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.—Suzuyo Fox
“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.”—Kia Walker
“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.”—David Gertner
“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!”—Sharon Polonia and Jeff Oshona
“Our experience with A&R was nothing short of first class. The entire A&R team was very organized and handled everything is a very professional way. Our project was a remodel of a home from the 1920’s that lent to many adjustments on the fly. We ended up with a home that we are exceptionally proud of and our use of A&R can be directly responsible for the the end result. We live 6 to 7 hours away from the project which made it almost impossible for us to have done this project without some help. A&R conveniently made the distance a non-factor by handling most of the issues that needed a local touch. I would not hesitate to use the team again. We highly recommend A+R.”—William Owens
“Allard + Roberts did an excellent job working with me on material, paint, tiles, granite, flooring, etc. selections and interfacing this information with Glennwood Builders. They were professional, always on time, followed up on every details and kept the project. They work together as a team which seemed expensive, however, it turned out much more efficient and saved money in the end.. They are skilled at their craft, understand their clients needs and styles, create and patient. I recommend them each time a new person buy property at The Cliffs of Walnut Cove, Asheville, NC.”—D Bailey
“We have been aware of A + R for some time, as several of our friends have used their design services. After we bought our new home, we knew that we wanted to work with A + R even if it meant waiting several months until they had availability on their schedule. As it turns out they were able to begin sooner than planned. From the moment we began, we were embraced by their warm, knowledgeable team. Our need was to create inviting and comfortable spaces for our large family. From the moment that we began our project, we developed a strong trust in the team. Therefore, we were willing to take their advice and step beyond our comfort level in some of our decisions. A + R thinks outside the box; for example when they weren’t able to source a dining table that fit our space, they had one made. We selected the wood and finishes on the table and we are thrilled with the final result. We love our new home, and would not hesitate to recommend the services of A + R.”—Sandra H
“A&R helped us to remodel our house. We wanted a brighter and more contemporary look, and Talli, Sharon and their team produced a space we could not be happier with. They’re organized, knowledgeable, thorough and easy to work with. Also, they’re fun and really nice. I recommend them without reservation.”—S Howes
“Allard & Roberts and their team were the best! Incredibly professional, transparent, conscientious and dedicated. They listened to our opinions and concerns and created a Mountain home exactly suited to our wants and needs. They followed up on every detail to make sure the end result was nothing short of perfect. We had a wonderful working relationship and what’s more we had fun during the entire process.”—Lisa Furguson
“Allard and Roberts did an outstanding job. Living out of state and trying to build a home was a little overwhelming. They had worked with our architect and builder before so were very familiar with how they worked. They were always on the same page by staying in contact with them. So with our choices we felt that we had the perfect team for this project.
After talking to us, Allard and Roberts had a great feel of the style and design we were wanting. They listened to us and kept us focused. They were very organized and kept our selections simple but with great and beautiful choices-never felt overwhelmed. Very professional in every way. They were a great team to work with and ended up with a beautiful home. I would definitely and highly recommend them.”—Nancy Zivney
“Oh, the team at Allard + Roberts is the best. To be honest, I have just started a project with them, but after working with my fair share of designers, I can already tell they are top knotch. I’ll review my review after the project is complete, but I can only imagine I’ll just be adding to the positive message.
After hearing countless positive reviews from other professionals, it was no secret Glennwood has been wanting our homeowners to start working with Allard + Roberts for some time now. Finally, we have a homeowner that is also thrilled about finding them, and we couldn’t be happier.”—Glenwood Custom Builders (NC)
“Allard + Roberts Interior Design is a great company to work with. We have been fortunate enough to work with Talli and Sharron and it has been a privilege. The attention to detail they bring to the table is outstanding and it allows everything to go so smooth. Talli and Sharron are very very talented and have a great knowledge of every aspect of the building industry which helps everyone involved in the project. We would strongly recommend Allard + Roberts to our clients, Friends, and Family.”—Advance Cabinetry
“They were worth every penny!’ That’s how my husband describes the services we have received from Allard + Roberts. We used their project management services and found them to be invaluable. They identified many issues prior to the build of our new home, saving us money and time. Their project management skills are exceptional. They quickly built an excellent working relationship with our builder, kept us on top of critical timelines & budget issues. As for their design skills, they are exceptional. They listened to us and paid attention to our likes and dislikes, helping us to create the home of our dreams. Talli Roberts and Sharon Allard and their talented team members Michelle & Tamara, were a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. Our only regret is that we did not employ their services during the architectural design stages.”—R Sipos
“We feel very fortunate to have found Allard + Roberts to guide us through the design of our Asheville mountain retreat. We were initially attracted to an on-line interview of Talli Roberts that shared her philosophy of listening to her clients and then guiding them tastefully. Their portfolio appealed to our aesthetic sense, so it was an easy decision. They used local resources to gain more insights into our taste, and then combined local, national and international sources for their recommendations on furnishing. They recognized that we wanted both fine art and quality handcrafts prominent in our home. They recommended some moderately priced items to fill some basic needs, thereby allowing more funds for the purchase of handcrafted items that moved the design to a much higher level. They recruited local artisans to do custom work, including the construction of a display unit for sculpture and a unique fireplace screen and tools for an irregularly shaped fireplace. They also steered us to some handcrafted furniture including barstools and office furniture that beautifully optimize space utilization and function. Their talent as designers is matched by their warmth and kindness. Our relationship with them doesn’t end with our home. A friendship and respect has developed that should last for years to come.”—M Offermann
“Retro+Fit Design has worked with Allard + Roberts several times over the last few years. We consider them integral to the overall design of the home. They are very easy to work with and have wonderful design “eyes”. Allard + Roberts understand how light, color, and texture are integral in the designed space. They are able to come up with quick solutions when design conundrums arise. I would highly recommend Allard + Roberts.”—Retro+Fit Design L.L.C.
“The best decision we made was to hire Allard + Roberts. We live out of state and building a new home can be very stressful. Much of the stress was relieved as we could count on them to make sight visits and make many design decisions. They were invaluable to us!! They streamlined the selection process and their organization was terrific. A binder with ALL design selections is provided, including pricing. Team work is a key component of their success.”—M Haislip
“Working with Allard + Roberts was a wonderful experience that yielded a fantastic result. Upon purchasing a lot and hiring an architect, we needed an interior design firm that would help us to create our dream house. We engaged A+R to help with this task. A budget and time frame were established. A+R completed our project on time and within budget. They were true professionals and a pleasure to work with. They documented every step of the process and kept us advised. Their knowledge, expertise, follow up,and pleasant work style made the process fun. We ended up with a design that met our needs and looks fantastic. We feel that we were fortunate to have selected and been able to work with one of Asheville’s premiere design firms.”—R Anoff
“Exceeded expectations! A glowing recommendation from a friend led me to Allard + Roberts when facing the daunting task of downsizing and building a new house. From the first meeting Talli and Sharon listened and truly understood that while I wanted a cleaner more contemporary background; I had a life time of art, antiques and treasures from many travels that were important to be incorporated into the design. With an unerring eye for design, they made it happen…beautifully!
It has been a pleasure to work with the very organized and professional Allard + Roberts team. No detail is too small or overlooked. With complete confidence, I can highly recommend their services.”—J MacNeill
“Talli and Sharon are truly the best at what they do! I knew the minute I met them that they were the perfect fit for my project. My husband and I began the process of building a custom home and shortly after the framing began, I knew we needed help and fast. Talli and Sharon met with me within the week and they poured their time into our project to keep it on track. They designed the fireplace, trim, crown moulding, stair tower, etc. They chose lighting, tile, counter tops, paint schemes, electrical placement, and much more. Then, it was onto furniture, fabric, window treatments, rugs, artwork, accessories, and much more. They are problem solvers. They are extremely professional and their attention to detail is what sets them apart. I trusted them with every aspect of designing my home. I would highly recommend them!”—J Tamplin
“I initially hired Talli when I first moved to Asheville over 2 years ago. She worked with me to coordinate the move, purchase new furniture, and coordinate the delivery and placement of my existing furniture on move in day. I was able to communicate my style to her and she worked within my budget. At the same time she led me to several local businesses that carry sustainable furniture and to various local artists to create the right ambiance. She was fun to work with and completely dependable. I have worked with several designers all over the country and I have to say this was the most stress less move I have ever had! In fact I enjoyed working with Talli so much that I hired her and Sharon to coordinate the renovation of my basement this past year. Since I travel for work so much it was important that I have someone who is trustworthy and dependable to see that work would carry on in my absence. She helped with getting estimates from several contractors then worked with the contractor and project manager to oversee the project in its entirety. When I was in town we made selections and when I was gone she made sure that the project moved forward. Talli helped me work through countless decisions and always looked for ways to save me money. My house looks great and always gets amazing comments from my friends and guests. But probably the best part of working with Talli and Sharon is they make you feel like family. I can’t recommend them highly enough!”—Nancy
“As we prepared to open our new salon, we appreciated Talli’s guidance and recommendations. During construction she was our sounding board for design ideas and spacial considerations. She was instrumental in helping us with interior and exterior color and finish selections. We can highly recommend Talli because she is knowledgeable, professional and detail oriented. On top of that she’s fun to work with!”—Sarah & Moriah / Bari Salon
“We chose Allard + Roberts for our project because they always listened to what our goals were and worked with us to achieve our goals. Excellent job. Available, flexible. Could not have been more pleased. Highly recommend them.”—M Furmisky
“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.”—Rod & Karen Allen
“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!”—Luis & Nikki