best of / color story: gray-green.
by victoria comment

12/30/21

color story: decorating with shades of gray-green / sfgirlbybay

maybe you’re familiar with this shade of barely-there gray-green. it’s the color of the sea when the skies turn stormy and reflect upon the water, turning everything a murky shade of green that’s dramatic and yet calming at the same time. it was the shade of the pacific this morning as i took my walk and so here we are — inspiration comes in many forms. it’s also the shade of pale green succulents, the misty light at a certain time of the morning, japanese ceramics, jade, and all things aged with time and turned to patina. so it’s the kind of color that surrounds us in nature and can be very subtle and almost goes unnoticed but i find it superbly serene and underrated so it’s this week’s color story.

color story: decorating with shades of gray-green / sfgirlbybay

color story: decorating with shades of gray-green / sfgirlbybay

color story: decorating with shades of gray-green / sfgirlbybay

color story: decorating with shades of gray-green / sfgirlbybay

color story: decorating with shades of gray-green / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: eames chair by Jonas Ingerstedt photography; swimmer via raye well being; urban outfitters Ansel Table Lamp; surfrider hotel by m.k. sadler photography; anthropologie Dip-Dyed Incense Holder; cabinet by Jonas Ingerstedt photography; Portugal balcony via the addresses; Wild Bonsai Sphere from anthropologie; urban outfitters Reema Floor Cushion; swimming pool via milk magazine; anthropologie aged Ceramic Moss Drip Vase; new moon studio Handmade Wheel Thrown Stoneware Nested Bowls Set; doorway with tile by anyone girl; bloomist DRIED MANZANITA WITH LEAVES; Tinted Glass Cloche from anthropologie.

color story: decorating with shades of gray-green / sfgirlbybay

color story: decorating with shades of gray-green / sfgirlbybay

color story: decorating with shades of gray-green / sfgirlbybay

color story: decorating with shades of gray-green / sfgirlbybay

color story: decorating with shades of gray-green / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: MagicLinen Waffle Throw from urban outfitters; sparkling sea by m.k. sadler photography; vintage steel folding chair from super marché; tabletop via milk decoration; vintage honey jar from elsie green; PAIR OF TWIST BEESWAX TAPERS from elsie green; vintage faux bamboo mirrors from super marché; Handmade Ceramic Bowl by Art by brianna joy; fine art photography coastal print by my little pixels; modern beach house by Dionisio González via @thepoetryofmaterialthings; staircase by anna malmberg photography; graphic sea view via this isn’t happiness; inspiration board via the poetry of material things; Ceramic Wall Planter For Succulents from free folding; shell collection via masumi; MAISON BALZAC Volute Candlestick Holder; butterfly chair via remodelista.

color story: decorating with shades of gray-green / sfgirlbybay

color story: decorating with shades of gray-green / sfgirlbybay

color story: decorating with shades of gray-green / sfgirlbybay

color story: decorating with shades of gray-green / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits: click on the image which will take you to its original source. in the case of my collages, the links are listed just below clockwise from left to right.

best of / it’s curtains for you!
by victoria comment

12/29/21

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

yep, it’s curtains for you, but i mean it in the best way possible (not like some dastardly cartoon character!). i’m talking about kitchen sink or cabinet skirts, which come in quite handy if you’ve got unsightly plumbing or not ideal-looking cabinets. popular in european kitchens and an easy and affordable way to give your kitchen (or for that matter – a dishwasher, laundry room, bathroom, or office) an updated look that’s not only practical but pretty, too. and these aren’t your granny’s sink skirts, but instead some quite modern takes on the old rustic curtains you may have seen in yesteryears. i’m not the ultimate diy’r but i think taking existing longer curtains and giving them a shorter hem to fit your counter space would be fairly easy. or grabbing some Curtain Rings with Decorative clips and clipping them to fabric panels — or as i did in my kitchen and repurposing moroccan towels for curtains. i’ve also linked to a few ready-made options i found on etsy and other online shops. here are some great looks i found for you. looks like a pretty simple makeover, right?

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

photo credits clockwise from r to l: kitchen sink curtain with smeg from herz and blut; linen curtains using clips from improvised life; diy sink skirt from martha stewart; diy skirt from apartment therapy; linen sink skirt via lantliv; urban outfitters Averi Pompom Gauze Curtain; checked curtain panel with ties from not perfect linen; french stripe kitchen cabinet curtain via fleaing france; Martha Stewart Laguna Stripe Semi-Sheer Tie Tab Curtain Panel Pair; black skirted kitchen cabinets via regards set maisons; two-tone linen sink skirt via design*sponge.

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits: click on the image which will take you to its original source. in the case of my collages, the links are listed just below clockwise from left to right.