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There’s No Place Like Here: Modern and Bohemian Style With SFGirlByBay

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Victoria Smith, the renowned voice behind the much drool-worthy design blog, SFGirlByBay, let us into her amazing San Francisco apartment for this, the latest installment of our decor series, There’s No Place Like Here. And we visited her just in time before her move to bigger and better things! Consider this a time capsule in the legacy of Victoria’s collecting career, and help her lighten the load by checking out her new vintage shop, lepetiteflea, where she’s selling off some of her surplus treasures.

Being the generous lady that she is, Victoria will be giving away one of her prints. Enter to win one of Victoria’s prints by leaving a comment below! We will pick a lucky commenter at random at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on March 26, 2010. (We apologize in advance that this sweepstakes is only open to U.S. folks over 18. Void where prohibited. Download a PDF of the full Rules and Regulations).


If there’s still any doubt after reading her beautiful blog, it’s clear from the moment you set foot in her apartment: the woman has style. Self-proclaimed bohemian and modern aesthetic enthusiast, Victoria strikes that delicate balance between the amount of things she has and the amount of space she has to work with. It’s impressive, really, because even the most skilled flea market thrifter can yield pack rat tendencies — and Victoria is anything but. She is organized, with her decorative and functional possessions well arranged and well displayed. While she admits to constantly rearranging, I noticed during my time in her apartment that her things were curated in clusters of relevancy to the things around them. Her ceramics were neatly displayed together on an old wooden cabinet. Her crafting supplies were all collectively stored in large antique jars on a shelf near her computer, and her books were ordered by color of the spine.

In addition to trendsetting thriftiness with panache, Victoria’s Etsy shop also has a corner on the Keep Calm Carry On market. She credits herself as being one of the first people remaking the posters in the U.S. after getting her hands on one and realizing that the slogan was in the public domain. The story was featured in The New York Times.

Update: Congratulations to MimisCreation, winner of the SFGirlByBay Sweepstakes!

Do you like Victoria’s style? Share decorating ideas for her new place in the comments below!

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  • laurelinsailor

    laurelinsailor says:

    oh great! i love that dog picture! but i'm a bit afraid that i AM the person my cat thinks ;)

    6 years ago

  • readwritebooks

    readwritebooks says:

    so great- I aspire to be as accomplished one day! Thanks Victoria for letting us in!

    6 years ago

  • VeraVague

    VeraVague says:

    very nice!

    6 years ago

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom says:

    Victoria you have a beautiful place! Thank you for allowing us to view your apt digs. I only wish I would/could be that well organized. And I love the white...white...white. It's peaceful and bohemian. Love it!

    6 years ago

  • missbatch

    missbatch says:

    this is such a treat! thanks for sharing the space and the video.

    6 years ago

  • ArletteMichelle

    ArletteMichelle says:

    OMG that dog print is soooo me..I have a seven year old Jack..I love him to pieces..He was lost one night..Believe it or not.. I had 5 police officers out for hours looking for him..LOVE LOVE YOUR SHOP...

    6 years ago

  • StudioZen

    StudioZen says:

    Thanks Victoria for letting us tour your amazing apartment. I also have a passion for white dishware. I just love the clean look and mixability of them!

    6 years ago

  • Ebruk

    Ebruk says:

    Very nice.

    6 years ago

  • nowonder

    nowonder says:

    beautiful apartment. I like her decor

    6 years ago

  • leiphotography

    leiphotography says:

    I love it! Thank you for sharing your personal space with us!

    6 years ago

  • LoveTheBaby

    LoveTheBaby says:

    Aesthetically pleasing indeed. Thanks, Victoria, for sharing with us.

    6 years ago

  • Ayca

    Ayca says:

    Very nice!...I love that dog picture...

    6 years ago

  • sfgirlbybay

    sfgirlbybay says:

    thanks very much you guys! and thank you eric! it was a fun day of shooting!! :)

    6 years ago

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu says:

    Beautiful building and apartment!! So lovely!

    6 years ago

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts says:

    Cute apartment!

    6 years ago

  • ShebboDesign

    ShebboDesign says:

    cool and stylish!

    6 years ago

  • CarryTheWord

    CarryTheWord says:

    Very cute!

    6 years ago

  • litapsilverj

    litapsilverj says:

    Sleek and cool looking. Love all the white and the freshness of the look.

    6 years ago

  • bklynstitch

    bklynstitch says:

    It was so great to see her lovely apartment. I'm a big fan of her blog. Thank you!

    6 years ago

  • coolranchstudio

    coolranchstudio says:

    what a beautiful and restful looking apartment! and it's such a treat to see where you live, :). thank you so much for sharing it.

    6 years ago

  • HibouCards

    HibouCards says:


    6 years ago

  • enhabiten

    enhabiten says:

    Awww, what a treat! I love Victoria. One of the most real and sweet women out there in internet design land. It's been a pleasure getting to know her over the computer and her blog is awesome.

    6 years ago

  • felicitycrew

    felicitycrew says:

    Very inspiring!

    6 years ago

  • sugarpush

    sugarpush says:

    Victoria's blog is awe-inspiring. Good luck with the move!

    6 years ago

  • chrisem

    chrisem says:

    Just as cool as Victoria is! LOVE it! :D

    6 years ago

  • missive

    missive says:

    I so admire her sense of style!

    6 years ago

  • OwlandMouse

    OwlandMouse says:

    I always really enjoy the "There's No Place Like Here" posts! They may be my favorite thing on this blog!

    6 years ago

  • HandmadeByKat

    HandmadeByKat says:

    You have beautiful things! Love your place, wish mine were that hip! 45 minutes north of SF and in a different world!

    6 years ago

  • kristimcmurry

    kristimcmurry says:

    Looks great! I can't wait to get home and watch the video :) Nice post

    6 years ago

  • tarbabee

    tarbabee says:

    RANDOM!!! :)

    6 years ago

  • hijirik

    hijirik says:

    ohhhhhhhhhh awesome!!! SOOO nice seeing you here, Victoria!!!! xoxoxoxo

    6 years ago

  • simpledawn

    simpledawn says:

    Super cute print!

    6 years ago

  • rubystella

    rubystella says:

    You are so cute!!! : ) I absolutely LOVE your style!

    6 years ago

  • beadup

    beadup says:

    If only people would accept me as the person my dog knows me as -- the world would be a sweeter place!

    6 years ago

  • blueberryshoes

    blueberryshoes says:

    beyond awesome...moving there this year! inspiration galore!

    6 years ago

  • madmodiste

    madmodiste says:


    6 years ago

  • steinschmuckdesign

    steinschmuckdesign says:

    Fantastic apartment you got:)

    6 years ago

  • souliloque

    souliloque says:

    I just love these posters.

    6 years ago

  • ChrissyAnnCeramics

    ChrissyAnnCeramics says:

    Awesome peek into her own home design. Love Victoria's design style, & I actually love the stained glass headboard..

    6 years ago

  • katyherndon

    katyherndon says:

    Oh wow! That's fabulous!

    6 years ago

  • brattysister

    brattysister says:

    I have purchased from this seller and love her wares! She has an enviable sense of style; love it.

    6 years ago

  • anycards

    anycards says:

    a giveaway?!?!?! How great is that. I LOVE your place, wish I had that kinda style.

    6 years ago

  • MimisCreation

    MimisCreation says:

    Very nice! Thank you for sharing your space with us.

    6 years ago

  • vicieluxure

    vicieluxure says:

    What an extraordinary home. Instant sense of calm and together-ness from just watching the video. I love the Narcoleptic Man portrait, and those stained glass windows were absolutely beautiful. The color just pops among all of that white! The "Keep Calm" print has always been my favorite! How fabulous!

    6 years ago

  • rose154223

    rose154223 says:

    So cute!

    6 years ago

  • ChrissyAHam

    ChrissyAHam says:

    I love your home! it looks so comfy!

    6 years ago

  • chynadoll035

    chynadoll035 says:

    Hi Victoria. I <3 <3 <3 your truely SAN FRANCISCO style! As a Twitter follower I love hearing about your new finds and what you have for sale in your store. As a fellow Bay Area resident (born in SF but live in San Bruno) I love how you have balanced how much you get to your living quarters. You do it so well (I would probably grab too much and end up a hoarder.)

    6 years ago

  • hyperbets

    hyperbets says:

    I love this! This home blows my mind. What a beautifully creative spirit. I'm so inspired!

    6 years ago

  • rileyitup

    rileyitup says:

    What a heavenly place! After seeing your first article on your home I copied your wall art display with all your paintings.. and everyone loves it.. but not more than me:). Thanks for sharing your treasures.

    6 years ago

  • cordy4

    cordy4 says:

    What a beautiful blog! Looks like my kitty <-- had a cameo. :)

    6 years ago

  • Tiah

    Tiah says:

    I love looking at how creative people decorate their home, I get so inspired. Thank you.

    6 years ago

  • Solaster

    Solaster says:

    I love the dog sentiment! :)

    6 years ago

  • lcarolla

    lcarolla says:

    I literally gasped out loud in my cubicle when I saw the picture frame at 2:55. SO pretty! This apartment is such a wonderful space.

    6 years ago

  • weagan

    weagan says:

    Loved touring your apartment.... all that's missing is Jacques and Lulu! Wish we were right next door!

    6 years ago

  • pistolheart

    pistolheart says:

    oh yes, please. my dog thinks i am awesome!

    6 years ago

  • sherrytruitt

    sherrytruitt says:

    You all did a smashing job with this!

    6 years ago

  • Sans30s

    Sans30s says:

    I love the way she has displayed the letter "V" the initial of her name...great home and beautiful ceramic, porcelain collection.

    6 years ago

  • mylittleaura

    mylittleaura says:

    I just love that home, so much light (I'm from Chicago)and so much details!! I just love it.

    6 years ago

  • silentxangel

    silentxangel says:

    I love the apartment!!! It would be a great reference for when I get my own apartment as well!

    6 years ago

  • silkstory

    silkstory says:

    She is so nice person! I love this video and her home and her way of being an etsian!

    6 years ago

  • streetnoodles

    streetnoodles says:

    OMG...i love the casualness of my home state...and that opening video view of "the city"...made me cry...homesick for the bay...

    6 years ago

  • teconlene

    teconlene says:

    ohhhh... wonderful house!

    6 years ago

  • BululuStudio

    BululuStudio says:

    Love the video, beautiful house.

    6 years ago

  • inhowlscastle

    inhowlscastle says:

    Oh, such a beautiful house! I cannot wait to have and decorate my own home...

    6 years ago

  • Slowshirts

    Slowshirts says:

    Awww, it reminds me of my old apartment in Oakland, such great old buildings in California. Thanks for sharing! Nice work objecked :)

    6 years ago

  • tippleandsnack

    tippleandsnack says:


    6 years ago

  • staceylyndesigns

    staceylyndesigns says:

    Such cute stuff. How fun!

    6 years ago

  • OhMandie

    OhMandie says:

    Lovely house!

    6 years ago

  • roren

    roren says: are so talented! thanks for sharing!!

    6 years ago

  • ravingsockmonkey

    ravingsockmonkey says:

    I love the little vintage Pantry coffee mug. :)

    6 years ago

  • NaiyaArtBoutique

    NaiyaArtBoutique says:

    thanks for this great post :)

    6 years ago

  • fringe

    fringe says:

    Wow, Victoria! You're gorgeous, and so is your home. I love that you move things around from room to room to give them new life. That's my favorite thing to do too... Thank you so much for letting us into your wonderful, light-filled home. xo

    6 years ago

  • RouletteVintage

    RouletteVintage says:

    great house! and love the new shop!

    6 years ago

  • StrawberrySays

    StrawberrySays says:

    super super cute!!

    6 years ago

  • luckylife

    luckylife says:

    What an absolutely gorgeous home, Victoria's blog was one of my very first & favorite blogs when I first started reading and it makes me happy to see her "in person". What a lovely and genuine gal with absolutely fantastic taste! Thank you so much for sharing this with us Victoria and etsy, I adore this series so much! xo Melis

    6 years ago

  • alouisemcg

    alouisemcg says:

    WOW! i love your place! i just bought my first home, and i'm doing the white on white thing in my bedroom, which has dark blue walls. it's been a fun challenge, but i'm not as accomplished a designer as you!

    6 years ago

  • jtakatsu

    jtakatsu says:

    What great style! Thanks!

    6 years ago

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage says:

    What a great apartment and also in San Fran! What could be better!

    6 years ago

  • heartfeltoriginalsi

    heartfeltoriginalsi says:

    LOVE all the white and that stained glass is to die for!!

    6 years ago

  • vidoloff

    vidoloff says:

    I LOVE the "Keep calm and carry on" theme...I just bought my bestie and her mom matching pendants that say this...I'm allergic to mine, so your signs have much greater appeal for me... :) I'll be in San Jose in May and will now think of you there. Thank you!!

    6 years ago

  • jamieribisi

    jamieribisi says:

    What a stunningly beautiful apartment! Perfect light for a great art collection!

    6 years ago

  • StudioSurface

    StudioSurface says:

    So Beautiful! I love her home and her blog! Thanks for sharing!

    6 years ago

  • msbama

    msbama says:

    Wonderful! Thanks for letting us in!

    6 years ago

  • stellabystar

    stellabystar says:

    Loved loved loved this!! What an absolutely charming apartment in a fairy tale city! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

    6 years ago

  • pinkracoon

    pinkracoon says:

    I love CUT! I just found out about this magazine last month and it's so great to read it! Every single picture and illustration is so creative and lovely made! I can highly recommend it!

    6 years ago

  • pinkracoon

    pinkracoon says:

    Just noticed I commented on the wrong post. Duh...

    6 years ago

  • lilnomie

    lilnomie says:

    I love your apartment! So beautiful.

    6 years ago

  • meredithblumoff

    meredithblumoff says:


    6 years ago

  • MrsESS

    MrsESS says:

    I love her blog!

    6 years ago

  • jennifermorrisbeads

    jennifermorrisbeads says:

    victoria, you're just as cute..scratch that..even cuter than i thought you'd be..and that's pretty dang cute. i'd add adorable fabulous and just as beautiful as your blog too. thanks for the sneak peek into your amazing home. can't wait to see the new digs next.. xo

    6 years ago

  • jboers

    jboers says:

    Victoria I love, love your blog, thanks so much for helping me to remember that life can be beautiful.

    6 years ago

  • tesselation

    tesselation says:

    So cute! If I lived in your apartment I would never want to leave!

    6 years ago

  • sarahknightdesign

    sarahknightdesign says:

    This is fabulous- victoria's new vintage shop will be a huge sucess I'm sure:) Amazing apartment with great decorations. Great taste:)

    6 years ago

  • klacustomcreations

    klacustomcreations says:

    love the keep calm and carry on, I have a poster in my house and a necklace in my shop w/ the saying.

    6 years ago

  • michelleshopped

    michelleshopped says:

    that's one of my favorite quotes...

    6 years ago

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth says:

    charming, just charming!

    6 years ago

  • remnantrehab

    remnantrehab says:

    Nice! I love those "Keep calm and carry on" posters.

    6 years ago

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa says:

    I always get apartment envy when I see these vids. Beug, you've done it again! Victoria, thank you so much for opening your doors to the Etsy video crew.

    6 years ago

  • maggiemaevintage
  • KChipp

    KChipp says:

    Very nice !!!!!!!

    6 years ago

  • 4aces

    4aces says:

    i am the person my dog thinks i am! nice diggs...we live in the best city in the world!

    6 years ago

  • azahnweh

    azahnweh says:

    how great to be able to put a face and voice to one of my fave blogs! thanks v!

    6 years ago

  • BabyMadeBoutique

    BabyMadeBoutique says:

    Beautiful! Love your style!

    6 years ago

  • KateVanDorenStudio

    KateVanDorenStudio says:

    I love the positive affirmations! Would be great for my art therapy office:)

    6 years ago

  • keekster

    keekster says:

    what a lovely place! i love the white backdrop with all the pops of color. very inspiring- thanks for sharing!

    6 years ago

  • NiceToAnimals

    NiceToAnimals says:


    6 years ago

  • keekster

    keekster says:

    so, so lovely! i love the white backdrop with all the little pops of color. thank you for sharing!

    6 years ago

  • madamtartarsauce

    madamtartarsauce says:


    6 years ago

  • lovintage

    lovintage says:

    I want to 'borrow' your bathroom mirror! What a fun place to live. I love it!

    6 years ago

  • pamwares

    pamwares says:

    what a great - there's no place like here. Victoria - great little apartment. You work it well! Inspiring decor!

    6 years ago

  • FrenchKnot2U

    FrenchKnot2U says:

    I enjoyed the tour and fun music. Thanks for mentioning Herb Caen-I lived in the city for 15 years-I feel nostalgic for SF regularly-I miss the smell of roasting coffee beans and fresh baked Italian bread. So, Victoria who does your dusting? And, I particularly like the funky metal table that has a glass top placed over it. Clever idea-the effect looks like black and white animal print. Thanks for opening your home to us. Cheers.

    6 years ago

  • silverlilies

    silverlilies says:

    What a beautiful apartment inside and out. So many fun things! The blog is great too. The snow from the Minneapolis post is quite familiar, I live in St Paul!

    6 years ago

  • MothHouse

    MothHouse says:

    Wow I was just admiring that print earlier today! What amazing style :)

    6 years ago

  • ReDesignTechnologies

    ReDesignTechnologies says:

    What an eye and talent for putting it all together you have Victoria! And so generous to share with us. I love it all but really appreciate the chandeliers that you have collected. Bellisima.

    6 years ago

  • HenryBaby

    HenryBaby says:

    Yes, please! Absolutely lovely!

    6 years ago

  • hollyedwards

    hollyedwards says:

    love her blog! thanks for posting

    6 years ago

  • sfgirlbybay

    sfgirlbybay says:

    thank you all again, so much! it all looks quite different now, because i change it up so often. and, i really look forward to purging and going for a less cluttered look in my new stand by for more to be added to my vintage etsy shop. and frenchknot - i am afraid it is me who gets to do all the dusting! :)

    6 years ago

  • chrissysparks

    chrissysparks says:

    CUTE !! love it!

    6 years ago

  • Mattie714

    Mattie714 says:

    Love the blog, the video and her prints! I want to be like that when I grow up! :)

    6 years ago

  • styleforlife

    styleforlife says:

    Absolute style and this! :-) Emily at EL Vintage

    6 years ago

  • greenleafboutique

    greenleafboutique says:

    I want that apartment! Love the print too ;)

    6 years ago

  • designlab443

    designlab443 says:

    LOVE all the white, it's so cool feeling and fresh! But I am a color girl... I need color in my face. : )

    6 years ago

  • theButterDish

    theButterDish says:

    Who doesn't love SFGirlByBay. Thanks for sharing!

    6 years ago

  • 1717design

    1717design says:

    Thank you so kindly. I love your home and the White. My home is fixed up with flea market and yard sale things too. I love it. Have a great weedend at the market.

    6 years ago

  • mfmscout

    mfmscout says:

    i'd like to write stuff on your blackboard...maybe i need my own blackboard!

    6 years ago

  • waysideviolet

    waysideviolet says:

    what a pretty home! I love all the white!

    6 years ago

  • JeweledAmbrosia

    JeweledAmbrosia says:

    love her blog, victoria is such a neat person! that pendant lamp in the very beginning of the video was beautiful

    6 years ago

  • kissadesign

    kissadesign says:

    Victoria, I'm admiring the white walls (as shown) in your space... what a cool "keep calm" vibe!

    6 years ago

  • mehndiart09

    mehndiart09 says:

    wow books arranged by color of spine. I wish I payed so much attention to detail and was that organized.

    6 years ago

  • linhsiao

    linhsiao says:

    Oh wow, what a treat to be able to see Victoria's living space, hear her talk about it and see more of her style (beyond what's on her blog). Thanks!

    6 years ago

  • mmccornack

    mmccornack says:

    sfgirlbybay is one of my favorite blogs! I'm so happy there's such a great tour on Etsy! Bravo. What a great (and true) print, too. Thanks, all!

    6 years ago

  • kittycrossbones

    kittycrossbones says:

    the dog graphic is GREAT!

    6 years ago

  • MzElaineous

    MzElaineous says:

    Growing up I disliked my mother's decorating tastes of an excess of white and lack of color, but this is amazing. What a mind changer!

    6 years ago

  • yelenab

    yelenab says:

    I am glad to see the person behind the sfgirlbybay blog which I am a big fan. I loved the amazing flea market collection and the overall style of the apartment. Thank you for sharing a place, Victoria.

    6 years ago

  • writeousness

    writeousness says:

    Great print, nice segment! Thanks!

    6 years ago

  • LovMely

    LovMely says:

    great apartment and how cool is it that she lives in the same apartment that Herb did! The gothic windows are amazing too!! I think it actually gows great in your room, the yellow makes it pop ;)_

    6 years ago

  • mietteLove

    mietteLove says:

    Yay! I love her stuff.

    6 years ago

  • siggy

    siggy says:

    thanks for the tour! Love the portraits, what a fun idea. I actually used to date narcoleptic Ned. He wasn't fun at parties but he was crazy in the sack.

    6 years ago

  • 1byliz

    1byliz says:

    thanks for sharing your space. absolutely love the portrait collection!

    6 years ago

  • pamlacey

    pamlacey says:

    My dog thinks I'm wonderful! Love your space!

    6 years ago

  • kellyemeraldhart

    kellyemeraldhart says:

    my favorites of all time

    6 years ago

  • opendoorstudio

    opendoorstudio says:

    thanks for sharing Victoria...your space is dreamy... a great place to " keep calm and carry on!" LOVe it and love the city by the bay!!!!

    6 years ago

  • mhsiang

    mhsiang says:

    luv your style, very victorian modern. I live down the ways in Cole Valley. am trying to achieve bungalow modern. I have awhile to go but should be fun!

    6 years ago

  • jechorydesigns

    jechorydesigns says:

    Thanks for sharing.

    6 years ago

  • nmoral

    nmoral says:

    Victoria is someone who I'd inspire to be when it comes to home decor and organization. Thanks for this article! I love her items and I love her sophisticated bohemian taste.

    6 years ago

  • blendingbeautiful

    blendingbeautiful says:

    i'm an sf girl myself, and i LOVE LOVE LOVE her style!

    6 years ago

  • rakshniyavintage

    rakshniyavintage says:

    what an amazing house - I'm quite jealous - I love the clean white (and sunny!) affect and even though she doesn't really like it, I love that her bedroom has stained glass. It's so special. Great new video from "there's no place like this" :)

    6 years ago

  • margamarina

    margamarina says:

    such a beautiful home! very special and the white details!

    6 years ago

  • AmityUK Admin

    AmityUK says:

    Great inspiration. I love the idea of collecting portraits at flea markets - I will have to see what I can find here in London!

    6 years ago

  • chocolatecreative

    chocolatecreative says:

    What a nice inside view of your place, I really like your style, and the fact that you keep reusing the furniture and objets that you already have to renovate the space, i do exactly the same adding a few things now and again...The bathroom is very cute, and the dinning area my favorite spot in the apartment. Thanks for the blog which I love!! regards from London Marga

    6 years ago

  • shalms

    shalms says:

    Love the apartment--refreshing and cozy all at the same time. And especially love that Victoria Smith got most of the furnishings and decorations at flea markets, etc. Lovely! Thanks for the peek, Etsy and Victoria!

    6 years ago

  • nashvilledeb

    nashvilledeb says:

    Thanks for sharing the video of Victoria's place. And Victoria, I'm so glad to finally "meet" you! You're exactly as I had you pictured and so is your apartment. Can't wait to follow you online to the new house and see your inspirational decor once again. From one lover of mid century modern and vintage to another, you go girl!

    6 years ago

  • rins

    rins says:

    yay, who dóesnt love Victoria and her wonderful sense of style! you lucky US folks : )

    6 years ago

  • vintagemaison

    vintagemaison says:

    Nice appartment. The white comes over as a Gustavian shade of white - I'd expect it in Sweden or Denmark, or even France. I like her neatness, and the way she groups her objects together, and her taste in art.

    6 years ago

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie says:

    Loved the video! I've enjoyed visiting Victoria's blog for a while now ~ always fun and interesting!

    6 years ago

  • elisajewels

    elisajewels says:

    she really does strike a great balance. I LOVE that dog picture. I am gonna put it on my blog. I have a huge great dane, and he loves me!

    6 years ago

  • birdie1

    birdie1 says:

    Love your place and your eclectic collection of ceramic/pottery. Thank you for the tour!

    6 years ago

  • littlemoandfriends

    littlemoandfriends says:

    beautiful space! loved all her quirky finds, loved all the Vs, portraits and photographs! Thanks for sharing victoria, made me feel so welcomed! :D

    6 years ago

  • poppycottage

    poppycottage says:

    thanks for a beautiful tour thru this stylish,eclectic space...

    6 years ago

  • VirtuoSew

    VirtuoSew says:

    Thanks for showing us your apt! Very cool.

    6 years ago

  • Laurasbox

    Laurasbox says:

    I really like the decoration of the house. love bohemic style :)

    6 years ago

  • monkeyandsquirrel

    monkeyandsquirrel says:

    i love these little insights into peoples lives. these videos are the perfect addition to my morning cup of coffee. thanks for sharing victoria!

    6 years ago

  • MaraLina

    MaraLina says:

    Ooooh I really really want one! Pick me, Pick me! The prints are beautiful!

    6 years ago

  • lynncyrart

    lynncyrart says:

    BEAUTIFUL piece!! I'm absolutely in LOVE with your apartment... so much light in there!!! Love all your collections too... I'm in the middle of building and decorating my own Art Studio as we speak, and your decor is such an inspiration!! Thank you for sharing!! :)

    6 years ago

  • caranam

    caranam says:

    I love that print and the apartment is wonderful! Truly amazing to see. Thanks for such a fun giveaway!

    6 years ago

  • Periwinklesky

    Periwinklesky says:

    Loved the glimpse into your style! So fresh

    6 years ago

  • SusanGistTaylor

    SusanGistTaylor says:

    Wonderful decor, will be sure to check out your shop. I'm starting a mini gallery of prints in my hall and would love to be able to add one of these!

    6 years ago

  • gumbygirl

    gumbygirl says:

    I love the whole look....and you do have knack for making it all work together. I have beautiful things that just seem to clutter up my space. Can't wait to see your new place!

    6 years ago

  • raedunn

    raedunn says:

    victoria has STYLE + !

    6 years ago

  • raedunn

    raedunn says:

    victoria has STYLE + !!

    6 years ago

  • creativelyspun

    creativelyspun says:

    Lovely style Victoria! Nice use of space. Thanks for the read!

    6 years ago

  • omasews

    omasews says:

    I love my dog and this one as well. How very cool.

    6 years ago

  • littlebyrdvintage

    littlebyrdvintage says:

    She has exquisite style! What a fun tour. Thanks!

    6 years ago

  • vintagebyalexkeller

    vintagebyalexkeller says:

    i want to go thrifting with her sometime :)

    6 years ago

  • norakaren

    norakaren says:

    very nice feature..I really love the feeling of this one.

    6 years ago

  • TipieTipieTop

    TipieTipieTop says:

    what a wonderful place u have

    6 years ago

  • saraaires

    saraaires says:

    What a shinny colourful and upeasing space! Thank you for sharing. :)

    6 years ago

  • eRosasjewelry

    eRosasjewelry says:

    Love your place,it's huge (SF standards) and wow, you live in Herb Cain's apartment!!!

    6 years ago

  • seacucumbermama

    seacucumbermama says:

    Lovely, lovely, lovely. Thank-you,sfgirlbybay and Eric. Mama likes.

    6 years ago

  • BohemiaJewellery

    BohemiaJewellery says:

    What an amazing space! Thanks for sharing with us Victoria!

    6 years ago

  • MissBojambo

    MissBojambo says:

    Taking the virtual tour of your apartment has really amped up my already intense desire to kick off my spring cleaning. I love that you repurpose your furniture and what a great eye you have to find such treasures! This video is making me so excited to get creative! Oh, and I love your bathroom! So bright and airy! For mine, I went in the direction of white wood and tile and light purplish-grey paint on the walls, a golden textured shower curtain (think vintage not vegas) and a huge collection of highly decorative golden frames and mirrors clustered on the walls. That said, you've inspired me to go even further in my bathroom by getting neat glass jars and containers to keep my bathroom goodies in :) Thank you for sharing your home with all of us! Be well :)

    6 years ago

  • PeachyOne

    PeachyOne says:

    Cosy, sweet, clever, welcoming...thanks for sharing!

    6 years ago

  • PeachyOne

    PeachyOne says:

    Cosy, sweet, clever, welcoming...thanks for sharing with us!

    6 years ago

  • nancyogorman

    nancyogorman says:

    I'm a native San Franciscan who lives in Washington state. Your tour was amazing and you gave me such great ideas. Time to redecorate with vintage goodies! --- thanks for the inspiration. Oh, I used to read Herb Caen back in the old days. Thanks for the memories, too!

    6 years ago

  • sfgirlbybay

    sfgirlbybay says:

    wow! i am overwhelmed by all of your very kind and generous comments! i hope you'll check in the blog and see the decor at my new place as i change it up, and i hope you like the things in my etsy shops as well. thanks so much everyone for making it such a great day! :)

    6 years ago

  • ettaandbillie

    ettaandbillie says:

    Victoria has impeccable taste and an amazing knack for design. I am completely jelly belly ;). Can't wait for photos of the new place.

    6 years ago

  • lepapierstudio

    lepapierstudio says:

    Victoria - what a great style you have. I am a lover of white. In my dream home i want to have mostly white everything - with little splashes of colors. and, i enjoy reading your blog.

    6 years ago

  • aehaskell

    aehaskell says:

    Wonderful style, love all the vintage elements, so many wonderful things to admire without it looking cluttered.

    6 years ago

  • frenchtoastfriday

    frenchtoastfriday says:

    Very nice and cozy. I was just thinking about giving our space a new color makeover. What else but white!

    6 years ago

  • TerrorDome

    TerrorDome says:

    Wow, Victoria, I want to be you. : )

    6 years ago

  • nikkoblue

    nikkoblue says:

    It was so nice to actually "meet" the person behind the blog. The apt. tour was inspirational and it was wonderful to see etsy finds in it. Thanks!!

    6 years ago

  • sorambunctious

    sorambunctious says:

    What a sweet pad! Not my style either, but the Gothic windows are fantastic! I will definitely be keeping up on your blog in the future. And hats off to the video production team too!

    6 years ago

  • mrsltfry

    mrsltfry says:

    Love your place & your shop! xo

    6 years ago

  • eklektick

    eklektick says:

    I ♥ Victoria. She inspires me daily :)

    6 years ago

  • eklektick

    eklektick says:

    I ♥ Viktoria! She inspires me daily :)

    6 years ago

  • redbirdstyle

    redbirdstyle says:

    I love it! It was fun to see such a lovely apartment. Lovely gal. In my hometown too!

    6 years ago

  • envejewelry

    envejewelry says:

    What an inspiring space you live in! I love how so much is white, yet there's so much vibrance and life there! Thanks for sharing! :)

    6 years ago

  • brooklit

    brooklit says:

    I have total apartment envy!!! Such a fabulous apt! (And great neighborhood too! I went to the Academy of Art for a summer and my dorm was in Pacific Heights. Soooo beautiful)

    6 years ago

  • katiewynner

    katiewynner says:

    I love those portraits. Such a cute collection idea!

    6 years ago

  • spharris

    spharris says:

    I<3 V's business acumen, timing and salty-sweet style most of all!!

    6 years ago

  • LiLEcho

    LiLEcho says:

    Love the green milk glass chandelier ~ as hard as i try to shop at a "store" my home is full of treasures from tag sales.. ea. piece has it's story ~ I'd name your home "serenity" ~

    6 years ago

  • glyntpottery

    glyntpottery says:

    Loved the apartment tour! Got me inspired...

    6 years ago

  • lepetiteflea

    lepetiteflea says:

    thanks again, y'all! and happy friday to you! :)

    6 years ago

  • alicejdesign

    alicejdesign says:

    Thank you for sharing and I love your place.

    6 years ago

  • objecked Admin

    objecked says:

    The contest is now closed, I will announce the winner tomorrow morning. Thanks everyone for your kind comments and submissions.

    6 years ago

  • southerncharmbella

    southerncharmbella says:

    I love the dog picture!!! I love the other pictures, too but especially the dog one. Thanks for sharing!!!

    6 years ago

  • TeenAngster Admin

    TeenAngster says:

    Victoria, your apartment is SO well curated! Beautiful space, color scheme and the ceramics and pottery are incredible. Good luck with your move!

    6 years ago

  • thecrochetqueen

    thecrochetqueen says:

    Lovely blend of styles. Love it!

    6 years ago

  • PartyForYourFeet

    PartyForYourFeet says:

    great style! so clean and light after this long winter!

    6 years ago

  • themarketintheglen

    themarketintheglen says:

    I love the idea if re-purposing things you already have. If I were that organized and clutter-free I could re-purpose all the fun stuff I have collected through the years. Thanks for giving me motivation to add some beauty into my living and working space.

    5 years ago

  • susanwilliamsdesigns

    susanwilliamsdesigns says:

    I love her place. It inspires me.

    5 years ago

  • Simag

    Simag says:

    What a beautiful inside view of your place, I really love your style. Thank you for sharing,great post!

    5 years ago

  • snowyogi

    snowyogi says:

    haha the dog print is awesome!

    5 years ago

  • accessoryalamode

    accessoryalamode says:

    3 loves! Love her shop, her blog and LOVE boho style! Wonderful article!

    5 years ago

  • cadreams

    cadreams says:

    This was lovely! I miss The City and also Herb Caen-thanks for bringing back some good memories

    5 years ago

  • ElizabethOHara

    ElizabethOHara says:

    I have just discovered you and your wonderful blog! What a treasure trove for me to spend a day perusing! Thank you for the inspiration.

    5 years ago

  • TheWinglessBird

    TheWinglessBird says:

    Oooohh my! Look wat I've just discovered!

    5 years ago

  • Ootsgirl

    Ootsgirl says:

    I loved seeing your place, thanks for inviting me! When you mentioned that you didn't like your back-splash in the kitchen i thought ...why don't you paint it? You can paint ceramic tile you know. Thanks again for sharing so many wonderful ideas...

    5 years ago

  • schwallie

    schwallie says:

    I adore your kitchen! Smiles!

    5 years ago

  • Tirabaralla

    Tirabaralla says:

    Totally lovely, all of it...great style and sense for beauty.

    5 years ago

  • cococovey

    cococovey says:

    Love your place and LOVE what your poster says. I too wish I was as worthy as my dog thinks I am!

    5 years ago

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