Patina Farm

Patina Farm
Author: Brooke Giannetti,Steve Giannetti
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781423640479
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Release: 2016-06-24
Editor: Gibbs Smith
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A new farm home blending modern lines and materials with French antiques. When Brooke and Steve Giannetti decided to leave their suburban Santa Monica home to build a new life on a farm, they looked into themselves, and traveled to Belgium and France, for inspiration. Brooke’s inviting prose combines with 200 photographs and Steve’s architectural drawings to show their inspirations, their materials selections, and the enviable result of their team effort and creativity: an idyllic farm in California’s Ojai Valley. We see every corner of the family home, guesthouse, lush gardens, and delightful animal quarters. Steve Giannetti is a renowned architect, and Brooke is an interior decorator and writer of the design blog Velvet and Linen. They also own Giannetti Home, a store that sells furniture and products for the home in their signature Patina style. The couple’s work has been featured in the Veranda, Coastal Living, Good Housekeeping, the New York Times. They are the authors of Patina Style.

Patina Farm

Patina Farm
Author: Brooke Giannetti,Steve Giannetti
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1423640462
Available:
Release: 2016-02-01
Editor: Gibbs Smith Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A new farm home blending modern lines and materials with French antiques. When Brooke and Steve Giannetti decided to leave their suburban Santa Monica home to build a new life on a farm, they looked into themselves, and traveled to Belgium and France, for inspiration. Brooke’s inviting prose combines with 200 photographs and Steve’s architectural drawings to show their inspirations, their materials selections, and the enviable result of their team effort and creativity: an idyllic farm in California’s Ojai Valley. We see every corner of the family home, guesthouse, lush gardens, and delightful animal quarters.

Patina Style

Patina Style
Author: Brooke Giannetti
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1423622545
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Release: 2011-09-01
Editor: Gibbs Smith
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Giannettis have developed a home design style that embraces age, patina, weathered and worn surfaces, and rough surfaces. Patina Style is a color palette, a romance with subtlety, an attraction to natural materials and architectural details. It is at once old-world, contemporary, and mildly industrial. Patina Style gives insight into materials choices, methods and treatments that result in spaces that celebrate beauty in the old, the imperfect, the slightly roughed-up.

Patina Homes

Patina Homes
Author: Steve Giannetti,Brooke Giannetti
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781423656852
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Release: 2021-04-20
Editor: Gibbs Smith
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Patina style imbues Giannetti client homes in a variety of architectural styles. For anyone who has loved the Giannetti books about Patina Farm, this book continues the aesthetic in a variety of styles. Steve Giannetti’s architectural designs springboard from his image of ultimate beauty—a place where modern, classical and industrial elements merge to create a unique style with a modern sense of space and emotion drawn from history. His materials palette consists of wood, metal, and stone. His color palette is a chalky patina. Twelve varied homes—ranging from a modern desert glass box and a beachfront contemporary to a historic East Coast farmhouse and a Provencal-style home in California—show how Steve has used these themes to solve unique architectural challenges. Steve has collaborated with his wife, Brooke, as well as other designers on the various interiors.

Patina Living

Patina Living
Author: Steve Giannetti,Brooke Giannetti
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1423650921
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Release: 2019-03-19
Editor: Gibbs Smith
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The heartwarming story of how the Giannetties live and entertain in the well-designed and lushly planted gardens of their farm in Ojai, California. An intimate look at life on Patina Farm enjoying the interplay of rustic and modern European farmhouse charm--including the sheds, outbuildings and well-designed gardens where the Giannettis entertain and enjoy their miniature goats, sheep and donkeys, the chickens and ducks, and dogs. In addition to the home, charming sheds and outbuildings in the Patina landscape are inspiration for a beautiful life in the popular Patina Style. "We decided to write this book to share why we decided to create this life and what we have learned along the way. We share how we decided where to live, how to design and lay out our property and how to think about the individual spaces. One of the main nuggets of wisdom that we have learned is that there is not only one way to live this life. The idea of this book is to give you some options." Brooke Gianetti is a California-based interior decorator, shop opener, and blogger. Her projects frequently incorporate Belgian and Swedish antiques paired with industrial and outdoor elements. She frequently collaborates with architect husband, Steve Giannetti, on projects as well as their home store, Gianetti Home in Santa Barbara. They live in Ojai.

Patina Living

Patina Living
Author: Brooke Giannetti,Steve Giannetti
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781423650935
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Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Gibbs Smith
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The husband and wife design team takes readers on a guided tour of their elegant farm residence in Ojai, CA—a home full of Patina Style inspiration. Brooke and Steve Gianetti offer an intimate look at their life on Patina Farm, the home they designed with an interplay of rustic and modern European charm. Beyond the gorgeously appointed farmhouse, the Giannettis readers through the sheds, outbuildings and gardens where they entertain and enjoy their miniature goats, sheep and donkeys, the chickens and ducks, and dogs. The entire residence is brimming with inspiration for a beautiful life in the popular Patina Style. “We decided to write this book to share why we decided to create this life and what we have learned along the way. We share how we decided where to live, how to design and lay out our property and how to think about the individual spaces. One of the main nuggets of wisdom that we have learned is that there is not only one way to live this life. The idea of this book is to give you some options.”

French Country Cottage Inspired Gatherings

French Country Cottage Inspired Gatherings
Author: Courtney Allison
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781423653608
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Release: 2020-05-26
Editor: Gibbs Smith
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Entertaining starts with setting a fabulous table. In Courtney Allison’s signature French Country Cottage style, she showcases a myriad of romantic table settings for every occasion. Courtney provides the styling expertise to host your own French Country Cottage–inspired gathering, whether in the backyard, at the beach, under an old oak tree, or in a country barn. A simple picnic; coffee by the lake; a cheese board for friends outdoors; a bistro table for two; a long table for a formal meal—each setting exhibiting Allison’s dreamy style for you to emulate. The pièce de résistance in every venue, any setting, is the gorgeous arrangements of seasonal flowers; Courtney’s bouquets will take your breath away from spring to fall, for outdoors and inside. Courtney Allison is the author of the blog FrenchCountryCottage.net. She has a floral line with Balsam Hill and also works as a freelance photographer and stylist for magazines and brands.

Southwestern Indian Designs

Southwestern Indian Designs
Author: Madeleine Orban-Szontagh
Pages: 46
ISBN: 9780486269856
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Release: 1992-01
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Treasury of 250 copyright-free images, drawn from authentic motifs on Hopi ceremonial dress, Zuni shields, Anasazi pottery, Navajo jewelry, rugs and sand paintings, Pueblo pottery, and many more. Clearly drawn in detail, easily reproducible, these motifs represent a highly useful resource for a myriad of art and craft projects.

Room and Furniture Layout Kit

Room and Furniture Layout Kit
Author: Muncie Hendler
Pages: 16
ISBN: 0486242137
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Release: 1981
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

All you need to create the room of your dreams! Moving into a new house or apartment? Refurnishing your present living space? Now you don't have to waste time and energy endlessly repositioning heavy pieces. This easy-to-use furniture layout kit will help you design your rooms efficiently, accurately, and with a sense of balance. You can lay out a full eight rooms of furnishings with 215 punch-out shapes: beds, chairs, sofas, tables, cabinets, pianos, bookcases, and more. Plus, eight sheets of graph paper are included for your floor plans. Designing your own rooms can be a fulfilling experience. And with this inexpensive kit, you can make all the right choices before purchasing or moving a single piece of furniture.

Travel Home

Travel Home
Author: Caitlin Flemming,Julie Goebel
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781683356493
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Release: 2019-09-24
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A peek inside the homes of tastemakers . . . A masterclass in how to infuse the ideas and finds you scoop up on the road into your digs back home.” —Chairish A road map for bringing far-flung design ideas back home, Travel Home shows us how to curate interiors that reflect our favorite places and experiences in ways that are beautiful and authentic. Touring the homes of leaders in global design who share a deep affection for travel, the book explores interiors with influences as widespread as Marrakesh, Paris, Cuba, Tokyo, Portugal, and beyond. Vivid photography is supplemented with insightful essays, interviews, and hardworking tips for cultivating your own global home. For globetrotters and armchair travelers alike, Travel Home showcases the interplay between travel and design, revealing how we can take inspiration from the beauty we experience in the world and bring it into our everyday lives. “The book is a study of how travel informs our taste—and a beautiful illustration of the creative potential a mother-daughter partnership can yield.” —goop “Upon finishing Travel Home I felt inspired in the same way that I feel inspired after a big trip. It’s a book you’re going to want to take notes in, take pictures of, and share with your friends. It will be a book very well loved.” —Justina Blakeney, designer and New York Times-bestselling author of Jungalow “There are so many books about interiors, but this book is a genuine opportunity to get to know the people and the mentality behind their spaces.” —Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, authors and television stars on Nate & Jeremiah by Design

A Year at Clove Brook Farm

A Year at Clove Brook Farm
Author: Christopher Spitzmiller
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0847869741
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Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Welcome to a year of sustainable living with renowned ceramicist Christopher Spitzmiller, with advice and inspiration for seasonal entertaining, gardening, tending heritage chickens, and more. Christopher Spitzmiller is known to his many friends and Instagram fans as the ultimate weekend farmer, who raises his own chicks, grows his own flowers, and puts up his own jam, cider, and honey. In his first book, he treats readers to a full year at his country retreat, Clove Brook Farm. Organized into four sections by season, the book begins with spring: the lilacs and appleblossoms, the dovecote with Indian fantail pigeons, Easter lunch, with daffodils and porcelain, and Spitzmiller's recipe for rhubarb pie. Summer brings hydrangeas, dahlias, readying the chickens for the Dutchess County Fair, and a garden cocktail party. Fall focuses on collecting, cider making, an orchard luncheon and a Thanksgiving table, honey-gathering, and planting bulbs. Winter closes the book with holiday decorating, gilding allium, a holiday buffet, and homemade gifts. Filled with tips on creating beautiful seasonal flower arrangements, living with animals, and garden planning, this is a wonderful resource and gift for anyone longing for farmstead living.

Cozy White Cottage

Cozy White Cottage
Author: Liz Marie Galvan
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781400315338
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Release: 2019-09-24
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Whether you live in a country farmhouse or an urban apartment, find inspiration for every room in your home. Come cozy up with your creativity and Liz's welcoming voice so you can love the feeling of being at home. In this beautiful book of house and garden photography and DIY inspiration, popular blogger Liz Marie Galvan shares: 100 tips and tricks to make your home feel cozy Budget-friendly hints to make decorating affordable Simple DIY projects for every room in the house In Cozy White Cottage, Liz offers her best home décor and design tips to help you create a space you'll love coming home to. You'll love Liz's real-life, easy, and affordable ideas to get the most out of your home and discover things like: The passion and productivity that can pour out of an inspiring, functional workspace or office The conversation and connection that flow out of a warm, well-arranged living room The thoughtful hospitality that can welcome guests, be it for a cup of coffee or an overnight stay The rejuvenation that can happen when we have quiet spaces for reading, prayer, and rest The calming routines and rituals that we can implement into our spaces and our lives The laughter, joy, and learning that can occur in adorable, functional playrooms The life-giving power that beats in the heart of our homes, the kitchen Each month hundreds of thousands of readers find design inspiration and DIY ideas on Liz's blog, where Liz shares stories of life with her veteran husband, Jose, their 1800s Michigan farmhouse, and the home décor boutique she co-owns. Cozy White Cottage offers inspiration for every style and makes the perfect self-purchase, housewarming gift, birthday treat, Mother's Day read, or holiday gift.

On the Farm

On the Farm
Author: Aliza Eliazarov
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781984857415
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Release: 2020-11-17
Editor: Ten Speed Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of moving and soulful portraits of beloved farm animals, alongside surprising facts, entertaining anecdotes, and captivating histories of these heritage breeds on American farms. “The beauty and breadth of heritage animal breeds is on full display in this delightful and gorgeous book.”—Isabella Rossellini, actress and author of My Chickens and I Animal lovers, homesteaders, eco-conscious consumers, and fans of beautiful photography alike will cherish the charm of On the Farm’s stunning portraits and stories. With over 150 photographs, renowned animal photographer Aliza Eliazarov invites us to take a closer look at the animal breeds taking center stage in the regenerative farming movement. Along with fun facts about the domesticated animals who have shaped and changed our world—goats, sheep, cows, horses, donkeys, llamas, alpacas, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and farm dogs—On the Farm features sometimes quirky, sometimes harrowing personal tales of amazing animals. Meet Bilbo, the donkey in love with truck tires; Kurt, the diminutive Angora goat with a miraculous birth story;and Princess Peppermint, an anxious pig with a taste for cocktails. The focus on rare and heritage breeds will enlighten and inform you about the astonishing variety of livestock and poultry, as well as the impact that the loss of this biodiversity is having on global food security. Equal parts fine art and field guide, shot entirely on location at small farms and homesteads, On the Farm delivers us to the pastoral with an enjoyable meditation on the animals that civilization has grown alongside.

The Sweetness of Water Oprah s Book Club

The Sweetness of Water  Oprah s Book Club
Author: Nathan Harris
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780316461269
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Release: 2021-06-15
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER / AN OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SUMMER 2021 READING LIST In the spirit of The Known World and The Underground Railroad, “a miraculous debut” (Washington Post)​ and “a towering achievement of imagination” (CBS This Morning)about the unlikely bond between two freedmen who are brothers and the Georgia farmer whose alliance will alter their lives, and his, forever—from “a storyteller with bountiful insight and assurance” (Kirkus) A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice A July Indie Next Pick In the waning days of the Civil War, brothers Prentiss and Landry—freed by the Emancipation Proclamation—seek refuge on the homestead of George Walker and his wife, Isabelle. The Walkers, wracked by the loss of their only son to the war, hire the brothers to work their farm, hoping through an unexpected friendship to stanch their grief. Prentiss and Landry, meanwhile, plan to save money for the journey north and a chance to reunite with their mother, who was sold away when they were boys. Parallel to their story runs a forbidden romance between two Confederate soldiers. The young men, recently returned from the war to the town of Old Ox, hold their trysts in the woods. But when their secret is discovered, the resulting chaos, including a murder, unleashes convulsive repercussions on the entire community. In the aftermath of so much turmoil, it is Isabelle who emerges as an unlikely leader, proffering a healing vision for the land and for the newly free citizens of Old Ox. With candor and sympathy, debut novelist Nathan Harris creates an unforgettable cast of characters, depicting Georgia in the violent crucible of Reconstruction. Equal parts beauty and terror, as gripping as it is moving, The Sweetness of Water is an epic whose grandeur locates humanity and love amid the most harrowing circumstances.

The Beauty of Home

The Beauty of Home
Author: Marie Flanigan
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781423654674
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Release: 2021-02-11
Editor: Gibbs Smith
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Beauty of Home combines refined elegance and innovative simplicity for a fresh, new perspective on traditional interior design. Marie Flanigan’s trademark style is evident through her sophisticated use of texture, color, and light. These components combine to create environments in which people love to live. The Beauty of Home details the specific design elements integral to Marie’s creative process. Highlighting nine elements—architecture, composition, character, palette, illumination, detail, simplicity, depth, and surprise—each chapter begins with Marie’s philosophy of design on that particular element, and is followed by photo collections of individual homes with commentary and meaning behind each image—how it specifically relates to the chapter element, and design as a whole. This is a sophisticated philosophy-of-design work, complemented by gorgeous photography featuring more than twenty diverse homes displaying custom furnishings, antiques, textiles, and fine art.

Feels Like Home

Feels Like Home
Author: Lauren Liess
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781647001421
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Release: 2021-10-19
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The third design book from the TV and social media star and author of Habitat and Down to Earth, Feels Like Home explores the emotional connection that a home can have to a person’s life A house is a feeling. That is the conceit behind designer Lauren Liess’s third book, which explores the emotional connection between the way we decorate our homes and our daily lives. She advises readers to think beyond just the objects in their homes and explore how design informs an intentional, happy, and authentic life. The book includes practical design information, with never-before-seen case studies on a variety of homes including a beach cottage, a farmhouse, a home in the woods, a Spanish colonial, and other more traditional homes. Each case study explores a hardworking design aspect (such as proportion, scale, and color), while also focusing on the emotional aspect of the home. The chapters are inspired by the following themes: comfort, calm, excitement, belonging, carefree, love, and contentment.

Abode

Abode
Author: Serena Mitnik-Miller,Mason St. Peter,Melissa Goldstein
Pages: 251
ISBN: 9781683355113
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Release: 2019-04-16
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Create your space with simplicity, tranquility, and beautifully minimalist style. The yearning for a life of pared-down purity has built to a roar, and Serena Mitnik-Miller and Mason St. Peter—the husband-and-wife owners of General Store, one of California’s most talked-about shops—are at the forefront. In Abode: Thoughtful Living with Less, these tastemakers make a graceful case for living better no matter your budget or abilities, guiding you to create a space this is simple and true. Their time-tested methods create interiors that maximize openness, strip a building back to its bones, and amplify natural light, evoking unpretentious tranquility. The blueprint for their signature aesthetic is all here: the embrace of elemental materials, curation of handcrafted objects, and collection of furnishings from eras when craftsmanship was king. This selection of Mitnik-Miller and St. Peter’s greatest collaborations will take you through their breathtaking rooms, masterpieces of warm minimalism. Abode is a glimpse into the couple’s process and a guide to manifesting your own beautiful interiors.

Country Living Seasons at Seven Gates Farm

Country Living Seasons at Seven Gates Farm
Author: Mary Seehafer Sears,Keith Scott Morton
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1588162648
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Release: 2003-02-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Visit the acclaimed 19th-century Maryland farmstead that serves as home and studio to James Cramer and Dean Johnson—two greatly admired artists and craftsmen with a love for old-fashioned gardens, natural handcrafts, and homespun holiday celebrations. Season by season, through lush watercolors and photos, you’ll see how the grounds and the projects evolve.

A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home
Author: James T. Farmer
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781423645443
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Release: 2017-08-29
Editor: Gibbs Smith
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The acclaimed interior designer combines rich tradition with modern sensibilities in this beautifully photographed book of homes across the deep South. James Farmer’s design firm works with clients across the South who want to turn their houses into homes. Now Farmer takes readers on a guided tour of eleven home projects—from makeovers to remodels and new construction—as he brings together a cultivated mix of high and low, storied and new, collected and found; presenting them all as a thoughtfully exhibited array of taste, style, good architecture, and interior comfort. Woven alongside beautiful photography of interiors and exteriors are personal stories James shares about living in the South, the people in his life, and how he fell in love with home design. A Place to Call Home is a beautiful book to inspire Southern style at home―infusing the new with antique, vintage, and heirloom pieces.

Hot Metal

Hot Metal
Author: Wayne Potratz
Pages: 114
ISBN: 1879535319
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Release: 2019-11
Editor: Skip Jack Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This introduction to the art of the metal casting of sculpture combines practical, hands-on instruction with scientifically accurate descriptions of the many processes that a metal sculptor must learn in order to master the craft. Metal sculpture is part of a human tradition that goes back at least 8,000 years. It makes use of all five of the earth's essential elements: earth, air, fire, water, and light. The author, a renowned expert in the field, provides beginners and intermediate-level metal workers and artists with a step-by-step introduction to this complex, but richly rewarding, art form.