D.C. Johnson, Ltd.


A rich, multigenerational heritage of creating custom jewelry has laid the foundation for David Johnson’s business. With the help of his artisan jewelry maker brother, Brian, David founded D.C. Johnson, Ltd. with a singular goal in mind: to transform the jewelry buying experience. He wanted to create a showroom that felt elegant, inviting, glamorous, and most importantly, welcoming. 

When he approached us to help him remodel a former Pilates studio into a luxury boutique, we knew that we were being presented with a unique opportunity to be part of a legacy. Working closely with Columbus based architect Carter Bean and Shaffer Construction, we designed a new space that reflects the feeling of an elegant NYC loft, with Art Deco influences. From the very entry of the studio, we wanted to honor the history of D.C. Johnson. So, we designed velvet doors for the foyer that evoke the blue velvet jewelry boxes used by David’s grandfather in his own jewelry business. In the center of the studio we created a unique seating area with camel colored leather chairs and a shagreen coffee table, the perfect place for David to meet with customers and view vintage watches or to discuss their dream pair of earrings. Next to this grouping we placed a bar featuring open shelves constructed of metal and glass. Inspired by David’s love of Hermès orange, we had the bar upholstered with a vibrant, tangerine velvet. This bar serves as the perfect place to entertain guests and clients. The true pièce de résistance, however, is the studio’s bridal room. Featuring custom parquet floors, romantic chandeliers, and a warm cream and white color palette, the bridal space is a completely unique shopping space. From the foyer to the bridal room, D.C. Johnson’s boutique is the perfect juxtaposition of masculine and feminine, past and future, and sophistication and hospitality.

– Jewelry boutique
– Full design and remodel
– Custom designed lighting, display cases, and bridal boutique


Architect – Carter Bean
Construction – Shaffer Construction
Upholstery – Fortner Fine Living
Light Fixtures – Visual Comfort
Custom Displays – CSM Concepts
Metal Worker – Mark Metal Works
Photographer – Reagen Taylor


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