wear this there: bar melusine.
by Michaela d'Artois comment

9/1/17

bar melusine in seattle. / sfgirlbybay

just like the lady of lore, the mermaid melusine, this seattle hang out is mysterious and alluring. bar melusine is a brittany-inspired seafood spot is one of three nautically themed joints that have popped up in capitol hill. cuddle up for some delish dishes amongst a fresh white and seafoam interior. you know we at sfgirl are all about a good tiled detail, and bar melusine delivers a floor worth the instagram shot. that means equally dreamy shoes of course. pair your look with the perfect jumpsuit and a purse large enough for your leftovers! we’re currently getting ready to delve into the brand new novel my absolute darling — a story of a fourteen-year-old girl who’s raised in a secluded life and taught by her single father survival skills of a navy seal. life takes a big change when she meets her crush, and well — you’ll just have to read along with us!

~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.

inspiring interior of bar melusine. / sfgirlbybaywear this there: bar melusine. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: anthropologie benna wrap bodysuit; zara embroidered velvet slide loafer; faithful the brand silje bag; mejuri sapphire bar studs; free people Embellished Plaid Turban; need supply butter LONDON Bang On Patent Shine Nail Lacquer; read this there my absolute darling by gabriel talent; Régime des Fleurs Glass Blooms fragrance; style addict marian necklace; warby parker vivian sunglasses.

green and blue bentwood chairs at bar melusine. / sfgirlbybayteal bentwood chair at bar melusine. / sfgirlbybay chevron tile floors in green and blue and white. / sfgirlbybay aerial view of bar melusine in seattle. / sfgirlbybay modern dining room at bar melusine. / sfgirlbybay bright and sunny bar melusine. / sfgirlbybay bright and bold interior of bar melusine. / sfgirlbybayblack framed windows and bold green and blue and white decor. / sfgirlbybay inspiring interior of bar melusine. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via coco kelley; remodelista and wallpaper

at home in rotterdam.
by victoria comment

8/31/17

light-filled cottage in the netherlands. / sfgirlbybay

isn’t this the loveliest light-filled cottage? featured recently in vtwonen, it’s a townhome in rotterdam, the netherlands refurbished by owners Lenneke and Joey who even ripped up some rather unappealing green carpeting to expose those beautiful wood floors. more than a few coats of white paint later and it’s bright and airy with a cozy feel due to that color palette of warm-hued textiles, natural wood and a wonderful mix of modern and vintage treasures. for the full tour, visit vtwonen.

live edge wood dining table via vtwonen. / sfgirlbybay succulent plant in brown pot with modern wall art. / sfgirlbybay modern townhome in rotterdam. / sfgirlbybay vintage modern wall decor via vtwonen. / sfgirlbybay pendant cage light and hanging plant. / sfgirlbybay eclectic vintage decor and acceccories. / sfgirlbybay townhome in rotterdam via vtwonen. / sfgirlbybay painted white floors in townhome in rotterdam. / sfgirlbybay white built in cabinets. / sfgirlbybay green potted plant and tan shade via vtwonen. / sfgirlbybay painted white floors in attic with modern art print. / sfgirlbybay kids room in townhome in rotterdam. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of vtwonen.

sf girl is getting a new look + a shop!
by victoria comment

8/30/17

bright pastel inspirational images. / sfgirlbybay

hello readers! i have some big news for you, but i don’t want you to freak out! okay? okay! so, behind the scenes, we’ve been redesigning the site and it’s getting a completely new look and feel. i have loved the site the way it looks now, but we all grow and change and with it, our taste and style, so honestly i’ve been feeling the need for an updated look for a while now. and, with my move to los angeles where i’ve put down roots in my new home, i felt the site needed to represent my sunny new digs, too. so, with that said — i really hope you’ll like the new look and won’t miss the old site too much — the content won’t change — except to hopefully be improved upon, which is always the goal in mind. we should be launching in a few weeks, along with a few surprises i’ve been hinting at but keeping under my hat — we’re launching a brand new shop on the site with unique, one of a kind vintage treasures we scoured the french flea markets for. i’ve partnered with vintage expert extraordinaire Elsie Green to curate a collection specifically geared towards that modern bohemian vibe we here at sf girl know and love. the sf girl shop will be called super marché and i can’t wait to share all the beautiful homewares and furniture we’ve collected for you!

wes anderson inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

but in the meantime, while we tweak the new site’s final bits and bobs, i thought i’d share with you some of the inspirational images i’ve been collecting to get us to where the new design was at long last, finally finalized. part of the fun for me (and the struggle!) in designing a new site is collecting inspiration and then narrowing down my ideas and coming up with that final design. but i love so many aspects of design that i needed the help of my creative director and designer suzanne shade to explore ideas with me, and guidance of the backend designer jenny Volvovski of ALSO to get me where i needed to be in a practical and technical way. you’ll definitely notice quirky notes of wes anderson who endlessly inspires me, and a new color palette and typefaces for a much cleaner look overall. we’re working to make navigation even easier while keeping much of the existing features — like resources for example. the mobile version of the site will be much easier on the eyes, too. so, here’s some of the inspiration i’ve been gathering and gleaning. also — if there’s anything you’d like to see on the new site, do let me know — your input is invaluable to me, and if there’s something you love to see more (or less) of, please comment below and we’ll take all recommendations into consideration. i’m so excited and cannot wait to share all this newness with you! xo, victoria

website redesign inspirational images. / sfgirlbybay