Sally Bentley

Sally M. Bentley founded Designing Women Inc. in 1986, and in her career has designed more than 2,400 houses. She is an award-winning registered/certified interior designer, and as a professional member of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID).

Sally has an amazing talent that has been exhibited through hundreds of different designs for clients from all over the world. Before establishing Designing Women Inc., Sally worked as creative director creating set designs for national magazines and product catalogues with an award winning national design studio. She has extensive experience in the hospitality and healthcare industries, winning an award for an international healthcare company. She has designed and manufactured contract fabrics as well as provided corporate design for national and international companies which resulted in providing design for the companies executives. These numerous design capabilities became the catalyst for Sally to create Designing Women, Inc..

Donna Chamberlain

Donna Chamberlain joined Designing Women Inc. after 21 years as an owner and buyer for a high-end furniture retailer. To her, one of the most exciting aspects of being an interior designer is the ability to directly interact and work with clients to meet their unique design needs. She says working with clients to bring their rooms up to their design potential is like making dreams come true, and the two years she’s been with Designing Women Inc. have been very satisfying.

Adding to her portfolio in the field, Donna has also worked on and designed award-winning show houses. Her background as owner/buyer for a high-end furniture retailer also provides her with contacts and connections to furniture manufacturers and a sharp eye for showroom quality designs

Kirsten Hart-White

After graduating from Western Carolina University, Kirsten Hart-White joined Designing Women Inc. as a designer in early spring 2010. Kirsten has supplied her talent to a number of residential design projects. She is a Allied member of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID), National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), and is working toward being a LEED Accredited Professional with the U.S. Green Building Council.

Kirsten authors the glamorous Designing Women newsletter and design blog, where she shares the latest in home interior design styles and trends as well as highlights different projects going on with Designing Women Inc.

Gina Simmons

Gina Simmons is a graduate of the Salem College School of Interior Design. She interned with Designing Women, Inc. for four months during her senior year at Salem. Shortly after graduation Gina joined the team full time as a designer..

Rebecca Stokes

Rebecca Stokes joined the team at Designing Women Inc. as the Operations Director in 2016. Rebecca brings with her 15 years of Operations and Training. She has experience in the furniture industry and most recently spent 10 years in the executive office suite industry in Maryland. She is excited to bring her experience to the team at Designing Women Inc.

  • Working with Designing Women was so worth it. Kirsten took the pain out of everything. It was like magic!
    Chuck and Janet Tomlinson, FL
  • Kirsten from Designing Women saved my marriage! Well, maybe not literally,
    but my husband and I have very different tastes and were dreading
    furniture shopping together. We decided to work with Designing Women
    for our trips to Hickory Furniture Mart and agree it was the best decision
    we could have made! Kirsten steered us through the process of picking
    furniture that we absolutely love (BOTH of us)! She gave excellent design
    advice, helped us pick a color scheme, fabrics and rugs. We will definitely
    be back to Hickory to purchase more furniture in the future, and we'll
    definitely be working with Designing Women again.
    I can't recommend them highly enough!!
    Lauren Wies, MD

  • Sally is a design goddess and the very best in the business. She helped
    us to fully furnish a new 5,000 square foot home over a holiday weekend
    and made the process more fun than we ever could have imagined! She has
    a brilliant eye and never let us settle on a piece of furniture or fabric
    that wasn't one hundres percent right for our unique CT home. Coming to
    Designing Women was one of the best decisions we've made and we look forward
    to working with the Sally again on all future projects.
    LM, MD

  • This is a very experienced firm that I have worked with and many of
    my friends have. No matter how big or small the job is, they have always
    treated it with the same enthusiasm. I have been very pleased with the
    service they have given me. I would highly recommend Designing Women
    to all my friends. Do yourself a favor, and give them a call.
    Barbara, NC

  • We have all been glowing all night! Thank u so much for all
    your time and expertise. When u are back at work this week
    I was hoping u may also add in a comforter and throw blanket
    for the master bed. I can find sheets but have a hard time
    settling on any bedding that works. I would appreciate your
    opinions there. Looking forward to chatting next week about
    the remaining bits. Thanks again!
    All the best! Dianne

  • Donna - I can't thank you enough for a wonderful, fabulous day!!!
    Just fantastic!!! I am so excited about my purchases and cannot
    wait to get home and play around with the ideas we discussed.
    We had such fun moving furniture and getting Renee's rug down
    (poor GQ didn't know what hit him!!!) - - I was ready to do the
    rest of the house but time to catch a flight!!!
    Thank you so much again!!!
    Naomi

  • Just wanted to send you a quick Thank You for yesterday.
    I will be very honest with you, I wasn’t even sure that I had
    made the right decision to use a designer since I’m such a
    control freak and having done two homes before, I had just
    about convinced myself I could do it again. However, moving
    to a new region and a new style home is not only new and
    exciting for me but somewhat overwhelming.

    I truly believe that things happen for a reason and meeting you
    yesterday was an answer to my prayer. I felt very comfortable
    sharing my ideas and vision with you. After yesterday's visit
    I’m confident that my dream of what my “Forever Home" will look
    like will definitely come to fruition.

    Have a great day and I’m sure we will be in touch.
    Kim B.