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