A multigenerational heritage of creating custom jewelry has laid the foundation for David Johnson’s business. And so in joining forces with his brother Brian, an artisan jewelry maker, 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 David 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. Working closely with Columbus based architect Carter Bean and Shaffer Construction, we designed a new space that reflects elegant NYC loft with Art Deco influences. We wanted to honor the history of D.C. Johnson. So, we designed velvet doors for the foyer evoking the blue velvet jewelry boxes used by David’s grandfather’s jewelry business. In the center of the studio we created a unique seating area. Camel colored leather chairs and a shagreen coffee table, created the perfect place for David to meet with guests to view vintage watches or discuss a 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 all who walk in. However, the true pièce de résistance 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 blend 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