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THE ATTIC AT PATINA MEADOW

For a little less than a year, I have been sharing updates on the Attic at Patina Meadow. You have seen it in every stage, starting when it was just a dream in Steve’s and my head. Well, I am excited to say, that I am now able to close this chapter with you all as the Attic at Patina Meadow is finally fully furnished and ready for our guests. 



As I show you around the space today, you will notice that a lot of the items I selected for this space are available right here at Patina Home and Garden. If you want to bring a bit of the Attic into your home, I have compiled all of the pieces I used, and some pieces that feel inspired by the space, into one collection for you browse through!



When we first started the design process of this space, our inspiration was the cozy spaces that we explored during our travels in the Cotswold in England. I find that one thing all those spaces had in common was that they seemed to perfectly balance rustic and refined, so that became our driving force.


To achieve that vision, we landed on the delicately patterned Sutton Vintage Blue Wallpaper by Caroline Inchyra and warm antique beams to define the walls and ceilings. 



Although the wallpaper features an intricate pattern, because of its muted tones, it still feels more neutral, allowing us to pair more vibrant pieces, a vintage mohair sofa in an exquisite teal. To juxtapose the luxurious nature of the mohair, around it, we used more unfinished pieces like antique side tables and chairs from Patina Home and Garden, a fisherman basket as a coffee table, and a jute rug from Jake Arnold to ground the space.



Tucked in the corner, you will find the bar, complete with a Hector and Finch lamp and our favorite drinks. The bamboo cabinet they all sit atop was the first furniture gift Steve gave to me when we were married. It has found a place in all of our homes for over thirty years.



One of my favorite ways to add character to a room is through books, both old and new. As we begin to unpack our books from storage, this will become our library. Right now, it is filled with my favorite interior design and garden books, a few of my favorite art pieces, and a selection of items that stock our shelves at Patina Home and Garden, like the adorable brass table lamp.



Another thing our favorite Cotswold cottages have in common is that they mix complementary patterns. In the main space, we channeled this by pairing the floral patterned wallpaper with drapery made with Vintage Check in Natural from Inchyra.



To the left of the main space, you’ll find the bed nook featuring a few pillows from Inchyra that will be arriving at Patina Home and Garden very soon! I love how it contributes to the cozy nature of the space, giving our guests a place to tuck in away from it all!



Beyond the bed nook and main living space is the kitchen and breakfast area. Since the Attic has an open floor plan, we wanted to differentiate this space from the main area by painting the walls in the beautiful neutral Raffia by Portola Paints. It is a very similar hue to the linen background of the Inchrya wallpaper which allows the spaces to still feel cohesive.



While I love the neutral wash on the walls, I wanted to add a touch of color in the kitchen, so I opted to cover one wall in the Moroccan Zelige tiles in Absinthe from Zia Tile. The tile serves as a backdrop to our fully stocked shelves that feature some of my favorite Patina pieces, like our Cecile Preziosa ceramics. The adorable lamp that lights it all up and the hardware on our cabinetry is from DeVol Kitchens.



Antique pieces were ideal for the Attic as their smaller proportions allow them to fit the needs of any space. This was especially helpful in the breakfast nook, where we utilized a pair of antique Swedish Dining Chairs from Patina Home and Garden and a small round dining table to create an inviting dining experience. Hanging above it, you'll see a Visual Comfort Brantley Lantern. Hanging beside it, we hung some of our favorite landscape paintings in gilt frames to add a touch of luxury. And finally, hanging behind it, you'll notice curtains made from Inchrya's Plume Stripe fabric in Green.



Through the double doors, sits the bathroom. I used the same Zilege tile I used in the kitchen, as well as the same Higgins Cottonwood Limestone countertop. Sitting on top of the limestone, is an Atmosphyere sink complete with a wall mount Water Monopoly faucet and a small antique lamp to add a soft light to the space. I still haven't found the perfect mirror, so for now, I have hung a vintage French Carousel mirror as a placeholder.



While I love all the design choices we made inside the space, I think the best part lies outside, where you can sit on the porch and watch our animals roaming in their pasture.



It has been such a joy to share the design journey of the Attic with you -- from when it was just a dream to the now completed reality. If you want to see how far we've come, you check out our first Attic blog post here.


If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below and I would be happy to answer them.


Thank you for reading and have a beautiful day.


xx

Brooke





29 comentários


Beautiful Old World charm... lovely and serene! Reminds me a bit of what we saw when we lived in Somerset, England. I'd love to visit or attend any classes you may have in the future at the farm.

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Read the while post and love all,of it. Inviting and cosy at the same time. I really love the tiles in the kitchen and bathroom

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Tracy Jennings
Tracy Jennings
27 de abr.

What does it take to get on the guest list? :) Really lovely and cozy. Well done!

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Erica Johnston
Erica Johnston
26 de abr.

So lovely! Would you please share the fabric for the sink skirt and hanging lantern? Thank you!

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Yes, the sink skirt is Plume Stripe in Forest Green by Caroline Inchyra. The hanging lantern is the Brantley lantern, designed by Suzanne Kasler for Visual Comfort

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Carolyn Hill
Carolyn Hill
26 de abr.

It's just dreamy, Brooke! Love it all. I have so enjoyed seeing your renovation and addition to the cabin and your 'attic' and 'shed' construction and decoration. I live in a small log cabin in the North Carolina mountains and just finished a bedroom addition I designed, so it was particularly inspirational to me. I, too, had space constraints and didn't want to overpower the scale of the original cabin, nor block any of the windows, so it was quite a challenge. I love your antique, vintage, 'patina' style, and while my budget and materials are humbler, I do admire all your selections. I also always love your color palette, all my favorite muted colors. While you had a C…

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