Patina Living & Loving: European Farmhouse Style

Since I’m well aware you deeply admire the work of Brooke and Steve Giannetti, it’s extra exciting to celebrate the release of their book, Patina Living this week! Patina Living & Loving: European Farmhouse Style is my tribute to this third installment in the Patina trilogy which contributes warmth, heartfulness, and hopefulness too often in short supply within the design world.

Patina Living book cover with African pygmy goats and rustic modern farmhouse styled farm table at Patina Farm - Brooke Giannetti & Steve Giannetti.
Patina Living (Gibbs Smith, 2019). Photographs by Victoria Pearson from Patina Living by Brooke and Steve Giannetti, reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith. Book Review & Rustic modern farmhouse and lifestyle inspiration…certainly lovely indeed. Patina Living & Loving: European Farmhouse Style in California.

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Patina Living & Loving: European Farmhouse Style

As I type these words, my guys can barely contain their joy about Game of Thrones premiering tonight, but me? Let me soak in the European farmhouse inspired beauty inside and out at Patina Farm, a thoughtfully designed and picturesque small family farm in Ojai, California. You do have your copy of Patina Farm, right?

Remember when the interiors were taking shape!?!

Inside Patina Living is a gorgeous von gorgeous collection of images, recipes, anecdotes, and snapshots of organic and un-fussy Cali French farmhouse life.

If you’re a longtime follower of Brooke Giannetti’s Velvet and Linen, you likely delighted in the construction chronicles of Patina Farm as well as the adoption updates as goats, donkeys, sheep, and chickens brought fullness of life and love to the landscape.

Babydoll sheep (Cashmere) from Patina Farm - a rustic modern farmhouse in Ojai, California by Brooke Giannetti & Steve Giannetti.
Photo: Brooke Giannetti/VelvetandLinen. Book Review & Rustic modern farmhouse and lifestyle inspiration…certainly lovely indeed. Patina Living & Loving: European Farmhouse Style in California.

Brooke and Steve’s vision of pastoral tranquility for their family led to more than a European country infused farmhouse with tasteful design elements and architectural details…their dream inspired others to dream!

I could ramble on about why I love their aesthetic and lifestyle philosophies since both have richly inspired me over the years…but let’s get to the new pretty patina-ed glimpses!

(Besides, I have to drain the spaghetti. I’m whipping up homemade Pasta Puttanesca for my GoT men who are “Book Snob” sort of GoT fans…lord have mercy, give this non-Thronie fairy her Patina trilogy picture books!)

Patina Farm: Chicken Coop - Brooke Giannetti.
Photo: Brooke Giannetti/VelvetandLinen. Book Review & Rustic modern farmhouse and lifestyle inspiration…certainly lovely indeed. Patina Living & Loving: European Farmhouse Style in California.

Peek Inside Patina Living’s Pages!

Are we interested in how Patina Farm’s gardens grow? Oui, oui. But will we French farmhouse freaks also be treated to interior loveliness? Yep.

Patina Living photo of dining room with limestone French mantel, French farmhouse chandeliers, plaster walls, and rustic modern farmhouse style. Brooke Giannetti and Steve Giannetti designed the space at Patina Farm. Photo by Victoria Pearson.
Patina Living (Gibbs Smith, 2019). Photographs by Victoria Pearson from Patina Living by Brooke and Steve Giannetti, reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith. Book Review & Rustic modern farmhouse and lifestyle inspiration…certainly lovely indeed. Patina Living & Loving: European Farmhouse Style in California.

Oh, Patina Farm dining room, I could get used to your lofty ceiling height.

Patina Living photo of dining room with limestone French mantel, French farmhouse chandeliers, plaster walls, and rustic modern farmhouse style. Brooke Giannetti and Steve Giannetti designed the space at Patina Farm. Photo by Victoria Pearson.
Patina Living (Gibbs Smith, 2019). Photographs by Victoria Pearson from Patina Living by Brooke and Steve Giannetti, reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith.

Can we imagine primping in a pale and lovely spot like this?

Patina Living photo of makeup area of master bathroom with antique vanity, linen upholstered chair, and linen panels. French farmhouse decor and rustic modern farmhouse style. Brooke Giannetti and Steve Giannetti designed the space at Patina Farm. Photo by Victoria Pearson.
Patina Living (Gibbs Smith, 2019). Photographs by Victoria Pearson from Patina Living by Brooke and Steve Giannetti, reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith. Book Review & Rustic modern farmhouse and lifestyle inspiration…certainly lovely indeed. Patina Living & Loving: European Farmhouse Style in California.

Would you choose to get literary or lounge-y with a gentle breeze?

Patina Living photo of Steve Giannetti with Sophie on built-in window seat bench at Patina Farm. Photo by Victoria Pearson.
Patina Living (Gibbs Smith, 2019). Photographs by Victoria Pearson from Patina Living by Brooke and Steve Giannetti, reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith.

While the inside of Patina Farm may be laid-back luxe, the outdoors are lovely lush!

Patina Living photo of outdoor lush garden and patio with rustic modern farmhouse style at Patina Farm. Brooke Giannetti & Steve Giannetti designed the beautiful property. Photo by Victora Pearson.
Patina Living (Gibbs Smith, 2019). Photographs by Victoria Pearson from Patina Living by Brooke and Steve Giannetti, reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith. Book Review & Rustic modern farmhouse and lifestyle inspiration…certainly lovely indeed. Patina Living & Loving: European Farmhouse Style in California.

If beautiful country gardens and climbing roses take your breath away, you’re in for a treat!

Patina Farm garden with boxwood, climbing roses, and European country style. Brooke Giannetti.
Photo: Brooke Giannetti/VelvetandLinen.

I love the peeks Brooke shares of Patina Farm in autumn!

Patina Farm exterior in fall with rustic shutters, rugged stone, and lush gardens. Brooke Giannetti.
Photo: Brooke Giannetti/VelvetandLinen. Rustic modern farmhouse and lifestyle inspiration…certainly lovely indeed. Patina Living & Loving: European Farmhouse Style in California.

Feels like yesterday the Giannettis began planting their gardens!

Patina Farm exterior when it was newly built. Brooke Giannetti.
Photo: Brooke Giannetti/VelvetandLinen.

You’ll delight in Patina Living’s visual treasury of natural farmhouse beauty since it glows with the sort of warmth that can only develop with time and true tenderness.

Donkeys at Patina Farm. Brooke Giannetti.
Photo: Brooke Giannetti/VelvetandLinen. Rustic modern farmhouse and lifestyle inspiration…certainly lovely indeed. Patina Living & Loving: European Farmhouse Style in California.

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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4 Comments

  1. April 15, 2019 / 9:11 am

    Love this post! Every inch of this home (and outdoors) is just perfect! Thank you for sharing. Best, Kim

    • Michele
      Author
      April 15, 2019 / 10:46 am

      Thanks so much for reading and celebrating the Giannettis today! Peace to you.

  2. Joanna
    April 15, 2019 / 9:23 am

    Perfection!

    • Michele
      Author
      April 15, 2019 / 10:45 am

      Ha – sure seems close! Happy new week, friend.

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