In case you missed yesterday’s post where I gave you the intro to this new series I am dubbing “what happens when Anthro moves in” AKA every home owners dream, head over here to read the full post and see what they did to an Amber Interiors project (trust me it is worth a look). Today it is part II of the series and we are diving into Brooke and Steve Gianetti’s “patina farm” which they built from the ground up on a perfect parcel in Ojai. I know – I already hate them too for how casually beautiful their house and their lives sound. And trust me you will hate them even more when you start scrolling through these pics. These guys have style oozing out of their pores in such an effortless way that makes me question moving up to Ojai and moving into their chicken coop to learn all their secrets. In case you think I am crazy please reference above picture of the exterior of their house.
I digress. I actually have been following their blog for as long as I can remember and loved seeing how this entire place came together so when I was recently paging through the new Anthro catalog I spotted the very familiar looking living room I instantly had to google to make sure what I was seeing was the same space I remember so fondly from their blog and book. So, without much more useless grammar fodder from me, let’s get into it.
Let’s take a look at their living room:
And now let’s see what Anthro did:
They reimagined it a few different ways and it is so fun to see how they used the space and infused it with some more modern furnishings and bright colors. Not totally my taste for the space, but I can get into it for sure.
Talk about a handful of different setup’s for one room. Next let’s move into the dining room, here is how it looked before:
And here is how Anthro rearranged it. It is a slightly different angle that cuts off the fireplace, so it is a bit harder to spot the similarities in the architecture but you can still make out the curved windows, and some of the other details.
The master bedroom got a full overhaul as well, quickly becoming an very unmistakably Anthro looking bedroom. Here is how it looked before:
And here is what it looked like for the shoot:
The office area before was masculine, rustic and collected.
Now it is, a dining room:
And a rustic-cali bedroom. Also, I would give both my pinky toes for that bed.
They also had their way with some outdoor spaces. Their simple chicken coop looked like it had just fallen out of Martha Stewart’s mouth before Anthro came over.
And after – now looks like Martha took a wrong turn somewhere in Morocco. Also please notice the particular placing of the basket and the chair. They removed the planted trees in front of the coop so they had to perfectly place a few items in their spots to make the shrubs and greenery make sense. Pretty tricky, eh.
And last but not least their master bedroom deck, which I cannot even imagine sitting on every morning to drink coffee cus it is just too DAMN GOOD.
It got a few new furniture pieces and a lovely rug that is sure to get ruined with the first rainstorm.
Oh Anthro – you done us all so dirty. We love what you do, so please keep it up. And if you need a small “renter grade” apartment to come shoot at you know who to call. Until then I will just be casually scoping out your work elsewhere. Thanks for the inspiration. xx
***Photos via Velvet and Linen