Monday, January 6, 2014

Finding my Patina Style


It's no secret if you follow me on Pinterest that I love Brooke Giannetti and her blog Velvet and Linen. I think a blog post of my favourite sources of inspiration is forthcoming.
Anyways, the book she and her husband authored Patina Style is hands down my favourite decorating and design book. It is picked up and looked at frequently in my home if I need some inspiration on a vignette giving me trouble, or if I just need something beautiful to browse through.

When removing the Christmas splendor from our spare bedroom I wanted to add a newly acquired table (from my wonderful granfather-in-law, one of the original pickers) to corral half of my collection of orchids. It was a lovely faded pine and would add just the right amount of patina to our bright room.

The upstairs of our home still has the eclectic feel of our main floor but with less industrial pieces and a little bit lighter style

Once I added the orchids to the table, the tone of the room took on the one I feel when looking at Brooke's photos and I felt calm and excited at the same time.






the pale wood tones and green plants, whites, wicker all add to my patina room. my eclectic quirky factor couldn't be denied with this great quilt though.

 









I love reading in this room and playing with my plants. It is a comfortable room for guests and I think it shows the lighter patina side of our style.

What about you? What is your Patina Style?


Have a great day,


21 comments :

  1. I always love seeing how you put things together and all of your rooms. Amazing. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Like the addition of the table! I don't know how you manage to keep those orchids alive. They probably wouldn't have made it a week in my home. Your home, much like mine, must be a joy to dust. ;o) Such is the life of a maximalist. I'm still putting Christmas decorations away.

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  3. I love how you layer the textures and colors! Gorgeous.

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  4. That table with the flowers is wonderful.

    I haven't visited Brooke's blog in awhile so I am headed over there now.

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  5. Oh my that piece above your bed.. Love it. Thanks for inspiring me with each and every post. I am so glad to have found you awhile back.. I kinda just throw everything together. I am shabby, vintage, and industrial all in one..

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  6. I love , it all I would love for you to link up to my 198th Inspire Me party. - - -http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2014/01/198th-inspire-me-tuesday.html Hope to see you there. Hugs Marty

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  7. The new old table looks great, Meg. I also really like the linens, shutter and collection of plants. Hoping you have a great week and stay warm!

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  8. That is adorable. What a cute room.

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  9. You really put together a great room with so many great pieces… Would love to invite you to come share at One More Time Events http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2014/01/transforming-christmas-into-valentines.html Tammy

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  10. You are the master at layering and creating beautiful vignettes. I always learn something from you.

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  11. Beautiful combination of beautiful things!.... love love love! xo!

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  12. Oh how I love your style. I'm still learning how to mix and match items for a pleasing look. You seem to do it effortlessly.

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  13. What a lovely room! You've achieved a look that LOOKs easy, but is really hard to do, IMHO. The whole feel is calm and cool. Beautiful.

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  14. Beautiful! Love the wall grouping with the lids and the silver dust pan! Unique and gorgeous!

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  15. Love the electic feel of the room and the bird pictures are so neat.

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  16. I fully agree! It's one of my fave design books and I've been a fan of her blog for quite some time now. I also love your home and your blog ;)
    Hugs,
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  17. Love your room!
    The bird paintings are adorable, can you tell where you got them from?
    The dresser is gorgeous too!
    I can imagine how cozy it gets with a good book and some tea;)
    Love and hugs
    Lydia

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    1. hi lydia. the small bird in the middle of the frame i got at the country living fair in rhinebeck and i can't remember the ladies name for the life of me right now. the other 2 prints i picked up locally but i have seen then around in home decor stores so keep an eye out in the spring time.

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  18. your style is amazing !!!!!!!!!! maybe you need to write a book???

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    1. oh gosh linda, thank you. hey you never know where these blogs will lead right?

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