R. Higgins Interiors

Our Approach

The Essence of Grace

Often, the most richly pleasing aspects of life can also be the most difficult to put into words. Grace and charm work their magic most effectively when served up with a subtle touch. The truly sublime never calls too much attention to itself. That is its allure. And therein lies its power.

“You take these disparate parts, and bring them together to make it look like it’s all part of the same story.”

Each Vision is Unique

At the outset of any project, Roger Higgins begins by focusing on one deceptively simple question: What is right for this house? By marrying his own singular instinct with the personalities and lifestyles of the home’s occupants, a vision materializes into a stunning reality.

“Sometimes you don’t need to do much. I just try to make sure that whatever we do goes with whatever part of the story is already happening in that house.”

Whether he turns his hand to a simple bedroom makeover marking a daughter’s 16th birthday, or a sweeping 12,000 sq. ft. vacation estate, every project receives the same unwavering commitment. And there is literally no limit to the level of service this team can provide.

“We just finished a grueling installation in a remote mountain house,” Roger explains. It was a giant amount of work, and incredibly challenging in so many ways. But when it all came together, the clients couldn’t have been happier. They walked in the door and it was done. Every plate, every towel, every chair, pillow, lamp, and rug. Everything down to the dog bowls and dog food. I love the completion. That feeling of handing over the finished product – that’s why we do it.”

Ann Shipp, Roger’s partner in business and in life, goes a step further: “Our clients provide us a massive level of trust. When you think about the amount of money being spent, and to give that creative freedom – but they’ve seen what Roger has done before, and they just know it’s going to be great.

“Every client’s level of involvement is very different. Some are here all the time, wanting to see every fabric and every trim. And of course we’re happy to accommodate. But I feel Roger works more creatively when they just see his sketches and let him run with something.”

And run he will.

 

Roger Higgins Design Sketch Blackberry Farm Living Room
Blackberry Farm Living Room Sketch

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Our Team

Principal Designer

Roger Higgins

Roger’s highly refined style springs from a gifted imagination, perfectly coupled with a deep appreciation for the classic elements of architecture. He has an uncanny knack for making surprising design choices that still feel effortless and inevitable, once assembled in context.

“Once I see in my mind’s eye what a room is going to look like, fortunately I’m able to draw it. I find it so much easier to communicate a vision that way, rather than trying to describe it with words. Honestly, I didn’t even realize I could draw until I went to school to study design.”

Roger Higgins
Principal Designer

Roger Higgins


Principal Designer

Ann Shipp

With her incredible attention to detail and boundless energy, Roger’s partner Ann oversees all aspects of the business. Her extensive list of resources, references and goals is legendary among all who know her.

“Roger will be out shopping, and every time he ends up choosing pieces that have all of us wondering what on earth he’s thinking. But then in combination, and in context, it’s all somehow perfect. He sees things and imagines things that others don’t.”

Ann Shipp
Principal Designer

Ann Shipp


Senior Designer

Jillian Downham

Though Jillian loves virtually every aspect of her job, her favorite days are those spent sketching alongside Roger and bouncing ideas back and forth in a project’s early stages.

“Roger and Ann are two of the most wonderful people you could ever hope to work for, or with. They care so deeply about each client. And their attention to detail is amazing.”

Senior Designer, Jillian Downham
Senior Designer

Jillian Downham


Senior Designer

Carolyn Kelly

Carolyn collaborated with numerous talented designers before joining our team. But she’s found her home working with Roger, who she considers a true visionary.

“Roger develops lasting relationships with clients because he knows how to listen, and understands the way they use their spaces. His vision and impeccable eye for detail are always reflected in his iconic southern interiors.”

Senior Designer, Carolyn Kelly
Senior Designer

Carolyn Kelly


Assistant Designer

Virginia Collins

Virginia thrives on new opportunities and fresh challenges. Fortunately, we have no shortage of either.

“No two days here are ever the same. Each day I learn something new from Roger and Ann – they’re just such wonderful mentors.”

Assistant Designer, Virginia Collins
Assistant Designer

Virginia Collins


Assistant Designer

Caitlin

As a valuable member of our team, Caitlin is involved in all phases of the design process with a variety of clients.

“No project is the same, and each one turns out more beautiful than I could imagine! I am grateful to be on a team that works their hardest every day.”

Assistant Designer, Caitlin
Assistant Designer

Caitlin


Assistant Designer

Lauren

As one of our up-and-coming talents, Lauren finds every day working with Roger and the team means learning and inspiration.

“Watching a vision go from inside Roger’s head to a real living, breathing space is one of my favorite parts of working with him. I sit in awe every time he sketches.”

Assistant Designer, Lauren
Assistant Designer

Lauren


Finance Director

Melonie Levernier

Though it seems every project faces inevitable unforeseen challenges, Melonie knows her team will find a way to deliver what they’ve promised, whatever it takes.

“Roger and Ann are truly honored to be chosen as designers on any project. They invest themselves fully into every detail, every time.”

Finance Director, Melonie Levernier
Finance Director

Melonie Levernier


Purchasing Manager

Chelsey Nariss

Chelsey loves the atmosphere around the office, and appreciates all the assistance provided by our intrepid office dogs, Birdie and Lillie.

“I truly feel like we are a family here – we laugh together every single day and even in times of stress, we can always take a moment to appreciate the positive things in life.”

Purchasing Manager, Chelsey Nariss
Purchasing Manager

Chelsey Nariss


Administrative Assistant

Kelsey Johnson

One of Kelsey’s favorite things about her job is seeing the strong camaraderie between all team members, regardless of their official roles.

“It's so exciting to see a project start from the very beginning, then seeing the final product and knowing that everyone on the team had some part in that project’s success.”

Administrative Assistant, Kelsey Johnson
Administrative Assistant

Kelsey Johnson


Office Assistant

Haley Price

Haley’s flexible, positive attitude is like having an extra ray of sunshine in our lives at all times.

“Roger and Ann have put together a very talented, hard-working, and fun team of designers and staff. It's always an exciting day in the office!”

Office Assistant, Haley Price
Office Assistant

Haley Price


Mentor. Teacher. Friend.

Judy Jackson

Judy first began working with Ann Shipp in the days before Ann and Roger merged their businesses. She has amassed a lifetime of knowledge on every aspect of custom framing, and generously shares her deep expertise in gold leaf and other artisanal finishes.

Mentor, Teacher, Friend, Judy Jackson
Mentor. Teacher. Friend.

Judy Jackson


Office Dogs

Birdie and Lillie

Though rarely shy about sharing their opinions, neither of our resident muses could be reached for comment.

Office Dogs, Birdie and Lillie
Office Dogs

Birdie and Lillie

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