sexy black frames.

black windows in office area / sfgirlbybay

entrance makleri (above + just below).

i have to say, nothing quite emphasizes a view like black framed window casings. something about them it adds an element of sophistication you just don’t find anywhere else — a bachelor pad feel perhaps? though it’s a classic look when paired with exterior facing windows, black steel framed windows and doors bring a whole new, albeit open look when used inside as a segue from one room to another, dividing a space but adding an interesting, sexy and architectural edge.

black framed window casings in office area / sfgirlbybay

black framed window casings in loft / sfgirlbybay

anne sage for marvin windows & doors (above + below).

exposed wood beams and black framed window casings. / sfgirlbybay

black framed window casings in loft space / sfgirlbybay

Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer photography for elle decoration.

black framed window casings inspiration / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: calvin klein’s home via curbed; entrance makleri; design*sponge; coco & kelley; house & garden; cote de texas; bohemian wornest.

door with black framed window casings / sfgirlbybay


open living room with black framed windows / sfgirlbybay

kinfolk at home book.

sliding doors with black framed window casings / sfgirlbybay


black framed window casings on hallway doors / sfgirlbybay

studio maclean.

floor to ceiling door and windows with black casings / sfgirlbybay

mr harris tweed.

windoes with black framed casings / sfgirlbybay

mad & bolig.

dining area with doors with black framed window casings / sfgirlbybay

heidi lerkenfeldt photography.

black framed window casings on picture window in dining room / sfgirlbybay

est magazine.



domino goes down under.

loft office space via domino / sfgirlbybay

well, isn’t this the loveliest looking loft-like space? recently featured on domino, it’s the home of creative couple Erika Garaerts and Charl Laubscher. the two took on the daunting task (all by themselves!) of converting a warehouse in the old Foy & Gibson Factory in Collingwood, a suburb of Melbourne, australia into a liveable, and very stylish place. they’ve turned something long forgotten and left in disarray into a minimalist modern, but charming home sweet home with killer high beamed ceilings and natural pine wood floors. for the full tour and some expert design advice, visit domino.

living room loft space via domino / sfgirlbybay living room area in loft featured by domino / sfgirlbybay modern loft space featured in domino / sfgirlbybay black and white loft decor featured in domino / sfgirlbybay loft dining area featured by domino / sfgirlbybay modern loft dining space via domino / sfgirlbybay domino loft feature / sfgirlbybay indoor loft plants in pots / sfgirlbybay  stainless steel and green kitchen decor via domino / sfgirlbybay domino green and stainless steel kitchen decor / sfgirlbybayloft bedroom decor via domino / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of domino.



a little dab will do ya.

orange striped throw pillows / sfgirlbybay

orange — the color that starts popping up in the fall just as we enter october. the color of jack-o-lanterns and the changing leaves. it’s a bold color choice, and one i can only take in small doses — a little dab will do you right. these rooms have just the right amount of the outgoing color orange and i find that little pop goes far in creating some beautiful rooms. simply add pillows & rugs, a favorite print, even a fridge!

artwork with pops of orange / sfgirlbybay

bri emery of designlovefest’s house, photo by me.

kitchen with a pop of orange / sfgirlbybay

the design files.

orange smeg refrigerator / sfgirlbybay

wave avenue.

home decor with pops of orange / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: i love wild fox; loom & kiln; @presentandcorrect; alanya ottoman from anthropologie; lilibaba Pink and orange watercolor feathers; sanforized; loom & kiln; schoolhouse electic noble notepad; carmen mitrotta.

metal lounge chair with orange upholstery / sfgirlbybay


modern bedroom with pops of orange / sfgirlbybay

pampa fine art print.

orange home decor and accessories / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: wood fiber clay vintage satillo pillow; the design files; bertoia chairs via design*sponge; @pansyco; telegraph uk.

oversized painting with splash of orange / sfgirlbybay

luxe source.

orange sofa with patterned throw pillows / sfgirlbybay

brittany ambridge for domino.

orange smeg with rustic kitchen decor / sfgirlbybay

jason grant’s book, a place called home.

modern dining area with wood table and leather chairs / sfgirlbybay

the design files.

orange button-tufted sofa / sfgirlbybay

hus & hem.

musical decor.

small piano with vintage chair and large plant on top / sfgirlbybay


there’s something so instantly charming about a room with a vintage piano in it–especially when said piano is thoughtfully adorned with a playful collection of treasures, art or plants. yes, these gorgeous musical instruments make captivating decor, what with all of the different shapes, sizes, and colors to choose from. but i think what i find most attractive about their presence in a home, is knowing there’s music being enjoyed within those walls. did many of you grow up with a piano at home? or do you have a piano in your home now? these rooms each have their own distinctive look and feel thanks to their lovely pianos, which makes me think… if these walls could talk, they’d probably sing!

small vintage piano with vintage decor on top / sfgirlbybay


vintage piano and mid-century modern planter / sfgirlbybay

apartment therapy.

vintage home furnishings and dark wood piano / sfgirlbybay


chic music room with various musical instruments / sfgirlbybay

eve wilson for the design files.

mid-century modern piano in dining room / sfgirlbybay


minimalist home decor with piano / sfgirlbybay

the new bohemians.

dark brown piano with faux fur bench / sfgirlbybay

namaste with love.

friday finds.

pink printed curtains / sfgirlbybay

this week’s friday finds are brought to you by my codeine-laced cough syrup. i’m sorry — i’m a little silly, but i’ve got a bad bout of bronchitis and have been blogging from bed for over a week now, and i finally got into the doctor and got a prescription to rid myself of coughing my brains out. anyway, i’m loopy and sleepy and today you get deliriously pink. a bit over the top, perhaps — but pretty, right? i hope to be back in better form by next week. have a restful weekend everyone. xo, victoria

  1. love this very deliriously pink bedroom featured recently in vtwonen, especially that killer mirror (above + just below).
  2. that’s some very crazy carpeting right there, but i love/hate it.
  3. a sweet deer indeed. just because the world needs a little more sweetness right now.
  4. lonny featured a fun post on some amazing neon for grownups.
  5. i did a little round-up on lonny for great decor ideas under $100, including fine little day’s lovely vera poster.
  6. this is a smashing window seat redeux from blogger skunk boy.
  7. and finally, i love sasha bikoff’s very disco home featured coco & kelley.

bedroom with pink decor / sfgirlbybaypatterned carpeting and pink decor / sfgirlbybayframed photograph with a pop of pink / sfgirlbybaypink nook with colorful throw pillows / sfgirlbybaypink lighting and large framed art print / sfgirlbybay