Add This Idyllic Tennessee Shop To Your List Of Places To Visit


Patinated antique shop sign for Patina Home & Garden

Whitewashed wall with Southeast city names painted on it and 5 guitars hanging in a cluster

Brooke and Steve Giannetti have been designing homes together for more than three decades. During a project by the latter in rural Tennessee, the married designer-and-architect duo fell hard for the area’s natural beauty, close-knit community and friendly pace.

Come late 2022, the couple departed their famed Patina Farm in Ojai, California, and moved to a 100-acre plot in Leipers Fork, 30 miles outside Nashville. Christened Patina Meadow, their new property boasts a log cabin, gardens, greenhouses and barns while granting greater possibilities than their previous location could—including the ability to host pottery and gardening classes.

“Our hope is that everyone who visits will leave feeling a deeper connection to the natural world,” Brooke shares. Just in town, the pair also opened the complementary outpost of Patina Home & Garden, an equally pastoral shop offering a curated retail experience and meaningful opportunities for community connection. In store is a tactile selection of Cécile Preziosa ceramics, AquaVireo linens, Swedish antiques, handmade baskets and more alongside fresh flowers, organic produce and young plant seedlings from their farm.