High Cotton Ties

High Cotton Ties, located in downtown Raleigh, offers a beautiful collection of bow ties and cummerbunds. Handmade and produced locally in North Carolina, this company exudes all that is classic and Southern. Having been featured in national magazines such as Garden and Gun—it is a company that has really made a name for itself through the years.  When owners Judy and James Hill hired me to design their flagship store–I couldn’t have been more excited!

From the moment I saw the space, I immediately had a vision for the front window display.  Spanish moss, bead board and porch swings started swirling around in my head…and I began to sketch a design right away.  Through the design process, it was so amazing to see my vision jump off the pages of a rendered sketch and come to life.



I was equally inspired by the company’s brand when designing the interiors.  James and Judy wanted to create a space where their clients would like to sit, relax and have good conversations.  Comfort is key when defining southern hospitality.


Reclaimed pine floors, leather chairs and antique furniture give the store character.


I designed custom builtins painted in a historical color to showcase their expanding brand.



And the beauty is in the details—



To find out more about High Cotton Ties, visit highcottonties.com