friday finds.

large white paper lanterns over modern dining table. / sfgirlbybay

it’s the end of a long week, and therefore my friends, it’s time for my friday finds. i could mention all the political issues of the day, but i’m just not in the mood. instead, i bring you a little more of that pantone color of the year: green — in a variety of manner, from fashion to decor, good old green goes a long way to lighten the day. have a great weekend, everyone. xo, victoria

  1. it’s really rather amazing the impact large but very inexpensive paper lanterns can make in a room. design on a dime!
  2. fine little day’s rose poster print is oh so cheery and i love all that color.
  3. doesn’t this studio look like the dreamiest spot to work? filled with greenery, art and all that lovely light!
  4. belonging to photographer Anna Malmberg this is such an inspiring studio space too.
  5. this image by photography duo ulas & merve just makes me want to one, wear more colorful socks, and two — take a long leisurely but stylish nap.
  6. speaking of being lazy — where they create photographed by frederik vercruysse is a lush place i could sit and read the days away.
  7. don’t you sometimes kinda wish we still got dressed like this? i mean, she’s wearing ‘glovelets’.

rose poster. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring studio space. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring photographs hung on studio wall. / sfgirlbybay

fashionable green socks. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring studio photo via 'where they create'. / sfgirlbybay

vintage fashion. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: a luz ideal.

cafe a luz ideal / sfgirlbybay

lisbon has long been on the bucket list, and our hearts only grow fonder for it as we stumble across more and more design gems. coffee shop a luz ideal is no different, and is immediately going on our must hit places when we do finally make it there. its owner teresa, and her architect husband are responsible for this adorable spot. its dreamy tiles remind us of old world lisbon, while the cheeky art brings us back to the now. stop in for a cup of coffee, and some sweet treats in our transitional winter to spring (more just trying to summon spring) wear this there. in case you were wondering what a luz ideal means, as i was, it directly translates to the ideal light — nothing seems more fitting for a morning spent here with our read this there the power of habit.

~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.

cafe a luz ideal in lisbon. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: cafe a luz ideal. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: pixie market teddy button faux fur coat; GanniBrown Dungarees from need supply; Clare V. Twill Foldover Clutch from anthropologie; need supply Vayarta flats in Bronze Metallic; need supply Kathleen Whitaker Rock Ring in Pyrite Quartz; Charlotte Lebeck Jade Earring from club moncaco; read this there the power of habit by charles duhigg; block shop kochi scarf; and anthropologie Coffee Shop Tee in rose.

wear this there featuring cafe a luz ideal. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior of cafe a luz ideal in lisbon. / sfgirlbybay

pastel decor inside a luz ideal in lisbon. / sfgirlbybay

a luz ideal coffee shop in lisbon. / sfgirlbybay

patterned tile floors, mint chairs and pink tables at cafe a luz ideal. / sfgirlbybay

what to wear to cafe a luz ideal. / sfgirlbybay

pink drinks at cafe a luz ideal in lisbon. / sfgirlbybay

war is over poster at cafe a luz ideal in lisbon. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by a luz ideal; little tiny pieces of me; and little upside down cake

a modern castle.

vtwonen modern castle. / sfgirlbybay

ever wondered what a 12th-century castle would look like with modern renovations? well, look no further! vt wonen recently featured the fascinating story of this french chateau located in Dirac, France and the family who lives there, which includes Isabelle and Hubert Site, owners of les petites emplettes, and their three daughters.

according to Isabelle, the family first visited the castle back in 2013, and it was love at first sight. after a two-year long renovation, the family brought the crumbling castle back to life, but left behind hints of the castle’s rustic past, such as the bits of wallpaper and peeling paint in order to give the home a bohemian, eclectic vibe. this home also happens to feature a few bold bold pops of pantone‘s 2017 color of the year: greenery. for more photos of this truly whimsical space, check out vt wonen no. 12.

modern dining room in castle featured in vtwonen. / sfgirlbybay

wood light fixture in french chateau via vtwonen. / sfgirlbybay

green and wood staircase in castle via vtwonen. / sfgirlbybay





• photography via vt wonen.

insta / pairings.

insta pairing featuring photos by @denisebovee and @tim_urpman. / sfgirlbybay

@denisebovee and @tim_urpman.

thanks to your very positive response to last week’s new instagram series insta / pairings we’re back, with post numero two! it’s a lot of fun to find images i love and that compliment each other and then pair them up. i hope you find some interesting new instagrammers to follow, and see things just a little differently. there’s not a lot of method to my madness — i just enjoy seeing these images together.

insta pairing featuring photos by @jessechamberlin and @cannellevanille. / sfgirlbybay

@jessechamberlin and @cannellevanille.

insta pairing featuring photos by @heyjennwhitney and @brooke_eide. / sfgirlbybay

@heyjennwhitney and @brooke_eide.

insta pairing featuring photos by @geronimoballoons and @hanselfrombasel. / sfgirlbybay

@geronimoballoons and @hanselfrombasel.

insta pairing featuring photos by @onahazymorning and @rentpatina. / sfgirlbybay

@onahazymorning and @rentpatina.

insta pairing featuring photos by @millayvintage and @ashleybatz. / sfgirlbybay

@millayvintage and @ashleybatz.

instagram images by @jengotch and @bonnietsang. / sfgirlbybay

@jengotch and @bonnietsang.

insta pairing via @shopbando and @windychien. / sfgirlbybay

@shopbando and @windychien.

simply art.

handdrawn art. / sfgirlbybay

apartment therapy.

sometimes i like my art super simple. a collection of sketches is just so sophisticated looking, don’t you think? when at the flea market i always keep my eyes peeled for classic drawings like these — you never know when you’re going to find something really special (think treasures like antique roadshow!). i keep thinking i’ll start my own gallery of these somewhere in my home — maybe the new guest room i’m working on after the remodel. etsy can be a great resource for vintage drawings if you don’t mind the hunt, ebay, of course, too. also check out chairish — just use keywords like “vintage / sketches / drawings / charcoal / line art / abstract / art” etcetera and you should be able to dig up some good pieces in a range of prices. or if you’ve got talent — draw some of your own!

simple hand-drawn art. / sfgirlbybay

the socialite family.

simple framed drawings. / sfgirlbybay

simple art. / sfgirlbybay

artist claire oswalt.

simple, hand-drawn artwork. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: chanel bags & cigarette drags; Frederik Vercruysse photography; matisse, via one kings lane; home of Thomas Lingsell, residence magazineavenue lifestyle; bjurfors; sacramento street design; d-untrait.

over-sized, hand-written art. / sfgirlbybay

charles de vaivre.

simple black and white art. / sfgirlbybay

things will work out from the fine store.

art gallery wall. / sfgirlbybay

home of Thomas Lingsell, residence magazine.

black and white art on walls. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: Henri Matisse, mondo blogo; artist Christiane Spangsberg; Tête, Marie José by Henri Matisse via art expertthings will work out from the fine store;art pics channela merry mishap.


anna gillar.

hand-drawn art with color. / sfgirlbybay

paloma wool.

art gallery wall above bed. / sfgirlbybay

fantastic frank.

simple art in modern living room. / sfgirlbybay

fantastic frank.

simple art in modern living room. / sfgirlbybay

burlap and lace.

small simple art prints on wall. / sfgirlbyby

canvas of culture.