friday finds.
by victoria comment


globe light fixture in modern living room. / sfgirlbybay

happy friday, one and all! it’s been a hectic week getting back into the swing of things after my holiday away in italy and then my super marché shopping trip in france. i’m not complaining one little bit, though — the trip was most inspiring and once again after being abroad i feel like redecorating! this week’s friday finds indicate where my head’s at — unique looking eclectic spaces mixing and matching a whole host of unexpected design genres. enjoy your weekend and i’ll see you back on monday!

xo, victoria

  1. i’m blown away by this other worldly looking lighting fixture from dimore studio. it’s like a solar system all your very own which would require quite a lot of space, but i can admire it from afar.
  2. on a much smaller scale, this is a lovely pendant lamp at the very beautiful Hôtel Les Roches Rouges located on a dreamy Mediterranean beach in the Côte d’Azur. i love the whole cozy little hotel nook. take me there, and soon.
  3. here’s another gorgeous hotel to put on our wish lists — the Little Beach House Barcelona featured on one of my favorite travel resources — afarmedia. if you don’t follow them i highly suggest you do!
  4. galerie half is a very inspiring los angeles-based instagram account for me — loaded with uniquely collectible vintage pieces i can only dream of making my own. i love all the beautiful lighting in this gorgeous space.
  5. i so admire @anneclaire.rohe’s beautiful, eclectic new york home, chock-filled of vintage treasures. anne-claire is a Fashion and Still Life Photographer based in NYC and another instagram account worth following.
  6. we’ve featured @kawa_heart_studio amazing home on the blog before, but i never tire of her lovely studio space. those fabulous windows get me everytime and i love how simply it’s decorated — the appreciation for the light just makes center stage.
  7. i love this this eclectic art collection and i especially like how uniquely it’s spaced along the wall — there’s enough distance between the art pieces that they really stand out on their own, as much as a cohesive collection.
  8. this is such a sweet little desk set-up featured in yet again, another gorgeous french family home on the socialite family — one of my very favorite design blogs, always sharing the most unique french home tours.

wood tray coffee table. / sfgirlbybay

art gallery wall inside little beach house barcelona hotel. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior via galerie half on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

bohemian modern apartment. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed home with wicker lighting fixture. / sfgirlbybay

art filled dining room. / sfgirlbybay

tiny desk set-up via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: sister city.
by victoria comment


inspiring interior of sister city hotel in nyc. / sfgirlbybay

this week on wear this there, we’re headed to new york city and a new hotel created by the people behind Ace Hotel and inspired by the functional perfection of Finnish saunas, Japanese bento boxes, rock-cut cliff dwellings of prehistory, among other unique wood-based elements. welcome to sister city, a hotel offering 200 intimate, efficient rooms, inspired by the philosophy of Less, But Better. there are also floret, a gorgeous ground-floor restaurant, and last light, the perfectly coined rooftop bar ideal for sunset summer cocktails — all situated right on Bowery, one of Manhattan’s oldest and most storied thoroughfare. we’re going to layer things up to go perfectly from day to night in lightweight linen pants and crop top, some sassy strappy wedges and topping it off for cooler evenings with a flowy print kimono and beaded bag. once tucked into your cozy sister city room for the night, might we suggest The Last Book Party by Karen Dukess — the story on everyone’s vacation must-read list of a young woman trying to find herself while surrounded by the bohemian literary scene during a summer on the Cape in the late ’80s

inspiring modern interior of sister city hotel in nyc. / sfgirlbybay

sister city hotel inspired outfit and accessories. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Stelen Juniper Linen Crop Top and linen pants; Jane Strap Wedge; block shop TARTAN SQUARE SCARF; Farrow Margo Acetate Earrings; gucci 406 Millicent Rose Rouge à Lèvres Voile Lipstick; read this there The Last Book Party by Karen Dukess; Bastide Rose Oliver Hand Cream; NEED Agent Sunglasses in Tortoise Light; clare v. travel weekender tote; Not Impressed Tulipa Beaded Bag in Light Wood; ONE by New Friends Colony Felicia Kimono.

checkered flooring inside sister city nyc. / sfgirlbybay

sister city nyc hotel. / sfgirlbybay

bedroom at sister city hotel in nyc. / sfgirlbybay

city scape in nyc. / sfgirlbybay

sister city hotel lobby. / sfgirlbybay

bunk beds at sister city hotel nyc. / sfgirlbybay

built-in headboard in sister city hotel nyc. / sfgirlbybay

the bar at sister city hotel in nyc. / sfgirlbybay

modern bar inside sister city hotel in nyc. / sfgirlbybay

arched doorway inside sister city hotel bar. / sfgirlbybay

bathroom details inside city sister hotel in nyc. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern bedroom inside the sister city hotel in nyc. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern hotel room at sister city nyc. / sfgirlbybay

checkered past.
by victoria comment


vintage minimalist modern home with patterned tile floors. / sfgirlbybay

one of the amazing things about traveling around europe is how very ancient it is and the unique charm which that exudes. the architecture is awe-inspiring and gives you such a sense of history — here in america we just don’t go that far back and sometimes there’s not as much of an appreciation for the past and more of a look towards the future, so older buildings are often done away with. so i really love seeing these older spaces and even when they might be decaying in one way or another, i find a kind of celebratory beauty in that aging. older floors are so prevalent in europe and even very mismatched tile floors might share just a single household. the airbnb we had in palermo (just above) must have had five or six different tile patterns going on and it was beautiful. i thought i’d share a little bit of that kind of lovely flooring with you today. embrace the old and be inspired!

inspiring rustic modern dining area with vintage chandelier. / sfgirlbybay

italian pattern tiled floors. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern dining area with pattern tiled floors. / sfgirlbybay

tile floors in boutique shop. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring dining room with patterned tile flooring. / sfgirlbybay

black and yellow checked flooring. / sfgirlbybay

yellow and black checkered floors. / sfgirlbybay

tiled flooring in modern sitting room with daybed. / sfgirlbybay

mismatched vintage dining chairs. / sfgirlbybay

tiled floors in whitewashed home. / sfgirlbybay

vintage tiled floors in whitewashed bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

triangle print tile floors. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: @sfgirlbybay; architectural digest espana; bo bedre; architectural digest espana; archiproducts; freunde von freunden; archiproducts; architectural digest espana; about decoration; the poetry of material things; david kohn architects.