How You Can Tour the County Estate “Patina Farm”

If you’ve never been to the charming town of Ojai, located in Ventura County 80 miles northwest of Los Angeles, then I highly suggest you plan a trip this upcoming weekend. It may be last minute, but wouldn’t life be dull without a little bit of spontaneity once in a while? A trip to Ojai any time of the year is wonderful but this weekend is particularly special – especially for all you design enthusiasts out there. To kick off the holiday season, the annual Ojai Holiday Home Tour & Marketplace will take place November 10 & 11.

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The official website describes the event as follows:

“Each year the Ojai Holiday Home Tour welcomes designers and florists, each of whom are assigned a home and tasked with bringing their own vision of décor and the holidays to life. This year (November 10-11), we have lined up the following designers Bruce Abbott, Angela’s Flowers, Carolyn Bennett of cdb gardens, Laurel Crary, Brooke Giannetti of Giannetti Home, and Ojai Blooms.”

What particularly caught my attention is that the home of Brooke and Steve Giannetti is included in the home tour this year. Inspired by the country homes of Europe, the talented architect and designer/husband and wife duo Brooke and Steve Giannetti designed and built a country house in the Ojai Valley of California. It took them 6 months of planning and  18 months of construction to develop the five-acre site that is now their home and farm. Brooke is also the author of a website that I’ve followed for many years, Velvet & Linen, where she chronicled the project that ultimately led to the publication of a beautiful book that I am happy to have on my bookshelf. I’ll also be preordering their latest book, Patina Living, that provides insight on what they’ve learned while living on the farm. Patina Living is due out in April 2019 and is available for pre-order on Amazon.

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The Ojai Holiday Home Tour is a wonderful opportunity to step inside some of the most beautiful properties in the valley, including Patina Farm. Tickets to the event can be purchased on-site or in advance here, with proceeds benefiting the Ojai Music Festival. I have other commitments this weekend and am very disappointed that I won’t be able to attend to tour Patina Farm. However, I do hope that one day I might be invited as a guest. In the meantime, I will sit back and enjoy Brooke and Steve’s lovely book. You can purchase your own copy here. 

If you happen to attend please send me a note to let me know…I’d love to hear all about it…

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7 thoughts on “How You Can Tour the County Estate “Patina Farm”

  1. Judy Arrington says:

    Hi Brooke & Steve. I’m Judy Arrington from Texas and our daughter lives in Los Angeles. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the live posts of y’all strolling through Patina Farm in the morning feeding the animals. It calms me down and brings me peace to see these beautiful animals and what joy they bring to you both. I’ve played it over and over during the quarantine dreaming someday I’d see them in person. We’re finally planning our California trip for May 15th – June 15th. It might move a few days. Are you open for farm tours? We are age 68 & 70, both have 2 shots of Moderna vaccine & will wear masks & social distance. Our daughter & boyfriend are both 30 yrs old & will have J & J vaccine on Apr 15th. Can you let me know details on setting up a visit? Email is We’ll be staying at local RV Parks. We have a Class A, 40’ RV Bus so any suggestions on nearby parks is appreciated or we can drive in car.

    Looking forward to visiting.

    • Reviving Charm says:

      Hi Judy,
      I’m glad the post was inspirational. Patina Farm is home of the Steve and Brooke Giannetti. In the past they have opened their home for special events only. I would direct you to thier website:

      Happy travels! Enjoy California.

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