The Rich & Strange began in 2016 after Natalie Pfau returned from a sourcing trip to Guatemala with a few suitcases of vintage textiles. Many of these pieces were cut and sewn into one of a kind home decor items, creating The Rich & Strange’s first collection.


Born in Buffalo, NY, Natalie moved seven times by age 11 with her younger sister and two literature professor parents. Early visits to grandparents in Germany, a year living in Venice, Italy where her mother taught Shakespeare, and an apprenticeship with her aunt Carola, an antique textile collector, were some of Natalie's most formative experiences. After graduating with a BSBA from UNC Chapel Hill, Natalie lived in Kauai, Montana and Texas before relocating to Washington, DC.