(Updated January 2019) Long before AMC’s Mad Men exposed it to new fans, sleek midcentury modern (MCM) furniture captured the attention of the stylish and made its way into tens of thousands of homes. In fact, it’s so popular that there are entire stores dedicated to the style of furniture in DC, Baltimore/Maryland, and Virginia. So if you’re one of its fans — new or old — read on to learn about the best stores the area has to offer. Regardless of your budget or where in the DMV you reside, we’ll give you a run down on the specialty stores and a few hidden bonuses that you may have missed.
Our updated map shows the breadth of the vintage, antique and used furniture stores in DC, Virginia and Maryland (including Baltimore).
The notions of “affordable” and “good quality” might be viewed as subjective, and what we’re referring to as “unique” is a bit broader than a pure literal interpretation. So let’s start by clarifying what we mean.
The Washingtonian recently ran a quick round up about beautiful nightstands and the best places in DC to find them. ATTIC was first on their list!
Six months ago we launched ATTIC as a way of highlighting small, local, independent furniture stores and dealers. We did it to make shopping with them easier and to help them thrive in a city that is rapidly changing and undergoing tremendous development. We’re proud of what we accomplished with ATTIC. It has led to tens of thousands of dollars of confirmed sales at stores throughout the DMV and helped raise the profile of vintage furniture as a wonderful home furnishing option. And now we’re hoping we can have the same success and similar impact by launching ATTIC Fashion.
Just last month we announced the addition of Adams Morgan’s Brass Knob as a new store listing antique hardware, architectural salvage and lighting on ATTIC. Now we’re pleased to announce the addition of another legendary AdMo furniture store, Skynear Designs.
Will you antique addicts and vintage vampires ever be satisfied? We started with twenty stores; then it was thirty, forty — and now we’re closing in on fifty stores in the DC, Virginia and Maryland area! Two of our latest stores bear a similarity in that they are most widely known as purveyors of antique hardware and/or architectural salvage. They’re perfect if you’re trying to restore or furnish an older home, or give a more modern home some of the charm of yesteryear.
Pint-sized vintage? From miniature tables and chairs to furniture that stirs up school day memories, it’s easy to fall in love with pieces intended for the little ones. This post rounds up some of the cutest items as listed on ATTIC from stores in the Washington metro area.
You’re about to have the opportunity to decorate and furnish your new home — the opportunity to create a space you enjoy coming home to every day, and a place that your friends will remember for the wonderful dinner parties, cocktail parties, book clubs or movie nights. Wonderful.
Bentley’s Vintage Furniture, a great little shop located on one of DC’s fastest re-developing blocks (Upshur St NW), is now the fourth Petworth-based vintage and antique furniture store listed on ATTIC.