D.C.-Area Creatives to Call On

Anyone reading these blog posts has a basic interest in their home — and everything that goes into warming up your home, personalizing it, filling it in and making it unique.

Sometimes this task gets big … and overwhelming. Whether you’re hiring a professional or consulting one (in person or online), creative types come into play in every new home owner’s experience.

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My friend Shannon Smith, a design pro/blogger, and I realized this need that everyone has, and we decided to celebrate our local D.C. creatives with an office party over the holidays!

Teri Clar and Shannon SmithTeri Clar and Shannon Smith (Photo by Abby Jiu).

I really just want to share with you the talent that was in the room that night. The guests included interior designers, fashion and lifestyle bloggers, and small-business owners. Many of us are women entrepreneurs as well.

The venue, food, drinks, flowers, professional photography, gift bags and decorations were all contributed by local small-business owners. The whole event was a huge collaboration. We are trying to get the word out to as many local people as possible about our growing creative and entrepreneurial industry, and all of these startup businesses right here in the D.C. area.

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D.C. hasn’t ever really been known for its art scene or creativity, so this is an exciting and transitional time for our city! This area boasts many creative, talented and specialized professionals that are on call for your home projects and other needs.

You can take a virtual tour of the party below. And in true entrepreneurial spirit, naturally, we called it the #likeabossparty. Enjoy!

teri2The event was held at the beautiful Timothy Paul Bedding + Home location on 14th in D.C., and those amazing balloons were donated by Steph Shives Studio!


teri3Great Frogs Winery in Annapolis contributed all of the wine.


teri4Heller’s Bakery gave us some of the yummiest cookies!


teri5And Artisan Confections made us these decadent bonbons.


teri6The floral arrangements were provided by Studio DBI in Alexandria.


teri7Mariella and Jennifer.


teri8Kelly Holland and Rebecca Dodelin of kph studio.


teri9#likeaboss gift totes were given to all of our guests and made by Dream State Shop. They were filled with planners by Minted, and pens and notebooks by Poppin’.


teri10These props by The Manic Moose were a hit for our photo booth!


teri11Photography for the night thanks to Abby Jiu.


teri12Anna and Kerra.


teri13Shannon, Liza, Teri and Carina.


teri14We had a giveaway with this pillow contributed by Belquist.


teri15This necklace was from Wrist Soiree, and JWS Shop provided a faux fur tablet case.



Now just find a pro in your apartment’s neighborhood and help spread the word about the creative side of D.C.! Thanks for looking!

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Teri Clar

Teri Clar

Teri is a interior designer, entrepreneur, and a writer in Washington DC area.

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