We purchased our home in February 2021, right in the middle of the pandemic. It was a time of long supply chain delays and Covid-related work issues. And because we were brand-new to the area and our project called for an extensive renovation and a lot of furniture acquisition, we needed a fir that could provide project management along with the design component. Allard & Roberts has a highly professional and creative team who effortlessly made the magic happen. We are very happy with the results and grateful that A&R got us to the finish line during a very trying time.
“It is no exaggeration to say that, for me, Talli and Megan saved the day. My husband and I bought a lovely home, but one that was dark and dated inside and heavily stylized in Tudor fashion. Long story short, Talli and Megan transformed the interior in just 4 months in Transitional style, and now I LOVE our home which feels fresh and bright – the kitchen especially.
Among their strengths: Talli & Megan LISTEN. They tailor their suggestions to the client’s preferences and tastes, not their own. At the same time, I appreciated their candor when I asked for a “yay” or “nay” about the areas I was decorating on my own (the upstairs bedrooms, for example).
A&R has been in business in Asheville for over a decade, so they are well connected and facilitated many of the introductions I needed coming from a different state, including finding the General Contractor. They worked in partnership with the builder so that I could be across the country while the work was being done and I didn’t have to worry about managing it myself – that’s how much trust I placed in A&R.
Talli and Megan and team are also highly responsive. I had a tight timeframe to complete this project before we moved in. Talli and Megan always responded to me within 24 hours or less and they helped drive the project to the expected completion date, including managing the punch list follow up and the furniture delivery to ensure no items arrived damaged or caused damage. They even helped find accessories to create a finished look.
If you have the means to invest in a high-end, blue chip design service – A&R is the team to beat. I highly recommend them. They are also a lot of fun to work with.”
“The Allard and Roberts team did a phenomenal job of managing all aspects of my design project, with the significant distractions of the Covid pandemic during the entire time. I am very satisfied with their professional manor and am very excited by the results of their work. They listened carefully to what I considered important and were able to accomodate what I was looking for, even when I was not 100% sure myself. It was not easy with covid issues and related problems including delays with the developer and available furnishings but they saw it thru to completion.
I highly recommend them.”
Sharon Polonia and Jeff Oshona
“Allard + Roberts made building our new home a streamlined, simple and enjoyable experience. They are a team of talented professionals that lead all facets of interior design from initial furniture layout and selection, color palette planning, lighting, plumbing fixtures, floor and window treatments and all finishing details.
A+R are detail oriented solution seekers with an approachable design style. Talli and her team were able to lead me through the proper sequencing of selections to stay on schedule. Additionally, they worked with the architect and construction team to assure all aspects of the planning were executed according to our vision.
They listened to my needs and proposed perfect solutions. Every member of their team is personable and professional. Calls and questions are always addressed promptly. They also have extensive resources including local artists. The art we selected added a special connection to our new community.
Their guidance was invaluable, and we are ecstatic with the results!”
Luis & Nikki
“Talli and Sharon are the best. They helped us remodel and decorate a house from 700 miles away. They understood our vision and created a beautiful yet livable home that exceeded our expectations. With Talli and Sharon at the helm, we had an end to end experience which was surprisingly easy and even enjoyable. With their organizational skills and attention to detail, we stopped worrying about the project because we knew Sharon and Talli were all over it! Many thanks. We are so pleased with our results!”
Rod & Karen Allen
“Allard + Roberts provided a complete design service for a new home in Black Mountain, NC. As an owner not present during the construction, we relied on Talli and team to provide all the details and selections (colors, tile, cabinets, woodwork, wood and carpet floors, bath and kitchen arrangements, lighting details, window treatments, and some furnishings) ahead of the builder. They also monitored the progress of the work to insure the design efforts were ahead of the builder’s schedule, and provided eyes and ears many times in our absence.
Only regret was that we did not hire them earlier in process, as there were opportunities to tweak the design that would have provided cost-saving benefits up front.
Advantages of using Allard + Roberts also included their access to competitive pricing for all the subcontractors they sourced.
The project lasted about two years, and likely saved us more money, let alone the value of the time/effort, than we paid for the services they spec’d out.
Strongly recommend using them in a custom home, but they will also provide this value in any size project where design and service are critical.”