instagram worthy: @sabrinavisual.
by victoria comment

6/18/19

inspiring interior styled by @sabrinavisual. / sfgirlbybay

there’s something utterly cheerful about this week’s instagram worthy account. meet @sabrinavisual who just emotes a real joie de vivre through her look at life and her instagram captures. sabrina is an interior stylist, and with her very visually oriented look at the world creates spaces that are warm and welcoming and chock full of unique collections from her trips around the world. i think you’ll like her uplifting point of view — have a peek and for more inspiration visit her blog.

inspiring vignette with vintage fringe lamp styled by @sabrinavisual. / sfgirlbybay

black bookcase with glass doors styled by @sabrinavisual. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior and exterior styled by @sabrinavisual. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring bohemian modern interior styled by @sabrinavisual. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interiors and photography via @sabrinavisual on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring tropical interior styled by @sabrinavisual. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring kitchen with open shelving styled by @sabrinavisual. / sfgirlbybay

open shelving in kitchen styled by @sabrinavisual. / sfgirlbybay

bohemian modern interior styled by @sabrinavisual. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring modern interior with vintage decor and art wall styled by @sabrinavisual. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior captured by @sabrinavisual via instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring vintage modern interiors styled by @sabrinavisual. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring modern interior styled by @sabrinavisual. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by @sabrinavisual.

color story: the naturals.
by victoria comment

6/17/19

potted succulents on rolling cart. / sfgirlbybay

this week’s color story is all about the naturals — one might even call these neutrals. interiors that may represent predominately brown, beige and organic color elements, but i’d call them anything but boring. woody tones and leather, sisal and marble all blend together so well, and the sky’s the limit resourcing this look these days. think hand-dyed linen bedding, rustic accessories sourced from your local flea markets, bamboo (which we have quite a lot of in stock at super marché right now), plants, paper lanterns and layered, natural textiles. it all mixes and matches very well, so just have fun pairing your favorite pieces with vintage collectibles — and go au natural!

linen bedding and colorful paper lantern lighting. / sfgirlbybay

modern home with tree indoors. / sfgirlbybay

dried floral arrangement bedside. / sfgirlbybay

natural home decor elements. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: Anthropologie Palmistry Chair; distorted vase via vehlorum; Malin+Goetz Natural Wax Candle in Dark Rum; ITALIAN GINO SARFATTI-STYLE THREE-SHADE ARTICULATING FLOOR LAMP from CB2; Ana Maria Macramé Table Runner; mirage sofa from article; L:A Bruket Rope Soap Foot Scrub; clements design; Rebecca Minkoff Iven Strappy Sandals; magazine stack via the fashion medley; Chaima Bread Basket; scribe winery via @aleksandrazee. below: urban outfitters Cirrus Convertible Floor Chair.

cane folding room divider screen. / sfgirlbybay

modern home with wood built-in furniture. / sfgirlbybay

vintage mid-century modern furniture. / sfgirlbybay

concrete side table and vintage wood bedside table. / sfgirlbybay

dining room with folding chairs and built-in bench. / sfgirlbybay

eclectic vintage modern home decor. / sfgirlbybay

neutral home decor and accessories. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: home of Børge Mogensen via plastolux; Cult Gaia Jasmin Bag; leather upholstered chair via in bed store; Bamboozle Compost Bin in Natural; Oliver Peoples Eyewear Avri Sunglasses; kara rosenlund’s studio tour and photographic prints; Hawkins New York tall Woven Basket; escuyer inspirations brick wall; brown velvet lamp via @by__sp; Apolis Hello: I’m Here Market Bag.

marble top table with sculpture and dried floral arrangement in black vase. / sfgirlbybay

large sisal area rug in minimalist modern living room. / sfgirlbybay

• all other photography credits in order of appearance: historias de casa; Mariah Burton’s bedroom via in bed store; clements design; herz & blut; @saasha_burns; the socialite family; @jiyeo; architectural digest espana; the socialite family; the socialite family; kirill bergart.

friday finds.
by victoria comment

6/14/19

set of rattan chairs in modern living room via milk decoration / sfgirlbybay

weekend greetings! i’m sorry i’ve been a bit MIA when it comes to my friday finds the last couple of weeks. i had so much travel going on it was hard to keep up! but we’re back today with some inspiration i’ve found to be just a little bit summery — light-filled rooms and art with a color palette i just couldn’t ignore. it’s also feeling very francophile-filled, perhaps because i head to france in july and i’m very excited to arrive! i hope you all have a lovely, relaxing weekend planned!

xo, victoria

  1. j’adore this loungey living room featured in milk decoration magazine and especially those bamboo chairs. we have a similar bamboo set at super marché and it’s taking everything in my will power not to keep it for myself — it’s the hardest part of shopping the french flea markets!
  2. san Francisco-based blogger si, of french by design has the prettiest home. it’s always so fresh looking with very white walls and splashes of chic color everywhere like her boucherouite rugs. check out her instagram for more glimpses inside her swoon-worthy space.
  3. i can’t say why exactly, but i love David Kitz’s Alice B. Toklas Photographic print from tappan collective. i think it’s the lovely color palette, the composition and the overall very relaxed feeling it gives me. maybe it’s that she’s imbibing in something very chill there, but who knows?
  4. one of my must-stop shops in paris is le monde sauvage. one of their four shops is on Boulevard Beaumarchais right next door to mercí, another favorite but le monde sauvage has the most beautiful, very parisian textiles and i love how she’s mixed and matched prints in this pretty bedroom.
  5. another beautiful bedroom that mixes prints and patterns was featured recently in elle decor magazine. i love the styling — from the vintage bamboo chair to the rather unexpected big black & white print next to the bed. bravo!
  6. cy twombly, an American painter, sculptor, and photographer is one of my very favorite artists and this print of his entitled St Barth’s, 2011 is just so lovely. the whole series is magical, taken on a compact camera, before enlarging them to produce blurred, impressionistic images that almost look like polaroids to me.
  7. just allow me to move right into this gorgeous paris flat via milk magazine. wouldn’t you just love to have floor to ceilings french doors opening out onto a view of the paris rooftops? ouí, me too!
  8. and if you’re wondering more about how i shop in france for super marché’s vintage treasures, house beautiful magazine featured a few of my favorite tips along with a few other brocante shoppers. you can check out the full article here.

bohemian modern home of san Francisco-based blogger si, of french by design. / sfgirlbybay

David Kitz's Alice B. Toklas Photographic print from tappan collective. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring bohemian modern bedroom with mixed prints and patterns. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring bohemian modern bedroom via elle decor. / sfgirlbybay

floral polaroid print by artist cy twombly. / sfgirlbybay

gorgeous paris flat with french doors to balconies via milk magazine. / sfgirlbybay

french flea market via sfgirlbybay on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: meson de malleville.
by victoria comment

6/14/19

meson de malleville hotel room. / sfgirlbybay

we’re headed south of the border today for this week’s wear this there. i used to love visiting coqui coqui in tulum but now that they’ve shut those doors they’ve opened up meson de malleville. Situated in the colorful, colonial town of Valladolid, mexico, Meson de Malleville is a beautiful 16th century four-room sanctuary and actually the former home of coqui coqui’s founders, Nicolas Malleville and Francesca Bonato, who have lovingly opened its doors to guests in the spirit of warmth and family. they’ve completely renovated the enchanting building, maintaining the original moorish tile floors, walls and high ceilings with wooden beams. Every room is decorated in the distinct Coqui Coqui style, but each with its own unique personality, showcasing the couple’s furniture from family heirlooms to those gathered from their travels. it’s hot in this part of the world, so we’re grabbing a flowy floral dress, sandals, a sleek swimsuit and a nice wide-brimmed hat. while you’re taking your afternoon siesta, we suggest reading Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by dani shapiro, another family story, albeit a tad darker — a memoir about the staggering family secret uncovered by a not so random genealogy test.

inspiring interior of meson de malleville hotel room. / sfgirlbybay

outfit inspired by meson de malleville in mexico. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Ulla Johnson Vienne Dress; Mignonne Gavigan Mini Madeline Post Earrings; Ulla Johnson Netta Sandals; Chimi Eyewear #004 Coco Sunglasses; j.crew Extra-wide brim packable hat; Mario Badescu Travel Skincare Set; cuyana Classic Overnight Bag; Winden Zero-Waste Silk Scrunchie in Bardot; read this there Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by dani shapiro; the beach people Pioneer Travel Towel; j.crew Deep V-neck french one-piece swimsuit in safari; Not Impressed Tulipa Beaded Bag in Light Wood.

wrought iron bed in meson de malleville hotel room. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of meson de malleville hotel. / sfgirlbybay

clawfoot tub in meson de malleville hotel bathroom. / sfgirlbybay

meson de malleville bathroom. / sfgirlbybay

green hammock with tassels. / sfgirlbybay

accommodations at meson de malleville. / sfgirlbybay

restaurant at meson de malleville hotel. / sfgirlbybay

black and white desk area in meson de malleville hotel room. / sfgirlbybay

interior of meson de malleville hotel room. / sfgirlbybay

hammocks on wall of restaurant in meson de malleville hotel. / sfgirlbybay

hammocks on wall of meson de malleville hotel. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of meson de malleville.

the art of the arch.
by victoria comment

6/13/19

arched window nook in whitewashed european apartment. / sfgirlbybay

an arch can make all the difference — easily taking a dull room to dramatic with one very beautiful architectural element. so smooth and pleasing to the eye, right? whether they’re arched alcoves, doorways, windows or some other architectural wonder, i find the curve of an arch is just so special — like it took just a little more effort to achieve. when i remodeled my bathroom, i created a built-in, arched shelving unit in the bathroom for towels and other bath accouterments and i think it made all the difference. here’s a whole bunch of lovely arches to inspire you to perhaps go that extra mile and give yourself a pretty arch next time you remodel.

whitewashed space with arched doorway. / sfgirlbybay

built-in arched nooks. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interiors with arched design elements. / sfgirlbybay

arched doorway with hanging green vines. / sfgirlbybay

arched hallway to bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

open white arched window. / sfgirlbybay

arched bedroom doorway. / sfgirlbybay

arched doorway. / sfgirlbybay

arched doorway. / sfgirlbybay

arched doorway to living room. / sfgirlbybay

arched doorway into living room with beamed ceilings. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: @judithmarilyn_; marieke verdenius photography; house and garden; casa ecologicas; trendland; venue report; tamsin johnson; architectural digest espana; my domaine; pufik homes; laure joliet photography; nicole franzen photography for allied maker; pufik homes; arch daily; home to love; @jessicamenda; @artemiki; lonny; @elranchojoshuatree.