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Hospitality Design
January 29, 2014
Hospitality Design e-newsletter featured Rumba and Diamond Head, a Marine-inspired grouping of high-performance textiles.

Hospitality Design
January 16, 2014
Hospitality Design e-newsletter featured Bloom, a collection of 14 textile designs printed on Belgian linen.

Romantic Homes
November 2014
Featuring Sitara in Peacock from the Bloom Collection.

Interiors California
Fall-Winter 2014
Riding the wave – Nomi Franklin shares some of her favorite places in Santa Cruz.

San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles
October 2014
No matter what trends appear to be, sophisticated neutrals are always the big winners. Featured Nomi Bloom Belgian in colorway Peacock.

Hotel Specification International
Nomi fabrics introduces fine lines outdoor/indoor collection

Hotel Specification International
Summit furniture announces expanded relationship with California textile design house, Nomi Fabrics.

Connecticut Cottages and Gardens
May 2014
Take Cover—Outdoor-approved fabrics upholster your world in unexpected colorways and splashy graphics. Featured Nomi Fabric's Plisse in Aegean.

Interiors California
April 2014
Hook, line and sinker…a new collection of indoor-outdoor fabrics called Fines Lignes. The patterns—Strié (stripes), Plissé (pleats) and Horizon (solids)—are designed to complement each other, but are stellar standouts on their own.

DDB Resource
Spring Market 2014
Showroom news: Hines & Co. welcomed Nomi Fabrics to their New York showroom.

Real Life Caribbean Magazine
Winter 2014
Mixing tropical colors and patterns with high-performance fabrics, these pillows transform outdoor living and add instant vibrancy.

Real Life Caribbean Magazine
Fall 2013
Nomi Franklin combines pattern and color with inspiration derived from various culture, historical eras and the natural world…there is a look and colorway for every taste.

Interior Design
October 2013
Yoruba solution-dyed polypropylene in tangerine by Nomi Fabrics.

Vogue June 2013, page 218

June 2013
La Playa beach umbrella by Santa Barbara Designs in custom Nomi outdoor fabric.

LUXE Magazine, Spring 2013

LUXE Magazine
Spring 2013
Featured Nomi's Alpaca Fawn on the sofa and chairs. 100% solution dyed acrylic performance fabric.

Hyde Bellagio, Las Vegas
Summer 2012
Shown here at The Hyde Restaurant in Las Vegas is NOMI's original motif in the style of a fantasy regency coat of arms. Printed on 100% solution dyed acrylic. Wash and wear for those who want to party!

LUXE Magazine, Winter 2012

LUXE Magazine
Winter 2012
Once again NOMI'S classic Iona Velvet is featured in Barry Dixon's library vignette at the Maison De Luxe Showhouse 2011.

LUXE Magazine, Winter 2012

LUXE Magazine
Winter 2012
New From Nomi - Lattice - a water color effect plaid from the new collection Tints. Shown in Celadon.

Traditional Home, September 2011, page 114

Traditional Home
September 2011
Nomi's Design TOULOUSE inspired by Russian Intarsia is shown on her Florence velvet Taupe. Custom colors available upon request.

Traditional Home, September 2011, page 54

Traditional Home
September 2011
RUMBA, smooth and sexy, a new spin on tribal Ikats. Shown in Purple Haze. Available in 4 standard colors. Custom colors upon request.

Traditional Home, March 2011, page 66

Traditional Home
March 2011
Nomi introduces CROWN BOUQUET on a new heavy weight eco linen (Flanders) in a bold however subtle application as part on her new IMPASTO technique, an approach in achieving the appearance of an old world fresco. Available in custom colors on all grounds.

C – California Style
Summer 2010
RUMBA evocative of the dance, smooth sexy rhythm in the tradition of preclamped dyed yarns. Available in 4 standard colors. Custom colors upon request.

Garden Design
April 2010
B&W - New outdoor prints in bold black and white tap a world of cultural influences from Moroccan archways and mosaics to ceremonial African Kuba cloth. 100% solution dyed acrylic.

December 2009
Nomi’s Tangier adds Moroccan flair to the classic formality of this sundrenched summer house by designer Wendy Posard and landscape architect Michael B. Yandle. Woven in Sunbrella solution-dyed acrylic, Tangier adorns several chaises and lends a sense of indoor sophistication to the home’s outdoor spaces.

Interior Design
Fall 2009
Nomi’s curvaceous Rumba makes the cut in Interior Design’s Fall 2009 market issue. Shown here in the cool Lagos colorway, the 100% solution dyed acrylic fabric is available in warm Saffron and neutral Kola.

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest
October 2009
Architectural Digest spotlight's a Santa Ynez, CA horse ranch designed with Old World opulence in mind. Nomi's Regal velvet in the Brandy colorway was used in the expansive dining room, adding a further touch of elegance to this lavish home.

Architectural Digest, Page 22

Architectural Digest
July 2009
Labyrinth – a boldly graphic, Kuba-cloth-inspired fabric from Nomi’s Outdoor collection – makes the cut for Architectural Digest’s July 2009 Discoveries by Designers.

California Homes, June 2009, page 46

California Homes
June 2009
California Homes selected Nomi for their first-ever Artisan profile, seen here in the June 2009 issue.

Interior Design, April 2009 Page 150

Interior Design
April 2009
Nomi’s Flora from the Outdoor collection takes center stage in Interior Design’s April 2009 feature on the Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach.

Veranda, Page 34

July 2009
Veranda takes Nomi's ikat-inspired Timor to new heights: covering the cushion on the right, Timor stands out next to Souverain's 28th floor swimming pool in Atlanta.

Interior Design, Page 50

Interior Design
Spring 2009
Go east with Eden. This linen floral whispers of the casbah, and it's no wonder why: Eden is inspired by Turkish, Arabian and Islamic textiles, architecture and decorative arts


Hospitality Design
April 2009
Nomi's hands-on approach to textiles is shown with Eden, a handpainted floral textile inspire by the Ottoman Empire. Painted on 100% Belgian linen, the detailed pattern is available in custom colors.

Page 169

Architectural Digest
May 2009
Hawaiian Craftsman: Architect Mark de Reus and his team achieved an American Arts and Crafts aesthetic within a tropical setting with Nomi's Brocade. The fabric adorns the lounge chairs on the main lanai of a craftsman style home on Hawaii's Kona Coast.

Page 38

Florida International
April 2009
Take it Outside: Nomi's Tangier shows that outdoor fabrics and coverings don't have to sacrifice aesthetics for quality. The Moroccan inspired textile comes in a range of colors, from brilliant Parrot (shown) to warm Honey and cooling Savannah.

Page 14

Interior Design Buyers Guide
Face to Preface: Sustainability has become an increasingly important factor in the design process. Nomi's Nile backs up a sculpture by Studio Lilica on the preface page of Interior Design's 2009 Buyers Guide.

Page 95

Architectural Digest
April 2009
The lush grounds of the estate of Siri Hari Kaur Angleton-Khalsa in northern New Mexico feature a pool-side, vine-shaded pergola decked out with chairs covered in Nomi's Pacifica fabric in a custom "Green Tea" color.

Atlanta Homes Page

Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles
February 2009
Designer Gretchen Edwards creates a calm, inviting environment utilizing a number of Nomi's hand painted fabrics. In the sitting room, the rolled-arm chairs are decked out in Fortuna, Fog colorway and the ottoman is covered in Pacifica, Celedon colorway. In the dining room, the armchairs are slipcovered with Blossoms, in the Natural colorway.

California Homes page

California Homes
February 2009
Nomi celebrates the 30th anniversary of Sloan Miyasoto in the Buddha Lounge with Jonathan Straley.

Southern Accents

Southern Accents
January/February 2009
A selection of indoor fabrics from Nomi is seen in this Southern Accents feature on interior designer Heather Smith's redesign of her Charlotte, North Carolina home. In addition to the Ravenna-covered throw pillows on the couch in the living room's large bay window, Nomi's hand-painted Iona fabric adorns a bench in the dining room that is fittingly used to store children's art supplies.

Fabric Artistry

Winter 2008
Haven magazine's Winter 2008 issue spotlights Nomi Fabrics with a 3 page article commenting on Nomi Franklin's artistry, historical and cultural influences, methods of working, and careful color mixing.

Phoenix Home & Garden Page 75

Phoenix Home & Garden
2009 Resource Directory
Phoenix Home & Garden's feature on fabric includes two of Nomi's hand-painted, 100% solution-dyed acrylic fabrics in the opening shot – Tanglewood in Oyster-2 (third fabric from top) and Arabesque in Ice (top).

Phoenix Home & Garden Page 71

Phoenix Home & Garden
December 2008
Predicting that texture, pattern and contrast will be defining elements of 2009 fabric collections, Phoenix Home & Garden highlights Nomi's 100% linen Brocade in the Coral colorway.

InResidence Fall 2008 page 7

Fall 2008
Chicago Merchandise Mart's Fall 2008 InResidence newsletter includes Nomi's 100% silk fabric Medusa in the Brownstone colorway in their What's New section.

Architectural Digest - Discoveries by Designers

Architectural Digest
September 2008
Nomi's "Blossoms" pattern in its autumnal Orange colorway is featured prominently in the September 2008 issue of Architectural Digest. Shown on a silk taffeta ground, "Blossoms" is also available on a linen ground.

SF Decorator Showcase

San Francisco Decorator Showcase
For her vision of the Guest Suite at the 2008 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, designer Alexandra Owen opted to use Nomi’s Sacre Coeur in a metallic, natural colorway for the window draperies and Cantar in amber for the pillow upholstery.

Veranda July

July 2008
Nomi's Moroccan-inspired Tangier is the centerpiece of Veranda's beautiful "Weatherproof Wonders" feature on outdoor fabrics.

Nile Fabric in Interior Design

Interior Design
May 2008
Nomi's graceful and fluid Nile outdoor fabric makes Interior Design's shortlist for the best items at NeoCon 2008.

Tangier in Interior Design

Interior Design
Spring Market Issue 2008
The Parrot colorway of Tangier was selected by Interior Design for their feature on the best new fabrics from this year's Spring markets.

Tangier in At Home

At Home
April 2008
Nomi's Tangier in the Parrot colorway makes an appearance in AtHome's "Cool Coverings" outdoor fabric feature.

Veranda May 08

May/June 2008
EcoManor was the first LEED-certified home in the Southeast, and one of the first in the nation. Nomi's Venetian Vine silk draperies lend elegance to the dining room alongside antique 18th and 19th century furnishings.

Nomi Drapery

Traditional Home
April 2008
Nomi's Medici Knot fabric (on light blue chairs) and Dynasty drapery are featured in Traditional Home's April feature on the Dallas home of Natalie and Matthew Perry.

Traditional Home Cover

Traditional Home
March 2008
Nomi's hand-painted Ravenna fabric is featured on the cover of Traditional Home, covering a gilt chair (foreground) in the home of Sidney and Joanna Poitier.

Nomi Drapery

Traditional Home
March 2008
Velvet drapery by Nomi Fabrics grace the elegant sunken living room of this St. Louis home.

Phoenix Home & Garden

Phoenix Home & Garden
January 2008
A new drapery line, Aztec Deco mixes modern with Pre-Columbian and mythological elements. Available on a range of silk taffetas and velvets.

Phoenix Home & Garden

Phoenix Home & Garden
October 2007
Nomi’s 100% solution-dyed acrylic fabrics Sunbrella Tanglewood and Sunbrella Arabesque in Ice with a hand-painted look.

Western Interiors

Western Interiors and Design
April 2007
Nomi’s Beach Blanket acrylic is at equally home in both indoor and outdoor settings.

July 2007
Outdoor art: Nomi’s “Grecco – Linea” in Tuscan is a finely woven outdoor fabric, inspired by classical architecture’s Greek key.

Connecticut Cottages & Gardens
May 2007
Nomi’s checkered “Piazza” outdoor fabric, in Acqua. A contemporary nod to the traditional patterns and architecture of Italy.

Phoenix Home & Garden
April 2007
Outdoor living is enhanced by Nomi’s new outdoor collection. Woven of 100-percent solution-dyed acrylic fibers that are soil- and stain-resistant in a color palette designed to stimulate all of your senses.

Western Interiors and Design
September/October 2006
A new introduction to Nomi’s expanding Indoor Fabrics Collection, the regal “Crown Bouquet,” in 100% silk, color Ebony, hangs in the forefront of this fabric showcase.

November/December 2006
Shown in the elegant setting of the Atlanta Biltmore’s Imperial Ballroom, Nomi's “D’Nouveau” is beautifully presented in its fall debut.

Traditional Home
July 2006
Expressing the ever-changing moods of a sand dune, “Fleur Mystic” by Nomi offers outdoor luxury at its finest.

Traditional Home
July 2006
Crisp and fresh as a newborn shoot, “Brocade” by Nomi adds a touch of elegance to an outdoor pillow.

Colorado Homes & Lifestyles™
June 2006
The hottest colors and coolest patterns for your outdoor furnishings. All-weather fabrics have never been this much fun. (NOMI, Broadlawn in lava.)

Traditional Home
May 2006
Nomi's lavish velvet "Florence," pictured here in Vanilla, adds a warm touch to the love seat and sofa in Donya Archer Bommer's high rise, with a view of Central Park below. Donya is quoted as saying, "The sheen of the fabric makes them [the sofas] glow, so you get this shimmery aura when you walk into the room." Celerie Kemble is the interior designer who succeeded in creating a living environment that is both formal and comfortable at the same time.

California Home and Design
May 2006
This Western magazine photographed Nomi’s “Fleur Paradise,” from her outdoor fabric collection, in a faux summer yard with a Retro Flair. Proving once again that outdoor fabrics cannot only withstand some weather, but can be fashionable while doing it.

California Homes and Design
February 2006
Eclectic Intuition
By Taylor Bowles
A color, an image, a culture: Textile artist and designer Nomi Franklin's muse is the world around her, past and present.

Architectural Digest
February 2005
Discoveries by Designers
Tiffany-Lime, hand painted on 100% silk satin.

June 2005
Trade Secrets
Rain, Fleur, Heat Wave…

Fine Furnishings International
July/August 2005
Survival of the Fabrics
Rich, juicy colorways and organic designs ensure that these outdoor-inspired fabrics won't be going extinct anytime soon.

Fabrics & Furnishings International
September/October 2005
Sale of Outdoor Home Furnishings on the Rise

Interior Design
April 2005
Flirty and Fabulous
OC Atmosphere acrylic…

Resource October 2005
Product News

Nomi introduces outdoor fabric for year around use. Nomi Fabrics, known for luxurious class design styling on silk, velvet, and linen, introduces a new collection of woven outdoor fabrics for both indoor and outdoor use. Durable jacquards, stripes, and solids are available in a wide spectrum of exquisite colors and new retro-modern inspired designs. The collection includes proprietary printed metallic finishes and patterns used in combination with chenille and other opulent textures. Woven from 100% solution dyed acrylic fibers, these fabrics have lasting color and are treated with a soil and stain-resistant finish, shielding them from mildew, rot, and atmospheric conditions.

San Francisco Chronicle September 2005

By Laura Thomas

Franklin takes fabrics from wearable to air-able
Nomi Franklin’s hand-painted fabrics have been recognized by designers across the country since the 1980s. One of the first artists to produce “wearable art” in the 1970s, the graduate of College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland worked exclusively for Obiko in San Francisco and boutiques in Beverly Hills. Franklin began Nomi’s Fabrics when she became interested in interior design.

She was a leader in developing textile art, basing many of her designs on European tradition, using strong golden colors and often absorbing Asian and Mideastern patterns.

After 20 years of overseeing the painstaking work of painting silks, linens and velvets by hand, Franklin met the representative of an American mill who offered to transfer her designs into a solution-dyed acrylic fabric for outdoor use. She was thrilled. It meant less work and a chance to expand her business. “I could be creative without getting bogged down,” she said.

With its new Outdoor Line, Nomi’s Fabrics offers a material durable enough to grace fine teak or metal patio furniture or go the distance on furniture destined for rough use. “It’s going to last so much longer than a traditional indoor fabric. It’s bomb-proof,” Franklin said. “You could put bleach on it and the color doesn’t lift. It’s fabulous for high-traffic rooms where there are children playing or animals. You can live with high-style fabrics and you don’t have to worry about them being destroyed.” Franklin created some new designs in chenille, specifically for the outdoor line, including fleur, rain, mobia and jazz (shown on pillows at right), at prices ranging from $115 to $148 a yard.

Her jacquard designs, including Taj (shown left), are less costly at $65 to $78 a yard. She also will replicate the designs (examples shown above left) of her hand-painted silk and velvets onto an acrylic canvas for the outdoors for $70 to $103 a yard.

Nomi Outdoor Fabrics are available at Summit Furniture, Inc. in the San Francisco Design Center Galleria, 101 Henry Adams St., (415) 621-1638. Her regular line is at Sloan Miyasato in the San Francisco Design Center Showplace, 2 Henry Adams St. (415) 431-1465.

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