wear this there: Dimora delle Balze sicily.
by victoria comment

5/19/22

wear this there: Dimora delle Balze sicily / sfgirlbybay

today we’re headed to one of my favorite parts of the world — the rustic, romantic and so very Italian island of Sicily. specifically, we’re off to Siracusa, the gorgeous city on the Ionian coast of Sicily known for its ancient ruins, to stay at our very beautiful home away from home, the serene and sunbleached nineteenth-century estate, Dimora delle Balze. also known as an ideal wedding destination, Dimora delle Balze is surrounded by beautiful historical places, so the hotel offers exclusive tours to the ancient nearby cities, providing us easy accessibility to these places full of charm and historical heritage, to enjoy the views of Baroque and Renaissance palaces while taking in the romantic scents of the Mediterranean. gosh, i love Sicily and can’t wait to return. i’ve put together some ensembles for you to pack for a long weekend away. we start with a very feminine crocheted tank top and flowy white maxi skirt, paired with sexy black strappy sandals and chic oversized sunnies to shield your eyes from that bright Sicilian sunshine. add to that some beautiful aquamarine baubles and a fun oversized straw tote — perfect for both farmer’s markets and lazy beach days. i’ve also packed you a cute two-piece swimsuit, beach cover-up, pool slides, and my favorite packable sunhat. all you need now is a good read and i suggest Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams.  it’s the epic tale of star-crossed lovers in pre-war Europe colliding with a woman on the run in the swinging ’60s — the perfect poolside or seaside read.

wear this there: Dimora delle Balze sicily / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Dimora delle Balze sicily / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: mango Openwork knit top; Madewell x WYETH Dylan Rancher Hat; Anthropologie Hermina Athens Sealstone Emerald Necklace; mango Combined 2 ring set; mango Raffia shopper bag; mango Vichy check dress; Isabel Marant Cat Eye Sunglasses; clare v. eyeglass Pouch Black with Eyes; j.crew Cotton-linen sleeping gown in gathered floral block print; mainsonette birdling weekend bag in slate; read this there Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams; & other stories Bleu Innocent Nail Polish; all saints BELL LEATHER SLIDES; maisonette Lorna Murray’s milano sunhat; all saints EVA ONIYURI BIKINI TOP and bottoms; & other stories Dangling Gemstone Pendant Earrings; lisa says gah Intentionally Blank Freya Sandal; all saints EVA MAXI TIERED SKIRT.

wear this there: Dimora delle Balze sicily / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Dimora delle Balze sicily / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Dimora delle Balze sicily / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Dimora delle Balze sicily / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Dimora delle Balze sicily / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Dimora delle Balze sicily / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Dimora delle Balze sicily / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Dimora delle Balze sicily / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Dimora delle Balze sicily / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Dimora delle Balze sicily / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Dimora delle Balze sicily / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Dimora delle Balze sicily / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Dimora delle Balze sicily / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Dimora delle Balze sicily / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of @dimoradellebalze and Dimora delle Balze.

instagram worthy: @totemhome.
by victoria comment

5/17/22

instagram worthy: @totemhome artisan homewares / sfgirlbybay

today’s instagram worthy post is not just covering inspiring photography and styling, it also supports small business. i love supporting female entrepreneurs and this week’s account is @totemhome designed and created by set designer, prop and interior stylist @kimficaro whose photography we’ve featured here before. kim curates her totem home collections around slow, thoughtful, and intentional choices and features work inspired by her travels around the world, including Oaxaca and morocco — handmade homewares made by ceramicists and weavers, and artisans of all kinds creating beautifully unique pieces for our homes. in addition, kim is also part of @shopcollectivebk, a collective of women artisans sharing a studio space and shop based in brooklyn, new york. you can read more about them here. here’s a look at the very inspiring @totemhome.

instagram worthy: @totemhome artisan homewares / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @totemhome artisan homewares / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @totemhome artisan homewares / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @totemhome artisan homewares / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @totemhome artisan homewares / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @totemhome artisan homewares / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @totemhome artisan homewares / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @totemhome artisan homewares / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @totemhome artisan homewares / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @totemhome artisan homewares / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @totemhome artisan homewares / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @totemhome artisan homewares / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @totemhome artisan homewares / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @totemhome artisan homewares / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @totemhome artisan homewares / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @totemhome artisan homewares / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @totemhome artisan homewares / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of @totemhome.

color story: green with envy.
by victoria comment

5/16/22

color story: decorating with green / sfgirlbybay

i can never get enough of green, and i don’t exactly mean envy, but many of these looks are indeed quite enviable. i just mean there are so many beautiful shades of green that seem to be on-trend lately, and i can see why — green can evoke passion and can be strangely exotic, but it’s also so fresh, lively, and bold. add a dash of green to your interiors, whether it be the real thing, like some lovely houseplants, a beautiful seascape painting, vintage pottery, or a piece of green upholstered furniture and it literally brings a room to life. green is a color that’s timeless, classic, and then again, right on-trend.

color story: decorating with green / sfgirlbybay

color story: decorating with green / sfgirlbybay

color story: decorating with green / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: Semaine x Luke Edward Hall signed artist print from maison flaneur; urban outfitters Lulu Storage Cabinet; Hercules Bust White Moss from 1st dibs; cut glass by lauren bamford photography; jayson home Zagora Taper candle Holders; green upholstery from dedar milano; jayson home green spot bowl; green striped awning by @romainlaprade; jayson home Carlina Acaulis glass Paperweight; work by artist xochi solis; chairish Vintage Usa Green Planter; bloomist LIBECO LAGUNA VERDE THROW; jayson home Bristol Serving Tray; Hooker’s Green Lake by Faye Wei Wei via another mag; 1st dibs French Confit Antique Glazed Bowl. below: COLLAGERIE X THE CONRAN SHOP cushion cover in multi stripe; artist paul juno’s Stripped Artist’s Pigments.

color story: decorating with green / sfgirlbybay

color story: decorating with green / sfgirlbybay

color story: decorating with green / sfgirlbybay

color story: decorating with green / sfgirlbybay

color story: decorating with green / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: bowls on green tile by lrnce; green-tiled entryway by @martha_mulholland; Vintage Cabbage Plate Green from chairish; record collection by in bed store; st. frank CACTUS SILK CLXVIII RUG; Splatter Vase in Green from the conran shop; modern green chair via lrnce; st. frank GREEN PITCHER; green tablescape by maya bookbinder; TED BAKER Baroque Beach Towel in Green; le jardin soupiré via claire heffer design; cotswold farm house bathroom via trainspotters; India Mahdavi’s cement tiles via core77; schoolhouse Blooming Field Duvet Cover; chairish Vintage Green Upco Planter; Edvard Munch Exhibition poster for LA Country Museum of Art Poster from society6.

color story: decorating with green / sfgirlbybay

color story: decorating with green / sfgirlbybay

color story: decorating with green / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits: click on the image which will take you to its original source. in the case of my collages, the links are listed just below clockwise from left to right.

best of: color story: black, white & a little bit rustic.
by victoria comment

5/13/22

color story: black, white & a little bit rustic / sfgirlbybay

this week’s color story is like one of those old jokes “what’s black and white and…and in this case, it’s a little bit rustic — which pairs beautifully with black and white and gives the look the modern touch most of us love. i love a well-curated blend of vintage and new, natural woods and lots of black and white — the look has endless inspiration for me because you almost never finish decorating and instead just continue to add to the mix. i think it’s embracing the old with the brand new, whether it’s building on a modern black leather (or white slipcovered) sofa that you just bought and then adding to it with a collection of throws (they look great folded in piles), some great mismatched pillows or bringing home a treasured souvenir or piece of art from a special trip, a vintage-inspired but rustic modern mix is always interesting and maybe most importantly — distinctly and so very personally you. the best, and the most unique look you can get!

color story: black, white & a little bit rustic / sfgirlbybay

color story: black, white & a little bit rustic / sfgirlbybay

color story: black, white & a little bit rustic / sfgirlbybay

color story: black, white & a little bit rustic / sfgirlbybay

color story: black, white & a little bit rustic / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: Camdyn Zebra Rug from modern rugs; elsie green BEESWAX FLUTED PILLAR candles; graphic print via hege morris; SIEN + CO CAMPO PILLOW IN IVORY WITH BLACK STRIPE from bloomist; leather corner chair via inside closet; Riki Black Footed Bowl by Leanne Ford from crate & barrel; LIBECO OSCAR THROW from bloomist; vintage willy ghul planter from b southgate; black leather sofa and chair in loft via planete deco; rustic sign via blu 27 nature; ATUTO CHARCOAL WOOD CHAIN from bloomist; rustic farm table via the everygirl; songs we sing together via endlessloveeeeee; west elm Bangle Holder in Cookies N’ Cream; tessa cafe via the mansion on the hill; Stevey Black Pitcher by Leanne Ford from crate & barrel.

color story: black, white & a little bit rustic / sfgirlbybay

color story: black, white & a little bit rustic / sfgirlbybay

color story: black, white & a little bit rustic / sfgirlbybay

color story: black, white & a little bit rustic / sfgirlbybay

color story: black, white & a little bit rustic / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: rustic whitewashed cottage via decor demon; BLACKSAW SIEMPRE THROW in CHARCOAL from bloomist; thom browne fabric via hope von joel; the citizenry SET OF 4 ORO CACAO clay CUPS; dining room via inside closet; elsie green ESTELA LINEN WAFFLE THROW; floating fireplace via the poetry of material things; vintage mannequin by @harpstudio_; vintage DIORAMA RELIEF WATERCOLOR SCENE UNDER CURVED GLASS from bord de scene; vintage slip dress from @shopatvagabond; thom browne fabric via hope von joel; the citizenry HAYAL AREA RUG; terrain Wood Bead Garland; rustic kitchen via remodelista; Anthropologie Danni Taper Candle Holder.

color story: black, white & a little bit rustic / sfgirlbybay

color story: black, white & a little bit rustic / sfgirlbybay

color story: black, white & a little bit rustic / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits: click on the image which will take you to its original source. in the case of my collages, the links are listed just below clockwise from left to right.

best of: inspired by: artist george giusti.
by victoria comment

5/12/22

inspired by: artist george giusti's holiday magazine cover / sfgirlbybay

this week’s color story is inspired by a holiday magazine cover i recently posted on Instagram and have since become rather obsessed with, by artist George Giusti. it’s perhaps an unusual color palette, but i think that’s why i love it so much. the tones of his cover (above) are kind of muted, and that comes with the fact that this cover is quite old, but that’s part of its charm. these colors have a modern, quite tropical feel to them and definitely a mid-century modern vibe. i thought i’d seek out some images inspired by his artwork and they cover the very eclectic gamut from black to pale pink, mauve, and green with a little ochre thrown in for good measure. i hope you enjoy the looks.

inspired by: artist george giusti's holiday magazine cover / sfgirlbybay

inspired by: artist george giusti's holiday magazine cover / sfgirlbybay

inspired by: artist george giusti's holiday magazine cover / sfgirlbybay

inspired by: artist george giusti's holiday magazine cover / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: built-in bookshelves by studio elodie cottin; Grünerløkka, Oslo apartments by Einar Aslaksen; artist George Giusti’s holiday magazine cover; SHELDON CERAMICS PINK TERRA COTTA VASE from bloomist; green geometric area rug by luke irwin; courtyard palm graphic via claire heffer; green-hued bedroom via the new york times; Minimal Abstract Print from gallery Al; Iris Tea Towel by elana gabriella from wecover; una más restaurant by merivale; circular back & white bowl via the modern house; PAIR OF STONEWARE TUMBLERS from elsie green; anthropologie Handwoven Saffi Rug; art print from upton.

inspired by: artist george giusti's holiday magazine cover / sfgirlbybay

inspired by: artist george giusti's holiday magazine cover / sfgirlbybay

inspired by: artist george giusti's holiday magazine cover / sfgirlbybay

inspired by: artist george giusti's holiday magazine cover / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: nottinghill’s sister jane via wallpaper magazine; Julio Cortazar book cover via will on flickr; pendant lamp via the L.A. times; succulent via ayanas; geometric tiles via new terracotta; eclectric room via typically topical; ashleigh holmes artwork; Hôtel de Miramion by @charles_zana; artist claire softley via the jealous curator; Rafael de Cárdenas Designs via interior design magazine; Thom Browne design via hope von joel; Lemieux et Cie Perou Chair from anthropologie; Malin Gabriella Nordin via the poetry of material things; crane loft via studio roslyn; jayson home green Sabra Pillow.

inspired by: artist george giusti's holiday magazine cover / sfgirlbybay

inspired by: artist george giusti's holiday magazine cover / sfgirlbybay

inspired by: artist george giusti's holiday magazine cover / sfgirlbybay

inspired by: artist george giusti's holiday magazine cover / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits: click on the image which will take you to its original source. in the case of my collages, the links are listed just below clockwise from left to right.