friday finds.
by victoria comment


mismatched dining chairs at wood dining table. / sfgirlbybay

i’m so sorry, but it would appear that i’ve made this week’s friday finds a little bit ‘all about me’! it’s so very hard though, when i’m online all day for work and then i see things that might look smashing in the new laguna beach cottage. i’m still filling the space and in need of a few unique pieces, so bear with me while i hunt! i hope you all have a splendid weekend — i’m excited for one that has nothing to do with packing or unpacking!

xo, victoria

  1. one thing i need is a new dining room table and i keep vacillating between a small round table, or more of a farm table like this one with mix & match chairs. it’s an odd spot to fill in my laguna cottage, so i am on the hunt for the perfect sized dining table.
  2. i don’t know if you saw this bit of amazing news, but architect mason st. peter and artist serena mitnik-miller’s amazing topanga canyon home is for sale!  if i hadn’t just moved to laguna, i might have seriously considered this beauty. act fast, it’s going to go go go!
  3. i’ve also been considering switching up my round white saarinen coffee table for a low, rectangular rustic wood table and i love this one. such a nice shape for stacking coffee table books and unique collectibles.
  4. i really love this bright, fresh interior photographed by chad mellon — it’s got a very nice eclectic vibe, a great little art gallery and while there’s a lot going on, it doesn’t feel cluttered — another vibe i’m going for around here.
  5. i’m also on the search for a cool lounge chair and i love the look of this comfy one. i want to have a place to literally just plop down with a good book and a chair like this seems like the perfect choice!
  6. i love how this lone kelly green chair just pops out in this all-white room. it’s a bold choice but doesn’t it look ever so fresh and inviting?
  7. this is such a great idea for a super comfy-looking a DIY headboard. and it doesn’t look too challenging and is perhaps within my very limited bandwidth of handy dandy skills.
  8. another beautiful bedroom idea i’ve always loved is a chaise lounge in the master bedroom. this one also photographed by chad mellon is really simple, but oh so lovely and serene looking.

white dining table and mismatched chairs. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed beachy living room. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed interior with with modern furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

modern whitewashed home with neutral home furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed interior with minimalist vintage decor. / sfgirlbybay

leather straps with pillows headboard. / sfgirlbybay

white linen accent chair. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: es bec d’aguila.
by victoria comment


es bec d'aguila hotel in menorca. / sfgirlbybay

this week we’re headed to one of the most beautiful places i’ve ever been, even if just for a few hours when we stopped there on a cruise — the Balearic island of Menorca in spain. we’ve visited the interiors of the very charming ‘finca’ (small boutique hotel) once before, but today i thought we’d see what we would wear to es bec d’aguila — it’s just that special, and besides i fantasize about going back to the island to stay here, so i was thinking about my getaway ensemble! this 19th-century building was redesigned by Paris-based architecture and interior design studio Atelier du Pont and while very luxury, it’s also comfortably laid back, so i’m just packing a few essentials. i kinda love wearing a cute mini dress over flared bluejeans, and i’m going to pair that look with some sleek suede boots. it’s an easy mix & match look, so i’m throwing in my favorite tee and cozy sweater for evenings around the grounds. don’t forget a swimsuit and sandals for pool time. and while you’re lounging might i suggest reading Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout — if you loved the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge starring Frances McDormand or the original book, this is a continuation of her story — one that I can’t wait to read!

rooftop patio at es bec d'aguila hotel in menorca. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: es bec d'aguila. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: free people Solstice Mini Dress; madewell Wide-Leg Crop Jeans in Chesney Wash; other stories Suede Ankle Boots in camel; Mansur Gavriel Calf Mini Bucket Bag in Blue; madewell The Pouch Wallet: Daisy Embroidered Suede Edition; madewell Knit Bedtime Pajama Top and bottoms in Dot; Herschel Reflective Duffle bag; read this there Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout; other stories Leather T-Bar Strap Sandals; other stories rust-colored V-Cut Swimsuit; Sun Buddies Uma Sunglasses in Brown Tortoise; free people We The Free Billie Tank; madewell Cashmere Sweatshirt in heather pumpkin.

swimming pool at at es bec d'aguila hotel in menorca. / sfgirlbybay

the bar inside at es bec d'aguila hotel in menorca. / sfgirlbybay

bedroom at at es bec d'aguila hotel in menorca. / sfgirlbybay

guest room at at es bec d'aguila hotel in menorca. / sfgirlbybay

bathroom with clawfoot tub at es bec d'aguila hotel in menorca. / sfgirlbybay

dining area in guestroon at es bec d'aguila hotel in menorca. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of es bec d'aguila hotel in menorca. / sfgirlbybay

dining al fresco on the rooftop of es bec d'aguila hotel in menorca. / sfgirlbybay

guest room at es bec d'aguila hotel in menorca. / sfgirlbybay

entrance of es bec d'aguila hotel in menorca. / sfgirlbybay

aerial view of menorca, spain. / sfgirlbybay

outdoor stone daybed at es bec d'aguila hotel in menorca. / sfgirlbybay

shape shifters.
by victoria comment


designer bucket chairs in modern european apartment. / sfgirlbybay

sometimes all it takes to add texture and interest to a room, is some unique shapes. in the form of interesting one-of-a-kind or designer furniture, a paper lantern, a curved mirror or its architectural features all on their own. i love an eclectic blend of unique shapes and have been on the hunt for the perfect accent chair for my living room. i settled on a vintage 1950’s Franco Albini Rattan Shell Chair which is winging its way to me via freight right now. i’m always on the hunt for unique pieces like this that can shift the shape of a room from blah to va-va-voom for super marché and our latest shipment from france will be posting to the shop soon, so stayed tuned if you too are on the hunt!

curved mirror and wood vanity and stool. / sfgirlbybay

oversized arched mirror in modern loft bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring designer furnishings and accessories. / sfgirlbybay

designer wood and leather chairs. / sfgirlbybay

white brick arched doorway to bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

wicker hanging pendant lights. / sfgirlbybay

ornate european molding and vintage furniture. / sfgirlbybay

uniquely shaped chairs. / sfgirlbybay

unique rattan chairs with caning seats and backs. / sfgirlbybay

1st Dibs chair / sfgirlbybay

unique brick arched doorway and exposed wood beamed ceiling with skylight. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: BirkenstockShowroom by VINSON & co leibal; spell designs; @erenatepaa; vintage casala chair; maison de la luz, new orleans hotel via remodelista; elisabeth heirer; Scala bowls, by Giobagnara via wallpaper; hotel atelier du pont via est living; @awake_uk via the poetry of material things; housewares; atelier vime; elle decor espana; birdasuarus; architectural digest espana; urban outfitters Ria Leaning Rattan Mirror; the no coast; rifé design; atelier vime wicker suspension lamps; BirkenstockShowroom by VINSON & co leibal; focus damnit; ‘Knockabout’ Fiberglass Lounge Chair from 1st Dibs; hotel atelier du pont via est living; rifé design.

color story: golden state.
by victoria comment


fringe amber rug in modern bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

i think i’m feeling all kinds of love for california this week — our very sunny golden state. and i’ve also noticed the light here in laguna is different — it’s quite bright and i’ve been finding myself reaching for my sunglasses much more often. so for this week’s color story we’re honoring that glorious golden light with all things in shades of hippy dippy yellow. from deep ambers to goldenrod, here’s some sunny inspiration for you!

rust and gold home furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

sunny yellow home decor and fashion. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: rustic tile bathroom via @openhousemagazine; schoolhouse electric Velvet + Corduroy Lumbar Pillows; Camille Towel Collection; Frye Carson Low Ankle Boots; map of dreams Fleurs art print; schoolhouse electric Iris Lamp in Dune; yellow splash of color on wall via in bed store; Anthropologie Uma Fluted Glass Lamp; Saturday by Drew Lakin via dribble; Pared Lime + The Coconut Sunglasses; Anthropologie Sundry Weekend Je T’aime Tee; Anthropologie Stay Golden Graphic Tee.

bohemian bedroom with pops of yellow. / sfgirlbybay

modern living room with pops of golden yellow. / sfgirlbybay

yellow home decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: Henry Matisse Art Yellow Leaf Art print from american posters; cactus via the madd house; jenny pennywood shorthand everyday napkins in golden sun; vintage-inspired print skirt via @kwaidaneditions; Ekobo Citrus Juicer in Lemon; schoolhouse electric Mollie Hook in Industrial Yellow; nova magazine by catherine losing; Matisse Female Nude Yellow art print from american posters; schoolhouse electric Studio Desk Lamp in Industrial Yellow; movie camera via @fifigram; west elm Welcome Block Doormat in Sun Yellow.

yellow bathroom tile. / sfgirlbybay

yellow home decor and accessories. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: BlockShop Mr. People Person rug in camel; grapefruit via in bed store; you are so loved billboard via @claudiepierlot_officiel; MINNA Woven Grid Towel in Gold; autumn fruit from toast uk; Anthropologie Set of 4 Bryce Juice Glasses and carafe; tile wall via @fileunderpop; Cocokind Turmeric Spot Treatment; Ulla Johnson Cecilia Tote; wicker chair via in bed store.

yellow pillow cases and neutral bedding. / sfgirlbybay

• all other photography credits in order of appearance: pampa’s new shag rugs via sight unseen; article mirage sofa in yaroow gold velvet; one kind design; pampa’s new shag rugs via sight unseen; Bethany Nauert for apartment therapy; @kon_tam.

good reads: travel home.
by victoria comment


whitewashed vintage modern interior in travel home book. / sfgirlbybay

this is one of those home design books that i get really excited to share, because not only does it feature beautiful and inspiring interiors, it also inspires you to travel and to bring back a bit of your ‘mental mementos’ and incorporate that culture and your personal experiences into your home design. meet travel home, the new book out from interior designers Caitlin flemming (longtime blogger of sacramento street) and julie goebel, a mother-daughter dynamic duo. travel home shares the idea of curating interiors that reflect our favorite journeys and experiences in ways that are unique and authentic.

travel home decor book. / sfgirlbybay

Touring eclectic homes inspired by global design and a deep affection for travel, their book explores interiors with influences as widespread as Marrakesh, Paris, Cuba, Tokyo, Portugal, and beyond. with stunning photography by peggy wong travel home also includes insightful essays, interviews, and hardworking tips for cultivating your own uniquely you global home. For globetrotters and armchair travelers alike, travel home showcases the connection between travel and design, revealing how we can take inspiration from the beauty we experience in the world and bring that style into our everyday lives. well done, ladies — i am most inspired and this book comes at the perfect time as i decorate my new home in laguna. i’ll be referring to travel home over and over.

inspiring bedroom interior via travel home book. / sfgirlbybay

rustic kids room in travel home book. / sfgirlbybay

inside the travel home book. / sfgirlbybay

wood bench with throw pillows in travel home book. / sfgirlbybay

art gallery wall and vintage desk in travel home book. / sfgirlbybay

modern interior inside travel home book. / sfgirlbybay

colorful home library featured in travel home book. / sfgirlbybay

white open shelves styled for travel home book. / sfgirlbybay

san francisco home with art gallery wall and vintage black mirror on wood table. / sfgirlbybay

books styled as nightstand in travel home book. / sfgirlbybay

travel home book authors designers Caitlin flemming and julie goebel. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist hallway featured in travel home book. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by peggy wong for travel home.