Sunday, July 31, 2011

IT IS HERE . . . . . .

Patina Style has arrived!  This wonderful book is all about the talents of Brooke and Steve Giannetti, the creators of a blog called Velvet and Linen,  published by GIBBS SMITH.  From the inside flap:

   "Brooke and Steve Giannetti embrace the life in things: a newal post worn smooth by
     touch, a leather trunk bearing scratches of global travel, velvet that is faded over time,    
     silver that is subtly tarnished or a flowerpot wearing a covering of moss.  This is
     the essence of Patina Style."

Brooke, Steve and their three children,  live in the Los Angeles area.  I traveled to meet her
last year to do an interview.  She couldn't have been more welcoming and hospitable.  We met initially at their shop in Santa Monica, called Giannetti Home.  It is a wonderful shop
that will leave you wanting more of their design philosophy. . . . . Meeting Steve, her husband and architect extraordinaire and then their children, was a treat and a memory I will cherish
always.   An interview conducted in their home was more than I would have even asked for, but graciously she said, "lets go to the house"  It was there that their design acumen was thoroughly understood. 

Their trip to Chicago in the Spring allowed me the opportunity to treat Brooke and hopefully make her stay a little nicer.    It was then that I learned of their book, PATINA STYLE.  It had not yet become available, but was do out soon.


now it is available!

This page is from a chapter called, Outside In

". . . . the linking of stone, teak, and iron pieces
inside the house"

. . . . this page from a chapter called, Trim and Molding,

"We found these porch columns with fading house numbers
at a flea market when we were building our house. . . . . "

This book will serve as a wonderful reference for one of the most
sought after styles today.  Well written, well photographed and just
plain beautifully done.

If you haven't already discovered Brooke's blog, you can find it by
going to this link:  You will
be able to order PATINA HOME from her wonderfully informative


Anonymous said...

This looks like a delicious book, Mary Anne. I hope to hold it in my hands sometime soon.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I need to look for this beautiful book.

Beverly said...

This definitely looks like a book I could love. I just put it on my list for my next trip to the bookstore. Thank you for sharing.

Oh, and I loved your concert under the stars.