wear this there: st. lawrence.
by victoria comment

2/4/21

wear this there: st. lawrence vancouver / sfgirlbybay

we’re headed up to visit our friends in the cozy north this week to a very charming spot in beautiful british columbia. welcome to St. Lawrence in Vancouver, a restaurant with a heartfelt homage to Chef and Owner Jean-Christophe Poirier’s heritage in Quebec and early experience in renowned Montréal restaurants. picture a dark blue and dreamy ambiance with some very vintage bistro vibes and that’s where St. Lawrence offers up a delicious marriage of classic French cuisine and rustic haute country cooking. we’re going to dress the part in a crisp, classic white blouse but with a hip twist (french cuffs!), a cool but casual Stripe Robe Coat, drop-waisted navy slacks, paired with a great felt hat and comfy boots. it is chilly up north, so don’t forget acne studios aptly named canada scarf. i haven’t been to vancouver for years and years, so i think picking up a copy of one of my favorite travel guides, Wallpaper*’s City Guide Vancouver. happy trails!

wear this there: st. lawrence vancouver / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: st. lawrence vancouver / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: cos BELL SLEEVE FITTED SHIRT; ELEVEN ELEVEN Woven Stripe Robe Coat; cos NAPPA LEATHER SOCK-STYLE ANKLE BOOTS; free people Tailored Union Trippy Tie-Dye Socks; anthropologie Ashbury Blue Light Glasses; cos CLASSIC LEATHER CLUTCH BAG; read this there Wallpaper* City Guide Vancouver; BLEU DE CHANEL Eau de Toilette; Acne Studios Canada Scarf in navy; janessa leone ash hat; anthropologie Mabel Belt in navy; nili lotan paris pants in dark navy.

wear this there: st. lawrence vancouver / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: st. lawrence vancouver / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: st. lawrence vancouver / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: st. lawrence vancouver / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: st. lawrence vancouver / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: st. lawrence vancouver / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: st. lawrence vancouver / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: st. lawrence vancouver / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: st. lawrence vancouver / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: st. lawrence vancouver / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: st. lawrence vancouver / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: st. lawrence vancouver / sfgirlbybay

fruit, just for fun.
by victoria comment

2/3/21

wine and fruit styled simply. / sfgirlbybay

sometimes, perhaps rather selfishly, i want to post just a series of beautiful images here that inspire me based around a general theme. i see these images pop up in my pinterest saves and there is very often a method to my madness, although i may not realize it at the time. then, all of a sudden i definitely see a pattern — a smattering of images with a similar vibe, if you will — or maybe it’s a common color palette. i thought it might be fun to share those images with you — well, just because. because i find them beautifully unique and i hope you will too. this time around it’s fruit. yep, fruit in all its glorious, natural beauty. styled simply, but oh so inspiring. and hey — good for you, too!

inspiring fruit photography. / sfgirlbybay

pear still life painting. / sfgirlbybay

fruit on table with pink table cloth. / sfgirlbybay

woman holding up a plastic grocery bag with fruit. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring fruit photography. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: Sanyu Still Life; adam kremer photography; herriott grace juicers; sanyu; adam kremer photography; lamignonette; @margaret__zhang/; SANDA VUCKOVIC PAGAIMO photography; @snowcoyoteofficial; Sarah Blais photography.

inspiring fruit photography. / sfgirlbybay

fruit and pitcher still life painting. / sfgirlbybay

citrus fruit styled simply on table with ceramic plate and knife. / sfgirlbybay

tangerines on pink backdrop in ceramic dishes. / sfgirlbybay

rustic styled kitchenwares and fruit with eggs on tabletop. / sfgirlbybay

peaches on white table cloths with stains. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: meant simply; sabon home ; NICKI NELIUS; @milk.folk; @stvdiobrooklyn; johanna Tagada; julia stotz; @asiyami_gold; Sanyu/常玉 1901-1966; @elliebaygulov; sarah laird; DarioM_72; @alysonsharon.

the little black cabinet.
by victoria comment

2/3/21

the little black cabinet / sfgirlbybay

we all love the classic little black dress, but what about the little black dresser? or the always great looking black cabinet? it’s a keeper, too — the trusty wardrobe you can dress up or dress down. i have not just one, but two black cabinets and i love them. one is a vintage dresser, found for super cheap. i added a couple of coats of satin black paint to it and the rich black color it has now kind of makes up for the lack of the wood quality. the other is my tall black bookcase, from lulu & georgia and, i really like placing my books, collectibles, and artwork on and against that black palette — it just seems to make everything look a little bit more stylish and sophisticated. i’ve even had black dressers in my kitchen and they look unexpected but great there, too. give it a try on any old dresser you’ve got that needs a little facelift — add a coat of paint (i like benjamin moore onyx black in a satin finish) and even some fresh knobs or pulls — it’s super easy and a dramatically different before and after.

the little black cabinet / sfgirlbybay

the little black cabinet / sfgirlbybay

the little black cabinet / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: vintage black armoire via planete deco; black display cabinet via lean and meadow; blak rustic wardrobe via cherry blossom world; ceramic collection via the socialite family; black dining room hutch via country living ; glass cabinet by andy liffner photography; black wardrobe fred rikke heiberg photography for ellen’s album; black dresser via vintage house; black dresser in entryway via comfy dwelling;
black armoire via neu boheme.

the little black cabinet / sfgirlbybay

the little black cabinet / sfgirlbybay

the little black cabinet / sfgirlbybay

the little black cabinet / sfgirlbybay

classic black dressers styled with accessories. / sfgirlbybay

black washed wood dresser with gold mirror from anthropologie. / sfgirlbybay

the little black cabinet / sfgirlbybay

the little black cabinet / sfgirlbybay

the little black cabinet / sfgirlbybay

• all other photography credits in order of appearance: lynda gardener’s home photographed by marnie hawson; lynda gardner; vtwonen; paige geffen’s home via sfgirlbybay; @dlarssoninterior; IKEA FABRIKÖR Glass-door cabinet; lynda gardener’s home photographed by marnie hawson; skona hem; inspirations deco; and vintage house; anthropologie; cassandra ellis design; @jennikayne; sfgirlbybay.

unexpected dining style.
by victoria comment

2/2/21

vintage dining chairs and table. / sfgirlbybay

when it comes to dining rooms, the more mismatched and eclectic for me all the better. it’s almost as if your dinner party grew organically and guests started arriving unexpectedly so you had to grab more chairs to accommodate the party — the more the merrier! i love a great mix of dining chairs around a beautifully unique table. or, maybe it’s outdoor chairs and folding chairs placed around a traditional farm table, it’s just so much more interesting me than everything matching perfectly and a heck of a lot more fun. these dining rooms give me that whimsical, happy feeling i get from not overthinking your space and instead, collecting and pairing chairs you love with a great dining table that means something special to you for a truly personal, unique look.

vintage dining chairs and table. / sfgirlbybay

vintage dining chairs and table. / sfgirlbybay

rustic wood dining table with mismatched dining chairs. / sfgirlbybay

vintage dining chairs and table. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring dining room with mismatched vintage dining chairs. / sfgirlbybay

vintage dining chairs and tables. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: milk decoration; blueberry home; behomm; @longingforlennon; giaco mototti photography; Vintage Thonet Chair from elsie green; @saarmanche; architectural digest espana; shanna shryne; Mulca School Chair from elsie green; heju; vintage white bistro chairs from super marché.

industrial black dining chairs with wood farm table. / sfgirlbybay

modern wood dining table with mismatched dining chairs. / sfgirlbybay

dining room with wood and pipe table and mismatched chairs and stools. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern dining table with folding chairs. / sfgirlbybay

wood dining table with rattan and metal dining chairs. / sfgirlbybay

vintage dining chairs and table. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: @hchontos; leanne ford interiors; casa vogue; homes to love; nicole franzen photographyfontanaarte; @countyroadliving; freunde von freundenmilk magazine; @kawa_heart_studiothe design files; @shadedeggesphotography; domino.

calming eclectic energy.
by victoria comment

2/1/21

interiors with a calming eclectic energy / sfgirlbybay

happy monday! i hope you all had a good weekend. i’m feeling so much more upbeat and positive these days and putting together today’s post had me very inspired. it’s all about eclectic interiors, but rooms that don’t overwhelm your senses and instead have calming eclectic energy. i think it’s because there’s never ‘too much’ of anything and lots of negative space if you will. nothing is too cluttered, but still demonstrating a unique personality through the well-curated, but limited collections on display. a little goes a long way — great minimalist design with vintage finds, unusual sculptural forms, lighting and textiles, and truly unexpected pieces. i hope you enjoy!

interiors with a calming eclectic energy / sfgirlbybay

interiors with a calming eclectic energy / sfgirlbybay

interiors with a calming eclectic energy / sfgirlbybay

interiors with a calming eclectic energy / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: noguchi lamp via salvo lopez photography; vintage iron daybed via ann street studio; 70’s Erco wall sconces from Custom Light Shop; Midday, in the shade of the coconut trees, Tahiti, 1938 by René Moreau; arcosanti home tour via kinfolk; vintage stoneware plates from super marché; Carmen Dell’Orefice 1959, Photo by Gleb Derujinsky; vintage garden urn from elsie green; ceramic collection from inside closet; vintage bamboo daybed with shelf from super marché; artwork by bela silva; vintage chair by jane hallworth design; plates and dishes by @kimficaro; med-century modern perforated ceramic lamp from rejuvenation vintage.

interiors with a calming eclectic energy / sfgirlbybay

interiors with a calming eclectic energy / sfgirlbybay

interiors with a calming eclectic energy / sfgirlbybay

interiors with a calming eclectic energy / sfgirlbybay

interiors with a calming eclectic energy / sfgirlbybay

interiors with a calming eclectic energy / sfgirlbybay

interiors with a calming eclectic energy / sfgirlbybay

interiors with a calming eclectic energy / sfgirlbybay

interiors with a calming eclectic energy / sfgirlbybay

• all other photography credits in order of appearance: salvo lopez photography; my day with; Jonas Ingerstedt photography; jane hallworth design; @femte.til.venstre; @nicole_franzen; pauline chardin’s home via the socialite family; @femte.til.venstre; Edge Black Arch Floor Mirror and Willy White Plaster Pedestal Bistro Table from crate and barrel; jane hallworth design; pauline chardin’s home via the socialite family; jane hallworth design; sascha strebe’s home via bed threads.