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Design services

You can rely on us to help you through the design process
Michelle Donnelly

Michelle Donnelly

Cath Gittins

Cath Gittins


A successful design starts with a strong plan. At Douglas Furniture, we have our own in-house design team, with specialists in commercial and residential design, who can interpret your ideas and ensure you have all the information to empower you to make informed decisions.

Michelle Donnelly has over 20 years experience creating commercial interior design solutions for local and international clients. Originally from South Africa, she loves animals and nature, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Meanwhile, Cath Gittins has a BA (Hons) in Interior Design, and has specialised in domestic joinery – including kitchen, bedroom and bathroom design – for over 10 years, to both the building trade and homeowners. Originally from the UK, she has lived in Christchurch for five years. Her passions are art, Latin and ballroom dancing.

"Just wanted to say thank you for getting the desks sorted so quickly, and for going out of your way to get it all set up for us, really appreciate the extra effort. Desks look great, staff are happy 😊"

- Residential Sales Manager, HPAC Climate Control Christchurch

"We needed clever storage in various locations around our home, as well as laundry and kitchen units for the main house and the pool house. We all love what Douglas made for us. Thanks guys!"

- Jackie, Home owner

"Making complicated jobs look simple is a sign of experience and competence. In my opinion, Douglas have both in spades."

- Allen G., Company Director

"What a wonderful team to work with. Thank you for all your support and help in making our centre so special for us!"

- Ngaio, Chief executive

"We would like to thank you, Alan & Ronnie for the great work at our home, Douglas Furniture we would highly recomend and hope we will cross paths again in the future. Thanks again for your help."

- Gavin & Paula Morgan, Home Owner

Click below to see some of our recent design work

Environment Canterbury: custom made desks, seating, tables, counters and storage

Knight’s Stream School (Mingimingi Hautoa): Custom soft seating, tables, desks and storage

Bloody Mary’s: Restaurant, private dining room and bar fitout

Ngā Puna Wai : Office and meeting room spaces and cafeteria

Lincoln University: Post graduate spaces and Vice Chancellor’s room

NZHL: New office space and reception area fit-out