The Doug Jones and Company showroom is packed with upscale holiday gifts that stand out from the ordinary in the heart of Fairlawn

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Doug Jones (left) and associate Joey Labay arrange accessories at the distinctive Doug Jones and Company. The shop, on Shiawassee Avenue, offers a large selection of exclusive of holiday gift ideas. (Photography: Felicia Vargo)

By Mimi Vanderhaven

Hidden in the heart of Fairlawn, just a few hundred feet off West Market Street, is an upscale furniture and design center packed with fabulous gifts and accessories for the holiday season. It’s so hidden, Google can’t even find it. If you search “furniture stores Fairlawn,” it’s not there.

That’s because Google thinks Doug Jones and Company is a hair salon. And it is, but Doug’s adjacent business is a stunning treasure trove of furniture, accessories and gifts. It’s the type of home furnishings boutique you’d expect to wander into on New York’s 5th Avenue, not on Fairlawn’s Shiawassee Avenue.

“We don’t carry the ordinary,” says founder Doug Jones. “You won’t find what we offer at Home Goods. We seek out lines that are original and distinctive.”

Holiday Gifts
In addition to gorgeous, trend-forward lines of home furnishings, art and accessories, Doug—along with associates Joey Labay and Amber Harvey—have filled the showroom with creative, upscale holiday gifts.

Nest candles come in a wide variety of sophisticated scents.

“We offer two lines of candles our customers absolutely love,” Doug says. “Nest candles, out of New York, feature sophisticated scents, while Voluspa candles from California are made of hand-poured coconut wax with fun, glitzy packaging.”

Mimi was also drawn to the Assouline coffee table books, featuring brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Diamonds and more. They are packed with stunning photography.

The pages of these Assouline coffee table books—featuring high-end fashion brands—are filled with stunning photography.

“Customers also love our line of Jan Barboglio handmade decanters from New Mexico,” Joey adds. “And we’re now carrying Nicolette Mayer acrylic trays. They’re chic, modern and colorful. People also love our accent pillows from Ngala Trading. The company began as a boutique home furnishings outpost in Johannesburg, South Africa, and features indigenous African design.”

Jan Barboglio handmade decanters out of New Mexico.

Despite the sophisticated nature of the shop, gifts start at just $30.

In addition to gifts and home furnishings, Doug Jones & Company also features case goods, custom upholstery, rugs, Phillip Jeffries wallpaper, artwork, lamps, plants and more, virtually anything you need to give your home a distinctive style.

The everchanging Doug Jones and Company showroom reflects today’s trendy neutral earth tones and grays.

Open House
Depending on when the post office places this edition of Mimi in your mailbox, you may be able to make Doug Jones and Co.’s annual open house coming Sunday, December 11, from noon to 4 p.m. The event is open to the public and includes a 10% discount off the entire showroom, plus 50% off select clearance items. Of course, guests will enjoy refreshments and holiday cocktails while they browse the fabulous selection.

But don’t worry if you miss the open house. Doug Jones is open every day, Tuesday through Saturday. Before you settle for gifts from Target or Home Goods, stop by this gorgeous shop and explore.

Doug Jones and Company is located at 55 Shiawassee Avenue, Suite 2, in Fairlawn. The showroom is on the north side of the building. The phone number is 330-836-4410. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Find them on Facebook at Doug Jones and Company or visit