Well hello! I know it has been way too long since I've written a blog post, but hopefully, most of you have been keeping up with us on my personal Instagram as well as the Giannetti Home Instagram account. Oh, and Steve has started posting on his own Steve Giannetti Instagram account too :)

During the past year, Steve and I have been keeping ourselves busy with design projects, and writing our newest book, Patina Living, which will be published in this April 2019

Image Victoria Pearson 

Patina Living is about all of the living things on the farm that gives our life meaning. We wrote this book for all of you who have expressed a desire to add a little more nature into your lives, whether you are interested in introducing a few chickens into your flock, designing your own potager and growing food for your family, or creating your own version of Patina Farm. 

Image Victoria Pearson 

Who wouldn't want to wake up to this adorable face every morning? This is our little Sam.

He and his girlfriend, Ida, are the newest additions to our Patina Farm family. If you are wondering about their names, they are named after my grandparents :)

Incorporating the gardens and our animals into our days have added enormously to the quality of our life. It's our hope that sharing our experience with you, including what we have learned in the last 5 years (can you believe it's been 5 years?) living on Patina Farm, will help you as you navigate through this lifestyle.

Image Victoria Pearson 

Including animals in our daily life sometimes means chasing ducklings down the hallway!

Although Patina Living won't be published until April, you can pre-order your copy now on Amazon. We are also planning a celebration here at Patina Farm on May 11th. I'll share more about that event as the date gets closer. 

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, we have been busy working on exciting design projects this past year. I plan to share them with you in more detail here on Velvet and Linen. Several of our projects have been published in magazines. The articles can be viewed on our Giannetti press page on our new Giannetti Home website

Image Lisa Romerein

We were so excited to have our clients' Malibu home featured in Luxe Magazine' September/October 2018 issue. You can see more images of our clients' home on the Malibu project link on our Interiors page. 

Image Lisa Romerein

We were also thrilled to have our clients' Connecticut home featured in the July/August issue of Veranda Magazine. You can see more images of this beautiful home on the Connecticut project link on our website. 

We hope you enjoy spending time looking at our new website. We are still making tweaks to the design, but I think it's much easier to navigate. We are adding more images of our  Architecture and Interiors projects.  

You can also browse all of our Giannetti Home Furnishings and Antiques...

As well as the wonderful Giannetti Clothing that Charlie has designed for our store. 

Our Lace up Linen Tunic is one of my favorite pieces. The lace up the back makes it easy to fit, and the natural frayed edges give it that "patina style". 

Now that I have finished writing Patina Living I am looking forward to writing and connecting with you here. Of course, I will still be posting images on my Instagram account as well (there is nothing better than a baby goat video!). 

Wishing you all a wonderful Holiday Season!