This month, we’re devoting Designer Weekends to sharing all of the reasons why you should make a road trip to visit the DC Design House. Last week we posted some of our favorite art related events taking place during The National Cherry Blossom Festival.  We also recently posted a glimpse into the exhibit “Pump Me Up”, showing at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

If you're into design as much as we are, you'll also want to take advantage of the variety of shopping DC has to offer.  Below are some of our favorite spots:


Bathroom Accessories from Home Rule.

We have spent countless Saturdays shopping and dining on 14th Street, and we are convinced that every time we go a new fabulous store or delicious restaurant has popped up.  There are big names, like Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams, or Room & Board, but we also like the smaller boutiques:

Home Rule: 1807 14th Street NW

Miss Pixie's Furniture and Whatnot: 1626 14th Street NW

Timothy Paul Bedding & Home: 1529A 14th Street NW

Good Wood: 1428 U Street NW

Timothy Paul Carpets & Textiles: 1404 14th Street NW



A view of the showroom at Oliver Dunn, Moss& Co., Katherine Roberts

There is shopping galore in Georgetown, where you will find everything from small boutiques to big name brands.  Some of our favorite places to find special pieces:

Georgetown Flea Market: 1819 35th Street NW, Sundays Only

A Mano: 1677 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Oliver Dunn, Moss& Co., Catherine Roberts: 1657 Wisconsin Ave NW

John Rosselli & Associates: 1515 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Random Harvest: 1313 Wisconsin Ave NW



Fresh vegetables and cheese at Eastern Market.

No trip to DC would be complete without surveying the vibrant scene at Eastern Market:

Eastern Market: 225 7th Street SE, Saturdays and Sundays only

Small Bar

Small Bar



A view of a bustling Bethesda Row at night.

If the suburbs are more your style, Bethesda, Maryland offers enough shopping, dining, and nightlife to keep everyone in the group entertained:

Montgomery Farm Women's Cooperative Market: 7155 Wisconsin Avenue

Urban Country: 7117 Arlington Road

The Blue House: 7770 Woodmont Avenue

See you at the show house, April 14 - May 12.

Happy Shopping,