good reads: martha stewart.
by victoria comment


modern farmhouse featured in martha stewart. / sfgirlbybay

when i see photos from design*sponge founder grace bonney’s upstate new york house, i often fantasize about what it might be like to live in such a wide open space, surrounded by countryside. and this farmhouse featured in martha stewart got me wondering some more. it’s such a beautiful mix of rustic meets modern and the couple who’ve remodeled the two-story farmhouse have done such an amazing and admirable job of it. the creative couple literally learned the ‘how to’s’ from studying at their local library and teaching themselves how to DIY the renovation — including that beautiful tile backsplash in the kitchen which was made by hand. it’s a most inspiring undertaking and should you like to see the full tour and learn more about how they went about it, visit martha stewart .

rustic meets modern farmhouse featured by martha stewart. / sfgirlbybay

handmade tile backsplash in modern farmhouse. / sfgirlbybay

handmade white tile backsplash. / sfgirlbybay

unique fireplace in rustic meets modern farmhouse. / sfgirlbybay

ceramics studio in modern farmhouse with spiral staircase. / sfgirlbybay

dining nook in farmhouse with long wood table and benches. / sfgirlbybay

greenery and old wood table with ceramics and woven basket. / sfgirlbybay

vintage green sink and circle mirror. / sfgirlbybay

vintage green tub on wood blocks. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by pia ulin for martha stewart

easy elegance.
by victoria comment


curated collection inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

i love a room that’s elegant, but really laid back and easy on the eyes. a kind of uncluttered elegance that’s been paired down and really well-edited. i need to edit more i think, but it’s hard for me since i’m constantly collecting when visiting my favorite local flea markets. but it’s also almost as much fun going and not shopping — just people watching and gathering all that glorious inspiration around me. but now, with my new online shop, super marché, it’s also become part of my job — even if it’s too much fun to ever feel like one. i’m pleasantly surprised that so much has sold out from the shop so quickly, so i’m headed back to france in november to bring back for more vintage treasure. i’ll be on the hunt for uniquely beautiful pieces that create the kind of ambiance you see in these rooms, but if there’s anything you’d like me to keep an eye for, please do let me know!

simple elegant home decor. / sfgirlbybaysimple and elegant home decor. / sfgirlbybay elegant entryway inspiration. / sfgirlbybay natural palm leaf. / sfgirlbybay natural home decor elements. / sfgirlbybay globe light and palms. / sfgirlbybay woven lampshades in dining banquette. / sfgirlbybay white walls and simple, elegant home furnishings. / sfgirlbybay simple vase and flower. / sfgirlbybay simple decor with white walls. / sfgirlbybay dining room with shiplap walls and industrial pendant lamp. / sfgirlbybaywoven modern chair with throw. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: house and leisure; Line Klein studio; @saarmanche; architectural digest espana; LRNCE via miss moss; d. larsson interior; @iwonaludyga; @apieceapart; tres bon hangout; dcw editions; @misterjessejames; @valkommen_nr; elle decoration; randomitus; bemz slipcovers; @wolf_circus; remodelista; via kelsey unger; loft kolasinski; @amy_merrick; bursts of samm; nicole franzen photography; renée kemps photography.

golden hour.
by victoria comment


honey gold leather sofa. / sfgirlbybay

perhaps you’ve noticed — honey gold tones, and mustard yellow are having quite the moment right now. make it velvet, or a golden-hued leather and you’re definitely hot. i love a good dose of mustard yellow (it’s what I like on my hotdogs, too — no ketchup for me!) and i’m seeing a lot of it in the fashion world, too. it’s got a funky feel, but it can go all out elegant, too (it is the jewel-tone family, after all). you could simply add a mustard velvet throw pillow, or killer sofa — either way and you’re gold, baby. here’s a look at all the ways mustard can come home with you.

velvet yellow mustard sofa. / sfgirlbybay modern yellow velvet sofa. / sfgirlbybaywhite walls and golden yellow sofa. / sfgirlbybay honey yellow decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay wall hanging over golden velvet sofa. / sfgirlbybay yellow car with surf rack. / sfgirlbybay gold hued leather sofa. / sfgirlbybay mustard green pads on wood chairs. / sfgirlbybay gold decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay wood beamed ceiling over golden yellow velvet sofa. / sfgirlbybay gold hued tufted loveseat. / sfgirlbybay golden hued decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay black and white bedroom with gold vlevet bed. / sfgirlbybay wood paneled living room with mustard velvet tufted sectional. / sfgirlbybay yellow velvet sectional. / sfgirlbybayvintage yellow sofa with houseplants. / sfgirlbybay

• photograpy credits in order of appearance: greta sofa from urban outfitters; orla kiely; Söderhamn sofa by Ikea; la maison d’anna g; frog flash; elodie pacaud; ayyplusvee; click on furniture’s greco sofa; a daily something; the guilded mirror; beautiful little fool; epicurialist; modern macrame; aestate; Cy Twombly; aestate; jessica tremp; crafted fragments; ledansla; nicole cota studio; liberty interiors ; neu.boheme; ladnydom; brian w. ferry photography.