Home furniture store opens in former Crate & Barrel in Tysons

The furniture store Patrick’s Elegant Living has opened in the former Crate & Barrel in Tysons (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

A new home design and furnishings store has taken up residence in the standalone building that once housed Crate & Barrel’s Tysons location.

Patrick’s Elegant Living opened at 1800 International Drive in late February — a couple of days ahead of a planned soft opening on Friday, March 1, the Washington Business Journal reported.

Set for a grand opening on March 14, Patrick’s new flagship spans 45,000 square feet, dwarfing all of its previous locations, including one still operating at The Wharf in D.C., according to co-owner Troy Englert. The build-out took about a year and “turned out even better than” expected, he says.

“It turned out to be just fantastic,” Englert told FFXnow. “[We were] having a great time putting it together with the vendors, and the store’s just beautiful.”

Crate & Barrel constructed the two-story, free-standing building in 2000 and remained there until March 2022, when it relocated nearby to the recently renovated Tysons Galleria. The furniture and decor retailer is now paired at the mall with its sister brand CB2.

Coincidentally, Patrick’s made the same journey in reverse, moving to the vacated retail building after its 800-square-foot shop on the third floor of Tysons Galleria closed in December.

“We had a great time at Galleria, but we were on the third floor, and not everybody knew we were there,” Englert said.

As the Tysons Galleria lease neared its end date, Englert and co-owner Patrick Dempsey got into contact with Macerich, the real estate developer that owns Tysons Corner Center. Though they considered relocating there, the pair decided a mall wouldn’t be the right fit, so Macerich suggested the former Crate & Barrel building, which it also owns.

Englert says the new space is the first one big enough for Patrick’s to show off all its wares, from indoor and outdoor furniture to kitchen accessories, toiletries, candles and even some jewelry.

The company started in 2007 as Patrick’s Fine Linens, opening a roughly 9,500-square-foot store in Old Town Alexandria. When that location suffered from water damage in 2018, the team began looking for a larger space “to show our design capabilities,” but the right space didn’t materialize, according to Englert.

Instead, Patrick’s opened the stores at The Wharf and Tysons Galleria, along with a now-closed, 2,000-square-foot location in Chevy Chase.

“[The Old Town store] was a good size, but it didn’t showcase everything we did,” Englert said. “Now, with this, we have vanities for bathrooms, we have a full kitchen installation upstairs, because we do the interior design of an entire house. In fact, we work with people to even build their house.”

According to the WBJ, the store also has space set aside for Bored Rebel, a graphic T-shirt start-up whose products will be featured in swag bags for this year’s Oscar-nominated actors and directors.

Patrick’s Elegant Living will soon roll out a red carpet of its own for home decor designer Michael Aram, who will appear for a meet-and-greet on March 18 after the official grand opening.

More than anything else, though, Patrick’s values customer service, Englert says, noting that the team works with patrons throughout the home remodeling or furnishing process.

“We started out really small…and now, we have everything, and it’s only because of our customers,” he said. “One hundred percent, our customers have believed in us from day one, and we just want to thank our customers for giving us this great opportunity.”

Patrick’s is currently open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day, except for Sundays, when it operates from noon to 6 p.m.

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