My husband, Steve, and I are lifelong creatives. So when we first got married, we struggled to allow space for each of our design styles to coexist within our home. Over the years, we’ve learned how to incorporate each other’s personalities and preferences into our interior design.
It has worked out so well that we developed a unique design style that has captured the eyes and hearts of clients and followers who want their homes to look like ours too.
WHERE PATINA STYLE CAME FROM
Patina Style is all about the allure of the imperfect, the worn, and the weathered. It's about embracing the beauty of nature and history, and allowing these elements to tell a story in your home.
This style is inspired by the rustic elegance of old-world Europe, where every piece of furniture and decor was made with care and craftsmanship, and where imperfections were celebrated as a mark of authenticity.
FOCUS ON QUALITY OVER QUANTITY
Rather than filling your home with trendy or mass-produced pieces, invest in items that are made to last and that have a sense of history and character. This could mean incorporating vintage or antique furniture, or choosing new pieces that are crafted from natural materials like wood, stone, and linen.
BLEND TEXTURE AND MATERIALS
By layering different textures and materials, you can create a rich, tactile experience that is both cozy and inviting. Consider adding soft, chunky throws, woven baskets, and weathered wooden accents to your decor to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
EMBRACE MUTED, EARTHY TONES
Rather than bright, bold colors, this aesthetic favors soft, natural hues like gray, beige, and ivory. These colors create a sense of calm and serenity, and they allow the beauty of the materials and textures to shine through.
CREATE A SENSE OF HISTORY AND STORY
This can be achieved through the use of vintage or antique pieces, or by incorporating items that have personal meaning or sentimental value. By creating a space that feels lived-in and loved, you can infuse your home with a sense of warmth and charm that will make it a joy to be in.
GETTING STARTED WITH PATINA STYLE
If you would like to delve deeper into our design philosophy, you can check out our books, Patina Style, Patina Farm, and Patina Homes.
If you have any questions about how to incorporate Patina Style into your home, be sure to leave them below! I would love to help you design a life you love.