best of: lounge-worthy.
by victoria comment

7/8/20

red leather padded chaise lounge. / sfgirlbybay

some days, you just wanna lay down. not necessarily go back to bed, per se, but just lounge a bit. on those lazy days a chair just doesn’t cut it — one needs a proper chaise or daybed. the danish seem to have this design concept down pat, with their beautiful scandinavian daybeds and i for one am following suit. i work from my daybed on a daily basis and while it’s probably not ideal for my posture, it sure is cozy and relaxing. daybeds come in all styles and shapes — from modern classics like the eames, to vintage barcelona beauties, to cots and cozy cushioned diy built-ins. take your pick, and then take a nice long nap.

padded floor bed. / sfgirlbybay

french daybed via super marche shop. / sfgirlbybay

leather padded daybed. / sfgirlbybay

cots and daybeds. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist cot bed. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist padded daybed. / sfgirlbybay

modern daybed with beige pad. / sfgirlbybay

modern chaise lounge chair. / sfgirlbybay

wood platform daybed. / sfgirlbybay

black padded wood daybed. / sfgirlbybay

• photography in order of appearance: morgane sezalory’s home via cup of jo; Birgitta Drejer via bo bedre; scandinavian daybed via super marché; sodapop design; remodelista; woo design; lacasa clothing; charlott pettersen; @dos_ombre; bolig; schöner wohnen; galerie half via sacramento street; the pink rug co.; barefoot styling; Line Klein via nordic design; herz and blut; kvarteret makleri; Peter Kragballe via bolig; bo bedre; remodelista.

best of: instagram worthy: @lilyoscarinterior.
by victoria comment

7/7/20

inspiring home decor by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior. / sfgirlbybay

today’s instagram worthy account is that of an incredibly talented home stylist and decorator, @lilyoscarinterior. run by Josephine Ekström, Lily & Oscar is based in sweden, which you may have been able to tell from these beautiful Scandinavian and old world european vibes — those high ceilings and amazing double doors are usually a dead giveaway. lily & oscar does interior design for residential homes, as well as stages homes for real estate sites, and also runs a decor webshop carrying gorgeous textiles, home goods, and furniture. for more inspiration be sure to follow along on instagram and check out the lily & oscar website.

inspiring home staging by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior shared by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring modern interior shared by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interiors by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring dining room designed by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiration gallery wall designed by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring store decor designed by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring minimalist space designed by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring minimalist bedroom designed by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring modern home decor by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring monochrome home decor by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring home decor designed by Josephine Ekström. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring modern dining space decorated by Josephine Ekström of @lilyoscarinterior on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

* photography by @lilyoscarinterior.

best of: she sells seashells by the seashore.
by victoria comment

7/6/20

seashell with florals on pink back drop. / sfgirlbybay

how’s that for a tongue-twister? it’s definitely hard to say three times fast. but seashells, all on their own are really quite lovely. i found a delicate vintage pink sea fan in the french countryside (how did it get there, i wonder?) and it got me thinking about decorating around the seashell motif. in small doses, i think they’re a unique addition to any decor — almost like a small sculpture. and seashell or sea fan art prints are quite nice as well. kara rosenlund is someone whose taste i quite admire and she utilizes a lot of found shells in her decor (and she has a new line of beautiful oceanic inspired photographic prints out as well). have a look at your local flea market or etsy and find your own sculpture from the sea, but remember to be mindful of mother nature and respectful of our oceans, only collecting shells long past their lives.

coral sea fan. / sfgirlbybay

seashell bowl on glass coffee table. / sfgirlbybay

sea shell home decor. / sfgirlbybay

vintage headboard and sea fans hung on wall. / sfgirlbybay

sea coral bowl on stack of coffee table books. / sfgirlbybay

dried florals and sea shell decor. / sfgirlbybay

sea fan in vintage vase. / sfgirlbybay

sea fans as home decor. / sfgirlbybay

black sea fan as wall decor. / sfgirlbybay

hanging sea shell mobile. / sfgirlbybay

sea fans and shells on black shelves. / sfgirlbybay

coral and sea fans wall decor. / sfgirlbybay

white sea fans and coral. / sfgirlbybay

white wall pouf. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: creative studio cocorrina’s sweet goddess; carissa gallo photography; @lilyoscarinterior; vintage sea fan print; REBECCA ERSFELD; @jessechamberlinmarble; vintage sea fan; jeff pdf; blueberry modern; Henry Bradbury Antique Nature-Printed Seaweed Prints; @kararosenlund; @lilyoscarinterior; conch shell print; kevin tadge photography; @kararosenlund; design*sponge; @kararosenlund; kara rosenlund’s home via home adore; the socialite family; the socialite family shell mobile; ; roatan coral fan; cereal magazine; deborah wood murphy; studio proba DAY 361 print; alison reid photography; the caftan clique; bio diversity library; Natural Specimen from 1st dibs; JOHANN GUSTAV HOCH print via christie’s; kara rosenlund’s home via home adore; etsy shell chandelier; home adore; kate zimmerman turpin photography; architectural digest; homes to love.

best of: friday finds.
by victoria comment

7/3/20

large palm frond. / sfgirlbybay

hurrah, another weekend has finally arrived. it’s starting to get very warm and sunny here in southern california, just in time for the fourth of july weekend. i hope you all have some safely distanced but fun plans for the weekend but before we take off for independence day, here’s some weekend inspiration for you.

xo, victoria

  1. y’all seemed very interested in my found palm frond, and i see i’m not the only one in love with the way nature can brighten up your space (for free — just wait for wind!). i love @jacqui_turk’s photograph, styled by @mrjasongrant — just lovely!
  2. @kawa_heart_studio has the most incredible cottage, and in it are so many charming nooks and niches. this circular arch and those built-in cubbies is just one of them and it’s perfect.
  3. i love seeing this remodel take shape and @houseinhabit’s newly remodeled bathroom is so enviable. they did this all themselves and i am awe-inspired. that ceiling looks like such a dreamy thing to stare up at from that lovely vintage clawfoot tub.
  4. littlegreenshed’s capture of this pretty little corner at Elmley Nature Reserve is so pretty. it makes me want to hunt down some of these oversized white clay jugs next time we’re searching for super marché in france.
  5. this outdoor coffee table on wheels looks just dreamy. i’ve seen these DIY pallet tables made before, but i’ve never seen them painted whitewashed and i love it.
  6. this pretty desk setup makes me swoon. the curved legs of the table are gorgeous, and the sculpture is stunning. not to mention those beautiful ornate moldings on the ceilings.
  7. i love built-in shelving but it’s recessed built-in shelves that really get me inspired. these ones are so pretty, and styled quite minimally but really beautifully. less can always be more.
  8. this outdoor patio is so inviting — i love the low, comfy looking outdoor sofas, area rug and especially admire that keep-you-warm-and-cozy outdoor fireplace for chilly nights. bravo on a design well done!

unique arched doorway and built-in cubbies. / sfgirlbybay

white clawfoot tub with natural stone floors. / sfgirlbybay

oversized clay jug. / sfgirlbybay

diy pallet coffee table on casters. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring wood table with potted tree and sculpture. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring green velvet vintage chair. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring outdoor patio design and decor. / sfgirlbybay

best of: all hung up.
by victoria comment

7/2/20

diy wood storage rack. / sfgirlbybay

there’s no need to get all hung up about your storage dilemmas when the answer is quite literally, right in front of you. i am all about storing some of my signature wares in plain sight, and i even like the look – a lot! what others might consider eyesores, i consider putting just a bit of your personality and personal style on display. i hang all my favorite mesh and rattan shopping totes, for instance, and not only are they at the ready, i think they look rather swell. so if you’re short on storage space, you might consider going vertical, and hanging your favorite bits and bobs right out in front of everyone! there are so many creative looking hooks, pegs and racks of all kinds nowadays, the possibilities are endless — from vintage finds to DIY tree branches, the idea is to keep your options open. here are a few ideas to get you started, and out of the closet!

vintage wire storage rack. / sfgirlbybay

wood storage rack and bench. / sfgirlbybay

clothing line with pretty textiles and dried flowers. / sfgirlbybay

wood wall peg board storage racks. / sfgirlbybay

vintage wall hooks for storage. / sfgirlbybay

mid-century modern wall hooks and vintage tv for shoe storage. / sfgirlbybay

vintage decor and wire wall rack. / sfgirlbybay

white painted bird rack with woven shopping tote bags. / sfgirlbybay

vertical wall storage ideas. / sfgirlbybay

vintage rattan hanging rack. / sfgirlbybay

vertical wall storage ideas. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist metal wall rack. / sfgirlbybay

wood and wire garment wall hooks. / sfgirlbybay

wall hooks for hats and bags. / sfgirlbybay

large wooden wall pegs and hexagon mirror. / sfgirlbybay

wood wall pegs for closet storage. / sfgirlbybay

wood peg wall rack for storage. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist wall pegs for storage. / sfgirlbybay

wood wall rack for storage. / sfgirlbybay
• photography credits in order of appearance: planete deco; sfgirlbybay; @bonjourlasmala; @esmae.thelabel; primitive coat rack from super marché; @earnesthomeco_; the style box; el blog de lau creativa; beth katz’s home via rip & tan; primitive coat rack from super marché; macrame patterns; nordic design; valentina hoyos; Artilleriet Studio via johanna bradford; @zoras_daughter; my now; louis lemaire photography; pampa mesh bags; urban outfitters Bistro Multi-Hook; Serena Mitnik Miller’s via rip & tan; @lilyoscarinterior; Saunders Architecture via Dwell; jordana henry’s home via pampa; the citizenry hexagon mirror; nordic design; planete deco; refinery29; ana degenaar.