June 17, 2024


Amazing design, nonpareil

Design Debuts – Home & Design Magazine

BLU DOT, the popular online furniture retailer, has opened its second East Coast storefront—after the New York flagship—in Georgetown’s design district. The airy, 6,100-square-foot showroom is the brand’s 12th brick-and-mortar location worldwide. It spans two stories, showcasing a full line-up of competitively priced contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories—all designed in the company’s Minneapolis studio. In 2018, Blu Dot received a prestigious Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for product design. 3333 M Street, NW; bludot.com

DESIGNER LIBRARY was launched in 2019 as a road-based service bringing a curated collection of brands to designers in the Mid-Atlantic region. Then on April 5, co-owners Janine Guerin and Chad Mitchell opened a chic, 1,700-square-foot Georgetown atelier where they now showcase textiles, wall coverings, rugs, furniture and lighting to the trade. Designers and their clients can view samples and shop for products made by Arte, Elitis, Marika Meyer, Porta Romana, The Vale London, Travers, Made Goods and Marc Philips, to name a few. By appointment at 1667 Wisconsin Avenue, NW; designerlibrary.com

PILLOW PUNK, a new venture by Rockville Interiors, allows decorators to design throw pillows for projects online, with pricing updated based on customizable selections ranging from fabric and filling to piping and trim. Pillows in an array of styles are handmade in the company’s workshop, with a five-business-day turn-around. Pillow Punk is currently targeting local designers, but the to-the-trade-only program will soon be marketed nationwide. pillowpunk.com

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