Homebody Press

Washington CityPaper, 2012: Best Home Goods Store - First Place.

Washington Post, February 18, 2011 Going Out Guide:

The Post's list of "best bets" on Capitol Hill:

"A haven for those seeking eclectic gifts or modern furniture with a mid-century edge, Homebody combines housewares, candles, bath products, jewelry, home furnishings and enough coffee and tea supplies to keep you caffeinated for years. But the end result isn't the usual boutique hodgepodge: Owners Henriette Fourcade and Erin Mara have carefully edited their merchandise, focusing on the tactile, trendy and slightly offbeat. [Read the rest...]"

Awards and recognition:

Best Home Goods Store - Runner-up (Washington City Paper Readers Poll 2011)

First Place winner, best housewares store in DC (WUSA Channel 9 A-List City Poll, 2006)

Top Five holiday shopping venues in DC (Washington Post, November 2007)

Other Coverage:

August 2010 Washingtonian, "Great Home Design" section:

"Where Did You Get That?" (p. 128):

"These are our favorite spots ...[for] one-of-a-kind pieces, whether antique or modern....

"Homebody.... This contemporary shop in Capitol Hill is a gallery of sorts for local craftspeople and designers to sell furniture, lighting, art, and tabletop accessories. The owners hold an event each month to exhibit the work of a local artist."

"Going Green" (p. 143):

"16 Good Stores for Green Furniture

"Homebody.... This Capitol Hill shop carries a half dozen sustainable lines in sophisticated, modern styles. It also is the area's exclusive seller of Roscoe Jackson, which mixes recycled plastics with responsibly harvested wood that can go uber-contemporary or rustically transitional. Check out the whimsical Asterisk stools starting at $325."

Washington Post:

"The gifting season is approaching fast and furious, and if you're like us, the hardest part is figuring out where to start shopping. The District has no shortage of stores, so narrowing our list to just five was a tough task. These picks offer a diverse selection for a variety of wallets....

"Homebody. Stop by the Barracks Row home store to snag funky yet functional treasures. Choose from such items as an acrylic candelabra and a coffee table whose top is carved in the shape of the District. Lovegrove & Repucci's graffiti lends a new attitude to this classic porcelain dishware [shown in accompanying photo]...." ("Trend Spotter: Where Savvy Santas Shop in D.C.," November 18, 2007)


"During this oft-stressful shopping season, you'll inevitably need to find a present for someone you wouldn't normally gift.... The following options, which hover around $30, were seemingly tailor-made for those whose relationship to you hovers around 'acquaintance.'

"Design snobs (or aficionados, as they like to be called) will appreciate the simple homage of [homebody's] Designer Emulation Kit, miniature replicas of famous lamp styles that you can snap together from a single circuit board." ("SHOPPER: Avoid the Gift Gap," December 6, 2007)


"As long as sofas have hung out in dens, there's been a need for tables to go with them.... 'Think about what you want to do with it,' says Erin Mara of Capitol Hill's Homebody. 'Want to show off a rug? Get a table with a glass top. For storage, buy one with a shelf.'" [Accompanying photo features homebody's District Table with the text, "District line: Justin Couch's D.C.-shaped table lends a pad some local appeal...."] ("SHOPPING: Surf or City? Coffee Tables with Attitude," July 5, 2007)

Haitian Metalwork featured. (“Fly Buys,” Washington Post Express, 3/10/06)

Interior photo of store with caption “Barracks Row offers hip home décor stores including Homebody.” (“Condo Living,” Washington Post Express, 4/28-30/06 )

EveryDay with Rachael Ray:

"Donna insists that we start the day on Barracks Row.... First stop: Homebody, a home decor store where owners Erin Mara and Henriette Fourcade greet Donna by name...." ("Queen of the Hill: Political powerhouse Donna Brazile gives us an insider's tour of Washington, D.C.," March 2007)

Washingtonian featured:

homebody's Wobble carved wooden chess set by Umbra, "not only fun but decorative." ("Wrap It Up," December 2009.)

homebody's "handcrafted Tre Chair ... made from sustainable wood and nontoxic stain and glue." ("Going Green: Ecofriendly buildings, home furnishings, purses, and other products," December 2007.) Stop in and see our many other eco-friendly products!

ArchitectureDC, published by the American Institute of Architects, Winter 2006/2007, "Details DC" column features Justin Couch's District Coffee Table, available exclusively at homebody.


"Located on the south end of Capitol Hill’s Barracks Row, Homebody serves up contemporary furnishings to feed your home’s soul. After perusing the inviting selection of scented candles and ultra-sleek porcelain vases at the front of this clean-cut storeroom, you’ll be intrigued enough to devote some quality browsing time. Homebody is filled with a broad selection of sleek, fashionable furniture by Bontempi Casa and Gus Modern that is set off by an array of soothing modern decoration and charming house-and-home extras you might never have thought to purchase. Items like recycled rubber doormats in a wrought-iron-style offer a dose of eco-conscious sophistication at your doorstep, and the shop’s collection of unique wall clocks will give your home undeniable flair time and time again. A display of quirky yet useful kitchen items by Fred’s Home—like an ice-cube tray with diamond-shaped cubes or a combination scrub brush/bubble wand for enjoyable dish washing—make excellent (and inexpensive) housewarming gifts or add-ons. Angela Adams’ colorful area rugs will brighten any room every day, while mostly instrumental soundtracks in genres like Electro Jazz and Brazilian Funk will cue the mood when you are entertaining. Embody the spirit of Homebody. Your home will thank you." (Spring 2008)

DC Magazine:

"The perfectly chosen selection of products hits many price points; the common denominators are contemporary styling and good design..." (Jan/Feb 2006 "Hot List 2006 - the 60 newest, now-est, and most fabulous things for the new year")

Daily Candy:

“Homebody, a contemporary home furnishings store that will impress even the most discriminating red-line palate.

"Products range from high-end items — sleek furniture from Gus Modern and graphic-print rugs from Angela Adams — to funky and functional housewares like antler candlesticks, colored glassware, recycled-paper vases, and quirky refrigerator magnets. And don’t miss the small gallery of contemporary Mexican art.

"It may just be enough to make you consider switching quadrants permanently.” ("Home Game," 1/19/2006)

Hill Rag:

"..well designed products that are still affordable."

"..filled with hip modern furniture, imaginative works of art, and scores of functional, yet stylish candlesticks, bowls, saltshakers, placemats, and the like." (January 2006)

Washington Blade:

"..a hip home design shop that you might expect to find in Georgetown's Cady's Alley or the trendy 14th St corridor."

"..an eclectic mix of not widely available items for the home." (December 2, 2005)

eat.shop washington dc, one of a series of city guides published by Cabazon Books:

"you know that you're a homebody if you love this store for the following reasons: the dani bath products that you can fill your relaxing bath with, the funky candles to be lit during your soak, the curving coffee table that doubles as a magazine holder..., the glasses for your wind-down glass of wine, and the curved rocker to lull yourself to sleep in. there's no shame in admitting you're a homebody, only a really good store to support your inclinations." (2006)

DC Style:

“Sleek modern designs fill Capitol Hill’s new décor den Homebody. Owners Erin Mara and Henriette Fourcade say they aim for ‘an eclectic mix’. Metal antler candleholders and groovy woven plastic rugs fit the bill perfectly.” (Sept/Oct 2006, "City Life")