friday finds.

oh happy day studio kitchen makeover / sfgirlbybay

happy friday everyone! what’s on your agenda for the weekend? i’ve been trying to plan better meals for myself and do a lot of prep in the kitchen on sundays so i don’t get lazy during the week and make bad eating choices. lots of salads and soups — i’ve been making a delicious chilled cucumber soup, and laura miller’s oven roasted tomato soup — so easy and so very yummy! so this week’s friday finds are all about the kitchen. have a great weekend! xo, victoria

  1. oh happy day’s studio kitchen makeover definitely makes us happy.
  2. i’d like to take la causa’s woven tote to the farmer’s market for some fresh goods.
  3. i’ve been on the hunt for a vintage dish rack like this pretty one — so unique for drying dishes when they’re usually so boring looking.
  4. i’m in love with Carr’s Hill line of hand-crafted pottery created by Rebecca Wood for r. wood studio ceramics — such great styling too, right?
  5. this is such a clever idea for creating a space saving window bar — just pull up a couple stools and voilá!
  6. quitokeeto is one of my very favorite online shops for kitchen accoutrement — and this chef’s knife is just perfect.
  7. this bright and airy kitchen may be my all time favorite — plus i have a thing for louvered windows.

 la causa's woven tote. / sfgirlbybayvintage dishrack / sfgirlbybayCarr’s Hill pottery created by Rebecca Wood. / sfgirlbybaylive edge table with single flower vases / sfgirlbybayff5bright and airy kitchen / sfgirlbybay




wear this there: le bar botanique.

wear this there: le bar botanique of amsterdam. / sfgirlbybay

let’s get tropical this week with an appropriately thematic wear this there. brought to you by le bar botanique of amsterdam, this location is sure to transport you all while you sip cocktails between its emerald-hued four walls (and roof). daydream of being fanned by palm fronds because this is a setting begging for you to put your best stylish foot forward. may we suggest playing up the textures while you playfully flirt with passersby? if not, at least allow us to give you a good book recommendation: the drunken botanist? sounds about right.

~ michaela dartois, vérité published.

wear this there: le bar botanique. / sfgirlbybaywear this there outfit ideas for le bar botanique. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: pixie market green velvet slip midi dress; ego louisa floral print ankle boot; zara bodysuit with long sleeves; Ray-Ban Clubround Sunglasses from anthropologie; chay black safe perfume fromali golden; read this there the drunken botanist by amy stewart; clare vivier flat clutch; and zara pink quilted bomber jacket.

wear this there: le bar botanique in amsterdam. / sfgirlbybayle bar botanique. / sfgirlbybayle bar botanique of amsterdam. / sfgirlbybaythe bar at le bar botanique of amsterdam. / sfgirlbybay green walls at le bar botanique of amsterdam. / sfgirlbybaywear this there: le bar botanique, amsterdam. / sfgirlbybay

• photos via yatzer


there’s something about harlequin.

yellow and black and white tile floor / sfgirlbybay

handbag designer carolina l. iriarte’s fabulous floors, via freunde von freunden (above + below).

i have this thing for harlequin patterns. i’m not sure why i love them so much, but perhaps it stems from my family’s days in the circus. oh no, i kid you not, we had a circus. taschen has a book dedicated to the circus with a harlequin print cover — i don’t know why, but when i see the pattern, i think ‘circus’ and they must too. anyway, i digress, because what i’m looking at here are harlequin print floors, and darn it, i love them.

yellow, black and white harlequin tile floors / sfgirlbybayharlequin tile floors in white, yellow and black / sfgirlbybay

modern harlequin bathroom floor / sfgirlbybay

ferm living’s new lookbook has these floors right.

black and white harlequin tile floors / sfgirlbybay

gubio official’s instagram.

harlequin tile flooring / sfgirlbybay

i just shared this credenza, but i can’t help but include this perfect floor, via khai liew.

painted wood flooring in harlequin pattern / sfgirlbybay


painted wood harlequin flooring / sfgirlbybay

Sharyn Cairns for Homelife.

black and white harlequin tile floors / sfgirlbybay

Julien Fernandez for inside out magazine.

harlequin tile in black and white / sfgirlbybay

home edit.

bedside manners.

modern bedroom decor on nightstand / sfgirlbybay


i place quite a bit of importance on my bedside table — i like it to be uncluttered, with my favorite things nearby: current reading material and journal, candles, night mask (very important!) and good lighting. i have a thing for cool looking lamps and have a collection of all shapes and sizes. my bedside pendant lamps are from woodland hill home and i love them. there are all kinds of illumination out there for you to choose from — there’s a great variety of vintage table lamps and wall sconces on etsy and good online sources are schoolhouse electric, barnlight electric, cedar and moss and chairish. i like a lamp that not only looks good but that i can read by, too. here are some bright light looks you might like.

modern white bedroom decor / sfgirlbybay

circa lighting.

bedroom decor inspiration / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: stil inspiration; Christine Muhlke’s home via a piece apart; the design files; details oriented; carol montpart’s home via coffee klatch; vtwonen; est magazine; est living.

vintage green task lamp / sfgirlbybay

1950’s STILNOVO DIABOLO LAMP via a piece apart.

white shelf with books and decor and handing pendant lamp / sfgirlbybay

lullaby pendant lamp via the style files.

crate as nightstand with metallic task lamp / sfgirlbybay

lean and meadow.

modern wall-mounted nightstand and lamp / sfgirlbybay

inside out magazine.

modern floating bedside table and oversized light fixtures / sfgirlbybay


bedroom with wood nightstand, brass task lamp and back and white message board / sfgirlbybay

letter folk co.

white lamp and nightstand with framed art prints / sfgirlbybay

rue magazine.

white bedroom with nightstand desk and lamp / sfgirlbybay

valdirose retreat.

club mediterranean.

cacti hanging above white built-in benches with blue and white striped upholstery / sfgirlbybay

masseria cimino photographed by ditte isager.

each and every time i take a gander at images of masseria cimino in puglia, it gets me in the mood for club med. not the packaged vacation per se, just the beautiful, laid-back Mediterranean vibe you find in italy’s southern region — right down in the heel of its boot, known for its whitewashed hill towns and miles upon miles of Mediterranean coastline. i got to imagining what it might look like if i had a holiday home there and i pulled together these images as mood board. let’s all go together, shall we? ciao!

green cacti hung as wall decor / sfgirlbybay

carla coulson photography.

inspirational mediterranean imagery / sfgirlbybay

clockwise l to r: idei dekoru; Bernard Plossu Untitled photograph, 1975; a piece apart; carla coulson photography; woven sling backpack from barnaby jack; and camille becerra via a piece apart.

white patio decor / sfgirlbybay


suspended modern staircase and tall cacti / sfgirlbybay

turbulences deco.

black and white modern bedroom / sfgirlbybay


inspiring home decor in neutral palatte / sfgirlbybay

clockwise l to r: a piece apart; the shiny squirrel; utsu wanote; a beauitful living; est living; gdc home; vtwonen; stefano scata photography.

mediterranean concrete space with stained glass windows / sfgirlbybay

sonja velda photography.

rustic and minimalist modern bedroom decor / sfgirlbybay

were and a country.

mediterranean minimalist dining room / sfgirlbybay

sonja velda photography.