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An afternoon at Patina Farm

Worn and weathered and well loved patina. 
Gilded details and lots of simply pretty.

Floor to ceiling glass doors and windows looking out to sitting area

All mingling with a huge amount of charm and warmth.
On Saturday, I had the pleasure of visiting Brooke & Steve Giannetti's 
absolutely stunning Patina Farm in Ojai.

A house is simply a house until someone sees it as a home and feeds that vision.
Patina Farm was a vision from the start born from a lifestyle that was merely a dream in the beginning for Brooke and Steve.

Front door to spanish style Patina Farm with flowers

And they took that dream and vision and designed this amazingly charming home filled with an
 abundance of detail and of course,

Front door looking out to courtyard

I have known Brooke online for several years and when she invited me to attend
their book release party at their home in Ojai- 
I was thrilled to step right into the pages of their book
and to finally meet her in person.
She is as sweet and gracious as can be
and Patina Farm?
Well, literally knocked my socks off. 

Interior hallway at Patina Farm with oversized clock and lantern light

Let's take a closer look at what inspired me.
(which admittedly, was everything)

When you step inside Patina Farm- you step into the living room filled with European charm.
I love the mix of antiques and beautiful linen covered furniture

Swedish style antiques in living room

and of course, the patina.

Settee with  windows looking at mountains

Outside the living room window. Sigh...

Outdoor fire pit area with mountains

An abundance of light fills this home 
courtesy of those amazing floor to ceiling windows and french doors.

Dining room with gold, beams on ceiling and flowers on table

Next to the living area- you will find the dining room
and on the other side of that fireplace- 

Collection of bread boards with lemon tree clippings
the breakfast nook area 

Patina Farm kitchen with bread boards and antiques

and the kitchen.
So gorgeous.

Oversized lantern lights in kitchen

You can see a peek of Brooke's office area down the hall- 
one of my favorite spaces.

Office area with book shelf filled with books and roses in glass

And it looks out into a garden and the charming little goat area.
Again- window goals.

View from kitchen sink out to garden

Back to the kitchen- just outside the window-
 a beautiful table set in the garden for enjoying a 
cup of coffee while waking up.

Garden with chairs and table next to kitchen

One of the things that I loved most about Patina Farm is the abundance of natural light
and fresh air that filled every room courtesy of the stately windows and doors 
that open fully to bring the outside in.

Garden with boxwood

Being someone who loves to live outdoors
I found their gardens and outdoor living areas as inspiring as the indoors.

Garden areas with boxwood and french style seating and fountain

See that light glowing inside that room?
The bedroom was another one of my favorite rooms in the house.
Absolute simple elegance.

Bedroom with neutral colors and antiques

Sprinkled with an abundance of charm.

Old chair with missing upholstery

and attention to detail.

Gold mirror with pink books on fireplace

And then there was this.
 Right off the master bedroom.

Floor to ceiling glass doors and windows looking out to sitting area

And from the outside.

Sitting area outside bedroom with lavender and roses

The master bathroom was gorgeous
I love the mix of antique elements

Bathroom with rustic sink area

and that tub had me at Hello.

Bathroom tub area with gold shower and window to the backyard

From the book room staircase

Stack of old books on wall and stairway

the hallway that felt like a garden

Boxwood on french pastry table

to the guest cottage & chicken coop and gardens
Patina Farm is absolutely a dream.
I had such a wonderful time seeing old friends and meeting friends I have known for years online
and just being immersed in the all the beauty of Patina Farm for an afternoon.


  1. Thank you so much Courtney for capturing this special day so beautifully in your images! We were so thrilled that you could join us! xo xo Brooke

  2. Lucky you! I have both of the books, Patina Style and Patina Farm and just love them. So much inspiration and the gardens are heavenly, I could wander in them for hours. It is my recipe for perfection, relaxed, inviting and elegant all rolled into one.

  3. Oh my goodness.. just loved this tour and thank you so much for sharing it with us!

  4. The home is so beautiful. The photos where awesome great job in the feel of the home. I could look at the photos all day and dream. Awesome photos Courntey...
    Be Blessed

  5. So stunning! I just bought this book a week or so ago. How wonderful that you got to visit.. :-) Lovely photos, too!!

  6. This place....this space.....this house full of serenity and just takes my breath away. They truly thought through every aspect of bringing the beauty of the outdoors inside. It all melds so peacefully together. What a blessing to live in a house like that in a location so heavenly!

    xoxo laurie

  7. I have both their books and pick them up and look through them often. Lucky you to see it all in person!

  8. Courtney, thank you for this gorgeous tour. I have both books and love their style! Pam @ Everyday Living

  9. Oh my Courtney - absolute perfection! Thank you for sharing your tour with us.

  10. Courtney,LOVE their first book so much.I enjoyed this peek at their home & the launch party.House goals!!! Xx

  11. How wonderful it was that you got the opportunity to tour this gorgeous home situated on the most amazing property. I have ordered this book a while ago and it actually is sitting on my coffee table as I type...I love the book and I really loved seeing the Farm from the eyes of your camera and your perspective....Glad you were able to connect with your friends and also made new ones...that's the best!

  12. I am so jealous that you had the opportunity to tour this beautiful farm and enjoy the beauty and atmosphere. I recently bought the book Patina Farm at a local boutique and have been pouring over it. So delightful!

  13. I am dying over that bookcase with the architectural salvage piece in front! Wow, everything is just knocking my socks off ;)

  14. Courtney ~ I never get tired of this wonderful article and photos of Patina Farm. What a great day for you! Thank for sharing it and all you loved about it with us! Today, I was reminded that I don't need tons of different shrubs and flowers to make the garden beautiful -- I've been struggling a bit with that since we leveled a couple of flowerbeds in order to put in a new fence -- all I need are the few beautiful shrubs that I love at different times in the seasons and then boxwoods, boxwoods, boxwoods, lavender and roses and whatever else tucked here and there to make the most beautiful paths and outdoor rooms. Love it!

  15. Every detail speaks my language. Thanks for taking us along, Courtney. I've followed Brooke for years. I'm extremely thankful that the fires didn't reach their beautiful Patina Farm last summer.