best of: on trend: terrazzo.
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on trend: terrazzo. / sfgirlbybay

i keep seeing terrazzo everywhere, and especially all over in europe — cafe tables were covered in it, and we discovered it beneath our feet on several occasions. terrazzo is a material consisting of chips of marble or granite set in concrete and polished to give a smooth surface, created by Venetian construction workers as an affordable flooring material to surface the patios around their living quarters. it became popular again in the 1950-60’s when modernist architects began using terrazzo in their designs and now, i’m seeing it everywhere again. i like it — it’s got a cool, italian vibe, and it’s also kind of playful and whimsical, perhaps because it looks a little bit like confetti. makes sense then that it’s also showing up in products lately, too — everything from iphone cases to shower curtains and pencils. terrazzo is definitely having its moment.

entryway with terrazzo floors. / sfgirlbybaycolorful terrazzo floors. / sfgirlbybaymodern room with terrazzo floors. / sfgirlbybayterrazzo tables. / sfgirlbybayterrazzo dishware. / sfgirlbybyterrazzo vase. / sfgirlbybayterrazzo stairs. / sfgirlbybayterrazzo backsplash. / sfgirlbybayTerrazzo print clutch. / sfgirlbybayterrazzo shower curtain. / sfgirlbybayshop with terrazzo walls and floors. / sfgirlbybayterrazzo iphone cover and vanity. / sfgirlbybayTerrazzo print throw pillows and pencils. / sfgirlbybayterrazzo bathroom walls. / sfgirlbybayterrazzo walls and dishware. / sfgirlbybayTerrazzo walls and steps. / sfgirlbybay

• photo credits in order of appearance: iconist; interior junkie; bing bang nyc; skinny laminx; modern times coffee table; urban outfitters terrazzo shower curtain; Terrazzo Marble table, France, circa 1960 from 1st dibs; okdesign’s ‘confetti’ terrazzo boards; Marmoreal engineered marble, designed by British designer Max Lamb via miss moss; divisare; @ad_spain; white terrazzo Ipad cover by Woouf; urban outfitters terrazzo shower curtain; max lamb designed marmoreal via dzek; terrazzo iphone case; max lamb designed marmoreal via dzek; ferm living pillows; hay market pencils; max lamb designed marmoreal via dzek; maker and brothers max lamb marmoreal cheese board; more of max lamb’s marmoreal from dzek.

best of: that feminine feeling.
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bed with pink blanket and oversized art hung above via dwell magazine.

no one could ever accuse me of being a girly-girl, but i do have a soft spot for sweet hues in the bedroom. everything from blush, to shades of robin’s egg blue are being found in these boudoirs — truly the stuff that dreams are made of. this rosie trend is best implemented in eye-catching additions, like the perfect candy-colored throw, statement wall, or bedside table. and since Pantone chose these pretty pastel shades for their colors of the year in 2016, we must be on the right track, n’es pas?

faux fur and white bedding photographed by patrick cline for lonny. / sfgirlbybaypink and peach bed linens via home adore / sfgirlbybayblack mantle and pale pink linen photographed by san hop via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybaypink decor inspiration / sfgirlbybayfeminine studio space / sfgirlbybayfeminine decor inspiration / sfgirlbybaypink pillow on white bed with moroccan throw / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: frederik vercruysse for dwell magazine; patrick cline photography for lonny; home adore; san hop via the socialite family; the house that lars built; cote maison; bekka palmer photography; love with a perfect stranger; park and cube; hanna’s room; est living; Le Jardin Bohémien via another something; elle decoration; the guardian; and nuevo estilo;brittany ambridge photography.

best of: friday finds.
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painted white ship lap walls / sfgirlbybay

simple is sometimes so calming, isn’t it? it’s such a complicated time in our country, so i guess i’m just drawn to the simple elegance in these pretty spaces. they seem like the kind of places you could rest your mind for a while and think a little more clearly. uncluttered and organized — the place i’d like to get my head to. happy friday, y’all. i hope you have a restful weekend! xo, victoria

  1. love this little shed an architect built for himself, via dwell magazine.
  2. i could just lay down here and take a long sweet nap, via remodelista.
  3. this looks like a peaceful spot to sit and write down some new ideas, via royal roulette.
  4. a few elegant spaces: a simple bar cart; a great looking black armoire, or two; and another great writing desk.
  5. this is one very elegant and zen kitchen.
  6. and lastly, a very chill and beautifully simple bathroom.

white bedroom with beamed white ceilings / sfgirlbybay white room with tall windows and door and wood desk and chair / sfgirlbybayblack and white home decor / sfgirlbybayornate ceiling medallion in white modern kitchen / sfgirlbybaychic minimalist bathroom decor / sfgirlbybay