About me

Helen Sheppard Design – creating spaces that have a sense of light and warmth, that feel like ‘home’.

I have nearly two decades of renovation and interior design experience and have a very hands-on approach with each and every one of my projects. My eye for home design and passion for styling comes through in the life and energy I bring to every project, always looking for smart and genuine styling solutions. I love to create spaces that have a sense of light and warmth, that feel like ‘home’.

I was raised in Wellington and later settled on the twin coasts of Auckland, New Zealand. My love of interior design was inspired early, by a creative family background. I went on to complete multiple renovation and rebuild projects for my own family, both in New Zealand, and in the United States. As a wife and mother to three teenage boys, I’m intimately aware that your home must evolve to accommodate ever changing needs – be it a family, a couple or one’s own space – without compromise.

Creating a home that is lived in and loved.

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My home interior designs combine a welcoming aesthetic through my love and use of colour. With my attention to detail I work with my clients to create a home that melds the beautiful with the practical, form with function, always working in harmony. Using layered textures and patterns with ‘surprise’ elements that have a personal touch, I bring warmth and individuality to each and every room.

My practical nature ensures every project is approached in an organised and solutions based manner. Having learnt over the years inevitably some things don’t quite go to plan, regardless, there is always a way to resolve it!

My work has been recognised and featured in Your Home and Garden, NZ Kitchens and Bathrooms, NZ Herald Homes and the cover of One Roof magazine.

How I work

I spent two decades in the Health and Beauty industry, where I launched, ran and successfully sold my own business providing me with a solid business management foundation. In 2012 I decided to take my passion for all things home design to the next level.  Studying for and gaining my Interior Design qualifications, what had once been a love of all things design, became the career I love.

My experience through owning and running my own business and managing numerous projects has taught me the ability to anticipate a project and communicate with my clients and suppliers, keeping budgets, timelines and expectations realistic and met. Most importantly,  I have a trusted group of trade professionals and suppliers who deliver a great job consistently.

I work hard to meet my client’s expectations. They’re often exceeded, as is shown in their very kind words.

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