Wednesday, June 3

Summer Lovin'.


Okay, as much as I love living in San Francisco, I do not so much enjoy the June Gloom. It arrived early this year, and has been lingering in the city since Memorial Day weekend. The Northern California fog just creeps in under the Golden Gate, and covers the city in a soft gray mist. Don't get me wrong, it's pretty. Sometimes. But days and days of it get me a bit down, so today, here's some fresh, colorful spaces to inspire summer!









36 comments:

mrs boo radley said...

Rachel Denbow is my favorite! Thanks for featuring her.

my favorite and my best said...

gorgeous! i don't feel your pain though...i would do just about anything for some june gloom. it is 95 degrees here at noon and has been for the past week. and did i mention the humidity?
im in atlanta btw.

Kristin said...

92 here today and I'm also swimming in humidity! On an up note, I am loving the aqua and turquoise!

Lauren Jade said...

just love your blog. Yea, I'm from Sebastopol up north a bit and I'm here right now visiting home from school. I miss this place more than I ever remember!! :( I'm currently living in the deep south and I'm so excited I get to put lotion on again! haha can't do it there in the summer. Those images are all beautiful!

erin said...

these are beautiful. such vivid colors!

Libby said...

As always, a gorgeous post! I just wanted to let you know I am a big fan of your blog and am passing on the One Lovely Blog award to you! :)

http://sittingpretty-libby.blogspot.com/

leni said...

i love the photos, especially the clothespins!

Joanna said...

I could crawl right into that bed and happily stay there the rest of the day.

It has been gloomy for a while here in Southern California, too. I sorta prefer it to the relentless heat, which we're bound to get sooner or later. The June gloom just holds it off a bit!

raquel raney said...

such a lovely post. thanks for the inspiration.

{lauryl} said...

fog, smog, clouds and general malaise have settled on us in LA, too. thank you for the colorful inspiration, i needed that!

Tiffany Turrill said...

rock on! such wonderful relief from dreary bay area skies.

~tiff in oaktown

logan said...

Blarrrrrg, I totally hear you on the SF June Gloom front. It's been brutal this year and it's only the 3rd!

Thanks for the inspiration :)

TheDecoDetective said...

Omg, this is a fantastic post! I hadn't heard about the June Gloom in SF, but I'm glad you took advantage of it and made this post to fight it!
Trudi -

Simply Mel said...

Thank you for this bright and sunny post (yes, I'm a SF girl too!)! The bed with the yellow headboard is a dream haven!

Alicia said...

I feel your pain up here a little farther on the coast in Eureka. I get so down when it's overcast and gloomy for days on end! Working in my container garden makes me happy every time--even if I do have to wear a sweatshirt in June!

roysie said...

Clipboards on the wall? Wow, brilliant! I am going to try that.

Gigi said...

I love the blue of that ceiling in the first photo. I could wake up to that every day! Thanks for an inspiring post.

Teri said...

I'm right next to you in Marin and we are getting the June gloom too. I love the sunny colors in the pictures! Did I say adore, cherish and LOVE? I know, in a month when we get the hot, hot temps hit record highs, I will be wishing for the June gloom once again. Maybe you could post some pix of the fog rolling in then?

Thanks for these colorful inspirations!

Kristen said...

Love, love, love these photos! I'm in NY, and it's gloomy here today, too. Thanks for brightening my afternoon!

Anne @ The City Sage said...

Yes yes, I hear you about our recent weather! Today I just can't quite seem to wake up completely---and I'm convinced because it's the weird haze that's been hanging everywhere.

But these images are the perfect antidote! That yellow headboard is especially smashing...

this humble abode said...

Oh I needed that dose of summer color, thanks.

Suzanna said...

Happiness for the eyes!

RachelDenbow said...

We had one of those days in Missouri today. This just made it SO much better.

sfgirlbybay said...

Rachel - and your pretty picture helped us cheer up and feel sunny! :)

AnnaVallance said...

Love all those pics.

RhiannonM said...

That is the second yellow bed I have seen today. Such a bold color choice. Very bright and cheery.

Mary-Laure said...

Amazing, I just love those colorful homes.

theluxuriousvagabond said...

A yellow headboard!!

Also, thanks for your posts on London. I'll be heading there soon, and your pictures made me even more excited!

Laura. said...

love the plants by the bay window. love them all, really. thanks for the morning color! makes me giddy!

The Lil Bee said...

I'm loving all this use of blue and orange. That top photo is perfect. And the scalloped bed frame below is my dream bed. Gorgeous.

coffee and queso said...

What great inspiration! My husband and I just decided to reorg the house so we each have an office; bookmarking this for design ideas!

K said...

Oh yes I find myself wishing why can't it be a REAL Summer just once... Spring and Fall a couple of weeks each of sunshine and warmth and we have the same weather winter and summer. poop!

Tiina of LiviaConcept said...

so wonderful pictures! I would NEVER leave my home if I had that romantic white and yellow bed...

penny patten said...

Great pic's, love the bed, love the colors as well as the simplicity.

Patty said...

Great pics! Love the colors! It did help to brighten my day. Its been pretty much steady rain here in New England and no end in sight. Although we did experience about 20 min. of sun shine today!!!

Margaret said...

Victoria,
You have to come down to my Pacifica neighborhood. We have had glorious sunshine every day for weeks.