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Let us help you create the perfect backdrop for your family's memories!


Don’t let another month go by without the home your family’s memories deserve!  Use our Easy Design Plan!

 

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Let us help you create the perfect backdrop for your family's memories!


Don’t let another month go by without the home your family’s memories deserve!  Use our Easy Design Plan!

 

Let us do the design...it's on the house! 

Our Easy Design Plan:

Free Design
Step 1

Meet in-store with one of our Design Professionals. Bring pictures, measurements, and your ideas! 

Step 2

We’ll help you find furniture & decor to match your family’s style, colors, room size, timeline, & budget. We even do in-home design! In one visit, you can create the perfect backdrop for your family’s memories! See the store for more details.

Step 3

Celebrate your new room with memories that your family will treasure forever!

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Low-Price Guarantee


Yes, a Low-Price Guarantee on 2-acres of home furnishings!

Low-Price Guarantee


Yes, a Low-Price Guarantee on 2-acres of home furnishings!

Low-Price Guarantee

It truly is like hitting 10-stores at once!

Our showroom size is over 2-acres big, so you don't need to waste your time and energy running from store-to-store. We have everything (furniture, decor, rugs) all in one place...and with our Low-Price Guarantee, you an relax and enjoy the experience knowing you're getting great service, product and price, all at the same location!

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Hours & Location


 

Open Monday – Saturday, 9:30 am to 6 pm, Fridays until 9 pm. Closed Sundays

We believe that the most important work done in life occurs at home. At Cotton Mill Interiors, we work tirelessly to help you create beautiful backdrops for your family's memories. We are closed on Sundays so our employees can create beautiful memories with their families as well.

 

Hours & Location


 

Open Monday – Saturday, 9:30 am to 6 pm, Fridays until 9 pm. Closed Sundays

We believe that the most important work done in life occurs at home. At Cotton Mill Interiors, we work tirelessly to help you create beautiful backdrops for your family's memories. We are closed on Sundays so our employees can create beautiful memories with their families as well.

 

 

Location

Cotton Mill Interiors (formerly Real Deals on Furniture)
21 Cobb Street
Jefferson, Georgia, 30549
(706) 367-8089

www.cottonmillinteriors.com

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Contact Us


Contact Us


Cotton Mill Interiors (formerly Real Deals on Furniture)
21 Cobb Street
Jefferson, Georgia, 30549

Phone: (706) 367-8089

www.cottonmillinteriors.com

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Owned by Team Humphrey


Cotton Mill Interiors is lovingly and locally owned by Jeff & Marisa Humphrey. 

Owned by Team Humphrey


Cotton Mill Interiors is lovingly and locally owned by Jeff & Marisa Humphrey. 

Husband and Wife Partners Jeffrey Chan and Marisa Jill Whittaker Humphrey are husband and wife business partners and serial entrepreneurs. They are college sweethearts.

Husband and Wife Partners

Jeffrey Chan and Marisa Jill Whittaker Humphrey are husband and wife business partners and serial entrepreneurs. They are college sweethearts.

Team Humphrey Jeff & Marisa live north of Atlanta, Georgia, and with their three children. You might run into their children working (and perhaps complaining if they're supposed to be working) at one of their businesses. Spending time together with family and friends is what they love to do most, and is upon what their most fond memories are built.

Team Humphrey

Jeff & Marisa live north of Atlanta, Georgia, and with their three children. You might run into their children working (and perhaps complaining if they're supposed to be working) at one of their businesses. Spending time together with family and friends is what they love to do most, and is upon what their most fond memories are built.

Education

·       Marisa studied Russian and Duo-Lingual Parenting at Moscow State University in Russia immediately after the fall of communism. She studied Spanish, in Chihuahua, Mexico with BYU Study Abroad, and received her degree from the College of Fine Arts & Communications at Brigham Young University in Utah.

·       Jeff studied Art and Theatre in London and emerging free-press Communications in Moscow, Russia and in other Eastern Bloc independent republics after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. He also received his degree from the College of Fine Arts & Communications at Brigham Young University in Utah. 

 

Business Interests

·       The Humphrey’s business interests have each afforded them new opportunities to learn, meet new people, and travel. Between the two, they have visited 25 countries.

·       After graduation from BYU, Jeff did a communications internship at TBS. Then he got his securities and insurance license and did financial planning and broker/dealer recruiting. Later, he sold mortgages until the Humphreys opened Real Deals on Furniture (now Cotton Mill Interiors).

·       After college, Marisa did a communications internship at CNN. She then was a reporter and anchor in Dalton, Georgia, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and in Atlanta working on a political show. She then started “Big Byte Productions” and did multi-media development, including programming, desktop publishing, and technical writing for BellSouth, Hewlett Packard, and Synovus Corporation, among others.

·       Having never been in retail before, in 2003 the Humphreys opened a 2-acre furniture store in an old cotton mill.

·       The Humphreys formed Jackson & Harrison Imports (named after their two sons) in 2004 and imported furniture and home décor from China until 2014.

·       In 2006, the Humphreys co-founded and built a 60+ store franchise called Real Deals on Home Décor in the US and Canada with Marisa’s sister and brother-in-law. www.realdeals.net

·       Marisa designed her own jewelry line, “Marisa Jill Design,” for IMAX Home that was distributed across the country in 2013.

·       In 2015, the Humphreys purchased the old mill where their furniture had been located for 12 years in downtown historic Jefferson, Georgia. The Cotton Mill, a 118-year-old factory-turned-retail-destination location in North Georgia, now houses other tenants as well as the Humphrey’s businesses.

·       As an admirer of all things fashionable, Marisa loves playing dress up with customers at Marisa Jill’s Boutique, a chic apparel and accessory shoppe she opened in 2014 in a 102-year-old bank. (The fitting rooms are in the vault.) www.marisajill.com

·       Since purchasing the mill in 2015, Jeff has taken on the role of property manager, as well as part-time electrician, plumber, mason, carpenter and roofer. He managed the massive undertaking of overseeing the installation of a new roof, sprinkling system and alarm system in the over 350,000-square-foot old factory to bring it up to code. In 2017 he oversaw the buildout of The Mill Event Venue, the Humphrey’s latest business interest, and continues daily to improve and rebuild the old mill. www.cottonmilleventvenue.com

·       In July, 2017, the Humphreys renamed Real Deals on Furniture to Cotton Mill Interiors to be more cohesive with their other businesses at The Cotton Mill. (No one wants to get married at Real Deals...The Cotton Mill has a much better ring to it. Wink. Wink.)

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Why the name change?


Why the name change?


Same Store. Same Owners. Same Real Deals. NEW NAME.

When we opened Real Deals on Furniture in 2003, I immediately fell in love with The Cotton Mill. It was always my dream to one day own the mill. After being a tenant for 12 years, on April 15, 2017 (tax day!) we purchased The Cotton Mill out of foreclosure. It is challenging to own a 118-year-old building, with its old bricks, sometimes leaky roof, but I still love the character, charm, and vibrant history of the place.

All-in-all, it is an incredible opportunity to own such a historic building and we take its history and place in the community seriously. We want it to once again be a vibrant hub of commerce in Downtown Historic Jefferson.

Since purchasing the mill, we've opened Cotton Mill Consignments above the main furniture showroom, and The Cotton Mill Event Venue. We are also opening The Cotton Mill Office Suites. We decided to rename Real Deals on Furniture to Cotton Mill Interiors because it is a more cohesive name as it relates to the other businesses at The Cotton Mill. (No one wants to get married at Real Deals...The Cotton Mill has a much better ring to it. Wink. Wink.)

Marisa Humphrey

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History of The Cotton Mill


History meets Fabulous Home Furnishings

History of The Cotton Mill


History meets Fabulous Home Furnishings

Shopping at Real Deals on Furniture is an experience like no other. The store is part of the historic Old Jefferson Cotton Mill and the mill is over 350,000 square feet in size. Cotton Mill Interior's two-acre showroom is where the corduroy finishing took place when the mill was operational. The massive equipment and looms are now gone, but in its place are beautiful home furnishings that make the old factory vibrant and alive again.

Below are photos of The Cotton Mill taken over more than a century.

Old Jefferson Cotton Mill Circa 1907

Old Jefferson Cotton Mill Circa 1907

Old Jefferson Cotton Mill Circa 1920

Old Jefferson Cotton Mill Circa 1950

The Old Jefferson Cotton Mill 2017

The Old Jefferson Cotton Mill 2017

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Brands We Carry


Brands We Carry


American Woodcrafters

American Woodcrafters

Ashley Furniture

Ashley Furniture

Barcalounger

Barcalounger

Braxton Culler

Braxton Culler

Cat Napper

Cat Napper

Coaster Furniture

Coaster Furniture

Crown Mark

Crown Mark

Flex Steel

Flex Steel

Hills Dale Furniture

Hills Dale Furniture

Home Elegance

Home Elegance

Home Stretch Furniture

Home Stretch Furniture

Hooker Furniture

Hooker Furniture

Intercon

Intercon

Jackson Furniture

Jackson Furniture

Klaussner

Klaussner

Liberty Furniture

Liberty Furniture

Magnussen

Magnussen

New Classic Furniture

New Classic Furniture

Olliix

Olliix

Parker House

Parker House

Riverside Furniture

Riverside Furniture

Southerland

Southerland

Southern Motion

Southern Motion

Stacy Manufacturing

Stacy Manufacturing

Ssilver

Ssilver

Stein World

Stein World

Universal Furniture

Universal Furniture

Wayne & Sons Furniture

Wayne & Sons Furniture