color story: spring has sprung.
by victoria comment

3/22/21

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

spring has sprung everywhere i look — the sun has made its glorious appearance quite evident and my garden is blooming beautifully because of it. it’s my happy place so i’m extremely grateful for it so i thought this week’s color story could be best shared with the bounty of spring. so much color brings an unexpected mood shift and i’m so thankful for that at such a difficult time, not just for me because of my recent loss of lucy, but the general state of affairs we’ve all been experiencing due to covid and world affairs. i hope this post helps bring you some cheer and lightness. to the start of your week. happy monday!

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

image credits, l to r: dahlias from @holidaymagazine; checked tablecloth from @tmagazine; vintage painting of dahlias in a green vase from super marché; floral print via @maisondelaluz; fruit market by @piariverola; words from the book Dealing With Procrastination: Eliminating The Thief Of Time; cocktails via graf lantz collection; paisley print umbrellas from businessandpleasure_co; vintage green chairs from rejuvenation vintage; picnic set from ofelia home decor; Madame Ganna Walska via pacific horticulture; Louis Sherry chocolatet boxes and books from @bookshop_us.

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

image credits, l to r: girl with hat via fashion gone rogue; picnic from repeller; wait and see shopping tote from wait and see ; textile art by KAROLINE HERMANSEN; field of flowers via @synchrodogs_official; bon tucson moroccan hat; free people Junes Everyday Mesh Tote; birds book via schierke; vintage jumpsuit via sophia; urban outfitters To-Go Market Bag; pink jumpsuit by @helmstedt_; geraniums by lobster & swan.

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

image credits, l to r: aqua blue bathroom from the socialite family; pink glasses from super marché; orange blossoms from valley girl soldier; c’est la vie print from a spring bear; vintage folding chairs by @morganmunday; Sifnos, Greece yellow door by @joewhoward; floral prints via montse garriga; artwork by @grabkoivan; geraniums by lobster & swan; Cecil Touchon Collages via gabi martin; vintage glassware by @pernilleenoch; gucci via the impression.

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

• remaining photography credits in order of appearance: Riad Jardin Secret via @valentinecinier; avocados by julia stolz photography; decorative plates via behomm; luis barragon house via arch daily; matchbooks via my domaine; lady krishna’s home via the fold; dining space by @villamagnan; Monterosso, Italy via @whatitalyis; plants by salvo lópez photography; yellow cabinet from the socialite family; shelving from the modern house; luis barragon house staircase by salvo lópez photography; a map of dreams floral collage; art by stephanie gonot; Sarah Eisenlohr collage via cross connect magazine.

friday finds.
by victoria comment

3/19/21

vintage display cabinet with potted houseplants via coco kelley. / sfgirlbybay

i’m back this week but i’m still really struggling without my sidekick lucy, if i’m to be completely honest. the quiet without her is just so intense, but working keeps my head from going to the sad places, so it’s time for yet another friday finds. i’m embracing the new light that comes with daylight savings, and trying to spend more time foraging in the garden for floral branches (our citrus trees smell amazing!) and bringing some of the great outdoors inside, which is definitely therapeutic for me. i hope you have a great weekend outdoors, too.

xo, victoria

  1. we’ve shared this epic Antwerp-based apartment before, but there appears to be fresh pics, as featured on coco kelley recently. i didn’t see this very cool vintage display cabinet before, surrounded by greenery. oh la la!
  2. i’ve been looking for new, spring styling inspiration for around the laguna cottage, and i love this look. it’s from an australian country home that’s truly eclectic, so have a peek at the whole tour.
  3. i’m in love with this artist’s loft studio and its whitewashed brick. it’s the studio space of Brooklyn-based artist landon metz and his beautiful graphic artwork is worthy of a visit, too.
  4. i’ve found a single banana leaf can go a long way to add style, and often pick them from my own yard and pop them into a big vase. in the case — prop, food & interior stylist anne parker knows how to get the most of out of hers. so simple, beautiful — and they last almost forever!
  5. ithis is such a wonderful rustic wood table and i love this one. such a nice shape not only for communal dining but for stacking coffee table books and unique collectibles, as well. dual-purpose furniture is a favorite of mine.
  6. we’ve featured @kawa_heart_studio amazing home on the blog before, but i never tire of her lovely studio space. those fabulous windows get me every time and i love how simply it’s decorated — the appreciation for the light just makes center stage.
  7. one thing i’d really like to do when covid restrictions lift is take some pottery classes. i took one class a while back before the quarantine began and i found it so relaxing and creatively inspiring at the same time. i’d love to get good enough to create pieces like these for myself as well as gifts for friends and family.
  8. my design hero leanne ford has gone and done it yet again with this laid back dining room captured by @tessaneustadt. i love the unexpected use of a skateboard as decor, paired with vintage artwork and mirrors. the rusty red-painted wicker chairs are great, too.

collection of vintage frames and art. / sfgirlbybay

artist loft studio space / sfgirlbybay

single banana leaf in glass vase via prop stylist anne parker. / sfgirlbybay

farmhouse dining table / sfgirlbybay

artist studio / sfgirlbybay

black and white ceramics / sfgirbybay

oversized paper lantern over rustic wood dining table with red wicker chairs designed by leanne ford and photographed by @tessaneustadt. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: fish & pussycat.
by victoria comment

3/18/21

wear this there: fish & pussycat, kiev / sfgirlbybay

i’m not sure if when we can begin traveling again if many of you might have ukraine on your list of must-visits, but if so, kiev, one of the oldest cities of Europe and the soul and capital of ukraine is probably high on your agenda. and sushi? well who knows, but there’s a charming, and very industrial-chic spot called the FISH & PUSSYCAT that’s getting rave reviews. this hot spot may be a bit incognito, so just follow the sign that says ‘Follow your Fishes’ — what’s a trip to the former Soviet bloc without a little mystery? we’re going to dress the part — in almost fifty shades of low-key grey. to start, a killer wrap dress worn with a spy-like belted coat with matching cashmere beanie and scarf and naturally some knee-high tall black boots. don’t forget to pack your reading glasses because on the rather long plane ride over you’re going to want to dive into Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart, an unforgettable story of young Hugh ‘Shuggie’ Bain, a sweet and lonely boy who spends his 1980s childhood in run-down public housing in Glasgow with a glamourous but alcoholic mum. the subject matter may seem a tad dark, but shuggie’s heart will warm you. i couldn’t put it down.

wear this there: fish & pussycat, kiev / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: fish & pussycat, kiev / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: cos WRAP SHIRT DRESS; Portolano Slouchy Cashmere Knit Beanie; cos WOOL MIX BELTED COAT in mole grey; anthropologie Day Slouchy Tote Bag; all saints CALYPSO GOLD-TONE HOOP EARRINGS; Caddis Porgy Blue Light Blocking Glasses; Portolano Cashmere Wrap in light grey; read this there Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart; Londontown Desert Bloom Enhanced Colour nail Lakur; The Book Club Super Size eyeglass Chain; gorjana Bespoke Parker Mini Layering necklace Set; Swedish Stockings Hanna premium tights; cos KNEE HIGH HEELED LEATHER BOOTS.

wear this there: fish & pussycat, kiev / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: fish & pussycat, kiev / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: fish & pussycat, kiev / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: fish & pussycat, kiev / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: fish & pussycat, kiev / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: fish & pussycat, kiev / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: fish & pussycat, kiev / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: fish & pussycat, kiev / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: fish & pussycat, kiev / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: fish & pussycat, kiev / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of belenko.

instagram worthy: @tschiegg69.
by victoria comment

3/17/21

in today’s instagram worthy account i’m not only sharing an inspiring photography feed but the beautiful and inspiring paintings and art studio of @tschiegg69, aka french painter Anne-Sophie Tschiegg. i’ve become a devoted fan of anne-sophie’s work and love the organic shapes and colorful palette of her (many!) abstract landscape and portrait paintings — as you will see, she is most prolific — i imagine her painting away her days and long nights in her loft-like studio, alongside her wonderful all-white cat (i also wonder if le petit chat gets her pretty tail dipped in paint from time to time). On the wall of the studio, is a phrase from artist Manet, that i love: “I am influenced by everyone. Every time I put my hands in my pockets, I find someone else’s fingers there.” lovely. for more inspiring artwork from @tschiegg69 visit just one of the many galleries that show and represent her paintings, arterritoires.

instagram worthy: @tschiegg69.

instagram worthy: @tschiegg69.

instagram worthy: @tschiegg69.

instagram worthy: @tschiegg69.

instagram worthy: @tschiegg69.

instagram worthy: @tschiegg69.

instagram worthy: @tschiegg69.

instagram worthy: @tschiegg69.

instagram worthy: @tschiegg69.

instagram worthy: @tschiegg69.

instagram worthy: @tschiegg69.

instagram worthy: @tschiegg69.

• photography by @tschiegg69.

spring refresh with revival.
by victoria comment

3/16/21

spring refresh with revival / sfgirlbybay

textural, luxurious rugs on the ground beneath our feet are what can very often make a room come to life. area rugs give a room warmth — not just physically — but warm a room’s overall mood, too. a beautiful rug adds definition and shape and can delineate the space — say creating a cozy separation from the dining area to the living room. revival has some gorgeous area rugs in their many collections and they invited me to select one for a much-desired spring refresh around here. revival’s variety of prints, patterns, and color palettes fit any lifestyle and decor — from muted classics and colorful moroccan area rugs to understated mid-century modern to something a little bit bohemian — all of which you can browse by color, size, or style. revival is reviving the art of the handmade with an amazing curation of one-of-a-kind, restored vintage rugs and original, design-centric rugs fresh off the loom. like their vintage predecessors, these pieces are made by hand with handmade with traditional techniques and natural fibers to withstand the test of time (and trampling) as a good rug should.

spring refresh with revival / sfgirlbybay

spring refresh with revival / sfgirlbybay

i love simple, vintage-inspired design paired with eclectic accessories so i chose their handwoven and hand-knotted Sukla Rug made in turkey, one with a bit of cozy shag to it so i could comfortably curl up on it and invite guests to gather around my coffee table, too. one of the easiest ways to create an inviting look like this is by pairing and layering rugs. it adds definition and shape or even delineates a space, so don’t forget to play around with scale — sometimes two rugs are better than one big one — i’ve laid my Sukla Rug rug over a larger jute rug for extra texture. revival has so many wonderful layering options — some more subdued and muted, and some really colorful. just layer them up for a quick and easy seasonal change to brighten up your rooms. and for more texture, revival also carries a really lovely selection of home accessories and both new or vintage throw pillows so i added some bold color with a couple of their pretty handwoven vintage pillows.

spring refresh with revival / sfgirlbybay

spring refresh with revival / sfgirlbybay

if you’re looking for an even bolder statement, just when i thought perhaps moroccan and kilim rugs might just end up a short-lived phase, i see them popping up all over again. personally, i love them, and i think one of the reasons i’m seeing them all over again is because they’re such an impactful, bright addition for spring — the perfect time to spruce things up with fresh home textiles. it’s so much fun to make small changes that can have such a big design impact. revival has some seriously gorgeous new and one-of-a-kind vintage rugs on their site right now, but there are only a few of those style rugs currently available so don’t wait too long — because these designs are limited editions they go quickly. head to their online shop now to browse their huge selection of prints, patterns, and color palettes to fit any lifestyle and decor style and for more inspiration, also check out my rug pinboard. have fun refreshing!

spring refresh with revival / sfgirlbybay

spring refresh with revival / sfgirlbybay

spring refresh with revival / sfgirlbybay

spring refresh with revival / sfgirlbybay

spring refresh with revival / sfgirlbybay

spring refresh with revival / sfgirlbybay

spring refresh with revival / sfgirlbybay

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