*best of: in my dreams, i live here: london town.
by victoria comment

12/31/14

*this post originally ran January 27, 2012.

*best of: in my dreams, i live here: london town / sfgirlbybay

there’s no doubt about it, i love me a bit of london. my grandmother lucy was from leicester, england, and i think much of her has rubbed off on me. i love the charm, and the friendly faces, i love the pastel-colored row houses on notting hill’s cobblestone streets. the merry shops, and having high tea. i love the 60’s brit-pop and i love all the history. all of jolly old england fills me with glee. so this week, in my dreams, i live here — in london town. i think the house cat got to the pretty pink sofa, but it’s no less charming, right? a bit scruffy, just like london, but all the better for it.

*best of: in my dreams, i live here: london town / sfgirlbybay

my london townhome is bound to be a bit quirky, kitchen included. i think a bright pink wall will suit it splendidly, above via fashions designers at home.

the kitchen may well require a striped smeg refrigerator for a bit of modern pop, and perhaps a print of mary quant’s Quant by Quant book via amazon. of course there will be pretty vintage china, via nest pretty things. and how about a fab pink union jack gracing one of my kitchen walls (below).

*best of: in my dreams, i live here: london town / sfgirlbybay

*best of: in my dreams, i live here: london town / sfgirlbybay

i think i’ll have loads of fresh white paint and a smashing bit of modern pop adorning the dining room walls, and a pretty staircase too, via marie claire maison. and the living room will be an elegant and eclectic mix of old and new like this one from Eklund Stockholm New York.

*best of: in my dreams, i live here: london town / sfgirlbybay

*best of: in my dreams, i live here: london town / sfgirlbybay

the bedroom will be bright and cheerful, and i’ll stash my bicycle for flea market runs in there, just because it looks pretty cute, via stella nicolaisen. and a cozy throw or two will keep me warm on those winterly london nights, from ohleander.

*best of: in my dreams, i live here: london town / sfgirlbybay

i’m quite certain a black & white checkered bath is needed, via stadshem; along with these funky antique rose bath towels from cath kidston for a bit of feminine fun. and in honor of the queen (and me!) i’ll hang a Vintage london bus sign, from signarama.

*best of: in my dreams, i live here: london town / sfgirlbybay

i also plan on popping around town in some silver go-go boots, like linda rodin’s via refinery29. if you know where to find these, by the way, do tell! right then, pip, pip…cheerio.

• top photo by carolina romare.

5 responses to “*best of: in my dreams, i live here: london town.”

  1. I’m pretty sure that the boots are by saint Laurent …Heidi slimaine has done a variant of this boot for every design house he has been a part of

  2. Miss the Swinging Sixties. Mary Quant was made a Dame in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours – yay! Thanks for your blob; I really enjoy it and have ordered your book. Happy New Year.

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