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We must create change to our environment to transform how we see the world.

We are a client-centered design company constructing your space with multi-functional

ways to live, work, and play conveying your unique environment, vision, and brand. 

Our Guiding Principles

| Collaboration |

We practice the need for calm conversations allowing for peace to grow through joint abilities to build better solutions and excellence.

| Integrity |

We commit to the worth and value of a person, accountability, and value honesty as well as being forthright through our actions in assisting and advising our clients.

| Service |

We are committed to listening, assisting, advising while

respecting our clients with best solutions satisfying their needs.

| Innovative |

We grow through creativity, imagination, and problem solving which advances our products and services allowing for improvements and making a change in the world.

Pam McPeak, ASID

Pam McPeak, ASID


Pam McPeak, ASID, owner of Southern Places, Inc. an Interior Design Firm, continues her straightforward and hands-on approach to rendering her client’s needs.


"Great design is more than just pretty pictures in a magazine, it is an essential part of everyone's life -- it takes you from point a to b allowing for multi-functional ways to live, work, and play -- achieving the environment you deserve."

Services in: Residential, Commercial, Healthcare, & Senior Living across the USA + Contactless design

  • Incorporated Southern Places, Inc. in 1986
  • 100% Women-Owned Business 

Education and Affiliations 

Penny McPeak

Penny McPeak

Marketing Director

Artist | Penny & Lucy Lou Art, a division of Southern Places, Inc.

Penny started creating with a camera always ready to capture the story happening in front of her eyes. Using those skills learned at an early age, she started Penny & Lucy Lou Art 8 years ago to serve the Interior Design industry making art that speaks specific to her client’s needs.

Her undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College.  


My husband and I bought a fixer-upper that needed attention. The amount of work needed demanded a designers touch. Having looked at several designers in the area, I kept coming back to Southern Places. After meeting with Pam, we gave her quite a list of things we needed ; two offices that allowed each of us to work from home. Pam listened to our ideas and incorporated some of her own and came up with designs that each of us loved. The “wow” factor was/is definitely there. Her daughter Penny also incorporated her artwork into the design ;magical sprinkling of fairy dust. I absolutely love it. Pam took the worry and trepidation out of the equation. She has her crew that executed all of the design to perfection. It was a pleasure working with such a consummate professional. I have and will be calling on Southern Places for all of my upcoming design needs.Read More

I just kept returning to Pam’s website and the photos there while searching for a designer to help me with my new home — as I became overwhelmed with the many decision I needed to make. She was true to her words about good design allowing for “multi-functional ways to live, work, and play.” Her many years of successful experience are evident: she’s confident, flexible, creative, tuned in to the client, and always thinking about a variety of options, not just offering one solution. So what started out as a request for assistance with choosing paint colors and fixtures that would compliment my existing artwork, rugs, and some furniture pieces turned into a complete transformation of my home. I could not be more pleased with every room. I also asked Pam for help on some additional furniture pieces for my living room, dining area and office. For every decision, she always brought options that were on the mark and patiently talked through the decisions I made. She has a keen eye for that “extra” touch to allow each room to have its own personality that reflects the living that goes on there. I will continue to work with her in the future and know that each time I do, she will make sure I am 100% pleased before the job is done. She is stellar!Read More

I truly enjoyed working with Pam on a major living room/den/kitchen remodel/redecoration project. She is certainly talented, but beyond that, she is flexible, open to ideas and creative in accomplishing design goals on schedule and within budget. I felt that she truly listened to what I wanted, and she certainly delivered a lovely product. I now have a home where my family and I can relax, enjoy and share with others. Thank you Pam!Read More

Southern Places/Pam McPeak did an amazing job on my kitchen and half bath remodel. She did a wonderful job combining my style with a timeless design while being budget conscious. I was thrilled with how she incorporated items I already owned with new pieces as well. It was a well-planned job from adhering to a timeline to each detail that made the overall design absolutely perfect. Many thanks to Pam!Read More

I have worked with Pam on various residential projects. The pleasure she has pleasing her clients with exactly what they want in their home and in their budget comes across in her designs and creativity. She is easily one the best designers I have worked with as she makes my job easier as a contractor. She communicates what her clients want and how to make it work with us on the construction-side. What I enjoy most about working with Pam and her team at Southern Places is they care most about getting the job done right the first time. This is very important to me because it saves me time and allows me to continue and stay on schedule with my other projects.Read More