Modern Farmhouse Decor Ideas {Patina Farm}

Modern Farmhouse Decor Ideas from Patina Farm's Guest House in Ojai, California. #Giannetti #patinafarm #modernfarmhouse

Modern Farmhouse Decor Ideas from Patina Farm’s Guest House

Modern farmhouse decor, French Farmhouse decor, French Country decorating ideas and interiors, and European Country decor style are topics I never tire of since for me they are suggestive of a reverence for nature and the countryside, charming kitchens, living rooms, and bedrooms decorated with an elegant yet unfussy, effortless ease which lends itself to tranquility, and a timelessness so that home decor and furniture chosen for designs today will not come off as  dated and tired a few tomorrows from now.

My favorite modern farmhouse muse…I suppose that is why so often when I get daydreamy about European Country interior design or modern farmhouse decor, my thoughts turn to the beautiful architectural and design work of Giannetti Home. Projects by Giannetti Home stand out for me as a rich source of design inspiration.

A longtime reader of Brooke Giannetti’s blog Velvet and Linen, readers were fortunate enough to have a front row seat to the birth of Patina Farm, the Giannetti family modern farmhouse with European country inspired interiors in Ojai, California. We watched the home take shape beginning with sketches from architect and artist Steve Giannetti, who with Brooke, conceived a property that would serve the needs of a family expanding with animals (mini donkeys, pygmy goats, babydoll sheep, chickens, and pups!). Do you have the book? It’s a must read!

Patina Farm book cover by Giannetti #patinafarm #giannetti #modernfarmhouse

Patina Farm by Steve Giannetti & Brooke Giannetti

Watching their modern farmhouse built before our eyes…With Brooke’s chronicling of Patina Farm’s creation on her blog, we were able to see the frame stage, an up close look at raw materials, the beginnings of groin vaulted ceilings, window openings, built-ins, and more so that it felt at times I was in school, devouring this delicious evolution. As more layers were applied, the modern farmhouse home began to take on a fuller identity: modern and custom oversized steel windows, a thin coat of plaster material applied to walls (requiring no paint), prefinished French oak wide plank flooring, limestone, and glass walls for an outdoor shower. I think Brooke’s readers fell deeply in love with Patina Farm from the beginning as insiders to its creation and construction as the Giannettis were in the throes of building and decorating it!

The excitement of the European Country inspired decor coming together…What a thrill to see Brooke dressing the European country inspired modern farmhouse in the couple’s favorite things: unlaquered brass, reclaimed materials, European antiques, Aidan Gray lighting, velvet, linen, and all things patina perfect. Patina? The Giannettis kind of wrote the book on it.

Patina style by Brooke Giannetti and Steve Giannetti #patinastyle #giannetti

Patina Style by Brooke Giannetti & Steve Giannetti

How does such a project affect me on a personal level, here in the heartland as I consider what our next DIY home projects might  be at our fixer upper? Well, that’s easy. Deeply. I’m in the dream phase right now of a couple things. First, this property could use more outdoor storage for two motorcycles, a snow blower, a canoe…you get the picture. My husband and I prefer a tidy garage, and that just has not been possible with the overflow of oversized essentials. Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention the tractor (well, a riding mower tractor). There’s no room for seasonal stuff which I would like to store in a small outbuilding.

Not so pretty choices for outbuildings…But have you looked at readymade garden sheds and storage sheds? Some of them look pretty awful. Not a big deal if you aren’t confronted with the sight of it constantly, but the ideal place for our shed would be just outside the kitchen. So back to the dreaming I mentioned…I’m thinking wouldn’t it be something to construct something pretty which could house the stuff, buffer the neighbor’s home, and serve as a pretty focal point? Is that even possible?

Modern Farmhouse Decor Ideas from Patina Farm's Guest House. The donkey house is a charming structure! #patinafarm #donkey #minidonkey

Modern Farmhouse Decor Ideas from Patina Farm’s Guest House

That awesome mini donkey house, customized from a kit…A girl can dream, and so she shall. I am digging in the Patina Farm archives to gather information about how Brooke and Steve erected their guest house, though it’s more likely I’ll need the info about the construction of the donkey house, which as I recall, they built from a kit at Home Depot. Don’t you love the idea of taking a generic shell built from a kit and customizing it to taste? You do? Then could you email my husband and tell him what a swell prospect it is? Merci beaucoup.

A guesthouse every French inspired modern farmhouse design geek wants to be invited to…I’m gonna be studying some plans and as I said, peeking at what the Giannettis did for their donkey house, and in the mean time, let’s peek at the guest house at Patina Farm (the very one which thousands of instagrammers and blog readers have invited themselves to with a wink and a smile!).

Oh, you ARE special, Patina Farm modern farmhouse with your antique reclaimed building materials, including antique French terra cotta roof tiles and vintage barn beams juxtaposed with contemporary details such as sheets of glass and steel windows. Let’s be inspired by Giannetti Home magic with a closer look at the guest house.

Modern Farmhouse Decor Ideas from Patina Farm’s Guest House

Modern Farmhouse Decor Ideas from Patina Farm's Guest House in Ojai, California by Giannetti Home. #giannetti #patinafarm #guesthouse

Modern Farmhouse Decor Ideas from Patina Farm’s Guest House

1. Modern Farmhouse Decor Idea:

Charming Climbing Vines

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Modern Farmhouse Decor Ideas from Patina Farm’s Guest House

2. Modern Farmhouse Decor Idea:

A Metal Roof Sheltered Entry.

Modern Farmhouse Decor Ideas from Patina Farm's Guest House #guesthouse #barn #patinafarm #giannetti

Modern Farmhouse Decor Ideas from Patina Farm’s Guest House

3. Modern Farmhouse Decor Idea:

A Limestone Fireplace Chimney

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Modern Farmhouse Decor Ideas from Patina Farm’s Guest House

4. Modern Farmhouse Decor Idea:

Custom Glass & Steel Doors

Guest house at Patina Farm (a modern farmhouse by Giannetti Home in Ojai, California). Steel French doors, wide French oak flooring, and plaster walls. #giannetti #patinafarm #guesthouse

Modern Farmhouse Decor Ideas from Patina Farm’s Guest House

5. Modern Farmhouse Decor Idea:

Wood Decking & Floors Inside

Modern Farmhouse Decor Ideas from Patina Farm's Guest House #giannetti #modernfarmhouse #patinafarm

Modern Farmhouse Decor Ideas from Patina Farm’s Guest House

6. Modern Farmhouse Decor Idea:

Antique & Vintage Furniture Left As Is

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Modern Farmhouse Decor Ideas from Patina Farm’s Guest House

7. Modern Farmhouse Decor Idea:

Belgian Linen Upholstered Living Room Sofa

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Modern Farmhouse Decor Ideas from Patina Farm’s Guest House

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8. Modern Farmhouse Decor Idea:

Rustic Farmhouse Candle Style Chandelier

Rustic Decor Farmhouse Lighting/Modern Farmhouse Chandelier

Rustic Modern Farmhouse Chandelier: FIND HERE

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Modern Farmhouse Decor Ideas from Patina Farm’s Guest House

9. Modern Farmhouse Decor Idea:

French Inspired Accent Furniture

French Country Furniture/French Linen Bench

French Bench with Linen Upholstery: FIND HERE

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Modern Farmhouse Decor Ideas from Patina Farm’s Guest House

10. Modern Farmhouse Decor Idea:

Open Shelving Built from Scaffold Wood

Champagne Velvet Throw Pillow #velvet #pillow #champagne

Champagne Velvet Pillow: FIND HERE

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Modern Farmhouse Decor Ideas from Patina Farm’s Guest House

11. Modern Farmhouse Decor Idea:

Barn Style Farmhouse Wall Sconce

Barn style Farmhouse style wall sconce light in aged zinc #farmhouse #sconce #zinc #lighting

Barn style Farmhouse Wall Sconce in Aged Zinc: FIND HERE

Get the Look!

French 3-Light Sconce
Louis Ghost Chair
Silver Butler End Table
Pamela Arm Chair
Weathered Arm Chair
Rustic Wood Candleholders
Aged Terracotta Pots
Laluz French Country Chandelier
Black Modern Farmhouse Bench
French Linen Dining Chair Set of 2
Galvanized Console Table
French Farmhouse Dining Table
30″ Bar Stool
Rattan Side Table
Beachy White Felicity Sofa
Beachy White Armchair
Rattan Armchair
Aidan Gray Collier Lamp
Light Grey Rattan Chair
French Country Altar Candlestick
Round White Saarinen Style Dining Table
Black & White Wool Area Rug
French Tolix Style Metal Side Chair (Set of 2)
Modern Farmhouse Wall Mirror
Linen Curved Loveseat
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Oak Accent Stool
Rustic Ring 12-Light Chandelier
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
Jute ARea Rug
Leather Club Chair
Old World 2-Light Sconce Pair
French Candle Style Chandelier
Swedish Writing Desk
French Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Accent Stool
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Linen Slope Arm Dining Chairs
Parisian Glass Bottle Vase
Life is Beauty…Pillow
Magnus Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Concrete Table Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
Sarah’s Marble Coffee Table
Sarah’s Slipcovered Sofa
Tufted Headboard
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
White Writing Desk
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
White Maze Quilt Set
Fair Isle Green Rug
Sarah’s Bedroom Lamp
Grey Accent Chest
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant
Inverted Pendant Light
Modern Brass Sconce
White Vase Set
Arteriors Swivel Bar Stool
Apothecary Chest
Grainsack Stripe Armchair
Leather Patchwork Ottoman
Sarah’s Chesterfield Sofa
Black Tray Table
Industrial Task Lamp
Round Wall Mirror
White Honeycomb Mosaic Tile
Industrial Sconce
Fireclay Farm Sink
Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Round Marble Side Table
Modern farmhouse Style Bar Stool
Teak Farmhouse Stool

Isn’t the Patina Farm modern farmhouse property full of inspiring moments, both indoors and out? I feel so inspired and eager to dig a little deeper into Pinterest (pretty please, follow me; I am so late to the Pinterest world and am hoping to grow!) and the box stores selling outdoor sheds and kits that may be customized…wish me luck!

Ever seen a French modern farmhouse?

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

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8 Comments

  1. March 23, 2018 / 1:17 am

    The customized kit is brilliant. The fancy finial looks as if it might have been made with found objects, yet it adds grandeur to a donkey barn. Definitely a design to imitate!

    • michele
      Author
      March 23, 2018 / 8:35 am

      Yay! I’m excited about researching the kit and moving forward if my beloved is up to the task. 🙂 Happy weekend!

  2. Connie
    March 23, 2018 / 8:17 am

    I love their style! I do need to get their books. Thanks for sharing this lovely and wonderful home today. A bright spot in the midst of yet another, early spring snow storm here. 😉

    • michele
      Author
      March 23, 2018 / 8:33 am

      I’m so glad you love it. Apparently the snow will be falling here as well, so I am heading to the Grand Canyon! Bring on the sunshine, please. 🙂 Happy weekend, friend.

  3. March 23, 2018 / 10:03 am

    Hi Michele,
    Wouldn’t it be so much fun to stay in this guest house? They make rustic farmhouse look so effortless! Have a happy weekend my friend!
    xo
    Holly

    • michele
      Author
      March 23, 2018 / 11:12 am

      I’d bunk with the animals at this place! 🙂

  4. March 23, 2018 / 9:36 pm

    Hi Michele. I too am a HUGE fan of Brooke Giannetti’s and also watched her Patina Farm take shape on Velvet & Linen. However, I did not know she had added a guest house. Thanks for showing it to us! BTW, I followed you on Pinterest and wanted to let you know I went a bit crazy pinning from your Farmhouse board. Thank you for that! Have a nice weekend!

    • michele
      Author
      March 24, 2018 / 9:30 am

      Hi Celia! Yes, the guest house is so perfect! I’m so glad you found treasure, and I will definitely check out your boards, friend.

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