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Thank you Asia! xo Brooke
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Hi Kym. Great to hear from you. The French limestone is Iena by Exquisite Surfaces. xo Brooke
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Hi Chris. The kitchen cabinet is painted Farrow and Ball Blue Gray #91 xo Brooke
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I'm so glad you enjoyed seeing all of the extra images! xo Brooke
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Thank you Cathleen. The Kitchen Cabinet is painted Farrow and Ball Blue Gray #91 I believe the feature was in the national Luxe Magazine. xo Brooke
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Hi Arline. Kitchen Faucet: Barber Wilson Bridge Faucet 1030RFC Kitchen Island Faucet: Barber Wilson #104RFC Bar Faucet: Newport Bras Astor Single Hole Bar Faucet, weathered Brass #N928/03W Bar Sink: Newport Brass Nantucket Hammered Brass Prep Sink Hope that helps! xo Brooke
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Thank you Lynn. Our clients are such wonderful people. This really was a dream project. xo Brooke
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First I want to thank everyone for the fantastic response to our Giannetti clothing pieces. We are thrilled that you a love the first pieces as much as we do! Thank you to all of you who have placed orders already. We are sending out the pieces as we get... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at Velvet & Linen
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As I wrote at the end of our book, Patina Farm, Steve and I are big believers in dreams. One of the main reasons we built Patina Farm was to show our children that if you work hard enough, any dream can become a reality. So when our son, Charlie,... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Velvet & Linen
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Those of you who have followed our story for a while know that we have been adding a variety of animals to our family over the past few years. This weekend we completed our furry family members with the addition of two Babydoll Southdown Sheep.... We spent the night in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at Velvet & Linen
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Hi Joni. They put white paper over the screen and photo shopped it out on their computer. The photo shoot really was a fun experience! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed it too :) xo Brooke
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Have you ever wondered what your home would look like if someone else decorated it? A few months ago Steve and I had the opportunity to see our home through the eyes of Anthropologie when they asked to shoot their new Spring House and Home catalogue at Patina Farm. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Velvet & Linen
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Hi Maude. Paint colors are very challenging to recommend from a distance. We do not use paint in many of our homes. We use a product called California One Kote from Western Blended. It has a sheen, similar to plaster. When we do use paint, we like to use Farrow and Ball. Some of our favorite Farrow and Ball whites are Pointing, Wimborne White, and All White. Hope that helps! xo Brooke
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Those of you who have been following Velvet and Linen for a while may remember the post I wrote last year about the Antiques and Garden Show in Nashville. We found several unusual items, including these French carved wood mushrooms... Steve and I are honored and very excited to be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at Velvet & Linen
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Hi Kim. No, this house was definitely not built in the 1920's! xo Brooke
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Hi Brenda. It's always lovely to hear from you! We made thought it was more important to enjoy the view while eating at the island. That way there is no distraction while you are cutting your veggies :) I'm happy to hear that your topiaries are thriving! xo Brooke
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Hi Aridni.. The kitchen may feel cold and empty because the photo was taken before our clients moved in and before we placed all of their personal belongings into the house. I think you will change your mind once we complete the installation. xo Brooke
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Hi TJ. We designed the iron railing. Vic Timas at Antique Ornamental Ironwork made it for us. xo Brooke
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Hi Jon. The sconces are made by Paul Ferrante. xo Brooke
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Hi BJ That's a very interesting question... We tried to balance the style of lights. Most are very clean versions of classic designs... simple lanterns and sconces. They compliment the more rustic elements in the house, including the one painted chandelier. We also limited the finishes to brass (gold) and bronze. We didn't use any silver finishes to connect them with the brass plumbing fixtures and the bronze door hardware. xo Brooke
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2017 on A New Project for a New Year! at Velvet & Linen
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Hi Jennifer. It's so nice to meet you here. There are so many gorgeous Spanish Revival homes in Montecito. Looking forward to seeing what you find :) xo Brooke
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2017 on A New Project for a New Year! at Velvet & Linen
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Hi Joni! I was surprised about the number of people who inquired about the ceiling beams. Who knew there were so many dark beams in need of lightening? I put this post up the day before our installation, so I didn't respond immediately to my readers' questions... hence the same questions several times! I guess that's what I get for not being on top of it! Always great to hear from you. Happy New Year to you, Ben, Elisabeth and the pups! xo Brooke
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Hi Amanda. I am not a fan of LED lights. They tend to be too cool (blue) and they give off a great deal of EMF's. If you do use LED's, my preference is the warmer colored ones. xo Brooke
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2017 on A New Project for a New Year! at Velvet & Linen
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Thank you Lissy! Happy New Year. xo Brooke
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Hi Anna. The Saltillo tiles definitely create an emotional tone to a house that is different from a a home with White Oak floors. That said, I do think that they could work with the other elements in our clients' home. xo Brooke
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