Monday, August 1, 2011

August RDH Blog of the Month – Velvet and Linen

Today I am thrilled and honored to be featuring Velvet and Linen as the August Red Door Home blog of the month!

Velvet and Linen is written by Brooke Giannetti – a talented designer whose decorating style favors Belgian and Swedish antiques mixed with industrial and outdoor elements.  
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Her beautiful and unique aesthetic has been showcased in The New York Times, HGTV, numerous publications – including the most recent article in Veranda magazine – as well as in the just released book, Patina Style, she co-wrote with her husband, architect Steve Giannetti.
Pink Bathroom featured in The New York Times
Veranda photo featuring paintings by Steve Giannetti
The book features beautiful photographs and wonderfully written text which delve into the Giannettis’ philosophy of “life isn’t about the things you own but about the experiences you have with them.”
Patina Style introduction via Velvet and Linen
I read Patina Style from cover to cover and truly enjoyed learning about the various elements which define Patina Style as well as studying the fabulous pictures - discovering new design inspirations each time.  If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, I highly recommend you do.
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One of the projects I am most looking forward to following on Velvet and Linen is the construction of the Giannettis’ new dream home, Patina Farm.  Not too long ago, Brooke and Steve purchased a piece of property in Ojai, California.  Brooke has graciously been sharing the process of this exciting venture including the house plans shown below and details of a recent trip she took to with her family Belgian.
Patina Farm drawing by Steve Giannetti

Model of Patina Farm
Besides all of the above, Brooke and Steve have also collaborated on many celebrated design projects, own a store called Giannetti Home, and design their own line of custom furniture.  Add in the fact Steve is an accomplished painter and you can see why this duo has gained such national attention in the design world.
Fifi Chair by Giannetti Home Furniture
Finally, I could not end this feature without mentioning the chickens.  I, along with many other Velvet and Linen followers, have been captivated by them ever since they arrived at the Giannettis’ home nearly six months ago.
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The Giannettis created a chicken garden complete with the coop shown below to house the latest addition to their family.
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Thank you, Brooke for allowing me to feature your wonderful blog.  I honestly think I could have devoted two or three more posts to Velvet and Linen and I still would not have been able to include all the honors and projects the Giannettis have received and completed.
Be sure to stop by Velvet and Linen to see more fabulous design inspiration!


Velvet and Linen said...

Thank you Stacy for this beautiful post!
Steve and I can't thank you enough for sharing our passion for design with your readers.
We wrote "Patina Style" because we believe everyone can live beautifully, even if they have a house full of children and pets (even chickens!).
We're so glad that you have found inspiration in our work.

abala said...

Love it - especially the hen house what a fun additional to any yard. The rooms are beautiful but also look comfortable. Thanks for the information.

Upscale Downhome said...

Can't wait to get my copy of Patina Style. Velvet and Linen is also one of my favorites!

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