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 are  Sarah (design and marketing coordinator), and Sheree (office administrator); with this team, you'll never be without someone to speak to at the By Design Interiors, Christchurch office.

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. 

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.

But we don't stop there. 

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.


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 her clients' unique tastes and personalities through color, 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 

Phone: 021 712 699


LYNLEY - Dip. Interior Design

Dip. Interior Design

SARAH - Dip. Graphic Design

Dip. Graphic Design


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 coordinates 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 

Phone: 027 8500 167



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


SHEREE - Office Administrator

Office Administrator


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