Saturday, September 22, 2012

I Love Patina and Patina Style



What is your style story? What do you like? Modern, Traditional, Eclectic? 



Are you a person who enjoys things, be they books with worn leather bindings, or old, weathered paintings with carved frames, or even a set of beautiful transfer ware with crazing and some chips? Items with a sense of history or tradition, or a story?




Do you like to change things up or find the perfect item and then consider the room finished?



 I have always had an traditional sense of style in my decorating. I love the layered look of old European homes and I have found that as I age I am drawn more and more to the patina of objects. When I pick them up I can almost feel their history, and I find myself thinking of the people who used each item. Where did it come from? Where did they use it?  



I like to keep the main pieces in the room and change up the paintings, the pillows, and the accessories. 

Lately I seem to be finding a lot of things to change up in the house; I think I had better stay away from One Kings Lane, the antique stores and my blog friends Etsy stores. 


If you are a fan of decorating and collected style than you should take a look at Patina Style written by Brooke and Steve Giannetti of the beautiful blog Velvet and Linen


I never tire of reading this book, I find something inspiring on each page. 

Above Three Images From Patina Style via Veranda Magazine

This is one of my favorite design books. Are you a follower and fan of Brooke and Steve? If not you should check out their blog and follow along as they build their dream house Patina Farm.

Enjoy your weekend!

4 comments:

  1. Elizabeth, I love vintage too. An item not matter what it is, with a past, and uniqueness. I have 2 personalities, I love mid-century modern, but I'm also drawn toward eclectic. A home that has a great mix & looks like it's not been designed all at once to be is ultimate design. Just like you said, the old European homes that have evolved over decades. Have a lovely weekend and I must check out Steve and Brooke's book!

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  2. THIS is a great book! I won it from someone's blog, and my home is strewn with beautiful traces of patina. One fond item came from YOU MY FRIEND.....

    Have a splendid day! Anita

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  3. Oh, dear friend, I am a mixture of styles, but I do love patina very much.
    And I saw this beautiful book at dear Anita's, but next time I will take a closer look. I really don't know why I'm not following this blog...it is so gorgeous...off to follow now!
    Thank you for stopping by, dearest Elizabeth, I am often thinking of you! I hope your weekend is blissful, my friend. Has it been cooling down a bit more? We are in full swing Autumn...
    Much love,
    - Irina

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  4. It seems we like many of the same things and the same look. I do usually keep the basics of my rooms the same once I get them the way I want, but I do add some seasonal touches.

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