Washington, CT – An Inspiring Design Destination


In a world where we are spending more time at home than ever, loving our indoor spaces is that much more important. Now is the perfect time to feather your nest, and we’re happy to provide some inspiration!

The renowned home décor shops of Washington and New Preston present a veritable design mecca. Add to that our many brilliant interior designers and architects who can guide you in creating the home of your dreams. Whether you are looking for a spring refresh, ground up construction, or somewhere in between, we hope this guide will provide the muse to get started.

Home Decor & Furniture Shops

Start with a visit (in person or virtual) to these wonderful shops to explore their curated, one-of-a-kind collections covering every style and genre.



George Home

George Home features a curated global mix of mid-century modern, antique, and contemporary furniture, along with other home decor accessories. Additionally, The Studio at George Home offers full interior design services including design, decoration, space planning, bespoke furnishings, fine art curation and accessory selection. Visit the curated collection of interior decor at @georgehomect.

Privet House

Privet House

Privet House bills itself as “an emporium and online shop of home goods, antiques, and curiosities” brought together by owners Richard and Suzanne, designers and global shoppers. There you can find beautiful selections of tableware, linens, decor, and accessories. View their exquisitely curated goods for the home at @privethouse.


Washington Curated

Washington Curated is a new shop carrying local, handmade, upcycled, vintage homeware and gift items. Wander through the store to find endless treasures for your home, including refinished furniture brought back to life with a modern style, as well as vintage decor that will add character and charm to the home. Get a look at all the latest offerings at @washingtoncurated.


“The easiest way to add personality to any room is to mix vintage and old with new and modern.” – Washington Curated

Dawn Hill Antiques

Dawn Hill Antiques specializes in Swedish painted furniture and carries unique hand-selected pieces including tables and chairs, wardrobes, chests, unique decor items, and more. Get inspired by visiting them in store or at @dawnhillantiques.



Pergola’s combination of uncommon botanical material, weathered Japanese antiques and furnishings, studio crafted ceramics, and home accessories allows you to add natural elements to your space and create a more serene environment in your home. View the latest finds from Pergola at @pergolahome.


“Always bring some natural botanical elements inside but keep it sculptural – a perfectly potted plant or even gathered branches will add life and interest to any interior space.” – Pergola

Plain Goods

Plain Goods, featured in Architectural Digest as one of the “40 of the Best Home Decor Stores in America”, celebrates impeccable craftsmanship, purity of form, and nature’s ever-changing palette. Plain Goods’ collection of goods, housewares, and select antique and vintage items are sourced from around the world. They also offer home design services, creating environments that are personal and refined, with a quiet beauty that is integrated into everyday life. Get inspired with Plain Goods at @plaingoodsshop.

Benjamin Moore Paint, available at Washington Supply Co.

Washington Supply Company

Washington Supply Company and Outdoor Living Center is one of Washington’s gems, a business that has been serving our community for over a century. You can find all the household goods, outdoor furniture, Benjamin Moore Paint, Marvin windows and doors, and more for your latest DIY projects as you freshen up the look of your home this spring. For the latest finds at Washington Supply Co, visit @washingtonsupplyco.


“Choose a color that inspires you to start the day! We love the sun-dappled warmth of Aegean Teal, Benjamin Moore’s Color Of The Year for 2021.” – Washington Supply Co.

J. Seitz & Co

J. Seitz & Co’s motto is “Spirited Style for You and Your Home” – and it’s so true! This family owned emporium continues to attract those who appreciate good design. The shop’s showroom space is filled with carefully sourced, sustainable products including upholstery, home decor, accessories, and more. Visit the latest from J.Seitz & Co at @jseitzco.

Appletree Design Depot

Appletree Design Depot

Appletree Design Depot is a family-owned interior design store with a wide selection of flooring products, including carpet, area rugs, tile, wallpaper, fabric, and more. They also provide personalized service for their customers. To find out more, visit: www.appletreedesigndepot.com.


Litchfield Hills Kitchen & Bath

Litchfield Hills Kitchen & Bath is a regional source for designing and remodeling kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, outdoor kitchens, and other unique spaces. Their team specializes in creating quality environments to reflect the customer’s taste and lifestyle, providing innovative designs and positive experiences to reach the customer’s goals. Learn more about Litchfield Hills Kitchen & Bath at @lhkitchenbath.

Designers & Architects:

We are lucky to have a wealth of talented designers right in town who can help bring your vision to life. Whether you are looking to redo one room or your entire home, let the experts guide you in transforming your space and giving you the home you will cherish.

Photo credit: David McCaughan

CFK Interiors

Known for its pristine, timeless and tailored design, CFK Interiors is headed by interior decorator Claudia Kalur. The firm’s philosophy is to honour the brief, respect the architecture, create balance, infuse the classical with modernity, and, above all else, to make a house a home. Kalur has a knack for color, a passion for texture and textiles and an appreciation for simplicity. Get inspired by CFK Interiors at @cfkinteriors.


“Powder Rooms are probably the most used bathroom in any home so it’s a great opportunity to do something more daring. Paint the vanity a fun bright, or a moody dark colour; make the sink a conversational statement piece; use a vintage bold mirror or lighting, or choose a wallpaper! The result can be calming, chic or moody and unexpected – but it will surely make you and guests smile!” – CFK Interiors

Davis Raines Design

Founded in 2001, Karen of Davis Raines Design has helped her clients realize their dreams through interior design, renovations, and new builds. Karen’s expertise in design-build project management has earned her an unparalleled reputation and made her a sought-after designer. View her latest work at @davisrainesdesign.


Brandon + Boller Interior Design

Founders of Brandon + Boller Interior Design, Sara and Paige, specialize in modern renovations with an appreciation of history and architecture. Currently their styles reflect a move to contemporary country homes, which bridge the worlds of nature and modern lines. A relaxed, but refined style is evident in their work, from country homes to organic modern connections between nature and architecture. See Brandon + Boller’s recent work at @brandonandboller.


“Splurge on vintage pieces of furniture and art, it’s environmentally friendly and they only get better with age.” – Brandon + Boller Interior Design
Reese Owens Architects

Reese Owens Architects

Reese Owens Architects believes good design engages architectural history and that each building has its place in time. Their portfolio of work has evolved to be diverse and eclectic; widely varied in scale, function and style. Reese Owens Architects clients and peers appreciate that their buildings are the product of a creative, inventive process; that they are not recycled, autographed or drawn directly from historical examples. To view the work of Reese Owens Architects, visit: www.reeseowens.com.


Susanna Salk

Get inspired with Susanna Salk, the author of many books which celebrate finding tangible inspiration in design. Salk also hosts the acclaimed video series, “At Home With” via her Quintessence YouTube channel where Salk visits the homes and gardens of top designers and style makers around the globe with Stacey Bewkes, founder of the popular Quintessence blog. To view the latest from Susanna, visit @quintessence.

Bouyea & Associates

Bouyea & Associates

Bouyea & Associates is a team of experienced designers and technicians. With 25 years of experience in the lighting industry, Bouyea & Associates researches, designs, coordinates, and supervises through all stages of lighting design from the concept to final installation. Bouyea & Associates’ vision is about excellence, beauty and perfection. To view their work, visit: bouyea.com.

F+H Architectural Design

F+H Architecture

Driven by a passion for traditional vernacular and its timeless appeal, F&H Architectural Design interplays the traditional style of colonial houses, New England barns, and out-buildings to create elegant and well thought out living spaces. Their houses are designed to tell a story, the story of evolution of use and expansion of space as it was needed. To view their work, visit @fharchitecture.


“With spring close at hand we turn our thoughts to screen porches….almost essential in New England to provide outdoor engagement free of the flying pests. A screen porch also provides the perfect connection space to the pool!” – F+H Architecture
Peter Talbot Architects

Peter Talbot Architects

Peter Talbot AIA Architects specializes in residential, commercial and institutional projects, focusing on combining the client’s needs, aesthetics, context and environment, with exciting designs that visualize properties holistically and pragmatically, the firm works with municipalities, including historic districts, to facilitate the process. Learn more about Peter Talbot Architects at www.petertalbotarchitects.com.

KMR Arts. Photo credit: Constance Schiano

KMR Arts

Kathy McCarver Root is a photography dealer and gallery owner, working with individual and corporate clients to purchase and install photography. KMR Installations’ tailored approach meets the client’s needs whether the project is a creating a salon style picture wall of personal photographs, artfully hanging a collection of favorite items, or placing an unwieldy piece of artwork in just the right spot. Learn more about KMR Installation at @kmrarts.


“Professional picture hanging/art installation is important and it has to do with balance, height, proportion. It is subtle, but essential.” – KMR Arts
Tittmann Design + Consulting

Tittmann Design + Consulting

The work of Tittmann Design + Consulting fits comfortably into the New England landscape. The homes reflect a respect for New England Colonial principles, but are distinguished from the traditional white clapboard colonial with simplicity of design, clean, uncluttered lines, and a certain subdued elegance. The modern elements are balanced with details which soften the spaces, like antique beams, textures and warm color tones. To view Tittmann Design + Consulting’s designs, visit: www.tittmann.com.

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