About Designsquad


Designsquad originally commenced as a furniture restoration company, ChairSquad in 2007. Debra Yearsley's love of chairs and a particular penchant for fabrics and colours saw her embark on the business of giving old, battered and unloved chairs a new lease of life.  Fueled by this passion, she completed a Diploma in Interior Design through the Nanette Cameron School of Interior Design in Auckland.  This saw Debra's business take on another dimension.


Interior design

Debra has garnered a reputation for her confident use of colour and high impact furniture pieces.  With an instrinsic skill for mixing colour, fabrics and textures, Debra creates unexpected and delightful combinations integrating with her clients' individual style.  While her signature designs are drawn to a more colourful palette, Debra is equally happy to work with less bold colourways to suit each client's specific taste.

Winning the 2014 Resene Home Colour of the Year Award, Debra's own home was featured in Resene's Habitat magazine (Winter 2014) and Your Home and Garden in March 2014. Take a look at Debra's house in her Portfolio under Brookfield Street.