This past Saturday, May 14 a new furniture company opened it’s doors in South End. High Cotton Home Company is located at on South Boulevard in the old EQ3 space, right next to Chipotle. I stopped in and took a few pictures and included the official press release below. Congratulations Rodney and team! – Ted
High Cotton Home Company Arrives in Charlotte
Deconstructed luxury, American-made furnishings are focus of boutique which opens Saturday
CHARLOTTE, NC — Deconstructed luxury comes alive at High Cotton Home Company, the Queen City’s most eclectic and distinct furnishings boutique, scheduled to open its doors in the South End at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14.
Co-owner Rodney Hines says High Cotton Home will be a reflection of Charlotte’s style.
“We are not Atlanta and we’re not like any other part of the country,” says Hines, a life-long NC-furniture industry fixture and owner of The Furniture Connector (recently named best furniture store by Charlotte Magazine). “We’re a city that is becoming increasingly proud of its own style, and I want High Cotton Home to be the embodiment of the relaxed, yet luxurious style that I see as uniquely Charlotte.”
The store, more than 7,000-square feet of space on South Boulevard across from Atherton Mill, will be a tightly-edited collection of highly customizable, American-made furnishings from designers such as Thom Filicia, Annie Selke and Michael Weiss, as well as offerings from Hickory’s Vanguard Furniture and other manufacturers.
“Since almost all of our wooden furniture will be finished in North Carolina, we’ll have more than 50 different finish options,” Hines says. “And we’ll have 1,600 upholstery fabrics from which to choose.”
High Cotton Home is a new store for new times, he says. The economic crisis has changed how we shop, where we shop and altered our expectations of true quality.
“When I go into most furniture stores, all I see is a sea of brown furniture that is imported from Asia. …It’s quite amazing to realize that the counties that surround Charlotte have lost some 10,000 furniture jobs, mostly to Asian competition,” Hines says. “I see this tide turning, and I see that our values as Americans have changed through the recession.”
Consumers have realized that buying behaviors can have a huge impact, he says. High Cotton Home will enable those wanting to make intentional purchases while providing exceptional design and customer service.
“I’m very proud that all of the upholstery that I will carry at High Cotton Home will be 100 percent made in North Carolina, in fact it will all be made less than 60 miles from the store,” he says. “I’m also very proud of the fact that all of our upholstery will be eco-friendly.”
High Cotton Home Company, 2137 South Blvd., Charlotte; 704.335.1220. 10a-6p Monday-Saturday; 1-5p Sunday.
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