About Us

Whether it be a lovingly hand-knit blanket from your grandmother, a tablecloth that’s been in the family for generations, or a serving bowl painted by hand in Italy…our hearts are touched in a special way by the people and things with which we surround ourselves. It’s this appreciation for these experiences that was—and still is—the inspiration behind Misto Lino.

From a very young age, Susan cherished spending time with her family in Europe and as she grew up she became fascinated with the history and stories that came from the items her family passed down and the people who had created them. The more she discovered about this richly textured world of master craftsmanship and culture, the more inspired she became. Seeing a genuine need for a fine linen store in the San Francisco East Bay, Susan opened Misto Lino in 1994. For more than 25 years, her purpose has remained the same: to showcase exquisite wares, and offer customers a place that feels warm and welcoming.

Misto Lino quickly became a destination for the highest quality linens and one- of-a-kind gifts for the home and a second location opened in Lafayette in 2008. Susan and her dedicated team love sharing their passion, knowledge, and expertise with each other and their customers. We look forward to personally welcoming you and help you feel inspired to live the life you love!