an artist at home in argentina.
by victoria comment

5/12/20

a rustic modern home in argentina / sfgirlbybay

i came across this beautiful home in Núñez, a neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina featured on la nacion and fell instantly for its rustic modern charm. it’s the home of Carolina Sanchis, clothing and textile designer and founder of carolita handmade home a shop carrying clothing, home and lifestyle objects, and accessories made entirely by hand on her incredible looms. she shares this lovely home with her boyfriend, architect Santiago Schatz, and their adorable pup, where together they recycled the space into their home, workshop, and showroom for Carolina’s gorgeous textiles. for more of their home tour visit la nacion and follow carolina’s inspiring instagram feed.

a rustic modern home in argentina / sfgirlbybay

a rustic modern home in argentina / sfgirlbybay

a rustic modern home in argentina / sfgirlbybay

a rustic modern home in argentina / sfgirlbybay

a rustic modern home in argentina / sfgirlbybay

a rustic modern home in argentina / sfgirlbybay

a rustic modern home in argentina / sfgirlbybay

a rustic modern home in argentina / sfgirlbybay

a rustic modern home in argentina / sfgirlbybay

a rustic modern home in argentina / sfgirlbybay

a rustic modern home in argentina / sfgirlbybay

• photography via la nacion and @carolitahome.

when we can get away: portugal.
by victoria comment

5/11/20

portugal vacation home. / sfgirlbybay

when we’re back to traveling again, might i suggest Portugal? it’s one of my very favorite places to visit and just over an hour’s drive from Lisbon in the peaceful countryside in Alcácer do Sal, is this charming guest home. the longtime family home of Catarina and ToZé has been renovated with love and lucky us, is available for holiday stays. cucumbi has beautifully simple but inviting interiors designed by the Sofia Albuquerque with whitewashed walls, natural elements, and minimal but cozy accommodations and comes complete with a relaxing pool — yes please. for more about staying at cucumbi, visit their website. i can’t wait until we can get away again.

hanging dried branches above dining table in portugal vacation home. / sfgirlbybay

living room in portugal holiday home with wood burning stove. / sfgirlbybay

exposed brick wall in portugal vacation home. / sfgirlbybay

cozy chaise lounge in portugal vacation home. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring decor inside cucumbi vacation home in portugal. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed walls of cucumbi vacation home in portugal. / sfgirlbybay

bathroom in cucumbi vacation home. / sfgirlbybay

dining nook in cucumbi vacation home. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed kitchen in cucumbi vacation home in portugal. / sfgirlbybay

open shelving nook in whitewashed kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist vacation home in portugal. / sfgirlbybay

rattan chair and oval mirror in whitewashed guest bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed modern bedroom in cucumbi vacation rental in portugal. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist interior of cucumbi vacation home. / sfgirlbybay

guest bedroom in portugal vacation home. / sfgirlbybay

guest bedroom in portugal vacation home. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed minimalist modern bedroom in portugal vacation home. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed minimalist bedroom in portugal vacation rental home. / sfgirlbybay

exterior porch area of cucumbi vacation home in portugal. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Sanda Vuckovic for cucumbi.

friday finds.
by victoria comment

5/8/20

hello friends, it’s friday — right? who knows these days. i’m feeling pretty good right now (it’s always up and down) and reading up a storm — and some really great books, too, so you might like to check out my reading list on goodreads if you’re looking for a little escape. this week’s friday finds are hopefully an escape for you, too. we’re getting rather dark and dramatic today — enjoy!

xo, victoria

  1. i’m in love with this cozy living room featured on architectural digest germany photographed by @herz.und.blut. that sofa sectional looks like you could just plop down with a good book and never get up. the color scheme is super soothing, too.
  2. this is a very sublime space in bali, and i’m always a sucker for a pretty bamboo lounge chair. i think you’ll love the full tour, photographed by taylor simpson. it’s the slow, a beautiful Indonesian hotel i’m putting on my must-visit list.
  3. how about this incredible bathroom? that round port-like stained glass window over the tub is just dreamy. i’d love to fill up this tub with sweet-smelling bubbles, light some candles and soak the stress away.
  4. i love the brilliant idea of this cabinet repurposed as beautiful cocktail bar from designer nicole fuller’s very own greenwich village townhouse. functional but fantastic.
  5. i am in awe of erin hiemstra of @apartment_34’s incredible victorian renovation, and her living room is just one stunning part of it. i love the way she painted the interior window trim jet black. looks so smashing!
  6. this beautiful bedroom is so very dreamy. i love that huge greenhouse-like window behind the bed, as well as the clever shelving for all your favorite books, and bedtime accouterment.
  7. this beautiful and very dramatic vingette is from @eyeswoon’s new book live beautiful photographed by one of my personal favorites @nicole_franzen.
  8. this is also very dark and dramatic bedroom painted black, but those pops of bright green really add a funky, bohemian edge to it. the arched ceiling is quite stunning, too.

wear this there: la brasserie barbès.
by victoria comment

5/8/20

dancing sign inside la brasserie barbès. / sfgirlbybay

whattaya say when this quarantine is all over we pop over to paris for a bit of dancing and a bite? ouí, we shall, indeed. today we’re headed to la brasserie barbès, an industrial-chic bar & restaurant located in the 18th arrondissement in the marvelous district of Montmartre. With its four floors — including a patio and rooftop with panoramic paris views, Brasserie Barbès invites you to gather your best friends for French brasserie-style cuisine — think croquettes and escargot paired with a refreshing kir royale. we’re getting a little parisian chic today, pairing a fun jumpsuit over pale green sheer blouse, and a light jacket just in case there’s a chill in the paris air. add some sassy black dancing boots and bag with a whole lotta flair and we’re ready for a night out. before you head out for the evening, i suggest a ‘disco nap’ and perhaps a little light reading — i loved the the nest by cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. a quirky story about the power of family, the possibilities of friendship, the ways we depend upon one another, and the ways we often let one another down without really meaning to.

la brasserie barbès exterior. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Stelen Maja Tie Closure Jacket in Black; Stelen Athena Button Down Shirt in Sage; club monaco Layerable Knit Jumpsuit; Aeyde Ruby Boot in Black; Anthropologie NST Studio Lexie Hoop Earrings; read this there the nest by cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney; FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer; Ray-Ban Round Metal Sunglasses; clare v. coin clutch in emerald; clare v. Hélène neon cat bag; ALONA Alyssa Necklace.

la brasserie barbès industrial chic bar & restaurant. / sfgirlbybay

sunlit dining room at la brasserie barbès. / sfgirlbybay

leather sofa and gallery wall inside la brasserie barbès in montmartre. / sfgirlbybay

la brasserie barbès, an industrial chic bar & restaurant in montmartre. / sfgirlbybay

la brasserie barbès: industrial chic bar & restaurant in paris. / sfgirlbybay

a brasserie barbès in montmartre. / sfgirlbybay

la brasserie barbès restaurant in paris. / sfgirlbybay

green and black decor inside a brasserie barbès rooftop dining room. / sfgirlbybyay

industrial modern decor inside la brasserie barbès. / sfgirlbybay

coffee bar inside la brasserie barbès. / sfgirbybay

exterior of la brasserie barbès in paris. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of marie claire.

instagram worthy: @reathdesign.
by victoria comment

5/7/20

instagram account of reath design / sfgirlbybay

this instagram worthy account is for all you color lovers out there. print and pattern aficionados, too. for @reathdesign takes risks you don’t often see, and i must say, i am here for it. this is the incredibly unique and eclectic work of reath design, based out of los angeles. i think i found myself visiting their instagram feed after seeing the multi-colored draperies (above and below) and i just had to get to the source of such brilliant and fearless design. it’s a home they designed in altadena, california and i highly recommend you pop over to their website and have a look at it, and all the other homes they’ve so beautifully created. and, their website design is a work of art unto itself as well. enjoy this bright and colorful Instagram account!

instagram account of reath design / sfgirlbybay

instagram account of reath design / sfgirlbybay

instagram account of reath design / sfgirlbybay

instagram account of reath design / sfgirlbybay

instagram account of reath design / sfgirlbybay

instagram account of reath design / sfgirlbybay

instagram account of reath design / sfgirlbybay

instagram account of reath design / sfgirlbybay

instagram account of reath design / sfgirlbybay

instagram account of reath design / sfgirlbybay

instagram account of reath design / sfgirlbybay

instagram account of reath design / sfgirlbybay

instagram account of reath design / sfgirlbybay

instagram account of reath design / sfgirlbybay

instagram account of reath design / sfgirlbybay

• photography via @reathdesign.