friday finds.
by victoria comment

9/18/20

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

i can always tell when i’ve hit a bit of burnout and it’s time for a few moments of zen. my pinterest pins become much more minimalist and simple and it’s almost as if i’m decluttering my style to assist my brain in a little of the same. i love writing the blog, but usually, my life and work take me to other countries where i seem to refresh, and see the world with new eyes, but because we’ve been unable to travel and i’ve pretty much self-quarantined since early march, it’s sometimes hard to find inspiration as i normally would. quite simply put, i’m no longer out in the world like i would be due to covid and thus life is feeling a bit stale and stuck at the moment. so i’m going to take a little break from the blog and work on finding ways to recharge without leaving the house (and do a little organizing and decluttering here while i’m at it). i’ll continue posting, but i’m going to share with you some of my ‘best of’ posts while i’m offline — posts that even i’ve forgotten about and perhaps some of you have never seen. i’ll be back within a week or so, but in the meantime, i’ll be leaving you with plenty of eye candy. i hope you’re all finding ways of staying inspired during this never-ending pandemic, and staying safe.

xo, victoria

  1. here’s a real moment of zen — i’d love a huge buddha statue like this one adorning a corner of my home — perhaps even the yard. this is a pretty home in the heart of Copenhagen, and is decorated with small stories in all its charming corners.
  2. @carlaypage is an interiors photographer i hugely admire, and her instagram feed is a longtime favorite. i love the simplicity of this shot with those large, oversized branches adorning the mantel, along with some vintage pieces of pottery and ceramics. it’s all very monochrome, but so warm and inviting nonetheless.
  3. i love the idea of re-purposing a vintage post office box as a storage-slash-decor piece. this is one gorgeous laundry room and what a perfect spot for stashing all those unsightly detergents, dryer sheets, and random cleaning products. maybe it’s also that marnie hawson who photographed it can just do no wrong.
  4. this hallway is a very simple bit of styling, but i just love it. the beautiful but unexpected figurine placed under the glass cloche, the colorful rug contrasting the white floorboards and even the coat rack and small painting — all of it coming together rather without much effort, but looking perfect.
  5. this is such a lovely, bright dining room space. i love the big black-framed glass doors letting all that light in and i quite like the mix of eames chairs and that vintage print for a pop of color, too.
  6. how about this for the perfect place of rest? i think it’s important (should you have the fortunate luxury of space) to carve out a little alone spot for yourself to have some quiet time. this portable cot with its pretty layered mattresses makes an ideal daybed, and you could even pack it away or move it around (and away from your family, heaven forbid!).
  7. talk about your simplistic styling — this kitchen shelving is what i’m talking about when it comes to paring down to just the essentials. but look how beautiful these fresh lemons look in that vintage green bowl. styling with fruit to add color and texture is both inexpensive and beautiful.
  8. i really like this worn, vintage dresser juxtaposed with the very modern work of art. i also love the stack of books and journals effortlessly placed on the floor. i display my black journals in my glass and steel cabinet, too and its a nice reminder to grab them a take a nostalgic peek from time to time.

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

6 responses to “friday finds.”

  1. Burnout is real! May you refill your well. Now that travel is off the table, my partner and I have been going for walks (with masks at the ready) to explore streets where we rarely venture. It feels like travel, but without airport security. We are seeing new sights and are finally giving our city a more thorough look. If this is an option for you, go for it, it might surprise you.

  2. I totally relate, Victoria. I’ve been trying to sell my home of 30 years and start a small art business, all in a pandemic. It’s exhausting.
    Take care of yourself. Looking forward to the best of…

  3. Hi Victoria. Boy do I get it about burnout!! I feel like I’ve basically been living the same old day since March and it’s been getting me down like you wouldn’t believe.
    I have made the extreme bold decision to move back to Seattle from Nevada and live by myself in a tiny studio apartment. I have never lived on my own. 35 years married and then moved in with my daughter and her family when my marriage ended. My kids are equal parts happy and worried about my decision. I have a very small budget to work with but I am determined to find and make myself a home.
    What do you think about doing some posts on how to decorate a studio? So many city dwellers and singles live in studios and it’s definitely a challenge to bring beauty and function to such small spaces. I could really use your help.
    Anyway, I hope you feel better about everything and know that you are not alone in this. It’s hard. Life is hard right now but I do believe we will mostly be okay and maybe wiser in the end. I know I’m being much braver than I have been in many years and I already feel lighter and more joyful.
    Best to you always,
    Patricia

  4. Your blog is such a source of inspiration for me–it is so well curated. I hope you have a relaxing and restorative time away! Best wishes.

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