a quiet home in scotland.
by Ezz Wilson comment


neutral linen sofa with colorful velvet throw pillows. / sfgirlbybay

Things around here have been moving at breakneck speeds lately, and I suspect it’s the same for many of you out there, so coming across this quietly elegant house was such a welcome visual respite for me. It belongs to Nina Plummer and her husband, both of whom wanted a slower pace of life and decided to escape the London grind and move to Edinburgh, Scotland. After moving, Nina was able to dedicate herself fully to her slow living retail brand, Ingredients LDN, which sells thoughtfully made items that she hopes will “invite people to slow, savor and enjoy, drawing attention to the significance within the rituals of daily life.” After spending my holidays operating at a tropical island pace, I’ve been feeling an intense craving for a slower life that also allows me to more consciously enjoy the home I’ve worked so hard to fix up and put together instead of chasing the next improvement or upgrade. And serene homes like these are a lovely reminder to pause, get out of my head, appreciate the tactile coziness of linen or a furry blanket, and relish my cozy surroundings with gratitude and mindfulness.

cheers, ezz.

velvet throw pillows on rustic wood dining bench. / sfgirlbybay

daybed cot with striped linen cushions in living room. / sfgirlbybay

vintage portrait painting on radiator. / sfgirlbybay

cozy corner with vintage cot daybed with linen cushions. / sfgirlbybay

orange velvet vintage chair with fringe trim. / sfgirlbybay

orange velvet armchair with fringe. / sfgirlbybay

vintage wood writing desk and bentwood chair. / sfgirlbybay

rustic modern kitchen with pedestal table and bentwood chairs. / sfgirlbybay

brass and marble details in kitchen with dried floral arrangement. / sfgirlbybay

marble countertops and brass faucet in rustic modern kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

rustic modern kitchen in scotland. / sfgirlbybay

vintage cabinet with ceramic dishware. / sfgirlbybay

bentwood chair as bedside table. / sfgirlbybay

matching bentwood chairs as bedside tables in minimalist bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

white linen bedding and bentwood chair as bedside table. / sfgirlbybay

black clawfoot tub in rustic modern bathroom with bentwood chair. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of Nina Plummer.

shelf life.
by victoria comment


built-in wood shelf with glassware. / sfgirlbybay

as we all run around kondo’ing the heck out of our homes, cleaning closets, emptying out those junk drawers and releasing the stash of stuff we’ve been hoarding in our garages, let’s not ignore our shelving! shelves, too, can be in need of tidying! i always like to give my built-in bookcases a good going over from time to time — arrange the books by spine color — yes, i’m guilty of this — but don’t judge me, because i’m a very visual person, i tend to remember the spine color of a book which makes it easier to find. but i organize books also by category, i.e. cooking, design, fiction etc. i also like to coordinate my accessories and collections by ‘like objects’ which keeps them from looking too cluttered. for example, all white pottery hangs out together on one shelf, while black pottery is grouped together on another. call me crazy, but i just think it’s more cohesive and looks less like a bunch of junk versus an actual collection. these examples of shelving look quite nice and some of these shelves are even very unique and almost like artwork or have a sculptural look, too. i do love a good inset or built-in shelf. here’s to tidy shelves! and for more inspiration check out my shelf life pinboard.

built-in shelves. / sfgirlbybay

ceramics on minimalist wood shelves with vintage leather chair. / sfgirlbybay

built-in wood shelf room divider. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed kitchen shelves. / sfgirlbybay

white built-in arched shelving. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed minimalist kitchen with open shelving. / sfgirlbybay

rustic shelving unit with woven hats and bags. / sfgirlbybay

built-in nook with rustic wood shelves and ceramics. / sfgirlbybay

shelving inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

white built-in shelving. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed circular built-in shelving unit. / sfgirlbybay

built-in shelving with blue painted backdrop and hung framed photograph. / sfgirlbybay

rustic wood shelving unit with styled decor collection. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: domino; fantastic frank; northern sisters; Serena Mitnik-Miller; @byanouk_; the maryn; camille styles; Serena Mitnik-Miller; the design files; the socialite family; @anne_parker; @by_blogliv; paper weight collections; pantoufle design; fireside antiques; @ezzwilson; @______theo; atelier doré; the general store; marie flanigan interiors; pampa.

living in london.
by victoria comment


black and white home in london. / sfgirlbybay

it was this brilliant black trim that stopped me in my internet tracks. this lovely edwardian home in london featured recently in living etc is just one of those enviable old homes i daydream about. why don’t they build moldings and beautiful glass framed doors like this anymore? i mean, i know why, but if cost were no issue, i would just love to have something as beautiful as the architectural details in this home. the floors and that fireplace mantel in the bedroom is pretty stunning, too. for the full tour, visit living etc.

edwardian home in london featured recently in living etc. / sfgirlbybay

edwardian home in london via living etc. / sfgirlbybay

oversized art in edwardian home in london. / sfgirlbybay

kitchen in edwardian home in london featured recently in living etc. / sfgirlbybay

kitchen nook in edwardian home in london. / sfgirlbybay

dining room in edwardian home in london featured recently in living etc. / sfgirlbybay

blue details in edwardian home in london. / sfgirlbybay

modern bedroom in edwardian home in london featured recently in living etc. / sfgirlbybay

london bedroom featured recently in living etc. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of living etc.