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Best Places To Shop For Your Bathroom In Washington DC

August 13, 2013 8:00 AM

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Photo Credit: Home Rule

Photo Credit: Home Rule

Home décor allows one to express personality and says a lot about a person. The bathroom, although not used as frequently, should not be taken less seriously as far as interior design. These local shops have all the bells and whistles to perfectly accessorize your bathroom.
Flora’s Feathered Nest
12211 River Road
Potomac, MD 20854
(301) 765-0003
www.florasfeatherednest.com

This quaint Potomac home and gift shop is a well-kept secret. At Flora’s Feathered Nest, shoppers can expect to find all the ornaments appropriate for a bathroom – candles, wall art, hand towels and intricate bath carts. The store is filled with interesting finds from across the country.

GoreDean
1673 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 338-1740
www.goredeanhome.com

Proclaimed as “The Decorator’s Department Store,” GoreDean has served DC and Baltimore for over a decade. The bath items featured are polished and sophisticated. Popular accessories include Marye Kelley wastebaskets, towel sets and contemporary vanity items from the Trump Collection. The GoreDean team favorite is a new linen spa robe line from Anichini, available in a range of colors. Bath necessity prices run from $75 to $400.

Home Rule
1807 14th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 797-5544
www.homerule.com

Home Rule was one of the originals in the now amazing shopping and dining area of U Street Corridor. The best-selling bath accessories are fun shower curtains and soap dishes. Home Rule has affordable pricing and appeal to modern, urban homes. Owner Greg Link encourages the purchase of a soap pump. “I think the one thing everyone should have is a hand soap pump. Our soap pumps don’t take up any more counter space then a bar of soap and they give your bathroom a much cleaner look. A used bar of soap never looks good nor does the dish resting the soap.

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The Brass Knob
2311 18th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 332-3370
www.thebrassknob.com

The Brass Knob has called Adams Morgan home for three decades. The store concentrates on antique and architectural elements and the inventory is primarily vintage. Common bath accessories available are lights, cup holders and soap dishes. “The lights are the top sellers, although our customers no longer define bathroom lighting in the same way it was defined in the past. We have sold chandeliers or even crystal sconces to go into a bathroom, rather than the traditional nickel or porcelain fixture,” said Donetta George, co-owner of The Brass Knob. George says pricing depends on the age, quality, condition and rarity of items – select products are previously owned, so the price point ranges. “Some of our customers come to find items that have lots of obvious wear, whereas others would like something that is vintage but in pristine condition. We try to have items to fit both of these aesthetics,” said George. The Brass Knob is certainly worth a visit to northwest DC.

W. T. Weaver & Sons
1208 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-4200
www.weaverhardware.com

A fourth-generation business, W.T Weaver & Sons is located just off Prospect Avenue in Georgetown. The business started as strictly selling general hardware, but now specializes in decorative door, plumbing and cabinet hardware. W.T. Weaver & Sons’ showroom is extensive and boasts many bathroom products. For those who want to standardize, the store sells faucets that are made specifically to match bath accessories. Michael Weaver, now part owner, says that half of the the clientele prefers to purchase the accessories that match the faucet. Bath accessories at W.T. Weaver & Sons include towel bars, towel warmers, mirrors, cabinets and grab bars. Designs appeal to a wide range of customers – minimal contemporary, classic traditional and ornate and rustic. The average price point is $50 to $150. W.T. Weaver & Sons’ staff is equipped with experienced professionals ready to help shoppers find the perfect pieces for their home.

Related: Tips For Adding Local Flair To Your Home From A Washington DC Designer

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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