Timothy Paul, the home decor showroom and store at 1529 14th St. NW, is slated to close at the end of next month, according to an email the store’s owners sent to customers earlier this morning.
“It is with a heavy heart and considerable contemplation that I write this announcement to say Mia and I have made the decision to close our 14th Street showroom after thirteen years,” wrote store owner and namesake Timothy Paul in the email, which was forwarded to us by a reader.
“The rigors and energy required to run and operate a store of this size seven days a week have caused us to reflect on our personal lives, our children, family and friends,” Paul continues. “We both felt it was time for a change.”
The Timothy Paul showroom in Fairfax will remain open. The 14th Street showroom will conclude its time along the corridor with a sale, Paul added.
Read Paul’s full email customers below:
It is with a heavy heart and considerable contemplation that I write this announcement to say Mia and I have made the decision to close our 14th Street showroom after thirteen years.
It’s been a rewarding and wonderful journey for Mia and me.
A poet once said, “Owning fewer keys opens more doors.”
The rigors and energy required to run and operate a store of this size seven days a week have caused us to reflect on our personal lives, our children, family and friends.
We both felt it was time for a change.
The original Carpet & Textile store opened in 2002 and with all of your support and enthusiasm grew to the dynamic and versatile showroom it is today.
We will no doubt miss the ever-changing beauty and unique aura that came with such a creative space. Greeting each and every one of you who entered the showroom and appreciated such a magical environment was a constant personal reward and validation of all our hard work. It will be missed.
All of our employees past and present who have contributed to our success will not be forgotten.
Mia and I will still be bringing unique and inspiring products to Washington DC through several avenues. We continue to operate the Fairfax showroom and the increasingly popular rug warehouse will host several rug sales in the coming year. We can always be available by appointment for private in home consultations.
In the following week we will announce sale dates to lesson our inventory in route to our next chapter. We’ll wrap up things on 14th street at the end of August.
Please come by and have a glass of champagne and celebrate.
A songwriter once said, “Moving on is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.”
Thanks to all of you for making this chapter in our careers a success.
Timothy & Mia
Photo via Facebook / Timothy Paul