10 Spots for Modern Home Accoutrements
by laura mullen
A few pieces from Archer’s Studio Archer cabinetry collection.
Georgetown is home to this 10,000-square-foot showroom of modern furniture. Renew your living space with pieces selected by Theodores' skilled interior design team. We love Oly Studio’s leather Jacob sofa and Abril dining table. 2233 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-333-2300
This contemporary collection is one of Denmark’s best-known furniture brands. If custom design is what you’re searching for, stop by the Georgetown location to complete your urban space. 3342 M St. NW, 202-333-5656
You’ll find this store nestled among the shops and bars in the revived 14th Street corridor. Owners Jason Claire and Eric Kole showcase art and design with eclectic and fashionable furniture. Fans of mid-century design will relish Vastu’s collection of Knoll, Flos, and Herman Miller pieces. 1829 14th St. NW, 202-234- 8344
Store owner Christopher Reiter specializes in modern Asian-inspired interiors, and the innovative outdoor seating designed by Kenneth Cobonpue is perfect for an urban patio. For those who often throw outdoor soirées, we suggest the Rapunzel or Cabaret chairs. 1831 14th St. NW, 202-667-3440
This Italian furniture company specializes in high-end modern leather pieces for the home. Be sure to ask about the newly redesigned version of Jean-Marie Massaud’s best-selling John-John Bed, which features plush leather cushions built directly into its headboard. 1010 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-333-1166
The showroom of this premium German contemporary design firm features innovative kitchen appliances and furniture, including stainless steel stovetops and wall systems that can support work or cooking stations. 3324 Cady’s Alley, 202-338-2220
Stainless steel surfaces, built-in recycling bins, and eco-friendly materials are but a few details characteristic of Arclinea kitchens. The company’s mission is to create dream spaces for modern families; even the most sophisticated home cooks will swoon over kitchens this chic and functional. 1010 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-333-4161
This Cady’s Alley furniture destination houses designs by Grant Featherston, Hans Wegner, and Edward Wormley. Also on the showroom floor are fine-art pieces and sculptural accessories, including the solid steel-and-brass Foundry floor lamp. 1027 33rd St. NW, 202-640-2823
Skynear Designs Gallery
Bright colors and sleek designs are mainstays in this showroom, which also boasts works from local artists. Stop by to browse for contemporary home furnishings like the Night & Day chaise lounge (we love the built-in side tables) and the smoked-glass and steel L Desk. 2122 18th St. NW, 202-797-7160
Room & Board
Located in hip Logan Circle, Room & Board offers standout modern furnishings—and most of the products are made in America. R&B’s new Vela collection includes spacious sectionals and sofas that are ideal for lounging with family or entertaining friends on game day. 1840 14th St. NW, 202-729-8300
Celebrating the White House Correspondents’ Association’s annual dinner at Carnegie Library.