A couple of weeks ago, we photographed a beautiful project that we completed last year. It was an extensive remodel to an existing home. 
The changes we made to the property started on the outside, with a complete landscape renovation that created a secret garden in the front of the house. All of the exterior wood decks were fabricated from scaffolding planks. The weathered wood added the perfect amount of age to contrast with the crisp white stucco. A pair of Bevelo gas lanterns  flank the new Dutch entry door. 


We replaced the small window in the entry with a larger one, allowing more light from two side. An Antique Swedish bench is the perfect place to put on your shoes before leaving. A charming diminutive lantern from Urban Electric Company hangs is centered on the window and entry door. 



The main living and dining room flow together.  We reupholstered our clients' existing sofas in neutral linen and added a pair of George chairs, upholstered in a luscious teal velvet. We replaced the dated wood mantel with a mantel from Formations. 



We added a pair of steel doors by Riviera Bronze that allow the dining room to open to the deck on the side of the house.



Our clients' saltware collection hangs on the wall above a Rose Tarlow Console. 



The deck outside the kitchen and dining room is built from used scaffolding planks. 




We completely renovated the kitchen, replacing the upper cabinets with marble slab shelves, and adding an industrial inspired stainless steel island. 



A decorative tile backsplash from Walker Zanger is now the focal point of the kitchen. The rest of the walls in the kitchen are white tile by Waterworks. All of the cabinets are painted Farrow and Ball "Cornforth", a subtle pale gray that can also be found in the Calacata marble.



The back garden can be seen through the new steel windows above the kitchen sink. All of the steel is Farrow and Ball "Paviion Gray". The plumbing fixtures are by Waterworks. 



Our clients' collections are displayed on the open marble slab shelves. 



In the master bedroom, we enlarged the French doors to the back garden. 



We designed this beautiful bed and added a window to allow more light to flow into the room. 



In the master bedroom, this stunning aqua antique Swedish secretaire adds a pop of color while also providing extra storage and a place to work while enjoying the view of the garden. 



We completely renovated the master bathroom, adding a clean lined free standing tub. Steve designed a modern sink vanity in a warm white Oak. All of the walls are white tile, and the new built in cabinetry is painted Farrow and Ball Cornforth. All plumbing fixtures are by Waterworks. 



An large scale lantern from Urban Electric Company illuminates the sitting area in the family room. A custom Nick sectional is slipcovered in an oatmeal colored linen. 



An inviting guest bedroom is located behind the family room. A black Antique Swedish desk paired with one of our Frasier chairs, upholstered in our antiqued velvet, does double duty as a bedside table and a vanity. 



We added a brick fireplace as a focal point to this cozy sitting area in the back of the house, populated by all weather wicker by Janus et Cie. 



The one thing that needed to be preserved... these gorgeous rose vines that cover the arbor in the back yard!


I hope you enjoyed this tour of our clients' Wisteria Residence. Thank you to Laura Putnam, our lead Interior Designer on this project, and to Jones Builder Group, the wonderful contractors. A special thank you to our amazing clients for letting us share their home with you. 

All images by the talented Lisa Romerein

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comment section of this post.


Looking forward to seeing those of you who are attending our Patina Living celebration at Patina Farm this coming Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11. 





  • Absolutely gorgeous! I too am in love with your design style. What materials did you use for the Master Bathroom herringbone floor (Size) and vanity slab?

  • Lovely home! Thanks for sharing. Carolina at Ironmongery Experts.

    Ironmongery Experts
  • Hi Brooke,

    I want you to know that my “Patina Farm” book is well worn and my husband is tired of hearing me say “I want it to look like Patina Farm”. (LOL) Truly love everything everything that you and Steve do.

    One question I have is where you get the scaffolding boards. Do scaffolding companies readily sell them and do you do anything to them before you install them? Are the expensive?

    Thank you,
    Debbie Fann

    Debbie Fann
  • Your executed vision transports me to such a happy place … I just love your work and fell blessed for your generous spirit, ie willingness to share tips. I aspire to hire you both … someday.

  • So gorgeous inside and out! Can you share she exterior paint color? It is the perfect combination of warm but crisp white. Thank you!

  • This is lovely. Can you tell me who makes the sconce/floor lamp? Peeking out from behind the master bedroom fabric headboard?

    Libby M
  • This is so beautiful and inspirational. A few questions about the front entry. Do you know what the paint color is on the door and side windows and the cold of the white of the exterior of the home? And the planters are wonderful, do you know where I might find them or something similar and what are the plantings? Its a little fuzzy up close. :) And lastly, do you know where I might find a similar wall post box! I LOVE everything!! Thank you for any information! Happy Spring!

  • Just stunning in every single way…

    Kathy K Forcum
  • Beautiful design and furnishings. I love everything about it! The grouping of landscape pictures in the bedroom are beautiful. Do you mind sharing where they are from?

  • Dreamy! How are the marble shelves attached to the kitchen walls? I would think the weight of them would need some kind of bracket yet I don’t see one. So beautiful.

  • Brooke, this is spectacular! I was sighing over every single photo. So, so beautiful!

    Cindy Dyer
  • Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it all!!!!

    Penelope Bianchi
  • Thank you for sharing another gorgeous home project. You are an unbelievable team and I love EVERYTHING you do! I attended your September Open House and it was a dream come true! Thank you!

    Cindy Wampler
  • So classic and timeless.
    Do you have any suggestions on how you attached the marble kitchen shelves?

  • So beautiful and tranquil. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous work. I havequestions about the Diamond Kote. Do you trowel it on? Can it be applied directly to already painted walls? Do you need to finish it off with anything? Thank you for your advice.

    Patti Calande
  • Hi Kathleen.

    Yes, the draperies in the Master Bedroom are Belgian Linen.


  • Hi Lynn.

    All of the walls in the house are covered in Diamond Kote by Western Blended. It’s a compound that goes on top of dry wall. The color is similar to Farrow and Ball “Wevet”.



  • Hi Ed.

    The beautiful entry table is designed by Rose Tarlow.


  • Hi Diana.

    Unfortunately we only offer landscape design to our architecture/interior design clients, but we do offer a lot of advice on gardening in our latest book, “Patina Living”.


  • Hi Mary.

    We have a fabricator who makes all of our window treatments that we design.


  • Hi Sissy.

    We used bluestone for the patio floor.


  • Stunning!

  • Just Gorgeous! What color did you use in the back of the book shelves in the family room?

  • What a beautiful home! Could you please share what kind of stone was used on the patio floor?

  • Who makes the lovely, soft Roman shades in the front entry and master bedroom? They are so peaceful. Also, I hope to see you on Friday for the book signing!! Beautiful job on this home.

    Mary from Life at Bella Terra

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