best of: cozy modern.
by victoria comment


cozy modern art and decor. / sfgirlbybay

this is what i would call cozy modern. eclectic spaces that while definitely have a very vintage vibe, don’t swing in the direction of ‘country’ and instead are a little more modern. and they get that way with the addition of contemporary lighting and artwork, bringing in the latest on-trend greenery, and are much more a mixed bag and less matchy-matchy. it’s as if you perhaps inherited a family heirloom, like your grandmother’s windsor chairs but then paired them with a burl wood countertop you made from scratch (like you see below). lesson? don’t be afraid to mix and match what’s old and new, and just keep what you love. because what you love will ultimately make for a very happy, cozy modern home.

green pendant lamps with art gallery wall. / sfgirlbybayflroal arrangement and artwork on table. / sfgirlbybaymodern white lamp and wicker daybed. / sfgirlbybayeclectic decor in modern living room. / sfgirlbybaymodern floor lamp with potted plants. / sfgirlbybayornate crown modling and bohemian modern bedroom decor. / sfgirlbybayeclectic modern decor. / sfgirlbybaymodern home office. / sfgirlbybayeclectic gallery wall. / sfgirlbybaylive edge wood desk and white wall paneling in modern kitchen. / sfgirlbybaymodern black lamp in eclectic living room. / sfgirlbybay

• photo credits in order of appearance: lobster and swan; vogue; a daily something; artilleriet; sketch42; vtwonen; apartment therapy; the future kept; fox meets bear; hitta hem; inside closet; @blissblog; lobster and swan; sköna hem; domino; isabelle mcallister; hotel covell via c magazine; boston magazine.

best of: lovely reasons to be lazy.
by victoria comment


zen bedroom with white walls, built-in bookcases and mustard throw blanket. / sfgirlbybay

it’s a fact for many of us: when alarm clocks go off everywhere across the land, and all we want to do is ignore them. press the snooze and luxuriate just a little while longer in bed. most especially if you’ve created a perfect place to be lazy — a sublime little bedroom with just the simplest of necessities — the softest bedding, your favorite books at your reach and some pretty lighting to read them by. i love these very zen bedroom spaces — nothing too fussy and all of them present lovely reasons to be lazy just a little longer.

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• photography credits in order of appearance: inside out magazine; pretty little fawn; rue magazine; pretty little fawn; the hall studio; freunde von freunden; remodelista; leanne ford interiors; dwell magazine; world of interiors; birgitta wolfgang drejer; @josefin.haag; apartment therapy ; @cannellevanille; leanne ford interiors; est living; remodelista; anne-claire roché photography; lonny magazine; @masseriamoroseta; stadshem; these four walls; jersey ice cream co; leanne ford interiors; ana degenaar; inside out magazine; milk decoration.

best of: flights of fancy.
by victoria comment


chandelier in modern living room. / sfgirlbybay

there are days when the mind wanders and we dream of living elsewhere, right? i mean, as much as we love our own homes, we can occasionally get that feeling that ‘the grass is always greener’ somewhere else. for me it can be the dream of living in a place with uber tall and very ornate ceilings — someplace like antwerp, or paris, london, or even brooklyn where their brownstones have enviable architectural details such as these. here in southern california we aren’t as apt to have these skyscraper tall ceilings and beautiful crown moldings, except for in the odd victorian still left standing in certain neighborhoods like angelino heights or hancock park, and of course mansions in beverly hills. but the average homes here in L.A. aren’t like these fancy spaces, so today i’m dreaming about being able to decorate a space like one of these — especially if that means contrasting all the ornate with a modern edge. — come along with me, won’t you?

tall ceilings with crown molding. / sfgirlbybay

ornate crown moldings and tall ceilings. / sfgirlbybay

tall ceiling home decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

tall doorway with ornate molding. / sfgirlbybay

modern living room with ornate moldings and tall ceiling. / sfgirlbybay

ornate moldings in modern living room with tall ceiling. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring living room decor with tall ceiling and ornate molding. / sfgirlbybay

ornate moldings and tall ceilings in modern loft. / sfgirlbybay

white walls with tall ceilings and ornate moldings. / sfgirlbybay

modern home with ornate moldings and tall ceilings. / sfgirlbybay

living room with white ornate molding and fireplace. / sfgirlbybay

ornate molding and fireplace in modern living room. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring living room with ornate molding and tall ceiling. / sfgirlbybay

• photo credits in order of appearance: home of fanny moizant via ring the belle; vogue living; swedish furniture; heidi’s bridge; Morgane Sézalory’s home via a cup of jo; Ellie Goulding’s apartment via cargo collective; cote maison; Angelika Taschen’s home via sandra semburg ; home of Matthew Brookes via elle; elle decor; domino; frank leder’s apartment via catview; dust jacket; grace spain; white & faded; fashion gone rouge; emma hos.