ABOUT CYRUS INTERIORS
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. Check out our awards from ASID and Detroit Home on our Awards page. Our goal is to create a transcendent and highly functional space for each personality. Our intention is to create long-lasting client relationships by providing exceptional service and offering quality products.
Cyrus Interiors strives to stay ahead of the latest industry trends. Our annual trips to Vegas Market and High Point Market allows us to view the latest offerings from hundreds of manufacturers. We also have the opportunity to attend seminars taught by industry leaders so that we can bring inventive 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.
Owner and lead designer Shirley Wickman graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Interior Design from the Junior College of Albany, New York and then 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.
Shirley has worked on diverse projects including a high-rise condo in Chicago, a vacation home in Florida, and an exciting “surprise” bedroom redecorating collaboration with Jane Seymour. One of her more recent projects, Societe Indoor Cycling, has been a great accomplishment in space planning, finish selection and ADA requirements.
Shirley 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 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. Christine is passionate about fabrics, trends and multi-faceted looks and has a talent for mixing them in interior applications. She enjoys researching for the perfect selection of materials and products to make the logistics of the processes of interior design seamless.
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 distinct design skills, Christine has shown great abilities in design and at Cyrus Interiors.
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.