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…
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.
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.
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.
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!