friday finds.
by victoria comment

5/20/22

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

hi guys! thanks for the brief reprieve last week. i had a very special birthday week and i so appreciate the time to spend with family and friends and also recharge a bit. this week’s friday finds feel on the re-used and repurposed bent — i love a good recycle and i hope i’ve offered up a few ideas that might get your diy wheels spinning. they’ve got mine in full gear for a few project ideas. enjoy your weekend and see you next week.

xo, victoria

  1. i know this little kitchenette is a tad rough around the edges, but i couldn’t love it more. it’s the historic home of artist vanessa bell and its rustic vibe is just exactly what makes it that much more charming, and the tiled backsplash is just beautiful. i love the mismatched unique pieces of pottery, too.
  2. now, this may not be the most practical dish drying rack being that it’s round and that’s perhaps not the ideal shape for most kitchen counters but i’ve still become smitten with it, and used simply a display piece it’s lovely. I’ve been on the hunt, but thus far can only find this ‘half rack’. do let me know if you spot a round one anywhere.
  3. this is such a great mix of vintage meets modern in this kitchen featured on domino. it’s a beautiful lisbon, portugal home makeover, and it’s the kitchen with that little blue-tiled nook i love best. visit domino for the full tour.
  4. i’ve become rather obsessed with whimsical tablescapes (as seen in this post) and so enamored i’ve even created a pinboard for inspiration. i especially love the work of french artist Sarah Espeute’s intricately beautiful but sublimely simple embroidered tablecloths. love this blue runner, but check out her full collection. it’s always being updated since they’re all handmade.
  5. how’s this for perhaps the most epic repurposing i’ve seen lately? architectural digest featured an article on how Homeowners Are Foraging for Good Design and this couple used an overturned boat hull as the walls and roof of their home in Audierne, france. rustic, yes, but kinda, well — bitchen!
  6. everything about this reading room is rather makeshift, but that’s what i like about it. the daybed is pretty thrown together with layered bedding and a bolster cushion, but just so charming (and very french!). the bookshelf, too, is of simple design and it all just feels so welcoming and homey. the perfect place to read.
  7. this definitely diy headboard idea has always been a favorite of mine. simply turn a petite runner rug on its side and hang it above your bed for a super chic look and one that wouldn’t cost a fortune. etsy and chairish are great resources for vintage runners.
  8. i really love the look of these makeshift shelves, too. they look like repurposed boards or wood slats placed between white plaster blocks (cinder blocks painted white could look great!) and they look just smashing. i really like the ‘skinny’ shelf! it helps that the styling is kept at a bare minimum with pretty matching white pottery and a few other collectibles.

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

8 responses to “friday finds.”

  1. I had the good fortune to have visited Charleston, the home of Vanessa Bell, who was Virginia Woolf’s sister — it was a very interesting household because of its gardens and interiors, but also because of its residents!

    I am so glad that you had a good birthday week. Every day is a gift and is something to celebrate, especially in these difficult times.

  2. Your newsletters are such a treat. I feel inspired, refreshed, intrigued and enlivened. Thank you for all the effort you take to share your love of beauty and considered living with us.

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