Some time ago I had the privilege to be Housesitter for one of the most successful interior design bloggers in the USA. While vacationing in San Francisco, I stayed at the apartment of American Victoria Smith sfgirlbybay.com lived and of course a few photos made for you. Living in Victoria’s home for a week was not only a privilege, it was also a true design enjoyment: as a blogger, Victoria lives the style of “modern bohemian” and combines modern design with vintage elements and ethnic details – a real treat for me Interior highlight!
Her talent as a stylist and design expert has put Victoria in her own home. The garden house in an inner courtyard of the trendy Noe Valley district impresses with its tasteful composition of design classics and flea market finds. A well-balanced combination of materials and colors, with wood and white dominating and complemented by delicate pastel shades.
Victoria Smith also has a vivid collection of old oil paintings. Whether portraits or landscapes – the pictures underscore the modern Bohemian style of the blogger and turn her home into a small gallery with changing exhibitions. The same effect is achieved by the stylishly decorated shelves.
A special highlight: the wooden bookshelf made especially for your home, which perfectly picks up the structure of the rooms and was built around the large living room window. So Victoria reaches maximum space in a compact apartment! Every detail in their decor tells a story. A history of the piece of furniture as well as a story of the current owner, who has selected, bought and put things together.
Bright and inviting is also Victoria’s bedroom with many vintage details. Interesting are, for example, the old wall lights that hang over her bed. On the wardrobe, the blogger stacks colorful blankets, which also has a very decorative effect. My conclusion after my days in San Francisco: Victoria Smith is living out something wonderful, namely how to create a home in which one can be happy and in which every detail has meaning. Click in my picture gallery to click through Victoria’s home and let yourself be inspired: