friday finds.
by victoria comment

11/20/20

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

greetings one and all! i hope you’ve got some relaxing plans ahead of you for the weekend, and for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday next week. we’re going to take next week off, but i leave you with some vintage-inspired friday finds and also some news! i am creating a brand new journal to share with you that will land directly in your inbox if you so choose to sign up. it’s free and will simply be an extension of the blog entitled marché recommends with shoppable ideas and loads of design inspiration for you — so i do hope you’ll come along for the new journey. also — i made you some music for the holidays — you can listen and download on spotify! have a great holiday and see you back here soon!

xo, victoria

  1. i’m most enamored with this very feminine drapery idea from @thelavenderghost! i checked in with her and found out it’s a vintage chinese embroidery panel so guess what i’m hot on the hunt for? i’d love something like this for my bedroom window. check out her shop for more smashing inspiration!
  2. Home Style by City: Ideas and Inspiration from Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, and Copenhagen by stylist, photographer and author ida magntorn is one of my favorite design books from way back when, and is still completely inspiring. the book includes stylish and eclectic residences, all a little bit bohemian modern and very vintage-inspired, much like this pretty bedroom dresser.
  3. while we all can’t live in an italian palazzo, i quite like this platform bed and storage inspiration. i believe it would require building some sort of ‘extra’ floor above the existing floor and i think rolling bins underneath might be a very smart storage idea that looks good too.
  4. i don’t do a ton of christmas decorating anymore, with the exception of loads of white votive candles and fairy lights all around the garden. but i quite like this small idea of big beautiful oversized red berry branches decorating the living room. i may have to go foraging for some!
  5. i think we all need a chic-looking hammock in our living rooms, and most especially these days since the only holiday we’re getting appears to be a staycation for the foreseeable future — sigh. but if our homes are as cozy as casa Palma en Colonia Roma i’d be much more okay with it!
  6. i adore everything about this dining space featured on little upside down cake’s journal entry — the dark navy blue walls and eclectic mix of vintage furnishings and lighting. for more inspiration follow @littleupsidedowncake on instagram.
  7. @baixahouse is one of my very favorite places to stay in lisbon and it’s not just because of the friendly and welcoming service. their guest apartments are decorated beautifully and feel just like someone’s well-styled apartment — like this living room space, so you feel extra comfortable, cozy and right at home.
  8. i’m charmed by this little plant gallery and most especially its vintage vibes. i’m always on the hunt for fun little storage boxes like these for super marché — and the good news is we have a fresh collection from france arriving to the shop in the next couple of weeks, so check in soon. and if you love plants, be sure and follow @igorjosif for more like this and check out his latest book plant tribe.

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

 

 

wear this there: jolene.
by victoria comment

11/19/20

inspiring interior of jolene in london. / sfgirlbybay

i can feel the weather changing, getting cooler and cozier, so i thought what better time than a wee winter pop on over to londontown? and this rustic cozy cafe looks like the perfect spot to spend some quality tea time. housed in one of jolly olde England’s most historic buildings (dating back all the way to 1658!) in the artsy hackney district is jolene, a lovely little bakery, restaurant, and chic wine bar. with hand-written daily menus it’s things like this that endear us to its old-world meets modern-day charm. we’re going to get ‘modern mod’ with a leather mini skirt, paired with a pretty blouse under a cozy cable-knit vest, beanie and scarf and over that a classic double-breasted peacoat. for fun (and comfort!) we’re adding some chunky chelsea boots worn with black ribbed tights. london’s a city with such a wonderful history, so we suggest picking up one of my favorite books, fingersmith by sarah waters. it’s the tale of Sue Trinder, an orphan, left as an infant in the care of a baby farmer and family of thieves, but one day, the most beloved thief of all arrives — ‘Gentleman’ with an enticing proposition for she just can’t resist. be prepared for loads of twists and turns!

modern dining room of jolene in london. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: jolene in london. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: free people Cordelia Shirt; free people Quartz Cable Vest; cos SHORT A-LINE LEATHER SKIRT; free people Cashmere Blend Ribbed Tights; cos CHUNKY LEATHER ANKLE CHELSEA BOOTS; Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder; clare v. moyen messenger bag; read this there fingersmith by sarah waters; The Book Club Blue Light Duh Bleach Glasses; anthropologie Merino Wool Yellow Check Wrap; all saints maddison black double-breasted coat; anthropologie Alpaca Wool Geo Print Hat.

sunlit interior of jolene cafe in london. / sfgirlbybay

jolene cafe in london. / sfgirlbybay

pendant globe lighting inside jolene cafe in london. / sfgirlbybay

jolene cafe in london. / sfgirlbybay

handwritten black and white menu inside jolene cafe. / sfgirlbybay

jolene cafe in london. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of jolene via remodelista. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via remodelista

good reads: upstate.
by victoria comment

11/18/20

good reads: Upstate Living: Spaces with Space to Live by Lisa Przystup  / sfgirlbybay

i have a brand new favorite when it comes to design books, and couldn’t wait to order and share it with you. from writer and florist @brass__tacks aka Lisa Przystup comes upstate Living: Spaces with Space to Live from monacelli press with beautiful photography by sarah elliott. the book is such an inspiring one because it captures everything i love about good design — eclectic spaces with unexpected twists and a wonderful mix of vintage modern. inspired by lisa’s move from brooklyn to new york’s Catskills, it’s an inspiring look at what life upstate might be like with uniquely personal home tours of twelve creative interiors on both sides of the Hudson river and upstate definitely tempts me with the idea of packing my bags for life in a charming old farm home on the east coast. the beauty of these distinctive spaces is a common approach to decoration that centers on collections gradually accumulated, handmade and vintage treasures, and embraces the style one can achieve in imperfection, and values comfort and character above all. i had a difficult time narrowing down just a few images from the book to share with you, but i think you’ll see what a great addition to your design library it will be. for more inspiration from lisa, follow her at @brass__tacks.

good reads: Upstate Living: Spaces with Space to Live by Lisa Przystup  / sfgirlbybay

good reads: Upstate Living: Spaces with Space to Live by Lisa Przystup  / sfgirlbybay

good reads: Upstate Living: Spaces with Space to Live by Lisa Przystup  / sfgirlbybay

good reads: Upstate Living: Spaces with Space to Live by Lisa Przystup  / sfgirlbybay

good reads: Upstate Living: Spaces with Space to Live by Lisa Przystup  / sfgirlbybay

good reads: Upstate Living: Spaces with Space to Live by Lisa Przystup  / sfgirlbybay

good reads: Upstate Living: Spaces with Space to Live by Lisa Przystup  / sfgirlbybay

good reads: Upstate Living: Spaces with Space to Live by Lisa Przystup  / sfgirlbybay

good reads: Upstate Living: Spaces with Space to Live by Lisa Przystup  / sfgirlbybay

good reads: Upstate Living: Spaces with Space to Live by Lisa Przystup  / sfgirlbybay

good reads: Upstate Living: Spaces with Space to Live by Lisa Przystup  / sfgirlbybay

good reads: Upstate Living: Spaces with Space to Live by Lisa Przystup  / sfgirlbybay

good reads: Upstate Living: Spaces with Space to Live by Lisa Przystup  / sfgirlbybay

good reads: Upstate Living: Spaces with Space to Live by Lisa Przystup  / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Sarah Elliott.

instagram worthy: @overtheocean_com.
by victoria comment

11/17/20

instagram worthy: @overtheocean_com.

this is another one of those instagram worthy accounts that may incite wanderlust or at the very least some very serious lifestyle envy. it’s the account belonging to @overtheocean_com, aka Birgit Sfat, who after running her company Over The Ocean in San Francisco, packed it all in and moved with her beautiful family to live in rural Portugal, and then finally landed in one of my favorite cities, Lisbon. her photographs share their exploration of that beautiful city, its culture, new projects, and family life at home and afar. their adventures have really made me miss travel abroad more than ever but in the most inspiring way with something to very much look forward to. enjoy following @overtheocean_com for some gorgeous imagery and an always beautiful and slower way of life.

instagram worthy: @overtheocean_com.

instagram worthy: @overtheocean_com.

instagram worthy: @overtheocean_com.

instagram worthy: @overtheocean_com.

instagram worthy: @overtheocean_com.

instagram worthy: @overtheocean_com.

instagram worthy: @overtheocean_com.

instagram worthy: @overtheocean_com.

instagram worthy: @overtheocean_com.

instagram worthy: @overtheocean_com.

instagram worthy: @overtheocean_com.

instagram worthy: @overtheocean_com.

instagram worthy: @overtheocean_com.

instagram worthy: @overtheocean_com.

• all photography by @overtheocean_com.

clean slate.
by victoria comment

11/16/20

simple white home exterior. / sfgirlbybay

as we spend more and more time at home these days during the pandemic, i often look around and feel ‘ugh, too much stuff’. not that i don’t love my home, because i very much do, but man, do i have a lot of belongings! living lighter, in a very simple manner is possible, and not without style, mind you. living in this smaller cottage has taught me that i honestly just do not need so much of these things that surround me. my books — they’re not going anywhere, but some of the collectibles i hoard are bound for a new life elsewhere — possibly i’ll add my castoff vintage belongings to super marché. i just feel a little claustrophobic and realize i don’t need a knick-knack on every surface! these spaces inspire me, too — they show tasteful restraint in all the right places. time to do a little paring down, i’m afraid. i’m not saying it’s going to be easy, mind you — i love so much of what i’ve collected, but a little less won’t hurt me!

simple white bedroom with tall ceilings / sfgirlbybay

simple white dining space. / sfgirlbybay

simple white vignette. / sfgirlbybay

simple white home archway / sfgirlbybay

simple white living room with black and wood details. / sfgirlbybay

simple white bedroom with tall ceilings and windows. / sfgirlbybay

simple white bedroom / sfgirlbybay

colorful pillows in various shapes on white sofa. / sfgirlbybay

simple white mantel with knick knacks. / sfgirlbybay

simple white bedroom with tall ceilings and windows. / sfgirlbybay

white walls and modern dining area. / sfgirlbybay

black and white decor on mantel. / sfgirlbybay

light white space with built in benches and black ceramics. / sfgirlbybay

dark portrait painting on wood nightstand in white bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

vintage seascape in simple dining area. / sfgirlbybay

task lamp on ornate bedside table in white bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

image credits in order of appearance: decor demon; @pauline_chardin; coco kelley; jessica comingore for TÊTE-À-TÊTE & PLATE; casa do pastor; lisa hackwith; curtains from magic linen; able sloan; mujer magica; a merry mishap; elin kling; brad swartz architects; tom delavan; san giorgio hotel by my paradissi; camayofi; this is glamorous.