instagram worthy: @_designtales_.
by victoria comment


instagram worthy: @_designtales_. / sfgirlbybay

this week’s instagram worthy feed to follow is @_designtales_. meet Laura Muthesius & Nora Eisermann — a lifestyle & food Photography and Styling team born and based in Berlin, germany. their beautifully moody instagrams share a peek inside their homes, their studio spaces and the inspiring shoots they produce, often in collaboration with some other very talented friends. i always love a look into creative studio spaces and @_designtales_ does just that. plus there’s all that lovely natural lighting they seem to effortlessly capture. i like an instagram feed that makes you want to make better pictures, offering up eye candy and education — a perfect place to spend some time looking around. and check out their beautiful blog and food stories, too. you might even find a great new recipe while you’re there, too.

moody dining room inspiration via @_designtales_ on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

large planked wood floors in moody living space. / sfgirlbybay

interior design inspiration via @_designtales_. / sfgirlbybay

inspiration via @_designtales_ on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

black walls in inspiring dining nook via @_designtales_ on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interiors via @_designtales_ on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring small bedroom via @_designtales_. / sfgirlbybay

@_designtales_ bedroom decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

natural bedding inspiration via @_designtales_ on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

moody bedroom decor inspiration via @_designtales_. / sfgirlbybay

tabletop decor inspiration via @_designtales_ on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

creative studio decor inspiration via @_designtales_ on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by @_designtales_.



modern surf vibes.
by victoria comment


modern surf vibes. / sfgirlbybay

i’m making up a new genre — kinda, sorta anyway — modern surf. i think mid-century modern already has a kind of natural, beachy vibe — maybe it’s the curvy shapes and the color palette. to get this laid-back aesthetic you simply add one part mid-century furniture, add some cacti or succulents, maybe a dried palm frond or two and a color palette pulled from nature: seafoam, aqua, sand, coral and ochre — those all work quite well. aren’t you feeling those relaxed modern surf vibes already?

palm fronds as modern surf decor. / sfgirlbybay

seafoam wall color inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

home decor for modern surf vibes. / sfgirlbybay

mid-century modern home with surf vibes. / sfgirlbybay

realxed home decor with modern surf vibes. / sfgirlbybay

modern surf vibe color palette with sand and seafoam decor. / sfgirlbybay

mid-century modern dining room with seascape and portrait paintings. / sfgirlbybay

modern surf vibes color palette inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

modern surf vibes decor elements. / sfgirlbybay

surfboards stacked in corner. / sfgirlbybay

oversized succulent in living room with modern surf vibes. / sfgirlbybay

• photo credits in order of appearance: hazel + scout; plümo palm leaf decor; sautenarcisse;; house of c; lonny; Paul Klee, Spiralscheibenbluten, 1932; perspective20; Reiner Gogolin; @paigegeffen; apartment therapy; inside out magazine; yokomiko; sautenarcisse; @bobbyclark____; @mavencollectpdx; claire cotrell; @b.r.a.e.r; @mistymawn; inside out magazine; amy stone; coyote negro; the urbanite; casa vogue; hazel + scout; inside out magazine.



friday finds.
by victoria comment


dining room art gallery wall. / sfgirlbybay

welcome to the weekend, everyone. it’s been very hectic around the house this week — i had my countertops installed and for some reason that compelled me to clean every-single-drawer and pantry and rid them of things i just never use. it’s a good feeling, mind you, and i’m excited to share the new kitchen look with you soon — i just need to paint and we’re getting close to a reveal. here are a few things inspiring me this week and giving me relaxed vibes all around. enjoy some r&r if you can!

xo, victoria

  1. i love the look of this dining room gallery. but i also quite like the idea of displaying art books when the table’s not in use. what about you? too impractical or who cares cuz it looks great?!
  2. this is paper calls this ‘a landscape dialogue between Brussels and Athens’ by Athanasios Gatos. it may in fact just be a weed making its way through a crack in the concrete (but aren’t we all?) and it’s beautiful.
  3. i have a thing for great argyle or diamond patterns and i’ve been crushing on this beautiful tile pattern and color palette from Palais El Badi in Marrakesh, Morocco.
  4. what a simple but fantastic abstract portrait this is, hung over a very lovely tub. and again some pretty spiffy tile work here, too.
  5. do you read cereal magazine? they have the loveliest photography and some great features, including travel — i love this particular story about a bit of santa barbara’s more notorious history.
  6. these are such a great pair of cane lounge chairs from worn. they only ship within australia but i’m going to be on the hunt for some vintage beauties similar to these for the shop.
  7. french country houses were filled with beautiful bamboo pieces like this popular bucket chair in the 1950s and 60s and we did discover this double circle bamboo chair in a flea market in lyon. she’s in super marché now.
  8. this is such a pretty desert print. and this time of year? it’s my very favorite season to visit because it’s not too hot, and the crowds have yet to descend upon it.

weed coming up through concrete art print. / sfgirlbybay

argyle moroccan tile in teal, black and white. / sfgirlbybay

simple abstract portrait painting over free-standing tub. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring travel photography. / sfgirlbybay

cane lounge chairs from worn. / sfgirlbybay

super marché double circle bamboo chair. / sfgirlbybay

gorgeous desert art print. / sfgirlbybay