good reads: rip & tan.
by victoria comment

8/7/18

beamed ceilings in modern austin home. / sfgirlbybay

i’m always drooling over the abundance of beautiful objects from jenni kayne, but their blog rip & tan inspires me in so many ways, too. they seem to locate and share the dreamiest homes and their latest feature of Austin-based photographer Kate Zimmerman is no different. such a pretty space with those high beamed ceilings and all that lovely natural wood — minimal, but so warm and inviting, too. if you happen to like her style, you can shop it too — look no further than jenni kayne’s homeware collection to fit the bill perfectly.

Austin-based photographer Kate Zimmerman's home. / sfgirlbybay

photographer Kate Zimmerman's Austin home featured in rip & tan. / sfgirlbybay

Austin-based photographer Kate Zimmerman's home photographed for rip & tan. / sfgirlbybay

austin home of photographer Kate Zimmerman. / sfgirlbybay

rip & tan feature of Austin-based photographer Kate Zimmerman's home. / sfgirlbybay

Austin-based photographer Kate Zimmerman's modern austin home. / sfgirlbybay

rip and tan tour of Austin-based photographer Kate Zimmerman's home. / sfgirlbybay

Austin-based photographer Kate Zimmerman's inspiring kitchen decor. / sfgirlbybay

rustic modern home of Austin-based photographer Kate Zimmerman. / sfgirlbybay

photographer Kate Zimmerman's home featured on rip & tan blog. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of rip & tan.

the blackened kitchen.
by victoria comment

8/6/18

black kitchen cabinets by DeVoL. / sfgirlbybay

DeVol has done it again with this beautiful black kitchen. called the ‘Chipping Norton Kitchen’, its glamorous glossy black cupboards paired with those statement-making San Simone Quartzite worktops and beautiful hints of warm brass and copper look so chic. devol took their simple Shaker cupboards and painted them in their Printer’s Black shade, deep and dark and daring and oh so gorgeous. The worktops are one of the latest additions to the deVOL collection, San Simone Quartzite, a natural stone sourced from Brazil with that stunning black grain running through them. i love those transom windows around the perimeter of the ceiling, too — with the skylight, they really brighten up the dramatic look of the whole kitchen and the greenery paired with all that black looks fabulous.

modern black and white kitchen by DeVOL. / sfgirlbybay

dramatic black kitchen cabinetry with brass pulls. / sfgirlbybay

modern kitchen by deVOL with black cabinetry and quartzite countertops. / sfgirlbybay

deVOL collections kitchen with black cabinetry and quartzite countertops. / sfgirlbybay

modern kitchen by deVOL with black cabinetry and quartzite countertops. / sfgirlbybay

black cabinetry and skylight in modern deVOL collections kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

deVOL kitchen design with black cabinetry and quartzite countertops. / sfgirlbybay

dramatic black kitchen cabinets with quartzite countertops and backsplash. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of DeVol.

a neutral los angeles oasis.
by Chelsea Jackson comment

8/6/18

Echo Park dwelling of Homepolish designer Melanie Burstin. / sfgirlbybay

I always wonder what it must be like to be a bonafide designer and work on your own space — is it more stressful? easier to source the perfect pieces? just as confusing? probably all of the above! With her tranquil Echo Park dwelling, Homepolish designer Melanie Burstin proves that it’s definitely just as stylish. From finding the perfect balance of minimalism and accessorized to nailing the “warm and comfortable” vibe, Melanie definitely hit her stride in the 650 square foot home.

She told Domino, “My style is modern and minimal, but warm. It’s really important to me that a space feels chic and exciting, but comfortable and inviting. I think, in design, I’m a minimalist—but probably not in other aspects of my life (for example, my wardrobe). Every friend of mine who comes over and sees my home comments on how my bedroom inspires them to want to get rid of all their belongings and furniture. That wasn’t my intention, but I really wanted it to feel relaxing, and like a retreat. For me, that means less is more.”

Keep scrolling for all of the bright and airy California goodness!

xx, chelsea

Homepolish designer Melanie Burstin's modern echo park home. / sfgirlbybay

minimlist modern bedroom of Homepolish designer Melanie Burstin. / sfgirlbybay

oak dining table and chairs in designer Melanie Burstin's home. / sfgirlbybay

Homepolish designer Melanie Burstin's home in echo park. / sfgirlbybay

Homepolish designer Melanie Burstin's echo park, california home. / sfgirlbybay

modern living room in Homepolish designer Melanie Burstin's echo park home. / sfgirlbybay

Echo Park dwelling of Homepolish designer Melanie Burstin. / sfgirlbybay

graphic art print in Homepolish designer Melanie Burstin's l.a. home. / sfgirlbybay

Homepolish designer Melanie Burstin's l.a. home. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Tessa Neustadt for domino and emily henderson.