Our Team

OUR CULTURE BEGINS HERE

Karen

Owner & Curator

Visionary leader & discerning trendsetter

 

Education through travel and school led Karen to a deep appreciation for architectural design, which she pursued through real estate sales. That career, however, was just the beginning. Because of the strong and personal relationships fostered between Karen and her clients, she was often asked to furnish the homes she sold them; thus a new venture was born creating beautiful lifestyles. Coupled with her lifelong appreciation for history and art, her raison d’etre became crystal clear.

 

Today Karen uses her passions as inspiration on her journey; traveling to far-flung destinations to discover one of a kind treasures and help her client create stunning designs, sharing the intrinsic beauty of true ‘patina’ through Patina Collection.

*

*

*

*

Jean

Designer

Collector of knowledge & mentor

After earning her degree in Interior Design, Jean’s career started in Real Estate development, taking her to places like Nepal, Israel and Turkey, where she developed luxury hotel properties for an international hospitality development firm. In an unexpected turn, Jean found herself in LA working as a holiday decorator to the stars, to then move on to the crazy world of Reality TV. She returned to her roots and passion, Interior Design, seven years ago when she arrived in Naples. Jean is a true visionary and a wealth of information, so it comes as no surprise that she can quickly envision how a space will come together. She sees each project as a stage set, and her only goal is to bring that project to life!

*

*

*

*

Tecla

Operations Leader

Passionate, enthusiastic, whimsical. Love for the old with a touch of now.”

 

Tecla spent her childhood living between Boston and Italy. She returned to the US to attend college. Her entrepreneurial spirit led her to Babson College and her passion for the creative to Oxford University studying Modern Art with a world renowned art historian. She has been involved in all she is passionate about. “Travel” as Director of Operations for an international boutique tour operator, to “Fashion” as a buyer stylist and General Manager to “Food”…yes she and her husband own a lovely gelato shop. And now “Design” her other secret passion. Collecting books and design magazines for years. Her love is in creating harmonious elegantly curated spaces with a touch of whimsy. Her process is natural and organic, listening to her clients and developing an intimate connection is the foundation she strives for in every project and exchange.

*

*

*

*

Haley

Brand Architect

Cultivating an energetic community through digital presence

At the young age of 22, Haley achieved great experience in business and fashion as a student at High Point University. Her eye for creativity was devoted to fashion while studying at Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence, Italy. Because of the communication skills she fostered in her business, On Point Magazine, and her attention to the meaning behind fashion, Haley brings a spectrum of background to the Patina community. 

Today, Haley focuses on client relations while bringing together the talents of each Patina member. Haley promotes the brand on our Instagram @patinacollection.design and curates digital campaigns. Our Owner, is her mother, so the true ‘patina’ lies within her as well. 

*

*

*

*

Meredith

Retail Sales

An eye for balance, scale & harmony.

 

Before moving from New England to Naples in 2009, Meredith enjoyed a lengthy career in Advertising and Graphic Design. When she arrived in Naples she was inspired her Mother, who had been an Interior Designer, to apply her proficient visual and people skills to retail home furnishings.

 

After managing two home furnishings stores in Naples, Meredith has found her creative niche at Patina Collection | Design where she styles the showroom with an eye to balance, scale and harmony, and enjoys creating inviting vignettes to inspire both retail customers and design clients alike.

*

*

*

*