best of: dream worthy bedrooms.
by victoria comment


rustic bohemian bedroom with patina walls and crocheted bedspread. / sfgirlbybay

i’m not sure why i was so drawn to sharing dreamy bedrooms with you today, but i am feeling a little sleepy as i put together this blog post. sometimes your thoughts lead you where your subconscious is already hanging out. or, maybe i’ve just been listening to too many podcasts these days about mindfulness, or a lack thereof!  anyway, i digress — i’m just feeling very inspired by these kinds of romantic and really relaxing feeling bedrooms. they’re mostly rather minimal, but with vintage touches that help create a very cozy vibe. lovely textiles like crochet throws, layered bedding, and warm white shades create a very appealing place to lay your head at night. definitely dream worthy.

cozy modern bedrooms with white walls. / sfgirlbybay

wood headboard in rustic modern bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring bohemian modern bedrooms. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed bedroom with ornate gold mirror. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern whitewashed bedrooms. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed bedroom with oversized ornate gold mirror. / sfgirlbybay

modern whitewashed bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed minimalist modern bedroom with vintage chandelier. / sfgirlbybay

rustic modern bedroom inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed bedroom with artwork on walls and floor. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed bohemian modern bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

bohemian bedroom decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

mid-century modern inspired bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

black and white minimalist modern bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

ornate gold mirror in minimalist bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

linen bedding in minimalist modern bedroom with portrait painting. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed bedroom with vintage decor. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credit in order of appearance: vintagency; anthropologie; in bed store; laurel mercantile; pampa; srta-pepis; laurel mercantile; factory chic; atelier doré; remodelista; my unfinished home; sleepo; architectural digest espana; in bed store; @asasalo; white & other colors; elizabeth law design; homes to love; the simply luxurious life; domino; apartment therapy; house and garden uk; coco lapine design; my domaine; coco lapine design; How to Decorate By Shannon Fricke; pampa; @meeriming; french by design; @lostncheeseland.

best of: low maintenance patio life.
by victoria comment


outdoor cactus in pots on stairs. / sfgirlbybay

now that i’m living at the beach, and on an acre-wide cactus garden, i’ve gotten really into outdoor living. i have succulents, cacti, bamboo and all kinds of palm trees surrounding my little cottage, and not only are they beautiful, but they’re also all such low maintenance plants! they’re all drought-tolerant so they need very little water, and they propagate all on their own, so the more the merrier. i’ve rounded up some low maintenance looks for you — some more than others, although they say once a living wall gets going it never stops! i really love the look of these cactus paddles hanging, too, so i may have to try that as i’m soaking in these last days of warm california weather!

hanging cactus paddles with fruit. / sfgirlbybay

potted cactus. / sfgirlbybay

maintenance california plant life. / sfgirlbybay

courtyard with green plants and trees. / sfgirlbybay

outdoor courtyard with striped lounge chair. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring low-maintenance outdoor plants and decor. / sfgirlbybay

bohemian modern outdoor terrace. / sfgirlbybay

rustic modern outdoor patio with woven hanging lighting. / sfgirlbybay

living wall in outdoor succulent garden. / sfgirlbybay

outdoor cactus garden and covered patio. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: tara pearce photography; @dos_ombre; nicole franzen photography; albeli home rental; flying feathers; @waynepate’s Paris Elemental, The Pigeon Outside My Window painting; cote maison; dos ombre; remodelista; 100 layer cake; @anne_parker; o format; @sarahtonin_._; james schororos photography; fran muñoz for micasa; cb2; pop & scott; foreign rooftops; botanical palm art print from heart in colors; @sincerelyjules; xo amys; @jessicamenda; leslie shewring’s studio via decor8; caroline legrand design; xo amys; @carlaypage; barts boekje; @jessicamenda; @mygypsytribe.

best of: embrace the funky.
by victoria comment


funky bohemian modern whitewashed interior with moroccan rug and vintage chairs. / sfgirlbybay

i love a great, unexpected, very eclectic and funky kinda vibe — that truly effortless european look with pairings you might not think of. but when you bring pieces home that you truly love i think you figure out a way to make them work, and these rooms do that perfectly. fill a room with vintage furnishings, and uniquely weird (in a good way) accessories and lighting, paired with almost gaudy prints and patterns and what you get is a fabulously kitschy, bohemian modern kinda mood. uniquely creative rooms that pair quirky layered looks take quite a bit of bravado to pull off, but we can do it, right? designers like leanne ford (i know, i’m a big fan girl) and kelly wearstler nail this look — each quite differently than each other, but still so good. so go on, grab that tacky gold wall sconce and don’t be ashamed to give it lots of love!

vintage brass floral wall sconce and gold print wallpaper. / sfgirlbybay

marble mantel with mix of vintage art and decor. / sfgirlbybay

proper hotel SF designed by kelly wearstler. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring funky home furnishings and interiors. / sfgirlbybay

european apartment with chandelier and vintage home furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

ornate gold wall metal art. / sfgirlbybay

ornate gold framed mirror. / sfgirlbybay

sunny living room with vintage furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring mix of vintage home decor and funky interiors. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed dining area with silver pedestal table and vintage wood chairs. / sfgirlbybay

ornate vintage light fixture. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern mix of home furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

large vintage chandelier in bohemian modern living room. / sgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: indoek; homes to love; design*sponge; @properhotelsandresidences; homes to love; @berlinstagram; milk decoration ; the socialite family; house of hipsters; Benjamin Ewing’s Rivulet Painting via tappan; @coco.kelley; Gio Ponti chair from Conti Contini Bonaccossi; overstock Hand-tufted Masquerade rug; sabon home; nuevo estilo; mikel irastorza interior design; leanne ford’s home by nicole franzen photography; the apartment dk; colin king interiors; in / out design blog; scroll metal wall art from tjmaxx; @basiukuli; cross wall embellishment from @jaivasicek; mikel irastorza interior design; @_numeroventi_; @sparrowandco; vintage brassy chandelier from super marché; divisare; milk decoration; neu.boheme; @carlaypage; in / out design blog.

best of: eclectic dining style.
by victoria comment


rustic vintage wood dining table and folding wood chairs in whitewashed dining room with painted white floors. / sfgirlbybay

when it comes to dining rooms, the more mismatched and eclectic for me all the better. it’s almost as if your dinner party grew organically and guests started arriving unexpectedly so you had to grab more chairs to accommodate the party — the more the merrier! i love a great mix of dining chairs around a beautifully unique table. or, maybe it’s outdoor chairs and folding chairs placed around a traditional farm table, it’s just so much more interesting me than everything matching perfectly and a heck of a lot more fun. these dining rooms give me that whimsical, happy feeling i get from not overthinking your space and instead, collecting and pairing chairs you love with a great dining table that means something special to you for a truly personal, unique look.

eclectic dining room with wood table and chairs. / sfgirlbybay

rustic wood dining table with mismatched dining chairs. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring dining room with mismatched vintage dining chairs. / sfgirlbybay

mismatched dining chairs inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

industrial black dining chairs with wood farm table. / sfgirlbybay

modern wood dining table with mismatched dining chairs. / sfgirlbybay

wire frame mid-century modern dining chairs. / sfgirlbybay

dining room with wood and pipe table and mismatched chairs and stools. / sfgirlbybay

loft space with mid-century modern inspired dining set. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern dining table with folding chairs. / sfgirlbybay

wood dining table with rattan and metal dining chairs. / sfgirlbybay

vintage dining chairs and table. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: nicole franzen photography; freunde von freunden; homes to love; fontanaarte; milk decoration; blueberry home; behomm; @longingforlennon; giaco mototti photography; Vintage Thonet Chair from elsie green; @saarmanche; architectural digest espana; shanna shryne; French School Chair from elsie green; heju; vintage stella chair from super marché; @countyroadliving; freunde von freunden; the maryn; milk magazine; @kawa_heart_studio; @_numeroventi_; the design files; @shadedeggesphotography; domino.

best of: new wave of surf style.
by victoria comment


modern beach shack with freestanding black fireplace and white surf board. / sfgirlbybay

i can’t help myself — i just really love surf culture, i grew up with it and i find after moving to laguna that i’ve embraced it even more and brought lots of these beach vibes into my new home. but i try to think that it’s not the kitschy, colorful surf look you might come to expect from say, a 1950’s Gidget movie, but a more modern, new wave of surf style. there’s a little more sophistication to it, a blend of natural elements like palm fronds, slick black surfboards and bamboo. it still feels retro, but maybe just more grownup. here’s a look at what’s inspiring me right now — clean lines, vintage modern furnishings all pulled together with a fresh, but eclectic beach shack style. if you like this look, i highly suggest Nina Freudenberger’s book Surf Shack to help you get it.

whitewashed interior with vaulted ceilings and minimalist furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

vintage portrait painting and record player on modern cabinet. / sfgirlbybay

bohemian modern bedroom with wallpaper. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring modern interiors with beach vibes. / sfgirlbybay

rustic wood surfboard as wall decor. / sfgirlbybay

black and white interior with black marble surfboard as wall decor. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed sophisticated beachy interior. / sfgirlbybay

modern interior with vaulted ceilings. / sfgirlbybay

outdoor open air fireplace. / sfgirlbybay

modern eclectic beachy living room decor. / sfgirlbybay

stacks of dried sea coral. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring decor and interiors with beachy, surf vibe. / sfgirlbybay

exposed beamed ceiling in rustic surf shack. / sfgirlbybay

modern bedroom with chic beachy decor. / sfgirlbybay

modern desk area and shelves with beachy decor. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: in bed store; @kawa_heart_studio; nicole valentine; melissa kaseman photography; @_numeroventi_; santa monica proper hotel; west out east lounge chairs; i.d.f.c.; kendra alexandra; vestiariusium; the brick house; the design chaser; remodelista; @skyn.therapy; studio cd design; remodelista; the maryn; planete deco; @nataliewalton; home beautiful australia; Surf Shack book by Nina Freudenberger; Rodolphe Parente sculpture via milk decoration; @kawa_heart_studio; scrawny story; uncrate; @kumichan329; sabon home; billabong; remodelista; leanne ford interiors; plante deco; @evokethespirit; surfrider hotel via blissful blog; malibu surfrider hotel via blissful blog; colin king; surfrider hotel via blissful blog; @bestow_co.