homebody is an independent design store located in the heart of Capitol Hill. Founded in 2005 by DC natives Erin Mara and Henriette Fourcade, homebody is an innovative, sophisticated and welcoming haven for contemporary design. We source products globally and locally, from both well-known design icons and up-and-coming new designers and present them in a friendly and unpretentious atmosphere.
products and services
Beauty, value, functionality and personality define our product lines. Every item we offer, from Erbaviva and Dani organic bath products, to Gus Modern and Bontempi Casa furniture, to whimsical and clever gifts and gadgets by Fred and Kikkerland, embodies our mission to provide a cleverly curated collection of mindful design. We offer in-store design consulting as well as more personalized design services.
experience and recognition
Native Washingtonians Erin Mara and Henriette Fourcade own and run the 2500 sq ft loft-like boutique, bringing with them over 40 years of retail, design and fine arts experience.Under their knowledgable guidance homebody has received numerous mentions and distinctions from local and national media including Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, Washington Blade, Washington City Paper, Metro Weekly, Everyday with Rachel Ray, Store Adore, Apartment Therapy, Daily Candy, Eat Shop DC, and more. Please see In The News for more.
homebody regularly supports local schools and nonprofits through charitable giving and volunteer service and has sponsored in-store fund and awareness raising events for Global Fairness Initiative and Reel Affirmations GLBT Film Festival among others.
We show work from local artists and designers in our gallery-like setting and participate in the neighborhood-wide Second Saturday event. See our events page for details and event listings.
Henriette grew up in the neighborhood and Erin sits on the Barracks Row Main Street Board of Directors. The two work tirelessly with their neighbors to make the Hill a great place to live and visit.