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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

Project Manager and 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.  


I recently had the pleasure of working with Southern Places, Inc. and I cannot recommend them enough. From start to finish, their team went above and beyond to make sure my experience was seamless and enjoyable.Read More

Outstanding! I felt an instant connection from the first meeting with Pam. And when I explained I wanted the house to feel like “home,” she really heard me. It took a full year to rehab the entire house after we purchased it, but we were finally able to move in about 6mo ago. Just hosted our first Christmas party and I was brought to tears when a guest commented, “Know what I love most about your house? It’s so warm and inviting; it feels like coming home!” YES!!! Thank you Pam (Penny too!) for my beautiful “HOME!” ❤️❤️❤️Read More

Pam McPeak makes decorating dreams come true. I became familiar with Pam’s work when she decorated my sister’s new home. Although my sister and I have different tastes and styles, I loved everything Pam did. When we decided to redecorate our 36-year-old home, we immediately enlisted Pam for the task. She listened to our likes and dislikes and created a plan that has transformed the way we live in and enjoy our home. All of our walls were painted Greek Villa (an off-white), but my favorite colors are earth tones. I had no idea how to choose colors that would create a cohesive feeling while making each room unique. Now my rooms feel so cozy and inviting with the paint colors Pam selected and which I would have been afraid to try—such as Phoenix Fossil on my dining room walls and ceiling and Backdrop on my fireplace mantel. She combined our wildlife art and some favorite furniture with new furniture, distinctive lighting, stunning wallpaper, and unique art (Licorice the Sheep by Penny and Lucy Lou Art) and added texture and color with pillows, rugs, and window treatments. As a retired English teacher, I had always dreamed of having a library; Pam made that dream come true within the footprint of our home. We are now working on the laundry room and eagerly await that transformation: another distinctive light fixture, wallpaper on the ceiling, and custom-made storage. Stay tuned.Read More

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