color story: calming neutrals / sfgirlbybay

today’s color story is all about simple style and a soothing color palette — graceful rooms that aren’t too cluttered and allow you to find inspiration all around you, and perhaps outside of your norm. the more time i spend at home during this pandemic, the more i want a less cluttered life, and i find myself wanting to purge unnecessary knickknacks and being a collector, this is really hard for me, but i also feel a little bit burdened by too much stuff. so here’s to a simplified color scheme and calm, serene rooms, one and all, and here’s hoping we are able to leave our comfort zones soon, are kinder to one another, and truly find peace and a sense of well-being this year.

minimalist modern dining room with line drawing poster by mette handberg via hege in france. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern dining room furnishings and decor. / sfgirlbybay

color story: calming neutrals / sfgirlbybay

neutral and modern minimalist home decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

image credits, l to r: artwork via OLIVIA JEFFRIES ARTWORK; lynda gardener’s home via hunter & folk; beamed ceiling in bedroom est magazine; Terrazza sofa set VIA siton vintage; lamp somos bonjour; bedroom nook vella magdaline; matchbook by lea freni; corner fireplace linda ngoc nguyen; Dried Palm Leaf WEST ELM; artwork by jean cocteau poetry foundation; gold-rimmed dish via somos bonjour; ANISSA KERMICHE Breast Friend ceramic vase.

whitewashed interior with vintage portrait painting collection leaning on wall. / sfgirlbybay

sherpa button tufted sofa in eclectic vintage modern space. / sfgirlbybay

color story: calming neutrals / sfgirlbybay

oversized artwork over bed with sleek upholstered headboard and linen bedding. / sfgirlbybay

daybed with vintage throw pillows and simple upholstery in whitewashed room. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern interior inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

image credits, l to r: lynda gardener’s home via hunter & folk; type treatment via @theculturedkid; round sectional sofas via MODEDAMOUR; bedside lamp via @acqui_turk; andy warhol via @shopkristinit; dining room by COLIN KING; fireplace via milk decoration; bentwood stools; loft alcove from @atelier.ellis; corner chair from light locations; armadillo & co. palermo rug; ANISSA KERMICHE Body small ceramic candlestick; Katrin Bremermann artwork.

whitewashed minimalist modern bedroom with beachy woven raffia lighting fixture. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern bedroom with rustic exposed beam ceiling and unique headboard. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist interior with dried coral on whitewashed mantle. / sfgirlbybay

• remaining photography credits in order of appearance: bedroom via architectural digest espana; my scandinavian home; LINE DRAWING POSTER BY METTE HANDBERG via hege in france; dining room sabon home; palm via maison palmé; lynda gardener’s artwork via hunter & folk; spaulding credenza from croft house; fuzzy sofa via @galerie_half; bedroom by colin king; daybed via milk decoration; rattan bedside lamp via @cmstudio; hollie bowden’s bedroom via est living; fireplace via est magazine.

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