Northern Virginia Interior Designer Secrets: My 6 Favorite Shops for Home Decor
Every interior design project needs accessories and decor to give it that fully-finished look. Think of it as the jewelry you add to your outfit that pulls it all together. And while the internet has infinite sources for furniture and decor, there's nothing like good old-fashioned in-person shopping. Seeing and touching things in person is an entirely different shopping experience. I love the possibility and excitement of not knowing what I'll find and the thrill I get when I see that perfect piece.
Big retailers get enough love as it is, and I like to support local businesses when searching for one-of-a-kind pieces that perfectly complement my client's personality and the project's overall look and feel. So, today, I'm letting you in on some Northern Virginia interior designer secrets by sharing my go-to spots for sourcing home decor and furniture in NOVA (and a few in DC!) Now let's go shopping!
My Favorite Places to Shop for Interior Design Projects in Northern Virginia
Lucketts is a vintage wonderland spanning three floors of a funky old building. I rarely leave empty-handed. It's my favorite place to hunt for vintage and antiques. I usually take a few laps around the store and find something I didn't see the first time. They hold a huge outdoor market twice a year, and I never miss it (except for the time I was really sick and did miss it). 42350 Lucketts Road Leesburg
A husband and wife team turned their passion for exploring the world into a thoughtfully curated boutique filled with a diverse collection of goods sourced directly from artisans around the globe. The store is a treasure trove for anyone seeking one-of-a-kind handmade and high-quality home decor items, such as intricately woven handmade rugs, pillows, ceramics, and lighting. 18 W Market St # 1, Leesburg
This boutique is full of handpicked local and independent brands and lots of vintage items. The store is stunning, which is no surprise since the owners are also interior designers with a keen eye for design. You'll find everything from curated vintage decor, local art, coffee table books, and kitchen/dinnerware. Once inside, I find it very hard to leave ;) 2B Loudoun Street SW Leesburg
Walking through this showroom filled with antiques from the Alsace region of France is an experience unto itself. It's hard to believe that the bright and airy building started as a car dealership in the 1920s. The furniture is GORGEOUS, and they've also got an impressive collection of art, baskets, trays, rugs, and small decorative items. Don't miss the luxury candles by Vas & Lux, a woman-owned local business. Each candle is hand-poured into a vintage or antique vessel. 5 E Loudoun St Round Hill
Whenever I'm in DC, I make it a point to visit Salt & Sundry, a home + lifestyle boutique featuring an eclectic mix of goods from independent makers and designers, both local and across the globe. Their collection of pillows, art pieces, rugs, lighting fixtures, coffee table books, and other home decor are all brimming with personality. Two locations: 1309 5th St NE and 1625 14th St NW
6. Goodwood DC
Goodwood DC is the spot for well-maintained and reasonably priced 19th Century antiques, mid-mod, and other vintage furniture and home decor. They have an extensive collection of unique pieces with plenty of character and charm. Serious shoppers follow Goodwood on Instagram to stay up-to-date with their latest inventory and snag their favorite pieces before anyone else can. 1428 U Street NW
There you have it—my top 5 spots for sourcing furniture and home decor in Northern Virginia & DC. When sourcing for projects, I try to support local businesses as often as I can. Not only does it enrich my client's homes, but it also strengthens our community. I hope you love these shops as much as I do!