color story: the color of love.
by victoria comment

6/8/21

color story: the color of love / sfgirlbybay

as i was writing this color story post i found out i lost a dear friend to her long, 20 month battle with lymphoma this weekend. my incredibly talented friend jesse chamberlin-marble loved color, she lived color and simply radiated joy. her stunning photography shouted color and happiness and beauty — all emanating from her incredibly gifted and creative eye and from deep in her beautiful soul, imagination, and very genuine heart. when i started to write this i was just admiring all these inspiring uses of color i’d found on pinterest and but maybe it was more than that. maybe jesse was guiding my hand and holding on to my heart. i hope so. i hope to see her everywhere. this one’s for you, girl. i hope all of you will find it uplifting and inspiring, too. i need a few days, but i’ll see you back here on monday. take good care one and all.

color story: the color of love / sfgirlbybay

color story: the color of love / sfgirlbybay

color story: the color of love / sfgirlbybay

color story: the color of love / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: kitchen in Nyhavn, Copenhagen airbnb; Geometric Handmade Tufted Wool Yellow/Brown Area Rug By Orla Kiely; pink linen bedding via ediva; LISA CORTI Corolla cotton-muslin quilted blanket; home of Nathalie Lété by marion berrin; colorful home of @jovemeyer; handwoven Bordered Jute Rug from Anthropologie; CHRISTINA LUNDSTEEN Zarah striped cotton-velvet cushion; art sculptures of amy santoferraro; CHRISTINA LUNDSTEEN Suki triangle cotton-velvet cushion; @lumikello__’s colorful home; colored vases from @thesocialitefamily; Afroart Cushion Cover from arket; plates by @belasilvaartist; COLVILLE Striped jute mat.

color story: the color of love / sfgirlbybay

color story: the color of love / sfgirlbybay

color story: the color of love / sfgirlbybay

color story: the color of love / sfgirlbybay

color story: the color of love / sfgirlbybay

color story: the color of love / sfgirlbybay

color story: the color of love / sfgirlbybay

color story: the color of love / sfgirlbybay

color story: the color of love / sfgirlbybay

color story: the color of love / sfgirlbybay

• all other photography credits in order of appearance: jove meyer’s pastel kitchen via domino; jove meyer’s pastel rainbow colored curtains via domino; dining space by lauragonzalezofficiel; jove meyer’s pastel rainbow colored dining room via domino; colorful mid-century modern kitchen by the modern house; Nyhavn, Copenhagen kitchen via airbnb; colorblocked kitchen via desire to inspire; green and pink wall fresco via planete deco; home of Nathalie Lété by marion berrin; colorful bedroom in Nyhavn, Copenhagen airbnb; home of Nathalie Lété by marion berrin; color-blocked door paneling via curbed; colorful mid-century modern kitchen by the modern house; jove meyer’s pastel rainbow guest room via domino.

instagram worthy: @ladoublej.
by victoria comment

6/7/21

instagram worthy: @ladoublej / sfgirlbybay

well, if this instagram worthy account doesn’t make you smile, then I’m sorry but you may just be a lost cause. because oh-my-goodness @ladoublej is simply nothing if it isn’t pure joy. i don’t know how i missed them until now, but as soon as landed in their gorgeous, colorful happy world i’ve become their biggest fan. milan-based la double j was founded by Los Angeles-born, Milan-based journalist and vintage collector J.J. Martin who has a keen eye for all things incredible, in both fashion and home decor, not to mention the very inspired la double j journal, live like an Italian. as a former contributing editor at Harper’s Bazaar USA, WSJ, and Wallpaper magazines it’s no surprise.   j.j.’s sublime style and some might say whimsical, quirky taste shines through on every fabulous and well-curated product collection, and her portfolio of work is pretty darn impressive, too including bespoke editorial, digital content, custom publications, guidebooks, and special projects for top fashion and luxury brands. i hope you fall as head over heels as i have with @ladoublej. today i’ve focused only on the home collection, so prepare yourself for a tablescape extravaganza!

instagram worthy: @ladoublej / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @ladoublej / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @ladoublej / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @ladoublej / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @ladoublej / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @ladoublej / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @ladoublej / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @ladoublej / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @ladoublej / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @ladoublej / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @ladoublej / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @ladoublej / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @ladoublej / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of @ladoublej.

friday finds.
by victoria comment

6/4/21

colorful and cheerful friday finds / sfgirlbybay

happy friday one and all, and happy pride month! in honor of pride, let’s get colorful with this week’s friday finds! i for one could use a little cheer in my life right now and what better time than now as we begin to roll into our summer months than to embrace all the gorgeous colors of the rainbow? have a great weekend and see you back here on monday!

xo, victoria

  1. i’m a huge fan of british designer luke edward hall and this is a wonderful little interview with him on house and garden. his style is quirky, whimsical, and colorful and i can’t imagine being in a bad mood whilst hanging out in something he’s designed.
  2. okay, hang on to your hats, because this brand, omg, it’s amazing. if you haven’t seen or heard of them already, check out la double j! and their instagram feed is an uber uplifting slice of joy, too. take for instance this amazing tablescape — way to wow and welcome your guests to our recent, regained freedom from quarantine.
  3. this copenhagen-based instagrammer is also a very upbeat account to follow — good design and pure happiness. @look_good_in_blue shares her very beautiful everyday life in a Copenhagen apartment and a small summerhouse in the country. i love this peek at the pink wall surprising us in the hallway.
  4. i just discovered this lovely and tres chic french brand, l/uniform, via an article on remodelista who always turns me on to grand resources. this brand’s motto is to keep it ‘simple, solid and beautiful’ just like this folding camp cot made oh so stylish with the addition of just a few throw pillows and some great art. bravo!
  5. i love this very European-looking kitchen including the weathered glass and windowsill plants. it’s as though they’ve just returned from the french farmer’s market with an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. feels like a life well-lived.
  6. this is a very inspiring copenhagen home tour — light, bright, and very cheerful. this is just a simple vintage glass cabinet, but look how your eye goes to it just by displaying a pretty pink robe. the potted plants up top are a nice touch, too.
  7. a very simple, inexpensive, and chic way to spruce up a small dining space is simply the addition of a colorful tablecloth. the vintage rattan chairs, wall lamp, and fun pear-shaped graphic artwork give this dining space an almost whimsical and unexpected European flair — just smashing.
  8. another inexpensive but stylish way to perk up a room? add a bold coat of paint. i love these bright pink walls and the fabric headboard is pretty great, too. i love all the textures going on, from the check floor to the fabric print headboard and textural bedspread. and look at those sweet pillowcases (“let’s spend the night together”), it’s just dreamy.

colorful and cheerful friday finds / sfgirlbybay

colorful and cheerful friday finds / sfgirlbybay

colorful and cheerful friday finds / sfgirlbybay

colorful and cheerful friday finds / sfgirlbybay

colorful and cheerful friday finds / sfgirlbybay

colorful and cheerful friday finds / sfgirlbybay

colorful and cheerful friday finds / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: hôtel amour.
by victoria comment

6/3/21

hôtel amour in nice, france / sfgirlbybay

i’m just itching to get back to france on another super marché vintage treasure hunt, so today i thought we’d take a quick weekend trip there virtually, and have a stay at hôtel amour in nice, on the beautiful french riviera. located on the Promenade des Anglais, look for the Amour neon sign of pastel colors on the rocky beach with the Mediterranean Sea in the background and you’ve found the spot. rooms are decorated in delightful pastel hues to put you in a holiday mood, and charming vintage vibes abound. we’re going to bring some mix & matchables for a few day’s looks. a lightweight and very packable caftan which can be worn poolside over our bikini, or as a little something to dress up our sleek black top (or white!) and white denim jeans. add some sexy slip-on sandals for both day and evening, as well as a chic black sunhat. and don’t forget your pj’s! whilst working on your tan on the hotel’s roof pool, or hôtel amour’s beach, you’ll find yourself under a parasol and a sunbed — the perfect time for a good read. we suggest malibu rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of the best-selling novel daisy jones and the six. it’s a juicy story about an unforgettable party in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them — and what they will leave behind — a perfect summer read.

hôtel amour in nice, france / sfgirlbybay

hôtel amour in nice, france / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: cos sleeveless black top; Hat Attack Washed Cotton Crusher Hat; j.crew Slim boyfriend jean in white; dear frances black tye slides; Anthropologie Colorblock Floral Caftan; cos triangle bikini top and high waisted bikini bottoms; read this there malibu rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid; mango Crossbody overnight bag; j.crew Cotton poplin short-sleeve pajama set in candy stripe; Isabel Marant Sunglasses; Anthropologie Serena Mixed Chain Tennis Bracelet; Maya Brenner 14K Yellow Gold Birthstone Post Earrings; emerson fry TIE SHOULDER MOD TOP in WHITE LINEN; Clare V. Fanny Pack in Pastel Painted Snake.

hôtel amour in nice, france / sfgirlbybay

hôtel amour in nice, france / sfgirlbybay

hôtel amour in nice, france / sfgirlbybay

hôtel amour in nice, france / sfgirlbybay

hôtel amour in nice, france / sfgirlbybay

hôtel amour in nice, france / sfgirlbybay

hôtel amour in nice, france / sfgirlbybay

hôtel amour in nice, france / sfgirlbybay

hôtel amour in nice, france / sfgirlbybay

hôtel amour in nice, france / sfgirlbybay

hôtel amour in nice, france / sfgirlbybay

hôtel amour in nice, france / sfgirlbybay

hôtel amour in nice, france / sfgirlbybay

hôtel amour in nice, france / sfgirlbybay

hôtel amour rooftop pool in nice, france / sfgirlbybay

 

• photography by hôtel amour nice.

figure féminine.
by victoria comment

6/2/21

decor inspiration with female form artwork and ceramics. / sfgirlbybay

i’m still not over the sculpture thing — and i just keep seeing more and more of them as vintage decor accents and think they’re très chic! even those old ancient ones — older the better, i say and i keep on the hunt for them at the french (and stateside) flea markets. but i like the female form as decor in all kinds of artistic mediums, from these sculptures i’m so hung up to even candles and of course, paintings and photography. i think you may see how i’ve fallen in love with these images and i do hope you find some inspiration in them too. enjoy these accents in their very feminine, elegant, and always exquisite female form!

black and white mantel inspiration with artwork and ceramics. / sfgirlbybay

decor inspiration with female form artwork and ceramics. / sfgirlbybay

decor inspiration with female form artwork and ceramics. / sfgirlbybay

black and white bedroom with fabric artwork above bed. / sfgirlbybay

black and white home decor inspired by the female form / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: etc for short; Venus Sculpture Scented Candle from city ahead; bo bedre; artist caroline walls via in bed store; artist Katrien de Blauwer via artsy; painted female portrait via @dealmaecoracao; Musée Bourdelle by Romain Laprade; female bust with butterflies by Lidia Kostanek céramique; female bust by adriaan louw photography; Cold Picnic Torso Bathmat in Cream.

decor inspiration with female form artwork and ceramics. / sfgirlbybay

decor inspiration with female form artwork and ceramics. / sfgirlbybay

oversized framed black and white photo of female form. / sfgirlbybay

decor inspiration with female form artwork and ceramics. / sfgirlbybay

black and white home decor inspired by the female form. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: artist navio vazio; woman embracing sculpture via the bushido code; Alisha Safo By Mara Lazaridou; woman with bubblewrap via becoming roux; headless sculpture via luis puerta; herb ritts via my modern met; john derian’s home via new york times; headless sculpture via luis puerta; rustic ceramic sculpture via my paradissi; girl on swing via flickr; artwork by caroline walls via miss moss; female bust via nordic design.

female sculpture in modern home. / sfgirlbybay

decor inspiration with female form artwork and ceramics. / sfgirlbybay

decor inspiration with female form artwork and ceramics. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: ceramic sculpture via in bed; artist caroline walls via in bed store; The Famous Body Scented Candle from city ahead; Disconnected Framed Art Print by Richard Vergez from society6; art canvas above bed by etc for short; trio of sculptures from greige goods; sculpture by nicole franzen photography; photo print over sofa by @oneteaspoon_; sculpture by artist @simonebodmerturner ; dining table display via babette; Female Form Candle Onyx from beginning boutique; female nude via architectural digest espana.