wear this there: kavalleriet cafe.
by victoria comment

3/25/21

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

in this week’s wear this there we’re headed to one of my favorite cities, stockholm to a fairly new café conveniently located next door to the Performing Arts Museum and the Swedish Music Hall of Fame. we’re headed to the very cozy kavalleriet cafe in Stockholm’s Östermalm district, so after a day of perusing the local art scene you can pop into one of the city’s oldest industrial buildings for some of kavalleriet’s unique open-faced sandwiches or one of their signature pizzas, like their Umami pizza — Fior di latte, portabello, truffle, and black kale. oh yes! it’s still a little chilly in sweden so we’re layering up with a super cozy, chunky poncho over a silky slip and a delicious chocolate brown coat. pair that for a casual brunch vibe with some relaxed chinos and converse hightops and a soft beanie and fun sling bag. while waiting for your table, i highly recommend reading A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza. i just finished this very moving story of what it means to be both an American and Muslim family today — a novel of love, identity, and belonging that eloquently examines two cultures, seeking to find their place in the world, as well as the path back home.

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: cos silk under dress top; free people Loopy Mango Poncho; free people Relaxed Boyfriend Chino Pants; Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Top Sneakers; cos color-block socks; Krewe Pier Sunglasses; read this there A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza; Chan Luu Beaded Hoops; Coqui Coqui Flor de Naranjo Eau De Parfum; Janessa Leone Piper Beanie; free people A.S.98 Beacon Sling bag; cos ALPACA-WOOL MIX SHORT COAT.

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: kavalleriet cafe stockholm / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: @mariainesgul.
by victoria comment

3/24/21

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

today’s instagram worthy feed is one of my long-time favorites. and it’s perhaps a little bit different than our normal photography selections because it’s primarily all just beautifully whimsical illustrations. have you had the pleasure of discovering @mariainesgul as yet? i think her lovely feed might be just what you need right now. i find the illustration work of london-based artist and designer Maria-Ines Gul just so uplifting and enchanting. her expressive portraits, textile narratives, fashion illustrations, and decorative typography all just exude such charm, and i find them often are quite thought-provoking and perhaps a little bit ironic. not surprisingly, she’s been commissioned by the likes of the new yorker, Gucci, and even the united nations. if you’re as smitten by @mariainesgul as i am, you can also shop her art prints and adorable pin badges in her online shop, and for more from Maria-Ines Gul check out her online portfolio and of course, follow her on instagram.

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

instagram worthy: artist @mariainesgul / sfgirlbybay

• photography by @mariainesgul.

on trend: the black bed frame.
by victoria comment

3/23/21

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

i’ve noticed a whole lotta black bed frames lately and quite like the dramatic look they provide, especially when paired with lots of contrasting white walls which really make those pretty bed frames pop. i’ve had several black bed frames in my day, but since moving to laguna it didn’t really suit the vibe i was going for, but i had both Jenny Lind queen-sized bed and the daybed, too, and loved them. the daybed was great for extra sleeping space for guests and had storage space underneath as well — great for a kid’s room. if you like the look on a wrought iron bed frame, you might check out lulu & georgia’s maddie bed or Anthropologie’s deco bed above — both are beauties. i’ve rounded up a few looks to show you how great they look. here’s to the always classic and beautiful black bedframe — they never go out of style.

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: Crate & Barrel’s Jenny Lind bed via sfgirlbybay; the captain’s rest airbnb; black spindle bed via design*sponge; ornata antique bed via ideal home; Crate & Barrel’s Jenny Lind bed via sfgirlbybay; black spindle bed via @mamawatters; black bed frame via schoolhouse; vintage black bed from coqui coqui; COLESTIN BED from rejuvenation; jenny lind daybed via @parachutehome.

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

on trend: the black bed frame / sfgirlbybay

•photography credits in order of appearance: Anthropologie deco bed; black iron bed via apartment therapy; black upholstered bed via sfgirlbybay; the captain’s rest via the society inc.; art deco bed at Miss Clara Hotel by @snapsbymartin; Crate & Barrel’s Jenny Lind bed via remodelista; Hotel Il Palazzo Experimental via sight unseen; black four-poster bed via front + main; vintage four-poster bed from diana marie home; a href=”https://rstyle.me/+AFNe9S2fdVFA4QrLgs9WHw”>Crate & Barrel’s Jenny Lind bed via remodelista; vintage iron bed via the everygirl; the captain’s rest airbnb; black iron bed via my paradissi.

color story: spring has sprung.
by victoria comment

3/22/21

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

spring has sprung everywhere i look — the sun has made its glorious appearance quite evident and my garden is blooming beautifully because of it. it’s my happy place so i’m extremely grateful for it so i thought this week’s color story could be best shared with the bounty of spring. so much color brings an unexpected mood shift and i’m so thankful for that at such a difficult time, not just for me because of my recent loss of lucy, but the general state of affairs we’ve all been experiencing due to covid and world affairs. i hope this post helps bring you some cheer and lightness. to the start of your week. happy monday!

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

image credits, l to r: dahlias from @holidaymagazine; checked tablecloth from @tmagazine; vintage painting of dahlias in a green vase from super marché; floral print via @maisondelaluz; fruit market by @piariverola; words from the book Dealing With Procrastination: Eliminating The Thief Of Time; cocktails via graf lantz collection; paisley print umbrellas from businessandpleasure_co; vintage green chairs from rejuvenation vintage; picnic set from ofelia home decor; Madame Ganna Walska via pacific horticulture; Louis Sherry chocolatet boxes and books from @bookshop_us.

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

image credits, l to r: girl with hat via fashion gone rogue; picnic from repeller; wait and see shopping tote from wait and see ; textile art by KAROLINE HERMANSEN; field of flowers via @synchrodogs_official; bon tucson moroccan hat; free people Junes Everyday Mesh Tote; birds book via schierke; vintage jumpsuit via sophia; urban outfitters To-Go Market Bag; pink jumpsuit by @helmstedt_; geraniums by lobster & swan.

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

image credits, l to r: aqua blue bathroom from the socialite family; pink glasses from super marché; orange blossoms from valley girl soldier; c’est la vie print from a spring bear; vintage folding chairs by @morganmunday; Sifnos, Greece yellow door by @joewhoward; floral prints via montse garriga; artwork by @grabkoivan; geraniums by lobster & swan; Cecil Touchon Collages via gabi martin; vintage glassware by @pernilleenoch; gucci via the impression.

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

color story: spring has sprung / sfgirlbybay

• remaining photography credits in order of appearance: Riad Jardin Secret via @valentinecinier; avocados by julia stolz photography; decorative plates via behomm; luis barragon house via arch daily; matchbooks via my domaine; lady krishna’s home via the fold; dining space by @villamagnan; Monterosso, Italy via @whatitalyis; plants by salvo lópez photography; yellow cabinet from the socialite family; shelving from the modern house; luis barragon house staircase by salvo lópez photography; a map of dreams floral collage; art by stephanie gonot; Sarah Eisenlohr collage via cross connect magazine.

friday finds.
by victoria comment

3/19/21

vintage display cabinet with potted houseplants via coco kelley. / sfgirlbybay

i’m back this week but i’m still really struggling without my sidekick lucy, if i’m to be completely honest. the quiet without her is just so intense, but working keeps my head from going to the sad places, so it’s time for yet another friday finds. i’m embracing the new light that comes with daylight savings, and trying to spend more time foraging in the garden for floral branches (our citrus trees smell amazing!) and bringing some of the great outdoors inside, which is definitely therapeutic for me. i hope you have a great weekend outdoors, too.

xo, victoria

  1. we’ve shared this epic Antwerp-based apartment before, but there appears to be fresh pics, as featured on coco kelley recently. i didn’t see this very cool vintage display cabinet before, surrounded by greenery. oh la la!
  2. i’ve been looking for new, spring styling inspiration for around the laguna cottage, and i love this look. it’s from an australian country home that’s truly eclectic, so have a peek at the whole tour.
  3. i’m in love with this artist’s loft studio and its whitewashed brick. it’s the studio space of Brooklyn-based artist landon metz and his beautiful graphic artwork is worthy of a visit, too.
  4. i’ve found a single banana leaf can go a long way to add style, and often pick them from my own yard and pop them into a big vase. in the case — prop, food & interior stylist anne parker knows how to get the most of out of hers. so simple, beautiful — and they last almost forever!
  5. ithis is such a wonderful rustic wood table and i love this one. such a nice shape not only for communal dining but for stacking coffee table books and unique collectibles, as well. dual-purpose furniture is a favorite of mine.
  6. we’ve featured @kawa_heart_studio amazing home on the blog before, but i never tire of her lovely studio space. those fabulous windows get me every time and i love how simply it’s decorated — the appreciation for the light just makes center stage.
  7. one thing i’d really like to do when covid restrictions lift is take some pottery classes. i took one class a while back before the quarantine began and i found it so relaxing and creatively inspiring at the same time. i’d love to get good enough to create pieces like these for myself as well as gifts for friends and family.
  8. my design hero leanne ford has gone and done it yet again with this laid back dining room captured by @tessaneustadt. i love the unexpected use of a skateboard as decor, paired with vintage artwork and mirrors. the rusty red-painted wicker chairs are great, too.

collection of vintage frames and art. / sfgirlbybay

artist loft studio space / sfgirlbybay

single banana leaf in glass vase via prop stylist anne parker. / sfgirlbybay

farmhouse dining table / sfgirlbybay

artist studio / sfgirlbybay

black and white ceramics / sfgirbybay

oversized paper lantern over rustic wood dining table with red wicker chairs designed by leanne ford and photographed by @tessaneustadt. / sfgirlbybay