After people ask me if I have been to antique row in West Palm Beach, the next logical question is,"what was your favorite store?" My answer is Faustina Pace Antiques. Faustina, a Floridian by way of New York, has a singular vision for the store. I guess I am as attracted to its cohesiveness as much as I am to the merchandise.
The first thing you notice is the vast array of pillows! Faustina makes them out of German home spun linen and cotton textiles she purchases overseas. The hand is heavy, the quality undisputed. If you are in the market for this kind of fabric ~ you found it!
Faustina's love of textiles led her to open the store 16 years ago after specializing in antique jewelry She loves collections. Within each category of merchandise, she has a lot of product which is also nice when you are antique shopping. Usually you see one offs.
The rattan animal heads were beyond adorable. I could so see them in a country home or a nursery.
The store is beautifully curated. Everything in it is beautiful and meaningful. It is obviously a passion of Faustina's. As we were talking she said she wishes she could call the store something other than an antique store as that conjures up a preconceived notion of what people think an antique store is. If you have any suggestions...
There is an ever changing popular selection of designer loving details like the Hermes Avalon blanket
and "I Married Adventure" for its fabulous book cover. These are hard to come by! The Gucci bookends aren't bad either.
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