good reads: kinfolk garden.
by victoria comment

12/16/20

good reads: kinfolk garden book / sfgirlbybay

sometimes a beautiful new book comes along and i am just blown away by it. such is the case with The Kinfolk Garden: How to Live with Nature by john burns, editor-in-chief of Kinfolk magazine. i was inspired by almost every single page — a gardener with a secret oasis on a Parisian rooftop, an artist making faux flowers to brighten Manhattan apartments, and a family of ranchers rewilding the American outback just to name a few. The Kinfolk Garden features 30 inspiring people and places around the globe, from lush gardens to enviable plant-filled homes, and offers us an easy approach to bringing nature into our lives — a much-needed natural retreat right now.

good reads: kinfolk garden book / sfgirlbybay

the latest book from the team behind Kinfolk magazine focuses on beautiful spaces that bring the outdoors in and the indoors out and is divided into chapters on Care, Creativity, and Community. the book explores the secrets to a good garden, and what good a garden can do for our self-care, creativity, and communities — the garden as a place for work, play, entertaining, and endless inspiration. you’ll meet the inspiring people who coax these living things into bloom and learn from the experts about everything from arranging to eating plants and flowers. The Kinfolk Garden is an invitation to engage with nature — to care for it, create with its beauty and cultivate new relationships around it and offers inspiration and guidance to anyone looking to bring a little more greenery into their life.

good reads: kinfolk garden book / sfgirlbybay

good reads: kinfolk garden book / sfgirlbybay

good reads: kinfolk garden book / sfgirlbybay

good reads: kinfolk garden book / sfgirlbybay

good reads: kinfolk garden book / sfgirlbybay

good reads: kinfolk garden book / sfgirlbybay

good reads: kinfolk garden book / sfgirlbybay

good reads: kinfolk garden book / sfgirlbybay

good reads: kinfolk garden book / sfgirlbybay

good reads: kinfolk garden book / sfgirlbybay

good reads: kinfolk garden book / sfgirlbybay

• photography via The Kinfolk Garden: How to Live with Nature.

color story: gray days.
by victoria comment

12/15/20

pale gray decor. / sfgirlbybay

pantone has Revealed its 2021 Color of the Year and they’ve actually chosen two colors for us — Ultimate Gray and Illuminating yellow. a beautiful pairing, indeed, but today we’re focusing on all gray, all the time. for me, the mood that comes to mind when one decorates with gray is ‘serenity now’.  a sophisticated, stylish gray is one of my very personal hues, so i was pretty excited to see this new color trend announced. whether you’re painting an entire room gray, or adding a touch of gray in your accessories, art and accents here’s a look at how you might like to bring it to life no matter what your favorite shade of gray may be. gray for days!

pale gray decor by nicole franzen. / sfgirlbybay

drak gray decor. / sfgirlbybay

pale gray bedroom walls. / sfgirlbybay

gray home deco accessories / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: Patched and kantha stitched cotton bed spread from toast uk; home gallery nook by @galerie_half; Black Marble Footed Bowl from jayson home; bathroom via all sorts of; Desert Night by Dennis Revitzky from annex galleries; Alpaca Gray Stripe Throw from anthropologie; sculpture via bed threads; Tommaso Sartori photography; Bergs Fluted Pot + Saucer Set from anthropologie; neuboheme; @clairelloydloves. below: Etched Arcadia Mural from anthropologie.

pale gray wall mural / sfgirlbybay

pale gray decor. / sfgirlbybay

rustic walls with gray doors. / sfgirlbybay

pale gray decor accessories. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: Java Medallion Wallpaper from anthropologie; painting by irene de klerk wolters @irenedkw; french country bathroom via remodelista; Tommaso Sartori photography; collage work by gemma topliss; Habit + Form Trough in Dark Zinc from terrain; mountain scene via som story; Hammam Grey Towels from jayson home; vignette by @eyeswoon; Beaded Faux Angelica Stem from terrain; half gray well via sight unseen; en france book cover via reverie parisienne; Miss Clara Hotel bedroom by @snapsbymartin; st. frank IRIDESCENT OMBRE SMOKE WINE GLASSes. below:  helena la petite; set of two Embroidered Dorthea Shams from anthropologie.

pale gray decor. / sfgirlbybay

dark gray walls. / sfgirlbybay

dark gray decor. / sfgirlbybay

light gray wall color. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: @galerie_half; nicole franzen photography; milk decoration; @meeriming; koel magazine; slow travel berlin@_designtales_; @marieolssonnylander; @saarmanche.

my elsie green holiday edit.
by victoria comment

12/14/20

my elsie green holiday edit / sfgirlbybay

as you may know, elsie green is my partner in super marché, my online vintage shop. but maybe you didn’t know that they’ve way ahead of me, and have been carrying vintage french finds for years! they invited me to peruse their incredible collections and create my own holiday gift edit for friends and even for myself this year, and i’ve included some of my favorite pieces below, and you can find your own in their beautiful online shop.  i’m also in very good company, so be sure and check out the holiday gift edits from Erin Hiemstra, Mary Ann Pickett and Caitlin Flemming, too. and for more inspiration be sure to follow @elsie_green on instagram. and if you’re in the bay area, you should definitely have a visit to their gorgeous concept shop. happy holidays!

my elsie green holiday edit / sfgirlbybay

my elsie green holiday edit / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: my favorite Elsie Green gift to give: The Frankie Linen Tote, because we all need a chic French market bag; a nice gift for myself: Because I love a cozy bed piled with pillows, blankets, and duvets, I think the Throwbed is perfect for me; The gift i can’t wait to give because i know it’s absolutely perfect: This painting for my friend because it reminds me so much of our trip to Sicily and the landscape on our hikes.; The best Elsie Green gift i’ve ever received: I met Laurie at the Alameda Flea Market and she was selling a gorgeous Vintage Bamboo Daybed. I knew I had to have it. and now i sell them at super marché, like this one just below.

my elsie green holiday edit / sfgirlbybay

my elsie green holiday edit / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: CLASSIC SET OF 6 CHAMPAGNE COUPEs; petite vintage black mirror; 19th century jam jars — perfect for candle votives. below: chic stoneware bottles and vintage brass candlesticks.

my elsie green holiday edit / sfgirlbybay

my elsie green holiday edit / sfgirlbybay

• photography by elsie green.

friday finds.
by victoria comment

12/11/20

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

hello, friends. well, here we are in a holiday season lockdown. this is a first but i’m following guidelines in the hopes that we can shut this virus down once and for all. it’s not ideal to spend christmas confined to our own homes without the usual family visits, but it’s just one year and we’ll get through it and hopefully never have to do it again. i hope you have plans to be as cozy as possible at home and find yourself grateful for all we do have. here’s to a relaxing weekend, see you back here on monday.

xo, victoria

  1. scarlette new dehli is A charming and intimate “Maison d’hotes” in the middle of south Delhi and i love the way they’ve styled this guest room. the throw is lovely, as is the pair of pendant lamps, but what i really love are the black and white portraits of India’s historical leaders over the bed. they just add such a uniquely personal touch.
  2. i’m a big fan of copenhagen-based stylist Anette Eckmann, aka @eckmannstudiocopenhagen and i’m just swooning over her beautiful ceramic collection. each of the pieces are quite different from the other but the color palette works so beautifully together. a wonderful idea to steal!
  3. @livingbylo documents her ever-changing montreal, quebec apartment and i’m always inspired by her latest iteration. her living room and that gorgeous fireplace mantel are looking quite inviting in this photo. just dreamy.
  4. this is a super beautiful studio tour of ceramicist Ini Neumann and her label We are Studio Studio from herz und blut. i find her ceramics so whimsical and fun, i’d love to add a piece or two to my own collection.
  5. this vintage wall Sconce by Jean Royere is just the cat’s meow! i discovered it via los angeles-based design firm @clementsdesign whose Instagram account is always full of unique design finds and a great one to follow for endless inspiration.
  6. this is such a serene but oh so stylish living room space. i quite admire how minimalist they’ve been able to stay, with the furniture and fireplace remaining the focal point of the room. i think the unique shapes of the furniture add to the interest, as well.
  7. i love the unexpected placement of this very cool little lighting fixture, shot by salvo lopez, one of my very favorite photographers. it’s just a creative way to create a wee gallery nook in an unusual spot. it also draws your eye to the fantastic tile work.
  8. i’d very much like to take a bath here. one rarely gets so fortunate to not only have a beautiful clawfoot bathtub but a fireplace in the bathroom, too? now, that’s my idea of heaven on earth.

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: bread bar.
by victoria comment

12/10/20

snowy exterior of bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

it is wintertime after all, so it makes perfect sense to head (at least virtually) to where there’s snow, at least for a little recreation and an adorably charming restaurant and bar. today we’re dropping in on bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado — a fine mountainside drinking establishment at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, housed in an 1800s-era bakery in an old mining town. they’ve had to close for this winter with covid but will be back in the spring! i imagine it’s just as lovely and charming in warm weather as it is in winter. i love old towns like this and would love to visit either now to warm up with a whiskey drink or later on in the summertime when bread bar puts on live music on their outdoor deck. either sounds pretty idyllic. we’re going to layer up for our trip this time, with a cozy turtleneck sweater and faux shearling coat over our favorite bell-bottom jeans and suede boots. add some fun color and cozy warmth with a checkerboard beanie and plaid scarf. while enjoying your hot cocoa or toddie, i highly recommend reading An Object of Beauty by comedian Steve Martin — i just finished it and loved every minute of this entertaining tale about a driven young woman and her rising star in the new york city art world.

dog on vintage sette. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: bread bar.

wear this there: & other stories Cropped Turtleneck Knit sweater; h & m Wool-blend Faux Shearling Coat; Citizens of Humanity Annina High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans; anthroplogie Sawyer Plaid Scarf; anthropologie Day Slouchy Tote Bag; Chimi 008 Sunglasses; read this there An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin; Maya Brenner 14K Gold Birthstone Hoop Earrings; Hansel From Basel Love Crew Socks; JENNI KAYNE Suede Canyon Boot; Missoni Checkerboard Beanie.

bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

exterior of bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado at night. / sfgirlbybay

black and white wallpaper and decor inside bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

monochromatic bar at bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

cocktails and menu at bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

cocktails at bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

black walls inside bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

dogs outside of bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed interior of bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of @breadbarsp, life and thyme, remodelista