Cyrus Interiors specializes in upscale contemporary residential and commercial design projects since opening in Ann Arbor in 2004. We are a member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and The Michigan Design Center. Our goal is to create a unique and highly functional space for each personality and use. We strive to create lasting client relationships while providing quality products and services.
Owner and lead designer Shirley Wickman graduated with an associate’s degree in Interior Design from the Junior College of Albany in New York and a BFA in Interior Design from the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago. Shirley started her career as a designer with Saks, Inc., but soon ventured out on her own.
She has worked on diverse projects ranging from a high-rise condo in Chicago, a vacation home in Florida, and even a “surprise” bedroom redecoration collaboration with Jane Seymour. Her most recent project, Societe Indoor Cycling, has been a great accomplishment in space planning, finish selection and ADA requirements.
She is always looking for the newest design trends and making them uniquely her own. Her clients know that when working with her, they will have a finished product unlike anyone else’s.
Shirley is an active member of the American Society of Interior Designers and has won awards from them since 2011. She has also received awards from Detroit Home Design Awards.
Shirley is the creative force behind Cyrus Interiors’ success.
Christine Sampier, our design assistant and office manager, graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture from the School of Technology. She has utilized her degree mostly in the field of residential design work but is excited to branch out to commercial work as well. She is also passionate about new products, trends and contemporary looks and has a talent for mixing them in interior applications. Christine enjoys assisting and researching the perfect selection of materials and products and supports the logistics of all processes of interior design.
Christine is also heavily involved in the local dance community. She teaches many levels of dance and has used her degree in design to help stage productions. With such talent and unique design skills, Christine has shown great abilities in design and at Cyrus Interiors. And we are thrilled to have her on our team.
Jeff Wickman spends much of his time behind the scenes supporting the business. Jeff has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and holds a current Residential Builders license. Jeff’s expertise lies in construction management, finance, and marketing, but he also works closely with Shirley ensuring that projects stay on schedule, up to code, and within budget.
Cyrus Interiors strives to stay ahead of the latest industry trends. Our annual trips to the Vegas Market and High Point Market allows us to view the latest offerings from hundreds of manufacturers, to attend seminars taught by industry leaders, and to bring fresh ideas and products to our clients.
We have also worked with Eastern Michigan University and Lawrence Tech to bring in talented interns that are always providing the latest in academic knowledge and technology.