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READERS’ CHOICE FURNITURE SHOWROOMS Our sanctuaries have never been more glam. DC design trends—minimalism that tells a story—are reflected by the places we shop, of course. Great style still matters every single day. Hudson & Crane e urban design studio continues to surprise us. Specializing in custom sourcing and interior design, the team—led by owner Jaye Langmaid , —ensures that your furniture feels both of-the-moment and timeless. 1781 Florida Ave. NW, 202.436.1223, hudsonandcrane.com Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Year after year, these gents and their team continue to impress. Expect to always discover well-crafted pieces that push the boundaries of exceptional design. 1526 14th St. NW, 202.332.3433; 2001 International Dr., McLean, Va., 703.962.9310, mgbwhome.com PURE GOLD The Brooks chair ($1,730) at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Room & Board Out tting an entire modern home here—from lighting to furniture—would be easy. ere’s no sameness to the design bounty in this store. Instead, each piece stands on its own but still works in concert with a contemporary aesthetic. 1840 14th St. NW, 202.729.8300, roomandboard.com CLEAN LIFE One of the latest residential projects for FORMA Design: a modern condo in Rosslyn. When asked about his firm’s design success over the past several years, Andreas Charalambous is characteristically humble. He shouldn’t be: FORMA Design (formaonline.com) recently won its 12th award from the American Institute of Architects to add to its 17 from the International Interior Design Association. And for the fourth year in the row, FORMA’s modernist designs were nominated by Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian’s Design Museum National Design Awards. So, what’s the secret sauce for keeping up with cutting-edge aesthetics while aligning them with the wishes of commercial and residential clients in DC and now New York, California and Florida? Charalambous says it comes down to ensuring that each space has the “comforts and connectivity that make our lives easy and efficient—beautiful spaces that function seamlessly.” He also notes that the firm’s motto reflects Leonard da Vinci’s ideal that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. In 2017, look for FORMA to continue to change the design landscape of the District and beyond by transforming even more boutique clinics and offices and, of course, where we live. As Charalambous notes, customization has a beautiful endgame: feeling at home. GOOD FORM 86 DC J A N / F E B 2 0 1 7 | M O D E R N L U X U R Y. C O M DESIGN EYES Quintece Hill-Mattauszek (left) and her sister, Tiffany Brittain, have forged a smart partnership and turned lots of heads with their exceptional designs— including work at last fall’s DC Design House.