Our Story

It all started in 1978. Jane Gregorie and two friends opened a 2,500 sq. ft. shop in Charleston selling drapery and upholstery fabric “seconds.”

In 1992, Jane’s son, Harry Gregorie, began his retail adventure by purchasing the business and renaming it Gregorie, Douglas and Company – nicknamed GDC Home – in reference to a similar business his ancestor established in 1781 in Charleston.

In the mid-1990s, Harry opened a second store in Mount Pleasant. Today, this location has grown to over 25,000 sq. ft. The increased floor space allowed GDC Home to diversify and add other complementary product lines such as indoor and outdoor furniture, area rugs, lighting and a wide array of home accessories.

In 2004, the flagship Charleston store moved to a spacious two-story 45,000 sq. ft. location in the suburb of West Ashley. An attached 25,000 sq. ft. warehouse stores and distributes the large variety of goods Harry, his wife Cathy and a team of buyers collect on their many domestic and international buying trips. These trips can be as close as Georgia or as far away as China, India and Indonesia.

In 2006, Harry opened a third store on Kiawah Island. This 4,500 sq. ft. location at the crossroads of Kiawah and Seabrook Islands in Freshfields Village specializes in interior design.

We are proud to offer a huge selection of furniture and home decor from many of the best brands in the industry. Our partners include Lee Industries, The MT Company, Summer Classics, Pine Cone Hill, Vanguard Furniture, Dash & Albert, Bernhardt, Arteriors and Currey & Company to name a few.

Over the years, GDC Home has evolved from a tiny shop with two salespeople selling fabric “seconds” to an over 100,000 sq. ft. multi-location home decor emporium. There’s no place like it.