Sally Bentley

Designing Women Inc.’s founding owner, Sally Bentley, has been building relationships with clients from across the globe for over 35 years. Sally, who has never met a stranger, considers her work very personal. She’s worked with many families through the generations, first designing the main house, then the downsized house, the vacation house, and then the children’s home as they grow to adults.

“We know people all over the world that by rights we should have never met. For me, it’s a beautifully designed space but more importantly it’s the relationships.”

Work Experience
Prior to establishing Designing Women Inc., Sally worked as creative director for Alderman Studios, an award-winning design studio. In this role, she created set designs for nationally recognized publications. Sally also has extensive experience in the hospitality and healthcare industries and has worked on corporate design projects for national and international companies. Under her leadership, Designing Women helped create the first 17 bed birthing center in Western, N.C. Her team has also completed numerous renovation projects for Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, N.C., including a completely new emergency department, surgery center, physical therapy unit, and MRI center.

Sally’s work in the corporate world led to an opportunity for producing her own fabric lines for the medical industry, and today Designing Women has drapery and bedding workrooms which provide custom bedding and window treatments for clients across the globe. Sally often has the privilege of working directly with corporate presidents and CEO’s on their own personal home projects. Her team has worked with high profile clients such as NASCAR drivers, international diplomats, a top fuel drag racer, and a national law firm.

Sally is a registered/certified interior designer and a professional member of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID).

Donna Chamberlain

Donna Chamberlain joined Designing Women Inc. after 21 years as an owner and buyer for high-end furniture stores throughout the southeast. With a sharp eye for showroom quality design, Donna’s work has received awards from the Catawba County Builder Association, Charlotte, N.C.’s Parade of Homes, and from various home shows in the High Country of N.C. She’s also been featured in SouthPark Magazine, the Charlotte Observer, and Charleston Home + Design Magazine.

Her passion for interior design is sparked by the ability to help each client incorporate their unique style into a project. Donna prides herself in meeting the preferences of her clients, and she has an appreciation for every type of design.

“I enjoy and appreciate all styles of design including contemporary, traditional, and eclectic. Blending fabric, finishes, leather, rugs, and accessories is not only my profession, it’s a passion!”

When she’s not busy making design dreams come true, Donna loves to spend time with her son, daughter, and two precious grandsons who keep her very active.

Helen McEachern, Interior Designer

In her role as a designer, Helen works to build relationships with clients from every corner of the globe. Her background includes three years spent focusing on kitchen and bathroom remodeling in Atlanta, Georgia. She also spent two years working in the stone industry, specializing in sales and outdoor design. Helen graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Interior Design. She cannot wait to meet you and help with your next home design project!

Rebecca Stokes

Rebecca (Becky) Stokes joined the team at Designing Women Inc. as the Operations Director in 2016. Becky has over 17 years of experience in managing operations and training and most recently spent 10 years in the executive office suite industry in Maryland. With her exceptional organizational and management skills, Becky is known at Designing Women as the one who keeps all engines running. She often works directly with clients to ensure shipment and delivery of their orders are completed seamlessly. Becky also assists with marketing and social media efforts as needed, helping to highlight the team’s skillful and distinguished design work.

“One thing I love about my role with the Designing Women team is that I can utilize my organizational skills by helping each designer stay on target and organized with their individual projects. This allows them more time for focusing on the client while I handle behind the scene details.”

  • "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."


  • "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."


  • "Thank you so much for all your time and expertise.
    We have all been glowing all night. I would appreciate
    an opinion on bedding for the master bed, and I look
    forward to chatting next week about the remaining bits
    of this project. Thanks again!"


  • "I cannot thank you enough for a wonderful, fabulous day.
    It was just fantastic! I am also so excited about the furniture
    and accessory purchases you helped me with and the design
    ideas you shared. It was so much fun moving furniture and
    getting that beautiful rug down on our floor.
    Thank you so much again!"


  • "Becky was very responsive and accomodating. She
    always responded to all requests and followed through
    on everything she said she was going to do. It is a pleasure
    to work with this caliber of people.

    Happy C.

  • "I just wanted to send a quick thank you! After visiting
    with the Designing Women team yesterday, I’m confident
    that the dream of what my forever home will look like
    will definitely come to fruition. I felt very comfortable
    sharing my ideas and vision and feel yesterday’s meeting
    was an answer to my prayer.

    Kim B.

  • "Everything you picked out looks fantastic. We are so
    excited to set up our table and lamp by the door in
    the next few days. You are so talented and it is just
    natural for you. The bonus - you're fun too!


  • "I just wanted to say that the delivery company you
    utilize is excellent. Absolutely excellent. They called,
    followed up, and were extremely personable. They moved a
    large concrete table upstairs and into my third floor
    townhouse! The manager had to add a guy to the team last
    second to ensure they could lift it, and I really could
    not have been more grateful. I wanted to be sure and pass
    along how fantastic the entire experience was to you!"

    Charlotte, NC, client