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.
What are your favorite places to shop?
- Gas Lamp Antique Mall
- Harpeth Gallery
- Bennett Galleries
- Bergdorf Goodman at Christmas
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.
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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.
What are three things you love right now?
- My favorite paint color is Farrell Calhoun Metropolis.
- The giant horse at 5th & Taylor gets me every time.
- I love going to Creekside Garden Center and Flower Mart for fresh holiday florals and plants for my home.
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.
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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