20 October 2011

A Great Giveaway - Patina Style!!

 

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One of my favorite design books this year is without a doubt “Patina Style.”  Written by interior designer and blogger, Brooke and her architect and artist husband Steve Giannetti, the book takes you through a pictorial journey into their personal aesthetic – Patina Style.   What a gorgeous world these two have created!  Through their two houses, their clients projects, and their design shop – the Giannettis together have created a style that will forever be linked to them – Patina Style.  How many in the design world can claim that feat?   

What exactly is Patina Style?   “It is the celebration of the beauty that the passage of time brings to the things in your life.  The antique and imperfect, the slightly worn combined with natural materials and a subtle color palette create a look that is both timeless and fresh.”

 

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I “met” Brooke through the blogging world when she started writing “Velvet and Linen” which instantly became a huge hit.  People loved seeing glimpses inside the Giannetti’s homes, their shop and their clients houses that they created sometimes together, and sometimes apart.    Brooke’s blog is one that I read each time she has a new post.  I love seeing what she and Steve are working on – whether it’s creating a new line of furniture or rearranging their shop.   I especially love seeing the images Brooke posts of their own houses in Santa Monica and Oxnard.   Recently they purchased some land in Ojai where they are building their dream house – Patina Farm, of course!   Brooke has been so kind to let her readers in on the process of designing the new house.   Readers can’t wait until they break ground and we get to see the house going up.  It promises to be a learning lesson for us all.

Besides decorating, running a design shop, organizing two households, building a new home, and mothering 3 children – Brooke, along with Steve, found time to write, Patina Style.  Where they found this time, I have no idea!   The book is filled with gorgeous images – along with text - that explains how their Patina Style evolved and what exactly it means. It’s also a primer in how to achieve this look for your own home.     Each page is eye candy – one image is prettier than the next.   Even the cover is luscious.  It might be my favorite design book cover – ever.   Needless to say, the book has been a success.   It quickly sold out of its first printing and more had to be ordered to keep up with the demand.  Here are few of my favorite images from the book:

 

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The Giannetti’s Santa Monica entry way – it sets the tone of the house and shows exactly what Patina Style means.  I love the large antique clock face juxtaposed next to the Mora clock.  The painted settee perfectly fits the space.  It’s a study in scale and a vignette worth painting. 

 

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The Giannetti’s recently redecorated their Santa Monica house.  Before the shelves held a collection of green glass.  Now, it holds white ironstone and hotel silver – placed next to warm, antique bread boards.  This mixture of colors and textures represents Patina Style exactly.

 

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The Santa Monica master bedroom – a treehouse overlooking the backyard.   The room is filled with a collection of antique furniture from different countries and eras.  Shutters are used to flank the French door.  

 

 

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So gorgeous! The master bed in Santa Monica sits underneath a corona draped with vintage Fortuny fabric.   Gauzy linen lines the back.  I adore the nudes that flank the bed – one facing front, one facing back.

 

 

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In their Oxnard house, an antique Italian scroll sits above a simple white headboard.  The romantic scroll becomes the focal point in this room.   The curtains to the left of the bed hide the bathroom.  The wall between these two rooms was removed during their renovation of this property.    What a great idea to make a room appear larger and yet, cozier at the same time. 

 

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The powder room at Oxnard.   So many different textures and colors – yet, it is all so soothing and calm.   The painting hanging next to the door is one of Steve’s recent works depicting the ocean.

 

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Besides being an accomplished and highly sought after architect, Steve is a gifted artist.  His charming sketches are used to introduce each new chapter in Patina Style.  

 

 

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To order the book, go to Amazon HERE.    I promise, you will love the images – and you will learn so much from the informative text.

 

Wait – isn’t this a giveaway????   Oh, my, I almost forgot!  Yes, this IS a giveaway!!!  

 

Recently Giannetti Home signed up with Dering Hall – a new online shopping venue that features well known designers such as Michelle Nussbaumer, Rose Tarlow Melrose House, Steve Gambrel, and a host of others. 

For the giveaway - you will need to go to Dering Hall – Giannetti Home HERE, look around at the product available and pick out a piece of Steve’s artwork that you would like to own! 

That’s right!  The giveaway is a work of art by  Steve Giannetti.  You might be partial to his water pictures:

 

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Or his travel sketches:

 

Or his nudes:

 

After you pick which art work you would like to win, please come back here to the comment section and tell me which one you picked.   Be SURE to leave your email address if you want to win!!!

The contest will end this Friday night at 11:59 p.m.    Remember also, if you want to order the book Patina Style, go HERE

 

A huge thank you to Brooke and Steve for this great giveaway!

276 comments:

  1. I agree, Joni, I love Patina Style, Brooke's blog and work, and Steve's artwork and amazing architectural drawings. What they're doing with Patina Farm is so inspiring, and each time Brooke posts Steve's drawings of the plans I just want to print them off and save them! Course, that'd be stealing right? LOL!
    I love that they've moved over to Dering Hall, and if I ever were to win won of Steve's paintings I'd probably pick one of his Water Series paintings with a little more green to it, like Series 37 or 55, 71 or 33. :)
    Here's a hope and a prayer, and congrats to Brooke and Steve for such wonderful success!

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  2. I can't wait for my copy of Patina Style.
    I have always loved Steve's water Series, the colours in number 41 is perfection. jenjenqld@gmail.com

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  3. Patina Style is a perfect way to describe Brooke and Steve's beautiful aesthetic....xv

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  4. I'm a big fan of Brooke and Steve's work and this is such a lovely giveaway! If I won, I'd love the Water Series 41, 81 or 68. The Nude1 is very beautiful, too.

    chryselled@gmail.com

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  5. Water series 36 for sure! I need a large artwork for my blank wall in the kitchen open plan area. Just too beautiful! maiorano at bigpond dot net dot au

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  6. Have a copy of the book on my table as we speak! Such an inspirational and valuable treasure Brooke and Steve are!

    Any piece of art??? I love his water series....and boy oh boy do I have the perfect spot for #100!!!

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  7. Ooooo so pretty! I would love to have Travel prints #6, 9 and especially #4!

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  8. Wonderful giveaway and he is sooo talented. Love his travel sketches #3 would be wonderful but truth is I love them all.
    Patina Style is a wonderful book and I have told Brook how much I have enjoyed it, so much so that I gave it as a gift.

    Wonderful post and giveaway!

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  9. Very lovely work. I can visualize Water Series 100 on my bedroom wall. What a talented pair! Another book on my Christmas list.

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  10. All the pictures in this site are amazing. Beautiful collection of pictures, appears as a clean and green site. Great Job.Interior Design Ideas for Apartments

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  11. I love "Patina Style" and I love Steve's water paintings. I particularly like Water Series 72. It reminds of literally and figuraly of jumping in the lake.
    ginwilliams1@gmail.com

    Thanks Joni!

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  12. I like the nudes best and their classical look.

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  13. I haven't seen this book....I must get it. I have read the blog and love it! Although difficult to choose from Steve's art, I think I would pick number 41...one of his paintings of the sea. I have a love affair with the sea........

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  14. I am a big fan of their blog! And I too love the Water Series-I would say #81 is my favorite with the dark blue shades! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  15. Already have the autographed book and love it. I'll take one of his nudes. I love them in powder rooms.
    allysonkirk@comcast.net

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  16. I love their work, books and their blog so adding a piece of Steve's art would be fantastic! I'd really enjoy Water Series 55 or 58...

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  17. I like Travel Sketch #10....perfect for a spot in our entry. I'm ordering the book as well. I love this style and the attitude of the Gianelli's....so organic. willowgate1010@yahoo.com

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  18. Having recently returned from Italy, I would love to have Travel Sketch 6. It would be a wonderful reminder of our trip. I have the book Patina Style and love it. BBK dkincade@ec.rr.com

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  19. Wow wonderful giveaway. I love everything that Brooke and Steve do, such a beautiful aesthetic. I would love to own a piece of Steve's art especially Water Series #71.

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  20. I love his travel sketches, especially number 10. So charming! Thank you for the opportunity!
    Betsy - berickson@knology.net

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  21. Having purchased Patina Style when first published, I have to say it is one of my favorite design books. Love Steve's artwork, and they are even more beautiful in person. Ahhh to own one! I would choose either travel sketch #6 (one can dream of travel) or beautiful water series 72. Thanks Joni for this giveaway. Wish me luck!

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  22. What an amazingly talented couple - I have their book and love it! Would love to have one of Steve's travel sketches of Venice!!
    kjarrett@cinci.rr.com

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  23. I have long admired Steve's artwork - especially the water series!

    I have a perfect spot in my dining room for Water Series # 58! Love it!

    aabomba@comcast.net

    Thank you for the opportunity to win!
    Angie

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  24. I love his water series! #58 and #83 are my favorites! Can't choose just one!

    Tracy
    tjly7@yahoo.com

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  25. I love the Gianetti's work!!! they are both amazing! I would pick water series 16 or travel sketch 6. They are so lovely!

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  26. Velvet and Linen has been one of my favorite blogs for forever. Brooke and Steve and so incredibly talented. I really love the travel sketches, especially 4, 8 and 12.

    Maureen
    maureen@berhold.com

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  27. They are so talented! I love his sketches~great giveaway!

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  28. I have been a big fan of Brooke and Steve since Velvet and Linen first started. Water series #68 has always been my favorite. Thank you for such a great giveaway!

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  29. I was lucky enough to hear Steve and Brooke speak about 'Patina Style' in Atlanta. It was very inspiring to see how their style has evolved. I love all of Steve's water series, but especially No. 42!

    Lisa@lisakassoffinteriors.com

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  30. I love all of his work - but having to choose, it would be the water series number 72. It makes me feel at peace. High praise!

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  31. I love any of Steve's travel sketches...maybe # 4? They would be a great reminder of our anniversary trip to Italy. Heading over to order the book now. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!
    ssg257@gmail.com

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  32. What a relaxed and warm style. I would love travel print #2, or the Water series #33. So many gorgeous prints to choose from!

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  33. What a dynamic duo! I am particularly drawn to Water Series 24, 41, and 58; Nude 3; and travel sketches 2 & 5.


    annieroonie@me.com

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  34. I have enjoyed reading Brooke's blog since discovering it after you wrote about it. Steve's Water Series #68 is my favorite. All of his art is beautiful.
    Rschrimsh(at)aol(dot)com

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  35. I like the water series number 37!

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  36. Velvet and Linen is one of my favorite Blogs to read. I used Brooke's online decorating services for my Master Bedroom and I am quite pleased with the outcome. I would love any of Steve's opaintings but especially Water Series #100.
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway Joni,
    Jen
    bb2339@aol.com

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  37. Have been longing to put a water series painting in my new kitchen... #41 is calling me!!! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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  38. I love travel sketch #8. I've been admiring their work for a couple of years. Their book is lovely.

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  39. Love the book! and would love to have one of the nudes for my new powder room.

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  40. What a great giveaway today! I have looked at Steve's beautiful ocean paintings and love the shades of blues and greens and everything in between. It hard to choose, I would take any one of them and have a perfect place for each. Drum roll please, number 24 will do! Thanks Steve for this great giveaway.

    Andrea
    andreaelliott@earthlink.net

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  41. OMG, I have been absolutely glued to this screen since opening your post this morning Joni.
    I love love love everything in your post and Dering Hall.
    I feel so out of it that I have not viewed Brooke and Steve's work before today, so thank you for the education!
    Steve's Water Series 68 would be the next step to making my life almost complete.....

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  42. I love Travel Sketch 10. Great giveaway. Can't wait to get my hands on Patina Style if it is as fabulous as their blog, it will be a real treat indeed!
    Fingers crossed that his beautiful sketch comes to my home..
    skmatte@aol.com
    Thanks,
    Sharon

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  43. I adore this book as well. What a wonderful giveaway. I would choose water series #28. It reminds of the beach. Steve's art is beautiful! He and Brooke are a great design team.

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  44. I, too, never miss "Velvet and Linen!" When reading Brooke's blog I really feel "included." She and Steve (family) make an amazing team. I would choose painting 41 or 68. franki fmparde@gmail.com

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  45. Fantastic giveaway. I love Water Series 41. All his work would look great in my home!

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  46. purchasing.SAL@gmail.comOctober 20, 2011 at 8:43 AM

    Joni, your blog is my morning sunshine! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity--it has to be Travel Sketch #8 for me!
    Have a great day filled with beautiful things.....

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  47. Travel Sketch #8 is my favorite. A simple watercolor that speaks volumes. It sums up all of Venice and brings back sweet memories when my boyfriend and I traveled up and down the canals in a gondola.

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  48. I love Velvet & Linen, and Brooke is so sweet. I have admired Steve's water paintings since the first time I saw one on their blog - and loved the Oxnard house display featured in Veranda. So hard to choose one, but I think I'd go for the Water Series 42. I love all the shades in it from lighter green to aquamarine to that deep deep blue pulling me in. Reminds me of the water in Greece. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

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  49. Where does all this talent come from? Amazing. Steve's waterscapes are so realistic they actually scare me a little, so I would prefer to win a sketch of a building or a body. . . something that isn't moving! What a great idea for a giveaway -- from two extraordinarily talented people. Thanks! lalobaluna@windstream.net

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  50. Love your blog, Jonie, and read it faithfully.
    Would love Nude 1 if possible.
    Thanks,
    Suzie
    ssmith739@gmail.com

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  51. I want travel sketch No. 6 so bad it hurts! ;-))))

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  52. Joni, what an amazing couple with so much talent! It was really hard to choose between all the beautiful artwork, but I picked travel sketch #10 because I want to live there, and water series #83 because I want to live there too. I really loved them all.

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  53. I love to follow Brooke and Steve in their work and journeys, and their book is amazing! The blog of course was one of the first I followed two years ago.
    I love everything they do, but I would choose travel sketch #2 or # 4.
    This is a great giveaway, Joni! Thank you.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  54. Love the Water Series..! Most partial to #33 :)
    Love your blog!

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  55. Since I like paintings of buildings, I would choose Travel Sketch 9. His Water Series 16 with the gray tones would look good in Swedish interiors as well.

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  56. This is my DREAM giveaway! Such a huge admirer of theirs. I love the water series. They're all so beautiful, but #71 takes my breath away.

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  57. Water Series 100
    annhooker@gmail.com

    Thank you for the giveaway Cote De Texas and Patina Style!

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  58. A generous ofer! I would choose one of the Venice travel sketches...lovely

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  59. Water series #280. I grew up on a beach and this painting feels like home. I would love to have it right over my fireplace!!!

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  60. Wow! Another great book going on my x-mas list! As a new mom I am drawn to his travel sketches! I guess all the time spent at home now, I can imagine myself visiting the places!The water series is also reminds me of my love for the beach! I would be happy with any of his works,Water Series #55 or #42 I also LOVE the sketch of Nude 1! :))

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  61. Patina Style is a beautiful book and Steve's artwork is very soothing as well as beautiful!

    My love of Italia makes me want to display Travel Sketch #8 - Venice Canal in my home.

    Thanks to you and to Steve and Brooke for this opportunity to win!

    Janice
    onelkypup@yahoo.com

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  62. Travel series #8 has taking my heart big time...
    their book is on my christmas list, fingers crossed.
    camdesign@shaw.ca

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  63. I too have Patina Style on my Christmas gift lists. I love all his travel sketches, esp. #9.

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  64. I love the water picture #21. So pretty! We just moved from LA to Seattle and I would love a beautiful ocean picture! LynnBLaws@gmail.com

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  65. It's hard to pick, but I love water series 36- so serene!

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  66. I entered when Velvet and Linen offered a giveaway of Steve's remarkable paintings, and lost. How lovely that you and they are giving me another chance! #42 please, which would be perfect for our upcoming master bedroom redesign.
    petlady1 @ cox.net (without spaces)

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  67. This is a fabulous giveaway. Steve and Brooke are so talented and I look forward to purchasing their book. While I like all of Steve's work, I am drawn to the Water Series 33.

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  68. Water Series # 28. I love them all so it was not hard to choose. I pre-ordered Patina Style and its been a beautiful book to read and just look at pictures over and over.
    Thank you for the great giveaway chance
    Cindy

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  69. The water series are all so ethereally beautiful. I like No. 37 but I also like Travel Sketch no. 6.
    I read their blog and now I must buy their book.

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  70. I love Water Series 81!

    Julia
    jultompa@gmail.com

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  71. I love water. Steve's water paintings are so evocative! #100 is my favorite. #79 is right up there, though.

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  72. Turquoise is THE "pop" color in my living room with shades of beige, white and gray. Water Series #41 is the perfect piece of art to hang over my French inspired mantel. Wish I could attend their book signing in Montecito! Thank you for featuring Steve and Brooke Giannetti.

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  73. I subscribe to Velvet & Linen. It's a great blog with beautiful ideas and inspirations. I'd choose Water Series 36. It is very serene and calming.

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  74. Beautiful book + thanks for the giveaway.
    Water Art series 33.xx peggy pegbraswelldesign@msn.com

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  75. Water series 37 is exactly what I am looking for! I hope I win!

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  76. Water Series 100. Wow!

    Melissa

    Mwillmon@comcast.net

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  77. I've been following Brooke's blog along with yours and wish her and Steve continued success. If I won, I would be very happy with the Water Series #70. It reminds me of our yearly trip to La Jolla where we look forward to sea kayaking. brunsell@chorus.net

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  78. Oh no. Barbara Ann forgot to put my email address, so maybe I should re-post! My favorite of Steve's art pieces is Water Series #36. I have a place waiting on my wall for it!

    barbararizona@yahoo.com

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  79. I love Brooke's blog and Steve's beautiful water paintings. I would choose Water Series 41.

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  80. Brooke and Steve are one of the most amazingly talented couples I know. So in sync with each other.

    I adore Steve's Water Series 83. So soothing.Thanks to Brooke Steve and Joni for such a wonderful Gift!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  81. Such an amazing giveaway!!! I'm a BIG art lover and am lusting for Giannetti's Water Series 16 artwork - beyond lovely :-) And such a calming sensibility! Thanks so much for offering the giveaway!

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  82. Love all of their work. But travel #5 really appeals.

    Carol
    Lestes@San.rr.com

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  83. They are phenomenally talented and genuinely kind as well. A total class act! Refreshing to see people whose giant stature in the design community doesn't affect how they treat others in a negative way.

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  84. I would choose Water Series #41. Rich and compelling. I would be delighted to hang this one in our home. Thank you!

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  85. Travel Sketch #4, please!! I love Brooke and Steve Giannetti and had to have Patina Style as soon as it came out! It is brilliant. Going to visit Velvet and Linen is like spending time with a wonderful, talented and calm friend.

    It is hard to choose one of Steve's paintings! They are all so beautiful.

    You should write a book, too, Joni!! You have so much to share and I love your "voice." Visiting CdT is like spending time with a fabulous, talented and excited friend!!

    xoxo, Anne

    ahhardock@verizon.net

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  86. WATER SERIES 36

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win one of these pretty pieces!

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  87. Absolutely love their work. Travel sketch #6 reminds me of a painting my mother had when I was a little girl. Always dreamed of going to Venice. Have not made it yet, but maybe someday.

    nancykates@comcast.net

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  88. I love Patina Style and also Steve's creations. My favorite is Water Series 28 as it reminds me of where my daughter was married on the beach in Santa Cruz. gail.kugel@gmail.com

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  89. Love them all, but number 72 is my favorite. Makes me feel so peaceful - high praise!

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  90. Joni, I am a long time fan of Velvet and Linen and I have Patina Style. It's a beautiful book and I love Steve's paintings. My choice would be the Water Series #68.
    ~Sherry

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  91. The water series #16 is the one which speaks to me. I can almost feel the coolness of the water. Mesmerizing. The colours are splendid . FrenchShabbyEssentials@hotmail.com Janice

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  92. Travel sketches are very nice makes me want to take a getaway I like #4
    tracylynne223atyahoodotcom

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  93. I love everything the Giannetti's do and I REALLY love the water paintings. I'd love to have #72 or #41, and if I were to be so lucky to receive any of the larger water paintings I'd hang it on the big wall in my dining room that looks over the water. It'd be so perfect! I'd take any of his smaller paintings, too, and would feel so blessed to have any of them. I'd hang whatever I received in a prominent spot in my living or dining room. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  94. Hi Joni: I am not only a fan of Velvet & Linen but of your blog as well. Brooke and Steve's is gorgeous and full of thoughtful material.

    Sketches?? Definitely Venice Canal - Travel Sketch 8. The colors and the singularity of that doorway - its like a snapshot of gorgeous sunlight and sparkling water as you happen to be passing by the mysterious portal.

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  95. Hi Joni - Yes, the Gianettis are certainly the cream of the crop. I've been following them for a while and have thoroughly enjoyed watching the trajectory of their success. A very gifted couple. Re contest - travel sketch 5 would be my choice. As always, thanks for the opportunity to win something wonderful. /debra

    summer.house@sympatico.ca

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  96. HI Joni, When I first read about Patina Style's publication date, I pre-ordered a book for my daughter (and a book for myself). Steve and Brooke's work is so beautiful and from what I understand they are beautiful people. I would love to own the ocean painting number 58. In capturing the ocean, Steve also captured my beloved Lake Michigan shoreline. To have some of their talent in my home would be a terrific gift.

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  97. Water Series 71 for me, please (hard to choose anyway).
    Who does not love the Giannettis? I am following them for years and so happy about their success, well deserved. Thanks Joni for arranging the giveaway.

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  98. Water Series 28: I could stare at the picture for a long time and believe I'm walking on that beach in that exact location! Thanks for the chance to win...

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  99. Love the book! I'd pick Travel Series #3.

    memarts@bellsouth.net

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  100. Hi, Joni,
    I loved reading Brooke and Steve's book and will enjoy using it as an inspiring reference in the future. All of Steve's work is great, but if I had to choose only one I would pick Nude #1.
    Have a great day.
    Best...Victoria

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  101. I would choose Water Series #10. The colors are so soothing.

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  102. I would pick Water Series #33, thank you. wenda scott maggieandme52@yahoo.com

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  103. TRAVEL SKETCH! just not sure which one....:0 LOVE the book too!

    clbare@windstream.net

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  104. I have so enjoyed following Brooke's blog, love the chickens.
    I would choose Nude 3 as it would allow me to joke with my friends and family- that I had posed for it!
    lesliescottdsign@sbcglobal.net

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  105. Water series 33..love it! It was hard to decide.

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  106. oops forgot lmbase@roadrunner.com
    goes with above comment

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  107. Joni,
    I pick Travel Sketch 9. I love the colors and content.
    Jan Walton
    jan_walton@sbcglobal.net

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  108. I like the travel sketch.

    Treloar

    ttredennick@gmail.com

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  109. Love them all but Water Series 100 is my favorite. What a generous giveaway. A very talented couple indeed. I swoon over everything they create!!
    kbtimbie@gmail.com

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  110. Oops, travel sketch 10.

    ttredennick@gmail.com

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  111. I like Water Series 28.

    I have been a fan of Brooke and her blog for a long time.

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  112. Absolutely in love! I would pick Travel sketch 9. It reminds me of a trip I took to Italy!
    JenniKjenkins@hotmail.com

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  113. I LOVE the water series #37 because the greens are so fresh. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Lexi
    jkeppel@prodigy.net

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  114. Water Series 83!! stacyschliewe@yahoo.com

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  115. What else is there to say... they are all wonderful. I have the perfect spot for Nude1 or Travel Travel sketch #4

    sheyer@carolinaone.com

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  116. Love travel sketch 4. Reminds me of my travels to Sicily.

    shelley1p (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  117. Seeing that there are already well over 100 entries, this is pretty much a shot in the dark BUT if I could afford to own any of Steve's work (which I've contemplating buying for some time now - but with little ones needing snowsuits, boots, hats, mitts etc. I won't be doing anytime soon unfortunately) it would be one of the water series (#16 to be precise). Having said that, I am very tempted by his travel sketches too. I'd love to win this book (never entered a blog contest before) because I would like to have a "design library" one day but design books are an unfordable luxury at the moment.
    Thank you for the time and energy you put into your blog posts Joni. I read often and have learned a lot from you.
    Sherry
    schopra3@gmail.com

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  118. I'm a big fan of the Gianetti's and have always loved Steve's water paintings. It would be fabulous to own #33 or ANY of his water scapes.
    susanne480@gmail.com

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  119. Brooke and Steve's Patina style aesthetic has sent my heart fluttering and my mind soaring from the moment I first discovered Velvet and Linen. I've loved sitting in the back seat through their amazing journeys :) Any of Steve's incredible works of art would be a treasure.

    Anna :)

    villa-anna@hotmail.com

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  120. I would pick Water Series 41 or 36. Love the colors!

    Nicki
    jtfamily@earthlink.net

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  121. How fun! I was just looking at his art at Dering Hall when I came over and found your giveaway! I have to say the water series is so restful and number 16 just speaks to me. Thank you for the chance!!
    Anna

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  122. I look forward to reading both blogs (yours and Velvet and Linen) and am so excited about this giveaway, as I have admired Steve's work on the postings as well as Patina Style and their website. If I had a choice it would be the water series-series # 37- love the tranquility and beautiful complex colors in this painting. Thanks again for offering this great gift!

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  123. I've admired Steve's water paintings since first seeing them on Brooke's blog and would love to have one in my home. The moody hues of #70 really speak to me. His travel sketches are beautiful too. Thank you for hosting this great giveaway!

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  124. Joni:
    I love travel sketch no. 5!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Rose
    Roserichard1961@gmail.com

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  125. I have always loved the water series. #36 is breathtaking.

    Shel

    Shelolive@yahoo.ca

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  126. Water series 41 is sublime!

    victoriastoray1@hotmail.com

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  127. I am so excited to even have the chance to own one of Steve's Water Series paintings. I first saw them in Veranda, then at Velvet and Linen - I have had one of them as my screensaver for a long time! My very favorite is Water Series #36, so I would love to have that (I feel greedy even asking, but I'm going to go for it). Thank you for the opportunity.
    debraho@amerymedical.com

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  128. It's a dream come true to see Patina Style on Cote de Texas!
    Thank you, Joni for being such a supportive friend as well as a huge source of inspiration since we "met" over 3 years ago.
    I remember the first time I found Cote de Texas. I ran into Steve's office to share it with him. I still share every new C de T post with Steve. We always learn something new. It's like going to the best design school in the world.
    Thank you to all of your readers for their kind words about our work and Steve's art!

    xo
    Brooke (and Steve too!)

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  129. Their home is lovely! And the nudes are beautiful.

    cakowalik@yahoo.com

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  130. Ooh, I'd pick Travel Sketch #7 of beautiful Venice!

    Natalie
    nanng21@aol.com

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  131. I would love to have travel sketch #9. THanks for introducing me to another great website.
    Erica
    ehw8@hotmail.com

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  132. Love Broke and Steve's work! What a generous give away. I would love water series #72! Thank you!! Fluffyournestdesigns@cox.net

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  133. Love, love, love Velvet & Linen & all of their work. Would love any of the Travel Sketches!

    Karen Watson

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  134. I love the the Water Series 24. The colors are beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    rgsterrett@comcast.net

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  135. Hi Joni,

    We're your ears burning? Brooke an I were discussing how lovely and talented you were earlier today. :)

    I myself like the Water Series 68. (It was a very good year for me.)

    I am promoting your giveaway on my site.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  136. Thank you for such a lovely giveaway! A very talented couple, indeed. I do love the colors in Water Series #'s 16 and 33.
    rob_michelleflores@comcast.net

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  137. I love the Water Series #16- is it Heaven or is it water? Doesn't matter as long as I go to both! maryhyneman@hotmail.com

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  138. Thank you Joni,Brooke & Steve. What a fabulous post as always. Since I got Patina Style I have been opening it time and time again to sit and view the lovely photos. This book was compiled with love that bounces of the pages. My favorite Saturday morning read! Steve's paintings need to find a new home - my home! I love them all but always drawn to the water I'll choose #22 & 33.
    Donna: leviheart@aol.com

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  139. Anne at meadzmail@aol.comOctober 20, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    I already own the book and it's lovely, just like Steve's artwork. Water Series 36 is one of my favorite pieces but, to be honest, I'd be thrilled to have anything of his hanging on one of my walls.

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  140. Water Series 33! Love the light, the moodiness, and I love their work, their homes, their book, their chicken coop, their travels...

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  141. Nude 1, without question...quite takes my breath away!

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  142. Hi Joni,

    I adore both your blog and Brooke's and I look for new postings daily -- they are both so inspirational, and you both are so generous with sharing your expertise -- Thank you!
    Another fabulous giveaway, and of course, it's hard to choose. Since my husband and I spent a month touring Italy for our honeymoon I would love to have sketch #3 -- I adore domes in architecture.
    Many Thanks Again,
    Sabrina dawdlebythedaffodils@yahoo.com

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  143. Definately water series 58...but also any of his nudes would be fabulous.

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  144. Patina Style is on my wish list for Christmas! I adore their style. This is such a fantastic giveaway - any item from them would be treasure! I especially like Water 33, 79, and 80 and travel sketch #4. I lived in Italy as a teen and both the waters and the sketches transport me back.

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  145. Wow, what a fantastic giveaway - for my first visit to your blog! It was hard to pick just one, but I think his Water #83 is just beautiful.

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  146. I could not agree more, I think this is the perfect book cover! I love Brooke and Steve, and their talent!
    I have an empty wall that would just love to have Series 100 gracing it!!! ahhhh, what a dream that would be!

    what a generous, fabulous giveaway! thank you to you three!

    xojoan

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  147. Love, love Patina Style--travel sketch #3 is my choice.

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  148. Such a delightful and talented couple, I was just telling a friend about their incredible Patina Farm. I love the bright turquoise in the water series and would be beyond thrilled to add one to my home.

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  149. I adore both the travel sketches and the nudes. Just beautiful!

    kkmcgannon@aol.com

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  150. I love the entire water series. My absolute favorites are 70 & 83. Wonderful giveaway! elizgonz at hotmail.com

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  151. I love their work - they are both very talented.
    I would love to win Water Series 24 - I have the perfect spot for it!
    accentondesign@yahoo.com

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  152. Hi Joni,
    Thank you for posting on this beautiful book! I was so fortunate to meet Brooke today and she is lovely and delightful just like her blog! What piece of art? Any of them! Thank you all for this fabulous give away~
    Poncie

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  153. The Gianetti's are a dynamic duo of creativity and style.
    I am particularly partial to Steve's travel sketches from their trip to Venice (especially the Campanile di San Marco) He must have felt quite at home surrounded by water in the magical city!
    Love your blog!
    annkengelhart@gmail.com

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  154. I love Patina Style and I love Steve's art, especially Water Series 100!

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  155. What beautiful work and an incredible review post~ thank you so much . and such a sweet giveaway. Love both the Giclees and the sketches..one of my faves that I would love to own is the Travel Sketch 7....It is beautiful!

    Cathy B pbprojecthope at yahoodotcom
    palmbreezeliving.blogspot.com

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  156. I absolutely love #41, it is beautiful beyond words.
    lea427@msn.com

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  157. I'd love to win #41, have the perfect place for it.
    madamepickett@msn.com

    Thanks so much, Joni.

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  158. Christy (Barisone@sbcglobal.net)October 20, 2011 at 11:51 PM

    Love Velvet and Linen! Love Patina Style! And of course love all of Steve's artwork. If I had to choose though, I've especially admired his Water series... Love the colors in 21 & 24.

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  159. You forgot to mention raising the chickens...Brooke can do it ALL :)

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  160. Love #16. It took a long time to decide. Sixteen has a softness about it, and it pulled me in. Just love the colors.

    Thank you Brooke and Steve for this giveaway!

    bungalow 0 0 0 at yahoo dot com (no spaces)

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  161. His Water Series paintings are so lovely. They remind me of vacation. barbdire(at)yahoo.com

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  162. What a wonderful giveaway! I own and LOVE Patina Style! My very favorite work of art is the Nude #1. Perfect for a powder room!!

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  163. My paternal grandmother came over here from Calais, France when she
    was 13 years old...She carried the
    French Patina Style; even though
    they never had much money! I would be thrilled to win a piece of
    Steve's art work. A favorite of mine
    is his "Travel Sketch 10."
    Many thanks to you!
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  164. Water Series 55 - tough to pick a favorite. vujade1atgmaildotcom

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  165. I'm a big fan of Brooke and Steve's work, and I'd love to own a Steve's art work! My favorites are Water Series 68 and Nude 1. Thank you Joni, Brooke & Steve for a wonderful giveaway!
    yukokato516@yahoo.com

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  166. Water Series 68 is my favorite, although there are many that I'd love to own including some of the nudes and the travel sketches! What a great giveaway. I preordered Patina Style, and it is my favorite book to date.

    jkg4121@att.net

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  167. A new post from Velvet & Linen and Cote de Texas, the first blogs I discovered, makes me happy! I read slowly, taking in all the details so not to end it too quickly!

    I love Steve's Water Series #41.

    clsachdeva5@gmail.com

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  168. Oh, the water series #55 is beautiful. As they all are. What a great giveaway.

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  169. Love Brooke + Steve and their design aesthetic; have the book, love the blog, presented 'Patina Style' to a friend as house-warming gift. Steve's Water Series captured my interest from the first time I saw photos of their beach house living room. All are stunning. No. 100 or No. 28 are two favorites. Thank you for such a generous and fun giveaway.

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  170. It was a scuba diving trip to Tahiti that literally changed my life. It is where I met my husband. Water Series #41 reminds me of the turquoise lagoon where I fell in love and started a family.

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  171. ANY of the water series... I love, love, love them and have been following their blog since the beginning! Awesome couple and great book, too!

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  172. I LOVE the water series paintings especially #68,36 and 41. They remind me of the water at Harbour Island.

    donlisamorin1@earthlink.net

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  173. I love Brooke and Steve's style. I have enjoyed reading her blog from the beginning. I think I was one of the first to pre-order their book! I spend hours looking through it.

    I love all of Steve's art, but travel series number 6 is my favorite.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  174. What fabulous talent! Thank you for the introduction to Steve and Brooke. I love all, but most attracted to the nudes. How exciting.

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  175. Ditto to the water series. Truly gorgeous. Love Brooke's blog.
    debflicki@yahoo.com

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  176. So many beautiful things. They are a lovely couple whom God has blessed with some wonderful talent. I have always loved the Water Series paintings. Water Series #24 is what I would choose. Thank you all for the wonderful giveaway.

    jessicastacie AT gmail DOT com

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  177. I love Water Series #71. Reminds me of the lake we currently live on, and are moving from. I enjoy both the Patina Style and Cote de Texas websites. I plan to refer to both in our new home in a new state!

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  178. Steve and Brooke are such an amazingly talented and the blog is terrific. What a fantastic giveaway! #68 is my favorite.

    CindyM
    cindym0426@yahoo.com

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  179. Joni, Cote de Texas and Velvet & Linen have been my morning meditation. A cup of coffee, my quiet time alone. And now a giveaway. Water Series 72 left me with that same calming feeling and brought back memories of my childhood summers on the water in Greece. Thank you - Mersini

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  180. Oops! Forgot email...Roylewis81@hotmail.com

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  181. Oh I REALLY hope I win this one!!! I love Steve's paintings. I would pick #42, but I'd take any of the water scenes... they're all so beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity :)

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  182. Loving Patina Style! My husband gave it to me for my birthday (little does he know...now I want everything in it, bigger present than he expected)! I love Steve's water paintings! Especially #41. Would look fabulous in my living room! Love DH... what a fantastic website! Thanks so much!

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  183. Fabulous giveaway! I so admire Brooke and Steve's design philosophy and purchased their book as soon as it came out! I'd be over the moon to win one of Steve's Water Series paintings, and really am drawn to #36, although I'd be happy with any of them!

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  184. I would love to win Travel Sketch 8.
    Thanks for this opportunity!

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  185. Travel sketch 10, of the lovely St Paul de Vence. How charming! What a great giveaway!!

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  186. liz from houston texasOctober 21, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    Hi Joni,
    Been a long time reader of your blog...Love it so much...If I were to choose one of Steves works of art, it would have to be Nude 1.
    And if anyone is visiting Houston this weekend..The Houston Urban Market is on this Friday night, Saturday and Sunday...

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  187. I have admired his water series for a while. #41 would look great in my bedroom.

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  188. I just left the comment about #41 in my bedroom, but don't know if my email is automatically saved: wrigley8988@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  189. What a generous and beautiful give-away. I love ALL of Steve's water series.

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  190. Brooke and Steve have, and are, creating lovely spaces. Thank you so much for the give away. Nude #1 would be my choice, as it would fit in any room setting. I like Steve's water painting as a group, as they have done in their Channel Islands house.

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  191. I pre-ordered Patina Style and I am so glad I did. It was a treasure trove of wonderful design and inspiration. I love the water series that Steve paints and I think #28 wouuld look amazing in my ocean inspired master bedroom. It is so soothing and the ocean represents peace and the vastness of God's gifts. When I look at Steve's water series I think he captures that and it would be so wonderful to have a piece of art by steve, Kathysue

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  192. Thanks so much for the give-away. I love the travel sketches, particularly #8 and #4. Patina Style is so inspiring - I pour over it at night before going to sleep. Fabulous!

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  193. What a neat giveaway! Loved his Water Series 100!

    Annie
    anemonakuhlman@hotmail.com

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  194. What a generous giveaway. I absolutely love Velvet and Linen and adore Steve's ocean watercolors. Water Series 36 takes my breath away.

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  195. They are such a talented couple. It was hard to choose my favourite, but if I had to pick just one it would be Water Series 83.

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  196. They are all such beautiful pieces of art, but if I had to choose only one it'd be Water Series #41. They are such a talented couple and I love their design style.
    Thanks,
    Lisa
    LRfamily@verizon.net

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  197. I would love to own one of Steve works! I've been an admirer of both of them for such a long time. I love Water Series 36 with its sense of light and dark.

    Thanks,
    Sara

    sarajanemcmahon@yahoo.com

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