Victoria Smith’s blog, sfgirlbybay is near to my heart since I’m an SF girl too. Her bohemian modern style can be seen in the beautiful photographs of her home and the inspiring photographs she takes all over the Bay Area. You can also take a visit to her Etsy shop where she sells our favorite print, “Keep Calm and Carry On”.
Top 5 Home Decor Picks by Victoria Smith, sfgirlbybay
I love my Eames Rocker. Most of what’s in my apartment in second-hand, found at the flea market, or on craigslist, but my Eames RAR Rocker I bought new at Velocity Art & Design, and I love it. It’s really comfortable, and I love the modern touch it adds to the vintage-inspired, eclectic mix I have going on in my living room. And it comes in so many amazing colors.
It’s not really a ‘thing’ but I adore the flea market for all things home decor related. The big one here in the bay area is the Alameda Flea Market in the east bay, and I am usually found wandering around there the first Sunday of the month when it’s held. It’s definitely where I find most of my favorite ‘things’!
I love Amy Butler fabrics, and just her website in general. She’s got amazing an inspirational lifestyle photography section on the site, with wonderful ideas for home decor and mixing up vintage pieces with bright, modern fabrics. Amy’s design books, Found Style and MidWest Modern are great sources of design inspiration, as well.
I love Poppytalk Handmade for great crafted home wares. Jan of the blog Poppytalk, does all the hard work for us, curating the best of the best from Etsy and her Poppytalk Handmade shop features some wonderful craft artists.
I love Paumes books. I head over to the Kinokuniya Bookstore in San Francisco’s Japantown and stock up every few months. I just love all the different Paumes titles, from London Ateliers, to San Francisco Kitchens. They’re amazing books for inspiring a new look.