an edwardian english kitchen.
by victoria comment


devol kitchen with mint green cabinetry. / sfgirlbybay

those ornate archways had me at ‘hello’ — i’m always a sucker for a pretty curve, aren’t you? this kitchen is one of devol’s divine spaces — an Edwardian Villa in Cardiff, on the south coast of Wales, reminiscent of how our kitchens used to look — a little more freestanding, not too much adornment and an enviable restraint when it comes to decorations. How wonderful to see a kitchen, dining room, scullery and lounge area flow together so effortlessly — this simple way of living allows the fortunate family who lives here to be together whilst still doing their own thing, perfect. i love these inspiring peeks into devol’s pretty kitchens and this one is no different. have a look around.

minimalist modern kitchen by deVol. / sfgirlbybay

devol kitchen in the south coast of Wales. / sfgirlbybay

devol kitchen with blue cabinetry. / sfgirlbybay

dining area in devol kitchen with oversized blue green cabinet. / sfgirlbybay

devol kitchen in Edwardian Villa. / sfgirlbybay

dining room inside Edwardian Villa home. / sfgirlbybay

south coast of Wales devol kitchen design. / sfgirlbybay

edwardian villa kitchen by devol. / sfgirlbybay

blue green cabinetry in minimalist devol kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

green and blue cabinetry in devol kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of devol kitchens.

courtney adamo’s cozy byron bay abode.
by Chelsea Jackson comment


wood-burning stove inside courtney adamo's byron bay home. / sfgirlbybay

As the weather begins to crisp and the days become shorter, I’m drawn to the indoors more and more. There’s nothing lovelier than cozying up by a wood-burning furnace and spending time with loved ones in a space that ever so gently beckons you home. Australia’s (by way of London) Courtney Adamo has created just that — a home away from home in Byron Bay complete with slow-living charm and a few good design features for good measure. From the graphic punch of a rust-hued living room rug to the meticulously organized open shelving in the kitchen, this bungalow tour (courtesy of The Design Files) keeps the soothing details coming.

What’s your favorite room?

xx, chelsea

white smeg fridge in courtney adamo's cozy byron bay abode. / sfgirlbybay

courtney adamo's cozy byron bay abode. / sfgirlbybay

courtney adamo's cozy byron bay bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

decor details inside courtney adamo's cozy byron bay home. / sfgirlbybay

courtney adamo's byron bay kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

 cozy byron bay abode of courtney adamo. / sfgirlbybay

orange sofa and area rug in courtney adamo's byron bay home. / sfgirlbybay

courtney adamo's white-washed byron bay home. / sfgirlbybay

dining area in courtney adamo's byron bay house. / sfgirlbybay

woven wall art inside courtney adamo's byron bay home. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by: Kara Rosenlund for The Design Files.

friday finds.
by victoria comment


simple Wash basin at Mimmo Vestita Ceramics . / sfgirlbybay

happy friday everyone! i write this from a very rainy day in L.A. and if truth be told, i’m still in my robe and in bed, with lucy curled up at my feet. somedays, working from home really has its perks. i’m feeling very bohemian vibes today so this week’s friday finds are putting me in my happy place. i hope you find some happy inspiration here today, too. have a great weekend, one and all!

xo, victoria

  1. i love everything about this photograph — the textures, the color palette and definitely the mood. it’s just a simple Wash basin at Mimmo Vestita Ceramics but captured so beautifully by photographer carla coulson. visit her website for more of her visit to Grottaglie — an italian town devoted to making ceramics.
  2. how about these ceramic tile floors? you can actually visit them in person because this is a rental apartment in rome called casa moreno and the entire place is just deamy! for more information about staying in this beautiful abode, click right here.
  3. i’m always a big fan of leaning artwork against our walls for an effortlessly chic look. this apartment featured in milk decoration does it perfectly and milk remains a constant if not number one source of decor inspiration for me.
  4. speaking of effortless chic — this living room, this aqua velvet sofa is it!! it’s the home of london-based Fashion Stylist & Writer Monikh Dale and i highly suggest following her instagram for more juicy inspiration.
  5. this cozy corner booth is calling my name — those wall tiles! sigh. apparently it’s the Milk and Roses Bistro in Greenpoint and i simply must get there, pronto-like. i just wanna sit here for hours on a new york chilly day soaking it all in.
  6. this is a perfect little nook, too, is it not? that painting pulls it all together, but the lighting fixture, simple shelf and sweet bench all work together so well. they’ve simply nailed it!
  7. if you’ve seen my dining room you know i’m a supporter of mismatched dining chairs and this set up is just divine. none of these chairs ever knew they’d live together, but they seem to get along famously!
  8. this unexpected and very bold print upholustry in an otherwise pretty neutral, chill living room looks fabulous and make a perfect statement. it’s the inspiring home of Fanny Moizant — check it out!

rental apartment in rome with geometric floor tile. / sfgirlbybay

artwork leaning against white wall via milk decoration. / sfgirlbybay

green velvet tufted sofa. / sfgirlbybay

cozy corner booth at Milk and Roses Bistro in Greenpoint . / sfgirlbybay

simple modern reading nook with sleek black wall light fixture. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern dining area with mis-matched dining chairs. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring modern living room with bold print upholstery. / sfgirlbybay