a tour of my laguna cottage.
by victoria comment

1/27/20

bohemian modern laguna beach cottage of blogger victoria smith photographed by bonnie tsang. / sfgirlbybay

good day! and welcome, at long last to a tour of my laguna cottage! i was lucky enough to have my talented friend, photographer bonnie tsang out to the house and she took the loveliest photos — so apologies that it’s photo-heavy because i had a difficult time editing them down! and, i wanted to give you a sense of the place and how it’s laid out. it’s a 1929 casita and not large — probably about 800 square feet, with two bedrooms (one of which is my guest room / office), a large living room, one bathroom and a funky little kitchen — and lots and lots of outdoor space including a lovely veranda. so, i’m going to kind of take you room by room and share some of my resources with you. when i sold my L.A. house, i also sold it mostly furnished, and this place is smaller so it was time to redecorate. i’ve partnered with some of my favorite brands to decorate the new space  — i reached out to them because i love what they all do and was excited to have their pieces in my new home. and if you’re interested, you can see some of my original inspiration for decorating in this post. okay, on with the tour!

eclectic laguna beach cottage of blogger victoria smith. / sfgirlbybay

first up, the living room. i wanted kind of a modern, but bohemian beach cottage feel and i got really eclectic with it. nothing too matchy-match here, for sure! i got a super cosy white slipcovered sofa from sixpenny. it’s their petite 72″ gabriel sofa, and it’s ideal for this small space. the white vintage linen pillows are from elsie green. i brought my amazing black leather milo Baughman lounge chair by jason koharik from my old home — jason repurposes vintage treasures and is a true artist at it, so check out his one of a kind collections. i bought the 1950’s Franco Albini Rattan Shell Chair and the steel & glass industrial display cabinet from chairish — also an excellent resource for pre-loved pieces. i found the george nelson bubble lamp on etsy. the palm frond fell from the trees on my property and i snatched it up! i highly recommend foraging for natural objects for your home.

laguna cottage with white sixpenny sofa and large black vintage bookcase with drawers from chairish. / sfgirlbybay

i desperately needed storage for all my books since i no longer have my built-in bookcase, and found this beautiful black adora bookcase at lulu & georgia. it’s so fabulous and so practical too with the glass-enclosed bookshelves and hidden cabinets below. my Saarinen coffee table can be found at yliving. i decided to layer up my rugs, so the sisal rug is from wayfair (i got a sisal runner for the hallway there, too) and the beautiful moroccan rug on top is from heja home — their collection of rugs is gorgeous and vast and come in such a pretty color palette. the throw on the sixpenny sofa is a weighted blanket in sea salt from sheltered co. and so calming and comfy! i’ve had the black dresser forever, and it was from my mum’s old antique shop. all of my curtains are the white Cotton Canvas Grommet Curtain from West elm.

white sixpenny sofa with white weighted blanket from sheltered co. and white vintage Saarinen coffee table. / sfgirlbybay

vintage george nelson bubble lamp and collection of vintage treasures on a window sill in victoria smith's laguna cottage photographed by bonnie tsang. / sfgirlbybay

this is a crazy collection of mine, mostly vintage from all over. the large head is actually supposedly a puppet form for singer anne murray and i got it from american garage on instragam. jason tauritz has a killer eye so follow him for great vintage finds he posts from time to time. the soapstone figurines are from maven collective in portland, another online source for vintage treasure and she’s always posting new collections on instagram, too. the bentwood stools are from rejuvenation’s vintage collection — maybe you didn’t even know they have a great vintage selection, but it’s a wonderful resource so check them out, too.

black vintage bookcase and black leather vintage chair with bentwood stool. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring vintage decor inside blogger victoria smith's laguna beach cottage. / sfgirlbybay

bohemian modern cottage of blogger victoria smith located in laguna beach photographed by bonnie tsang. / sfgirlbybay

eclectic laguna beach cottage of blogger victoria smith. / sfgirlbybay

the petite 1960’s rustic dining side table is also from chairish and the seagull dining chairs are from elsie green. the artwork is all found pieces from the flea market, and the rattan lamp is an etsy find. the throw blankets on my white Franco Albini Rattan Shell Chair are from jayson home, another favorite online shop for home decor accents. again, the mid-century modern bentwood stools are from rejuvenation’s vintage collection.

vintage furniture and art in small space dining area. / sfgirlbybay

vintage george nelson bubble lamp and eclectic vintage furniture inside blogger victoria smith's laguna beach cottage. / sfgirlbybay

you sentimental idiot' art print by rikkianne van kirk. / sfgirlbybay

a lot of my vintage collections are flea market and Etsy finds, but i also love st. frank for collectibles, like my black glass beads, which i’m kind of obsessed with lately. quite a bit of my artwork, like ‘you sentimental idiot’ is by rikkianne van kirk – one of my favorite artists.

inspiring vintage home decor inside blogger victoria smith's laguna beach cottage. / sfgirlbybay

white rattan shell chair from chairish inside blogger victoria smith's laguna beach cottage. / sfgirlbybay

vintage flea market art collection on rustic wood side table. / sfgirlbybay

vintage wood bowl, ceramic jug, string of shells and flea market art styled in laguna beach cottage. / sfgirlbybay

vintage metal side table and ceramic jug in home of sfgirlbybay blogger victoria smith. / sfgirlbybay

vintage metal lantern on black dresser in entryway of sfgirlbybay blogger victoria smith's laguna beach cottage. / sfgirlbybay

black beads on white rope in black dish in sfgirlbybay blogger victoria smith's laguna beach cottage. / sfgirlbybay

white sixpenny sofa in blogger victoria smith's laguna beach cottage photographed by bonnie tsang. / sfgirlbybay

vintage trinkets and decor inside victoria smith's laguna beach cottage. / sfgirlbybay

close-up image of vintage black bookcase photographed by bonnie tsang in blogger victoria smith's laguna beach home. / sfgirlbybay

vintage decor styled on glass shelves inside black metal cabinet. / sfgirlbybay

bohemian modern guest room and home office inside blogger victoria smith's laguna beach cottage. / sfgirlbybay

okay — now for the guest room / home office. the vintage rattan daybed is from elsie green, my partner at super marché and i’ve got a similar daybed in stock right now. the vintage thonet chairs are craigslist finds, but elsie green carries them quite often, too. the beautiful area rug is from arroyo abode and again the sisal rug beneath it is from wayfair. the bamboo table lamp is from etsy and the large japanese paper lantern is from bunkado (a great shop in L.A.’s little toyko). the vintage shelf above the daybed is from jayson home.

rattan table lamp and vintage decor on rustic wood table in blogger victoria smith's laguna beach cottage. / sfgirlbybay

guestroom with rattan daybed and vintage metal shelf and hanging paper lantern light. / sfgirlbybay

vintage bentwood chair with caning and stack of magazines. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring vintage decor and furnishings in victoria smith's laguna beach cottage photographed by bonnie tsang. / sfgirlbybay

wood catch-all bowl and framed art prints leaned against wall on sunlit table. / sfgirlbybay

vintage painted metal shelf styled with art print and small ceramics. / sfgirlbybay

sfgirlbybay blogger victoria smith's home office in laguna beach. / sfgirlbybay

my desk is another chairish find — it’s a 19th Century French Saw Horse/Trestles Table and makes for a nice big desk! the Matisse poster print is from american posters and the read instead print is from book shop. more artwork here from rikkianne van kirk and leigh wells, another favorite bay area artist. the daybed mattresses and pillows are from laguna beach shop lala from kerry cassill.

matisse poster and framed art prints in home office on vintage sawhorse desk. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed guestroom with daybed, indigo dyed throw pillows and metal wall shelf. / sfgirlbybay

paper lantern lighting fixture in sunny whitewashed guest room with rattan daybed. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed guest room in blogger victoria smith's laguna beach cottage. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed bedroom in blogger victoria smith's laguna beach cottage photographed by bonnie tsang. / sfgirlbybay

okay, on to my bedroom! the armoire is an antique from forever ago, the bamboo mariella hooks are from urban outfitters. the Vintage Distressed Oushak Rug is from chairish, again over a wayfair sisal rug.  my headboard is a white slipcovered iris headboard from shabby chic, and the frame is shabby chic’s florence platfrom bed. i have the most comfortable new mattress i’ve ever slept on and it’s from LUMA Sleep — honestly, it’s soft, but not too and the best i’ve ever slept. the duvet cover and shams in white are from bella notte (who’s having a warehouse sale and donating 300 of their products to families in recovery from the devastating California Fires), and the white crochet throw is vintage from super marché. my big beautiful george nelson bubble lamp is also from rejuvenation’s vintage collection, as is the white vintage metal chair in the corner. the painting over the bed was a find from a street brocante in paris that i carried all over the place — planes, trains, and automobiles until i finally brought it home.

whitewashed bedroom of sfgirlbybay blogger victoria smith in her laguna beach cottage. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed bedroom in sfgirlbybay blogger victoria smith's laguna beach cottage. / sfgirlbybay

bohemian modern bedroom of sfgirlbybay blogger victoria smith in her laguna beach cottage photographed by bonnie tsang. / sfgirlbybay bamboo wall rack from urban outfitters with shopping totes and scarves. / sfgirlbybay

george nelson bubble light in bohemian modern bedroom of blogger victoria smith's laguna beach cottage. / sfgirlbybay

vintage george nelson bubble lamp in blogger victoria smith's laguna beach cottage bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

blogger victoria smith's bohemian modern laguna beach cottage photographed by bonnie tsang. / sfgirlbybay

painted portrait paintings reflected in bathroom door mirror. / sfgirlbybay

vintage bathroom in blogger victoria smith's laguna beach cottage. / sfgirlbybay

vintage jewelry dish in bathroom. / sfgirlbybay

vintage painted portraits in laguna beach cottage bathroom with vintage white tile floors. / sfgirlbybay

blogger victoria smith's laguna beach cottage photographed by bonnie tsang. / sfgirlbybay

now out to the veranda — the vintage sofa is from chairish and i had it reupholstered by revitaliste. the big chinese basket is from jayson home and it’s filled with blankets and throws for all those chilly nights. the vintage wallpaper table used to be in my entry, but now it holds all my plants and it’s from Anthropologie.  the vintage french bistro table is from Elsie green and the wicker dining chairs are from allmodern.

bamboo sofa upholstered by rejuvination and vintage chinese basket. / sfgirlbybay

sfgirlbybay blogger victoria smith's laguna beach cottage with sunny veranda. / sfgirlbybay

sfgirlbybay blogger victoria smith's laguna beach cottage with yellow french doors out to sunny veranda. / sfgirlbybay vintage bamboo sofa upholstered by rejuvination on laguna beach cottage veranda. / sfgirlbybay laguna beach cottage veranda with wicker dining chairs and vintage metal table. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern kitchen in victoria smith's laguna beach cottage photographed by bonnie tsang. / sfgirlbybay

and last but not least, my funky little kitchen! the barstools are the Sunwashed Backless Riviera Counter Stools from serena & lily, the Vintage German Roll Down Chart is from chairish. the black & white graphic When life gives you lemons art print is from hotel magique, and the vintage bamboo wine rack is from chairish.

vintage modern kitchen decor inside victoria smith's laguna beach cottage photographed by bonnie tsang. / sfgirlbybay vintage modern kitchen decor inside victoria smith's laguna beach cottage photographed by bonnie tsang. / sfgirlbybay rattan wine rack in vintage modern kitchen inside victoria smith's laguna beach cottage. / sfgirlbybay

woven bamboo stools from serena & lily at kitchen counter with vintage tile countertops in victoria smith's laguna beach cottage photographed by bonnie tsang. / sfgirlbybay

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• photography by bonnie tsang.

47 responses to “a tour of my laguna cottage.”

  1. Love your great bohemian taste! This is the essence of beach California living. Where did you find all the wonderful rattan pieces?? Great job!

  2. It all comes together very beautifully, every room. I especially get great inspiration from your little kitchen nook, and your little vignettes around the cottage. I can feel the sunshine!Typing this while watching the grey rain falling down here in Germany… ;)

  3. Stunnig pics and great vintage finds! Are you sure these chairs are from Thonet? They are beautiful, but I can’t find this model in their archives? greetings from Munich

  4. Thank you for opening up your lovely home to us, Victoria. It was fun to go back and read your inspiration post — I would say you nailed it! Love all the touches of black and the George Nelson light. Such a cozy, interesting, special home — enjoy!

  5. What an absolutely fabulous place! So well curated-loved it. Cozy and inviting. I love Chairish and you’ve certainly shown that I shouldn’t be afraid to buy furniture yet-I haven’t yet made the leap!

  6. Perfection!! Going to Paris in May and your home provides all the inspiration for what vintage finds I’ll keep an eye out for while there! Merci!

  7. your new home is so inviting. cozy and quirky and just lovely. how brave of you to leave so much behind when you sold your la place! i can see that you must’ve kept all your beautiful collections of art, ceramics, lighting etc. thank you for sharing it all. all best wishes for you in your new place by the ocean.

  8. Just lovely! So many beautiful unexpected moments. That palm frond with the art and the gorgeous sculptural chair are perfect for each other.

  9. Wow…how awesome. What a wonderful and comfy home. Love your style – I want to guy everything! I didn’t read any mention of the tall feathery spike in the corner of your living room. What was big at? Great prop for a corner. Ideas?

    Thanks,

    Linda

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