By Design Interiors' lead designer Lynley has 20 plus years of interiors industry experience. Alongside Lynley and bringing a wealth of knowledge and impeccable service to our clients is Sarah (design and marketing co-ordinator) and Sheree (office administrator); with this team, you'll never be without someone to speak to at the By Design Interiors, Christchurch office.

Tailored Projects

At By Design Interiors, we tailor each project to your needs, so it's up to you how you want to work with us. We can spend a couple of hours focusing on some key points you can implement yourself, or we can arrange and oversee your home design project. Either way, we will create a package to suit you and your budget. 

Our Services

Your next building or renovation project is in good hands with us as we cover a range of services, including bathroom planning, kitchen planning, wallpaper options, drapery, light shades, upholstery, and bespoke furniture. We're also interior and exterior colour specialists and can help you make the right choice for your Canterbury-based home.

Window Treatments

From the ready-made drapes and Venetian timber blinds of our windows' classic range to the custom made pinch pleated drapes, with thermal linings of our luxury range—and everything in between— we have all your window treatments covered. Ask our team for a window treatment quote today!

We believe an interior designer can bring your vision to life and keep you focused on the overall design ideas, and we're here to back that up.


Business Owner / Interior Designer

In the year 2000, Lynley moved from Gore (Southland) to Christchurch to study, but once she graduated, she realised the city had become her home.

Before starting a family and working for herself, Lynley spent ten years in the kitchen and bathroom industry then more recently, she specialised in flooring.

Lynley believes designing a home's interior is the most challenging yet enjoyable task (besides motherhood) and that building and renovating is exciting. She focuses on keeping her clients on task and loves expressing their clients' unique tastes and personalities through colour, texture, innovative use of wallpapers, lighting, and furnishings, bringing life to their home environments.

Her motto is: trust your instincts; you live there! She says, 'resale may be an important factor, but remember this is your home and sanctuary, and your comfort is essential.'

Lynley Hansen
Dip. Interior Design

Phone: 021 712 699   Email:


Design and Marketing Co-ordinator

Our design and marketing coordinator, Sarah, holds a Dip. Of Graphic Design and is passionate about interior design, art, and design concepts. 

At By Design Interiors, Sarah is responsible for our marketing needs. Also, she co-ordinates our consultations, so you're likely to hear her friendly voice when you make a booking with us.

Sarah's a Cantabrian through and through and loves being part of her community.  Most excitingly, she enjoys seeing the home projects of By Design Interiors' clients evolve into beautiful homes full of colour and warmth.

Sarah van Tuel 
Dip. Graphic Design

Phone: 027 8500 167  Email:


Office Administrator

Sheree is the office administrator at By Design Interiors.  She also runs her own business—'Taylored Bookkeeping', where she offers a range of services to small business owners and sole traders in the North Canterbury region. 

On top of that, she's a mum to a baby girl and twin boys, but her true passion is helping business owners to thrive by using her accounting and administrative skills.

Sheree Taylor 
Phone: 0274 707 898  Email:

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