A couple of days ago the much anticipated book, Patina Style, arrived in my mailbox. It is written by the creators of the successful Velvet & Linen, Brooke and Steve Giannetti, together with Sara Bliss and what a page turner it is!
It is easy to get lost in all the beautiful images and inspirational vignettes. But it offers yet another level of value by featuring personal, valuable and “to the point” design tips and advice from the designer/architect couple. Patina Style is more than a pretty coffee table book — it is a great design guide.
One of my favorite rooms. (Sorry for the crappy resolution, I scanned the image). I love the mix of different textures (metal, leather, stone, grass, linen etc.), the colors and the styling. Check out the pendant light. Note to myself: I need to find some lovely outdoor shutters and use them as decor!
Photo credit: Lisa Romerein
In the book Brooke and Steve share how they create their signature patina look by using soothing colors, mixing antiques (and a lot of Swedish, folks!) with new furnishings, re-purposed and salvaged objects and creating livable yet beautiful rooms.
I have known Brooke for quite a while in blog land (she is a lovely friend) and had the opportunity once to interview Brooke in my “In The Spotlight Series”. I must say that for everything this couple has going on (beautiful family, lovely homes, successful design and architecture business, a must read blog and now a new book — a book, people!) she is phenomenally humble. The success has not gone to her head which makes this book even more special. It is beautiful and the real deal.
I highly recommend Patina Style. You can find it here.
Recently my very close friend Greet had the opportunity to have the entire Giannetti family over to her own gorgeous home in Belgium (read here) and my lovely blog friends Angela & Renee got to spend some quality time with Brooke and Steve in California (read here). Lucky — everyone!
Happy weekend friends! You will rarely find me at the computer — summer is in full swing — and we are busy exploring and reading great books in the hammock!