Brooke Giannetti is the person to go to if you need to spruce up your home for the upcoming spring season. As a California-based interior decorator, shop owner, blogger, and a dedicated woman to her husband, three children, two dogs, and several chickens, Giannetti proves that she can do it all. Her projects often incorporate Belgian and Swedish antiques paired with industrial and outdoor elements. With the collaboration of her husband, architect Steve Giannetti, they are able to produce fresh projects for their home store Giannetti Home. Brooke and her husband have made special appearances in C Magazine, Romantic Homes, Country Living, Coastal Living, HGTV, New Old House, The New York Times, and several regional publications. Brooke also is the person behind the blog, Velvet & Linen, providing her inspirations and the projects that she and her husband are working on. Velvet & Linen reaches over 100,000 readers every month and was named by Washington Post as one of the Top 10 Blogs.
Where were you born ?
How long in Los angeles:
My whole life.
The Ivy at the Shore. Love their grilled vegetable salad.
Best Ethnic Food:
Sunny Blue for omusubi. Their miso beef is delicious!
Best place for late night dining:
The Ivy at the Shore. My favorite: their key lime pie.
Best place for a romantic date:
Hotel Bel Air
Best Sunday brunch:
Tavern in Brentwood
With 3 kids, we don’t get out to the clubs much (at all!)
Best place for a power business meeting:
Toscana or my house.
All-around favorite spot in Los angeles:
The Country Mart in Brentwood. I’ve been hanging out here since I was a kid. Reddi Chick french fries are the best in town!
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Planet Blue and Rita’s Rags on Montana Ave.
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Tiffany’s or Cartier in Beverly Hills. You always know that you’re getting an authentic piece.
Favorite Charity Event:
Robinson’s Garden Tour
Favorite Cultural Event:
The Rose Bowl Flea Market
Favorite Cultural Institution:
The original Farmer’s Market on Fairfax
R&D on Montana Ave.
The Original Maria’s on Barrington Court
Blue Plate. Yummy real food.
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
My home! I also like taking walks along the bluffs in Santa Monica.
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Ben’s Limo Service
The Getty Villa
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
Huntington Gardens in Pasadena. I love taking my daughter there for tea too.
Best aspect of Los Angeles
Santa Monica! We love where we live. Great schools, fabulous weather, gorgeous beaches, and shopping.