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
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.