Down South Store Front

About Us

Hey y'all!

There's no place like home and we truly believe home is the most important place on Earth. We want to help you create a home that reflects your personality and tells the stories of the people who live there. Resist comparison and fill your home with beautiful, functional, well-crafted pieces!

That's where we come in — welcome to Down South! Owned and operated by a mother-daughter team, this a dream that's been a long time in the making.

Come shop our 8000 square foot showroom full of unique, Southern-inspired furnishings, decor, and gifts; offering one of a kind Farmhouse Tables, Old Door Keyhole Tables (straight from Mexico), custom orders, and luxurious Mesquite Tables inlaid with Turquoise. We have a nice selection of iron chandeliers and a large selection of lamps; huge selection of throw pillows, bedding, area rugs, Milkhouse Candles, leather sofas and recliners, custom bars, bar stools, bedroom sets, sectionals, picture frames, hand-blown glassware from Mexico, original framed artwork, and metal and wood Farmhouse inspired signs.

We have created our niche for rustic, shabby chic, farmhouse, and added a little southwestern flair.

We can't wait to see you in person! Thank you for visiting our site - now come on Down South, ya'll!

Meet Our Furniture Maker

Meet Our Furniture Maker

Meet Max Pintle

Our crafty furniture maker here at Down South, Max is the brains behind all things hand crafted and is able to help bring your furniture dreams into reality. Max has been building furniture for 37 years and loves having the opportunity to meet new customers and build unique pieces of furniture for them! Working at Down South has given him the chance to create a second family with his co-workers. Come meet Max today and talk to him about what he can create for you.

Meet Our Staff

Donita Rinearson

Meet Donita Rinearson

As one of the owners at Down South, Donita is enjoying partial retirement, but happily pops in on occasion to work alongside her daughter. When in the store, she also finds joy in working with employees that feel like family! With three years in the furniture industry, extensive sales and finance experience, and being a previously successful owner of two prior businesses in the last 26 years, Donita’s leadership takes her above and beyond in her business endeavors. Hard work and dedication has brought her to an exciting time in her life! Having the opportunity to hand pick the furniture that comes in the store and watch as her customers are filled with excitement is such a fulfilling feeling to her. Though she gets to pick many pieces that come into the store, one of her favorites would be the keyhole table made from a church in Mexico that was over 100 years old. The character in this piece reflects the character within the store! Donita loves the Down South family and urges you to come be a part of it by shopping with the family today!

Courtney Hawkings

Meet Courtney Hawkins

Courtney is a part of the mother-daughter duo that owns Down South! Owning Down South isn’t her first rodeo. Prior to this business she was able to learn many things from her former retail business that she owned for over 10 years. The pieces made from the old church doors in Mexico hold a special place in her heart. With the original keyholes and door hinges, these pieces bring so much character and originality into the store. Courtney is living out her dream through this business, having the opportunity to help other families tell their stories through their home. So much more than a job, working at Down South is a home away from home. Within the last year, Courtney's last name went from Hawkins to Lafferty. You may recognize that name from the list too....that's right - Nick & Courtney got married in 2022! 27 years in the making, their marriage is their happily ever after, and she is so blessed that he came aboard to help run the business. Courtney hopes that you will come join the family fun with them and see what the store has to offer to help turn your house into a home!


Meet Stella

Stella is the life of the party here at Down South! With her fluffy coat and a great big smile, Stella is our beloved door greeter. Life is great when you're a Goldendoodle and you get to spend time with old and new friends all day long! Stella believes she works one of the most rewarding jobs as she gets lots of treats from the friendly guests that come to see her. Greeting all the new friends is hard work, so when things slow down you will often find her napping in her bed, often snuggling a beloved toy. Stella is dedicated to putting a smile on your face and hopes you will come swing by and say "hi" today!

Randy Rinearson

Meet Randy Rinearson

Randy is the Down South office manager. He's been working in the furniture industry for three years, however, he has been in business management for over 37! Randy's favorite piece from Down South would be the United Leather Malone recliner. Between its good looks and extreme comfort, he couldn't resist buying one for himself. Though he considers himself semi-retired, Randy loves to spend time in-store with his wife and daughter. Between the friendly atmosphere, positive attitude, customer commitment, and family ownership, Down South makes the perfect place to spend his days in comfort. When not in store, you may be able to find Randy flipping homes or fishing. Randy loves his lifestyle and is here to help make sure you love yours too!


Meet Nick Lafferty

After 21 years in the automotive industry, Nick wanted a change in scenery. As of October 2020 Nick is our new Warehouse & Delivery Manager. Nick brings countless years of sales and management knowledge with him, making him the perfect addition to our team. His favorite part of the job is traveling our beautiful state and meeting our amazing customers, with their perfectly chosen furniture pieces. He loves everyone's dedication to the company, the family atmosphere, and, obviously, getting to hang out with Stella everyday! His favorite pieces in the store are the Sofia and Estates bedroom groups because of their grandeur and craftsmanship. He says they really make a statement. Nick hopes to meet you all at Down South soon!

matt johnson

Meet Matt Johnson

Matt works in our warehouse, storing your furniture safely and helping to customize pieces specifically to your wants! He can usually be found in the back, blasting country music and working his tail off to make sure your pieces are perfectly cared for! A part of the warehouse shipping and receiving industry for five years and furniture industry for 3 years, Matt is eager to see what is in store for his future with Down South. Along with the amazing family environment, his favorite thing in the store is the Charleston bedroom set. Between the color and design, Matt thinks this piece is full of craftmanship and grandeur - right up his ally! Matt absolutely loves working at Down South and hopes to see you in the store soon!

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Meet Jenn Schimmer

Jenn is an energetic addition to the Down South Family! Starting in November 2021, she took over our Social Media accounts, creating new and interactive content for you to stay up-to-date with what's going on in our store and in our Down South Family. You will find her in the showroom, ready to help find you your perfect pieces! Her personal favorites are the Sofia Bedroom Suite, anything from United Leather, and the gorgeous reclaimed wood pieces we have all over the store (she can't pick just one!). Jenn can't wait to show you what we have that will fit your home to make it unique, gorgeous, and something to talk about! You'll find her bouncing - or dancing - around the showroom -- her energetic personality making a fun addition to the Down South family! So come meet her and let her help you customize your home!

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