If you’ve been a follower or subscriber of mine for any length of time, then I’m sure you know I’m a long time fan of designer Brooke Giannetti. I’ve featured her designs in the pages of Maison de Cinq many times, and I was an early reader of her popular blog, Velvet & Linen. During the time, I followed the building of her dream home, Patina Farm, lapping up each post detailing the process. Hers was one of the first blogs I ever followed, and to say she’s been an inspiration is an understatement. She is probably the single biggest influence on my style, and definitely hands down my favorite designer.
I’m sure if you’ve been a reader for awhile now, you know I love French country style. But I would say in the last couple of years, I’ve been heading toward a cleaner, more modern version of French country. Gone are my red toiles, roosters, and dark wood furniture. And in their stead, I’ve moved towards neutral walls, creamy linens, and painted pieces.