Founded by Dotty Travis and Eden Donohue, Donohue & Travis debuted in the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center in 1976. Alan Campbell was the first fabric line for the company, augmenting Dotty’s acrylic furniture and dhurrie rug designs. Looking to enhance the company’s offerings Dotty and Eden began acquiring antiques and accessories, mostly from France. Joyce Irvin acquired Eden Donohue’s stake in the company when she departed Atlanta in 1978, creating the forerunner to Travis & Company, Travis-Irvin.
The Travis-Irvin showroom moved to Travis & Company’s current location within ADAC in May of 1987. While garnering a reputation for its talent, customer service, and fine French antiques, the company attracted attention from both designers and manufacturers. The company’s reputation facilitated the acquisition of many of the fabric lines available in the showroom today. These additional lines helped to expand the showroom to its current size, with the last addition being completed in 2006. The culmination of all the expansions has more than doubled the showroom’s original size enhancing its ability to display their antiques, furniture, and various fabric lines. Joyce Irvin’s retirement in 1993 was the impetus of the name you know today, “Travis & Company.”