By Design Interiors is made up our designers Nicola & Lynley with an combined total of over 30 years’ experience within the industry.  With a range of services to help with your next building or renovation project,  from full colour schemes interior/exterior, Bathroom & Kitchen planning, wallpaper, drapery, light shades, upholstery or bespoke furniture; we can spend a couple of hours to give focus to key points to implement yourself,  or can arrange and oversee the project, we will create a package to suit your needs and budget.  An interior designer can bring your vision to life, and keep you focused on the overall design ideals. We also have a  Sheree our office administrator and Sarah our design and marketing co-ordinator. 


Interior Designer

After moving to Christchurch to study, once graduated the city became home. Lynley has spent ten plus years in the kitchen and bathroom industry with a move into flooring, before starting a family & working for herself.  Lynley believes designing the interior of your home is one of the most challenging yet enjoyable tasks of any homeowner, Building and renovation can be exciting, she focuses on keeping the client on task and enjoys being able to express the unique taste and personality of her clients through colour, texture, innovative use of wallpapers, lighting and furnishings, bringing life to your environment

Trust your instincts; you live there! Resale maybe an important factor, however remember this is your home and sanctuary.

Lynley Hansen 

Phone: 021 712 699


LYNLEY - Dip. Interior Design

Dip. Interior Design

NICOLA - Dip. Interior Design

Dip. Interior Design


Interior Designer

With an diploma in Interior Design and 17 years industry experience, her love for textiles & sewing lead her into the curtain industry – Nicola enjoys working with modern and contemporary styles however, has a love and appreciation for the more traditional features. Nicola keeps up with the trends but believes in styling a home to suit the clients tastes and budget regardless of what is trending.

Nicola Elsaka 

Phone: 021 180 1137



Interior Designer

Hi, My name is Rebecca Haycock

I am excited to be the newest member of the By Design Interiors team!
I have a certificate in Interior Décor from Christchurch Polytechnic, since then I Worked as Centre Co-ordinator at The Home Ideas Centre, where I met lots of wonderful people in the Industry. I then moved into Kitchen Design at Inside Vision. I took a few years off to raise my two youngest of my five children.  I am looking forward to be back in the industry, and being part of such an awesome team!

Rebecca Haycock

Phone: 021 280 1505


REBECCA - Cert. Interior Design

Cert. Interior Design

SARAH - Dip. Graphic Design

Dip. Graphic Design


Design and Marketing Co-ordinator

I have lived in North Canterbury my whole life and married with two young children who keep me busy and on my toes.
My passion / interest in interior design, arts, design/concepts has lead me to my exciting role at By Design Interiors as Design and Marketing co-ordinator. I have a diploma in graphic design and enjoy seeing colours and trends evolve for each individual.

Sarah van Tuel 

Phone: 027 8500 167



Office Administrator

I am the office administrator for By Design Interiors and own my business "Taylored Bookkeeping", a small business in the North Canterbury area offering a range of services perfect for small businesses’ and sole traders. 

I am a contented mum of a baby girl and twin boys, but accounts and administration are my true passion. I started Taylored Bookkeeping to teach, encourage and simplify bookkeeping for small business

Sheree Taylor 

Phone: 0274 707 898


SHEREE - Office Administrator

Office Administrator