The original Gregorie, Douglas & Co. was founded in historic Charleston, SC in 1781 when James Gregorie and his partner, Sir William Douglas, both from Scotland opened a retail business at 26 Church Street. Their operation specialized in a wide variety of imported goods from Europe and East India.
By the Yard was formed in 1978 when Harry Gregorie's Mother, Jane Gregorie, and two of her business associates formed a partnership which sold "seconds" of drapery and upholstery fabrics in a 2,500 square foot shop in Charleston. In subsequent years Jane Gregorie's partners exited the business and the partnership was dissolved. In 1992 Harry Gregorie purchased the business incorporating it as By the Yard, Inc.
In early 1993 By the Yard opened its second store in the Charleston suburb of Mt. Pleasant. At that time the company began to take advantage of this larger floor area by diversifying into additional product lines such as furniture, rugs and accessories. Today the Mount Pleasant location has grown to 25,000 square feet.
In 1999 the business name was changed from By the Yard to Gregorie, Douglas & Company- or GDC Home. In early 2006 GDC Home opened a 3,300 square foot design center at Freshfields Village, located at the crossroads of Kiawah and Seabrook Islands.
GDC Home expanded yet again in November 2007 opening a 23,000 square foot store in Summerville, SC. Since 1992 GDC has evolved from a 2,500 square store, operating with 2 associates, to nearly 85,000 square feet of merchandised space and 55 full time employees.
Furniture Hooker Furniture American Drew HeatherBrooke Oly Arteriors Summer Classics Brown Jordan Windham Crescent Fine Furniture Stanley Young America Somerset Bay Sarreid Johnathan Charles Lee Industries Vanguard Miles Talbott Michael Thomas HomeWear ReUpholstery Program Available
Fabrics Over 1500 Bolts of In-Stock Fabrics Drapery, Upholstery & Outdoor Fabrics Osborne & Little Sister Parish Designers Guild Quadrille China Seas Cowtan & Tout Clarence House Schumacher Thibaut Lulu DK Hundreds of Trims
Rugs South Carolina's Largest In-Stock Selection of Area Rugs Direct Import Pricing on Fine Orientals Custom Bound Natural Grass Rugs (seagrass, sisal, mountain grass) Nourison Trans Ocean Stanton KAS Rugs Oriental Weavers Momeni 828 International Trading The Rug Market
Bedding Pine Cone Hill Peacock Alley Ankasa John Robshaw Sferra & Others
Outdoor Furniture Brown Jordan, Summer Classics Huge Selection of In-Stock Teak Furniture & Sunbrella Fabrics
Clients who visit our stores are greeted by friendly, talented design consultants that are happy to work with you to achieve the desired look for your home. Our associates will walk you through our fabric department or help you select that perfect piece of furniture, rug, or accessory.
In-home Design Consultation
GDC Home's In-Home Design Consultation Service is one of the most popular and successful programs. Our knowledgeable, design-oriented professionals are willing to travel to your home and help you visualize and customize your home decor.
GDC Home provides extensive workroom services. GDC Home can help you select and order pillows, shams, shower curtains, bed skirts, table skirts, and duvet covers.
Custom Headboards Refresh a bedroom with one of our custom headboards. A design associate will help you select fabric, and work with you on special add-ons, such as tuftung, nail heads, or buttons.
Model Home Design/ Outside Design Sales Please contact our senior design comsultatns Buff Coles at email@example.com- (843) 571-5142, or Olivia Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org- (843) 571-5142. Buff and Olivia both have experience working on model homes, commercial projects, and large residential projects.