ID 66355159 © Sean Pavone |
Washington Dc Web Hero Image 62e0401ce1908

5 Inspiring New Projects to See in the Nation's Capital

Aug. 2, 2022
From a boutique barber shop to a dog spa, the D.C. area is home to these inspiring new projects.

For those traveling to our nation’s capital this summer, there are several hot new projects in the D.C. area that opened recently, from a boutique barber shop to a dog spa for your furry friends—and everything in between. Here are five new spaces worth seeing:

1 District Dogs Shaw | 2323 Sherman Ave NW STE 4, Washington, DC 20001

Full-service pet care company, District Dogs, commissioned GTM Architects to create their newest location in the up-and-coming Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C. on the ground floor of a new apartment building. The Shaw site welcomes clients of both the two and four-legged variety into a bright and fun check-in area designed with durable materials in their signature bright yellow with warm wood tones. The Dog Spa’s custom triangular wall tiles accented in branded yellow and black in the bathing area serve the dual purpose of being aesthetically exciting while still easily cleaned.

2 Selina Union Market | 411 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002

Lifestyle and experiential hospitality brand, Selina, recently opened Selina Union Market in Washington, D.C.’s blossoming Union Market neighborhood. Conceived by Selina’s in-house team in partnership with Revive Interiors, the hotel features modern industrial décor using the space’s history as a former seed factory and antiques shop to inspire interior design elements. Selina Union Market houses 106 rooms of mixed accommodations, as well as multiple open floor coworking spaces and private meeting rooms, an all-day restaurant, four rentable artist studios, a cinema room, a common kitchen, an onsite wellness studio, a downstairs cellar for dancing and an expansive rooftop with stunning city views and amazing cocktails.

3 Manifest | 1807 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC 20009

Manifest, a culture-driven lifestyle concept in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of the nation’s capital, was conceived by K.J. Hughes, along with partners Brian Merritt and Susan Morgan, and designed by visionary design firm, Snarkitecture. The thoughtfully curated, first-of-its-kind space repurposes an array of essentials into a modern self-care moment. Within Manifest, guests will enjoy expert grooming services at the next-gen barbershop, an intimate artisanal coffee shop, cutting-edge retail with international brands and products, a 30-seat speakeasy destination featuring highly curated cocktails, and a well-appointed bookable residence opening later in the Spring for those seeking an immersive experience with unparalleled Capitol views through the retractable glass roof door.

4 Fox Rothschild | 2020 K St NW Ste 500, Washington, DC 20006

Law firm Fox Rothschild desired a unique plan scheme and design presence for their new office, which also required a better and more appropriate location. The new office, designed by FCA, encourages flexibility, remote working and collaboration in a universal office size for use by attorneys and staff. To enhance the design goals, the existing concrete columns were left exposed. A variety of wood tones were used to provide warmth in the space and to offset the industrial vibe, creating a balance between styles. To enhance collaboration and transparency, clear glass office fronts and doors were used throughout all private offices and meeting spaces.

5 The Salt Line (Ballston) | 4040 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203

For the second iteration of The Salt Line, GrizForm Design Architects transported its New England and Chesapeake Bay-inspired design and cuisine across the Potomac River to Virginia’s bustling Ballston neighborhood, nestled in Virginia Square. A striking oyster bar greets guests at the entrance, featuring a front fascia inspired by a 1970’s Cris-Craft that uses rich mahogany boards filled with white resin at the seams, bringing the sport boat influence full circle. Natural tones maintain a light and airy feel as detailed millwork and sumptuous curves outfit the restaurant’s interior. Grand archways and inviting, fabric-clad furniture complete the Ballston location’s 87-seat dining room, fit with both tables and booths.

Sponsored Recommendations

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of I+S Design, create an account today!