From Place To Space: Go West – San Francisco

26 August 2013 0


This week is kicking off with great news. It is not about a past trip, but the announcement of my big holidays this year and it will be happening in just a few weeks! Mid September I am off to Paris and then on the plane westwards to the US and Canada! I will be doing a roadtrip in the Pacific Northwest discovering Seattle, Portland and Vancouver and then heading southwards to San Francisco. Hence, I will show you the places where I will be staying during my big American trip and today I want to show you one of the absolute highlights – my ‘home’ in San Francisco for a week.

In bustling San Francisco I will be staying in the best place ever an interior loving guy could wish for. I will be staying in the home of design blogger icon and my all-time favorite blogger Victoria Smith of sfgirlbybay. When she offered her home to me, I was beyond happy and – truth be told – a bit speechless. I have admired Victoria’s style and sense for design ever since I’ve embarked the interior design blogger adventure. 

Actually, I wanted to meet up with Victoria for a coffee in San Francisco, but she will be heading to Europe at the very same time as a keynote speaker for Meet the Blogger in Amsterdam. But I am pretty sure it will be like meeting her through her impeccable home. I love to ‘meet’ people through their personal homes and style. And this will be a more than pleasant rendez-vous in San Francisco.

I warn you, I will bring loads of pictures of Victoria’s home back and share with you, but I am pretty sure you will enjoy it as much as I will. For now I am sharing her shots published on of her ‘Modern Cottage’. 

I can’t wait to head off to my ‘Go West’ adventure and up to then I will share my next American ‘homes’ coming Monday. Stay tuned & happy week!

Photography: Never Stop Exploring by Leslee Mitchell via society6; city view via Cachemire & Soie; Victoria’s home via sfgirlbybay

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  • Reply Sabine 26 August 2013 at 06:17


  • Reply tina @ colourliving 26 August 2013 at 06:57

    You’ll have an amazing time and WE are lucky to be able to read about it on your return.

    Happy Monday dear friend!

  • Reply Holly {Avenue Lifestyle} 26 August 2013 at 08:08

    Wow, what an adventure you’re about to embark on, Igor! Wish I could come!!! Victoria’s home is lovely. Can’t wait to follow your adventures and see more of her pretty space. Excitiiiing!

  • Reply Jocelyn Casey 26 August 2013 at 08:21

    Awesome adventure coming up for you my friend! 🙂

  • Reply Elodie Love 26 August 2013 at 09:02

    I am so happy for you Igor! The blogging community is really fantastic and knows no frontiers. You will have a great great holiday. I am looking forward to your photos.

  • Reply Emelie @florainspiro 26 August 2013 at 09:31

    Wow Igor, that’s just amazing! I’ve never been to the US so it will be so fun to follow along on the trip through your photos.I also like Victoria’s style so LOTS of pics, please 😉

  • Reply Esther 26 August 2013 at 09:54

    I am speechless too! How great is that?!? Your lucky Igor 😉

  • Reply Evie tracy 26 August 2013 at 11:49

    Igor.. you are so lucky that you get a chance to stay in this beautiful house, It looks lovely! Great styling! I will look forward to see more of your images.

  • Reply Lindsey 26 August 2013 at 12:20

    OMG lucky duck!!!You’re in store for an amazing trip!

  • Reply Cyndi Murdoch 26 August 2013 at 14:07

    I’m so glad that you will be able to visit our beautiful West Coast. There are so many wonderful sights to discover and explore – I know you are going to love it as much as we do!

  • Reply Lisa Hjalt 26 August 2013 at 15:10

    How wonderful that she offered you her apartment! This will be a fantastic trip; so many interesting places you are visiting.

    The first thing that came to my mind when I saw your title was this song

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 26 August 2013 at 16:26

      Ha, I’ll make sure to wear flowers in my hair:-))

  • Reply Amy @apidaecandles 26 August 2013 at 15:34

    Wow, Igor. Fun. I just returned from San Fransisco last week. My sister lives there. I can’t wait to return again vicariously with you. Happy travels! Amy

  • Reply studio13 26 August 2013 at 15:55

    Blago tebi Igore :). Da znaš da ti malo zavidim. Baš sam se prekjuče srela sa sestričnom, koja živi u San Franciscu, letjela je iz Ljubljane pa smo imale par sati za priču i kavu. naravno opet smo po ne znam koji put planirale moju posjetu :P.
    Šteta što nećeš imati priliku, da se vidiš sa Viktorijom. Jedva čekam tvoje poste sa tog putovanja i želim ti sretan put, naravno.

  • Reply Anya Jensen 26 August 2013 at 15:55

    Ohhh lovely lovely place and lucky you to be staying at Victoria’s. I adore her blog too – and wished I had the time to go to Amsterdam and see her at meet the blogger. Enjoy your trip Igor, and see you this week,

  • Reply sfgirlbybay 26 August 2013 at 16:48

    Thank you, Igor! I’m so happy to know my home will be in your good hands while I’m gone! I hope you have a fantastic adventure here!!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 26 August 2013 at 18:20

      Thank you for letting us housesit your fab abode! I can’t wait to spend an inspiring week in San Francisco!

  • Reply Ilaria 26 August 2013 at 20:15

    Lucky isn’t strong enough as a word to describe what you are going through … the most beautiful city in the US while staying in the house of an “icon”!!! Enjoy your amazing trip and keep us posted! and btw, have a great time in Cph (do you ever stop traveling?!?) xx PS petite consolation perso : je serai à Amsterdam pour rencontrer “the icon” 😉

  • Reply Beauty Follower 27 August 2013 at 12:51

    The second picture is amazing!

  • Reply Ria Bartel 27 August 2013 at 21:19

    S.F. is one of the most wonderfull cities in the world to my oppinion. I wish you all the best in the home of a style and blogger icon. Be happy and take a lot of photos for us…

  • Reply Sarah Halbeisen 28 August 2013 at 05:57

    I love the style of Victoria. It’s really special that she offered you her home. I can’t wait to see a picture of you launching in her home.

  • Reply susan 28 August 2013 at 12:02

    How fabulous Igor! I myself have not even been to SF yet…can’t wait to hear (and see) all about it!

  • Reply Bojana 28 August 2013 at 15:26

    both yours and Victoria’s blog are on my morning-coffee-ritual-blog reading list. Love this post!

  • Reply Ana Kamin 29 August 2013 at 05:41

    You lucky duck! Victoria’s apartment is one of my favorites of all time.:)
    You will have a great time in SF. And at that time Karl, the fog, should be also on vacation, far away from San Francisco. 😉

  • Reply JP 31 August 2013 at 12:52

    What an amazing adventure you have coming up! I travel to SF for work and I’m sure you’ll love it- it’s a beautiful city, and there’s so much shopping and dining to be done. If you’re looking for restaurants I’ve always enjoyed these:

    Le Colonial – French Vietnamese fusion
    kokkari – Greek
    House of Nanking – Chinese
    Colibri – Mexican
    See’s Candy – sweet treats

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 31 August 2013 at 19:11

      Oh wow, thank you so much for the restaurant suggestions! Will make sure to try some of these! Cheers from Copenhagen (this time).

  • Reply zelia 3 September 2013 at 21:25

    ok je viens de lire ton article, la chance que tu as !!! Rien que ça, ça vaut le coup de faire le voyage 😉
    Topissime 😉
    ( hhhm désolé je fais ma groupie)

  • Reply zelia 3 September 2013 at 21:27

    ok je viens de lire ton article, la chance que tu as !!! Rien que ça, ça vaut le coup de faire le voyage 😉
    Topissime 😉
    ( hhhm désolé je fais ma groupie)

  • Reply John Balley 27 September 2013 at 20:22

    Your home is beautiful . I like these homes. niagara falls

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