The Definitive It List For Home & Design In DC

By Michael McCarthy | January 13, 2020 | Home & Real Estate

Our favorite purveyors of luxe for the manor offer clean lines and big ideas.


One of Darryl Carter’s exquisite designs

Darryl Carter
(1320 Ninth St. NW)

One might search the Mid-Atlantic for a prettier carriage-house boutique, but the act will be futile: Darryl Carter’s stylish spot will always be the winner. Inside, discover perfectly curated home goods from the renowned interior designer.

Insider’s Tip Carter’s ability to mix textures and media while finding uncompromised beauty has expanded; his branded partnerships now include The Urban Electric Co., Benjamin Moore and Baker Furniture.


Anthony Wilder Design + Build created a gorgeous kitchen in this local residence.

Anthony Wilder Design + Build
(7913 Macarthur Blvd., Cabin John, Md.)

Elegant and functional are the watchwords for this full-service architectural, design and construction firm—with new and renovated homes in the firm’s portfolio.

Insider’s Tip The firm’s interior design studio has an impressive young talent in Keira St. Claire, who ensures cohesive decoration that enhances newly constructed or renovated spaces.

(3320 M St. NW)

The Georgetown space also includes Maxalto, making the collab between the two Italian brands a first in the DC area. The team will assist with the design and installation of Boffi’s kitchen, bath and wardrobe systems.

Insider’s Tip Tap the skills of Managing Director Julia Walter, whose design of a spacious DC residence recently won the coveted NKBA award.

Roche Bobois
(5301 Wisconsin Ave. NW)

Color, utility and, above all, elegance mark the holy trio of qualities from the French home furnishings brand. The Wisconsin Avenue team works with clients and designers to find the right modern looks from designers that include Bina Baitel, Fabrice Berrux and Stefani Bigi.

Insider’s Tip We love the brand’s latest colorful collection, the Mah Jong by Hans Hopfer. Each handmade cushion uses the same methods as a haute couture workshop.

Photography by: from top: photos courtesy of darryl carter design; anthony wilder design + build