The 2012 announcement that a Bible museum would take over the Southwest DC building occupied by the Washington Design Center meant the collection of high-end home furnishing showrooms had to find new digs. The hunt for space ultimately led to the Franklin Court building at 14th and L streets, Northwest, where Wednesday evening, the Design Center debuted its new home with a ribbon-cutting and open house. Here are some of the top trends we spotted while touring the three floors of showrooms.
At the AmericanEye showroom, the classic shape was done up in vibrant colors and laid-back textiles.
Glam cockail tables
Though compact in size, these were big on style.
Not just for the dining room, these fixtures make a statement.
We saw lots of fur and leather, but these two pieces were our favorite examples of the trend.