living room summer revise.
by victoria comment

6/27/22

decorating with vintage suzani from jayson home / sfgirlbybay

in case you may have been wondering where i moved my beloved vintage bamboo daybed after i turned the guest room into a dining room, it’s right here — smack in the middle of my living room. well, not exactly the middle, but perfectly placed in front of my french doors to enjoy the beach breeze. i wasn’t in love with the mattress cover and it was showing a lot of wear, as well, so i went on the hunt for a pretty textile that would compliment the rug and found the absolute perfect solution at one of my favorite resources for home goods and furniture, jayson home. their collection of vintage suzanis has always had my eye, and this one was the ideal color palette for the room. i love the summery feel it adds to the daybed and the tone-on-tone texture is so beautiful. it’s kind of a washed-out pale yellow and pink, which fits right in. if you’re looking for a vintage suzani i highly recommend checking out their beautiful collectionthis one is a favorite.

decorating with vintage suzani from jayson home / sfgirlbybay

decorating with vintage suzani from jayson home / sfgirlbybay

decorating with vintage suzani from jayson home / sfgirlbybay

decorating with vintage suzani from jayson home / sfgirlbybay

decorating with vintage suzani from jayson home / sfgirlbybay

decorating with vintage suzani from jayson home / sfgirlbybay

decorating with vintage suzani from jayson home / sfgirlbybay

decorating with vintage suzani from jayson home / sfgirlbybay

decorating with vintage suzani from jayson home / sfgirlbybay

decorating with vintage suzani from jayson home / sfgirlbybay

decorating with vintage suzani from jayson home / sfgirlbybay

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friday finds.
by victoria comment

6/24/22

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

happy summer one and all. i’m ready for it, how about you? i’m looking into the possibility of a trip to paris in july, but damn these airline prices! please keep your fingers crossed for me i can make it happen! i’ve just gotta get away, but that said, laguna beach is a pretty nice place to be stuck so i’m not complaining. lots of summer reading in my plans, too. i just finished oh william! by elizabeth strout and loved it so much. i highly recommend it and now i’m going to read a few more of her novels. have a great weekend and i hope you enjoy this week’s friday finds!

xo, victoria

  1. sorry, not sorry, but i’m still obsessing over insteresting and somewhat whimsical tablescapes. i love this table linen collection by Carolina Irving textiles featured on architectural digest — you can view her entire collections here. they’re just lovely!
  2. i love a good vintage cupboard in kitchens and this pretty green one from devol kitchens is perfecto! the color is so statement-making and summery which really makes all the difference in a kitchen. plus it looks fab with those vintage paintings. you can check out all of devol’s vintage pieces on their website.
  3. on my travel list is San Miguel De Allende and optimally i’d just love to stay at the very charming MESóN HIDALGO. their uniquely eclectic guest rooms are what dreams are made of and so very camera-worthy. The guest house was founded in 2019 as an intimate collaboration between four women-led brands rooted in México — a designer, a silversmith, a clothier, and a perfumer. i’m aching to visit.
  4. i’ve been following photographer alicia bock since our old flickr days and happily, that remains true today on instagram. i love this ‘sea foam’ series in her print shop. she shot it both at sunrise and this lovely image at sunset. you can find all her art prints in her shop, and follow her on instagram for new prints.
  5. i stumbled upon the greatest kitchen linens shop quite by accident — designer julie peach commented on one of my Instagram stories about the hell that is online dating and voilá i checked out her feed and was smitten with her hand-printed collection. i especially love this olive branch tea towel print and grabbed a set!
  6. i love everything about this sweet vignette posted by @folie_chambre. the vintage portrait painting is sublime but the mirror is a stunner too and it all works so well together. it’s called the bobby mirror from Folie Chambre, their Yorkshire-based design studio founded by Natalie Tillison and if you love it too you can find it in their shop in a bunch of great colors. so fun!
  7. i got so excited when i found this diy post on bellerose. i’ve been looking to do some fabric dyeing using natural elements and this post tells us exactly what’s needed and a step-by-step guide to doing it ourselves with natural dyes found in things in nature like onion skins, coffee grounds, black tea, and turmeric for example. i’m so doing this.
  8. have you ever heard of lotus land? it’s in the quiet town of Montecito, near santa barbara — an estate owned by the late polish opera singer Madame Ganna Walska who purchased the property in 1941 and since her death has been put into a foundation in her name to maintain the property and now a destination for viewing the incredible cacti and succulents gardens she created, and, of course, the water garden full of lotus. it’s on my gotta-go-to-list, too.

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

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wear this there: paradise soho london.
by victoria comment

6/23/22

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

alrighty, my friends, we’re popping across the pond to paradise today, but perhaps not the palm-lined beaches you might be imagining. instead, we’re actually headed to lovely, old londontown — and another surprise, we are not eating traditional English food. instead, we’re having Sri Lankan cooking with contemporary, ingredient-focused cooking doused with a fiery island accent at Paradise soho. the dishes here had my mouth watering and are based on family recipes influenced by Portuguese, Malay, South Indian, and Dutch cuisine and served up in a very brutalist-inspired interior — think spare steel and concrete, but somehow still cozy and charming. we’re going casual and feminine today, with a darling print summery vest worn over a matching black crop top and gathered skirt. add to that some cool but comfy woven black flats, my favorite bucket hat, a very chic shoulder bag, and a whole bunch of baubles. before we jet off to london, or on the flight over i suggest reading a classic — mrs. dalloway by virginia wolfe. the novel takes place over the course of a single day in a woman’s life in 1920’s London. There are flowers to buy, outfits to choose, but also a visit from a past lover, and the tragic fate of a young war veteran who cannot adjust to life in post-war London. Ms. Woolf’s mesmerizing account of this ordinary day draws us into the minds, perceptions, and emotions of an astonishingly varied and vivid cast of characters. brilliant!

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: anthropologie Mignon Doo Printed Vest; allsaints SKYE BUCKET HAT; allsaints crop top and ALEX GATHERED MAXI SKIRT; JENNI KAYNE Raffia Mule; madewell pierport sunglasses; madewell Seree Bunny Jade stone charm earrings; read this there mrs. dalloway by virginia wolfe; Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Luminous Lip Crayon; j. hannah blue nudes nail polish; madewell Earbud Circle Pouch in Leather; Bembien Le Sac Shoulder Bag; anthropologie Shades of Sea Triple-Layer Necklace.

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: paradise soho london / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of paradise soho and @paradisesoho.

color story: summer solstice.
by victoria comment

6/21/22

color story: summer solstice / sfgirlbybay

today, June 21st, is the summer solstice, the longest day and shortest night of the year. so, technically it’s not a color but more of a mood, so that’s what today’s color story is all about — those long summer days we cherish and look forward to. the vibe is washed-out blues and natural earth tones, that subdued color of dusk when you’re one of the last few people lingering at the beach. the color of seashells, swimming in salt water, and white sand on your tanned feet, and everywhere else for that matter. i never mind — my favorite part of the day is rinsing all that sand off in a cool shower (especially an outdoor one) and then crawling beneath clean sheets for a leisurely summer read and perhaps an afternoon nap. it’s that vibe that takes over you when you finally arrive at your beautiful holiday home, drop your bags, and remember you don’t need to be anywhere at all anytime soon. your biggest concern is where to hang the damp beach towels to dry out for tomorrow’s beach day. are you with me? if not yet, i hope this post gets you on your way. happy summer solstice, everyone!

color story: summer solstice / sfgirlbybay

color story: summer solstice / sfgirlbybay

color story: summer solstice / sfgirlbybay

color story: summer solstice / sfgirlbybay

color story: summer solstice / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: mode century modern loungers from the socialite family; Natura Morta with LINEAGE candlestick from @thesocietyinc; Les Caraïbes by @acid__memories; toast uk Assam Stripe Hand-Woven Cotton Housewife Pillowcase; tribal linen print from limilee; bedroom by @janaroach; jayson home Indigo Mudblock Bedding; vintage beach scene by @acid__memories; house of jade WOVEN RATTAN picture FRAME; dining table by salva lópez photography; house of jade RAMONA JUTE RUNNER; sandy beach feet by @thibautmathieuad; vintage bamboo chair from chairish; Wildflowers + Weeds Tea Towel in Blue from kelsi cross studio. below: ceramic vase from lrnce; jumpers via everything is an illusion.

color story: summer solstice / sfgirlbybay

color story: summer solstice / sfgirlbybay

color story: summer solstice / sfgirlbybay

color story: summer solstice / sfgirlbybay

color story: summer solstice / sfgirlbybay

color story: summer solstice / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: poolside lounge chair via chikuzen; hand-drawn map via bleu sunday; urban outfiiters MagicLinen Waffle Throw; Hawkins New York Recycled Glass Tumblers; striped beach chair via Samantha Hammack; TEKLA Set of three striped organic-cotton towels; Teak Wavy Leaf Serving Platter from anthropologie; urban outfitters Mariella Multi-Hook; shell headphones via jeremiah brent; tabletop collection by in bed store; living room via homes to love; jayson home Faux Shell bowl; kimono and bed linens from @sibellacourt; henri matisse graphic via print mag; vintage Rattan Rolling Bar Cart from chairish; anthropologie Kiko Parchment Pendant lamp; jayson home Vintage Tall Basket. below: branches by @kimficaro; vases by lauren bramford.

color story: summer solstice / sfgirlbybay

color story: summer solstice / sfgirlbybay

color story: summer solstice / sfgirlbybay

color story: summer solstice / 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.

friday finds.
by victoria comment

6/17/22

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

well, we’re really globetrotting on this week’s friday finds. we’re all over italy, france, new york, and maine with these spaces and it makes me realize i just gotta make a plan to go somewhere and very soon. who wants to housesit little frances? that’s always the hardest part of traveling for me — leaving my sweet pup at home without me. ack, it breaks my heart every single time, so for now, i guess we’re still armchair traveling.  at least my covid is finally gone and i’ve cleared my quarantine period, so i think i may hit up the long beach flea market. hope you have a good weekend planned!

xo, victoria

  1. one of my favorite Instagrammers @overtheocean_com discovered this very dreamy kitchen from the beautiful trotula house in salerno. and apparently, we can visit it, too, because it’s a holiday home from starhost vacation rentals in italy. definitely going on my list.
  2. here’s another dreamy kitchen, also in italy, this time it’s an ancient farmhouse in puglia that’s been given a modern makeover. i love how those floor-to-ceiling accordion doors open wide to the outside deck. that’s summer living at its finest when it feels like you’re cooking al fresco.
  3. i love this dreamy home featured on the socialite family. this one’s in Nantes, france — a city on the Loire River. the entire space is full of design inspiration. i highly recommend checking it out.
  4. okay, well this dreamy spot had my attention immediately. photographed by a favorite of mine, salvo lópez, it’s casa soleto, a palazzo in the heart of Salento, Puglia, close to the sea. i could spend an idle afternoon reading in this beautiful room and happily spend the night here, too. wow.
  5. this living room is just stunning. i love the way they’ve designed a built-in space for their vinyl record collection. it’s also beautifully photographed by Silvia Gil-Roldán — i’ve just discovered her beautiful photography and am most inspired.
  6. this home is filled with amazing furniture finds, but it’s this sleek black vitra panton s chair i’m in love with. i’ve always wanted to add one to my own vintage chair collection and this chic juxtaposition with the old doors and antique desk is sublime.
  7. how about this for a dramatic entrance? this has to be one of the most beautiful foyers i’ve ever seen. featured on est living the entire brooklyn, new york home is pretty darn stunning. have a look.
  8. some excellent news — interior designer caitlin flemming and her mum Julie Goebel are working on a new book as a follow-up to their first book, travel home, which is an all-time favorite design book of mine. she teased us with this beautiful bedroom on instagram. cannot wait to see their new book!

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

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