Farmhouse Chic

A West Coast couple (and their sheep) show us why rural living is so cool.

When Brooke and Steve Giannetti began designing their home on Patina Farm, they knew they wanted personal touches throughout. This slice of Europe, beautifully photographed in their book Patina Living, can be found in California and brings classic touches of elegance to the functional farm. Rose and lavender gardens lie alongside vegetable gardens, and strings of lights make the pasture seem like a fairy tale. All these elements complement one another in a space that is functional and welcoming, yet truly elegant in its execution.

European Gentility

Everything from the sheep to the veggies is bucolic on this family farm in Ojai, Calif., where even the cat has style.

Photo by Gemma and Andrew Ingalls
Photo by Victoria Pearson
Photo by Victoria Pearson