Happy New Year everyone!

 

Yes, this blog post is called "Out with the New and In with the Old". I didn't make a mistake, and after reading this post, I hope you agree as well. You see, most of my favorite architectural elements in the homes we design are the "old" antique ones. Those of you who followed the building of Patina Farm know that we included many antique materials, including our old barn beams...

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and the antique French doors inside our home. 

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After seeing these features in our own home, many of our clients request the addition of at least a few antique elements in their own homes.

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Our clients loved the warmth and rustic beauty that this pair of antique pine doors added to their kitchen.

 

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We also found these vintage tennis court lights to hang over our clients' kitchen island. The lights were originally from Elizabeth Taylor's tennis court. Our clients had a connection to Ms. Taylor, so these lights added their own history to this space. 

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When we renovated our clients' Malibu home, we replaced several of the existing focal point doors with unique antiques. 

And of course one of my favorite go big,  add some serious emotion to your home, elements is an antique roof...

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Our antique French roof tiles from Provence give our home so much character. 

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These muted antique tiles, that we purchased from Cooritalia, added a timelessness to our clients' Malibu home. 

 

Recently these beauties arrived at the job site of a very exciting new project and we are working on. They spent several weeks in customs, but they were well worth the wait.

 

I think our clients were the only people more excited than me to see these crates arrive. 

I love this stage of the construction process. Each week brings some new addition to the house until eventually, it will look like this computer rendering...

I hope now you agree that antique elements are a wonderful way to add warmth and character to a house... and a great way to recycle :)

 

xo

Brooke