Oliver Dunn, Moss & Co., Catharine Roberts

Oliver Dunn, Moss & Co., Catharine Roberts

Leah Moss
Jan 26, 2009
  • Location: Washington, DC

(Welcome to Leah — our newest team member at Apartment Therapy DC!)

Not your typical stuffy antique shop. With 3 creative co-owners and 6+ decor-laden rooms, this upper Georgetown oasis is a happy mix of the refined — Gustavian chairs, French linens, crystal sconces — and the quirky — is that a taxidermy hawk next to the sea urchin wreath?

The store opened 12 years ago, and has since become a coveted spot for design-minded Washingtonians looking for visual inspiration, exceptional lightning fixtures, and unique home accents — they flaunted the alabaster antlers long before they became a décor craze.

In general the furniture prices ($300-$3,000+) may be a little hard to swallow during times like these, but the remarkable accent pieces (i.e., antique wine barrel-turned-sunburst-mirror) and artwork (especially that of graphic designer/co-owner Moki Heston) are well worth their mostly sub-$100 price tags.

One shopper noted that it's worth a visit "just to educate your taste," and we totally agree. Co-owner and Interior designer Jackie Dunn has an amazing ability to incorporate what she calls "junk" into a soothingly sophisticated, casually elegant setting. PS- Don't miss the backyard garden strewn with salvaged treasures.

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