Editor's Note: Today I am wearing a vintage top from Jacqueline de Ribes, skirt from Anthropologie, and shoes from Ann Taylor.
Happy Wednesday!! It’s hump day already— cant believe it! Since I am having a 4 day work week we have been very busy attending to 3 current jobs. Adison came back from her family vacation to a whirlwind of activity in the office. Mackenzie and I jokingly asked her if she has put in her transfer yet to TCJC or TCU instead of returning to Auburn in mid-August. She has become a true part of our work family and we are going to miss her terribly when she goes back to school! She is quick, smart, and talented— and has been a joy to have here in the studio. I am hoping she has gained a world of knowledge from me to take back and refine at school in her design degree. But I have her now—- and am using every day wisely. We are off to Dallas in the heat to accomplish a myriad of tasks for the jobs we are working on. Tomorrow I meet with the subs on the large project in Arlington. I am so excited to transform this home and make their dreams come true. Many, many pieces of the puzzle to quote and fine tune—- but I am the queen of multi-tasking so I am up for the challenge!
Today’s article comes from the July/August issue of Veranda. I always get excited when their new issue comes out....I love what they publish. This article is fascinating ! In the 1970s the previous owner of this property in Connecticut’s Litchfield County had 5 antique structures moved to the property. These included a rare 17th-century iron-monger’s house, an 18th-century minister’s house, a Federal manse, and a timber-frame barn. All of these tiny homes were put together to form one large home. The current owners bought the property in 2001 — but try as they might— they did not turn the house into the the wonderful home they desired. In steps Brooke and Steve Giannetti who the owners read a story in Veranda about their own Patina farm in Ojai, california. The Giannettis were up to the task to transform this unique blend of antique buildings into a cohesive, comfortable home. Enjoy this unique article and have a super day!
You would never know from the face of the home that this is a blend of antique structures. I love the grand door with all of it’s moulding — and the color of the door against the dark paint color.
What a cool room with the open railing above and the combination of the rustic beams with the more formal furniture. I love the gate leg table used instead of a lower cocktail table.
Beautiful moment full of antiques. The daybed is 18th-century Swedish covered in a Rogers & Goffigon silk velvet. Note that the Gustavian chair and the side table all have different finishes. This drives some clients crazy but I love the mixture. Sometimes pure is boring. I love the XVI antique mirror above .
The beams in this dining room are original to the antique structure. The rustic floors with the more formal setting of the dining table is wonderful. The rogers & Goffigon linen color is so subtle and elegant.
The beams in the wine cellar were custom-made from salvaged wood. Perfect for the setting of this blended house. I love the hardware on the door—- adds such interest.
I LOVE the built in bookcase in the music room. I saw a bookcase like this in a Farrow & Ball book and had the architect copy it as a pair of bookcases on either side of a fireplace in a custom build. The desk is 18th-century Swedish as well as the chair.
Such a cool library with the loft.
Beautiful all cream master with touches of lavender . Love the panels of linen at the head of the bed—- so romantic. The same linen from Rogers & Goffigon is quilted for the coverlet.
A cool moment at the barn’s entry. The desk is Swedish. I love the tiny , interesting window above.
What used to be part of the attic is now the master closet. How cleaver is that!!!!!!! The upper section of the stone chimney and the wood beams—- magnificent ! The clothes are hidden behind draperies. LOVE this!!!!
A vegetable garden with a darling potting shed. This is one of the most unique articles I have ever read. I would love to see this home in person.... I am sure I would be fascinated!!!!!
"Modern History" article featured in July/August 2018 issue of Veranda magazine
Text: Frances Schultz
Designer: Brooke and Steve Giannetti
Photography: Lisa Romerein
Last night's dinner was grilled salmon with okra and cherry tomatoes- so delicious!!
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