make mine mediterranean.
by victoria comment

3/29/21

make mine mediterranean inspired / sfgirlbybay

i’ve been hooked on watching stanley tucci’s new streaming travel tv series discovering italy (on hulu) and in the latest episode he traveled to sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, and each and every time i take a gander at images of that magical place it gets me in the mood for club med. not those packaged vacations mind you, just the beautiful, laid-back Mediterranean vibe you find in italy’s southern region — right down in the heel of its boot, known for its whitewashed hill towns and miles upon miles of Mediterranean coastline, and naturally all that amazing Italian cuisine and vino. i got to imagining what it might look like if i had a holiday home there and i pulled together these images as a mood board. let’s all go together, shall we? ciao!

cacti hanging above white built-in benches with blue and white striped upholstery / sfgirlbybay

make mine mediterranean inspired / sfgirlbybay

green cacti hung as wall decor / sfgirlbybay

make mine mediterranean inspired / sfgirlbybay

clockwise l to r: lounge area via in bed; hanging cactus paddles via the poetry of material things; cactus close up by nicole mason photography; built-in bench via @apieceapart; bananas by @emmagale_artist; desert garage stephen shore photography; numbered cactus paddles by lily red photography; succulent in white pot via the poetry of material things; plant samplings via the poetry of material things; cactus via focus damnit.

make mine mediterranean inspired / sfgirlbybay

inspirational mediterranean imagery / sfgirlbybay

clockwise l to r: Mediterranean home via mary lyon arts; Bernard Plossu Untitled photograph, 1975; a piece apart; carla coulson photography; woven sling backpack from barnaby jack; and camille becerra via a piece apart.

make mine mediterranean inspired / sfgirlbybay

make mine mediterranean inspired / sfgirlbybay

white patio decor / sfgirlbybay

make mine mediterranean inspired / sfgirlbybay

inspiring home decor in neutral palatte / sfgirlbybay

clockwise l to r: a piece apart; the shiny squirrel; utsu wanote; a beauitful living; est living; gdc home; vtwonen; stefano scata photography.

mediterranean minimalist dining room / sfgirlbybay

make mine mediterranean inspired / sfgirlbybay

• all other photography in order of appearance: enz fasano ceramics; blue striped cushions by masseria cimino photographed by ditte isager; potted cactus by flying feathers; hanging cactus paddles by carla coulson photography; blooming tree via urban outfitters; shelving and potted cactus by @sparrowandco; puglia via lily red photography; lounge area via lonny; awning via the out of towners; Desert Cactus art print by Sisi and Seb.

friday finds.
by victoria comment

3/26/21

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

weekend greetings, guys. i hope you’re all doing well. i don’t know about you, but i’m anxiously awaiting my vaccination appointment so i can feel just some semblance of a future and the end to all this quarantining. sigh, it’s been a while, right? i’m feeling all the green on this week’s friday finds — perhaps a reflection of how much i want to spend time outside. have a good weekend, one and all.

xo, victoria

  1. this incredibly beautiful space posted by @michaeladartois is giving me that travel itch. but who am i kidding? i’ve had wanderlust for over a year now and my passport is current and ready to roam.
  2. this is a springtime image if i’ve ever seen one. i love the freshly foraged mimosa branches and the whole green and yellow color palette has me very inspired for a fresh new season.
  3. i love everything about this very textural, layered space from the ‘just a little bit kitschy’ gold-leaf fixtures to that great wallpaper and the glossy jet black doors. i have a few gold-leaf, gilded pieces around my house that i’ve found super inexpensively at both the flea market and etsy, so keep your eyes open if you like this look, too.
  4. this studio apartment In New York’s East Village may be on the small side (370 square feet!), but it’s big on style. i love the eclectic mix, the gallery of great art, and the overall vibe. you can see the entire home tour on lonny.
  5. the future kept is one of my favorite photo journals (and shops) and this feature on rustic homes full of character in Wales, the Lake District, cabins in the Romanian mountains, and romantic French villages is just one example of the beautiful and inspiring images jeska hearne shares. have a look at this lovely feature. i could curl up in this bed and while the day away with a good book.
  6. pardon me for a little self-promotion but i just filled the super marché with a fresh collection straight off the boat from france and this may be one of our best-curated collections to date. the paintings we found on the last trip to france just really make my heart sing. i hope you like them, too!
  7. this lush courtyard has been a longtime favorite of mine. i just love everything about the rather art deco architecture and beautiful foilage. i can imagine coming home very happily to this staircase to what i envision to be a quite heavenly abode, perhaps somewhere beachy and tropical.
  8. designer, author, and blogger Igor Josifovic is one of the ‘premier plant guys’ and his instagram feed is a plant lover’s dream come true. this is just one example of how stylishly he incorporates a few plants into this home. i love the gallery of art, as well!

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

vintage portrait paintings from super marché / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe.
by victoria comment

3/25/21

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

in this week’s wear this there we’re headed to one of my favorite cities, stockholm to a fairly new café conveniently located next door to the Performing Arts Museum and the Swedish Music Hall of Fame. we’re headed to the very cozy kavalleriet cafe in Stockholm’s Östermalm district, so after a day of perusing the local art scene you can pop into one of the city’s oldest industrial buildings for some of kavalleriet’s unique open-faced sandwiches or one of their signature pizzas, like their Umami pizza — Fior di latte, portabello, truffle, and black kale. oh yes! it’s still a little chilly in sweden so we’re layering up with a super cozy, chunky poncho over a silky slip and a delicious chocolate brown coat. pair that for a casual brunch vibe with some relaxed chinos and converse hightops and a soft beanie and fun sling bag. while waiting for your table, i highly recommend reading A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza. i just finished this very moving story of what it means to be both an American and Muslim family today — a novel of love, identity, and belonging that eloquently examines two cultures, seeking to find their place in the world, as well as the path back home.

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: cos silk under dress top; free people Loopy Mango Poncho; free people Relaxed Boyfriend Chino Pants; Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Top Sneakers; cos color-block socks; Krewe Pier Sunglasses; read this there A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza; Chan Luu Beaded Hoops; Coqui Coqui Flor de Naranjo Eau De Parfum; Janessa Leone Piper Beanie; free people A.S.98 Beacon Sling bag; cos ALPACA-WOOL MIX SHORT COAT.

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @mariainesgul.
by victoria comment

3/24/21

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

today’s instagram worthy feed is one of my long-time favorites. and it’s perhaps a little bit different than our normal photography selections because it’s primarily all just beautifully whimsical illustrations. have you had the pleasure of discovering @mariainesgul as yet? i think her lovely feed might be just what you need right now. i find the illustration work of london-based artist and designer Maria-Ines Gul just so uplifting and enchanting. her expressive portraits, textile narratives, fashion illustrations, and decorative typography all just exude such charm, and i find them often are quite thought-provoking and perhaps a little bit ironic. not surprisingly, she’s been commissioned by the likes of the new yorker, Gucci, and even the united nations. if you’re as smitten by @mariainesgul as i am, you can also shop her art prints and adorable pin badges in her online shop, and for more from Maria-Ines Gul check out her online portfolio and of course, follow her on instagram.

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

• photography by @mariainesgul.

on trend: the black bed frame.
by victoria comment

3/23/21

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

i’ve noticed a whole lotta black bed frames lately and quite like the dramatic look they provide, especially when paired with lots of contrasting white walls which really make those pretty bed frames pop. i’ve had several black bed frames in my day, but since moving to laguna it didn’t really suit the vibe i was going for, but i had both Jenny Lind queen-sized bed and the daybed, too, and loved them. the daybed was great for extra sleeping space for guests and had storage space underneath as well — great for a kid’s room. if you like the look on a wrought iron bed frame, you might check out lulu & georgia’s maddie bed or Anthropologie’s deco bed above — both are beauties. i’ve rounded up a few looks to show you how great they look. here’s to the always classic and beautiful black bedframe — they never go out of style.

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: Crate & Barrel’s Jenny Lind bed via sfgirlbybay; the captain’s rest airbnb; black spindle bed via design*sponge; ornata antique bed via ideal home; Crate & Barrel’s Jenny Lind bed via sfgirlbybay; black spindle bed via @mamawatters; black bed frame via schoolhouse; vintage black bed from coqui coqui; COLESTIN BED from rejuvenation; jenny lind daybed via @parachutehome.

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

•photography credits in order of appearance: Anthropologie deco bed; black iron bed via apartment therapy; black upholstered bed via sfgirlbybay; the captain’s rest via the society inc.; art deco bed at Miss Clara Hotel by @snapsbymartin; Crate & Barrel’s Jenny Lind bed via remodelista; Hotel Il Palazzo Experimental via sight unseen; black four-poster bed via front + main; vintage four-poster bed from diana marie home; a href=”https://rstyle.me/+AFNe9S2fdVFA4QrLgs9WHw”>Crate & Barrel’s Jenny Lind bed via remodelista; vintage iron bed via the everygirl; the captain’s rest airbnb; black iron bed via my paradissi.