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A nook displaying items at Pillar & Post.

The welcoming entrance to Home on Cameron.

A colorful assortment of chairs at Design Within Reach.

Grand Openings

Showroom debuts on the home front throughout the Metro area

Architectural Ceramics, the upscale tile emporium, moved its Falls Church location to Vienna in February 2017. The Rockville-based company lures designers and contractors with more than 40 brands of tile in ceramic, glass, cement, stone and more. There are three outposts in Maryland and one in Virginia. 172 Maple Avenue West, Vienna, Virginia; architecturalceramics.com

Calligaris will introduce its contemporary furnishings, lighting and accessories to the Tysons Corner area via a new, 5,000-square-foot showroom opening in Tysons Galleria in fall 2017. The Italian furniture brand specializes in space-saving, custom-sized furniture, and offers in-home design services. 2001 International Drive, McLean, Virginia; calligaris.us

Closet Factory brought its made-to-order closet systems to a new location in Vienna in October 2016. The 2,000-square-foot space showcases storage solutions in different finishes and styles to keep every room, from pantry to garage, artfully organized. 8500 Leesburg Pike, Suite 103, Vienna, Virginia; closetfactory.com

Design Within Reach moved from its former Cady’s Alley spot to a larger one in the same complex. Modernists will love designs by up-and-comers, as well as classics by Saarinen, Eames and Le Corbusier. Opened in fall 2016, the 10,000-square-foot showroom boasts 20 room displays and a Chilewich boutique. 3338 M Street, NW, Washington, DC; dwr.com

German Kitchen Center—based in Brooklyn—opened in Georgetown in July 2017. The showroom offers Leicht and Nobilia cabinetry, which represent top-of-the-line German design and efficiency and come in a range of price points. 1010 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, Suite 200; germankitchencenter.com

Home Escapes and the New Offenbachers is the reimagined moniker for Offenbachers, which shuttered its locations last year but got a rebirth in spring 2017 when Home Escapes bought the ailing company. In its new Rockville location, the showroom sells outdoor furniture, fire pits and home spas. 5528 Nicholson Lane, Rockville, Maryland; homeescapes.com
Home on Cameron, the brainchild of designers Todd Martz and Susan Nelson, opened in Old Town Alexandria in spring 2017. Vintage furniture, works by local craftsmen and unique finds are showcased with draperies, accessories and art. Customized pieces are also on offer—as is advice from the design-savvy owners. 315 Cameron Street, Alexandria, Virginia; homeoncameron.com

Pillar & Post opened in June 2017 in a Georgetown row house. Conceived by owner Daphna Peled— former DC lobbyist and lover of all things British— the 2,500-square-foot shop offers English antiques, contemporary art and lighting and niche British brands. 1647 Wisconsin Avenue, NW; pillarandpost.com

Poliform | sagartstudio opened in an 1892 Georgetown row house in August 2017. Owners Vincent and Helena Sagart juxtapose Poliform and Varenna cabinetry with contemporary furnishings and lighting, illustrated in room vignettes throughout the 2,400-square-foot building. 2611 P Street, NW, Washington, DC; poliformdc.com

Salt & Sundry needed more room for its colorful assortment of home goods, barware and edibles in late 2016, so owner Amanda McClements moved it around the corner to 14th Street, then opened a sister shop, Little Leaf, proffering succulents, houseplants and paper goods, in the old location. Salt & Sundry, 1625 14th Street, NW; shopsaltandsundry.com. Little Leaf Shop, 1401 S Street, NW, Washington, DC; littleleafshop.com

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