Karen C. Rainey
Karen Rainey Interiors began in 1998 as Thomas Sanderson Antiques & Accessories, owned by Toby Coleman, who renovated and restored the Commerce Street building. In 2004, employee Karen Rainey bought the business, and it was renamed Karen Rainey Interiors. With new ownership came a new focus; aside from being a furniture and accessories store, Karen began using her talents and education from The Southern Institute School of Design and implemented a design branch of the business. Now the main focus of Karen Rainey Interiors, Karen is sought out by home and business owners all over the southeast to beautify their rooms and buildings. The showroom remains open Monday through Saturday during regular business hours, but Karen enjoys spending the majority of her time in her workroom, designing floorplans and choosing fabrics, rugs, and custom furniture for traditional homes, beach houses and condominiums, hunting lodges, offices, and more. Karen has been married to Greenville, Alabama, native Cecil “Tuffy” Rainey since 1991, and they have one grown daughter, Melanie, one grandaughter, “Muffin”, and one grandson, “Tripp”. Karen and Tuffy reside in Greenville on Fort Dale Road with their three rescue dogs, Brother, Poo, and Bobo, and one cat, Sietta.
Wynn B. Causey
Wynn Causey began working for Karen Rainey Interiors in 2014. Wynn has become Karen’s “right hand woman.” Wynn, a native of Greenville, Alabama, is a Cum Laude graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications. She keeps the store running, handling inventory and bookkeeping. Wynn assists Karen on appointments with clients, and she is also involved with the home installation of the project. Wynn is married to Matt Causey, and they live in Greenville as well, with their precious dog, Milo.
Melanie R. Cain
Melanie (Rainey) Cain, daughter of Karen and Tuffy, returned to Greenville with her husband, Dr. Frank Cain, Jr., in November 2008 and has been working part time with her mother since then. She often keeps the store or accompanies Karen on site to clients’ homes. Melanie is enjoying learning more about the decorating aspect of the business as well as working on displays on the showroom floor. Melanie and Frank live in Greenville with their daughter Cecilia “aka Muffin,” their son, “Tripp,” and two dogs, Button and Stella.
Jeffrey Watson and John Washington
Jeffrey and John have a combined 25 years of furniture delivery experience and are a vital part of the team at Karen Rainey Interiors. They offer professional delivery and installation and regularly perform maintenance around the store and on site.