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."
Millicent Moats

Senior Designer, Interior Design, Residential & Commercial, Allied ASID
Millicent Moats is a Senior Designer in the eight member staff of Village Design Group in Southern Pines, N. C. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Georgia with a B. S. degree in Home Economics/Interior Design, she has developed her career in both commercial and residential projects.

A traditionalist at heart, Moats is equally at home working with contemporary and commercial projects. She has been responsible for model apartments and common areas for an 80,000+ square foot apartment community in Western North Carolina. From a residential standpoint Moats feels the current real estate market has encouraged many individuals to update their homes. Her experience as a North Carolina Real Estate Broker has made her more sensitive to her clients’ wants and needs – their lifestyles and especially their budgets.

“I enjoy working with builders on new construction but I equally enjoy updating older structures,” she said. She has been involved with renovation projects of historic homes and one of her most fun projects was the restoration and renovation of an historic adobe in Santa Fe, N. M. She is also continuing her professional career by helping individuals who are downsizing from large homes to smaller spaces. Moats feels that it is extremely important to create comfortable and familiar surrounds within limited square footage. “That’s when space efficiency is vital,” she continued.

She includes her clients in each stage of the design process while presenting pros and cons of different selections and options. Through her involvement as an Allied Member ASID and attendance at design markets and seminars, she has maintained an up to date education in the latest developments and innovations within the interior design field. “My most important task is to be a good listener and then work toward creating comfortable and personal spaces for my clients. My greatest reward is to exceed my clients’ expectations and to know that each one is happy and satisfied when a project is complete.”
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.
Brooke Haughey

Senior Designer, Interior Design
A long-time Washingtonian recently transplanted to the pines of the South, Brooke creates thoughtful, beautifully finished interiors that provide clients with flexible and creative solutions tailored to their distinct lifestyles.

In order to create practical and livable luxury, Brooke harmonizes each client’s singular taste and her cosmopolitan sensibility with an acute attention to detail. And as the mother of a family that includes two young children and two dogs, she understands intimately how to create spaces that can withstand the rigors of family life while remaining stylish, warm, and welcoming.

Passionate about collaboration and focused on the client’s experience, her years in the corporate world ensure a professional, stress-free experience about which clients rave.
Megan McIvor

Cabinetry Specialist & Interior Designer

At an early age, Megan told her mom she wanted to go to art school and be an interior designer. She has fulfilled that dream with a degree in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and is also an Allied ASID member. She started her design career as an interior designer for a major furniture retailer, which gave her the experience necessary to work with any client aesthetic, challenging floor plans, and the ability to offer creative solutions to functional problems. It is Megan's first and only goal to create spaces that reflect the client's style and tastes. Megan believes every home should be a sanctuary and each space should be a unique reflection of its owner and their style, travels, culture, and lifestyle.

Interior Design has been Megan's passion almost her whole life. She is gifted in space planning and has the ability to translate a clients’ desires and ideas from their words into beautiful, functional spaces. Megan has experience using multiple drawing and rendering software and a keen attention to detail that makes kitchen and bath designing her favorite part of her job. Whether it's new construction or breathing new life into an older room or home, Megan loves every transformation. In the future Megan would like to obtain her NCIDQ and her Certification for Aging in Place (CAPS.)

When she isn't working, Megan loves being at home with her family and dog, looking for neat finds at antique stores with her husband, and getting outdoors. Being a military spouse to an active duty soldier and mother to four young kids has given her the skills to make any house a home and create unique solutions for everyday life.

Megan comes to Village Design Group with an extensive background in home furnishings, computer rendering and space planning. She enjoys kitchen and bath design and the opportunity to assist clients in creating their own personal style in any room.

Hannah Hood

Interior Designer, project manager for kitchen & bath

Hannah comes to Village Design Group with an extensive background in 3D computer rendering. Her skills range from whole house floor plans to single space elevations. Although Hannah specializes in Kitchen and Bath design, she also has a passion for space planning and new construction design and selection. Using multiple 3D design platforms, Hannah has the ability to bring your vision to life.

If she was to describe her personal style, she would describe it as “Modern Eclectic” but wholeheartedly believes the beauty behind a great designer is having the ability to visualize space in all styles. Since she spends so much time dedicated to technology, she believes educating her clients on current and future advancements is important to the designs success.

Outside of Village Design Group, Hannah continues her education and developing her software skills. She enjoys traveling with her family, being active outdoors, shopping, and getting lost in new novels.

Theresa Rose Gahl

Senior Designer, Interior Design, Healthcare Specialist
Theresa brings extensive experience from across the United States to Village Design Group. Her specialties range from light residential remodeling and commercial design to large scale Healthcare facilities in excess of 500,000 square feet. Truly, no project is too big or small and Theresa enjoys assisting her clients with a wide variety of design solutions.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh while balancing her life as a mother of two and military spouse. Theresa’s adventures as a military spouse have afforded her the opportunity to gather various regional design trends from across the country. After adventuring around the country, living in five states in the past eleven years, Theresa and her family have settled in Sanford, N.C.

Theresa truly 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, finish selections as well as drafting and 3-D modeling. Her amicable 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.
Wanda Allen

Interior Design, 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.

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.
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. Any sort of home renovation can be a daunting process. Having an expert to guide you can help make the process a little less overwhelming. Deadlines and scheduling can be overwhelming on any project. Because your designer is handling the implementation and providing you with deadlines for decisions, you can see a light at the end of the renovation tunnel.

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.

Our designers have also worked with some of the best builders in Moore County and we are happy to assist in the building of your home. A service we call "Construction Oversight" is available to clients seeking selection assistance during the construction process. Our job is to assist in maintaining the schedule, provided by the builder, to have selections determined and available in time for the next phase of installation. The oversight service is comprehensive by assisting with the selection of exterior elements and colors as well as interior paint schedules, lighting placement, electrical and plumbing walk-throughs, tile design, flooring suggestions -- every detail required to build your dream home.
"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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