Cali-born brand St. Frank brings luxury goods from around the world to the walls, beds and coffee tables of Hollywood's A-List.
This eclectically styled St. Frank vignette features the brand’s pink Day of the Dead skull ($225), emerald glass beads ($75) and other chic accent pieces.
A source for rich, atmospheric interior design souvenirs culled straight from far-flung cultures, sans the spirit-destroying jet lag? Sign us up! The likes of Robert Downey Jr., Jessica Alba, Rashida Jones, Lea Michele and Gina Rodriguez are already tuned into the NorCal-bred brand St. Frank, the brainchild of travel fiend Christina Bryant, who has skipped around the globe since 2012 to find the coolest consciously produced, sustainably sourced home goods. “Like our other clients, they are looking for a unique, luxury, quality piece for their home catered to their aesthetic,” says Bryant, adding that one-of-a-kind statement pieces have been most popular with the Hollywood crowd.
As of this fall, neither celebs nor Angelenos need go anywhere, not even the internet, to find St. Frank’s eclectic bohemian array of textiles, art, wall hangings and other objects made by hand in such places as Guatemala, Indonesia, Mauritania, Cameroon and Panama. After a platform pop-up in Culver City, the fast-growing company has premiered a permanent shop in the Pacific Palisades’ new Palisades Village, a community-focused hub for all things chic and of-the-moment—see A.L.C., Carbon38, Anine Bing, Cuyana, Cynthia Rowley and Jennifer Meyer at the latest Caruso development.
St. Frank’s atelier is lined with their Cross Miao wallpaper.
“I love to travel off the beaten path; I demand ethical sourcing in the products I’m buying; and I want items that are authentic and rooted in story,” says Bryant. She ensures that the objects tell tales of the international artisans behind them “so the owners of these pieces are getting a unique and gorgeous product of exceptional quality that also really embodies the authentic cultural heritage of the community from which it originates.”
Each shop—they’re also in San Francisco, NYC and East Hampton—is reflective of its environment in order to make the experience exciting and new. True to its SoCal surrounds, this new outlet has been dubbed “the Hacienda.” Inspired by a Mexican adobe-style home, it showcases art, soft goods, unique decorative accessories, wallpaper and fabric by the yard, as well as the newest St. Frank collections: tabletop, bedding, Mignonne Gavigan jewelry and Gary Linden x St. Frank surfboards.
Christina Bryant, founder of St. Frank.
Though LA best-sellers have historically been the mud cloth pieces and framed textiles, the surfboards are perhaps the most innovative, delivering a sense of place that straddles continents. Linden, an iconic California surfer and shaper, conceived long and short boards featuring St. Frank’s most iconic prints and patterns. “It combines the highest standards of a functional surfboard with artistic expression that can live on the water or on your walls,” says Bryant of the stunners that just launched in Cross Miao and Washed Indigo versions. “They perfectly embody Southern California’s surf culture in an incredible statement piece for your home.” That’s a hang ten. 15259 Palisades Village Lane, Pacific Palisades, stfrank.com