Thursday, March 13

Corners of My { Ever Changing } Home.

You know how I am. Always changing things up around my apartment. I don't think y'all have seen some of the latest things I've done to the place, so before I go changing it again, here's a peek of some corners of my home, and some of my favorite things. Because I do feel another color scheme and some various decorating revamps coming! It's true, I just can't stop myself.

My new desk and chair from West Elm;
and one of my favorites, cherry blossoms this time of year.


Desk accessories and stacks of clipping ideas and Rex Ray Journal.


Vintage tea set from Three Potato Four. Some of my favorite art books.


Prints from Betsy Walton; Green Chair Press and 'Merde' painting from Annie Galvin.


New bedroom set-up; and some of my fancy shoes with Keep Calm poster.


My bed and pillow I made from vintage fabric.


Some new (and some old) artwork.


Print from Alyson Fox, and one from Camilla Engman, via Reform School.


A favorite oil painting I bought in Venice, Italy; my morning latte & favorite Eames Rocker.


The balcony and some new plantings.


Vintage ceramic Geisha girl from Venice, Italy; some of my vintage linens.


Stacks of blankets for chilly nights; my bedside table collections.


The dining table in the bay window; more of my vintage linens.


Pink lamp from West Elm with vase from Small Stump;
and Eames Rocker from Velocity Art & Design.

On a side note: sorry for the lack of Room Redux posts - I am struggling with my photoshop skills and I just can't bring myself to post some of my inept little works of art. I hope to have it up and running in the near future.

51 comments:

Lauren said...

I really love the Parsons Desk from West Elm -- been coveting one of my own, but I'm going to see if I can get one on the cheap.

Uncle Beefy said...

Love the place, Victoria. But that's probably no great surprise. It's so stylish but not "stagey", y'know. Warm, comfortable, relaxed, but polished. Yes, a bit envious...as my home, currently, would be largely photographed for use in a Housing Department training manual to show representatives what to look for when condemning a place!

Did I wish you and uber-GINORMOUS "CONGRATULATIONS!" on your Sunset spread? Well, if not...slapped hand for me...and belated "Awesome!" to you. :)

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Orange Pattern said...

Simply beautiful.
Love the alarm clock!

erinn said...

yes, I too am contemplating the parsons desk as my dressing/makeup table. Colorful and inspiring, as always.

luisa said...

I love it! I really like your style: you, your house and your blog are truly an inspiration and a source of ideas.
I have a question (something I am struggling with myself): where do you store all your files and paperwork? They're not visible (at least in the pictures you posted) and I am always looking for storage ideas, especially for paperwork, which is my biggest clutter problem.
Thanks!

sfgirlbybay said...

thanks so much everyone - and yes UB you were very kind in your comments about the Sunset spread - thank you!

the west elm desk is great - i love it and it seems really well made. the drawers just glide open!

luisa - i keep them in various places - i have an Ikea Expedit storage unit in my bedroom with file bins where i store clippings, paperwork etc. i also use design journals where i cut and paste all my clippngs and keep them.

Katherine said...

looks great, victoria! all of your vintage linens are so, so pretty.

stacy said...

cute home. I love the line hanging over the bed.

Orange Pattern said...

P.S. Photoshop - let me know if I can be of any assistance. I'm a graphic designer and use Photoshop everyday...

Carmen
orangepattern@gmail.com

Blue said...

Hi V.
I've never seen that pink lamp from West Elm and I stop in their store all the time looking for new things. did you have to buy the pink lamp shade separately from somewhere else? I'd love to introduce some pink into my bedroom and that lamp would be lovely. thanks!

sfgirlbybay said...

Blue - I actually bought it from someone on craigslist, so I think it's an older piece of theirs.

Amanda Conley said...

I love all the white. I wish I could do more white accents, but with all the children living here, white goes to snot green (a color that I've learned to love) in a matter of seconds. Someday though...
Really lovely abode;)

Nidhi said...

your apartment evolves beautifully and I can never get enough of the changes. It looks fresh every time...such a personal and inspiring space.

C.P. said...

What a peaceful apartment! You must love coming home to it.

momo said...

Beautiful as always! I'm glad to see you still have the pink wall (love it!) and I'm glad that you post closeups of your wall of art.
Very inspirational - I may need to change things up in my apartment soon.

cece said...

Beautiful and inspiring. You have such an easy style--it's very much your own. (I've had my eye on the desk chair from West Elm. Is your's the leather version? Is it comfortable?)
Thanks for all you share with us.

j u s t i m a g i n e said...

ooooooooh a girl after my own heart......I feel so sorry for my hubby....I habitually change things around him constantly....wall colours...cushions, artwork furniture....lucky for me he doesn't notice most of the time !!! hehehe........love your home and I love your blog !!!
Michelle

sfgirlbybay said...

thanks so much y'all!

cece - it is the leather version and it is quite comfortable - i like the wheels!

justimagine - oh there is no hubby! thus, i can do whatever i like! but i am in the market for one, or at least a boyfriend! ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi!

I have a Keep Calm poster myself, and was wondering if yours are custom framed? If not where did you pick up the frames that totally fit the poster!?

Thanks!

allisonawheeler@ekit.com

sfgirlbybay said...

Anon - it's just the Ribba frame from Ikea. But I need to trim the matte at top & bottom to fit even better.

sweetjessie said...

I love your home!!!

kim. said...

Every time I see photos of your place, it's the only time I ever crave white walls in my home. Lovin' it, as usual!

Marina said...

Do you know what i loved most?
The vintage tea set!!!!
Beautiful!

But everything is lovely!

Sharp Lily said...

Your place is lovely, a little slice of Heaven!!

Nathalie said...

I can't get enough of seeing images from your apartment V. !
and the fact that you keep moving and change things around makes it all more exciting to follow. I love your home is so bright, airy, cosy and beautiful all in one.
Visiting your blog is to me like taking a daily vacation to SF...you bring sunshine !!

Michelle said...

As always, great to see your space

chez shoes said...

Ohhhhhh, I love everything about this post.

LolaBloom said...

Ditto to what chez shoes said....

Always inspired by your space Victoria! I've been dying to get photoshop and start playing around with it, we'll see...I'm sure I'll get inspired by your creations, just like the mosaics. Thanks again for the how-to on those! ;)

Anne said...

I love seeing these pictures! But what I most want to know is the provenance of your morning latte mug there - I used to have a very similar one that got broken, can you tell me where you found it?

karina said...

I love your place,fresh,clean and stilish.

sfgirlbybay said...

thanks again everyone! :)

and you are welcome, lola.

anne - i don't know that this cup is all that special - i think it's from cost plus and i just like the color and size!

Lori Langille said...

Love it love it love it. Beautiful as always, and thanks for sharing!

Summer said...

I absolutely love the vintage pillow you made! That is beautiful fabric.
Your home is inspiring (as is your blog). I'm about to redo my office and I'm really enjoying reading your blog and seeing your ideas. Do you sell any of your artwork?

Jon said...

that little pig planter/desk accessory makes me smile!

Lisa said...

I love it! I never thought I'd be intrigued by white walls but you really know how to do it right. Very lovely!

S. Thomas Summers said...

quite a place ya got there. i am jealous.

sk8ordiehard said...

your place is always so gorgeous, no matter how many times you change it up! Thanks for the inspiration!

joy said...

i love it! and that balcony..amazing..the light is gorgeous! -joy

musette said...

Great place! What beautiful light you have. I've got to say how much I love the posters. I've got the sunny yellow and I bought the aqua for my boyfriend's studio. Everybody loves it. Thank you! Thank you!

Elements of Style said...

I saw your spread in Sunset and loved it! These new pics are equally as fabulous! I just returned from San Fran a couple days ago and am sad to be back east!

Mrs.French said...

So pretty. I am jealous of the glorious sun coming into your space.

nina said...

Your room photos are always my favorite part of your blog! Such great corners once again, you're a decorating genius! I love the numbers print...

Joanna Goddard said...

your place is wonderful! what a nice place to live.

ellyy said...

Your house is a dream! :)

I was wondering who created the beautiful piece on the left of Camilla Engman's work in the picture 'Some new (and some old) artwork'?

Thank you for sharing these beautiful images of your home!

amy said...

Beautiful, as usual! If you are trying to make me want to live in SF more and wish that I lived in your apartment, you have been successful. Great inspiration!

Alya said...

why change this delectably delicious apartment!!!!!????

Ashley L. said...

oh how i love your style! my favorite would definitely have to be the room with the Keep Calm poster (okay, its a close tie to the vintage ceramic Geisha girl and vintage linens pic!) i'm always so inspired by your blog! thank you! :)

sfgirlbybay said...

ellyy - sorry that print is "Flotsam & Jetsam" by Colin Johnson.you can find at at Thumtack Press:

http://www.thumbtackpress.com/browse/product_info.php?cPath=58&products_id=973

Teal Chic said...

Oh I love your blog!!! I didn't have a blog account when your puppy passed away, as I tried to leave you a comment. I am so sorry for your loss.

As for this post, you have inspired me to learn how to sew. Your pillow turned out fantastic!!!!

I have linked your blog to mine, as I am a frequent visitor!

Thanks for the inspiration,
Candi

Coveiter said...

where did you find your bedding in your "New bedroom set-up" pic? love it! been looking for something similar. it's so clean and fresh.