wear this there: nadzieja.
by victoria comment

6/26/20

wear this there: nadzieja, poland / @sfgirlbybay

one place on my bucket list to visit is poland, so today we’re taking a virtual trip to nadzieja in Poznań, Poland. nadzieja literally means ‘the state of expecting or hoping’, and we’re very much hoping to visit this pretty spot one day soon. with black bistro chairs and plenty of flattering lighting, nadzieja has very sleek European vibes, with minimalist Bauhaus-style interiors designed by Agnieszka Owsiany Studio and serves up middle eastern Israeli cuisine with a Vegetarian/Vegan twist — a plant-based menu of local organic produce. we’re going to get into our best buttoned up black blazer, and to add a little sex appeal, we’re going to simply wear a stylish black bra beneath it, a beautiful brass belt and some chic chinos paired with some sassy high-heeled mary janes. i think we’ll walk to dinner and on the way listen to the 1619 podcast from The New York Times. it tells the tale of a ship in 1619 carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans who ultimately arrive in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed and on the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is time to tell and listen to their story.

wear this there: nadzieja, poland / @sfgirlbybay

wear this there: nadzieja, poland / @sfgirlbybay

wear this there: cos MENSWEAR-FIT BLAZER; cos MESH UNDERWIRED BRA; Rachel Comey Wide Estate Belt in Black; cos RELAXED BUTTON-UP CHINOS; NEED Romi Heel in Khaki Croco; Janessa leone face-covering mask; bare hands Dry Gloss Manicure Kit; Raen™ Flora Cat-Eye Sunglasses; FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA Pro Kiss’r Lip-Loving Scrubstick; listen to 1619 podcast from The New York Times; Marshall Major III Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones; Charlotte Cauwe Studio 1969 Peace Sign Ring; madewell Zip-Top Small Transport Crossbody bag in Snake Embossed Edition; Acne Studios Brimm Plaque Face Hat in Black.

wear this there: nadzieja, poland / @sfgirlbybay

wear this there: nadzieja, poland / @sfgirlbybay

wear this there: nadzieja, poland / @sfgirlbybay

wear this there: nadzieja, poland / @sfgirlbybay

wear this there: nadzieja, poland / @sfgirlbybay

wear this there: nadzieja, poland / @sfgirlbybay

wear this there: nadzieja, poland / @sfgirlbybay

wear this there: nadzieja, poland / @sfgirlbybay

wear this there: nadzieja, poland / @sfgirlbybay

wear this there: nadzieja, poland / @sfgirlbybay

whimsy meets sophistication.
by victoria comment

6/25/20

19th Century brooklyn townhouse hovey design project featured on sight unseen. / sfgirlbybay

this is one very beautiful collaboration between some very talented designers. featured on sight unseen this project from hovey design — two sisters Hollister and Porter Hovey, who specialize in interior styling, as well as staging homes for sale is almost gallery-like in its minimalist look, and just as inspiring as you might expect a visit to view art might be. this particular project is a 19th Century brooklyn townhouse with sky-high ceilings renovated by hatchet design build, and styled by one of our favorites, cold picnic’s phoebe sung and John Sorensen-Jolink of Coil + Drift. the results are one part whimsical, but also restrained sophistication. for more projects from these talented folks, visit their respective links!

brooklyn townhouse project by hovey design as featured on sight unseen. / sfgirlbybay

hovey design project featured by sight unseen. / sfgirlbybay

19th Century brooklyn townhouse project by hovey design / sfgirlbybay

19th Century brooklyn townhouse decorated by hovey design and featured on sight unseen. / sfgirlbybay

modern brooklyn townhouse decorated by hovey design. / sfgirlbybay

tall ceilings in 19th Century brooklyn townhouse decorated by hovey design. / sfgirlbybay

modern minimalist decor by hovey design in 19th Century brooklyn townhouse. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist home furnishings by hovey design. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern home furnishings by hovey designs. / sfgirlbybay

sleek black cabinet in 19th Century brooklyn townhouse via sight unseen. / sfgirlbybay

19th Century brooklyn townhouse hovey design project featured on sight unseen. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern bedroom by hovey design. / sfgirlbybay

modern minimalist bedroom decor by hovey design featured on sight unseen. / sfgirlbybay

potted houseplants in brooklyn townhouse by hovey designs. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by BY NICHOLAS CALCOTT.

shop small: bon boutique.
by victoria comment

6/24/20

shop small: bon boutique / sfgirlbybay

top photo by Kate Edmonson.

the first thing you’ll notice about bon boutique is how exceedingly charming everything about it is. from the uniquely creative and stunning styling and photography, to, of course, the well-curated product collection. i think i first discovered bon boutique through their instagram feed (also, cue ‘charming’!) @bontucson — and as you may have guessed from their profile name, they are indeed located in tucson, arizona, but if you didn’t know any better, you might think paris, ouí? bon is a home, garden and clothing store with some very parisian flair — carrying everything from adorable Polkadot Scarves to moroccan woven hats and some amazing textiles and homewares, too. Bon is brought to us by mother-daughter team, Bonnie and Crystal Flynt who share a love of things that are well designed and well made. an eclectic mix of new and old, rough and refined, dark and colorful, east and west, fun and serious — the beauty is in the way it’s all put together. have a look and just try not to fall in love with all of it.

shop small: bon boutique / sfgirlbybay

shop small: bon boutique / sfgirlbybay

shop small: bon boutique / sfgirlbybay

shop small: bon boutique / sfgirlbybay

shop small: bon boutique / sfgirlbybay

shop small: bon boutique / sfgirlbybay

shop small: bon boutique / sfgirlbybay

shop small: bon boutique / sfgirlbybay

shop small: bon boutique / sfgirlbybay

shop small: bon boutique / sfgirlbybay

shop small: bon boutique / sfgirlbybay

shop small: bon boutique / sfgirlbybay

shop small: bon boutique / sfgirlbybay

• top photo by Kate Edmonson; all other photography bon boutique.

good reads: wild interiors.
by victoria comment

6/23/20

hilton carter's Wild Interiors: Beautiful plants in beautiful spaces / sfgirlbybay

if you’re into the urban jungle movement or just longing to have more greenery in your home, have i got a new book for you! Plant and interior stylist hilton carter’s Wild Interiors: Beautiful plants in beautiful spaces brings his unique eye and love of plants to show you how to create luscious green interiors that not only look amazing but are good for your well-being, too — and we could all use a little more of that. Hilton’s book guides you through his own plant journey and also shares his top ten favorite house plants. He then showcases the homes of twelve inspiring homes that demonstrate the versatility of decorating with plants — from a tiny house in Venice, California and a light-filled loft in New York City, to a Berlin apartment decorated with vintage finds, and the Barcelona home of a ceramic artist, there are ideas for all types of spaces and budgets. Wild Interiors takes you room by room, showcasing the plants that are most suited to each: those that thrive in the tropical humidity of bathrooms, the erratic heat changes of kitchens, and plants that can live happily in the indirect light of an entryway or bedroom. for more inspiration, follow hilton on instagram and check out his website & online shop. oh — and he also has an airbnb experience so you can learn how to propagate plants from him directly! time to get wild!

hilton carter's Wild Interiors: Beautiful plants in beautiful spaces / sfgirlbybay

hilton carter's Wild Interiors: Beautiful plants in beautiful spaces / sfgirlbybay

hilton carter's Wild Interiors: Beautiful plants in beautiful spaces / sfgirlbybay

hilton carter's Wild Interiors: Beautiful plants in beautiful spaces / sfgirlbybay

hilton carter's Wild Interiors: Beautiful plants in beautiful spaces / sfgirlbybay

hilton carter's Wild Interiors: Beautiful plants in beautiful spaces / sfgirlbybay

hilton carter's Wild Interiors: Beautiful plants in beautiful spaces / sfgirlbybay

• photography via wild interiors.

we could all use a long soak.
by victoria comment

6/22/20

blue painted clawfoot tub with brass fixtures. / sfgirlbybay

there’s something just so soothing about a long soak in the tub — especially these days. vintage clawfoot tubs take bubble baths to a whole new level, and hardwood and rustic stone floors always look smashing. as you can see from this roundup of bathrooms, it doesn’t take a lot to create the look — if you’ve got the vintage tub you’re a step ahead of the game, but simply add some Moroccan bath towels, some vintage paintings, mirrors, and lighting and you’re well on your way to having a romantic bathroom of your own. it’s all in the details — i love the idea of sea fans, coral and a palm frond or two. brass fixtures add a nice touch too. okay, now that we know what we’re doing, let’s have a soak, shall we?

brass bath fixtures and moroccan bath towel. / sfgirlbybay

please wash your hands sign / sfgirlbybay

blue painted clawfoot bath tub with brass fixtures. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern bathroom decor. / sfgirlbybay

romantic vintage bathroom decor. / sfgirlbybay

vintage bathroom decor / sfgirlbybay

bathroom with stone floors and claw foot tub. / sfgirlbybay

moroccan tile and clawfoot tub with lace shower curtain. / sfgirlbybay

shiplap walls in washroom with stone floors. / sfgirlbybay

bathroom with black walls and white clawfoot tub. / sfgirlbybay

brass floral chandelier and black and white claw foot tub in whitewashed bathroom. / sfgirlbybay

aqua painted clawfoot tub in bathroom with concrete walls. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring vintage moroccan bathroom decor details. / sfgirlbybay

vintage portrait paintings and brass details in bathroom. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: rock my style; leanne ford’s cabin bathroom; rock my style; wash your hands sign from schoolhouse electric; m.k. sadler photography; remodelista; once wed; m.k. sadler photography; planete deco; cereal magazine; house & garden; pampa rug; restored by the fords tall vase as sink; rock my style; the future kept; faflodine; hotel henriette via my scandinavian home; m.k. sadler photography; palmetto textile design in jet via @claymclaurinstudio; leanne ford’s cabin bathroom; lovely market; domino; leanne ford’s cabin bathroom; in bed store; design*sponge at home book; the perfect hideaway; rock my style; Rustic Bathtub Caddy from the rusty pelican; bendstens; design addict mom; line drawing; skona hem; Leanne Ford’s Renovated Pennsylvania Schoolhouse via GQ magazine; m.k. sadler photography; sentimental obsessions; food52; aubrey rd; john derian’s bath via architectural digest.