what’s in your bathroom?
by victoria comment

1/13/20

modern bathroom with vintage decor, white painted brick walls and wood floors and freestanding white tub. / sfgirlbybay

i don’t know about you, but my bathroom is kind of my sanctuary and contains the beauty accouterment of all my daily rituals. even after moving from my pretty amazing remodeled bathroom when i sold my house, i’ve come to embrace the vintage charm of my current cottage loo and all its quirks. it’s filled with good-smelling products and my regular beauty regime — if you want to call it that. i’ve got a mixture of high-end to low-end drugstore priced products that i’ve sworn by for years, and some new products i’ve been trying since the aging process has begun to seriously kick in (who is that person in the mirror with all those lifelines!?). i thought i’d share some of my tried and true favorites (who’s still using Maybelline great lash waterproof mascara? i think i’ve been using it since i was like 15!) and some new products i’m really loving, along with some vintage-inspired bathroom decor i quite love.

bathroom with modern wall lighting fixtures and sink mixed with vintage brass mirror and faucet. / sfgirlbybay

vintage inspired bathroom decor and modern beauty products. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: gilded mirror via brooke giannetti; woodlot soaps via randa salloum; the society inc. soap dish; my daily skincare regime true botanicals; black tile (unknown source); Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser; ornate tile border via katie considers; Aesop Reverence Aromatique Travel Size Hand Balm; vintage brass mirror via rowen & wren; the perfect cateye via handcrafted in virginia; black bath towels via remodelista.

moody bathroom with black walls and vintage brass fixtures and exposed piping. / sfgirlbybay

modern beauty products and vintage bathroom decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: rustic tub via lonny; my favorite new scent le labo SANTAL 33 eau de parfum; marilyn large format print via lovely market; my favorite conserva collective soaps; twiggy; i swear by Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Tinted Lip Balm; lingerie line drying via @isa_arfen; Aquis Waffle Luxe Hair Turban; HERBIVORE Rose Quartz Facial Roller; arched shower entrance via all sorts of; laura mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector; schoolhouse electric Vintage Check Towels; Benefit Benetint Lip & Cheek Stain; back scrubber via garden style living; nars Velvet Shadow Stick in Nepal.

all white bathroom with subway tile and exposed brass pipe faucets and vintage brown glass apothecary bottles. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed bathroom with black and white geometric floor tile and vintage clawfoot tub and sheer shower curtain. / sfgirlbybay

bold tile in rustic modern bathroom shower with partial glass enclosure and exposed copper piping. / sfgirlbybay

vintage inspired bathroom with concrete walls and industrial pipe shower curtain rod with clawfoot bathtub. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed bathroom with industrial chic fixtures, painted clawfoot tub and wood vanity. / sfgirlbybay

black and white vintage inspired bathroom decor. / sfgirlbybay

• all other photography credits in order of appearance: lynda gardener; planete deco; miss moss; remodelista; penny wincer photography; lovely market; the design files; james balston; @kawa_heart_studio; avenue lifestyle.

friday finds.
by victoria comment

1/10/20

mint green built-in banquette, coral-colored fringed chandelier, vintage portrait and house of hackney ZEUS Wallpaper in Eau De Nil designed by tiffany howell of night palm. / sfgirlbybay

well, looks like we made it through the first week of 2020! it’s a bit of a struggle after all that time off, isn’t it? i’m back with friday finds and this week i seem inspired by a kind of Gucci-esque, almost Amelie-inspired decor (perhaps it’s time i watch that yet again!). there’s quite a bit of french flair going on too (perhaps i’m excited because our new collection for super marché launches later this month). there’s lots of color, and a whole lot of pattern play going on here, so i hope it puts you in an inspired mood for the weekend!

xo, victoria

  1. i am so enamored with this dining nook designed by my friend tiffany howell of night palm studios. her pairing of that mint green built-in banquette, coral-colored fringed chandelier, vintage portrait and that house of hackney ZEUS Wallpaper in Eau De Nil is just the bee’s knees!
  2. i find the very subtle color-blocking of this bedroom just so clever, and soothing, too. it’s pastel but not overtly so and the mismatched palette looks so lovely. this is why i hate everything too matchy-matchy and why i love the charm of the unexpected so much more. no surprise it’s as charming as it is since it belongs to the founders of French lifestyle magazines Milk and Milk Decoration — my all-time favorites.
  3. more of that effortless chic decor the french seem to pull off without breaking a sweat. this is the home of blogger Anne-Laure Mais of adenorah, featured on the socialite family. excellent color play here, too with those sumptuous shades of coral, pink and gold — like a Parisian sunset.
  4. i’ve been coveting this fashion-forward photograph for a while now and today seems like a good fit to share it. it’s by french photographer fanny latour lambert and i love everything about this image, including the color palette and ever-so-pleasing pattern play. but most especially the model — if i only had half of the style this sweet girl has.
  5. paris, at golden hour no doubt — just so dreamy. i love everything about this photograph of a french cafe by @ashleyamaralphotography, from the color palette and composition to the utter Parisian charm just oozing from it. lovely!
  6. i’m always a sucker for a room with tall ceilings, ornate crown molding, and those lovely paned glass french doors — this eclectic living room is no different. i love it all, especially the colorful vintage-modern mix of mid-century furniture in such an older, architectural home.
  7. this bathroom could be considered over the top with all that pattern happening, but i find it uniquely charming. photographed by @_marinadenisova_, it’s Casa Mollino — the beautiful pied-à-terre of architect Carlo Mollino she photographed for cereal magazine.
  8. here’s another wonderful use of wallpaper — this sweet children’s room featured on the socialite family. i also quite like the painted pink wainscoting picking up the colors of the wallpaper’s pink blossom pattern.

minimalist modern color-blocked bedroom via milk decoration magazine. / sfgirlbybay

effortless chic living room with coral, pink and gold decor via adenorah blog featured on the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

pattern play by fashion forward, french photographer fanny latour lambert. / sfgirlbybay

colorful french cafe photographed by @ashleyamaralphotography on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

living room with vintage modern mix of furniture, ornate crown molding and paned glass french doors. / sfgirlbybay

Casa Mollino bathroom with bold patterned tile photographed by @_marinadenisova and designed by architect Carlo Mollino via cereal magazine. / sfgirlbybay

modern kids room with pink wainscoting and blossom pattern wallpaper via the socialite family blog. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: smith & mills.
by victoria comment

1/10/20

industrial chic dining banquette at smith & mills in new york city. / sfgirlbybay

today we’re headed to new york city, where, in my humble opinion they have some of the coziest restaurants around. and Smith & Mills is one of the coziest. located in a converted carriage house with kind of a steampunk vibe and a reverence for industrial chic design — vintage vibes abound, from those plush leather booths to the cafe tables and schoolhouse chairs. owners Akiva Elstein and Matthew Abramcyk have created an inviting environment where soft lights envelope aging materials, from walls wrapped in molded plaster to a bar and doors fabricated from centuries-old wood, even to a turn-of–the-century elevator cabin. it’s the perfect spot for a classic cocktail — might i suggest a manhattan? we’re gonna get our new york best on with a very feminine blue sheer dotted dress, a slinky black waist jacket and sexy tall black boots. we’ll give it some new york edge with some deep blue nail polish and eye shadow. if you’re at the bar on your own, and there’s no shame in that, might i suggest carrying a copy of The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by olivia laing — the perfect new york read. a celebration of a strange and lovely state, adrift from the larger continent of human experience, but intrinsic to the very act of being alive.

chic outfit inspired by smith & mills restaurant in new york city. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Just Female Timmo Dotted Dress; cos TWISTED CERAMIC NECKLACE; Stelen Elsie Tie Waist Jacket; Sundays Nail Polish No. 33; anthropologie Swirled Hair Clip Set; true botanicals stress relief; read this there The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone; Régime des Fleurs Dove Grey parfume; MAKE Matte Finish Eyeshadow in Siberian Blue; Scojo New York Surrey Lane Reading Glasses; clare v. NAVY SUEDE clutch W/ MATTE GLOSSY BLACK STRIPES; cos HIGH LEATHER BLACK BOOTS.

industrial chic interior of smith & mills restaurant in new york city. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring industrial vintage modern interior of smith & mills restaurant in manhattan, new york. / sfgirlbybay

industrial interior of smith & mills restaurant with vintage modern decor in manhattan. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern exterior of smith & mills restaurant in new york city. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern decor inside new york city's smith & mills restaurant. / sfgirlbybay

new york city's industrial chic restaurant smith & mills in manhattan. / sfgirlbybay

vintage dining chairs inside industrial chic interior of smith & mills restaurant in manhattan. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via @smithandmills; spottedsf; cheetah is the new black;

sustainable changes for the new year.
by victoria comment

1/9/20

sustainable bamboo straws from grove collaborative. / sfgirlbybay

i’m very happy to be continuing my proud partnership with Grove Collaborative to accomplish some of my 2020 goals for the new year and to help you easily achieve your goals as well. we all know it’s more important than ever to take care of our planet, and Grove delivers a whole lot of healthy household products that are plant-based and sustainable right to your front door when you order online!

bamboo prep board and bee's wax food wraps. / sfgirlbybay

in the US alone, 1,500 plastic water bottles are discarded every single second, so first up i’ve stopped buying bottled water in any plastic bottles and instead have been filtering my own water with their 6-Cup Glass Pitcher with a SOMA filter and carrying around my own reusable water bottle. i’ve also switched to their really handy bamboo straws — they come in a pouch of six so can keep them with you wherever you go! 500 million plastic straws are used every darn day in America — that’s enough to circle the Earth twice! so, now is the time to switch to reusable and sustainable bamboo straws, which you’ll get for free with your first order — along with a lot of other sustainable Grove products below.

grove collaborative water filter pitcher with mint and lemon. / sfgirlbybay

bamboo straws on bamboo prep board from grove collaborative. / sfgirlbybay

when you sign up for Grove, all new customers will receive the following in their first order of $20 or more:

Grove Bamboo Straws
Grove Reusable Sandwich Bags
Grove Hand Soap Pouch
Grove Hand Soap Dispenser
Grove Walnut Scrubber Sponges
60 day VIP Grove trial

sustainable starter kit from @grovecollaborative. #grovepartner #freegift #homegoods #sustainablegoods #cleaningsupplies #cleaningprodcuts

and when new when you sign up for Grove customers spend $39 or more, they will also receive a free Grove stoneware tray, in addition to the other free items! existing customers will get a free set of Grove walnut scrubber sponges.

stoneware tray and walnut sponge scrubbers from grove collaborative. / sfgirlbybay

soap dispenser and walnut sponges with fresh herbs. / sfgirlbybay

Grove is one of my favorite companies to work with because not only do they offer a vast variety of sustainable products delivered to your home, but they’re all so well-designed, too, so you’ll be more than happy having them out on your countertops. right now, Grove only ships to the lower 48 states — sorry, not Canada, Hawaii or Alaska. at this time. with at least 8 million tons of plastic entering our oceans each year and only about 23% of plastic bottles getting recycled within the U.S. i think you’ll feel good about shopping with Grove, too.

beeswax food wrapper and bamboo food prep board from grove collaborative. / sfgirlbybay

kitchen with pink tiled countertops and backsplash with banana art print and cleaning supplies from grove collaborative. / sfgirlbybay

• this is a sponsored post in partnership with Grove Collaborative and all words and opinions are my own. thank you for supporting the brands that help keep sfgirlbybay going with fresh content every day.

instagram worthy: @marniehawson.
by victoria comment

1/8/20

vintage catalog dresser with succulent plants and paintings. / sfgirlbybay

as you may have seen in my post earlier this week, i came across the lovely work of @marniehawson when i discovered this beautiful home in Australia she photographed. when i find a photographer’s work who i admire as much as marnie hawson, i then head down the rabbit hole to discover what other inspiring images she’s put out into the world, thus landing me on her instagram account, which does not disappoint. it’s full of beautiful imagery that she’s shot for a multitude of magazines like Country Style and Conde Nast Traveller and based in the Macedon Ranges, just outside of Melbourne, Australia, marnie specializes in interior, travel and lifestyle photography, and as a former environmental scientist, she has a commitment to working with people doing good in the world. i’m especially pleased to support and share marnie’s work while her home country is under such duress with these terrible bush fires (check this link to lend support to victims of Australia’s Fires). please do have a look at her lovely work and check out marnie’s own relief efforts for the fires.

vintage floral wallpaper with framed vintage photographs. / sfgirlbybay

rustic floral workshop with concrete sink, brass faucet and framed vintage floral artwork. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed interiors photographed by marnie hawson. / sfgirlbybay

vintage space photographed by marnie hawson. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern kitchen with shiplap backsplash. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interiors photographed by marnie hawson. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed a-frame bedroom with black wall sconces and mosquito net over all white bed. / sfgirlbybay

kitchen with shiplap backsplash, wood countertops, a portrait painting and vintage decor. / sfgirlbybay

shiplap walls with vintage mirror and art over black bench with woven pillows photographed by marnie hawson. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist bedroom with vintage decor photographed by marnie hawson. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern bedroom with gray accent wall and striped linen bedding. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern bedroom with shiplap walls and vintage floral paintings. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern home photographed by australian photographer marnie hawson. / sfgirlbybay

linen headboard and bedding in whitewashed minimalist modern bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by @marniehawson.