wear this there: hotel palisade public house.
by victoria comment

5/13/21

wear this there:  hotel palisade public house / sfgirlbybay

one day soon we’re going to be getting on an airplane and we might as well head all the way down under, to the always interesting city of sydney, australia. and it’s a charming spot one of my favorite designers has recently redesigned — sibella court of society inc. has given the public house inside the hotel palisade a casually rustic vintage vibe that pays homage to days-gone-by and inspired by the small trades of eras passed: the hand-tooled, hand-smithed and hand-tinkered. we’re going to get into the proper mood with denim and leather, pairing in a leather midi skirt worn with a feminine sheer black blouse but dressed down a bit with a classic denim jacket, a fun beaded bag and some sexy low-heeled mules. whilst awaiting your friends to meet you at the bar, i suggest a book i’ve got on my must-read list: who is maude dixon? by Alexandra Andrews — a twisty and viciously entertaining stylish psychological thriller about how far into the darkness you’re willing to go to claim the life you always wanted. sounds juicy!

wear this there:  hotel palisade public house / sfgirlbybay

wear this there:  hotel palisade public house / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: all saints LEONIE SHIRT; cos denim jacket; cos NAPPA LEATHER A-LINE MIDI SKIRT; Mansur Gavriel Low Mule Sandals; Anthropologie Layered Drop Earrings; anthropologie Genusee Core Blue Light Glasses; NARS Audacious Lipstick in mona mahogany; read this there who is maude dixon? by Alexandra Andrews; cos black SATIN-SILK MOLDABLE HEADBAND; clare v. oui coin clutch; anthropologie Aranaz Beaded Tote Bag; cos seamless knitted bra.

wear this there:  hotel palisade public house / sfgirlbybay

wear this there:  hotel palisade public house / sfgirlbybay

wear this there:  hotel palisade public house / sfgirlbybay

wear this there:  hotel palisade public house / sfgirlbybay

wear this there:  hotel palisade public house / sfgirlbybay

wear this there:  hotel palisade public house / sfgirlbybay

wear this there:  hotel palisade public house / sfgirlbybay

wear this there:  hotel palisade public house / sfgirlbybay

wear this there:  hotel palisade public house / sfgirlbybay

wear this there:  hotel palisade public house / sfgirlbybay

perfecting your shelf life.
by victoria comment

5/12/21

built-in shelf nooks displaying glassware. / sfgirlbybay

organizing, sometimes it just feels, well, so overwhelming! but as they say — no time like the present. and i don’t know if you’re like me, but all those little projects i’ve procrastinated on even with all the downtime we had this year are were staring me straight in the face day in and day out. so, it was nice to finally just dive in and take on those projects head-on. adding the recent shelving in my kitchen has been so helpful in organizing my kitchen gear and collectibles and i’m so glad i got around to it. i love how clean and well-organized these kitchen shelves look and they definitely inspired me to get my own project going. i love the pretty built-ins, the vintage cabinetry, and the colored glassware collections really make me smile.  i hope you find some inspiration here to get your own shelving and organizational projects going.

white built-in shelf nooks displaying french goods. / sfgirlbybay

built-in white floating shelves with green and blue glasses and ceramic dishes. / sfgirlbybay

white kitchen shelves and cabinetry with colorful glasses. / sfgirlbybay

white smeg fridge in modern kitchen with white shelving. / sfgirlbybay

white kitchen shelves with vintage glassware and ceramic and wood dishes. / sfgirlbybay

built-in white kitchen shelving. / sfgirlbybay

white smeg fridge in minimalist kitchen with built-in shelving. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed dining room with white glass front cabinet for dishes. / sfgirlbybay

white pantry shelving for glassware and kitchen tools. / sfgirlbybay

modern kitchen with white cabinetry and tile basksplash. / sfgirlbybay

white open kitchen shelves with colored glassware and ceramic dishes. / sfgirlbybay

arched doorway into kitchen pantry with built-in shelving and library ladder. / sfgirlbybay

rustic vintage white cabinet for dish storage. / sfgirlbybay

built-in kitchen storage for mason jars. / sfgirlbybay

white kitchen with open shelving and marble backsplash. / sfgirlbybay

white kitchen pantry with open shelving and glass mason jars. / sfgirlbybay

modern white kitchen with mint green kitchen tools. / sfgirlbybay

white cabinet with glass doors in farmhouse style kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in the order of appearance: bolig; the socialite family; erin scott photography; domino; hege in france; emily henderson; feast home; rue; liliin wonderland; interieur blog; design*sponge; the natos; erin scott photography; domino; @littlegreenshed; somewhere slower; erin scott photography; the local project; design*sponge; crate and barrel; etsy .

color story: mediterranean blue.
by victoria comment

5/11/21

color story: mediterranean blue / sfgirlbybay

maybe it’s my relatively new life near the beach, but this week’s color story is all about living among the deep blue Mediterranean sea. there are many shades of aquatic blue, ranging from turquoise blues to deep-sea darker hues but they’re all quite soothing, and sometimes they even feel a little exotic to me. like a trip to a foreign port, an afternoon in a Mediterranean white-washed bungalow, or a leisurely sail through their beautiful blue seas, these jewel tones just exude calm, but also often take a dramatic, sometimes stormy turn. here are a few of my favorite blue hues and some decor accessories to get you there — and if you like this vibe, you might like to check out my ode to blue pinboard for more. bon voyage to Mediterranean blue.

color story: mediterranean blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: mediterranean blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: mediterranean blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: mediterranean blue / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: Cy Twombly’s home in italy via @theworldofinteriors; white rose by @dritch; lulu & georgia MANDISA LUMBAR PILLOW in DENIM MULTI; inspiration board via naturally danny seo; st. frank MIDNIGHT BLUE GLASS BEADS; dining room via micasa; jayson home Cerulean Pitcher; jayson home Lola Pillow; st. frank DARK VINES INDIGO WALLPAPER; glasses and cups by india hobson; st. frank DARK VINES INDIGO MATCHBOX; diver via travelon bags; lulu & georgia ANENOME art PRINT.

color story: mediterranean blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: mediterranean blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: mediterranean blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: mediterranean blue / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: blue shuttered house via the gifts of life; anthropologie Melamine Dinner Plate; waves via typophile; jayson home Indigo Dishes; bougainvillea by qunel; anthropologie Merida Towel Collection; vintage art poster via chairish; blue doors via light locations; jayson home Finley Vases; abstract portrait painting via chairish; kitchen backsplash tile by @slow_roads; serena & lily Dip-Dyed Stool.

color story: mediterranean blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: mediterranean blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: mediterranean blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: mediterranean blue / sfgirlbybay

• all other photography credits in order of appearance: industrial cabinet by one hazy morning; blue window frames by Kotomi Creations; chair via my scandinavian home; kitchen sink wsj; kitchen inspirations deco; macrame the modern house; blue bedroom via @thesocialitefamily; blue bathroom via digs digs; Cy Twombly’s home in italy via @theworldofinteriors; living room via planete deco; blue shutters via regards et maisons.

indoor urban gardens.
by victoria comment

5/10/21

indoor urban gardens via maven collective / sfgirlbybay

even though i have nothing but admiration for you urban jungle lovers, personally the only place i can maintain a lot of plant life seems to be outdoors — i love playing in my laguna garden! but indoors, i’m more of a one plant wonder kinda girl. i like just one or two (max) plants or trees in a room, and very often opt for a couple of large branches in a big vase over a planted pot. but i do agree that greenery really adds warmth and life to a room and i think one strategically placed plant or vase can really make a lovely impact on a room. try to imagine any of these spaces without any plant life at all and i think you’ll get my drift — kind of cold, right? i also like planting succulents which are a little easier to take care of for those of us without a green thumb. and, if you’re a hiker or urban wanderer like me, it’s even fun to forage for branches in the wild (i even keep a pair of these pruning shears in my car!).

indoor urban gardening / sfgirlbybay

indoor urban gardens / sfgirlbybay

indoor urban gardens / sfgirlbybay

metal bar cart and plant in woven basket. / sfgirlbybay

indoor urban gardens / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: terra cotta pots from lobster & swan; backyard tablescape by sfgirlbybay; fiddle leaf fig via milk decoration; single branch via joel frear; oxalis plant by Belle Fleur de Lis; plant in window by @jessicacomingore; propagating plants via vtwonen; vintage cabinet via hunter & folk; plants and art collection via the identite; plant on mantel by woe and we; window sill by lobster & swan.

potted plants and vintage sideboard. / sfgirlbybay

indoor urban gardens / sfgirlbybay

leanne ford interiors / sfgirlbybay

indoor urban gardens / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: in bed store; one hazy morning; apartment34; cocoon home; jukavo; in bed store; trasto planters; atelier doré; chameleon; plants on radiator via sfgirlbybay; plant collection from the future kept.

indoor urban gardens / sfgirlbybay

indoor urban gardens / sfgirlbybay

• all other photography credits in order of appearance: @mavencollectpdx; sfgirlbybay; home & garden; utsuwa-ku; fantastic frank; my scandinavian home; sebastions; leanne ford interiors; my domaine.

friday finds.
by victoria comment

5/7/21

welcome to the weekend! as you read this i am away from home for the very first time in over a year — so liberating! i’m fully vaccinated and while still being very cautious, i’m in san diego celebrating my dear niece’s 30th birthday. i hope you are all beginning to see the light at the end of this horribly long tunnel and starting to live a fuller life again. i’m embracing the lighter side of life on this week’s friday finds and celebrating spaces full of white. have a wonderful weekend, everyone.

xo, victoria

  1. i love this fluffy white shag pillow from erica tanov’s home collections. erica is known for great clothing collections but have you checked out her really well-curated home goods? you will be glad you did.
  2. featured on australian blog extraordinaire the design files is artist and former gallerist Helen Gory’s beautiful art-filled Victorian home in a suburb of Melbourne. i love this simply decorated bedroom with its eclectic design elements — like the uniquely framed art above the bed. lovely.
  3. this is such a unique architectural design element and creates such an unusual focal point. i don’t think i’d have thought of a round, ‘porthole-like cut-out on the inside of a home, but this joshua tree retreat photographed by anna malmberg took some great design chances.
  4. interior designer leanne ford’s little cabin in the big city project will always remain one of my favorite home renovations. and the ‘fireplace within a fireplace’ is most certainly one of the reasons — i’ve never seen such a clever and more modern fireplace treatment and i’ve saved it away for future reference.
  5. i love everything about this pretty entryway space, mostly because it’s been utilized to its full potential. simply by adding built-in bookcases, they’ve put a bare blank wall to work and by adding an old wooden cabinet on the wall they’ve created a really interesting and useful storage piece as a unique focal point.
  6. the jersey ice cream co. team creates some wonderful renovations and this revolution-era hudson valley home is a perfect example. one easy takeaway i loved was the idea of simply hanging a beautiful vintage slip or piece of lingerie to add a real feminity to a rustic bedroom.
  7. this is such a feminine and pretty bedroom dresser vignette from UK-based photographer & digital creator @polly.florence. just by displaying a collection of your favorite books, art, and personal collectibles you can create something uniquely you.
  8. this is such a beautiful and light-filled dining space. i love how they’ve mixed some very rustic pieces with that very modern chair — all made much more special by those incredible white-washed floors. they’ve created a sweet little window sill, as well.

friday finds designing with white / sfgirlbybay

friday finds designing with white / sfgirlbybay

friday finds designing with white / sfgirlbybay

friday finds designing with white / sfgirlbybay

friday finds designing with white / sfgirlbybay

friday finds designing with white / sfgirlbybay

friday finds designing with white / sfgirlbybay