Sharon Allard

Principal Interior Designer

Sharon Allard was born in England, but spent much of her childhood in northern Florida. With family members still living in England, Sharon was exposed to travel abroad from an early age, and has continued to explore new places ever since. After high school, Sharon studied at the University of North Florida and dabbled in photography before moving to the Philippines. She continued her studies there, returning to the states a few years later. She has lived all over the United States, and has found inspiration for her photography in the natural environments of each region – southern Florida, Colorado, Arizona and Washington, DC. Sharon’s travels also allowed her to gain experience in various fields including sales & marketing and business management, before becoming an executive with the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company.

In 2006 Sharon and her husband Jim relocated to Asheville, NC. This eclectic bohemian city is the perfect place for her creative spirit, and allowed Sharon to re-direct her career towards those creative roots. In Asheville, Sharon began working with a high end furniture showroom, eventually becoming a buyer and designer for the company.  She immerses herself in her work and is always willing to learn something new. So when Sharon’s design colleague approached her to become a partner in her design firm, Sharon was excited to take on the challenge of continuing to grow and build an existing business. Interior Design constantly provides something new to learn and new products to be inspired by, which is a perfect fit for Sharon.

Since joining Talli Roberts as a design partner, the firm has received multiple design awards and continues to expand. Sharon’s creativity combined with her business management background have been an integral part of that growth and success. But what brings her the most joy is interacting with clients and vendors, and getting to know each person on an individual level. She enjoys taking the stress out of building and remodeling, so that clients can enjoy the process. After years in various careers across the country, Sharon has found the perfect fit for both her business background and design talent.

For relaxation, Sharon and Jim enjoy short getaways to New York, and longer trips throughout Italy. Travel provides inspiration for her design projects and endless subjects for her other passion, photography. Trips throughout Italy and Europe keep Sharon continually inspired. Another of her passions is Pilates, which provides constant opportunities for mental and physical training. When she isn’t working, working out or traveling, Sharon and Jim are relaxing with their two dogs, Luca and Niko, or enjoying the latest restaurant to open in Asheville.