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.”
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.
Karrie Hojek

Senior Designer, Interior Design, Residential & Commercial
Karrie is an interior designer who is passionate about creating beautiful, functional spaces that reflect her client’s lifestyle and personality. She works on projects of all sizes, from complete design services to simply helping clients choose the perfect paint colors for their home.

My design journey began during my time as an educator. During several years of teaching, fellow educators began asking me to design their classrooms to allow for the greatest functionality and comfort. Classrooms eventually led to referrals of other friends' and family members' bathrooms, dining, and office spaces. Their appreciation of my work, encouraged me to engage in interior design on a full-time basis.

Favoring just about every style of design (traditional, transitional, modern, Scandi, contemporary, country chic, industrial, art deco, art nouveau, Victorian, Mediterranean... there's nothing I wouldn't want to sink my teeth into). I am always learning about different design styles and love having the opportunity to work within these different wheel houses.

I believe that design is a living, breathing, thing, which is why I am constantly adapting and learning, and gathering inspiration from my surroundings.

As an interior designer with Village Design Group, I am eager to meet new clients. My philosophy for design is to be open and willing to collaborate so that my designs are created from the personal desires and direction of my client. The part of design I enjoy most is getting to know my clients on a personal level. Through communication and creativity, we will plan the perfect space. As part of my design process, I invite you to see your new space through a computerized 3D rendering tool. This tool brings your designs to life and aids in visualizing your space. 3D renderings have greatly enhanced my ability to make client design dreams a reality. I look forward to being creative with you!
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.
Amy Pleasant Tyndall

Senior Designer, Interior Design, Residential & Commercial
Amy Pleasant Tyndall is an experienced and innovative interior designer focused on service.  She earned her degree in interior design from the International Academy of Design and Technology.  Amy's career has included retail experience with clothing, gifts, furniture, and home accessories, as well as residential and commercial interior design. 

As an interior designer, Amy's main focus is pleasing the customer.  She excels in all design styles – from traditional to mid-century modern and love to mix textures, colors, styles and artwork to form a cohesive living space. Regardless of the style, her end goal is to provide a living space that is not only beautifully designed, but also excels in functionality.

Amy works on projects of all sizes, from complete design services to hourly consultations for paint selections, furniture placement or hanging artwork.  Regardless of the assignment, Amy's attention to detail makes for a beautiful room and very happy clients. Amy's design philosophy includes the desire to mix old with new and always incorporating the clients' personality and treasured possessions into the plan. She loves to hear the story behind a special piece of furniture, artwork or accessory item that has special meaning to her clients. After completing projects, clients often tell her how much they enjoy working with her as a trusted advisor and a friend! 

Interior design is Amy's passion. She loves meeting interesting and enjoys the variety of experiences a design career provides.  She also has CAD experience and excels in space planning. Other services include home staging, remodeling and renovation, complete home furnishings, window treatments, flooring, etc.

Amy's best advice is that you should really love everything you place in your home – don't just make purchases to fill a space.  Every element should bring you joy. Schedule an appointment if you would like to see how to make your house a home – full of your personality, style and charm. 
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.
Diane Gerbereux

Senior Designer, Interior Design
Connecting, Creating, and Customizing are three C's of interior design that Diane keeps in mind when working with any client. She makes it her goal to recognize each client's specific taste and personal style within their home. No matter the type of property, Diane will merge your lifestyle, individual preferences, and architectural style of your home or business to create the unique, updated space you desire.

Diane has always had a passion for anything and everything Interior Design. She is a Virginia Tech graduate and continues her education through New York Institute of Art and Design by taking classes to learn new skills, improve her existing talents, and ensure she is always up-to-date on the trends of the interior design world.

Diane's work has been featured in Society Social, a North Carolina based furniture and décor company frequently shown in HGTV Magazine.

Kelly Ladouceur

Project Manager, Interior Designer
Kelly comes to the interior design world by a long and winding path. As a young girl sitting with her JC Penney and Spiegel Catalogs, Kelly always played designer; dog-earing pages of home décor items dreaming of re-vamping her childhood room, which she covered in Marimekko wallpaper!!!

After majoring in Finance from Marist College, Kelly stayed home to raise her three children and follow her Active Duty husband around the Globe. When she landed in Fayetteville, NC, the need for additional space in her home lead Kelly to take walls down and add walls and double the size of her home. The process was inspiring and Kelly finally knew what she wanted to be when she grew up! She began working as a design assistant for The Plantation House Interiors, Inc. in 2007 and immediately knew she was in the right place.

Kelly’s self-described style is edgy Classic. When she's not at Village Design Group, designing amazing spaces for people, you can find her working in the garden, hanging with her family and dogs or finding any excuse for an impromptu glass of wine with friends.

Kelli Jo Mitzel

Kitchen & Bath Design, Interior Designer
NCIDQ certified, LEED AP ID+C

Kelli Jo comes to our area from South Dakota, and heads up our custom cabinetry department, creating unique and individualized kitchens, baths and closets for our clientele.

For the past 27 years, Kelli has successfully created residential and commercial interiors for numerous clients. A seasoned professional with diverse, comprehensive design skills and project management expertise, she is trained in both the design and business aspects of interior design.

Kelli is NCIDQ certified and is also certified in Green building (LEED). She works closely with each client listening to their ideas, creating each environment to meet specialized needs for efficiency, comfort, productivity, safety and aesthetics. Her vast knowledge in Commercial and Healthcare design is an added asset to our team! She also focuses on creating a safe environment for ‘Aging in Place’ and can assist clients in designing a home they love.

Besides residential Kitchen and Bath projects, Kelli’s design experience include assisted living facilities, in house hospitals, dental offices, churches, schools, and a renowned children’s museum just to name a few.

Shirl Ames

Interior Designer

Shirl’s philosophy is great designs begin with a comprehensive understanding of a client’s needs and expectations. By offering a balance of creativity, collaboration, and forward thinking approach she is able to help her clients visualize how a home lives. Shirl’s passion for interior design has allowed her to produce functional, creative, and beautiful interiors by implementing design concepts, architectural details and organization to enhance the entire home that exceeds her client’s expectations.

Her experience includes: complete home renovations, interior design, comprehensive home staging and color scheme consulting and recommendations. She has owned and operated two comprehensive home staging businesses in both Wyoming and North Carolina. Her attention to detail and obsession with quality ensures a creative, functional, and beautiful design plan.

Shirl is committed to developing client relationships based on respect, trust, and confidence to ensure her clients reach the best version of their overall vision. Her objective is to provide her clients with not just the best service, but service that is legendary.

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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