On the Bookself: Patina Farm
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05 April 2016
By Ronda Carman
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Patina Farm is an exquisite, visual diary chronicling husband and wife team Brooke and Steve Giannetti’s farm and rural estate in Ojai, California. 

When Brooke and Steve Giannetti decided to leave their suburban Santa Monica home to build a new life on a farm, they looked into themselves, and traveled to Belgium and France, for inspiration. Brooke’s inviting prose, combined with 200 stunning photographs, and Steve’s architectural drawings, reveals the enviable result of their team effort and creativity—an idyllic farm in California’s Ojai Valley. 

Brooke and Steve Giannetti's Patina Farm in the small-town, artsy enclave of Ojai, California, is a story of choices, in design and in life. “So often, people want to seal and finish. We named it Patina Farm for a reason," Brooke explains. "It's the idea that you use natural materials and let them age gracefully over time—as I'm trying to do myself."

Steve is a renowned architect, and Brooke an accomplished interior decorator and author of the design blog Velvet and Linen. They also own Giannetti Home, a store that sells furniture and products for the home in their signature Patina style. The couple’s work has been featured in the Veranda, Coastal Living, Good Housekeeping, and the New York Times. They are the authors of the best-selling book, Patina Style.