Monday, April 7

Spring, She Has Sprung.

Say adieu to the old honey hues, and hello to warm wood and white! I've been at it again, rearranging the furniture and changing up the color scheme around here. Sorry, but the pink wall had to go (more on that later today), and the yellow sofa was cozy in front of the fireplace for the winter, but Spring has sprung and I was ready for a change. I felt a need for a little more open space in the apartment, so the dining area has been moved back to its previous home, fireside, and the mid century modern chairs are basking in the sunny bay window. Ah, it all feels much fresher to me!






38 comments:

modmaison said...

Love it! So bright & springy!
-robyn
(www.modmaison.blogspot.com)

Allison said...

Looks so lovely! Any tips on finding a good apartment in SF? I just moved here, and am on the hunt. It's quite difficult I must say. Sucks to be so picky too... + dog.

a.

allisonawheeler@ekit.com

Anke said...

very springy indeed! love the cherry blossoms and the chalkboard...no wait...love the whole thing. wonderful contrasts!

sfgirlbybay said...

thanks guys!

allison - craigslist.com still proves to work best, but the SPCA has dog-friendly apt listings, too - and ask around at the dog parks. and just driving around the neighborhoods you like looking for signs can work (it has for me). good luck!

katek said...

So bright and springy! I have been feeling the urge, too, but have been channeling it into de-cluttering since I can't change up the furniture. I have a random question that always occurs to me when you're swapping around couches, etc. Do you sell the old stuff? Do you have a storage space? I know you aren't stashing two couches in a SF closet... I'm an apartment-dweller, too, and I just feel sort of trapped by the furniture we have; I'm really wanting to get a flat-weave rug to replace our fluffy white one for summer, but I'm hesitant because of having to store the white one.

sfgirlbybay said...

thanks katek - i usually sell the old furnishings on craigslist.com and it works out quite well. one thing in, one thing out! :)

katek said...

Ah, gotcha. So the white couch and the yellow couch are gone, and then when you want a couch again you'll get a new one? You are much braver than I am, which is one of the many reasons your house looks like it's ready for a magazine shoot all the time, and mine...doesn't. :-)

sfgirlbybay said...

i don't usually part with my more expensive items, like my white sofa...but the yellow sofa was just $65, so i don't feel bad about that! i actually gave it to a friend of mine. :)

amy said...

your place is just so lovely and fresh. love it!

dana said...

I just love your house.....and I totally understand the rearranging! I think it's a lovely by-product of being creative! (what color did you paint your living room?) I'm having trouble finding the "right white" for my house....who knew there were 140 different versions of white? ha ha

lisa said...

oh god, so lovely. i need to come over, victoria!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful just beautiful!!! Your blog is so inspiring!!!

Thanks for the inspiration, hope your feeling better.

stacy said...

I love the way the soft pink goes with the whites and browns.

Alicia said...

Looks great Victoria. I'm still coveting that chalkboard!

mlissa said...

When did you pick up the tulip chairs? I see in the June post you were wanting them and now, here they are! CL find?

prettycraftything said...

beautiful home!

Anonymous said...

Lovely...have white tulip chairs just like yours and looking to replace the cushions, as they were left out in the rain for several months w/ original owner. Any ideas on where I can find new cushions or foam to recover that will fit them? Thanks!
Again, absolutely lovely!

Anonymous said...

Victoria -

just beautiful. . . I love the palette of white furniture pieces contrasted with the dark wood floor with bursts of color and the mix of new & old. . . I tell you - you MUST write a book on the subject!! You have such a wonderful way with the small and delicate details in a room.

sfgirlbybay said...

thank you all so much! yes, lisa - come on over anytime! we need to organize a girl's night.

anon - i went to foamorder.com and got a big piece of foam, cut a template and made the cushsion to fit. hope that helps!

Whitney said...

wow! breath of fresh air :) i have been feeling the same way, i am glad someone else shares my need to rearrange with the season!

El Jinx said...

The pink wall's gone? Noooooooo!!!!

(Although I'm sure it's been replaced with something gorgeous and imaginative. I do wish I had your eye for design - your flat looks lovelier than ever.)

Anonymous said...

nice! i love the vase of blossoms.

Elaine said...

Hello! I really enjoy your blog. The pictures of your apartment are fantastic. Thank you for sharing them!

Chelsea said...

Loved it before but I am really loving this too. I love the dark wood and white.

Incagirl said...

Oh my!!! I just want to curl up on those chairs and stare at the blossoms

Alexa Johnson said...

Beautiful! I love how fresh and clean everything looks. And you did all of this WITH the flu?
But most importantly...where did you get your dining room table from? I know that someday I'll find the perfect blend one that is huge, dark, and hopefully of reclaimed "beat-up" wood. Yours looks perfect!
Hope you're feeling better!

amy korngiebel said...

i'm consistently impressed. your place looks spectacular. so springy!

karina said...

Very very nice place!

corine said...

I love it, it is soft and elegant in an understated way.

sfgirlbybay said...

alexa - this was pre-flu, on friday. :)

and my mum gave me the table - it's a 200 year old farm table she's had forever. but there's a place in L.A. called Charles & Charles and they sell similar ones.

Hillary said...

I HEART your blog! I am a new and avid reader and am so psyched to have found you! I started a little blog not too long ago and really enjoy all the creativity and energy bursting through the pages of yours!!!!! Hope all is well in SF. xoxo from Los Angeles

Elements of Style said...

It looks amazing! I adore it, and those flowers just add the cherry, happy feel of the space! Cheers!

Anonymous said...

I love the wooden/white chairs near the windows! Please tell me: where can I find one, and who designed them?

Matt

Topsy Turvy said...

What a wonderful apartment! And I love the pink accents ... (I just did a blog about pink). Great job!

-Lana

sfgirlbybay said...

Anon - the chairs are a craiglist find, and I don't know who made them - they are vintage mid century modern. Sorry!

Kari said...

This is so pretty and fresh. I love it.

kk said...

Love it! Those cherry blosssoms are beautiful (and so is the whole apartment)! I also love the new dining chairs (I had seen others in your apt on Apartment Therapy).

http://www.katiekdesign.blogspot.com

cindy k said...

ditto everyone else - it looks fresh and lovely!