instagram worthy: @thelavenderghost.
by victoria comment

2/19/20

eclectic hudson valley victorian home via @thelavenderghost on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

for all you fans of bohemian vintage modern, you best grab a cup of tea and have a seat, and get comfortable — and then you may need to hang on because this week’s Instagram worthy feed is about to make you faint. welcome to @thelavenderghost — an ultra-inspiring feed of photographs that document an incredible hudson valley victorian home renovation by designer, artist and collector amy ilias and her husband artist Jim Denney. the creative couple relocated from brooklyn and now spend their time in upstate new york turning this old victorian into an eclectic, unexpected dream home and then, lucky us, share it all on Instagram, so you’re going to want to follow this ever-evolving work of living art. sit back, relax and take it all in.

renovated victorian hudson valley home designed by amy ilias aka @thelavenderghost on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

renovated victorian hudson valley home of amy ilias aka @thelavenderghost on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

hudson valley home of amy ilias aka @thelavenderghost on instagram filled with vintage furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

hudson valley home of amy ilias aka @thelavenderghost on instagram filled with vintage furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

bohemian modern bedroom in hudson valley victorian home. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of renovated hudson valley victorian home of designer amy ilias. / sfgirlbybay

vintage bohemian bedroom in victorian home of designer amy ilias. / sfgirlbybay

bohemian modern living room in hudson valley victorian home. / sfgirlbybay

vintage floral dining chairs in bohemian modern dining room. / sfgirlbybay

sunny dining room with vintage furniture and fireplace in hudson valley home of designer amy ilias. / sfgirlbybay

bohemian modern living room with vintage furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

floral yin and yang artwork and pink plantstand with ceramics. / sfgirlbybay

vintage glass and metal cabinet in whitewashed room with vintage textile window curtain. / sfgirlbybay

ornate mantle and vintage chandelier in hudson valley victorian home of designer amy ilias. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by @thelavenderghost.

scouting around: erin scott.
by victoria comment

2/18/20

erin scott's whitewashed photography studio kitchen in Berkeley, California. / sfgirlbybay

if i were a full-time photographer this would be my dream studio. alas, i am but just an amateur, but Food + Lifestyle Photographer erin scott is anything but — a talented photographer based in Berkeley, California and the owner of this very enviable studio space. i kept seeing glimpses of this gorgeous light-filled studio popping up around pinterest, so i went scouting around for more. in doing so, i discovered the studio featured on remodelista and from there i found erin’s instagram account which is very much worth following and then i discovered her studio which has the most beautiful kitchen perfect for food styling and photography was also featured in Gestalten’s book, Kitchen Living: Kitchen Interiors for Contemporary Homes. her studio kitchen cottage was formerly her garage in Berkeley and with the help of her best friend, Abigail Turin of kallosturin architecture form, the friends opened up the space and created this inspiring gem! for more from erin, visit her website and follow along on instagram.

erin scott's photography studio with built-in shelving and desk in Berkeley, California. / sfgirlbybay

erin scott's whitewashed photography studio in Berkeley, California. / sfgirlbybay

glassware and wire rack storage shelves inside erin scott's photography studio in Berkeley, California. / sfgirlbybay

white shelves with colorful glassware and ceramic dishes inside erin scott's photography studio in Berkeley, California. / sfgirlbybay

photographer erin scott's whitewashed studio kitchen renovation. / sfgirlbybay

floating white shelves with neutral ceramic dishes in photographer erin scott's studio kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

storage for kitchen tools and dishware inside photographer erin scott's studio kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

erin scott's whitewashed photography studio with built-in kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

erin scott's whitewashed photography studio with built-in kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

photographer erin scott's Berkeley, California renovated garage studio. / sfgirlbybay

marble backsplash and ceramic dishware on white floating shelf over sink with nickel faucet. / sfgirlbybay

ceramics and glassware styled on white shelves in photographer erin scott's Berkeley, California kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

marble backsplash and white built-in shelving in erin scott's photgraphy studio kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

• Photography by erin scott.

friday finds.
by victoria comment

2/14/20

pink socks and red strappy women's heels. / sfgirlbybay

happy valentine’s day, one and all! i hope no matter your relationship status you’re treating yourself super fine today! it’s also a long holiday weekend (monday is president’s day) and we’re cutting out a little early, so apologies for the short post. but i’ve got a few quick suggestions for your valentine’s weekend! Peyton Fulford’s “Abandoned Love” Photography Series – it’s so darn clever and may give you some ideas for your own valentine cards. also — it’s the perfect night to watch a great old romantic movie — a few of my favorites are grease, moonrise kingdom, and breakfast at tiffany’s. while you’re watching, sip a signature cocktail — time to make one of your own up and start a new valentine’s tradition! but above all, be kind to you, love yourself and work at attracting what you want in life. i’ll be working on it with you! have a great long weekend and we’ll see you back here on tuesday!

xo, victoria

valentine's day inspired collage of pink and red images. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits: top image: lisa says gah; below, clockwise l to r: loeffler randall; benicia hernandez gill; aesthetic; grease; @ellegramm; moonrise kingdom; @subliming.jpg; @velvetcanyon; leo is all in the mind; sequined covered swans; lauren dicioccio; @subliming.jpg; breakfast at tiffany’s.

wear this there: grand café d’athènes.
by victoria comment

2/14/20

greek gastronomic café, Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

as you know, ’tis valentine’s day, so what better place to celebrate than paris, the city of love? we’re having an imaginary date night at this greek gastronomic café, Grand Café d’Athènes, a Parisian place that’s just full of charm. this pretty Greek bistro is in the heart of the 10th arrondissement of Paris with a menu full of mezzedes, which are dishes to share — perfect for date night, wine straight from Greece and cocktails inspired by the Mediterranean — should you need to see for yourself, just check out Grand Café d’Athènes’ instagram feed and prepare to find yourself hungry for more. we’re going to get extra feminine this week in a rose-hued satin jumpsuit draped in a soft over the shoulder and very shimmery SEQUIN INFINITY WRAP, sheer tulle socks paired with some very sassy ankle boots and beautiful beaded bag. since we’re on a date, no reading at the table, but before stepping out, and to get in the mood, i suggest this bestselling classic that covers a single momentous year during anais Nin’s life in Paris — Henry and June: From “A Journal of Love” -The Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin. definitely a perfect Parisian read, especially on valentine’s day.

shelf with stemware inside Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

feminine outfit inspired by Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: LACAUSA Santi Jumpsuit in rose; eileen fisher ALPACA MOHAIR SEQUIN INFINITY WRAP; BY FAR Este Leather Ankle Boot; LIRIKA MATOSHI Ombré Sparkle Tulle Socks; Confiance Briefs in Nude & Gold Glitter; Winden Zero-Waste Silk Scrunchie in Pale Rose; Nails Inc. Seeing Stars Nail polish duo; Tracey Blue Light Glasses; read this there Henry and June: From “A Journal of Love” -The Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin by Anais Nin; RMS Beauty Eye Polish in Solar; Herschel Supply Co. Eugene Passport Holder in Natural Leather; Loeffler Randall Marleigh Beaded Baguette; Young Frankk Silver Tassel Earrings.

inspiring vintage modern interior of Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of inspiring vintage modern interior of Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

floral patterned wallpaper inside Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

decor details inside Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern interior of Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

mint paint and rustic wall treatment inside Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

baked goods displayed on shelf inside Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

exterior of Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of Grand Café d'Athènes located in paris, france. / sfgirlbybay

cosy modern victorian (for sale).
by victoria comment

2/13/20

victorian home in bristol, england for sale on the modern house real estate website. / sfgirlbybay

i recently stumbled upon a new kind of real estate agency i’ve seen popping up around the internet these days. it’s a much more modern way to go about finding your next home, and quite aptly called the modern house, based in london. i was perusing their listings (just for fun!) when i came upon this cozy victorian and thought you might like a peek, too. i like the way the modern house hosts interviews about the homes they list with the current owners on their blog journal, which is such a clever and much more intimate way to gain a personal perspective of homes you’re interested in. and, this home is currently one of their loveliest — located in bristol, england should you just by chance looking in the neighborhood.

victorian home in bristol, england for sale via the modern house./ sfgirlbybay

cozy victorian home in bristol for sale via the modern house real estate website. / sfgirlbybay

sunny living room in cozy victorian home in bristol for sale via the modern house real estate blog. / sfgirlbybay

cozy victorian home in bristol for sale via the modern house real estate blog. / sfgirlbybay

victorian home in bristol with builtin bookshelves listed for sale on the modern house real estate website. / sfgirlbybay

vintage armchair in victorian home in bristol listed for sale on the modern house real estate website. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern kitchen with natural wood floors and steel framed glass doors and windows. / sfgirlbybay

simple kitchen in bristol home listed for sale on the modern house real estate blog. / sfgirlbybay

cozy victorian home in bristol with copper sink and faucet in kitchen island. / sfgirlbybay

victorian home in bristol for sale via the modern house real estate website. / sfgirlbybay