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Havenamerica about us

Haven America was created by Gregory Morris and Susan Havens-Morris—two designers who met while attending The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1983 while studying graphic design. After college they married, raised two children and both enjoyed 25 wonderful years in advertising. They moved to North Carolina in 2010 to purchase and renovate a historic home. During that time, they created their first line of wall art under the name Slippin’ Southern on with a few Southern word signs and some cut-out letters. The shop was an instant success and it briskly grew from a two person, hand-crafted sign shop into a small wall decor company.

Today they have grown into a life-style decor destination for thousands of on-line shoppers and offer over a thousand different creations. Their New Orleans studio is where they design and manufacture all of their work. Most popular categories include Beach/Coastal, Holiday, Nursery/Kids, General Home Decor, Words/Letters along with the original Southern signs. In addition to their made-to-order pieces, they continually receive Custom Orders for commercial projects that include restaurants, retail stores, hotels, medical offices and vacation properties.