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Friday, May 2, 2008

Gore Dean Home & Antiques Store

I was delighted when I found out that Gore*Dean, Washington DC’s most unique home store was coming to Baltimore. Sadly, it was replacing the local Smith & Hawken, which moved to a new location, but happily, the replacement is spectacular.

I had the opportunity to pop in to Gore*Dean this morning and to meet the owner, Deborah Gore Dean, a charming and elegant woman. Gore*Dean is located in the old dye building of the Historic Mount Washington Mill in Baltimore, owned by my friend Sam. The mill is also home to Whole Foods, a wine store, a mid-century modern furniture store and some others.
Upon walking into the store, it’s clear that Deborah has a great eye, because the store was filled with pieces that fit the setting perfectly. The space is rustic, but with elegant arches, and large windows, with plenty of natural light streaming in. The mill buildings were empty for years and years and have been re-developed in the past ten or fifteen years.

In addition to table top items, furniture, linens, accessories and fabrics, they also have a carefully edited collection of books, and kitchen items, including some incredible copper pieces that I should have snapped up. They also have a small selection of Mrs. John L. Strong stationery.

Here are some more images that I shot when I was there:

If you’re in Baltimore or the Georgetown section of Washington, DC, make a point to stop by Gore*Dean and see their incredible selection.

You can play Where’s Waldo and find me in one of the images!

17 comments:

Julie said…
They’re in a beautiful setting. Those mill buildings are handsome.

A-M said…
Gin and tonic it is! Thanks for coming to my party. I LOVE your blog.
I will add you to my list and check in often. I could learn so much from you! You love to eat out… me too… I used to be a Dietitian but I am at least 10kg too heavy to be one now….can’t not enjoy my food. Life is too short to count calories or be hungry!

Alkemie said…
OMG Meg, this is such a Beautiful store with wonderful items in it!! I love looking at photos of stores. Thanks so much for sharing.

Melissa Lewis-Off The Wall said…
Just stumbled upon your blog. Glad I found it. Sure wish I was close to this area, would love to visit this store!

mamacita said…
Swoon! “Gore-Dean” is an idea I could get behind in many ways…

Cote de Texas said…
-you are SO lucky!!!! I’ve read about that store for years! and what is that hanging behind the white sofa? I want that!!!
And I see you too! You kind of look like me? Do you? I swear, it looks like me in that mirror. too funny!! Black hair?

Style Court said…
Meg, you’re lucky to be so close! Great review.

la la Lovely said…
I actually have tried the bacon and chocolate. It was interesting..salty and a little chewy but it wasn’t bad.
BTW, the sweater you knitted is adorable (and so is the little girl). I love to knit but didn’t do much of it this year.
Thanks for the comment 🙂

My Notting Hill said…
The Baltimore store looks great! Great pics.

Janet said…
Yet another fabulous place to explore while in Baltimore!!!

Anonymous said…
You look like Paula Poundstone.

Pigtown-Design said…
Actually, I probably look more like Ina Garten. Dark hair, dark eyes…

The Peak of Chic said…
You are so lucky to have a Gore Dean!

Things That Inspire said…
I went to DC a few months ago, and I am so bummed that I did not know about Gore Dean when I was there! I even traipsed around Georgetown. Oh well, next trip.

Washington Cube said…
I’ll have to visit the Baltimore branch. Lovely photographs. I’m sure they appreciate the plug.

Topsy Turvy said…
Gorgeous store – love the merchandise and the rustic architecture!
-Lana

Corey said…
Very cool – will have to stop by.

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