curtain. / sfgirlbybay

shiplap walls in washroom with stone floors. / sfgirlbybay

bathroom with black walls and white clawfoot tub. / sfgirlbybay

brass floral chandelier and black and white claw foot tub in whitewashed bathroom. / sfgirlbybay

aqua painted clawfoot tub in bathroom with concrete walls. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring vintage moroccan bathroom decor details. / sfgirlbybay

vintage portrait paintings and brass details in bathroom. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: rock my style; leanne ford’s cabin bathroom; rock my style; m.k. sadler photography; remodelista; once wed; m.k. sadler photography; planete deco; cereal magazine; house & garden; pampa rug; restored by the fords tall vase as sink; rock my style; the future kept; faflodine; hotel henriette via my scandinavian home; m.k. sadler photography; palmetto textile design in jet via @claymclaurinstudio; leanne ford’s cabin bathroom; lovely market; leanne ford’s cabin bathroom; in bed store; design*sponge at home book; the perfect hideaway; rock my style; Rustic Bathtub Caddy from the rusty pelican; bendstens; design addict mom;
line drawing; skona hem; Leanne Ford’s Renovated Pennsylvania Schoolhouse via GQ magazine; m.k. sadler photography; sentimental obsessions; food52; aubrey rd; john derian’s bath via architectural digest.