Our designers are consummate professionals who serve their clients in a variety of ways. Whether in an introductory consultation, hourly advisor, space planner, or provider of materials and furnishings, our designers meet the needs and respect the budgets of clients. Staff designers include both local showroom designers as well as regional designers located across the state. All provide professional interior design services for both residential and commercial projects. Please review the designer biographies below and use the email link to request an appointment or more information.
Vicki Stone

Owner, Senior Designer, Remodeling, NC General Contractor,
ASID Associate

Vicki is the owner of Village Design Group and an interior designer. She holds a Masters degree in Design Technology from the University of Pittsburgh and a BS degree from Texas A&M University. She worked in the graphics design industry for 25 years as a color specialist and imaging technologist and has presented numerous seminars on color theory at trade shows and events across the country. Part of that time, she was a college professor of graphic arts for two colleges in Texas. In association with her graphics background, she began interior design work on commercial projects including offices, conference rooms, media rooms, clinics and developed systems for manufacturing and workflow design.

She and her husband, Mike, also have a long history of home renovation and are experienced in most every aspect of construction and remodeling. These skills are invaluable when assisting clients in kitchen, bath and general home re-construction.

As a NC licensed General Contractor, Vicki offers her clients interior design services, but also the construction and remodeling side as well. She has developed a highly professional group of subcontractors and associates that assist her in both light and extensive remodeling of all types of properties. She is skilled with 3-D computer software which she uses to assist clients in visualizing construction plans, remodeling ideas and furniture placement.

After working as an interior designer at Village Design Group, Vicki purchased the company in 2007. The Design Center continues to flourish in the community and beyond to include one of the largest and most professional design groups on the East Coast. Vicki continues to focus on commercial and residential design projects and enjoys every opportunity to meet new clients and be creative.

"My passion is truly interior design, remodeling and construction oversight. I love to help my clients visualize and experience the projected end results of the design by using sophisticated architectural software. I have found that this is an invaluable tool to help everyone on the team communicate better and to understand the objectives of the plan. It also saves considerable time and money in that many details can be worked out on the computer screen before construction actually begins."
Leslie Crowe

Senior Designer, Interior Design, Residential, Allied ASID
Leslie is an interior designer who listens to her clients and executes their design style based on their unique lifestyle. She received a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University and went on to complete an Interior Design degree from Baker College in Auburn Hills, Michigan. She continues to keep current through her affiliation as an Allied Member ASID (American Society of Interior Designers).

For 17 years, Leslie owned and operated Persimmons Design, an upscale design business. She developed a strong client base with projects throughout North Carolina and much of the Midwest. She also worked at a casual living showroom here in Pinehurst for seven years.

With over 24 years in the business, Leslie has a diverse portfolio including furniture sales, color consultation, universal design, staging, remodeling, construction oversight, space planning, kitchen and bath design, window treatments, light commercial remodels, and holiday decorating.

Leslie is a full-service designer with a reputation for detail, creativity, and professionalism. She can be trusted to take your personal vision and lifestyle and transform your space with style, individualism, and function.
Beth Bunnell

Senior Designer, Interior Design, Residential & Commercial

Beth Bunnell brings extensive experience from across the United States to Village Design Group. No project is too big or small and Beth enjoys assisting her clients with a wide variety of design solutions. Beth moved to North Carolina from Southern California in 2018. She has a long history in the retail furniture side of interior design, managing furniture stores and design groups from San Francisco to San Diego.

While living in the Orange County area of Southern California, Beth was the Director of Sales and Marketing for the area’s premier European antiques importer. She owned and operated “The Drapery Showcase” for 16 years working on projects large and small. Beth is a highly experienced window treatment designer holding “Best of Houzz” recognition for 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Beth appreciates the creative design process and finds joy in assisting clients to discover beauty in every space. She enjoys all aspects of design including space planning, furniture, drapery, upholstery, and finish selections. Her fun personality and ability to relate to clients allows her to gain an intimate understanding during the design process and ensure projects are completed according to the clients wishes.

Now part of the Village Design Group team, Beth looks forward to assisting clients with all aspects of interior design, including space plans, paint colors, furnishings and window treatments.

Rachel Wright

Senior Designer, Interior Design, Residential & Commercial
Rachel is an interior designer with experience in many different design styles on Projects throughout the U.S. and Australia. Her passion for design began at a young age and has carried through ever since to every project she takes on. She received a Bachelor’s in Interior Design from Mississippi College in 2004 and went on to study music and creative arts in Sydney Australia with Hillsong International. After completing an advanced diploma in music and creative arts she began to work on large scale stage and set design projects for 5 years. During this time she also worked on commercial design for new restaurants and custom Christmas decorations for large scale venues like Sydney International Airport, the Star Casino, Westfield Shopping centers and more.

In 2014 Rachel gained a new appreciation and understanding of textiles after learning how to weave wall hangings, pillows, and rugs. She had her designs featured in various editorials and even had one of her woven designs featured in the Joanna Gaines/Loloi line which was seen on the hit show “fixer upper”. In 2015 Rachel returned to the U.S. and began working remotely focusing mainly on residential design with clients all over the United States. This enabled her to gain a wide range of design style experience which includes traditional, coastal, modern eclectic, transitional and more. In this role Rachel worked with clients with varying budgets to design renovation specifications, select furnishings, window treatments, accessories, etc.

More recently, Rachel worked as a residential Interior designer in the prestigious Santa Rosa Beach, FL 30-A area on both large scale multi-million dollar homes and smaller scale single room projects. Working with both contractors and homeowners Rachel selected finishes, lighting, furniture, accessories and more to create the layout and design the client desired. She excels at meeting clients needs, spacial layouts, attention to detail, project management, balanced color/pattern selection, furniture sales and seamless installation.

Now that Rachel has relocated to North Carolina she is ready to get started working with clients on achieving their dream interiors. She is very passionate about making sure the client is heard and that they are able to see their vision come to life.

Becky Baldwin

Senior Designer, Interior Design, Residential & Commercial
Becky Fox Baldwin is a native of Chatham County, North Carolina. At an early age, she realized her love and talent for designing and decorating. Her first job was in a furniture manufacturing plant making high quality office and school furniture. While there, she learned a great deal about furniture design and construction.

In 1980, Becky, her husband, and their two daughters relocated to Wake County which was experiencing a boom in technology, telecommunications and general population growth. Becky then began work in a paint, wallpaper and flooring showroom in Harnett County. This experience added greatly to her already extensive knowledge of the furniture industry. New home construction burst open, giving Becky access to many opportunities working with home builders. She is proficient at both residential and commercial interior design. Commercial projects have included many commercial banks, churches and buildings (including Campbell University). Becky has also gained additional design experience while working for furniture stores, cabinet shops and other floor covering businesses; her knowledge and talents provide clients with turn-key services for remodeling or updating any room in their home or business.

Becky would call herself a traditionalist, but loves the newer, modern lines available today. As she says, “It’s exciting to design with mixing both traditional and contemporary styles.” Fun and easy going, she loves to work with clients of all ages in making their home warm, comfortable and affordable for their personal lifestyles.

For the past 20 years, Becky maintained her own decorating business in the Raleigh area; providing design consultations, window treatments, flooring and furnishings for both residential and commercial projects. Becky is thrilled to be back in the Pinehurst area and part of the Village Design Group team.

Becky Baldwin has been featured as a Parade of Home Designer for Home Builders in Wake, Johnston, Harnett and Moore Counties. She has also designed and furnished model homes for various builders in the Raleigh area. Becky is a member of the Interior Design Society.

Janice Dachille

Senior Designer, Interior Design, Residential & Commercial, Project Manager

Janice is a professional designer with an extensive background in all elements of design. She comes to Village Design Group from Saratoga Springs, New York, and she brings with her fifteen years of experience and expertise as a design consultant for a leading furniture manufacturer/retailer. Attention to detail and her sensitivity to her clients’ needs are among Janice’s strongest attributes. She works well with people of all ages and appreciates all genres from the classics to contemporary design. Space utilization and floor plans are key strengths of her repertoire.

“I truly enjoy working with people and love sharing my passion for color and design. I am also excited to find solutions to simple as well as more complex design issues.”

Energetic and enthusiastic about her work, Janice shares her passion for design freely with her clients. She uses her considerable skills and creativity to help her clients decorate their homes with furnishings that suit their lifestyle and evoke joy while staying true to the principles of design. Whether working on a single room, designing window treatments, accessorizing, decorating or remodeling a whole house, no project is too large or too small.

Working with different builders, contractors and developers, Janice has decorated many model homes, townhouses and municipal spaces. She has also participated with other professional designers to showcase the homes of several reputable builders on designated tours.

Janice enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves going to concerts, theater and the ballet. Give the opportunity, she would spend hours perusing museums of art as well as exploring historic sites and discovering architectural treasures.

Pam Hill

Senior Designer, Interior Design, Remodeling, Construction Oversight, Residential & Commercial
Pamela Hill, a native of Louisville, KY, has lived and designed in the Sandhills area for over 30 years. She is a graduate of Peace College in Raleigh, NC and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History.

In 1982 she founded Pinehurst Interiors, currently known as Village Design Group. In the years that she has been designing, some notable commercial projects include the Pinehurst Trace Clubhouse and models, Southern Pines Women’s Health Center, Dr. Joseph Lenard’s Orthodontist Office, Dr. Eric Neijstom’s Oncology and Hematology Office in Greensboro, NC, Forest Creek Health and Fitness Center, Family Eye Care of the Carolinas’ Office, and the Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club.

Pam’s residential work includes homes from the coast to the mountains of North Carolina. She has also worked on homes in Kentucky, South Carolina, South Dakota and Florida. Her experience in residential and commercial design and remodeling and construction is extensive and she serves as a great resource for clients embarking on the home building process.
Lyla Elliott

Senior Designer, Interior Design, Residential & Commercial

Lyla Renai Elliott grew up in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois where her passion for art and creativity began with her first visit to the Art Institute of Chicago. Inspired by the works of Monet and Cezanne, she started drawing and oil painting which ultimately fueled Lyla’s yearning to design. She studied art at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and later attended the Design Institute of San Diego while working in her family’s kitchen remodeling business, one of the largest in Southern California. She designed kitchens and custom cabinetry for both residential and commercial clientele.

Lyla’s career has always evolved around design, creativity, style and most importantly of all, working with people. For over twenty years, Lyla worked for an internationally acclaimed architecture and interior design firm based in San Diego, California where she specialized in upscale properties from residential to five-star resort hotels. Having worked with talented architects and designers, Lyla focused on achieving the client’s vision, staying on budget and taking great pride in the end design. “I carefully listen to my client’s and work with them to articulate the concept… then it’s my job to focus on the details, execute the design and provide the end result they are looking for. My goal is to always exceed their expectations”. This is the foundation of Lyla’s design discipline.

In 2014 Lyla started her own design company offering services in both home and fashion design. While she successfully built a women’s golf apparel brand which could be found at Pebble Beach, Four Seasons Hualalai and at private country clubs throughout the country. “There is a fine line between architecture, fashion and interior design… it’s about scale and function, selecting quality materials and embellishing with color and texture, be it a structure, dress or sofa.”

Lyla’s love of interior design led her to close the clothing division and focus on what she loves best. Lyla moved to Pinehurst in 2018, where she married and is now deeply ensconced in the community. “I loved Pinehurst from my first visit in 2016 and knew I had to live here permanently”. Amid her recently completed projects are two Pinehurst vacation homes and a private residence on the North Fork of Long Island in the quaint town of Greenport, New York. She is excited to be part of the Village Design Group and looks forward to growing her clientele here in North Carolina.

Wanda Allen

Senior Designer, Kitchen Design, Staging, Space Plans
Wanda is an interior designer that has design experience in home remodeling, construction, and commercial projects. Her career has included kitchen & bath design and she has received several certificates from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). Wanda has managed cabinet design departments and served as a kitchen designer for major building supply companies for over 15 years.

More recently she has partnered with some of the top builders in Pinehurst, Fayetteville and Raleigh to provide interior and exterior finish selections for both remodeling and new construction projects. Prior to moving to North Carolina, Wanda lived and worked in the Delaware area for several years. In conjunction with her certifications as a Kitchen & Bath designer, she also earned an associate degree in Creative Art.

Wanda is a great listener and strives to provide her clients with the room and/or home of their dreams. She is attentive to details and respectful of budgets. Wanda also has experience with home staging, space planning, and paint selection. She has a great eye for color, texture, furnishings and general interior design. She is very easy going and enjoys every opportunity to provide creative design solutions for her clients.

Wanda provides design services in the Southern Pines & Fayetteville area.

Working with an Interior Designer

An interior designer will guide and help you to bring your vision to life in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. Interior designers understand spaces, trends, vendors, basic construction and engineering concepts, and how to turn an abstract vision into reality.

Designers hold your hand so you won't be alone in the process. Having an expert to guide you can help make the process a little less overwhelming. One of the biggest ways an interior designer can save you time and money is by providing good construction and remodeling contractors. Village Design Group has a group of contractors and subcontractors that work with us every day. We know they are going to show up on time, and that they will be respectful of your home and possessions. They are used to working with our design staff and understand the need to follow detailed plans and instructions.
"Village Design Group was responsible for renovating a vacation home in Pinehurst. The project took six months from beginning to end which was exactly the amount of time I was told it would take. I was only able to visit the site three times during the six months. They coordinated all the contractors and made sure all the work was started and completed in a timely and professional manner. There were no surprises. We are very pleased clients." By: M Minkler
"When we built our home in 2007, Village Design Group helped us in many different capacities: from coordinating paint color with granite, hardware, and flooring choices to brick, mortar and even shingle selection! Throughout our building process, their knowledge and expertise saved us hours of our time and tens of thousands of dollars, as they understood the most time efficient and cost effective ways to accomplish our goals. After our home was built, we relied on Village Design Group to help with our decorating and furnishing needs." By : M Taylor
I have worked with Village Design on several projects over the past 7 years. The first was a turn key renovation project that turned out perfectly. The designer provided incredible service and created an updated, comfortable space for my rental property. The second project was the construction oversight and building consultation for my 6,000+ square foot home. Again, the value added services brought to our custom home were "worth every penny" as my husband will say. We would highly recommend their services for large or small projects from paint consultations, to draperies, to furniture to total build out. K. Bertalozzi.
Extremely accommodating. Very professional. Pleasant, flexible and knowledgeable. Provided direction and just enough choices. Kept us from making mistakes but definitely allowed the project to be our personalities. Have used them for a remodel as well as new construction. Very competitive pricing." R. Dye
We have worked with Vicki Stone for two projects. For the first we hired her to completely renovate our vacation condo. She managed the entire project and we couldn't have been happier! We were so pleased with what she did with the condo, we asked her to redecorate our home in Virginia. She came to our home, took pictures, measured, and gave us several options in a full proposal. She was time-efficient and budget-conscious while giving us everything we hoped for. She is professional, personable, and quite knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Vicki and Village Design Group for any project, large or small!" By : C Funderburke
Vicki Stone, designer and owner of Village Design Group, helped me update a 12 year old house thoroughly, beautifully, and economically. Over several months, we: repainted every room in the house, changed all door hardware and plumbing fixtures, painted cabinets, and replaced granite countertops. We replaced light fixtures and installed a wall mounted fireplace surrounded by custom built-in bookshelves. Vic is wonderful to work with. She is a true expert in color selection. All the staff is skilled, reliable, and friendly, and she has a roster of great tradespeople." By : L Lardner
Village Design Group is awesome! They are extremely dedicated to getting the work done right. I appreciate the professionalism of the design team and their skilled craftsmen who did the installations. I would recommend Village Design Group to anyone." By : D Ciokan

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