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

Mar 24, 2010

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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).

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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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Keep Calm And Carry on Poster - Charcoal Gray.
Keep Calm And Carry on Poster - Charcoal Gray.
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Vintage Portrait of a Lady Oil Painting Woman in Red Hood 1941 Helen Bratton Joyce
Vintage Portrait of a Lady Oil Painting Woman in Red Hood 1941 Helen Bratton Joyce
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Three Vintage Aqua Ball Mason Jars
Three Vintage Aqua Ball Mason Jars
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Keep Calm And Carry on Poster - Turquoise Blue.
Keep Calm And Carry on Poster - Turquoise Blue.
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Beautiful Vintage Mirrored Metal Wall Hanging Candle Sconce Pair
Beautiful Vintage Mirrored Metal Wall Hanging Candle Sconce Pair
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Vintage Industrial Tray
Vintage Industrial Tray
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Mo Phism Large Print
Mo Phism Large Print
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The Healer
The Healer
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Vintage Saarinen Style White Tulip Swivel Chairs set of 2
Vintage Saarinen Style White Tulip Swivel Chairs set of 2
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Huge Vintage WWII Mess Tent Tureen
Huge Vintage WWII Mess Tent Tureen
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Vintage Miniature Glass Dome Number Two
Vintage Miniature Glass Dome Number Two
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salt and pepper cellars.
salt and pepper cellars.
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Vintage French Stripe Market Tote
Vintage French Stripe Market Tote
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A man with strong eyes, Limited Edition Print
A man with strong eyes, Limited Edition Print
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large everyday spice kit with recipes. an ideal gift for the novice cook.
large everyday spice kit with recipes. an ideal gift for the novice cook.
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RESERVED - Large Wood Letter V
RESERVED - Large Wood Letter V
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Abacus
Abacus
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Wool Eco-Chic Pillow Cover - Italian Military - 18 x 18
Wool Eco-Chic Pillow Cover - Italian Military - 18 x 18
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Pair MID CENTURY MODERN Tomlinson SLIPPER CHAIRS
Pair MID CENTURY MODERN Tomlinson SLIPPER CHAIRS
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MADE TO ORDER Graphic Art TYPOGRAPHY collage on canvas  18x36 inches  OTHER SIZES AVAILABLE -CUSTOMIZE THIS PIECE
MADE TO ORDER Graphic Art TYPOGRAPHY collage on canvas 18x36 inches OTHER SIZES AVAILABLE -CUSTOMIZE THIS PIECE
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223 comments

  • laurelinsailor

    laurelinsailor said 6 years ago

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

  • readwritebooks

    readwritebooks said 6 years ago

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

  • VeraVague

    VeraVague said 6 years ago

    very nice!

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 6 years ago

    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!

  • missbatch

    missbatch said 6 years ago

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

  • ArletteMichelle

    ArletteMichelle said 6 years ago

    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...

  • StudioZen

    StudioZen said 6 years ago

    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!

  • Ebruk

    Ebruk said 6 years ago

    Very nice.

  • nowonder

    nowonder said 6 years ago

    beautiful apartment. I like her decor

  • leiphotography

    leiphotography said 6 years ago

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

  • LoveTheBaby

    LoveTheBaby said 6 years ago

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

  • Ayca

    Ayca said 6 years ago

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

  • sfgirlbybay

    sfgirlbybay said 6 years ago

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

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 6 years ago

    Beautiful building and apartment!! So lovely!

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 6 years ago

    Cute apartment!

  • ShebboDesign

    ShebboDesign said 6 years ago

    cool and stylish!

  • CarryTheWord

    CarryTheWord said 6 years ago

    Very cute!

  • litapsilverj

    litapsilverj said 6 years ago

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

  • bklynstitch

    bklynstitch said 6 years ago

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

  • coolranchstudio

    coolranchstudio said 6 years ago

    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.

  • HibouCards

    HibouCards said 6 years ago

    Great!

  • enhabiten

    enhabiten said 6 years ago

    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.

  • felicitycrew

    felicitycrew said 6 years ago

    Very inspiring!

  • sugarpush

    sugarpush said 6 years ago

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

  • chrisem

    chrisem said 6 years ago

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

  • missive

    missive said 6 years ago

    I so admire her sense of style!

  • OwlandMouse

    OwlandMouse said 6 years ago

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

  • HandmadeByKat

    HandmadeByKat said 6 years ago

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

  • kristimcmurry

    kristimcmurry said 6 years ago

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

  • tarbabee

    tarbabee said 6 years ago

    RANDOM!!! :)

  • hijirik

    hijirik said 6 years ago

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

  • simpledawn

    simpledawn said 6 years ago

    Super cute print!

  • rubystella

    rubystella said 6 years ago

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

  • beadup

    beadup said 6 years ago

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

  • blueberryshoes

    blueberryshoes said 6 years ago

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

  • madmodiste

    madmodiste said 6 years ago

    Excellent!

  • steinschmuckdesign

    steinschmuckdesign said 6 years ago

    Fantastic apartment you got:)

  • souliloque

    souliloque said 6 years ago

    I just love these posters.

  • ChrissyAnnCeramics

    ChrissyAnnCeramics said 6 years ago

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

  • katyherndon

    katyherndon said 6 years ago

    Oh wow! That's fabulous!

  • brattysister

    brattysister said 6 years ago

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

  • anycards

    anycards said 6 years ago

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

  • MimisCreation

    MimisCreation said 6 years ago

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

  • vicieluxure

    vicieluxure said 6 years ago

    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!

  • rose154223

    rose154223 said 6 years ago

    So cute!

  • ChrissyAHam

    ChrissyAHam said 6 years ago

    I love your home! it looks so comfy!

  • chynadoll035

    chynadoll035 said 6 years ago

    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.)

  • hyperbets

    hyperbets said 6 years ago

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

  • rileyitup

    rileyitup said 6 years ago

    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.

  • cordy4

    cordy4 said 6 years ago

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

  • Tiah

    Tiah said 6 years ago

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

  • Solaster

    Solaster said 6 years ago

    I love the dog sentiment! :)

  • lcarolla

    lcarolla said 6 years ago

    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.

  • weagan

    weagan said 6 years ago

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

  • pistolheart

    pistolheart said 6 years ago

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

  • sherrytruitt

    sherrytruitt said 6 years ago

    You all did a smashing job with this!

  • Sans30s

    Sans30s said 6 years ago

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

  • mylittleaura

    mylittleaura said 6 years ago

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

  • silentxangel

    silentxangel said 6 years ago

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

  • silkstory

    silkstory said 6 years ago

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

  • streetnoodles

    streetnoodles said 6 years ago

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

  • teconlene

    teconlene said 6 years ago

    ohhhh... wonderful house!

  • BululuStudio

    BululuStudio said 6 years ago

    Love the video, beautiful house.

  • inhowlscastle

    inhowlscastle said 6 years ago

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

  • Slowshirts

    Slowshirts said 6 years ago

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

  • tippleandsnack

    tippleandsnack said 6 years ago

    lovely!

  • staceylyndesigns

    staceylyndesigns said 6 years ago

    Such cute stuff. How fun!

  • OhMandie

    OhMandie said 6 years ago

    Lovely house!

  • roren

    roren said 6 years ago

    wow...you are so talented! thanks for sharing!!

  • ravingsockmonkey

    ravingsockmonkey said 6 years ago

    I love the little vintage Pantry coffee mug. :)

  • NaiyaArtBoutique

    NaiyaArtBoutique said 6 years ago

    thanks for this great post :)

  • fringe

    fringe said 6 years ago

    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

  • RouletteVintage

    RouletteVintage said 6 years ago

    great house! and love the new shop!

  • StrawberrySays

    StrawberrySays said 6 years ago

    super super cute!!

  • luckylife

    luckylife said 6 years ago

    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

  • alouisemcg

    alouisemcg said 6 years ago

    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!

  • jtakatsu

    jtakatsu said 6 years ago

    What great style! Thanks!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

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

  • heartfeltoriginalsi

    heartfeltoriginalsi said 6 years ago

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

  • vidoloff

    vidoloff said 6 years ago

    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!!

  • jamieribisi

    jamieribisi said 6 years ago

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

  • StudioSurface

    StudioSurface said 6 years ago

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

  • msbama

    msbama said 6 years ago

    Wonderful! Thanks for letting us in!

  • stellabystar

    stellabystar said 6 years ago

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

  • pinkracoon

    pinkracoon said 6 years ago

    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!

  • pinkracoon

    pinkracoon said 6 years ago

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

  • lilnomie

    lilnomie said 6 years ago

    I love your apartment! So beautiful.

  • meredithblumoff

    meredithblumoff said 6 years ago

    adorable!

  • MrsESS

    MrsESS said 6 years ago

    I love her blog!

  • jennifermorrisbeads

    jennifermorrisbeads said 6 years ago

    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

  • jboers

    jboers said 6 years ago

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

  • tesselation

    tesselation said 6 years ago

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

  • sarahknightdesign

    sarahknightdesign said 6 years ago

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

  • klacustomcreations

    klacustomcreations said 6 years ago

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

  • michelleshopped

    michelleshopped said 6 years ago

    that's one of my favorite quotes...

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth said 6 years ago

    charming, just charming!

  • remnantrehab

    remnantrehab said 6 years ago

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

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 6 years ago

    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.

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage said 6 years ago

    Nice!

  • KChipp

    KChipp said 6 years ago

    Very nice !!!!!!!

  • 4aces

    4aces said 6 years ago

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

  • azahnweh

    azahnweh said 6 years ago

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

  • BabyMadeBoutique

    BabyMadeBoutique said 6 years ago

    Beautiful! Love your style!

  • KateVanDorenStudio

    KateVanDorenStudio said 6 years ago

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

  • keekster

    keekster said 6 years ago

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

  • NiceToAnimals

    NiceToAnimals said 6 years ago

    Wonderful!

  • keekster

    keekster said 6 years ago

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

  • madamtartarsauce

    madamtartarsauce said 6 years ago

    gawgiss!!

  • lovintage

    lovintage said 6 years ago

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

  • pamwares

    pamwares said 6 years ago

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

  • FrenchKnot2U

    FrenchKnot2U said 6 years ago

    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.

  • silverlilies

    silverlilies said 6 years ago

    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!

  • MothHouse

    MothHouse said 6 years ago

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

  • ReDesignTechnologies

    ReDesignTechnologies said 6 years ago

    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.

  • HenryBaby

    HenryBaby said 6 years ago

    Yes, please! Absolutely lovely!

  • hollyedwards

    hollyedwards said 6 years ago

    love her blog! thanks for posting

  • sfgirlbybay

    sfgirlbybay said 6 years ago

    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 place...so 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! :)

  • chrissysparks

    chrissysparks said 6 years ago

    CUTE !! love it!

  • Mattie714

    Mattie714 said 6 years ago

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

  • styleforlife

    styleforlife said 6 years ago

    Absolute style and talent...love this! :-) Emily at EL Vintage http://styleforlifelosangeles.blogspot.com/

  • greenleafboutique

    greenleafboutique said 6 years ago

    I want that apartment! Love the print too ;)

  • designlab443

    designlab443 said 6 years ago

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

  • theButterDish

    theButterDish said 6 years ago

    Who doesn't love SFGirlByBay. Thanks for sharing!

  • 1717design

    1717design said 6 years ago

    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.

  • mfmscout

    mfmscout said 6 years ago

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

  • waysideviolet

    waysideviolet said 6 years ago

    what a pretty home! I love all the white!

  • JeweledAmbrosia

    JeweledAmbrosia said 6 years ago

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

  • kissadesign

    kissadesign said 6 years ago

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

  • mehndiart09

    mehndiart09 said 6 years ago

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

  • linhsiao

    linhsiao said 6 years ago

    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!

  • mmccornack

    mmccornack said 6 years ago

    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!

  • kittycrossbones

    kittycrossbones said 6 years ago

    the dog graphic is GREAT!

  • MzElaineous

    MzElaineous said 6 years ago

    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!

  • yelenab

    yelenab said 6 years ago

    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.

  • writeousness

    writeousness said 6 years ago

    Great print, nice segment! Thanks!

  • LovMely

    LovMely said 6 years ago

    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 ;)_

  • mietteLove

    mietteLove said 6 years ago

    Yay! I love her stuff.

  • siggy

    siggy said 6 years ago

    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.

  • 1byliz

    1byliz said 6 years ago

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

  • pamlacey

    pamlacey said 6 years ago

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

  • kellyemeraldhart

    kellyemeraldhart said 6 years ago

    my favorites of all time

  • opendoorstudio

    opendoorstudio said 6 years ago

    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!!!!

  • mhsiang

    mhsiang said 6 years ago

    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!

  • jechorydesigns

    jechorydesigns said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing.

  • nmoral

    nmoral said 6 years ago

    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.

  • blendingbeautiful

    blendingbeautiful said 6 years ago

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

  • rakshniyavintage

    rakshniyavintage said 6 years ago

    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" :)

  • margamarina

    margamarina said 6 years ago

    such a beautiful home! very special and inviting...love the white details!

  • AmityUK Admin

    AmityUK said 6 years ago

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

  • chocolatecreative

    chocolatecreative said 6 years ago

    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

  • shalms

    shalms said 6 years ago

    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!

  • nashvilledeb

    nashvilledeb said 6 years ago

    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!

  • rins

    rins said 6 years ago

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

  • vintagemaison

    vintagemaison said 6 years ago

    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.

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 6 years ago

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

  • elisajewels

    elisajewels said 6 years ago

    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!

  • birdie1

    birdie1 said 6 years ago

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

  • littlemoandfriends

    littlemoandfriends said 6 years ago

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

  • poppycottage

    poppycottage said 6 years ago

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

  • VirtuoSew

    VirtuoSew said 6 years ago

    Thanks for showing us your apt! Very cool.

  • Laurasbox

    Laurasbox said 6 years ago

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

  • monkeyandsquirrel

    monkeyandsquirrel said 6 years ago

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

  • MaraLina

    MaraLina said 6 years ago

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

  • lynncyrart

    lynncyrart said 6 years ago

    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!! :)

  • caranam

    caranam said 6 years ago

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

  • Periwinklesky

    Periwinklesky said 6 years ago

    Loved the glimpse into your style! So fresh

  • SusanGistTaylor

    SusanGistTaylor said 6 years ago

    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!

  • gumbygirl

    gumbygirl said 6 years ago

    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!

  • raedunn

    raedunn said 6 years ago

    victoria has STYLE + !

  • raedunn

    raedunn said 6 years ago

    victoria has STYLE + !!

  • creativelyspun

    creativelyspun said 6 years ago

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

  • omasews

    omasews said 6 years ago

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

  • littlebyrdvintage

    littlebyrdvintage said 6 years ago

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

  • vintagebyalexkeller

    vintagebyalexkeller said 6 years ago

    i want to go thrifting with her sometime :)

  • norakaren

    norakaren said 6 years ago

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

  • TipieTipieTop

    TipieTipieTop said 6 years ago

    what a wonderful place u have

  • saraaires

    saraaires said 6 years ago

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

  • eRosasjewelry

    eRosasjewelry said 6 years ago

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

  • seacucumbermama

    seacucumbermama said 6 years ago

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

  • BohemiaJewellery

    BohemiaJewellery said 6 years ago

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

  • MissBojambo

    MissBojambo said 6 years ago

    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 :)

  • PeachyOne

    PeachyOne said 6 years ago

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

  • PeachyOne

    PeachyOne said 6 years ago

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

  • nancyogorman

    nancyogorman said 6 years ago

    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!

  • sfgirlbybay

    sfgirlbybay said 6 years ago

    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! :)

  • ettaandbillie

    ettaandbillie said 6 years ago

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

  • lepapierstudio

    lepapierstudio said 6 years ago

    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.

  • aehaskell

    aehaskell said 6 years ago

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

  • frenchtoastfriday

    frenchtoastfriday said 6 years ago

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

  • TerrorDome

    TerrorDome said 6 years ago

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

  • nikkoblue

    nikkoblue said 6 years ago

    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!!

  • sorambunctious

    sorambunctious said 6 years ago

    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!

  • mrsltfry

    mrsltfry said 6 years ago

    Love your place & your shop! xo

  • eklektick

    eklektick said 6 years ago

    I ♥ Victoria. She inspires me daily :)

  • eklektick

    eklektick said 6 years ago

    I ♥ Viktoria! She inspires me daily :)

  • redbirdstyle

    redbirdstyle said 6 years ago

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

  • envejewelry

    envejewelry said 6 years ago

    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! :)

  • brooklit

    brooklit said 6 years ago

    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)

  • katiewynner

    katiewynner said 6 years ago

    I love those portraits. Such a cute collection idea!

  • spharris

    spharris said 6 years ago

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

  • LiLEcho

    LiLEcho said 6 years ago

    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" ~

  • glyntpottery

    glyntpottery said 6 years ago

    Loved the apartment tour! Got me inspired...

  • lepetiteflea

    lepetiteflea said 6 years ago

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

  • alicejdesign

    alicejdesign said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing and I love your place.

  • objecked Admin

    objecked said 6 years ago

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

  • southerncharmbella

    southerncharmbella said 6 years ago

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

  • TeenAngster Admin

    TeenAngster said 6 years ago

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

  • thecrochetqueen

    thecrochetqueen said 6 years ago

    Lovely blend of styles. Love it!

  • PartyForYourFeet

    PartyForYourFeet said 6 years ago

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

  • themarketintheglen

    themarketintheglen said 6 years ago

    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.

  • susanwilliamsdesigns

    susanwilliamsdesigns said 6 years ago

    I love her place. It inspires me.

  • Simag

    Simag said 6 years ago

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

  • snowyogi

    snowyogi said 6 years ago

    haha the dog print is awesome!

  • accessoryalamode

    accessoryalamode said 6 years ago

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

  • cadreams

    cadreams said 6 years ago

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

  • ElizabethOHara

    ElizabethOHara said 6 years ago

    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.

  • TheWinglessBird

    TheWinglessBird said 6 years ago

    Oooohh my! Look wat I've just discovered!

  • Ootsgirl

    Ootsgirl said 6 years ago

    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...

  • schwallie

    schwallie said 6 years ago

    I adore your kitchen! Smiles!

  • Tirabaralla

    Tirabaralla said 5 years ago

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

  • cococovey

    cococovey said 5 years ago

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

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