I am just now getting around to posting about Darryl Carter’s new retail boutique that opened up in DC’s Shaw neighborhood this fall. I was there on opening day and it did not disappoint. The shop is located at 1320 9th St NW ( which just so happens to be a short walk around the corner from my friend Steve’s DC row house that I posted about here)
Darryl had the entire exterior & interior of the building painted a shade of white from his new paint color line available through Benjamin Moore here
But what really steals the stage is this massive stone arch salvaged from an old Maryland estate. It had to be moved in pieces and reassembled with steel reinforcement to support it (please excuse the blurry pics)
Behind it are built ins made from salvaged doors & drawers from the butlers pantry at Dumbarton House, a Georgetown landmark. Displayed inside were various one of a kind handmade china, glassware, utensils and such.