April 7, 2011 at 4:27 pm EDT | by Juliette Ebner
Great places for furniture in D.C.

D.C. residents have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to options for home décor and furniture shopping. Whether your taste runs modern or antique, city stores offer something for everyone. Below are some of our favorites.

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

In 1989, Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams created The Mitchell Gold Co. during a time when the economy was unstable. Now, sales have reached more than $100 million. The D.C. store only sells Mitchell Gold products. Hotel chains and other businesses like the W Hotels and Rande Gerber’s Whiskey Bars feature furniture from Mitchell Gold. Mitchell Gold sells rugs, lighting, tables, beds and living room furniture, including sleeper sofas and more.

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Signature Store

1526 14th St., N.W.

Washington, D.C.



Hardwood Artisans

Launched in 1976 as a simple two-man shop, Hardwood Artisans has expanded its operation and now makes more than 800 items sold at four retail showrooms in the area. The staff at Hardwood Artisans “strive to give each piece a life of its own; to treat each piece as if it were being built for someone we know and like.” Some of the items available are Murphy and wall beds, custom wall systems and furniture for almost every room in the house. Visitors to the Woodbridge location might also be able to get a tour of the workshop and watch craftsmen build some of the furniture.

Alexandria Showroom

3622 King St.

Alexandria, VA


Fairfax Showroom

3905A Fair Ridge Dr.

Fairfax, VA


Rockville Showroom

12266K Rockville Pike

Rockville, MD


Woodbridge Showroom

15005 Farm Creek Dr.

Woodbridge, VA

703-494-3999 or 877-999-9663


Room & Board

Room & Board has established a close relationship with the American artisans who create the furniture and accessories available in its stores, most of which are exclusive to the store. They sell everything from picture frames to bunk beds for children to armoires. The D.C. store has four levels of showrooms totaling 36,000 sq. ft. with the fourth floor featuring a spectacular view of the area.

Room & Board

1840 14th St., N.W.

Washington, D.C.



Grant Antiques Gallery

Grant Antiques carries mainly European, Scandinavian and Asian antiques in its 7,000 square foot gallery and offers some furniture restoration services in its workshop. The website hosts many photos of items available, but not everything is pictured online. Items available range from books and artwork to tables and beds.

Grant Antiques Gallery

4111 Howard Ave.

Kensington, MD



The Brass Knob

Stemming from owner Ron Allan’s doorknob collection, The Brass Knob (and The Brass Knob Back Doors Warehouse) sells architectural antiques from small items like bath fixtures, tiles and brackets to larger items like doors, bathtubs, radiators and fencing. Items are salvaged from buildings and homes in the D.C. area as well as purchased from other antique dealers.

The Brass Knob

2311 18th St., N.W.

Washington, D.C.



Sheffield Furniture

Sheffield Furniture sells everything from custom bed linens to beds and dressers. Its collections range from traditional to transitional styles. Sheffield also offers interior design services, reupholstering, and furniture and antique restoration. Its website features a room planner, a showroom tour and portfolios of the company’s designers. While the Sheffield Furniture Warehouse is in Pennsylvania, there are two locations in the D.C. area.

Rockville Showroom

1582 Rockville Pike

Rockville, MD


Dulles Showroom

21080 Dulles Town Center

Dulles, VA



1 Comment
  • I find it odd you failed to mention Reincarnations on 14th Street. Very “kitchy” and trendy stuff that a larger cross section of our community has in their homes. Gay owned and operated. Interesting.

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