Deborah Gore Dean has no relation to Darrell, but the two do share a discerning eye.
In her new Cady’s Alley location since May, Gore Dean makes the most of her 12,000-square-foot space, which reflects what she does best: mixing styles, eras, and proportions that shouldn’t go together but do. An acrylic chair ($3,000) looks exactly right next to a Louis XVI–style painted fauteuil chair ($5,400). “That’s how people live now,” says Gore Dean. People can also live in Gore Dean’s own line of couches and chairs. Prices are $700 to $6,000.
Gore Dean, 3338 M St., Georgetown; 202-625-9199; goredean.com.