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Neil MorganChalet Helèna

Tony RoscoeChalet Les Chantéls

Eliot PowellChalet de la Manche

Sarah WilkinsonPleney Chalet

Andrew & Karen GrabowskiAnières Villa

Neil Morgan

“We worked with shep&kyles on the complete refurbishment of our chalet in Les Gets. As we do not live in locally, we wanted someone who could completely oversee the project and tradespeople as well as help us with all decisions from bathroom taps and light switches to kitchen and basement re-design. Shep&kyles transformed our chalet from a 'mish-mash' of rooms to a beautiful modern home where we love to spend time with family and friends, and at the same time they made the process easy, stress-free and enjoyable for us.

We could never have envisaged such a beautiful result and are very grateful for Kyles' vision, professionalism, and, above all, her understanding of our needs and likes. Her background in design and lighting as well as her experience truly helped to give our chalet the 'wow factor'. We are extremely happy with the quality of the work and reliability of the local trades that shep&kyles work with.

If we ever have the chance to undertake another refurbishment, we would love to work with shep&kyles again.”

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Tony Roscoe

“We want to thank you again for all that you did to help create our wonderful chalet; we are absolutely delighted with it. The choice of finishes, light fittings and furnishings and, above all, your terrific detailing of the wood throughout the chalet give exactly the mix of the 'modern' and 'alpine' look that we were seeking.

We came in on-budget and on-time (at least the ones that you and I agreed!) and the standard of workmanship is great. I have no doubt that your detailed drawings, and sometimes your daily presence were vital and, even though I might have been the most interfering client of all time, we know that we couldn't have managed without you.”

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Eliot Powell

“I was sceptical when our architect recommended shep&kyles design, now we would not embark on such a project without you. Your analysis of our goals vs. the architects' plans was incredibly helpful. You persuaded them that various aspects needed revision. Intricate features are difficult to explain to someone focused on the structure; you embracing and transmitting our finer aspirations was invaluable. Your advice on contractor capabilities improved the selection process, and your language skills and relationships with the trades greatly helped the site-team management.

Your attendance and notes of site meetings, and monitoring of the works meant we did not have to be there. You became a critical part of our team, ensuring we were always properly represented. You solved problems in a timely and practical manner. Choosing finishes & furnishings, designing the lighting systems etc. was simplified by your drawings, design and documentation; we would never have reached the best solutions without your guidance.

You promised at the outset that you would add value beyond your fee. You achieved far more than fulfilling your promise.”

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Sarah Wilkinson

“We have just completed a large rebuild project in Morzine. Kyles came into the project towards the end, as I needed help with lighting design and the internal finishes. I found her to be invaluable and only regret not having her on board at the beginning of the project where she would have been able to help with early decisions on design as well as offer a wide range of quotes for materials used. Her eye for detail and knowledge, not only for locally sourced materials but for those abroad, is excellent, and had she been working on the project from the beginning, I would have found the whole experience more enjoyable and much less stressful and would, undoubtedly, have saved money!

Kyles is efficient and has a very professional approach to a project and was instrumental in pulling everything together and getting the chalet finished to a very high standard. I would highly recommend Shep&kyles to anyone starting out on a similar journey.”

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Andrew & Karen Grabowski

“We worked with shep&kyles on three major projects over a ten year period: the redesign and furnishing of our chalet in Morzine, the interior design for a 4 bedroom apartment in the centre of Geneva, and all of the interior design elements for the full construction of a 5 bedroom villa on the outskirts of Geneva.

Kyles provided an enormous amount of vision and input into the overall style for all properties and once we had agreed the overall style she then followed this up with an array of detailed choices within the agreed guidelines. She has a network of contacts in order to source items, and at the end of each of the projects delivered fully completed and perfectly furnished homes.

Working with Kyles was always a pleasure. She dealt with all of the details, made all of the necessary arrangements and delivered a wonderful result without us having to deal with anything apart from making the decisions around her well thought through suggestions. We will certainly use her again for any future project and would strongly recommend her to others.”

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