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Roger Higgins never seems to slow down. He’s always on the go, creating stunning interiors. Roger established R. Higgins Interiors in 1994 and throughout the years has lived by the philosophy that the most significant element in the process of creating homes is the people who live in them. Throughout the years, he has continued creating timeless spaces directed by the clients’ needs and wants. We took advantage of his availability during a rare moment between projects to ask five quick questions that cover where he shops, what he loves, saving and splurging, and holiday decorations.

This guy never slows down!

What are your favorite places to shop?

  1. Gas Lamp Antique Mall
  2. Harpeth Gallery
  3. Bennett Galleries
  4. Bergdorf Goodman at Christmas
  5. LiveAuctioneers

One of Roger’s favorite spots to hunt for home interiors, Harpeth Gallery is full of treasures. We can see why he loves it so much.

Where should we save, and where should we splurge?

Save on wall-to-wall carpet and splurge on rugs. Save on fabric and splurge on wallpaper.

“We love to use wallpaper in unexpected areas and, if we can, find a pattern that brings all of the colors in a house together,” Roger tells us.

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What trends will we see in 2019?

No more all white! I hope to see earthy browns, greens and terracotta shades.

Roger is hoping to see more greens and fewer whites in 2019. Based on this photo alone, we can’t help but agree. Image: Reid Rolls

What are three things you love right now?

  1. My favorite paint color is Farrell Calhoun Metropolis.
  2. The giant horse at 5th & Taylor gets me every time.
  3. I love going to Creekside Garden Center and Flower Mart for fresh holiday florals and plants for my home.

Set in the center of this Germantown restaurant, the horse sculpture is something that continues to impress Roger. Image: 5th & Taylor

How are you decorating for the holidays?

We tend to keep the decorating very consistent each year using as natural looking greenery as possible — pine cones, mixed pine and magnolia garland, red berries and juniper berries, occasionally eucalyptus garland and ribbon where needed. We use real and faux greenery, depending on the client. The trees, if faux, we recommend Frontgate or Balsam Hill because they are so realistic.

Roger has a knack for holiday design and keeps things natural with — pine cones, mixed pine and magnolia garland, red berries and juniper berries. Image: R. Higgins Interiors

RELATED: Expert Ideas for Elegant Holiday Party Decor

To learn more about Roger, read our Interior Designer Crush feature, where he answers many more questions and gives a look into the beautiful spaces he creates. You will quickly see why we are crushing on him! 


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