Abundant Life | Manifestation Affirmations

1/21/22

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

it was a short week but i’m still as ready as ever for the weekend. i’ve got some interesting plans happening and i’m excited to see how they unfold — i’ve signed up for transcendental meditation courses with a local certified instructor. i’ve struggled with meditation practices that are concentration-focused on breathing or chanting, so i thought i’d dive in and try this more in-the-moment practice where you can let your mind wander, encouraging a restful state of mind beyond thinking — ideally into the subconscious unleashing loads of health benefits and an abundance of creativity. in these trying times, i really need something to steady my mind and also learn something new, so i’ll let you know how it goes! in the meantime, here are some rather zen spaces to get your mind wandering. happy weekend!

xo, victoria

  1. this is a beautiful sun-filled spot to find a little me-time and possibly practice some meditation, or for that matter just read a good book. you can never go wrong with a classic eames lounge and ottoman, both comfortable, and exquisite. designed by OWIU Studios, you can view more of this beautiful L.A. home on dezeen.
  2. i’m such a fan of interior designer rose uniacke, so it’s fun to get a peek inside her own beautiful abode. she says these English seventeenth-century lacquer cushion mirrors above the fireplace in her bedroom “are intended not to dominate, but to ground the room, and are feminine and masculine” at the same time, along with a collection of treasured objects on the mantle, it’s just lovely.
  3. for a quick change-up, because i’m crazy like that and am inspired by so many different looks and design genres, this is one very simple but stunning set of bookshelves. modern, functional but also so, so stylish. i like the artwork leaning up below, too. minimal, organized, and très chic.
  4. photographed by peter kragballe, here’s a fine example of how great you can make a corner come together with very little effort or expense. a simple shelf, a great vintage lamp, and some good artwork. this looks to be one of those fine art postcards you can pick up at any museum with a gift shop. add your favorite collectibles and you’re making it work!
  5. i love a lot about this charming little nook. it’s got those effortless french vibes going on with eclectic, vintage pieces all working in harmony with each other — the stool, the lamp and the mirror are all uniquely their own style but together it’s all just fabulous.
  6. here is another wonderful example of a simple, but beautiful space — photographed by marine brusson, this kitchen window sill with its mismatched crockery is not only a utilitarian use of storage but just so charming, too. i love when something is doing its job, in this case holding cutlery, but looks so good doing it.
  7. it’s always fun to see what your favorite artists are up to, and i love that caroline walls often gives us a look into her personal studio space via her instagram account. not only is her artwork smashing, but her beautiful melbourne studio is equally inspiring. have a look if you’re not already a fan.
  8. since i last posted about my love of oversized paper lanterns (and large lighting of all kinds) i’ve recently discovered a wonderful new resource for them — australian-based imprint house carries a wide variety of paper lighting in all shapes and sizes like this gorgeous oval lantern over the bed. and, they’re affordable and ship globally (and carry other great homewares) too!

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay