Design Details in a French Farmhouse Style Kitchen {Patina Farm}

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

For those of us enamored with French farmhouses

and European inspired interiors, the Patina Farm home

designed by Steve and Brooke Giannetti for their family,

stands out with an exquisite purity, simplicity, and

timelessness.

 

Their modern take on farmhouse style is unique

and fresh in spite of it being rooted in

European Old World influences and traditional

architectural details…how is such modernity

achieved?

 

Open, airy floorplans

Lofty ceilings

Large steel windows (which allow maximum

natural light to flood the beautiful rooms)

Neutral and natural color palettes

Modern art

Warm, informal spaces

 

Breathtaking modern farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Patina Farm by Giannetti Home

 

The farmhouse kitchen design at Patina Farm is a

study in timeless materials, craftsmanship,

and simple elegance.

It feels like it has been around for ages,

but it’s brand new construction.

 

You’ll find white oak custom cabinetry,

plaster walls and shelves, a Lacanche range,

a magnificent limestone double sided fireplace,

unlaquered brass fixtures, and hidden storage

for unsightly kitchen essentials.

 

Brooke Giannetti graciously shared the construction

process of this kitchen and Patina Farm in 2013

via her Velvet and Linen blog, and I personally

(an admitted stark raving fan of this design team)

began dreaming up my own French farmhouse kitchen,

taking notes from these pros.

(photography by Brooke and Lisa Romerein)

 

We have yet to build a dreamy European style farmhouse,

but if ever we do, Patina Farm’s kitchen is just the

sort of tranquil and timeless design we’ll be after.

 

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This post is especially for those of you

who missed the behind-the-scenes,

under construction farmhouse in Ojai, California,

that Brooke Giannetti chronicled

in pictures and commentary.

 

If you explore the archives at Velvet and Linen,

be sure to read the comment section of posts

where Brooke answers questions, reveals sources,

and fleshes out how this dream project was realized.

 

Ready to step inside the beautiful gate and

tour the evolution of an exceptionally brilliant

modern French farmhouse style kitchen?

 

Awesome.

 

Rustic wood gates to entrance of Patina Farm by Giannetti Home - found on Hello Lovely Studio
The entrance to Patina Farm, an amazing European inspired modern farmhouse.

The cozy hearth area of the kitchen below, with its warm

limestone, bread board collection, and romantic

yet rustic dining area is such an inspiring

design moment which, for me, appears

perfect for hushed conversations while sipping.

 

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

On the sink wall, the outdoors is welcomed in

and a jaw dropping tree is honored in the design.

 

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

Here is Steve Giannetti’s rendering of

the plan for this area…

 

French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

and here is how it appeared under construction

(where you’ll note little arched niches for firewood).

Such brilliant details thrill me!

 

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

Isn’t it helpful to see the stages of construction progress?

 

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

Dishwasher drawers came next,

and the beautiful wood island takes shape.

 

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

Also note the lights installed above the counter.

The Giannettis are not fans of recessed lighting,

and I would imagine this is wonderful, soft, task

lighting required only after sundown.

 

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration
The unlaquered brass fixtures!
That tree!
The beautiful harmony of white oak, white marble,
creamy plaster!
And the fireclay apron front farm sink?
Well, I loved it enough to buy the exact sink
for our own DIY kitchen renovation!
Here it is in my own kitchen:

Modern farmhouse fireclay sink and Viatera Minuet quartz in my kitchen - Hello Lovely Studio

Hello Lovely Studio – My fireclay farm sink, Kohler bridge faucet, and Viatera Minuet quartz countertop
Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

 

Here are a few more before shots which show design

details which may not have jumped out at you.

 

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

 

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

Let’s proceed with our tour and gaze toward

the range wall with its Lacanche range, pot rack,

limestone, and European architectural finds.

 

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

Before, this beautiful under construction kitchen island

area looked like this:

 

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

Aren’t the natural white oak floors incredible?

 

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

Let’s tour how this range area with its limestone

backsplash and sculptural hood came to be…

 

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration
Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

 

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

 

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

 

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

 

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

This French antique cupboard adds so much

character, age, and presence to the newly

constructed kitchen as well as beautiful

everyday storage.

 

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

Here’s how that area looked a little earlier:

 

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

By the way, if you don’t own a copy of

Patina Farm, it’s a must have design treasury

for lovers of European farmhouse style!

image result for Patina Farm book by Brooke Giannetti - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Patina Farm photographs by Lisa Romerein

Let’s return again to that sweet hearth

area in the kitchen and see images of

how it came to be…

 

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

The limestone fireplace under construction:
Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

 

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

Here’s a view of it from the other side

(the dining room side).

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

What a difference after it was grouted!

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration
Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

I love how Brooke Giannetti shared Steve’s

architectural renderings with her readers:

 

Architectural sketch of Giannetti Home's Patina Farm kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Patina Farm Kitchen Architectural Rendering

 

Architectural sketch of Patina Farm kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio

From vision to reality.

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

 

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane,

and if you have design dreams of your own,

perhaps this helps to see the stages of

construction and skeleton before all

the pretties are added.

 

The whole project captured my imagination,

and I still don’t tire of learning the stories

of this farmhouse’s birth.

 

French farmhouse with limestone exterior under construction - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Patina Farm’s exterior under construction.

 

Patina Farm sketch of site - found on Hello Lovely Studio

More posts with inspiring images and decorating
ideas from Patina Farm’s modern farmhouse style are here:

Patina Farm
Interview with the Giannettis
Lessons Learned from Patina Farm
How Patina Farm looks styled by Anthropologie

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4 Comments

  1. August 15, 2017 / 7:52 am

    It's truly and experiance to follow Brooke and Steves beautiful home and its growth.
    Could you or I for that matter imagine the peaceful quiet they surround themselves with and all this being our home? I would walk around pinching myself.
    Michele you did a beautiful job with posting their home. I'm looking forward to seeing if they decide to put in the pool.

    See you soon.
    Xx
    Dore

    • August 15, 2017 / 9:54 pm

      dreamy and so nurturing for the soul to have those animals and their innocence around. thanks for adding to the beauty as always, Dore. xox

  2. August 16, 2017 / 10:48 am

    With my new "library love" – the Patina Farm is on hold and I am anxiously awaiting it's arrival. Your enticing posts on this creative duo are capturing my attention and making me want more! Thanks so much for sharing all of the design inspo you do so well!

    • August 16, 2017 / 8:14 pm

      yippee! you'll love it, joan. thanks for adding to the beauty with such kindness and grace. xox

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