just because: fruit.
by victoria comment


wine and fruit styled simply. / sfgirlbybay

sometimes, perhaps rather selfishly, i want to post just a series of beautiful images here that inspire me based around a general theme. i see these images pop up in my pinterest saves and there is very often a method to my madness, although i may not realize it at the time. then, all of a sudden i definitely see a pattern — a smattering of images with a similar vibe, if you will — or maybe it’s a common color palette. i thought it might be fun to share those images with you — well, just because. because i find them beautifully unique and i hope you will too. this time around it’s fruit. yep, fruit in all it’s glorious, natural beauty. styled simply, but oh so inspiring. and hey — good for you, too!

fruit with seeds spilling out. / sfgirlbybay

pear still life painting. / sfgirlbybay

fruit on table with pink table cloth. / sfgirlbybay

woman holding up a plastic grocery bag with fruit. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring fruit photography. / sfgirlbybay

kitchen still life with tall branch in ceramic jug on table. / sfgirlbybay

cut bananas and pears on pink backdrop. / sfgirlbybay

fruit and pitcher still life painting. / sfgirlbybay

citrus fruit styled simply on table with ceramic plate and knife. / sfgirlbybay

tangerines on pink backdrop in ceramic dishes. / sfgirlbybay

rustic styled kitchenwares and fruit with eggs on tabletop. / sfgirlbybay

peaches on white table cloths with stains. / sfgirlbybay

market fruit photographed from above. / sfgirlbybay

fruit on a beach blanket. / sfgirlbybay

plantains still on the vine on kitchen tabletop. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: meant simply; adam kremer photography; @stvdiobrooklyn; johanna Tagada; julia stotz;  Sanyu Still Life; adam kremer photography; herriott grace juicers; sanyu; adam kremer photography; lamignonette; @margaret__zhang/; SANDA VUCKOVIC PAGAIMO photography; @snowcoyoteofficial; Sarah Blais photography; @rudyjude; Beau Travail aime; Sanyu/常玉 1901-1966; @elliebaygulov; sarah laird; DarioM_72; @alysonsharon; sabon home ; @snowcoyoteofficial; clarisse demory.

at home in france with olivia thebaut.
by Ezz Wilson comment


old world home of Olivia Thebaut in france. / sfgirlbybay

Olivia Thebaut probably has one of the most soothing, therapeutic homes I’ve come across so far. During this wet and wintry slog, I found myself completely relaxed by looking through all the shots of the photographer’s airy and perfectly relaxed home in the Médoc region of France, where Olivia lives with her husband, Julien, and their son, Joseph. The house sits 20 minutes from the Atlantic ocean and is surrounded by vineyards, and I love how their interiors reflect both the understated and breezy energy of beachside living and the sophisticated, Old World patina of a traditional French chateau. How lovely are those time-worn walls, exposed rafter ceilings, and chippy, clay tiles?? Well, it’s good to be back from the holiday break, and I hope you had a beautiful, joyful December and that your holidays weren’t too hectic — and that maybe you even had moments as relaxing as that very last hammock shot!

cheers, ezz.

whitewashed home in france with low profile modern wood daybed. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern kitchen in Olivia Thebaut's home in france. / sfgirlbybay

graphic art print in Olivia Thebaut's home. / sfgirlbybay

industrial concrete wall with modern daybed and mismatched throw pillows and cushions. / sfgirlbybay

small art prints and bohemian hanging macrame plant holder. / sfgirlbybay

modern home of Olivia Thebaut in france. / sfgirlbybay

bohemian modern daybed in home of Olivia Thebaut in france. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern kitchen with white smeg fridge. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern kitchen accessories. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern kitchen accessories and homewares. / sfgirlbybay

white-washed minimalist kitchen in france with white smeg fridge. / sfgirlbybay

white smeg fridge and glass kitchen storage containers on open shelves. / sfgirlbybay

Olivia Thebaut's modern home in france. / sfgirlbybay

Olivia Thebaut's ceramic mug collection. / sfgirlbybay

rustic modern dining room with mint green surf board wall decor and beamed ceilings. / sfgirlbybay

rustic modern kitchen in Olivia Thebaut's french home. / sfgirlbybay

rustic modern bedroom with linen bedding. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern home of Olivia Thebaut in france. / sfgirlbybay

at home in france with Olivia Thebaut. / sfgirlbybay

mantel in home of Olivia Thebaut in france. / sfgirlbybay

nursery in home of Olivia Thebaut in france. / sfgirlbybay

window looking out into rose garden. / sfgirlbybay

outdoor dinign set on the lawn. / sfgirlbybay

outdoor striped hammock. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Olivia Thebaut, also via her instagram.

a cozy cottage on fire island.
by victoria comment


rustic dining table with mismatched chairs. / sfgirlbybay

still wishing you were away in a holiday home somewhere other than here busy getting back into it all? yeah, me too — and this fire island home will fit the bill just fine, thank you. i imagine it to be a so cozy in the winter months and i could settle in by that beautiful white brick fireplace quite nicely with a stack of design magazines or a good book. featured recently on maryn, i was inspired right away by that white on white look with divine vintage vibes — and the fact that you can only get to this shingled cottage by the sea via ferry ride sounds pretty idyllic indeed.

painted white brick fireplace and mantel. / sfgirlbybay

cozy built-in sofa bench in fire island cottage. / sfgirlbybay

white-washed living room. / sfgirlbybay

vintage portrait painting. / sfgirlbybay

cozy cottage living room with white walls and floors. / sfgirlbybay

dried grasses in ceramic vase. / sfgirlbybay

white-washed kitchen with painted white island. / sfgirlbybay

white-washed decor and furnishings in fire island cottage. / sfgirlbybay

white-washed kitchen storage in fire island cottage. / sfgirlbybay

unique stacked bedside tables. / sfgirlbybay

rustic outdoor patio. / sfgirlbybay

dark wood shingles on fire island cottage. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via maryn.