After starting her career in Washington, designer Anna Kemper honed her aesthetic for 20 years in Columbia, South Carolina, where she fashioned residential interiors and ran a shop with a partner. Now back in DC, she launched her first eponymous brick-and-mortar location, Anna Kemper Atelier, on July 15. The 2,430-square-foot boutique in DC’s Union Market district showcases furnishings, lighting, rugs, art and accessories, reflecting the designer’s layered, globally inspired aesthetic. Rotating works by local and international artists will be on display.
“As a small, woman-owned business, I was drawn to Union Market. It aligns with my desire to be in an international city alongside fellow entrepreneurs,” Kemper says. “My space is a physical expression of my brand in a neighborhood with a longstanding passion for art and culture.” 1266 5th Street, NE; 202-548-2525. annakemperatelier.com