IN HER SHOES: Velvet & Linen

Today’s featured lady has the dream life. She lives in sunny California with her kids and husband and is not only an interior designer, but a shop owner as well. Her stunning work has been featured in numerous magazines and now she can add book author to her resume as well.

One of my favorite rooms that Brooke has designed:

One of the most envious parts of Brooke’s life is that she gets to work with her husband, Steve on design projects. You see Steve is a talented architect and artist and it was his work that lead to Brooke’s initial introduction to design. The perfect pair!

Enjoy a day in the life of Brooke from Velvet & Linen.


Thank you Camila, for including me in your “In Her Shoes” feature! I hope I don’t scare your readers with my hectic life…

As always, my day started early at 5:30 a.m.

Steve and I were out the door by 6:00 for a walk with the pups.


When we got back home, it was time to take a quick shower and tend to the chickens…


The hens love fresh vegetables and fruit from our kitchen garden. Today, I tied some romaine lettuce onto the tree for a chicken treat.

After making breakfast, I drove Leila to tennis camp at 8:30. The boys came me to the shop today to help with the photo shoot for our One Kings Lane Tastemaker tag sale on September 12th.

Charlie, my typical teenage son, posing for the photo with his friend Rebecca, our summer intern…

The boys definitely earned their lunch today!

At 11:00, we also started working on the 30 press boxes for our new book, Patina Style. We covered the boxes with one of Steve’s drawings from the book…


Inside each box, we placed a copy of Patina Style next to a giclee of one of Steve’s “Water Series” paintings and a personal note to the editor or buyer.


There wasn’t much time for lunch because we had an appointment at my clients’ house at 1:00 to install their new headboard.


We are still in the beginning stages of the bedroom design. We’ve replaced the chandelier, purchased new bedding, and installed new decorative heat registers. Soon to come: new bedside tables, lamps, a few decorative pillows for color, a new rug,  and one of our Courtney sofas.

at 3:00 I picked up Leila from tennis camp, dropped her off at a friend’s house for a play date and went back to the office to finish with the photo shoot.

At 4:30 Steve and I went to one of his clients’ houses. Steve’s clients are selling their house, and Steve had an appointment with a potential buyer to discuss the option of doing an addition to the house. DSC_0751

While Steve was in his meeting, I took a little walk around. The tile on the kitchen island was one of my favorite details.


I loved Steve’s design for the sink cabinets in the master bathroom.


The floor in the master bathroom shower is  covered in the same gorgeous tile as the kitchen island.


After the meeting, Steve and I drove across town to the Hollywood Bowl for a Gavin Degraw, Train, and Maroon 5 concert. Yes, we were in the nose bleed section…

but we still had fun!

Our feet were tired, but happy.

I hope you enjoyed spending the day in my shoes!

Thank you again Camila!




What a lovely day! I’ve been itching for a return trip to California and Brooke is making me want a trip even more. Wouldn’t it be amazing to follow Brooke in real life for a day?!

Hope you all have a great weekend. If you want to check out more IN HER SHOES features click here!



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15 Responses to IN HER SHOES: Velvet & Linen

  1. What a fun day! Top it off with that concert? Yes, please :>)

  2. Karena says:

    Brooke and Steve are simply the best. A life of common dreams shared and brought to fruition!!

    How wonderful to see a day in their life!


    Art by Karena

  3. Kristy Swain says:

    That is one packed day! Fun ending!

  4. Love this one! Brooke was one of the first blogs I started following.

  5. Franki Parde says:

    Honestly, “they” never cease to impress. franki

  6. absolutely STUNNING home!!!!!!!!

  7. LOVE anything Brooke does!! Thank you so much for including her in your series….that tiled island and those bathroom cabinets are stunning!

  8. Thank you so much Camila for this honor.
    I had such fun documenting this day. It gave me a moment to really look at how I live my life.
    Thank you to your readers for their wonderful comments!


  9. Judy says:

    I would love to know who makes (and where to buy)the spotted dog fabric pictured on chairs pulled up to the kitchen island in the house of one of Steve’s clients shown in your In Her Shoes feature on Brooke Giannetti. Love it ! Thanks in advance for your help.

  10. What a fabulous post! (and in seeing this wonderful post so happy to have discovered another awesome blog to add to my collection)! My comment/reactions-
    Does Brooke ever sleep?
    Even the chickens have the beautiful chicken coop I have ever seen and it did not go unnoticed that I love the color of the facade!
    That you live a pretty amazing life
    Love your book, and you chose the perfect picture for the cover
    You both seem like incredibly nice people
    You are wildly talented and I would hand you my house without thinking twice to have you decorate it
    Great job!!

  11. What a fabulous way to end your day!!

  12. Southern Singeries says:

    If you don’t mind sharing, what is the paint color on the bathroom cabinets? Love everything you’ve done!

  13. MorningT says:

    What a fun post~ LOVE that Brooke!!!

  14. Came over from Velvet & Linen. Brooke is a favorite of mine and I always feel so inspired by her work. I love this series and am now off to read some of your past guests posts.

  15. Heather says:

    Brooke is living the life! it is always fun to read your In her Shoes” posts!

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