About Us

In Seven Words is a design-focused shop created to enrich community through storytelling. We bring together the collections of an ever-changing roster of innovative brands and share their stories, their passions and design expertise. Through a calendar of unique events, an open photography studio and learning workshops, we create space for our community to come together.


A place by EDENS, powered by Guesst, we believe in celebrating artistic human talent, that community is created through engaging moments that have meaning, offline, and in real life. In creating an inclusive, sustainable retail model for all brands to access brick and mortar, our places are reflective of the diverse culture that lives within them.


“Authors curate; stories told. A community captured.”
-   In Seven Words 


In Seven Words is located in the heart of the Union Market District in Washington, DC. If you are a brand or individual interested in joining our community sign up for our newsletter at insevenwords.com, follow @in.seven.words, or say hello@insevenwords.com


First Edition Author: Michele Varian

“Creating a place to foster innovative design."

Michele Varian is the owner and founder of Michele Varian Shop in NYC and designs collections  of lighting, wallpaper, furniture, and pillows. Michele began in the industry as a fashion designer and segued to home goods via textiles. Her collections have been sold by the likes of Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Fred Segal, Target, and Seibu Japan as well as having been licensed to Anthropologie and CB2. As an independent business owner, Michele takes pride in featuring not only her own designs, but those of up to 100 other emerging jewelry and home goods designers at any give time in her NYC shop.