Talli Allen-Roberts, ASID

Principal Interior Designer

Childhood experiences often have a profound impact on the course of our lives. This is certainly true in Talli Roberts’ case.   A childhood battle with cancer meant many long days spent in sterile hospitals and doctor’s offices. So she understood very early the impact that interior spaces have on ones mood and quality of life.  However uncomfortable, those hours confined to a hospital also provided plenty of time to draw, sketch, and create.  It was no surprise to friends and family when she chose a career in design.

Born and raised in SW Florida, Talli received her BFA in interior design from Sarasota’s Ringling School of Art & Design. She began her career with a large interior design firm in southern Florida, and a concentration in residential design. Talli worked with architects, engineers, builders, developers and homeowners to bring design and construction projects from conception to completion. Within this environment, an appreciation for design as a team effort was cultivated.  She went on to complete the NCIDQ exam to become a licensed interior designer in the state of Florida.

Years later, Talli and her husband Derek relocated to the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC.  After working for other design firms in Western North Carolina, she later founded her own firm in Asheville. Ultimately, that challenging childhood experience laid the foundation for a creative design career. Today Talli Roberts is a professional member of ASID and focuses her continuing education on sustainable design practices.

In 2016, Allard + Roberts was awarded an AHBA Pace Award for Best Interior Design over $1 million dollars and were also the designers for the AHBA “Best In Show” winner for the Fall 2016 Parade of Homes. Allard + Roberts work has also been published frequently in Carolina Home & Garden, the latest project making the cover of the Winter 2016 issue. While the awards are meaningful, what brings Talli the most satisfaction is creating unique and relaxing retreats for her clients to enjoy with friends and family. For Talli, home is meant to be a place of rest and she believes that interior design is integral to creating that type of environment.

In late 2013, Talli and her husband celebrated the birth of their son, Savoy. He is now a preschooler full of personality and keeps them on their toes! When she is not working, Talli enjoys relaxing with her husband and son and their two doxies, Franklin and Mugsy.