Sunday, August 21, 2011

Inspiration Book: Patina Style

Have you ever had one of those books you keep reading over and over, and every time you notice something else, and get inspired all over again.
This is true for me with the new book Patina Style by Brooke and Steve Giannetti.
Brooke is also the author of the amazing blog Velvet & Linen. Our home is a combination of African exoticism and rustic industrial. We try to combine everything so that they all blend cohesively together.
Here is some of our Patina Style:

coffee table vignette. my witch hazel apothecary bottle (my dad calls me witch hazel as a nickname, so this was a good find but, also means something to me)

garden urn side table with collection of books, bottles and japanese fishing float.

wood factory molds as plant stand, the picture frame has an African kubu cloth inside.

US feed bag filled with Japanese fishing floats. the leopard is another piece from our African Bronze collection.

view into 1 side of our family room

I added a white architectural fragment and glass urn to the conks.

bedroom side table.

bedroom dresser revamp. i was always so against blue and now the glassy blues are popping up all over my house. my mother enjoys pointing this out. i must have been very adamant.

If you don't already have your copy of Patina Style, you should definitely check it out and pop over to Velvet & Linen and be inspired some more.

Have a great day.



  1. Wow! I think you need to write a Patina book.
    This is beautiful.
    You have the coolest collections.
    Thank you for sharing your Patina with all of us.

    Brooke and Steve

  2. Thank you so much for the gracious comment. Beside myself that the author of the book my post is about stopped by.
    Thank you for writing such a wonderful book.

  3. Just found your blog via your comment on MMSeed -- love it! You have such a beautfiul aesthetic.

  4. I love your style! It has a masculine feel to it but all the glass floats, glass jars, and shells soften up. Really beautiful! I entered to win a copy of this book at French Country Cottage, I really hope I win it.. Looks like a beautiful book..

  5. Your collection is beautiful and artfully displayed. I sooo love your coffee table. Although I am not necessarily a patina girl I absolutely love your style. I enjoy all styles of decor.
    I am a new follower. Please come to visit me when you can. Ginger

  6. Love the vibe, feel of your living room. Warm, inviting, beautiful aged browns and beautiful patina you have created.


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