inside sebit min’s pastel world.
by Ezz Wilson comment


keyhole cut out in pastel pink walls. / sfgirlbybay

Sebit Min has such a keen eye for simple but interesting details, nuances of color and seeing beauty in the ordinary that she can even make someone like me appreciate lilac (I generally have an aversion to all things purple!). It’s a good reminder for me to stop and pay more attention to the inspiring tidbits all around me — even if it’s the flecks of glitter in a goopy blob of slime. To see more of the art director (the New Yorker) and freelance book designer’s “soft modernist” style, check out her pastel-loving Instagram account and very inspiring online portfolio.

cheers, ezz.

sebit min / sfgirlbybay

pink fabric walls photographed via sebit min on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

cityscape at sunset via sebit min on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

lilac purple fabric art installation via sebit min on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring colorful images via sebit min via instagram. / sfgirlbybay

pink table cloth and yellow chair covers. / sfgirlbybay

white bubble candle and palm fronds styled by sebit min. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Sebit Min.

color story: brass.
by victoria comment


brass kitchen island. / sfgirlbybay

this week’s color story is all about shiny pretty things — brass specifically, but maybe a bit of copper and patina thrown in for good measure. brass has been on trend for a long while now and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. i especially love the mirrored walls and that next level brass faced cabinetry — such a lovely design detail that only gets better with age. here’s a look at some of my current favorites — brass home accessories, furnishings, and rooms filled with shiny details.

mirrored kitchen cabinetry. / sfgirlbybay

brass kitchen backsplash. / sfgirlbybay

brass home decor details. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: home of designer Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte; anthropologie Lightbearer Sconce; home of designer Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte; anthropologie brass dish rack; the citizenry LAS CONDES BRONZE CONTAINERS; Menu JWDA Metallic Table Lamp in Polished Brass; le lapa brass armoire; anthropologie Floral Medallion Doorbell Cover; Frama 90 Degree Wall Lamp in Brass; santa lucia brass mobile from the citizenry; decor object aged brass dark kitchen cabinets; Hay Design Scissors in Brass; anthropologie Marble-Top Brass Bar Cart; modern arches via yellowtrace.

modern color-blocked space with brass light fixtures. / sfgirlbybay

mirrored brass backsplash with painted clawfoot tub. / sfgirlbybay

brass accessories and decor. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: Kinto coffee Brewer Stand Set; diamond weave fireplace screen from hayneedle; architectural digest pink tiled bathroom with brass sink; copper-leaf grout filled in old cracked white tiles via condé nast traveller; brass bathtub via apartment therapy; Izola Brass Comb; jenna lyons’ home via t magazine; west elm Marble-Topped Pedestal Coffee Table in White Marble/Antique Brass; brass backsplash and countertops via behance; Lue large Cheese Knife; brass wall art via aestate; west elm Gilded Brass Side Table; in bed store brass egg.

brass cabinetry in minimalist kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

built-in brass and wood kitchen nook. / sfgirlbybay

brass wardrobe cabinet. / sfgirlbybay

brass cabinets in modern kitchen with black light fixtures. / sfgirlbybay

mirrored wall in minimalist bathroom. / sfgirlbybay

• all other photography credits in order of appearance: square one design; home of designer Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte; jenna lyons’ home via t magazine; architectural digest france; architectural digest espana; wallpaper magazine; behance; le lapa; valentin loellmann ; architectural digest.

instagram worthy: @riadjardinsecret.
by victoria comment


pink walls and natural woven bedding via @riadjardinsecret on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

if you’re looking for a bit of wanderlust to brighten your day, then you’re going to want to follow this Instagram worthy feed. have a look at @riadjardinsecret, an incredibly authentic riad, popular with all design and food enthusiasts, where you can actually book a beautiful room and stay a while. Riad Jardin Secret in Marrakech is utterly charming and quite exotic looking as well. they call themselves “anti-modern with a bit of magic”, and i’m definitely down for that. i’ve had Marrakech high on my list of places to visit and their Instagram account only makes my heart grow fonder of that idea. ready? let’s go!

marrakech outdoor room via @riadjardinsecret on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

straw-roof outdoor patio via @riadjardinsecret on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

rooftop in morocco photographed by @riadjardinsecret on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

oversized straw hat on patio in marakech photographed by @riadjardinsecret on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

marrakech photography by @riadjardinsecret on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

pink and yellow bathroom with moroccan tile via @riadjardinsecret on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

moroccan blacony nook via @riadjardinsecret. / sfgirlbybay

yellow arched bed nook in morocco. / sfgirlbybay

tiled moroccan dining nook. / sfgirlbybay

morocco travel photo via @riadjardinsecret on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

Marrakech hotel bedroom via @riadjardinsecret on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

white-washed bohemian sitting room in marrakech. / sfgirlbybay

swing in pink outdoor courtyard via @riadjardinsecret on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

outdoor vignettes photographed by @riadjardinsecret on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

moroccan balcony nook via @riadjardinsecret on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

pink outdoor patio nook in marrakech via @riadjardinsecret. / sfgirlbybay

marrakech rooftop via @riadjardinsecret on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of @riadjardinsecret.