good reads: abode.
by victoria comment


white painted exposed beamed ceiling in . / sfgirlbybay

i first began my admiration for artist and her architect husband when in 2009 they opened their inspiring and very well-curated in san Francisco’s often foggy outer sunset district. i think their move to the neighborhood lured a lot of other amazing talented makers, cafes and shops to what once had been previously pretty sleepy area of the city — people just responded to their authenticity, creativity, and charm. since then, they’ve grown, moving to their beautiful and opening their second in 2012. the creative couple currently splits their time between San Francisco and Los Angeles, running their two stores, designing & building homes and making art. and now they’ve gifted us with their beautiful new book, .

arched doorway with fiddle leaf fig tree in home decor shop. / sfgirlbybay

the yearning for a life of pared-down purity has never been more sought-after, and and are very admirably at the forefront. in , these tastemakers and slow life livers make a graceful case for living better no matter your budget or abilities, guiding you to create a space this is simple and true. their time-tested methods create interiors that maximize openness, strip a building back to its bones, and amplify natural light, evoking unpretentious tranquility. The blueprint for their signature aesthetic is all in — the embrace of elemental materials, curation of handcrafted objects, and collection of furnishings from eras when craftsmanship was king — and they walk the walk and talk the talk, all very authentically.  beautifully features their greatest collaborations and will share with you breathtaking interiors, masterpieces of warm minimalism and is also a practical glimpse into the couple’s process and a guide to manifesting your own beautiful interiors. it’s another new on my bookshelf that i think you’ll really want to include on yours.

minimalist modern home with white painted exposed beam ceilings. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring minimalist modern interiors from abode design book. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern home. / sfgirlbybay

plywood kitchen cabinetry in minimalist modern home. / sfgirlbybay

exposed white painted beamed ceilings in minimalist modern home. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed minimalist modern dining room with mismatched wood chairs. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern home with book storage. / sfgirlbybay

rustic and minimalist modern home in topanga canyon. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern home with plywood cabinetry and painted white exposed beamed ceilings. / sfgirlbybay

topanga canyon minimalist modern home. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed minimalist bedroom on topanga canyon home. / sfgirlbybay

woven baskets and wooden bench for sale at general store. / sfgirlbybay

tiny greenhouse in garden photographed for adobe. / sfgirlbybay

general store with arched hallway and book displays. / sfgirlbybay

home goods and decor displayed at general store. / sfgirlbybay

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friday finds.
by victoria comment


ampersand floral shop in san francisco's mission district. / sfgirlbybay

it’s been a busy week, getting back into work-mode after such an incredibly fun-filled weekend in new Orleans, but like most trips i go on, i was so inspired by my visit. i think the city’s romantic, authentic and old-world charm really rubbed off on me — thus this week’s rather eclectic and vintage-inspired friday finds. you know i love my vintage portrait paintings and some of these spaces making them shine. happy weekend one and all!

xo, victoria

  1. i found this peek at one of san francisco’s favorite florists from just so charming. their entire tiny shop (an old garage in an alley in the mission district) is just magical so if you’re ever in the neighborhood do stop in and the boys might just pour you a cup of tea.
  2. this quirky and quite beautiful from looks so special with a vintage portrait hanging over it. charming to the max!
  3. i love the idea of an (especially vintage) like this beautiful room photographed by . so unexpected and unusual, but just so perfect.
  4. one of my favorite designers shared a peek at her very own beautiful Art Deco apartment (more on that soon) and i love her bold color choices. green and pink pairing for the win.
  5. this makes my heart sing, too. i love the old patina of the paint. sometimes the vibe of vintage imperfection is just way better than brand new.
  6. this mural photographed so beautifully by looks so charming in this rustic dining space. murals seem to be making a return in a big way and i find myself tempted to locate a space for one in my own home.
  7. amazing art-filled home was recently featured in and i can’t get enough of his quirky collections. this pretty settee paired with that painting is just lovely and i love the ‘rough around the edges’ combination of it all.
  8. i love a that’s both whimsical and yet so exotic and stunning looking. featured in , it’s from a beautiful summer home in Galatina, italy photographed by .

Indienne wallpaper from house of hackney with vintage portrait painting. / sfgirlbybay

artwork on easel photographed by marina denisova. / sfgirlbybay

bright green wall with pink lamp and vintage wood catalog cabinet. / sfgirlbybay

pale pink wall with patina. / sfgirlbybay

mural photographed by jeroen van der spek. / sfgirlbybay

vintage portrait painting in apartment featured in architectural digest. / sfgirlbybay

home in Galatina, italy photographed by Salva López for open house magazine. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: willmott’s ghost.
by victoria comment


willmott's ghost restaurant inside amazon's private campus. / sfgirlbybay

this week we’re headed to the great pacific northwest and one of my favorite cities, seattle, washington. and we’re visiting an almost secret spot, because we’re dining at inside the spheres on amazon’s mostly private campus. there are tours available of these beautiful bubble-like structures that include an urban botanical garden, but the only other way to visit is dining at this new italian eatery designed by with beautiful pastel interiors by . we’re going to dress to pair well with both the architecture and our rosé in a very flouncy and . but to get a bit space-age we’re adding some smooth white leather and and topping it all off with a . if you find yourself dining solo check out by kate quinn — a new historical novel involving two women, one a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and the other an American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947 — brought together in a can’t put it down story well worth reading.

pastel pink and green outfit inspired by the inspiring interior of willmott's ghost. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: Farrow Aceline Sheer Top; Farrow Celeste Pleated Skirt; smooth leather boots; Sunglasses; Nail Polish No. 33; read this there by kate quinn; Alexandra iPhone Case; Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick; Xl Circle Denim Drop Earrings; Clay Mask; Mon Coin Pouch; white Leather Ocean Bag; Ripley Faux Leather Moto Jacket.

the bar inside willmott's ghost restaurant at amazon's private campus. / sfgirlbybay

modern art on wall inside willmott's ghost restaurant in seattle. / sfgirlbybay

pale pink tile and brass sink inside willmott's ghost restaurant bathroom. / sfgirlbybay

modern pastel interior of willmott's ghost restaurant inside amazon's private campus. / sfgirlbybay

dining booths at willmott's ghost restaurant inside amazon's private campus. / sfgirlbybay

willmott's ghost restaurant inside amazon's private campus. / sfgirlbybay

modern dining booths at willmott's ghost restaurant inside amazon's private campus. / sfgirlbybay

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