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Furniture Goes Political
Furniture mogul Mitchell Gold has a proposal for encouraging international harmony.

A Stylish Retreat From All That
The Gracious Room Fall 2004 Design House will be open to the public until Dec. 18.

What's Where
1. And George 3465 Ivy Rd.
2. Artifacts 109 First St. South

Shopping Charlottesville
Thomas Jefferson's town has long been known as one of the best places in America to go to college, and a terrific place to retire. A 2004 Frommer's survey ranked it as the No. 1 place to live among 400 U.S. cities.

A Custom Catalogue
Williams-Sonoma Home, a new 80-page catalogue, is aimed at the upscale home furnishings consumer.

Bought for the Mayor, Then Sold
A sell-a-thon of antique furnishings bought for the would-be mayoral mansion on Washington's Foxhall Road.

Wingback Chairs and Armoires on Aisle 4
Along a gritty industrial corridor about 20 miles northeast of Baltimore, a cavernous, dimly lit space once home to a rundown Kmart is crowded with down-filled sofas, mahogany dining tables, tole lamps, silver-leaf mirrors and glass-fronted bookcases.

Home Front
Cool in Clarendon
Take two globetrotting couples with home furnishings stores in Puerto Rico, add a factory in Turkey plus almost 8,000 square feet of retail space in Clarendon. Mix well.
 Georgetown Flea Hits Arlington
 Chill Out


Born to Swatch
A trio of design professionals is marketing its sisters' style in a new joint venture to include an off-the-shelf binder for do-it-yourself makeovers.
(Mark Finkenstaedt for The Washington Post)

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