I am a huge fan of Brooke Giannetti’s design work and her blog “Velvet & Linen”, so I was honored to receive a copy of her new book “Patina Farm” to review. This gorgeous book is a collaborative effort between Brooke and her talented husband, Steve. Brooke’s personal account and Steve’s whimsical sketches provide an inspiring story of the construction and design of their home Patina Farm in Ojai, California.
Throughout the book, they share 150 extraordinary photographs that are so detailed and beautiful, that you feel as though you are invited right into their home. Brooke and Steve spent years planning their home that was mainly inspired by travels both domestic and abroad, particularly in Belgium and France. On their travels, they chose antique materials like Terra Cotta roof tiles, rustic fountains, reclaimed barn beams and other architectural elements that bring the warmth and texture and compliment the new white plaster walls, clean glass and steel elements that they envisioned as a backdrop for their treasure trove of collected artifacts.
They stuck to a natural palette that works nicely with the indoor - outdoor lifestyle that connects the interiors with the lush landscape. The outdoor spaces are just as amazing as the interior ones. Flowing white roses, fragrant lavender and shady sycamores dominate the landscape. The Giannettis created Patina Farm as a casual and comfortable home for their whole family, which also includes a collection of pets perfect for this European-inspired farmhouse! African Pygmy goats, miniature Sicilian donkeys and hens add a dreamy timeless quality to this property.
These are some of my favorite images from this book, but are only a few of the gorgeous pictures that encompass "Patina Farm".