the little black shack.
by victoria comment

5/17/21

the little black shack, sydney australia / sfgirlbybay

On the water’s edge of Pittwater’s pristine Western shore near sydney, australia is the very dreamy the little black shack. originally hand-built by fishermen around the 1930s, the shack was an early refuge for fishermen camping with their families at Palm Beach on the site that is now Palm Beach Golf Course. now it’s been given new life as a private eco-retreat with the ambition to positively influence the environment and the black shack’s guests, one couple, one weekend at a time. while @thelittleblackshack is just an hour from Palm Beach in Sydney in Great Mackerel Beach and a mile from Palm Beach, once there, you’ll feel a million miles from anywhere. No roads, no cars, and no shops, at the little black shack you’re surrounded by the bush, the sea, and the sky, and overlook Great Mackerel Beach, Pittwater, Palm Beach, Broken Bay, and beyond. i’m definitely putting this charming beach shack on my must-visit list. for details, visit the little black shack.

the little black shack, sydney australia / sfgirlbybay

the little black shack, sydney australia / sfgirlbybay

the little black shack, sydney australia / sfgirlbybay

the little black shack, sydney australia / sfgirlbybay

the little black shack, sydney australia / sfgirlbybay

the little black shack, sydney australia / sfgirlbybay

the little black shack, sydney australia / sfgirlbybay

the little black shack, sydney australia / sfgirlbybay

the little black shack, sydney australia / sfgirlbybay

the little black shack, sydney australia / sfgirlbybay

the little black shack, sydney australia / sfgirlbybay

the little black shack, sydney australia / sfgirlbybay

the little black shack, sydney australia / sfgirlbybay

the little black shack, sydney australia / sfgirlbybay

the little black shack, sydney australia / sfgirlbybay

the little black shack, sydney australia / sfgirlbybay

the little black shack, sydney australia / sfgirlbybay

the little black shack, sydney australia / sfgirlbybay

the little black shack, sydney australia / sfgirlbybay

friday finds.
by victoria comment

5/14/21

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

how is it time for friday finds yet again? how is it already mid-may? time flies even when you’re cooped up in covid, it seems. but we’re almost getting our freedom and i for one am itching to get out of the house, and back to the flea markets! this week’s finds have a vintage slant, i’d say and i hope you find them inspiring. have a wonderful weekend, everyone.

xo, victoria

  1. i’ve just recently stumbled upon this pretty blog from denmark, merneé and this feature on the copenhagen home is a good example of why — lovely home decor inspiration. this is the home of the owner of a japanese-inspired shop called the general store in copenhagen, which i’m going to do a deep dive into soon!
  2. one of my favorite french lighting designers in lyon-based woe and wee collection and i love their latest wall sconce installation at Tinah Paris, gorgeous apartments for rent in the 2nd arrondissement of paris. looks so cozy, doesn’t it?!
  3. i love everything about this beautifully tiled space — it’s taller silvestre photographed by coke bartrina, a charming homewares shop in madrid, spain. if you’re not traveling there any time soon, you can shop online, but i’m putting this beautiful place on my must-visit list.
  4. this is yet another gorgeous home and what i like about this is, again, the unexpected pairing of the very modern framed photographic print with the antique settee and contemporary lighting sconce. it’s all so simple and yet it works beautifully as a team.
  5. i’m still really into sculptures and i love this image photographed by romain laprade (and i love those vintage-looking draperies as a photo backdrop, too). our team keeps hunting the french flea markets for some good ones for super marché (and for moi).
  6. this is a simply gorgeous image of @galerie_half, one of L.A.s’ best high-end vintage shops taken by @shadedeggesphotography and (yet again!) that sculpture is to die for. their instagram is always super inspiring, too!
  7. this bedroom had me at bonjour, because — ah, you guessed it — her fabulous vintage portrait painting perched above that beautiful bed. we’ve got a couple of great paintings in super marché right now should you like to get the look.
  8. this perfectly styled countertop styled by Jenn Elliott Blake just makes me happy. i imagine the woodpile eventually building a warm, cozy fire, and the placement of the vintage painting, mirror, and glass cloche just looks sublime. simple, but beautiful.

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

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.