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