Product designer and antiquarian Sarah Willett runs her global business, PATINA VIE, from a quaint hamlet in Wisconsin’s emerald countryside. The rustic studio is set in an 1840’s era Swedish cottage complete with a flock of fancy chickens and a pair of English bulldog pups. Willett’s career designing product spans several decades beginning in the early 90’s. Over the years Sarah has created spectacular behind-the-scenes collections for such industry notables as Target, Home Goods, TJ Maxx and Lowes. In 2012, Willett launched her own brand PATINA VIE. At the heart of these collections is Sarah’s authentic lifestyle; living, dreaming and creating in a most remote and romantic countryside in the heart of the Midwest.
PATINA VIE fashionable goods including tabletop, rugs, wallpaper and more are inspired by the vintage finds she curates during her travels around the world to such exotic locations as Portugal, England, Thailand, and Mexico. PATINA VIE’s goods can be found at stylish retailers such as Anthropologie, Neiman Marcus, Harrods, Selfridges, Macy’s, Horchow and the like. Sarah describes PATINA VIE as “where history and style collide”; and the overwhelming global success of this charming and unique brand continues to expand as categories increase and distribution expands. Summer of 2018 saw the opening of Willett’s PATINA VIE flagship store in historic and pastoral Ripon, Wisconsin.
“Our PATINA VIE designs for KARASTAN are fashionable mix of subtle pattern, luscious color, .. with a gorgeous layer of casual thrown in!! Our rugs are truly the foundation to our lifestyle and decor.. lovely and timeless..”
- Sarah Willett// founder, PATINA VIE
Old world panache is recreated with modern functionality in the Vintage Tapis Collection by Patina Vie. Honoring the timeless artistry of rustic hand knotted Persian rugs, the Vintage Tapis Collection elegantly emulates traditional craftsmanship in a fresh palette of the season’s most coveted colors. Featuring a low profile pile that recreates the aesthetic look and feel of hand crafted rugs. These designs are artfully styled to strike a balance of antique elegance. Designed with soft natural cotton opposed to jute, each rug in this collection offers a beautifully relaxed drape, allowing for the ability to fold like traditional style rugs.The rugs of the Vintage Tapis Collection are steeped in vintage style and crafted with care.