color story: french blue.
by victoria comment

6/15/21

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

i’ve shared all about blue before in color stories, but i just love the well-known shades of very provincial french blues and i’d definitely say there’s a range of hues that are always en vogue. think of the french riviera or a farmhouse in Provence and you’re getting the idea. blue’s always been a pretty traditional classic, so perhaps we’re’ just giving it a vintage-modern update. vintage is also always in style (in fashion, and in decor) and blue jewel tones lend themselves well to a pairing of rich fabrics upholstered on older pieces — they just live quite well together. blue paired with almost any color is a no-brainer and mustard yellow or wood tones are always dreamy. whether you add a bit of blue through artwork, a beautiful piece of furniture, or a bold accent of floor to ceiling paint, it’s going to look Très Chic, and whether on-trend or not, i think blue has long-lasting legs that aren’t going away anytime soon.

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: blue sofa via clem around the corner; BLUE TULIP SUZANI WALLPAPER from st. frank; LALA PALM LINEN TASSEL CUSHION from karu; vintage blue armoire via atlantis home; PAIR OF OVER-DYED KITCHEN TOWELs from elsie green; vintage WOMAN’S PASTEL PORTRAIT from elsie green; beach umbrellas by stuart cantor photography; Champion Grapes Tray from Jayson home; vintage french sign from elsie green; des grands boulevards hotel in paris via sfgirlbybay; blue latte bowls from Anthropologie; art by Jean Cocteau via artnet.

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: art via equator; kitchen via kinfolk; stripes painting by david hockney; jayson home Pinch Dishes; anthropologie merida towel collection; beach scene by slim aarons; Lemieux et Cie Flatwoven Lulang Indoor/Outdoor Rug; shelving by michele varian; DARK VINES INDIGO THROW PILLOW from st. frank; blue staircase via elsie green; blue chairs via africa moon; vintage dishware from elsie green; Très bien via la cool & chic; orange via isla swim; frédéric hooft’s home via coffee klatch.

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

color story: french blue / sfgirlbybay

• all other photography credits in order of appearance: blue kitchen from the book Made of Wood: In The Home by mark and sally bailey; Niels Strøyer Christophersen’s blue kitchen via THE KINFOLK HOME TOURS; jean coucteau via dani58; inspiration board via naturally danny seo; cafe chairs via domino; print tablecloth via the world of interiors; blue striped walls via nordroom; blue bannister via desire to inspire; dark blue bedroom via libertyn interiors; blue wallpapered bedroom via homes to love; bertoia chairs from the socialite family; leather chaise lounge via elsie green; dining room via libertyn interiors; blue wainscoting via @tmagazine.

kitchen gear for we gourmands.
by victoria comment

6/14/21

vintage modern kitchen accoutrement and decor inspiration / sfgirlbybay

kitchen accouterment for we gourmands — i’m really into it. if you saw my recent wee kitchen makeover, you may have noticed i have a lot of kitchen collectibles. i just can’t help myself for some reason. maybe because i love to cook and enjoy spending time in my kitchen, playing with my various gadgets both new and vintage, and i love great vessels for all those kitchen spoons, spatulas, and tools. i also have a ton of serving pieces, because i love hosting dinner parties and cooking for friends. so i’m definitely a collector. i’ve found lots of resources for these contraptions and cookware, from the french flea markets where i shop for super marché (check out my accessory collections), to online sources like elsie greenfood52, Etsy, and sur la table, and even amazon just to name a few. i also repurpose good-looking old wine bottles (for serving water), jars, and even those cute glass yogurt containers, which are perfect and pretty for serving condiments on your dining table. here are a few of my favorite looks, and sources for creating your own unique collection of kitchen accouterment.

simple kitchen shelves with assorted vintage jars and dishware. / sfgirlbybay

simple kitchen shelves with assorted vintage jars and dishware. / sfgirlbybay

 

simple kitchen with white shelving and white smeg fridge. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern kitchen accoutrement and decor inspiration / sfgirlbybay
clockwise, l to r: napkins and basket by heather bullard; Vintage Round German Bread Board from food52; honey spoons via rocky hedge farm; Tuscan Terra Cotta Vase, Small Double-Handled Urn from pottery barn; vintage painting by penny wincer photography; portable picnic bar from super marché; vintage-inspired dishwashing set from food52; Heavyweight Gold Measuring Cups & Spoons Set from food52; Smeg Retro Style Coffee Maker Machine; handmade ceramic platter from paper and clay studio; our place always pan with steamer and wooden spoon handle; studio paradissi wall print; White Enameled Tin Soap Dish with Tray & Black Rim from creative co-op; ceramic cups by heather bullard.

vintage modern kitchen accoutrement and decor inspiration / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern kitchen accoutrement and decor inspiration / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern kitchen accoutrement and decor inspiration / sfgirlbybay

vintage wall-mounted dish rack with vintage dishes and glass vessels. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern kitchen accoutrement and decor inspiration / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern kitchen accoutrement and decor inspiration / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: shelf styling by @annalandstedt; Century 16oz Glasses In Amber by yield design co.; black industrial pendant lamp by kinarino; Gold Lip Dish from up in the air somewhere; Vintage Found long German Baguette Board from food52; vintage stove via a joyful journey; kitchen counter styling via design*sponge; set of three dipping bowls from elsie green; anthropologie Marbled Acacia Cheese Board; Aguas Por Favor artwork by RF Alvarez; vintage portrait painting by penny wincer photography; Savory Salt Set from elsie green; collection of breadboards by @saarmanche; food52 Five Two Stackable Glassware; rustic shelving via valdirose.

vintage modern kitchen accoutrement and decor inspiration / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern kitchen with vintage decor and accessories. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern kitchen accoutrement and decor inspiration / sfgirlbybay

• all other photography credits in order of appearance: emiko davies’ kithcen via my Scandinavian home; open shelving via micasa; amanda frederickson’s kitchen via domino; smeg fridge via olivia Thébaut; kitchen by anna malmberg photography; @coco.kelley’s open kitchen shelving; chez brooke noel-morgan via milk decoration; plate shelves via turbulences deco; emiko davies’ kitchen via my scandinavian home; rustic kitchen shelving via valdirose; jars displayed on open shelves via micasa; butcher block kitchen from The Scandinavian Home book by Niki Brantmark; leanne ford’s cabin kitchen via sfgirlbybay.