Whether you prefer to do it yourself or hire expert help, design events and home tours can provide inspiration and resources. This weekend offers three chances to shop, get advice, and peek inside beautiful homes.
During Georgetown’s French Market, more than 30 shops will take over Book Hill, the front lawn of the Georgetown public library. In addition to stocking up on cool antiques and accessories—at home stores like For Your Home, Cherry Antiques, Sixteen Fifty-Nine, and Darrell Dean—you also can pick out new items for your closet from boutiques including Sassanova, Sugar, and Urban Chic. Merchandise will be up to 70 percent off. Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26, 11 AM to 6 PM. Book Hill, along Wisconsin Avenue, between P Street and Reservoir Road.
The Luxury Home and Design Expo showcases decorating and remodeling ideas from dozens of exhibitors—from kitchen designers to landscape architects to furniture stores. Design seminars and demonstrations from experts on everything from mosaic tiling to stenciling take place throughout the weekend. Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27, 10 AM to 6 PM. Sheraton Premiere, Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna.
Considering a kitchen renovation? The Kitchens of Annapolis Tour kicks off with a seminar about design trends and tips, then lets visitors wander through 16 kitchens in downtown Annapolis and Eastport. A shuttle takes participants from house to house. Saturday, April 26, 2 to 7 PM. Seminar, lunch and tour, $85; seminar and lunch, $65; tour, $25. Call 410-267-8146 for more.
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