a light-filled b&b in the tuscan hills.
by Ezz Wilson comment


sunlight bedroom in tuscan b&b. / sfgirlbybay

Valdirose is a family-run bed and breakfast in Florence, italy owned by Irene Berni and her husband, Paolo Moretti. Passed down by Irene’s grandmother, the inn has been lovingly restored by the creative couple with help from family and filled with antiques and treasures. I really wish I knew about this idyllic, hilly retreat when I was traveling in Italy — it’s beautiful enough to have changed my entire itinerary. But I’m happy to be living vicariously through their social media, admiring all their vintage collections and wares, blissful beds, and freshly made meals prepared from the fruits of their garden. If I’m ever back in florence, I know where I’ll be staying next!

cheers, ezz.

black and white rustic bedroom in florence b&b. / sfgirlbybay

rustic dining area in bed & breakfast in florence. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern white wardrobe in bed & breakfast in florence. / sfgirlbybay

sunlight dining area in florence b&b. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern whitewashed kitchen in florence b&b. / sfgirlbybay

rustic jug with olive branch. / sfgirlbybay

white cabinet with ceramics and glassware stored inside. / sfgirlbybay

woven shopping tote with dried grasses. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern whitewashed bedroom in florence. / sfgirlbybay

vintage green utility rack. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed vintage modern bedroom in florence b&b. / sfgirlbybay

vintage furnishings in florence b&b guest room. / sfgirlbybay

hanging florals on rustic white rack over vintage cinema chairs. / sfgirlbybay

concrete terrace with rattan furniture in florence. / sfgirlbybay

• Photography courtesy of @valdirose by Paolo Moretti.

outdoor living in california.
by victoria comment


black and brass dining set from article. / sfgirlbybay

i know this post could cause a major migration to sunny california, but you must trust me when i tell you we photographed my friend, artist kim schoen’s home it was during a much-needed break in some winter rainstorms that have been keeping all us wimpy Angelenos tucked cozily inside. so it was such a welcome pleasure to see the sun come out and to share with you kim’s terrace makeover, overlooking the beautiful san gabriel mountains and angeles national forest. we partnered with Article to complete kim’s newly tiled outdoor space, designed by her partner, architect marc frohn.

black armless modern patio chairs from article. / sfgirlbybay

kim chose article’s gorgeous Oscuro Dining Table in a black finish with brass legs and paired it with the Sala Graphite Dining Chairs which are great-looking but also incredibly comfortable. the black furniture contrasts so perfectly with the pale green patio tiles and california landscape. i know it’s still chilly in most parts of the country and most certainly in canada, where Article is based, but hey — we’re almost through winter and spring will be here before you know it, so it’s the perfect time to be giving your outdoor space a little love. In addition to their modern and Scandinavian designs meant for inside, Article has tons of outdoor furniture that have got a bohemian, mid-century flair. Article also carries all kinds of beautifully designed modern furniture for the inside of your home, too — from sofas to beds, made with outstanding attention to detail, and at very fair prices. and, they’re lovely people to work with, so if you’re looking to update your space i would highly recommend having a peek at their lovely collections. i have their outdoor chairs in my backyard, too and love them!

summer patio tablescape. / sfgirlbybay

outdoor furnishings and decor on green tile patio. / sfgirlbybay

black outdoor dining table and black modern chairs from article. / sfgirlbybay

ceramic pot and dish on outdoor table. / sfgirlbybay

black outdoor patio furniture and decor. / sfgirlbybay

modern black patio chairs and table from article. / sfgirlbybay

black armchair from article with black pad. / sfgirlbybay


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bold lights, bright style.
by victoria comment


colorful glass hanging lantern lights. / sfgirlbybay

i have a lot of decor addictions — chairs, vintage art and lighting. lighting can be so sculptural and beautiful and really make a huge impact on a room. i’ve been seeing a lot of these dome-like, bulbous, glowing fixtures around lately, and they just make me so happy. they’re colorful, but in a subtle and very well-designed way and very statement-making. i’m always on the hunt in france for great vintage lighting fixtures for super marché, so i’ve been saving a lot of these images on my bright lights pinboard for inspiration, and thought i’d share a few of my favorite beauties with you.

pink and black vintage light fixture. / sfgirlbybay

colorful glass globe light and sculptures. / sfgirlbybay

pink and green vintage table lamp. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring vintage lamps and lighting fixtures. / sfgirlbybay

vintage pink glass table lamp. / sfgirlbybay

unique colored glass globe lights. / sfgirlbybay

pink glass hanging light fixture. / sfgirlbybay

vintage pink and green lamp. / sfgirlbybay

pink and green mushroom lamp. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: casa vogue; Eloise Chandelier FROM ANTHROPOLOGIE; Helle Mardahl lighting fixtures via in / out design blog by arnt & pike; milk magazine; india mahdavi designed don giovanni casanova lamp; QUADRIFOGLIO lamp from cornette de saint cyr; The Line Collection wall light from douglas & bec; nest table lamp; pale pink Mid Century Peggy Chandelier from france & son; pierre marie giraud; verone pink wall sconce orbe; schoolhouse electric Allegheny Indoor/Outdoor Sconce; Helle Mardahl lighting fixtures via in / out design blog by arnt & pike; Lampe Don Giovanni by India Mahdavi via architectural digest france; architectural digest france blue chandelier; @mortilmernee; Helle Mardahl lighting fixtures via in / out design blog by arnt & pike; Votta POLY POP PENDANT lamp Designed by TOKENLIGHTS; milk magazine; Jos Devriendt lamp interior design addict .