Cady's Alley is your inspiration destination for everything home décor, and new openings are making it a must-visit.
When Anthony Lanier, the Rio-born Austrian president of Eastbanc, conceived Cady’s Alley 17 years ago, he envisioned a European, pedestrian-friendly home furnishings mecca with spaces as beautiful as the pieces on display. “He’s always been a curator of the retail experience,” says his son, Philippe Lanier, who is an Eastbanc executive.
On a bustling afternoon in Georgetown, Cady’s Alley is a quiet riot of inspiration and good taste. The area is diversifying with new arrivals like the high-concept clothing boutique Relish (3312 Cady’s Alley NW) and designer pastry purveyor District Doughnuts (3327 Cady’s Alley NW). But décor reigns supreme. Modern-furniture favorite Design Within Reach (3338 M St. NW) has moved to a new location in the area. Among the newest arrivals are urban-friendly, space-saving furniture concept Resource Furniture (3340 Cady’s Alley NW), The Shade Store (3324 Cady’s Alley NW), and luxury mattress brand Duxiana (3307 Cady’s Alley NW).
Kerra Michele Huerta, who owns Kerra Michele Interiors and the brand-new event space Bureau, explains the appeal for professional designers—and the rest of us, too. “It’s both a productive and pleasurable escape,” she says. “I can find ideas for every room, and then relax over a glass of wine at Kafe Leopold.”