Testimonials

Bringing to life a home for my clients is why I love what I do. Designing spaces that bring people joy gives me the greatest thrill.

 Here are some of the very kind words clients have shared with me.

“We engaged Helen to help us with a complete refit on an intergenerational family bach that had 3 families involved. Helen listened to all our needs and then responded with some great initial concepts, working within our budget, resulting in an outcome which we all loved and rolled with.

Being a remote holiday property, Helen had everything well detailed and documented for us and all the trades. We felt confident knowing that all the plans and instructions were in place as we were not able to be onsite all the time. Helen ensured we were organised well in advance with ordering fixtures and fittings that we had sourced through her suppliers, hence avoiding costly hold ups on site through delays caused by Covid.

Helen is great to work with and is fantastic at thorough explanations on any questions, giving you the confidence with her choices. Her love for her work is infectious to the point you want to give her another project to do!”

Julie T | Langs Beach | 2021

“Recently I had the pleasure of working with Helen Sheppard watching her transform a drab, urban rental property into a desirable family home with real Wow factor! Helen worked tirelessly, diligently overseeing every aspect of the transformation. Helen selected and managed trades people, whilst enhancing and refreshing the property in a cost conscious manner. This effort was well rewarded with the eventual outcome at auction being extremely competitive and exceeding all expectations, well above the reserve price.

Without a doubt, Helen will see where to add value, she can oversee all aspects of your project and best of all, Helen will ensure your investment is well rewarded.

Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!”

Cathy Smith, Unlimited Potential Real Estate

“Without Helen we would never have achieved the result we did when we sold our house. She is truly amazing at what she does!

From day 1 she was organized and efficient, helping us to set a budget, prioritizing what changes would maximize the potential of the house and importantly too, what wouldn’t. She had reliable, quality tradespeople working alongside her, she supplied us with quotes and receipts for every step of the process and negotiated on our behalf to ensure we were getting the most return for our budget. Everything was completed on time (to the day) and on budget (to the dollar).

Her design ideas were fabulous! We, of course, wanted to attract as many potential buyers as possible and she managed to achieved that almost impossible task of balancing the style of the house with designs that would appeal to a wide variety of tastes. When we saw the final marketing pictures we were were absolutely blown away.

Renovating to sell when based overseas, as we were, should have been a challenging prospect, but with Helen in charge it was very simple and we had total trust in her. She was always a professional and lovely person to deal with.

The result we achieved was well beyond our expectations – a true reflection of Helen’s talent, hard work and dedication to her craft and clients.”

Miranda C | London

“We have had the pleasure of working with Helen on many occasions both recommending her to our clients and in our own personal capacity.

Helen helped us with our own Remuera apartment that was very dated when we bought it. She gave us a comprehensive outline of what could be done, she project managed the work, engaged suppliers and presented us with a fabulous end product that we were absolutely delighted with.

A huge testament to Helen’s work within our own property is that we are super confident in introducing Helen to our clients who she has helped at different levels. With one client she helped on two different projects; one to add those indefinable finishing touches to some spaces to take them to that next level required for a substantial Parnell family home – it was these touches that ultimately helped sell the home. The other to assist with exterior and interior colours, textures and textiles on a client’s re-clad project.

We successfully sold a Remuera townhouse that Helen had overseen a full makeover of the design and project management on. She took the property from a dated 90’s inspired townhouse to a home that was modern and super stylish.

Helen is a very talented lady with an eye for design, space and colour and the contacts, suppliers and skills to pull it all together. We even have a new project lined up for her in our new apartment!”

Lisa and Steve Stone | Ray White | Parnell

“I knew I was going to need help when faced with building a new house, achieving the look and feel I could envisage it in my mind.

I felt a bit apprehensive about finding an Interior Designer, one who would understand the feeling I wanted to create, a home with soul and beauty. 5 minutes into my conversation with Helen I knew I’d found that designer, and what a fantastic, sometimes hilarious, journey we had! Helen encouraged me to step outside of myself and take some risks with colour, pattern, wallpaper and finishes all the while making me feel heard when I expressed some hesitance.

We have the most beautiful home filled with stunning spaces inside and out. A home with a soul and beautifully personal touches. A true family home.

I’m so grateful for Helen, not only is she an absolutely gorgeous human she is incredibly talented. Thank you from The Boersen family.”

Michael, Harrison & Stella | Auckland

“Helen worked closely and diligently with our architects, Design Group Stapleton Elliot, in finalising the interior and exterior colour schemes of the independent villas in Greytown’s Orchards retirement village. She was also involved in the foundation stage of the FFE fitout for our show villa and community centre. Her attention to detail and keen eye for colour means that we are really pleased with the work that she completed for us.”

Craig Percy | Developer/Director The Orchards | Greytown Lifestyle Retirement | 2020

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