Monday, June 29, 2009

What about Beige?

Considering I live in the DC area, I'm not sure how it took me 2 years to check out And Beige, a very chic interiors store focusing on muted, natural tones with a surprise or two thrown in. Accent pieces are a stand-out here. I've seen a lot of hour glasses lately and I'm loving these.

The view out the front window; the store which opened in 2007 is located in the Adams Morgan section of DC. Love this artful arrangement of mirrors and the very curvy bureau below.








A nod to the Washington Monument - this inlaid obelisk would be a great souvenir for a design savvy DC tourist.
Not sure if this is wallpaper or a stencil, but love the subtle pattern on this wall.
Great "trayscape" - a good reminder to consider combining interesting objects in their own vignette. I really enjoyed my visit to And Beige. Whoever said beige was boring! - not.

25 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Lovely store!
Why do I adore hourglasses so much. They simply fascinate me, and always have.

Kylie said...

Oooh, I love those porthole mirrors. I am taking a trip to DC in a few weeks and now I want to add this to the To Do list :)

Kylie

Lauren said...

it's been on my list for a while now too!!! i have to get over there!!

the pics you showed are awesome

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Just gorgeous! You always feature the most fabulous shops.

Jen @ GreetQ.com said...

Beautiful! I live in Seattle but added them to my favorites anyway. I wonder if they deliver. The curved bureau is amazing and I love the green and blue collection of bottles.

Bochenko Artdeco said...

these photos are amazing!

Terri said...

Lovely things! I love when I see something I want, but not when it's in Washington!! I love the brown and white patterned chair with the bird print. I want that!!! Will have to visit when I am there in Sept.
Great post. More DC shops please, so I know where to go, hehe. David may not allow shopping on this trip, however, since I took 2 days (full days) out of our Paris trip for only shopping (I had a list of 40 stores). ; )

Pink Wallpaper said...

what a great store. i love those hour glasses...i used them in a project recently in a pretty blue color.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Yep....so do you think they would notice much if I just, kinda, moved in???

Renee Finberg said...

nice.
i could find a thing or two in this shop to purchase.
i did a post on calligraphy brushes last year. i like that fat one on the table.
and i do like that big crazy chunky mirror too.
xx

pavlova said...

I contemplated buying a similar hourglass yesterday, but foolishly passed it up! Thanks to you, I am now off to purchase it. I will visit this shop when I next visit my daughter in DC...

Michelle said...

I really like that tray scape idea...great idea for all the smalls around the house!

Those sand timers are great as well...love them in groups.

Best,
Michelle

Daly Essentials said...

Ohh what a cute shop! And as soon as you said hourglassses, I was like YESS I just saw a whole bunch somewhere --- at Anthropologie as part of their displays - definitely a pretty accessory!

Scott Fazzini said...

And Beige is truly one of my favorite shops in DC. I've shopped there religiously since it opened, and am always amazed at the fantastic product assortment, beautifully arranged showroom, and spectacular service. Thanks for highlighting this design mecca!

j u s t i m a g i n e said...

fab shop....sigh...wish we could go shopping together.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh beautiful! I need to make a trip back to DC. It's one of my favorite cities! I started college at GWU (later transfered close to home) but had the most amazing time in DC. I use to do Jump Start (tutoring) in Adams Morgan and it was one of my parts of DC.

Thanks for giving us a sneak peek.

lavenderandlilies said...

I love the hourglasses!

Velvet and Linen said...

So pretty. I will definitely visit next time we visit Steve's Family.

xo
Brooke

Style Redux 2 said...

As someone who doesn't have anything beige in my entire house and who loves color, I am very impressed with this place. They have a great eye for texture and design, which made me forget totally the lack of colors I usually gravitate towards. I especially love the tablescape with the calligraphy brush. I have started collecting them and think they are great. I would love to visit this shop.

Homer's Odd Isn't He. said...

Umm..eerrr..hmmmm...okay..its a nice store..I'm biased as you well know. I will have some SALE news next week about the Kellogg Collection. Cheers Homer.

ana said...

Hi there!! thanks for the comment :)
I love the mirrors too I want something like that in my house... and the curvy bureau is absolutely cute!!!

Lee said...

Oh my, that curved bureau is on the very top of my 'decor lust' list - I wish And Beige was situated right here in Australia. All the other goodies are quite beautiful too.

Alicia said...

Curvy bureau, Alicia. Alicia, curvy bureau. Hello darling, where have you been all my life?????
In DC....

vicki archer said...

This would be a very dangerous place for me to visit...xv

LindsB said...

I love that collection of round mirrors!

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