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Whether you’re moving into a new apartment or want to give your den a facelift, these home decor stores have just what you need. When decorating, it’s all in the details. Little accessories can go a long way in giving personality to a space. Your home should be a personal reflection of what’s most important to you, so decorate with things you absolutely love. Surround yourself with items that have meaning and uplift not only your mood, but the moods of guests as well.

Cote Jardin Antiques
3218 O St.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-3067

This quaint and welcoming Georgetown boutique, just off of Wisconsin Avenue, opened its doors in 2004. A passion for French antiques, mixed with a love for gardening inspired the origination of Cote Jardin. Most items come from Paris or the South of France, making them unusual and nearly impossible to mimic. The Cote Jardin inventory is comprised of furniture, lighting and accessories. Accessories are French decorative antiques such as clocks, glass candlesticks and original artwork. The buyers at Cote Jardin work with customers and take requests for their next trips abroad as well.

Millennium Decorative Arts
1528 U St.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 483-1218

U Street Corridor is known for uncommon and interesting stores lining the Northwest streets, meaning Millennium Decorative Arts fits right in. The first-level store is equipped with lust-worthy merchandise and kitschy trinkets. This mid-century and modern furniture and home store features a plethora of wooden objects, including office accents and magazine stands. New shipments of table toppers are frequent and include figurines and bar sets. Millennium Decorative Arts is celebrating an impressive two decades of business this year.

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Modern Mobler
7313 Georgia Ave.
Washington, DC
(571) 594-2201

Modern Mobler is a vintage home furnishings store with an assortment of skillfully constructed accents that are guaranteed to last a lifetime. Prices are appropriately and reasonably priced for goods that are not replaceable due to their age and style. Also enjoy a mixture of contemporary decor, such as Danish hanging mirrors and carved headboards. The Takoma shop accepts consignments and also delivers orders.


1608 20th St.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-7117

Tabletop is nestled in Dupont Circle, just steps from the metro. The decor is eclectic, yet modern. Explore sustainable, eco-friendly options. Home items include vases, decorative bowls, retro-inspired trinkets and mantle decorations. Expect a vision of bright colors and graphic patterns upon walking into Tabletop. This large store carries a wide selection, so set aside some browsing time during your next visit to Dupont. On most days the store opens in the afternoon, perfect for a mid-day break from the office.

1829 14th St.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-8344

The owners of Vastu have created a special environment for its shoppers. Their philosophy is: Smart, inspired and unique. Buyers scour the nation, seeking out individual artisans and undiscovered talent to bring DC home owners the best home furnishings and endless decor possibilities. Vastu is devoted to being as environmentally conscious as possible and works with manufacturers to ensure all steps are taken to strive for eco-friendly pieces. Lighting accessories are Vastu’s forte, with fixture and lamp options for both indoor and outdoor needs. It features furnishings for every room in the house: living, bedroom, office and kitchen. The showroom is just blocks away from the U Street metro stop.

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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. Follow her on Twitter at @kellyfrancess. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.