From architecture to linens and furniture, check out the best DC has to offer in all things home design.
BALLARD + MENSUA ARCHITECTURE
Voted the Best Custom Home Design and Full Service Custom Home Architecture in the Washington DC Metro in 2022, Ballard + Mensua Architecture’s full service firm specializes in interior design and construction management. Whether it’s historic preservation, a custom home, or renovations of any sizes, Ballard + Mensua always punctuates their fully integrated project management with client and contractor-friendly professionalism. 5185 MacArthur Blvd, 703.992.758, or ballardmensua.com.
The cities, towns and shores of the Chesapeake Bay have been the canvas for Hammond Wilson’s award-winning work for forty years. Boasting a portfolio that’s timeless in appearance and expertly crafted, Hammond Wilson lays the ground-work for permanence, and inherent sustainability for unique residential and commercial projects, often waterfront and historic. 430 Fourth Street, 410.267.6041, or hammondwilson.com.
PURPLE CHERRY ARCHITECTS
When Purple Cherry Architects designs a home, they know they are being entrusted with building their clients day to day experience. It’s a romance which utilizes every natural angle and a thorough understanding of each client’s needs and desires. The use of 3D modeling and the Purple Cherry Interior Design Studio provides seamlessly coordinated interior architecture and décor, creating a backdrop for indelible family memories. 410.990.1700 or purplecherry.com.
RUNNING DOG ARCHITECTS
Whether it’s a new build or renovation, Running Dog Architects is there to listen and translate your words into architectural excellence. Between their 40 years of experience, Eric R. Carle and Warren A Wick have led massive projects in the DC Metro including educational facilities, embassies, museums, residential, healthcare, and historic renovations. The DC skyline trusts Running Dog Architects and so can you! 10451 Metropolitan Avenue, 301.654.1800 or runningdogarchitects.com.
CAPITOL CLOSET DESIGN
Family owned and locally operated, Capitol Closet Design is the premier Closet Company serving the Washington DC Metropolitan area since 1997. All wardrobes, pantries, or closets are designed by in-house designers and locally manufactured to provide the provision and vision that fits your needs and budget. Capitol Closet Design stands behind all of their products with the best warranty in the industry, repairing any client issues, 100% guaranteed. 376 Calvert Avenue, 703.827.2700, or capitolclosetdesign.net.
CLOSETS BY DESIGN
Highlight your home’s natural elegance and declutter any space with Closets by Design. Since 1982, they have offered no obligation in-home consultation, custom tailored designs and the highest quality product construction. For the best value in the DC Metro, trust Closets by Design to create the perfect storage space to fit your home. 703.330.8382, or washington.closetsbydesign.com.
ASID WASHINGTON METRO
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) advances the interior design profession and communicates the impact of design on the human experience. The organization collaborates to promote the design and prepares members to excel in the dynamic and evolving profession. 202.488.4100 or dcmetro.asid.org.
PRO REMODELING MID-ATLANTIC
For 46 years the Professional Remodeling Organization (PRO) Mid- Atlantic has been dedicated to being the DC Metropolitan area’s most trusted resource in remodeling, where homeowners and remodeling professionals alike turn for inspiration and information. Remodeling a home can be a daunting undertaking, that’s why PRO connects homeowners with professional contractors, trade partners, specialty contractors, product suppliers/manufacturers, distributors, and business professionals to get the maximum value and enjoyment for the dollars they invest in their home. 703.400.1858 or promidatlantic.org.
BOSS DESIGN CENTER
Boss Designs Center is committed to getting you the kitchen remodel, basement finishing, bathroom remodel and room addition started and finished as you call. Carefully attended to from start to finish, you can expect creative thinking, detailed planning and exceptional project management from this expert team of remodelers. 703.382.1222 or bossdesigncenter.com.
WASHINGTON DESIGN CENTER
The Washington Design Center is the mid-atlantic’s largest single destination for luxury home furnishings and decor, offering top industry brands. Their Gold LEED building includes a multi level lobby, sweeping staircase, dramatic water elements, and a two-story glass atrium with granite and marble finishes. The Washington Design Center welcomes consumers to browse in their WDC showrooms for all their five-star furnishing needs. 1099 14th Street, 202.524.0814, or designcenterdc.com.
FORBES DESIGN CENTER
For 70 years, Forbes Design Center has served homeowners, builders, and commercial developers to create a worthwhile remodeling experience. No matter the size or scope of your project, their team of experts will guide you through the process of finding the perfect custom solution to fit your home, with ongoing maintenance and supervision of the entire process. Elevate your windows, roofing and doors with FDC’s personalized services. 7613 Wisconsin Ave, 301.657.2100, or forbesdesigncenter.com.
DAVID ANTHONY CHENAULT
David Anthony Chenault is a design visionary with a penchant for creating spaces that emanate warmth and personality, believing that every room is an experience before its four walls. Designing for both public and private spaces throughout the tri-state area, Chenault channels outwardly traditional designs with a modern combination of curated pieces which hold a certain formality while being livable. davidanthonychenault.com.
Creating functional opulence since 1984, Barbara Hawthorne’s expertise in contemporary, transitional, and traditional design has been featured on Home & Garden Television (HGTV), and in national and regional newspapers. With a keen ear and a creative mind to her clients visions, Barbara Hawthorne and her firm bring the same dynamism and color to their designs as they do to their client relationships. 703.241.5588, or barbarahawthorninteriors.com.
JAMIE MERIDA INTERIORS
Since opening up Bountiful Interiors in 1999, Jamie Merida has been Easton’s go-to-guy for interior decor and design. To keep up with customers’ requests for his personal furnishing touch, Merida launched a full-service interior design studio. The firm’s design aesthetic can best be described as “traditional made modern”, pairing art and antiques with an emphasis on hospitality and a comfortable lifestyle. 803 Goldsborough Street, 410.819.8666, or jamiemerida.com.
Rockville Interiors operates multiple workrooms where they pair state-of-the-art technology with traditional fabrication techniques. With over 15,000 fabrics and over 1000 years of collective experience, trust Rockville Interiors for custom reupholstery, window treatments, and fabric work that is guaranteed looks gorgeous and last a lifetime. 301.424.1900 or rockvilleinteriors.com.
Mansour Zamani established Farsh Carpets Inc. in 1985, initially specializing in custom designed rugs. Mansour has grown the business to include the widest selection of broadloom carpet products in the Washington Metropolitan area. Over the years he has worked with thousands of satisfied customers –both homeowners and designers— installing carpet and rugs in homes throughout the DC area, as well as numerous commercial jobs. 710 Jefferson Street, 703.548.8884, or farshcarpets.com.
Carpet Creations supplies gorgeous and unique carpets, rugs, and flooring of unparalleled quality to the interior design community with exceptional customer service and attention to detail. Specializing in flooring whether it is carpet, vinyl, or hardwood, see why Carpet Creations is the consistent choice of top designers in the DC Metro. 5040 Boiling Brook Pkwy, 301.881.3399, or carpetcreationsandflooring.com.
Ligne Roset DC’s interior designers and design consultants are in the showroom, ready to listen to your needs, consider your tastes and lifestyle, and suggest fabulous ways to make it all happen. Rely on their design services to furnish your primary residence, second home, or a rental property. 2201 Wisconsin Avenue, 202.248.3112, or ligneroset-dc.com.
BoConcept exists to transform spaces into more extraordinary places, and they are here to help you create your dream home. The firm offers every customer a comprehensive interior design service either at home, virtually or in store, whether for a small update or a grand transformation. Our interior stylists work with you to incorporate decor ideas, home accessories and more to craft a unique style for your home. 3342 M St, 202.333.5656, or boconcept.com/en-us/.
Roche Bobois is a world leader in furniture design and distribution. Working with both established big name designers and emerging new creative talent, Roche Bobois offers a broad range of exclusive made-to-order designs, manufactured with a high level of customisation in small European workshops that celebrate the best of French style and Art de Vivre. 5301 Wisconsin Ave, 202.686.5667, or roche-bobois.com/en-US/.
CARNEMARK DESIGN BUILD
CARNEMARK Design Build creates distinctive architectural environments that enhance your lifestyle, combining inspired design with outstanding products, techniques, and service. From wholehouse remodels to kitchen, addition, bathroom, and condo renovations, CARNEMARK creates modern, sustainable solutions that flow—meeting practical needs in contemporary life. 7550 Wisconsin Ave, 301.657.5000, or carnemark.com.
COMMONWEALTH HOME DESIGN
Commonwealth Home Design is committed to provide exceptional home remodeling services to residents of Northern Virginia. The firm offers a full suite of residential design and remodeling services, including, architectural design, whole house reconfigurations; significant bump-outs and additions; outdoor living spaces; and kitchen, bath and master bedroom remodels. Experience the award-winning firm that has been transforming the ordinary into the exquisite for thirty years. 703.255.9861, or commonwealthhomedesign.com.
Since 1994, FORMA Design, Inc. has produced memorable, creative and thoughtful architecture and interior design projects that have garnered 15 American Institute of Architects (AIA) awards and 21 awards from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). The perennial leaders in their industry, come see why Forma Design has been nominated for the Smithsonian Design Museum’s National Design Award for seven years in a row. 202.265.2625 or formaonline.com.
Over the course of the last 35 years, Horizon Builders has developed into one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most trusted and recognized residential estate builders. Passion, dedication, and ingenuity lay the groundwork for Horizons relentless pursuit of the ‘perfect build’. Created from the architect’s vision and the owner’s dreams comes their mission: extreme craftsmanship, exceptional service. 301.261.6706, or horizonbuildersinc.net.
CABIN JOHN BUILDERS
Cabin John Builders is a small volume custom builder specializing in renovations, addition, and new custom home construction projects. Their mission for their designing process is to promote an open, honest, simple, and collaborative environment for your custom construction project. From their convenient location in Cabin John, MD they proudly serve the Greater Washington DC Metro area. 6410 82nd Place, 301.637.3566, or cabinjohnbuilders.com.
OPAL CUSTOM HOMES
Others may build by the hundreds, but OPaL builds by the handfuls. Quantity is for those who measure value on a spreadsheet. Quality is for those who measure it by a life well lived. OPaL’s custom homes reflect a unique perspective for those who value their individuality, respect their environment and seek more meaning in life. 6428 79th Street, 301.320.3979 or opaldc.com.
KITCHEN & BATH
JACK ROSEN CUSTOM KITCHENS
Looking for a first-rate kitchen design company in Maryland, Washington, DC, or Northern Virginia? Look no further than Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens! Specializing in kitchen design and custom cabinetry, Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens creates a customized dream space that is tailored to fit the needs, stylistic preferences, and lifestyle of you and your family. 12223 Nebel Street, 301.363.4064, or jackrosen.com.
USA CABINET STORE
The USA Cabinet Store takes pride in its kitchen and bathroom designs and relentlessly pursues excellence while working as a team to make you proud of your home, and delighted by the entire kitchen and bathroom remodeling experience. USA Cabinet Store only designs with nationally recognized kitchen and bath products that are trusted, so clientele can guarantee their remodeling project will only exceed their expectations. 1029 East Gude Dr, 301.880.4080, usacabinetstore.com.
AjMadison is the premier destination for home appliances in the DC Metro Area. Boasting over 20,000 SKUs and more than 150 premium brands, AjMadison offers an unrivaled selection of top-rated appliances. Their newly expanded 7,000 square-foot DC Area Showroom offers unparalleled service standing by each customer from the point of purchase through the life of the appliance. 8500 Leesburg Pike, 202.892.5000, or ajmadison.com.
Studio Snaidero is a full service design showroom specializing in design development, space planning, and furnishings, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) selections for Snaidero Italian cabinetry. Snaidero is your source for luxurious Italian cabinetry, as well as Sub Zero, Wolf, Miele, LaCornue, and Liebherr appliances. 1130 North Fairfax St, 703.683.1130, or snaiderodcmetro.com.
Petra Stone started as a family-owned operation and that legacy lives on in their team and expertise. Truly passionate about stone and providing a bespoke service to their clients, for Petra every piece of stone has a story and we love to blend that into the design vision. With over 30 years of experience in the stone industry, their designers collaborate well with all experts involved in the design process to help bring you unmatched results. Commissioned work includes interiors, exteriors, furnishings, and architectural elements such as cladding, facades, structures and more. 2926 Prosperity Ave, 703.698.5595, or petrastonegallery.com.
LANDSCAPE AND OUTDOOR
COLAO & PETER
Colao & Peter is an award-winning landscape architecture and construction firm serving Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. specializing in residential and commercial projects. The firm’s design and construction of high-end custom pools, spas, decks, carpentry, masonry, as well as hardscape, landscape, and lawn maintenance introduces a “five star, resort-like experience” to a traditionally gruff landscaping industry. 24868 Arcola Mills Drive, 703.553.0123, or colaopeter.com.
MCHALE LANDSCAPE DESIGN
McHale Landscape Design is a residential landscape architecture company and design-build firm dedicated to designing and constructing extraordinary residential gardens, pools, outdoor living areas, and home additions. Since 1981, the firm has designed, constructed, and planted many residential projects, including more than 400 award-winning landscapes. 6212 Leapley Road, 301.599.8300, or mchalelandscape.com.
Create the ultimate luxury retreat right in your backyard with DA DunLevy. In forty years of service, DA DunLevy has perfected the art of outdoor living from seceded water features to alfresco kitchen, to award winning landscape designers that turn your outdoor space into stunning living space. Their team is made up of dedicated in-house employees that bring years of knowledge, craftsmanship, and innovation to every project as well as expert horticulturalists ensure continued maintenance of your oasis. 16101 Morrow Road, 301.977.7593, or Dadunlevy.com.
Dominion Lighting creates immersive, award-winning lighting environments that demonstrate how art, design, utility, and technology can seamlessly combine to create brilliant experiences at home. Dominion employs accuracy, dependability, responsiveness, and singular, cost-effective design solutions that will make your lighting scheme outshine the rest. 703.536.4400 or dominionlighting.com.
Illuminations, Inc. has been specializing in the best contemporary lighting since 1982. Not only does Illuminations’ product lines cover the range of decorative classics of modern lighting, to the most current innovative lighting solutions, but they also connect clients with the renowned design professionals and DC’s most reputable electricians to illuminate any project from conception to completion. 308 Florida Avenue, 202.783.4888, or illuminc.com.
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From home theaters to state of the art commercial spaces, A.B.E. Networks is the Washington D.C. Metro area’s premier source for custom audio/video entertainment systems, whole home automation, lighting + shade control, energy monitoring, network + data, and integrated security solutions. Let A.B.E. Network address and manage whatever tech needs you may have with elegance and professionalism. 12250 Wilkins Ave, Abenetworks.com, or 301.495.0964.
Architessa is the new trade name for Architectural Ceramics, launched in early 2021. Beginning in 1985 as one of the first majority women owned ceramic distributors, Architessa is made up of tile lovers and experts, helping you realize your vision with sustainably sourced materials. Visit their Rockville showroom to see their extensive library of tile, stone, wood, & related products. 1803 Research Blvd, 1.866.323.1322, or architessa.com.
Best Tile is the largest independent tile distributor on the East Coast, which means their purchasing power saves you money! Visit the Best Tile showroom in Rockville and let their design and technical experts help you select the right products and achieve the best possible installation results to create spectacular rooms. 11601 Boiling Brook Pkwy, besttile.com, or 301.984.3399.