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Best Places For Stylish Used Furniture In The Washington DC Area

October 1, 2013 8:00 AM

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Photo Credit: Bentley's Vintage Furniture

Photo Credit: Bentley’s Vintage Furniture

Interior design helps make a house a home. A considerable amount of work is required to create a welcoming and happy living space. Among artwork and paint, furniture is extremely important when it comes to decorating. Without furniture, a cozy home does not exist. Modern furniture, although increasingly popular in recent years, is not always the answer for every household. Used furniture, whether it be vintage or pre-owned, brings with it personality and history. These local shops carry distinctive and stylish used furniture that is unparalleled to new furnishings.

Bentley’s Vintage Furniture & Collectibles
810 Upshur St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20011
www.bentleysvintagefurniture.com

As an avid collector, frequenter of flea markets and garage sales and with a fascination in old treasure, Bertram Keller opened Bentley’s in 2008. Keller finds used furniture at estate sales, and also connects with dealers and vendors to scour for rare items. Bentley’s carries both used and vintage furniture. Vintage pieces allow buyers to understand the story and provenance. Collectibles are more expensive than ordinary pieces. Bentley’s specializes in accent pieces, mostly American, like end tables, bookcases and lamps. Price points are unbeatable for the finds and inventory is constantly changing.

Celio Office Furniture
7200 Fullerton Road
Springfield, VA 22150
(703) 455-5500www.cofova.com

Offices are also in need of used furniture and, yes, it is possible to find stylish office furniture. Furniture, including workstations, conference tables and desks, is only lightly used and items for sale are in good condition. You can request a catalog online or take a virtual tour of the Celio Furniture showroom, located in northern Virginia.

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Corehaus DC
825 Upshur St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 629-3966
www.corehaus.com

Corehaus DC’s vintage collection is quite impressive. From furnishings to articles, the shop is like no other. Corehaus does not particularly sell used furniture, but rather makes interesting objects out of used materials. These objects often translate into furniture, for instance, a lamp made out of a steering wheel and makeshift light bulbs.

FOUNDRY
1522 U St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 599-0636
www.foundrybyfreeman.com

A person’s home should tell their story. FOUNDRY is here to help them do that, one unique piece at a time,” said owner Yvette Freeman who opened the flagship store upon turning 40. Freeman aims to bring a vintage and antique lifestyle brand to the community. She hits the road every week, driving a trusted van in search of interesting furniture and design elements.There is a tab on the FOUNDRY website called “WITWIYN” which stands for “Where In The World Is Yvette Now” because she is often gone “picking,” as she calls it. Freeman travels to Europe once a year to buy. FOUNDRY is a vintage shop, not used, meaning pieces are over 40 years old. Price points are higher because the furniture is durable and long lasting. The store specializes in upholstery.

GoodWood
1428 U St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 986-3640
www.goodwooddc.com

Another U Street Corridor shop, GoodWood has a certain flair that continuously draws in those interested in substantial furniture like no other. The inventory is perpetually revamping and there are objects that appeal to any aesthetic. Merchandise is high quality. To gather an idea of the GoodWood merchandise, visit the store’s website to view photos.

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Kelly Johnston is a freelance writer living in D.C. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Fashion Retail and Merchandising and a minor in Journalism. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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