DC-based designer opens shop on Capitol Hill


Interior designer Melissa Sanabria has opened a shop on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Located at 409 East Capitol Street SE, Sanabria & Co. offers everything from beeswax candles, throw pillows, local honey and home fragrances to one-of-a-kind vintage rugs.

Sanabria, principal and founder of interior design studio Sanabria & Co., is known for blending the old with the new and designing spaces that are truly family-friendly while honoring a home’s architecture. She selected many of the stores’ brands as “Partners with Purpose,” each being a small business that represents an important cause including eco-friendly and cruelty free items, naturally-sourced products, women-owned companies and those with strong charitable components. Such brands include Apotheke, Cultiver, Heddle & Lamm, Jaipur Living, Freres Branchiaux, Fair + Simple, Passerine, Poppy & Pout, Sunday Candle Co., Second Story Honey and Jungle & Loom.

“Sanabria & Co. The Shop is a much-needed addition to the Capitol Hill neighborhood,” said Sanabria. “We’ve all been doing so much online shopping, I wanted to create a place where people can experience the merchandise, connect, and get inspired.”

Sanabria’s vision for her new store was to create a place to connect with the community in new and different ways. She plans to host workshops, trunk shows, and feature local makers and artists.

Thomas Lester is Retail Editor for Furniture Today and Digital/Managing Editor for Home Accents Today. A graduate of Emory & Henry College’s Mass Communications program, Lester spent a dozen years working for newspapers in Virginia and North Carolina covering an array of subjects, ranging from community news, government, education, ACC sports, professional baseball and more before joining Furniture Today in 2013. Reach out to me with your story ideas, tips and more at [email protected].


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