Designer and Blogger Brooke Giannetti on Patina Style
Brooke Giannetti is a California-based interior decorator, shop owner, and the blogger behind Velvet & Linen. Brooke frequently collaborates with her husband, architect Steve Giannetti, on projects as well as their store, Giannetti Home. Brooke and Steve’s work has appeared in Veranda Magazine, Luxe Magazine, C Magazine, Romantic Homes, Country Living, Coastal Living, HGTV, New Old House, Rue Magazine, and The New York Times among others. They are currently working on their second book, out Spring 2016. Brooke and Steve live in Ojai with their children, 3 dogs, 3 mini goats, 2 mini donkeys, 12 chickens, and a house bunny.
On How Patina Style Started
Steven and my style developed when we started frequenting antique shows and swap meets and bought only items that we both loved. We then began to design furniture we wanted but couldn’t find. When we brought all the elements together a new look emerged, featuring aged fabrics, gilded objects, rich leathers, roughened woods, and industrial artifacts. When we bring antiques and other items from the past into our homes, we connect with the stories behind them, and the people who created and used them. Our personal style began to come forth as a reflection of our personalities and we called it “Patina Style.”