One of the best parts of designing for and attending Dining By Design this year was getting the opportunity to meet the talented creatives behind so many inspiring companies. One such brand was St. Frank, who I first learned about through a savvy client. I was thrilled to get to see some of their items in person at the show and to get some background information on a few of their pieces.

I've got a passion for vintage pieces with character and was immediately drawn to the rich colors and patterns used in St. Frank's textiles. Every item tells a story.

These labels were used by Indian textile merchants in the late 17th & 18th centuries to market their fabric to overseas clientele. The Infant Robe shown above originates from Uzbekistan and is woven from pre-dyed yarn to create an ikat pattern. 


Beautiful art should always be a conversation starter. I love that, in addition to adding visual interest to any space, these pieces each have their own rich history and showcase artisans from around the world.