UrbanTurf Reader Asks: What Are Some Good Furniture Stores in DC?

by Mark Wellborn

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Home renovation and furnishings are not topics that UrbanTurf covers regularly, however after you buy a home, outfitting it with furniture is crucial. In this installment of UrbanTurf Reader Asks, a reader inquires about where to get quality furniture in the DC area.

Can someone recommend a good, reasonably-priced furniture store in DC? I closed on a two-bedroom condo in Logan Circle last week, but it is still almost totally empty! I know about the West Elms and Crate and Barrels, but are there any local stores in DC or the immediate suburbs that I am overlooking that might have furniture that is not so "cookie cutter?"

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  1. Kerry said at 8:32 pm on Tuesday September 22, 2009:
    I've heard good things about a new local shop - Department of Furniture. They don't have a store front. All there stuff is custom right now. Take a look - www.departmentoffurniture.com.
  1. John said at 8:40 pm on Tuesday September 22, 2009:
    I highly recommend Top Drawer in Columbia, MD if you are into Modern/Contemporary. Furnished most of my new place from there. They were in Washingtonian. The furniture is great, and it's direct from factor so the prices are great. http://www.topdrawerhome.com/
  1. Liz said at 8:45 pm on Tuesday September 22, 2009:
    I can't speak for any particular store, but there's a collection of furniture stores, carpet stores, tile, unfinished wood furniture, etc., just off of the Edsall Rd. exit from 395 S. in Alexandria. One of them is "The Chair Shop", which carries every type of chair imaginable: 5601 General Washington Dr #B Alexandria, VA. I'd avoid the Marlo's that is at the same location; I've had ok luck at the consignment store. There's an article about furniture stores in Checkbook magazine, which you can probably find at a local library, but a link to the free version of the furniture store article is here: http://www.checkbook.org/sitemap/Washington_DC/Ratings_And_Articles/Furniture_Stores/ . There are recent user comments posted below the list, but you have to subscribe to get all of them.
  1. Tammie F. said at 8:56 pm on Tuesday September 22, 2009:
    Congrats on your new place! I suggest you check out Vastu. It's close by (on 14th Street btwn S & T) and a lot of their stuff is customizable, so definitely not cookie cutter. Their site is vastudc.com. Good luck.
  1. Matt said at 9:26 pm on Tuesday September 22, 2009:
    Isn't Room and Board coming to 14th near T Street? Or was that just a rumor?
  1. benji said at 11:26 pm on Tuesday September 22, 2009:
    I agree with Tammy. Vastu is one of the best places to find good furniture in DC.
  1. Eli said at 12:29 am on Wednesday September 23, 2009:
    I find Vastu overrated. The questioner should just walk down U St. from 16th to 13th, then down 14th street to P St. (or vice versa). He/she will see lots of great furniture stores. My personal favorites are Reincarnations and Urban Essentials, but that corridor also has Vastu, Muleh, RCKNDY, and others whose names I don't recall.
  1. Mark said at 2:17 pm on Wednesday September 23, 2009:
    Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is fantastic
  1. b said at 2:21 pm on Wednesday September 23, 2009:
    It takes a certain type of person, but Rough & Ready def has the least cookie cutter furniture in the area.
  1. Mark said at 3:21 pm on Wednesday September 23, 2009:
    Room & Board will open at 14th & T Street in the Spring of 2010.
  1. L said at 3:48 pm on Wednesday September 23, 2009:
    Would anyone be able to point to a store that provides 'apartment size' furniture? Maybe small sectionals?
  1. csm said at 3:59 pm on Wednesday September 23, 2009:
    I purchased my dining room set from Dankers in Pentagon City. They're closing this store and are having a liquidation sale. Also, I've purchased my reasonably priced leather sofa set from Haverty's. I also like Ruff & Ready for lighting as well as Hunted House both on 14th street.
  1. MIS said at 4:14 pm on Wednesday September 23, 2009:
    I recommend Bo Concepts in Georgetown. Modern, quality furniture at prices that won't break the bank.
  1. HeadedtoDC said at 4:53 pm on Wednesday September 23, 2009:
    I love this site! I always get such great recommendations and advice from people on here!
  1. Michael said at 7:55 pm on Wednesday September 23, 2009:
    Go to Mitchell Gold on 14th street. Bo Concepts is really hard and uncomfortable stuff unless that's what you are in to try the Mitchell Gold store on 14th. Cool & comfortable product and really great service.
  1. Arcadia Design said at 8:45 pm on Wednesday September 23, 2009:
    A few suggestions. No DC store, but they deliver and have nice options outside the norm and a good price at cb2.com (crate&barrel2😉 Also check out Artefacto (artefacto.com)in Georgetown for a Brazilian vibe. There is skynear in adams morgan (skynearonline.com) for a funky change of pace. Finally check out one of the coolest stores in DC "andbeige" on Florida just off U. (andbeige.com)
  1. John said at 11:05 pm on Wednesday September 23, 2009:
    For the Mid-Century Modern minded: I can't believe nobody has mentioned MODERNICUS (www.modernicus.com) owned and operated by Robert Chapman who is a real MCM guru. He consistently offers amazing stuff at very reasonable prices. Eddie in Baltimore runs OAKENSHAW1021 (Oakenshaw1021.com), Nick at HUNTED HOUSE in DC, and Rob & Nini over at HOME ANTHOLOGY near Baltimore also keep a revolving stock of excellent MCM stuff at competitive prices. Not to mention MILLENIUM in downtown DC near U&16th;. Most of these guys advertise on Craigslist as well.
  1. Chuck said at 1:55 pm on Friday September 25, 2009:
    For sofas and sectionals at reasonable prices, I've always liked Hamilton Sofa Gallery. Yeah, they're typical of alot of big box furniture stores, but the prices are good, they don't charge DC tax (they're in MD and VA) and if you look, they've got some really interesting things.
  1. Harley said at 11:42 pm on Wednesday December 19, 2012:
    There are many good <a href="http://www.myfurnituresolutions.com/">furniture stores in DC</a>. You just have to find one that fits your style best!

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