August 9, 2011

look what the postman brought … and a giveaway!


What a delightful surprise I received in the mail!

Not only are Brooke and Steve Giannetti incredibly talented, they are also two of the nicest people I know.  I couldn’t have been more tickled to receive a copy of their new book, Patina Style, especially with the most gracious inscription written by Brooke and Steve.  Thank you, Brooke and Steve!

Patina Style is literally flying off the shelves (as of this morning, Amazon had around a dozen left in stock!) and deservedly so.  Every page is a treat for the eyes, and I love, love, love how each chapter begins with one of Steve’s drawings.  Simply gorgeous!

Giannetti Home — Brooke and Steve’s retail store — is a “must see” destination if you are in the Los Angeles area.  The next time I find myself in Orange County, there is definitely a little road trip on my agenda.  Shhhh!  Just don’t tell my husband; I don’t want him to abscond with my credit card pre-departure. Oh, and if you can’t get to L.A., there’s always 1st Dibs!

Alright, now it’s time for the giveaway!  Let’s pay it forward, shall we?  I’ll be sending a copy of Patina Style to one lucky reader selected at random.  To enter, just comment on this blog post by Sunday at midnight.   Easy enough!

What is your favorite design book?  (After Sunday, you may just have a new one!)


  • Cheryl
    Aug. 09, 2011
    hard to pick my favorite. I go to different ones for different reasons, always a learning curve. At the top of th list right now: Decorate by Holly Becker. 2nd choice: No Place Like Home, Stephen Saint-Onge.
  • Marianne {Style For Living}
    Aug. 09, 2011
    I already own a copy of Patina Style, but it would make a great gift for a friend! One of my favorite books is The New Traditional by Darryl Carter. Love his style!
  • Chassity {Look Linger Love}
    Aug. 09, 2011
    Aw you lucky lucky girl. Would love a copy.
  • diane
    Aug. 09, 2011
    I have an entire library of design books, some that date back to the 1930's and are so fun. And I have always enjoyed Brooke's fun blog, especially the chickens, and I might be as excited as they are to see their new Patina farm completed.
  • Lynn
    Aug. 10, 2011
    So many, can't choose one.... Patina Style looks like a winner!
  • Jessica Wirth
    Aug. 10, 2011
    Those images look divine! I would love a copy of the book!
  • Plain & Fancy Living
    Aug. 10, 2011
    My favorite design book is Hue. This looks like a nice book as well. I love to see sketches of the designs. Thanks for the giveaway!
  • sherry hart
    Aug. 11, 2011
    I have been meaning to order that one...I just got American Modern by Thomas O Brian which I love and also one of my favorites is Darryl Carter's book. So many design little time....

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