friday finds.
by victoria comment


feminine white-washed room with surf vibes. / sfgirlbybay

every time i spend time near the seaside, i realize i miss living near the water more and more. my visit to laguna beach was no different, and i find myself wishing i could smoosh the california coastline and L.A.’s eastside together, so i could merge beach life with the culture of my own neighborhood and live a lot closer — rather than have it a sometimes very congested freeway trip away. since that’s not a possibility, i just bring surf culture to me — through books, and films and especially decor. and that’s where we find ourselves on this week’s friday finds. happy weekend everyone — i hope you get some beach time in!

xo, victoria

  1. i really love this very feminine look at decorating with surf culture and i could see this welcoming cozy vibe working well on a whitewashed enclosed sun porch.
  2. this is a pretty wall hanging-slash-curtain. i’d like this Lyra Rose Macrame Portal used as an interesting room divider — perhaps hanging in the room just above!
  3. Nina Freudenberger’s book Surf Shack: Laid-Back Living by the Water is definitely one of the most inspiring design books i’ve ever owned. i love this room — one of the many beautiful rooms featured in her book photographed by Brittany Ambridge.
  4. this is a very boho beachy built-in nook that ashley neese featured recently on her blog. belonging to model ally walsh, it’s the very cozy and enviable dining nook in her venice, california beach home.
  5. i really love this simple and eclectic bathroom backsplash from serena lake’s book romantic style, too. just a few decorative tiles go a long way to giving a very vintage looking sink a wee facelift.
  6. stylist emily chalmer’s funky and very feminine sink is just perfect and with those vintage rosebud paintings hanging above it feels a little like a beach cottage.
  7. 1st dibs also featured Nina Freudenberger’s design tips for living with surf culture and there are some very inspiring ideas there, too — so have a gander if you like this look.
  8. i couldn’t help myself from ordering this decorative palm leaf curtain and i can’t wait to see how it turns out hanging in my guest room. i’ll keep you posted.

macrame curtain for closet. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring image from Nina Freudenberger's book Surf Shack: Laid-Back Living by the Water. / sfgirlbybay

model ally walsh's cozy built-in dining nook. / sfgirlbybay

vintage tile backsplash. / sfgirlbybay

vintage sink with rosebud paintings. / sfgirlbybay

colorful bohemian surf shack. / sfgirlbybay

natural palm leaf curtain. / sfgirlbybay


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