Central Ohio furniture shoppers seeking an alternative to chain stores now have more choices. A handful of independent furniture stores have opened in the Columbus area, helping to fill the void left by the closure of stores such as Lombards Fine Furniture and Functional Furnishings.
Brand sampling: Hancock & Moore, John Richard, Sherrill Furniture, Tree Crowns, W. Schillig
Vibe: To showcase its interior-design services as well as its furniture, Studio J is laid out in a series of stylishly designed room settings. The settings highlight the store’s wide range of furniture — from ornate period pieces to sculptural contemporary looks. Although much of the furniture will appeal to traditional tastes, the store offers an assortment of quirky accessories, such as pillows made from men’s old ties.