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How To Make Your Kitchen Look Like One of DC’s Hippest New Restaurants

The organic modernity of Blagden Alley's The Dabney.

Shaw’s Blagden Alley is quickly turning into one DC’s coziest, best-designed hidden gems. From La Colombe‘s raw, industrial open-garage vibe, to Huntress Coal Oil‘s sleek, modern luxury–not to mention the grungey charm of the brick-paved passage itself–the entire scene gives off a mix of downtown vitality and hip comfort. And the addition of The Dabney, Jeremiah Langhorne’s 55-seat restaurant that focuses on mid-Atlantic cuisine, has brought a little more organic oomph to the area. With a chevron-styled brick floor, Shakeresque dining chairs, and warm textural touches like chalky ceramic vases on each table, the space feels like a very modern take on classic Colonial style. It’s the type of spare but thoughtful styling that would make sense in so many of DC’s nineteenth-century rowhouses. Here’s how you can get the look of The Dabney in your own kitchen and dining room.

Get the Look

Salt Chair from Design Within Reach, $128

Marin Dinnerware from Crate & Barrel, $25.56 (for a 4-piece setting)

Alias Bistro Table from CB2, $549

Meadow Vase from Room & Board, $40

Barbara Barry “Go Lightly” Chandelier from Circa, $945

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Hillary writes about interiors, real estate, arts, and culture. She is the former digital media editor of The New Republic, and her work has also been published in Glamour, The New York Times Book Review, and The Washington Post, among others. You can follow her on Instagram @hillarylouisekelly or on Pinterest @hlkelly.