“Culture is something you recognize
when you experience it.”
Patina Collection is a retail store and design showroom in the heart of Downtown Naples. Often described as the ‘go-to shop’, Patina Collection is a thoughtfully curated assemblage of found objects, furnishings and accessories from all over the world. We believe in the juxtaposition of antiques alongside our private label and contemporary furnishings. Our aesthetic focuses on subdued palettes, abundant light, and natural materials to elevate your quality of life.
Karen Abell, owner of and curator for Patina Collection, utilized this philosophy in her creation of Patina Collection. She inherited a reverent appreciation for all things with a certain “je ne sais quoi” from her great-grandfather, a custom glassblower from Alsace. Her vision for Patina Collection ensued after countless trips to Europe, visiting the grand flea markets in Paris, the weekend markets in France and falling in love with the architecture and design from Italy.
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.