Allard + Roberts Interior Design, Inc offers interior design and project management services for both new construction and remodel projects. Believing that the best designs are the result of a collaborative approach, we enjoy working alongside homeowners, builders & architects as part of a design team. Our design team takes projects from conception through to completion, often providing project management services for clients who are building or remodeling from afar.
Allard + Roberts specialize in uncluttered designs that provide visual rest for their occupants. We believe that home is a place of refuge, and our designs embody that belief. We value eco-conscious design and incorporate sustainable products whenever possible. We have established relationships with the local artists, artisans and craftsmen needed to create your unique space.
Whether you are remodeling or building a custom home, thoughtful design has the ability to transform your space and your quality of life. Please contact us to set a time for an initial consultation. We look forward to being part of your design team!
Talli C. Roberts, ASID
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 one’s 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 at a large interior design firm in Naples, Florida that concentrated on high-end residential interiors. 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 relocated to the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC. After working for other design firms and furniture showrooms in Western North Carolina, she later founded her own design 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 travel and architecture tours that bring new inspiration to her work.
Allard + Roberts has been 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 Parade of Homes. A+R has also received various awards from ASID Carolinas, and Stars Awards from the NCHBA. Allard + Roberts designs and articles Talli has authored have been published in Carolina Home & Garden, HOME, House Beautiful, Kitchen & Bath Design News, Build WNC, WNC Magazine, and Capital at Play Magazine.
While the awards and accolades are meaningful, what brings Talli the most satisfaction is creating unique and relaxing retreats for her clients to enjoy with their loved ones. 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 her words, “Our world has alot of background noise. My goal is to create spaces where our clients can get away from the noise, and focus on making meals and memories with friends and family.” When she is not working, traveling or focused on continuing education, Talli enjoys spending time with her family and planning the next renovation project for her own home.
Megan attended Western Carolina for three years before transferring into University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s prestigious, Interior Architecture 5-year professional program. Her focus was historical renovation and restoration with a specialty in digital rendering. She graduated in 2009, and began working in the field immediately after. After working in Charlotte and Lincolnton for many years, she and her husband then relocated to the Asheville area, and began working with A+R. Megan’s skills and experience are utilized as an interior designer/project manager, focused on renovation and construction projects. She enjoys collaborating with vendors and contractors, as well as selecting furnishings/decor, and preparing custom design solutions for our clients. Whether a design project requires interior space planning, or new furnishings, Megan takes projects from concept to completion. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, their baby boy, and their two dogs, Harley and Kuiper. She loves to attend the local Highland games to display her pride in her McLauchlin heritage. Megan also enjoys doing floral work for friends and family, for some fun that’s not focused behind a computer. She loves the creativity that interior design brings to her life, and loves bringing her ideas and solutions to each project.
Sarah is originally from North Carolina, but has had quite a few experiences living abroad, including Germany, Australia, and Thailand. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with an Art History degree and a German Studies degree. After graduating and moving to Thailand to teach English for a few years, Sarah returned stateside with a new found perspective on how people live and how people make the most of their home with the resources they have. Seeing different cultural influences in people’s homes all around the world was so inspiring, that she decided to pursue a career in the home furnishings industry.
Sarah began working in the furniture sales, where she enjoyed working with clients from all over the country and getting to hear their unique stories and how these stories influence the style and design of their home. She wanted to take her furniture experience one step further and decided to pursue a degree in Interior Design. Currently, she is completing her design degree through Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design’s online program in her off hours. After five years of working in the furniture industry, Sarah wanted to understand the inner workings of an interior design firm, and discover what a career as an interior designer really looks like. Initially working as the A+R Design Assistant, she found an excellent opportunity for a hands-on learning experience. She then quickly moved up to an Interior Design position, and now manages multiple design projects along with Talli.
When Sarah is not traveling or completing school projects, she enjoys working on her 1920s bungalow with her husband. They have completely renovated the space, and though her husband feels like the renovation is complete, Sarah will always find a project or space to redecorate. She also finds great joy in going to live music shows, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. Of course all of these activities are made extra special when her husband and pup, Charles Barkley, are around.
Brandon is a local native. He was born and raised in Weaverville, NC, and grew up in the beautiful mountains of WNC. He knew his goal in life was to serve his community in some form or fashion, but didn’t quite know how. After graduating high school, he received his Associate’s degree in Hospitality Management from Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College and started a career in event planning and catering, but soon realized that what he actually loved was designing the events. With a push from family and friends, Brandon attended Appalachian State University and received his bachelor’s degree in Interior Design in May of 2020. After college graduation, he returned home to the mountains of Asheville.
Brandon started out working in furniture sales and learning more about the furnishings and design industry. Now working as the A+R Design Assistant, he has found the perfect hands-on learning experience to build the foundations of his interior design career. He manages the front desk, coordinates with various vendors and sales reps, assists with marketing, and assists the designers on their projects. When a client receives their furniture and decor proposals, it’s likely that Brandon prepared them. He also stays on top of A+R orders to ensure they are received in a timely fashion, and then inspected by our local warehouse and stored until delivery day.
When he isn’t working, Brandon spends most of his time in the High Country (Boone, NC) with his fiance, Lindsay, cheering on ASU (Roll Neers!), playing board/card games with family and friends, sitting around a fire, or exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway. He loves to flip thrifted finds, giving them new life and using them to his own interiors. His motto is to live life with a smile, because it’s worth it! His kind demeanor and hard working nature have been a pleasant addition to the A+R office.
Kate has lived in Western North Carolina for almost thirty years. Originally from central Georgia, her family moved to WNC in 1993 for the arts community, and quickly fell in love with the four season climate, laid back culture and numerous outdoor recreational opportunities. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies.
She has always loved all things home related, from DIY projects to landscaping and from furniture to art selections. She comes to Allard + Roberts with over 10 years of professional experience in small business operations and production management. Kate was first exposed to professional design while working as a production manager for a local wedding and event design studio. There she found that she thrives being around creativity and excels at bringing structure and processes to projects and installations. In other words, she’s great at keeping creative types organized!
A self proclaimed homebody, when not working Kate can generally be found immersed in a renovation project for her own home. Her 11 year old would tell you that Kate has never met a house plant she didn’t love, or a power tool for that matter. She also enjoys spending time at the lake or on the river with her husband and daughter, the two loves of her life.
Linda is a Michigan native who was drawn to the mountains of Western North Carolina in 1998. Michigan winters are brutal so the milder climate, laid back atmosphere, natural beauty, and arts/culture lured them to the Bat Cave area outside of Asheville.
She has always been drawn to real estate and design, so combining those interests with her business background was a natural fit. When Linda joined the A+R team in 2017, she brought with her many years of small business owner/operator experience, as well as a BS in Business Administration from Western Carolina University. Not only is hers the first voice you hear when calling the office, but she is also manages accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchasing, inventory and delivery coordination.
Linda is passionate about small business development, and has been an integral part of the firm’s growth. She is a tireless cheerleader for the A+R design team. When she isn’t working or cheerleading the team, she enjoys hiking, gardening, and creative writing.
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 redirect 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 then joined Talli as a business partner and they worked together to build the firm that exists today. At A+R, she found that Interior Design constantly provides something new to learn and new products to be inspired by. She was instrumental in sourcing the high end brands that A+R is known for, including semi-custom and fully custom furniture. The relationships that Sharon built with key vendors have continued on, even after her retirement.
In 2019, Sharon decided to take a step back from business ownership to pursue her other passions including Pilates, photography and travel. She still consults from time to time, when she’s not taking a Pilates class, or away on a new photography adventure. If she’s not traveling or consulting, she and her husband can be found checking out the latest restaurant to open in Asheville, or on long walks around Grove Park with their two dogs, Nikko and Luca.