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– Cathy Fisher
Shirley Roggen was our designer and decorator on a major remodeling project that included a kitchen, family room, wet bar, and powder bath. Before we started the project she spent a lot of time consulting with us. She listened to our ideas and turned them into line drawings to confirm the direction. During the project she addressed our budget and advocated for us with the sub-contractors to make sure the project would meet our approval. Her attention to detail and the wonderful palette of colors she selected added the finishing touches. We love the ambience she created and have had many compliments from all who see the finished product!
– B and L Vidrine
Shirley was very respectful and listened carefully to want we wanted. She made wonderful suggestions on how to improve on our ideas and gave us a great kitchen and bath that our family (and all our friends) truly love.
– Steve and Marilyn Lovegren
We have been working together with Shirley Roggen, who helped us decorate, since 1985. She worked in our home and then later when we downsized to two smaller homes. Shirley has excellent taste with reasonable or a wide range of prices. She has a very good feel of what someone likes and is very capable of making the right choices for your individual needs. She doesn’t pressure you if you say “no” to a suggestion. We have been very impressed with her talent, skills and work ethic.
– Cathy Fisher
We have known Shirley Roggen for over 20 years and she has worked on projects for us in two homes. She always puts her clients first and her integrity, business savvy, and creativity put her ahead of her peers. Her vision to think outside box always amazes us, and during our projects she always brought us multiple options to choose from so we felt empowered in the design decision process. She balances this creativity with an ability to cut corners on expense to best serve us, her clients, by staying within budget. She has worked on projects for us that include bathrooms, kitchens, and wine cellars and we have always been pleased.
I never would have thought of that!
– CT and GS
My husband and I have now had Shirley Roggen work on four projects with us over the years. She has worked on our Lake Oswego house (primary residence) over the years as we have remodeled in a Southern/European style. She has completely done a *new* barnhouse in Coffeyville, Kansas to replicate Timberline Lodge in Oregon with an elegant rustic look and massive western pieces. We asked her to do the beach house on the Oregon coast in soft pastels and all colors “sea and sand” for a relaxing atmosphere. She is now involved in some work on our inn in Kovachevitsa, Bulgaria with the use of textiles. I believe Shirley Roggen’s sense of how to put pieces and patterns together is innate with her. She is a specialist on textiles and lighting, all that are material to making a project complete for the desired outcome. Her style sense is superb.
Until I met Shirley Roggen, I had never used a designer to plan a remodel. She helped me fulfill my vision about design elements I wanted and showed me that things I thought I could not afford, like a fabulous decorative bathroom tile design, could be accomplished within my budget.
– Connie Tyson - http://www.tysonschaubandwilson.com/
Shirley was asked to completely re-do color schemes and furniture in a purchased townhouse on the Oregon Coast.
Prior owners used very dark and deep colors, and I wished the soft beach colors replicating the grays and light turquoise and an extremely soft hint of lavender hues of what was out the window. Benjamin Moore colors selected throughout all rooms are easy and restful and do not compete with the amazing views out of each window. Textile selections for all furniture was subtle to the ocean theme and as I desired, not “kitschy”. They are elegant and in the same hues and add dimension and texture throughout. They also are washable and/or coated well for coming in from the beach and wet swimsuits plopping down on them.
We own a Maine wooden lobster cage always desiring to use it “someday” in a great way, and Shirley had a table with wrought iron legs and bullnosed edges built for it with a glass top as our coffee table. It’s front-and-center and a true conversation piece.
The *tricky* part of this townhouse was an impossible bathroom, now our pride and joy. It was dark, no windows, pocket doors out to a hall and also into a guest bedroom. Had been done in mustard and sage green (ugh), and Shirley re-created it with boat lighting, canned lighting, Ralph Lauren nautical maps wallpaper, bronze porthole scones on either side of a porthole very large mirror, and it came to life.
We wanted a master bathroom in the soft pink that is on the inside of a conch shell, but didn’t want anything feminine. Shirley chose a pale pink and counterbalanced it with deep marine blue in towels, etc. for making it nongendered.
Wainscoting was added upstairs and down and painted a rich white. Hardware from Chown Hardware in many marine life designs was found by Shirley and placed in the kitchen and in both bathrooms, also adding a textural and whimsical detail in dark pewter – sea urchins, sea horses, driftwood long cupboard pulls, star fish. It’s in the details, and eye candy. The most powerful pieces asked for and in place are two dauphins (old European versions of dolphins) she had faux painted by a colleague to match the tile of the fireplace. They reside on either side of the fire box. The result evokes a “Wow!” from everyone who steps into the beach house.”
– Connie Tyson - http://www.tysonschaubandwilson.com/
Shirley was asked to develop the character of a barnhouse interior resembling Timberline Lodge and WilloRoc Lodge in Missouri for 80 acres deeded from the Osage Land Trust. In so doing, Pendleton Woolen Mills Indian prints were used in the custom sofa/love seat in the living room, drapes replicated hand woven and embroidered ones as in Timberline Lodge. Four poster bed for the master, and full-length leather framed floor to ceiling mirrors were crafted by a master leather goods craftsman. Client had seen a stained glass window of a buffalo desired for a window covering and this was created custom to her specifications through her glass craftsmen. Lamps with pigskin shades exactly matching those at Timberline Lodge were obtained for the sunroom overlooking the pond. A wicker chair (painted chocolate) with a blood red leather cushion seat was found by Shirley at a consignment store for that area as well. Tile for 3 bathrooms and the kitchen were specially fired with designs of pond, buffalo, grasshopper and to match the barn red cupboards in the kitchen that I had always wanted. Paint colors were very carefully selected, and predominantly Benjamin Moore, my favorite paint brand, and change with light in the barnhouse. It was a very difficult project due to its remoteness and worker issues, but Shirley somehow pulled it together to perfection.