JANUS et Cie.
Scavolini Store.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.
 Ligne Roset.
California Closets.
Schumacher/Patterson Flynn Martin.
JANUS et Cie.
Scavolini Store.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.
 Ligne Roset.
California Closets.
Schumacher/Patterson Flynn Martin.

Regional Spotlight: Northwest DC/Arlington

A guide to shopping in and around Northwest DC

Northwest DC is home to a wide array of home-design showrooms; following is a list of them. Click on the links to learn more.

Cady’s Alley/Georgetown

Baker is known for furniture ranging from contemporary to antique reproduction. Designers include Laura Kirar and local luminary Thomas Pheasant, both of whom debuted new collections recently. 3330 M Street, NW;

BoConcept, a Danish manufacturer, sells clever takes on classics like the Imola wing chair as part of its inventory of modern and Scandinavian-style furniture. 3342 M Street, NW;

Boffi/Maxalto blends Boffi’s sleek kitchens and bathrooms with modern furnishings by Maxalto and B&B Italia in a two-story showroom. 3320 M Street, NW;

Bulthaup is worth a stop for its architectural, German-made kitchen systems, which apply minimalist design for maximum kitchen efficiency. 3324 Cady’s Alley, NW;

Calligaris stocks an array of modern Italian furnishings with spare, pared-down lines. Customizable pieces range from sofas to swivel chairs and shelving. 3328 M Street, NW;

Circa Lighting is a destination for homeowners seeking high-end fixtures by designers such as Clodagh, Ralph Lauren Home and Suzanne Kasler. 3323 Cady’s Alley, NW;

Contemporaria carries furniture and accessories by predominantly Italian names such as Bonacina and Minotti; owner Deborah Kalkstein also offers interior architecture and design services. 3303 Cady’s Alley, NW;

Design Within Reach is a source for modernists seeking iconic pieces by Saarinen, Le Corbusier, Eames and more. The showroom houses 20 room displays and a Chilewich boutique. 3338 M Street, NW;

German Kitchen Center’s Georgetown showroom sells contemporary cabinetry at a range of price points; Leicht and Nobilia are among the high-end, German-made brands on offer. 1010 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 200;

JANUS et Cie brings style outdoors with unique garden furnishings. The fiber-and-powdered-steel Fibonacci chaise could double as art. 3304 M Street, NW;

Jonathan Adler sells furnishings with a touch of glam, along with vibrant textiles and quirky accessories, in its chic Georgetown location. 1267 Wisconsin Avenue, NW;

Poliform | sagartstudio, housed in a fully restored 1892 Georgetown residence, displays an array of products sagartstudio represents—from Italian-made Poliform cabinetry to European lighting, kitchen-and-bath and furniture lines. 2611 P Street, NW; 

Pillar & Post, a recent addition to Georgetown, deals in all things British, from antiques, contemporary art and lighting to niche brands not normally found on this side of the pond. 1647 Wisconsin Avenue, NW;

Poggenpohl specializes in modern, clean-lined cabinetry and innovative kitchen-storage solutions in a wide array of sleek materials. 3327 M Street, NW;

Poltrona Frau, an Italian furniture-maker, displays contemporary collections by Cassina and Cappellini in addition to its own brand. 1010 Wisconsin Avenue, NW;

Resource Furniture offers ingenious space-saving solutions. The sustainable Clei line includes Murphy beds and multipurpose furnishings ideal for smaller dwellings. 3340 Cady’s Alley, NW;

Scavolini Store’s mission is to marry style and functionality. The DC location showcases the Italian manufacturer’s sleek collections in installations and also offers full design services. 1005 Wisconsin Avenue, NW;;

The Shade Store sells custom window coverings and drapes, solar shades and blinds in a showroom full of natural light. 3324 M Street, NW;

Thos. Moser focuses on simplicity in its natural wood furnishings handcrafted in Maine, inspired by Danish, mid-century and Shaker designs. 1028 33rd Street, NW;

W. T. Weaver & Sons has been selling decorative plumbing and hardware in Georgetown since 1889. Its broad selection features more than 70 brands from all over the world. 1208 Wisconsin Avenue, NW;

Waterworks, which started as a plumbing supply company in 1925, boasts a wealth of refined kitchen and bath fixtures and elegant tile and lighting options. 3314 M Street, NW;


14th Street

Ann Sacks’ elegant wares will inspire a complete kitchen or bathroom redo, with tiles designed by Kelly Wearstler, Robert Kuo and more, plus fixtures and luxe room displays. 1629 14th Street, NW;

Case DC Design Studio is Case Design/Remodeling’s first DC showroom. The 3,300- square-foot space houses kitchen and bath displays, cabinetry and countertops, with help at the ready. 1327 14th Street, NW, Suite 200;

GoodWood spans decades with an eclectic collection of antique and vintage furnishings, from Victorian to Empire to Chesterfield. 1428 U Street, NW;

Home Rule carries quirky gems like a DCI colander spoon named Mamma Nessie and a New Metro Chilly-Mama refrigerator freshener, as well as items from Umbra and Oxo. 1807 14th Street, NW;

Hudson & Crane is a hip destination for high-end furniture, accessories and lighting at affordable price points. Design services range from “guidance” to “salvation.” 1781 Florida Avenue, NW;

Lori Graham Home is a showplace for the designer’s contemporary LG Place line, an edited collection of mid-century furnishings and contemporary art. By appointment only. 1412 14th Street, NW;

Miss Pixie’s furnishings & whatnot feels like a collector’s attic full of whimsical finds, from artwork, silverware and painted garden chairs to nightstands and sofas. 1626 14th Street, NW;

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams resides in a vintage building with a carved masonry ceiling providing the backdrop for contemporary and classic sofas, chairs, beds and accessories. 1526 14th Street, NW;

Porcelanosa shows off its sleek porcelain, travertine and glass tiles in a showroom where bath fixtures and kitchen displays provide even more eye candy. 1000 Connecticut Avenue, NW;

Room & Board invites patrons to get lost amid room displays of mid century-style furniture in its 36,000-square-foot, four-story showroom, which began life as an automotive shop. 1840 14th Street, NW;

Salt & Sundry packs “sundries” such as cutting boards, barware, pillows and edibles into a chic, inviting space. Around the corner, sister store little leaf displays a curated collection of houseplants, succulents and paper goods. 1625 14th Street, NW;; 1401 S Street, NW;

The Shade Store added another location in Spring 2018—this one in the 14th Street Corridor. Like its sister store in Cady’s Alley, it sells custom window coverings and drapes, solar shades and blinds. 1522 14th Street, NW;

Urban Essentials offers contemporary furnishings, wall art, lighting and accessories designed to maximize a city dweller’s space. Find names like Rowe, Caracole and Bontempi. 1401 14th Street, NW;

Other Locations

California Closets’ stylish efficiency— displayed in organizational systems that come in a dreamy array of styles and finishes—would make decluttering guru Marie Kondo swoon. 5223 Wisconsin Avenue, NW;

Farrow & Ball, an upscale British paint company, features 132 rich hues and a range of wallpapers; the showroom employs color consultants who offer in-home services. 5221 Wisconsin Avenue, NW;

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery opened its first DC location in Friendship Heights with a wide range of lighting, cabinetry, plumbing fixtures and high-end appliances. 5225 Wisconsin Avenue, NW;

The Kellogg Collection features elegant, traditional décor. Start with a classic sofa and polish with an Aubusson rug, Chinese ginger jars and painted-wood accents. 5215 Wisconsin Avenue, NW;

Ligne Roset collaborates with international designers on collections of contemporary sofas, chairs, tables and beds, all made in France. The chic furniture manufacturer opened a second location at District Wharf in Fall 2017. 2201 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, and 10 District Square, SW;

Patrick’s Fine Linens & home décor, formerly located in Alexandria, has joined the line-up at District Wharf bringing linens, bedding, tableware, furniture, giftware and more. In-store design services are available. 771 Wharf Street, SW;

Poliform | sagartstudio’s showroom occupies a row house in which Poliform and Varenna wall systems, furniture and lighting by Moooi are showcased in residential settings. 2611 P Street, NW;

Random Harvest blends its own line of classic upholstered furnishings with a curated collection of refurbished antiques from around the world. 1313 Wisconsin Avenue, NW;

Roche Bobois’ sleek and traditional furniture offerings come from international designers and fashion names like Jean Paul Gaultier and Maison Christian Lacroix. 5301 Wisconsin Avenue, NW;

Theodores, which marks its 50th anniversary in 2019, is popular for modern furnishings and accessories artfully presented in a 10,000-square-foot showroom. 2233 Wisconsin Avenue, NW;

Washington Design Center

The Washington Design Center welcomes the public as well as the trade to browse its many vendors in 24 showrooms, though some purchases must be made through a professional. 1099 14th Street, NW;

The showrooms are listed here alphabetically:


Arc | Com

Beacon Hill


Cowtan & Tout


Doris Leslie Blau



Galleria Carpets & Rugs

Hines & Co.

Holland & Sherry

Holly Hunt

J. Lambeth Co.

Kravet/Lee Jofa/Brunschwig & Fils


Osborne & Little



Robert Allen



Schumacher/Patterson Flynn Martin