Are you shopping to decorate your new home? Maybe you have a ton of weddings to go to this summer. Whatever the occasion, the District is a great place to shop for elegant and unique home decor. Make your home stand out with something distinct instead of the cookie cutter items found at the big box stores. Plus, by shopping local you’ll help boost small business. These D.C. boutiques are ready to meet any challenge, from cutesy kitchen decor to high-end art.
Tabletop DC
1608 20th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 387-7117

Tabletop is a D.C.-based home goods shop that specializes in things that, yes, go on a tabletop. Serveware, glassware and linens are just some of the items you’ll find. It also carries a variety of cute paper and gift items like Johanna Basford’s Secret Garden coloring books. Tabletop’s brands are small, distinctive and easy on the wallet. The owners recently opened a new location of the successful store in nearby Takoma Park, Maryland.

Salt & Sundry
1309 5th St. N.E. 
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 556-1866

Salt & Sundry is a D.C. boutique built around the concept of entertaining in the home. The store carries furniture, decor, serveware, plus a selection snacks and handcrafted cocktail mixes. From vintage glassware to coffee table books, you won’t leave without finding something you can’t live without. The wood tables at Salt & Sundry are made from reclaimed wood by the owner’s father, a North Carolina craftsman. The boutique has two convenient Washington locations and regularly hosts book signings, tastings and other special events.

American Holiday
1319 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 684-2790

American Holiday is a Georgetown boutique with a kitschy inventory of home decor items. The store also has a section of what appeals to most female shoppers: purses, jewelry and accessories. Must-haves include the Carry On Cocktail Kit, mercury glass hurricanes and a repurposed vintage gumball machine lamp. When you’re near the bay, check out the store’s nautical notion-filled St. Michael’s location.

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A Mano
1677 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington DC, 20007
(202) 298-7200

A Mano is an upscale home boutique carrying a carefully curated inventory from all over the world. Imported Italian dinnerware, Egyptian cotton towels and luxe wireless speakers are just a few of the lovelies you’ll find at A Mano. The store also sells one-of-a-kind art and furniture pieces. A Mano is the perfect place to shop for that hostess gift, wedding gift or table coverings for that summer dinner party. The store also offers floral design and wedding registry services. Check the amazing offerings online at

Sabun Home
7123 Bethesda Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 656-2302

Sabun Home is the place to go for luxurious items for your bed and bath. The store recently relocated from Georgetown to a new home on Bethesda Row. From unique bedding sets to handwoven Turkish bath towels, Sabun will turn your master suite into a retreat that rivals any five-star hotel. Sabun also carries home fragrance, decor pillows and a line of laundry care to keep those linens looking fresh and fluffy. 

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