I have followed Brooke and Steve Giannetti’s blog, Velvet & Linen, for years now and also love all of their books, so naturally I was delighted to receive a copy of Patina Homes, their latest book, released by Gibbs Smith this year.
Twelve varied homes ranging from a beachfront contemporary to a historic East Coast farmhouse and a Provencal-style home in California showcase the collaboration of Steve’s architectural talents with Brooke’s chic interior design. Modern, classical and industrial elements merge to create a unique style that draws upon history and creates a sense of timelessness. Materials such as white plaster, grayed cedar planks, Bleached white French oak, limestone, and steel are used throughout, and a neutral palette embraces a sense of calm. Inspiration from the gardens is infused within along with natural linens, aged leather, and antique textiles. Everything is selected to give the homes a sense of comfortable tranquility. Nothing is precious.
Unless otherwise mentioned, photographs are from Patina Homes, reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith.
Patina Homes is available for sale via Amazon.
ABOUT BROOKE AND STEVE GIANNETTI
Steve and Brooke Giannetti are known for their artfully designed houses and unpretentious elegance. Steve, a renowned architect, founded the firm in 1994. Wife Brooke runs the company’s interior design studio and is the author of the popular design blog and Instagram account, Velvet & Linen.
Steve Giannetti has designed homes around the world for clients in nearly every architectural style. His unique combination of classical and modern architecture appears in homes from California to Nashville, Maine to Maryland and all the way to the French countryside.
Brooke and Steve have authored four books including Patina Style, Patina Farm, Patina Living and Patina Homes. Filled with breathtaking images of gardens and indoor/outdoor lifestyle, and exquisite houses across the country, the books contains extraordinary original images capturing the pleasure and beauty of the homes and properties they design.
The Giannetti’s work has appeared in major national magazines including Veranda, Luxe, Architectural Digest, The New York Times, C Magazine, Milieu, The Los Angeles Times and other prestigious publications.