Traveling is not only good for my mind and soul, it is also good for my blog as I always bring back new inspiration. Last autumn I spent three weeks on the West Coast in the USA and in Canada. My San Francisco stay was very special (I blogged about it HERE and HERE), also because I was honored to be housesitting for one of my favorite bloggers and style icons, Victoria Smith of sfgirlbybay.com.
- Black Leather Sofa: Even though I am not a leather sofa fan in general, this one seems to be the one and only choice you can put in this setting. The fantastic black leather sofa is a sort of visual anchor in this room as it sets off itself with its black glossy surface and the button back.
- Shelving Unit: The other furniture piece I’ve been craving ever since I stayed at Victoria’s place is her wooden shelving unit. It was custom-made for her garden home and is a perfect solution for maximum storage while serving as a styling stage as well.
- Patterned Rug: The patterned shag rug adds a great dose of pattern and texture to the living room and ties the black and neutral colour scheme perfectly together. Plus it is super soft to walk on it – trust me, I tested it!