At last, spring! I’ve been looking forward to the return of songbirds, fresh landscapes, and brighter days. I love the sights, sounds, smells and sunshine this time of year.

I’ve also been looking forward to the release of a very special book: Patina Farm! Written by my friends, Steve and Brooke Giannetti, acclaimed architect and designer, Patina Farm is more than a design book. It is a celebration of the Giannetti farm where old meets new, form meets function, and indoor meets out.

Their home as well as farm buildings are all newly built. But thanks to the use of antiques and reclaimed materials, the result is a soulful patina evident everywhere. Just step into Brooke’s office where antique wall panels take center stage and become a stunning backdrop, while concealing a closet of necessities. Like the other rooms, the office enjoys uninterrupted views of the garden. There is seamless harmony between house and garden.

Speaking of the garden, the Giannettis thoughtful mix of ancient trees on the property plus new beds of rosemary, lavender and roses is not only beautiful but clever. They refreshed and relandscaped respectfully.

Here is a preview of Patina Farm:

So beautiful!! Signed copies of Patina Farm can be ordered here.