friday finds.
by victoria comment

8/16/19

modern dining space by stylist megan morton. / sfgirlbybay

it may be the weekend, but there will be no rest for me. packing up and moving is no joke and i’ve got a lot to sort through — what to keep, what to donate and what should i sell? i’m going to do an online sale in my instagram stories very soon, so stay tuned for that. but with all the nitty-gritty details of selling my home and packing up, i’ll probably only be able to do local pick-up in L.A., so sorry about that! maybe i can ship small items! here’s to this week’s friday finds which seem to be feeling a little green!

xo, victoria

  1. i’m really into this space age-looking dining space shared by the fabulous stylist megan morton. i think it only looks a little ‘spacey’ because that amazing table looks like it’s about to get beamed up, and i love it!
  2. i love everything about this daring and quirky kitchen. it would hard to be unhappy about cooking in this cheerful space and the color blocking here takes it to a whole new unique level.
  3. this dining space has color blocking of a different kind and in this case it’s cleverly accentuating the pretty arch with a dash of peach paint which compliments the green kitchen splendidly. those tile floors are pretty darn fabulous, too.
  4. inside closet posted a beautiful home tour of jamini founder usha’s french abode and i especially loved this pretty bathroom and it’s color palette — looks like a soothing spot for a bubble bath.
  5. you know how i love a vintage painting portrait living alone in a sweet little nook and this lovely home set on a rose farm is now available to rent on Airbnb. looks like a good spot to curl up with a copy of little women.
  6. i kind of adore this charming little bathroom storage situation, and i’m quite sure the pretty green vintage tiles are what’s drawing me in, but the whole look is rather perfect.
  7. from my own super marché comes this adorable vintage schoolhouse armchair — the perfect place to style a stack of your favorite books. also the perfect time to let you know our latest container from france arrives in a couple of weeks!
  8. this is what i like to call ‘celebratory decay’ — for some unknown reason a little peeling paint can set my heart aflutter and this color palette featured on elle decoration is just delightful.

quirky green kitchen with ombre cabinet. / sfgirlbybay

color blocked dining room with tile floors. / sfgirlbybay

vintage white clawfoot tub. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior with pops of green. / sfgirlbybay

green and black bathroom tile. / sfgirlbybay

green vintage schoolhouse chair with stack of books. / sfgirlbybay

rustic green walls with ceramic plates. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: la cantine.
by victoria comment

8/16/19

la cantine counter in brooklyn, new york. / sfgirlbybay

we’re headed to brooklyn today, to one very sweet, cozy cafe. meet new york’s La Cantine café, designed by Sophie Lou Jacobsen who put an adorable pastel spin on the the typical french café. i hope you’re hungry because La Cantine serves up classic French-inspired fixin’s and shares a modern liberal use of ingredients to create a fresh flavor that you can’t walk away from. think something between fast-casual dining and a charming French bistro with charcuterie artisan meats paired with fresh bread, homemade quiche and their take on the buddha bowl making up the core of what they’re serving. to me it feels like you’ve just stepped through the front door of your best french friend’s charming abode. so we’re suiting up ourselves in charm to match the mood in a in rose check Blazer and matching trousers, a pale yellow sliky sleeveless blouse and slides and very jaunty straw hat. on your walk over to La Cantine i suggest listening to the On Being podcast with Krista Tippett & her guest Maira Kalman and learning the art of paying attention to simple, daily things to fall in love with.

inspiring interior of la cantine cafe in brooklyn. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: la cantine in brooklyn. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Just Female Maxime Blazer in Rose Check and matching trousers; NEED Miles Blouse in Sunny Yellow; Gigi Burris Millinery Sunrise Raffia-Trim Straw Hat; cos lightweight technical shopper bag; Kate Spade New York Varsity Universal Laptop Sleeve; Sundays Nail Polish No. 30; listen to On Being podcast with Krista Tippett & her guest Maira Kalman: Daily Things to Fall in Love With; Alison Lou Small Jelly Hoop earrings; cos LEATHER BELT BAG WITH FLAP POCKET; Intentionally Blank Intake Sandal in Yellow Patent.

wall sconce and built-in bench seating at la cantine. / sfgirlbybay

pale peach wall paint and wildflowers in small glass vase. / sfgirlbybay

vintage shield mirror inside la cantine in nyc. / sfgirlbybay

counter at nyc's la cantine. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring modern interior of la cantine in nyc. / sfgirlbybay

black exterior of la cantine in brooklyn. / sfgirlbybay

dining booths at la cantine. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring dining room at la cantine, nyc. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via @lacantinelv and La Cantine.

rustic modern makeover.
by victoria comment

8/15/19

rustic modern bedroom makeover. / sfgirlbybay

i recently saw this stunning bedroom makeover on the house that lars built and i just had to ask brittany if i could share with you. it’s the home of Merrilee Liddiard of Mer Mag, a beautiful online space for all things kids, creative and playful — you’ll find an abundance of beautifully executed resources and ideas to play creatively with your kids. for her makeover, Merrilee gave this bedroom a tranquil coat of pale blush paint and added accents of rust, black & white and plenty of texture with natural wood and layered bedding. i’ve been on the hunt for an oversized pendant lamp for my new cottage and this sheer beauty called the koushi lamp is giving me ideas! for the full before and after, visit the house that lars built. thanks for allowing me to share, ladies!

whitewashed rustic modern bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

bohemian modern whitewashed bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

rustic modern whitewashed bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

drafting table in rustic modern whitewashed bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

rustic modern bedroom with rust velvet throw pillows. / sfgirlbybay

rustic modern whitewashed wall storage. / sfgirlbybay

rustic whitewashed bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

rustic bedroom with whitewashed walls. / sfgirlbybay

• Photography by Shannon Weight and Merrilee Liddiard.