color story: living for green.
by victoria comment

1/11/22

color story: living for green interiors and accessories / sfgirlbybay

good morning y’all! i’m trying to keep things nice and upbeat today, with lots of light-filled rooms and a good, healthy dose of green. both natural, living elements, and green as an accent color. i especially love pairing green and white together for a really uplifting mood maker. and right about now, after all these literal years of self-quarantining and now with this new wave of omicron, boy i could really use a lift. i’m so grateful i still have my health, but gosh i know so many friends and family who are sick right now and it can’t help but make me worry for all of us. i’m not sure why, but i often feel like green, especially green in our natural,  living world is a really uplifting color and it would be difficult to find myself in a bad mood in any of these bright, fresh spaces. let’s keep it healthy and bring in some green, shall we?

color story: living for green interiors and accessories / sfgirlbybay

color story: living for green interiors and accessories / sfgirlbybay

color story: living for green interiors and accessories / sfgirlbybay

color story: living for green interiors and accessories / sfgirlbybay

color story: living for green interiors and accessories / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: vintage lawn chair via eev shop; Anthropologie Tinted Glass Cloche; faux bamboo mirror from super marché; liberty of london floral print via true up; ATUTO ROUND STONE FROG from bloomist; green eames dining chairs via Daphne Emilia; lounging via @lindseyholland_; LEAF SUPPLY: A GUIDE TO KEEPING HAPPY HOUSEPLANTS a book by LAUREN CAMMILERI AND SOPHIE KAPLAN; vintage florist’s vase from super marché; vintage Pierre Paulin chair via architectural digest france; sculpture at jihan zencirli’s home via sfgirlbybay; Anthropologie District Loom Pillow Cover No. 197; BLOOMIST ECOFAUX BLACK MISSION FIG BRANCH.

color story: living for green interiors and accessories / sfgirlbybay

color story: living for green interiors and accessories / sfgirlbybay

color story: living for green interiors and accessories / sfgirlbybay

color story: living for green interiors and accessories / sfgirlbybay

color story: living for green interiors and accessories / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: green front door by henri coudoux; urban outfitters Shiloh Checkerboard Crochet Trivet; abstract painting via @ameliemaisondart; Anthropologie Set of 3 Bottle Bud Vases; green bedspread by architectural digest espana; Anthropologie Blue Pheasant Voru Glassware Caddy; SCALAMANDRE RAPHAEL WALLPAPER from lulu & georgia; couple in the ocean via equator journal; Memphis Glass Candlestick Designed by Otterbourne Glass; green bathroom via dwell; palms on balcony by @tinnekier; lulu & georgia SET OF 6 ELSIE BISTRO GLASSES; Meditation Drawing with Green Stripes art print BY JOREY HURLEY from artfully walls; urban outfitters Robin Refrigerator Baskets; living room greenery by @pjmattan.

color story: living for green interiors and accessories / sfgirlbybay

color story: living for green interiors and accessories / sfgirlbybay

color story: living for green interiors and accessories / sfgirlbybay

color story: living for green interiors and accessories / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits: click on the image which will take you to its original source. in the case of my collages, the links are listed just below clockwise from left to right.

on trend: art, graphically speaking.
by victoria comment

1/10/22

on trend: art, graphically speaking / sfgirlbybay

this is not a trend i see leaving anytime soon — perhaps it’s not a trend at all, but the timeless, classic look of graphic art and abstract prints. graphic arts have always fascinated me — how a typeface can leave me giddy with joy, or how an art director can tweek type ever so slightly to make it look so easy on the eyes. even the ground we walk on can have an interesting graphic shape or design. when in italy we couldn’t stop snapping away at all the interesting fonts in the shop and cafe signage.  in that regard, it’s perhaps something you could consider making art of on your own — maybe there’s an old sign or a graphic wall or mural of some kind you’ve always loved? snap a photo of it and have it blown up and framed! i’ve done it before from a small vintage photo i found at the flea market and i really love the imperfect graininess of a blown-up print whether it’s type or a photographic image. i used a place in san francisco called appropriately enough, blowup lab but i think even office depot or staples have photo enlargement centers nowadays. or, try apps like artifact uprising, framebridge, or parabo press to blow up your photos or type files. and if diy is not your bag, art abounds whether it’s on etsy, chairish, or an online gallery like tappan collective or artfully walls — whatever kind of artwork you might love, here’s a little inspiration to get you thinking about a potential art project for the new year. for more ideas, check my resources page and scroll down to the arts section. and don’t forget to look up, look down, and all around you. art is simply everywhere.

on trend: art, graphically speaking / sfgirlbybay

on trend: art, graphically speaking / sfgirlbybay

on trend: art, graphically speaking / sfgirlbybay

on trend: art, graphically speaking / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: wavy floor pattern by @ryanrankinstudio; woman and palms via chico; print in dining room via lili in wonderland; Mick Jagger’s hands by andy warhol; fan via deiji studios; vivre sa vie via cinderella; dancing neon sign via setting the barre; fireplace mantel via @milkdecoration_magazine; matisse female form from society6; london calling by ian flanigan; librarie by pixdar; vintage french newspapers via with grace; bialetti by klaus gubbels.

on trend: art, graphically speaking / sfgirlbybay

on trend: art, graphically speaking / sfgirlbybay

on trend: art, graphically speaking / sfgirlbybay

on trend: art, graphically speaking / sfgirlbybay

on trend: art, graphically speaking / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: lena corwin’s peace towel; living room portrait by herz and blut; home of Pierre Yovanovitch via house & garden uk; Czechoslovakian matchbox label by Jane McDevitt; celine magazine ad via all about good vibes; records & camera at my old house; Josef Albers artwork; bonton photo booth by foto automat; home gallery via discover the place of decor; dawn maple by ash holmes; credenza with art by eyeswoon; chaise lounge with large prints via food52; ekta art print from fine little day; You Sentimental Idiot ART PRINT BY RIKKIANNE VAN KIRK.

on trend: art, graphically speaking / sfgirlbybay

on trend: art, graphically speaking / sfgirlbybay

on trend: art, graphically speaking / sfgirlbybay

on trend: art, graphically speaking / sfgirlbybay

on trend: art, graphically speaking / sfgirlbybay

on trend: art, graphically speaking / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits: click on the image which will take you to its original source. in the case of my collages, the links are listed just below clockwise from left to right.