Patina Farm Book

Patina Farm


  • Author : Brooke Giannetti
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release Date : 2016-06-24
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781423640479

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Patina Farm Book Description :

A new farm home blending modern lines and materials with French antiques. 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 combines with 200 photographs and Steve’s architectural drawings to show their inspirations, their materials selections, and the enviable result of their team effort and creativity: an idyllic farm in California’s Ojai Valley. We see every corner of the family home, guesthouse, lush gardens, and delightful animal quarters. Steve Giannetti is a renowned architect, and Brooke is an interior decorator and writer 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, the New York Times. They are the authors of Patina Style.

Patina Living Book

Patina Living


  • Author : Steve Giannetti
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 1423650921

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Patina Living Book Description :

The heartwarming story of how the Giannetties live and entertain in the well-designed and lushly planted gardens of their farm in Ojai, California. An intimate look at life on Patina Farm enjoying the interplay of rustic and modern European farmhouse charm--including the sheds, outbuildings and well-designed gardens where the Giannettis entertain and enjoy their miniature goats, sheep and donkeys, the chickens and ducks, and dogs. In addition to the home, charming sheds and outbuildings in the Patina landscape are inspiration for a beautiful life in the popular Patina Style. "We decided to write this book to share why we decided to create this life and what we have learned along the way. We share how we decided where to live, how to design and lay out our property and how to think about the individual spaces. One of the main nuggets of wisdom that we have learned is that there is not only one way to live this life. The idea of this book is to give you some options." Brooke Gianetti is a California-based interior decorator, shop opener, and blogger. Her projects frequently incorporate Belgian and Swedish antiques paired with industrial and outdoor elements. She frequently collaborates with architect husband, Steve Giannetti, on projects as well as their home store, Gianetti Home in Santa Barbara. They live in Ojai.

Patina Style Book
Score: 4
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Patina Style


  • Author : Brooke Giannetti
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 1423622545

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Patina Style Book Description :

The Giannettis have developed a home design style that embraces age, patina, weathered and worn surfaces, and rough surfaces. Patina Style is a color palette, a romance with subtlety, an attraction to natural materials and architectural details. It is at once old-world, contemporary, and mildly industrial. Patina Style gives insight into materials choices, methods and treatments that result in spaces that celebrate beauty in the old, the imperfect, the slightly roughed-up.

Travel Home Book

Travel Home


  • Author : Caitlin Flemming
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24
  • Genre: House & Home
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683356493

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Travel Home Book Description :

Travel through 20 sophisticated homes of designers deeply influenced by their international adventures abroad A road map for bringing far-flung design ideas back home, Travel Home shows us how to curate interiors that reflect our favorite places and experiences in ways that are beautiful and authentic. Touring the homes of leaders in global design who share a deep affection for travel, the book explores interiors with influences as widespread as Marrakesh, Paris, Cuba, Tokyo, Portugal, and beyond. Vivid photography is supplemented with insightful essays, interviews, and hardworking tips for cultivating your own global home. For globetrotters and armchair travelers alike, Travel Home showcases the interplay between travel and design, revealing how we can take inspiration from the beauty we experience in the world and bring it into our everyday lives.

French Country Cottage Inspired Gatherings Book

French Country Cottage Inspired Gatherings


  • Author : Courtney Allison
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release Date : 2020-05-26
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781423653608

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French Country Cottage Inspired Gatherings Book Description :

Entertaining starts with setting a fabulous table. In Courtney Allison’s signature French Country Cottage style, she showcases a myriad of romantic table settings for every occasion. Courtney provides the styling expertise to host your own French Country Cottage–inspired gathering, whether in the backyard, at the beach, under an old oak tree, or in a country barn. A simple picnic; coffee by the lake; a cheese board for friends outdoors; a bistro table for two; a long table for a formal meal—each setting exhibiting Allison’s dreamy style for you to emulate. The pièce de résistance in every venue, any setting, is the gorgeous arrangements of seasonal flowers; Courtney’s bouquets will take your breath away from spring to fall, for outdoors and inside. Courtney Allison is the author of the blog FrenchCountryCottage.net. She has a floral line with Balsam Hill and also works as a freelance photographer and stylist for magazines and brands.

The Book of Memory Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Book of Memory


  • Author : Petina Gappah
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374714888

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The Book of Memory Book Description :

The story that you have asked me to tell you does not begin with the pitiful ugliness of Lloyd’s death. It begins on a long-ago day in August when the sun seared my blistered face and I was nine years old and my father and mother sold me to a strange man. Memory, the narrator of Petina Gappah’s The Book of Memory, is an albino woman languishing in Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, after being sentenced for murder. As part of her appeal, her lawyer insists that she write down what happened as she remembers it. The death penalty is a mandatory sentence for murder, and Memory is, both literally and metaphorically, writing for her life. As her story unfolds, Memory reveals that she has been tried and convicted for the murder of Lloyd Hendricks, her adopted father. But who was Lloyd Hendricks? Why does Memory feel no remorse for his death? And did everything happen exactly as she remembers? Moving between the townships of the poor and the suburbs of the rich, and between past and present, the 2009 Guardian First Book Award–winning writer Petina Gappah weaves a compelling tale of love, obsession, the relentlessness of fate, and the treachery of memory.

Good Husbandry Book
Score: 4
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Good Husbandry


  • Author : Kristin Kimball
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release Date : 2020-05-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501111655

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Good Husbandry Book Description :

From the author of the beloved bestseller The Dirty Life, this “superb memoir chronicles the evolution of a farm, marriage, family, and her own personal identity with humor, insight, and candor” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) detailing life on Essex Farm—a 500-acre farm that produces food for a community of 250 people. The Dirty Life chronicled Kimball’s move from New York City to 500 acres near Lake Champlain where she started a new farm with her partner, Mark. In Good Husbandry, she reveals what happened over the next five years at Essex Farm. Farming has many ups and downs, and the middle years were hard for the Kimballs. Mark got injured, the weather turned against them, and the farm faced financial pressures. Meanwhile, they had two small children to care for. How does one traverse the terrain of a maturing marriage and the transition from being a couple to being a family? How will the farm survive? What does a family need in order to be happy? Kristin chose Mark and farm life after having a good look around the world, with a fair understanding of what her choices meant. She knew she had traded the possibility of a steady paycheck, of wide open weekends and spontaneous vacations, for a life and work that was challenging but beautiful and fulfilling. So with grit and grace and a good sense of humor, she chose to dig in deeper. Featuring some of the same local characters and cherished animals first introduced in The Dirty Life, (Jet the farm dog, Delia the dairy cow, and those hardworking draft horses), plus a colorful cast of aspiring first-generation farmers who work at Essex Farm to acquire the skills they need to start sustainable farms of their own, Good Husbandry “considers what it means to build a good, happy life, and how we are tested in that endeavor” (Mary Beth Keane, New York Times bestselling author of Ask Again, Yes).

Southwestern Indian Designs Book

Southwestern Indian Designs


  • Author : Madeleine Orban-Szontagh
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 1992-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486269856

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Southwestern Indian Designs Book Description :

Treasury of 250 copyright-free images, drawn from authentic motifs on Hopi ceremonial dress, Zuni shields, Anasazi pottery, Navajo jewelry, rugs and sand paintings, Pueblo pottery, and many more. Clearly drawn in detail, easily reproducible, these motifs represent a highly useful resource for a myriad of art and craft projects.

A Place to Call Home Book

A Place to Call Home


  • Author : Gil Schafer, III
  • Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
  • Release Date : 2017-09
  • Genre: DESIGN
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780847860210

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A Place to Call Home Book Description :

For award-winning architect Gil Schafer, the most successful houses are the ones that celebrate the small moments of life - houses with timeless charm that are imbued with memory and anchored in a distinct sense of place. Essentially, Schafer believes a house is truly successful when the people who live there consider it home. It's this belief - and Schafer's rare ability to translate his clients' deeply personal visions of how they want to live into a physical home that reflects those dreams - that has established him as one of the most sought-after, highly-regarded architects of our time. In his new book, A Place to Call Home Schafer follows up his bestselling The Great American House, by pulling the curtain back on his distinctive approach, sharing his process (complete with unexpected, accessible ideas readers can work into their own projects) and taking readers on a detailed tour of seven beautifully realized houses in a range of styles located around the country - each in a unique place, and each with a character all its own. 250 lush, full color photographs of these seven houses and other never-before-seen projects, including exterior, interior, and landscape details, invite readers into Schafer's world of comfortable classicism. Ultimately, the houses featured in A Place to Call Home are more than just beautiful buildings in beautiful places. In each of them, Schafer has created a dialogue between past and present, a personalised world that people can inhabit gracefully, in sync with their own notions of home. Because, as Schafer writes in the book, he designs houses "not for an architect's ego, but [for] the beauty of life, the joys of family, and, not least, a heartfelt celebration of place."

The Best of Painted Furniture Book

The Best of Painted Furniture


  • Author : Florence de Dampierre
  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015034222888

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The Best of Painted Furniture Book Description :

'A glossary and a chapter of tips on conservation, restoration and care of painted furniture makes this a useful handbook as well as a beautifully illustrated encyclopedia of an enduring style.' ---Chicago Tribune