best of / friday finds.
by victoria comment

12/24/21

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

happy friday, one and all! it’s supposed to be pouring rain here all day so after a few work calls this morning you can find me curled up with a good book. i’m going to dive into shuggie bain by Douglas Stuart which is said to be quite excellent. read anything great, lately? i’m always looking for recommendations! i’m also very into gardening and greens, so this week’s friday finds seem to reflect that. i hope you have a wonderful, cozy winter holiday weekend, and see you back here on monday!

xo, victoria

  1. the color scheme of this little bedroom nook just puts a great big smile on my face. it feels so fresh, so cheerful — from the red kimono on display (always a great idea for color) to the sweet little green trunk and vintage portrait painting paired with loads of white and light it’s all quite lovely.
  2. i’ve followed sydney-based stylist @little_nicki_ aka NiCOLE NELiUS on instagram for a long while now and always been a fan of her work and now she’s branched out to still life painting! i’m in love with her artwork, like this beautiful painting. you can DM her on instagram and view her latest paintings on instagram.
  3. i’ve recently become obsessed with the work of swiss industrial designer willy guhl. i first saw his work when leanne ford repurposed one of his hourglass planters as a powder room sink, and have since gone gah-gah for guhl. we had one of his planters in super marché recently and have quite a few more pieces arriving next week on our new container from france should you like the look, too.
  4. talk about an inspiring AND PLANT-FILLED studio space! this one belonging to new york visual artist landon metz is just so upbeat i can’t imagine struggling to create art here for one single moment. his instagram feed is most inspiring as well so be sure and follow along.
  5. this los angeles home tour featured on the coveteur is one of my all-time favorites. it’s the historically protected L.A. home of lingerie and jewelry designer Liseanne Frankfurt who’s the founder of lfrank. every inch is eclectic and i especially love her light-filled bedroom. visit the coveteur for more.
  6. i’m not sure if it would be wise for me personally to place a cactus on my bedroom floor (i’m kind of a klutz!) but i really love this look. the cactus is a really nice addition to the industrial-chic look.
  7. i’ve posted about these large, tall floor mirrors before and i get a lot of questions as to where one might find one. this one from @nycxclothes is tagged that it’s from crate and barrel so i went on the hunt, and sure enough, you can find it right here and it comes in quite a few frame choices.
  8. this is another stunning home tour, this time featured on the socialite family, and just one of the elements i love is this very well-styled shelf full of collected art & treasures, but i love the cactus paddles! we’ve got plenty in our backyard so i may need to steal this look!

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

5 responses to “best of / friday finds.”

  1. Merry Christmas! I am currently reading Shuggie Bain too! It is breathtaking. Would love to know your thoughts after you finish. I could not put it down the first 2/3, but increasingly finding it hard to pick up and dreading the conclusion. (I have know idea how it ends). It is heartrending. This book could be very triggering for some people, especially those who experienced parental alcoholism.

  2. Merry Christmas Victoria! I’m so glad you’re still here to visit with! I hope you have a wonderful rainy day of reading!

  3. Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend, Victoria! I just finished “Count the Ways” by Joyce Maynard and am currently reading “So Much For That” by Lionel Shriver. Love it and enjoyed Maynard’s book as well.

  4. I can recommend “How I live now” by Meg Rosoff. It is difficult to describe but I found it fascinating and could not put it down. It’s a novel for young adults, but that didn’t hinder me -an adult adult. Interestingly the story is about a country in a situation that is not clearly explained but the feeling is a bit like our pandemic times. I’ve read it before the pandemic but I find myself thinking back about it regularly.
    Personally I also love Ester Freud. I’ve read three of her books and they were all great.
    Happy holidays everyone!

  5. I loved Shuggie Bain,but it is quite a challenging read.Also enjoyed the Maynard book.Two books I have read recently and can recommend are The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin,and Before You Knew My Name by Jacqueline Bublitz…both debut novels.

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