friday finds (not)!
by victoria comment

8/23/19

black and white art poster. / sfgirlbybay

hi guys, i’m so sorry it’s been a slow week for posting, and i’ve been a little lax, but packing and moving is no joke! so i apologize, but no friday finds this week (and i love putting these together, so i’m sad, too!). but some good news — if you’re in the L.A. area, we’re having a big moving sale on saturday, august 24th from 9am – 2pm (no early birds please!!). it’s in echo park at the corner of valentine and donaldson street and we’ve got tons of clothes ( some designer clothes from melissa fleis) and a lot of home accessories, kitchenwares, artwork and some furniture, too. see you back here on monday (sore and tired!). have a great weekend!

xo, victoria

moving sale poster. / sfgirlbybay

• photo via atelier dore.

wear this there: menorca experimental.
by victoria comment

8/23/19

arched doorway inside whitewashed resort, menorca experimental. / sfgirlbybay

we’re heading somewhere beautiful just in time for those last lingering days of summer. welcome to the natural beauty and calm of the Balearic island of Menorca, spain and specifically to menorca experimental, a brand new, stunning ‘agrotourismo’ or farm stay resort surrounded by pine groves, fragrant juniper shrubs, and wildflowers. this whitewashed compound has been carefully restored —- including its original vegetable garden — by a team of local craftsmen under the guidance of interior designer Dorothée Meilichzon. i love what she’s done with the place — it’s got a playful color palette that’s ever so soothing on the eyes. we’re packing light, but plan on fitting in perfectly — a stonewashed skirt, tank and kimono wrap paired with some chic flat sandals and matching tote bag. don’t forget your swimsuit and favorite cover-up that doubles as a mini dress. and while you’re relaxing in this peaceful place, i suggest a really great podcast i just listened to: the goop podcast with guest ellen vora on the anxious mind. it all made such good sense to me!

hotel room at menorca experimental resort. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: menorca experimental. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Free People One Azalea Kimono; j.crew Linen V-neck pocket tank in pink; ATP Atelier Rosa Leather Sandal in Ice White; Clyde Lambskin Bucket Hat in Sedona; Lilah B. Bronzed Beauty™ Bronzer Duo; Free People Bella Square Sunglasses; Kinto Day Off Tumbler in Rose; listen to the goop podcast with guest ellen vora on the anxious mind; Mara Hoffman Daphne One-Piece Swimsuit; HANS UFMAFROK SMOCKED LINEN beach cover up; anthropologie Parker Pearl Drop Earrings; Danse Lente Mini Johnny Bag in Cotton/Ginger; cos zoomed image buttoned wrap skirt.

hotel room at menorca experimental resort. / sfgirlbybay

color-blocked hotel room at menorca experimental resort. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of menorca experimental resort in spain. / sfgirlbybay

red pocket doors in room at menorca experimental resort. / sfgirlbybay

wall decor at menorca experimental resort. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of menorca experimental hotel room. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring decor details inside menorca experimental hotel. / sfgirlbybay

modern decor inside menorca experimental hotel room. / sfgirlbybay

modern bathroom in menorca experimental resort bathroom. / sfgirlbybay

menorca experimental resort decor. / sfgirlbybay

ceramic wall decor and rattan chair. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits: menorca experimental and milk decoration.

for the chair collectors out there.
by victoria comment

8/22/19

white wrought iron dining chairs with mesh backs and seats. / sfgirlbybay

if you know me at all, you know i love to collect chairs — too many in fact! and, the funky ones are my favorites. i went down an internet rabbit hole trying to figure out what kind of chair this beauty was until i discovered it’s a gorgeous and i think somewhat rare (and sadly, pricey!) Bruno Mathsson Karin chair. i love it because it’s a little bit nerdy-looking, and it rolls! my favorite things come with wheels. anyway, i digress, i’ve been on the hunt for a new lounge chair and perhaps some different dining chairs for the laguna cottage and these are some of the interesting looking chairs i came across on my hunt. stay tuned to see what i decide on. and oh! we have some of these very cool vintage white wire dining chairs (just below) arriving from france for super marché in the next couple of weeks when our new container arrives.

white wire dining chairs. / sfgirlbybay

white painted metal chair with pad. / sfgirlbybay

white dining chair with caning. / sfgirlbybay

vintage chair collection. / sfgirlbybay

vintage folding chair styled with plants. / sfgirlbybay

mid-century modern lounge chair. / sfgirlbybay

mid-century modern patio chair. / sfgirlbybay

mismatched white vintage dining chairs and woven light fixture over wood dining table. / sfgirlbybay

vintage metal and lucite folding chairs. / sfgirlbybay

vintage white chairs. / sfgirlbybay

wood back vintage dining chairs. / sfgirlbybay

vintage saarinen chairs. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credit in order of appearance: revista interiores; the socialite family; toby mitchell creative; my scandinavian home; Bruno Mathsson Karin chair via fantastic frank; herz & blut; cubicle refugee; Cees Braakman Combex Wire Chair via 1stdibs; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe rattan mr chair; croft house sierra chair; redhouse canada; Bruno Mathsson Karin chair; phillips; skandium; herz & blut; croft house sierra chair; maven collective industrial folding chair; herz & blut; claire cottrell; my scandinavian home; cult of tomorrow; @audreyfitzjohn bertoia chair; kimbie chair via intelligence brief; André Monpoix chair via artsy; west out east leaf chaise lounge chairs; VELVET CROISETTE ARMCHAIR ECRU from honore decoration; platner chair Matthew Rachman Gallery; nicoletta gatti; Bruno Mathsson Karin chair via fantastic frank; Clement Meadmore lounge chair from carters; blueberry modern; cerchio chairs from cb2; the style files saarinen chairs.

good source: the shopkeepers.
by victoria comment

8/20/19

shop exterior with flower baskets and plants. / sfgirlbybay

i don’t even recall how i landed here but, this is one wonderfully put together resource! if you haven’t come across it yet, meet the shopkeepers — on online site dedicated to sourcing the best independent shops and cafes in cities around the whole wide world, complete with maps for you to locate them. the shopkeepers also feature really interesting q & a’s with the shopkeepers, as well as behind the scenes peeks at their shops so you can preview what they’re like — and find your favorites, whether it’s in your own hometown or a destination you’re traveling to. there are even convenient filters, so you can search by the kind of products you’re searching for, like home & decor to apothecary, books, flowers and beyond! i thought i’d share just a few shops i’ve got my eye on. you can follow the shopkeepers on , too. happy hunting!

green shop exterior. / sfgirlbybay

the greens coffee & plant shop, berlin, germany. / sfgirlbybay

the greens coffee & plant shop, berlin, germany.

the new craftsman shop, london, england. / sfgirlbybay

the new craftsman, london, england.

inspiring interior of petra coffee, istanbul, turkey. / sfgirlbybay

petra coffee, istanbul, turkey.

the creaky shed shop exterior. / sfgirlbybay

merchant shop in santa monica, california. / sfgirlbybay

merchant, santa monica, california.

notary ceramics, portland oregon. / sfgirlbybay

notary ceramics, portland oregon.

whitewashed wonderland.
by victoria comment

8/20/19

whitewashed living room with neutral throw pillows on white sofa. / sfgirlbybay

i guess i really must love a whitewashed look because as i move from my echo park home with its beamed ceilings, i move into yet another cottage with a similar whitewashed roof above my head. i have always gravitated to this fresh, open-feeling look and continue to find these spaces soothing and quite easy to decorate around. i tend to think of them as a simple white canvas to build on, and you can really add any color palette you like. these spaces are very white on white with lots of natural wood, neutrals and some add a bold splash of black (which i love!). here’s to a whitewashed wonderland.

whitewashed bedroom with oversized floral bed pillow. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed cottage with exposed beamed ceilings. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed rustic modern spaces. / sfgirlbybay

painted white cottage with exposed beamed ceiling. / sfgirlbybay

living room with exposed beamed ceiling and skylight. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed entryway with shiplap walls and exposed beamed ceiling. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed a-frame loft space with black leather furniture. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed cottage with shiplap walls and natural wood furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed cottage with shiplap walls and rustic wood details. / sfgirlbybay

a-frame bedroom with shiplap walls and painted white floors. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed bedroom with built-in headboard. / sfgirlbybay

living room with exposed beamed ceiling painted white. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed room with bench seating and shiplap ceiling with exposed beams. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed bedroom with shiplap ceiling and herringbone natural wood floors. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: @clairelloydloves; romain ricard photography; claire lloyd’s home via house & garden magazine; magazine margot; @clairelloydloves; light locations; Danielle de Lange; dwell magazine; konfetti; foster house; light locations; @clairelloydloves; @awa_heart_studio; my Scandinavian home; light locations;@lilyoscarinterior; bella rug from lulu & georgia; light locations; clifton pendant lamp from serena & lily; milk decoration; homes to love; charleston sofa from lulu & georgia; leanne ford interiors via my domaine.