Eilis Powers VB Home

Eilis Powers

Owner/Principal Designer

Eilis has an AAS from the Fashion Institute of Technology in Buying & Merchandising and a BS from Iona College in International Business & Finance. Eilis decided to pursue her dream of interior design and began taking interior design classes while working in her hometown, Larchmont, New York. She is currently working towards her Certificate from the New York School of Interior Design and will receive her National Council for Interior Design Qualification in early 2021. She is also an associate member of the American Society of Interior Designers.

Eilis and her family have been visiting her in-laws in Vero Beach since 1995 and moved to Florida permanently after her twin boys graduated high school. Eilis was very excited about becoming engaged in the community of Vero Beach. She saw an opportunity to open the first home furnishings store on the Barrier Island and opened VB Home right here in Vero Beach. She brings her passion along with her impeccable sense of style, creativity, and design. She focuses on curating sophisticated vignettes of classically modern furniture for coastal living, and her team of professional designers and staff are dedicated to excellent customer service.

In her free time, Eilis enjoys traveling and boating with her husband, five children, and two black labs.

Tara Layne


Tara has an Associate of Science in Legal Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. She previously owned a retail business before joining the VB team as Manager in 2018, where she oversees both retail and design. Tara’s strong organizational skills and kind heart make her an asset to the team. Tara loves spending time with her husband, three children, and two Cavachons, one of which is VB Home’s shop dog, Ruby Rose!

Amanda Johnson

Interior Designer

Amanda earned an Associate of Arts in Interior Design at The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. She has five years of experience working in interior design and specializes in fabrics and color schemes. Her creativity, passion, and ability to multitask and stay extremely organized makes her a valuable member of the VB Home team. When she isn’t working, Amanda loves to paint and play music. She also enjoys doing work in her yard and taking her Papillon, Leo, with her everywhere she goes!

Janice Bruton

Retail Associate/Interior Designer

With an Associate of Science in Interior Design and 15 years of experience in the industry, Janice has an incredible eye for fabric and colors. Janice is from the South, loves classic rock, and was previously a photo stylist in Miami!

Samantha Lavery

Retail Associate /Interior Designer Student

Before joining VB Home, Samantha worked as a professional photographer and has always been an interior design enthusiast. Samantha is currently an interior design student, a personal trainer, and a yoga instructor. She leads a very active lifestyle, loves spending time at the beach, whether it be free diving, paddle boarding or surfing, and has two dogs that she adores.