• MON 9AM - 5PM
  • TUE 9AM - 5PM
  • WED 9AM - 5PM
  • THU 9AM - 5PM
  • FRI 9AM - 5PM
  • SAT 10AM - 3PM

Interior Design

Frobisher was founded over 20 years ago with a commitment to delivering exceptional design to clients, a goal that remains at the heart of the business today.
At Frobisher we believe that the best results come from working collaboratively with our clients to deliver an end result that will inspire and delight. Our passion is creating elegant, stylish homes and spaces that are designed for you. Your ideas, coupled with our expertise and experience can create a truly unique space that is individually tailored for the way you want to live. Whether you’re looking for a classic or a contemporary style we will work with you to create an ultimate design using the best quality products and finishes, while working within your budget whether big or small.

We offer design services Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.


The Frobisher Experience


Our People

  • Mark Appleton Managing Director

    Mark Appleton Managing Director

    Being the owner and managing director, Mark is passionate about creating a great customer experience within Frobisher, and makes sure customer service is at the fore-front of every encounter. When not in the office, Mark can be found on the polo field and is a key member of The New Zealand Fallen Heroes Trust.

  • Ann-Marie Appleton Creative Director

    Ann-Marie Appleton Creative Director

    Owner and Creative Director of Frobisher, Diploma in Interior Design. D.I.N.Z. Member

    Ann-Marie is the driving force behind Frobisher Interiors constantly striving for perfection and increasing the quality of the customer’s experience. Ann-Marie is passionate about Interior Design and the challenge of meeting the customer’s goals and budget.

    “Building a relationship with every customer is so important, as many of our customers return over the years when they are ready to refurbish or have moved house.”

  • Raylene McMeekan General Manager

    Raylene McMeekan General Manager

    Raylene has 20 years’ experience in business management including managing assets over 80 million dollars. Her experience has spanned multi-unit responsibilities where she has successfully implemented business plans, budgets, policies and processes for maximum efficiency, whilst ensuring effective operational performance. Raylene’s commitment and desire is in building effective teams and strong relationships to deliver high standards of service and customer excellence. Outside of work, Raylene enjoys sea kayaking, yoga and tramping. Email
  • Vashti Hammond Interior Design Team Leader

    Vashti Hammond Interior Design Team Leader

    Vashti’s extensive knowledge within the interiors industry has elevated her to head the talented design team for Frobisher Interiors. With over 15 years experience in construction, project management and interior design, Vashti can provide great solutions and assures the highest quality every time. There is no limit to what Vashti can produce and she inspires her clients to think ‘outside the box’ and extend their own vision, to help create amazing spaces. Email
  • Ryan Twomey Senior Interior Architect

    Ryan Twomey Senior Interior Architect

    Senior Interior Architect

    With 10 years industry experience, Ryan’s strengths are spatial planning, commercial and residential new builds and renovations, as well as joinery design. Ryan enjoys working on projects of all sizes and believes on creating spaces that are memorable and enjoyed by all occupants. He also has a soft spot for the slightly unusual and quirky interior features which reflect the personalities of his clients.

  • Lucy Wilkie Senior Interior Architect

    Lucy Wilkie Senior Interior Architect

    Senior Interior Architect

    Lucy completed a Bachelor of Architectural Studies specialising in Interior Design in 2007, and has been involved in both residential and commercial fit outs ever since. She is passionate about creating beautiful spaces and assists in sourcing product for retail store.

  • Jessica Beavon Retail Manager & Interior Designer

    Jessica Beavon Retail Manager & Interior Designer

    Jess specialises in interior design and retail sales. She has worked in prestigious showrooms around the country and has profound knowledge of products and their origins. Managing the successful operations of both our Retail Studio and Espressory, Jess ensures that every customer who enters our showroom is treated with the ultimate Frobisher experience. Email
  • Tania McLeod Office Manager

    Tania McLeod Office Manager

    Architectural Draftsperson – NZCAD

    With an extensive background in Architecture, Interior Design and Construction, having worked for leading Architects in Christchurch, Tania brings a broad range of skills and experience to the Frobisher team. A people person, Tania provides support to the entire Frobisher team and looks forward to building great relationships with clients and suppliers throughout their Frobisher experience.

  • Rebecca Kennett Project Manager

    Rebecca Kennett Project Manager

    Rebecca’s background in Construction and Engineering is invaluable in her role as our Project Manager. A keen eye for detail enables her to organise installation of key components for our clients in both residential and commercial settings. Rebecca is particularly passionate about bringing technological solutions into the interior fit-out process.

  • Penny Grether Project Co-Ordinator

    Penny Grether Project Co-Ordinator

    Thriving on a fast-paced environment, Penny brings to Frobisher her 3 years’ experience within the construction industry. With a background in quoting, council processes and meeting deadlines she is committed to ensuring projects are running smoothly, on time and exceeding client expectations. In her spare time, Penny enjoys playing netball and touch rugby for her local sports team as well as spending time with her dog. Alvin. Email
  • Oxana Eremenko Project Administrator

    Oxana Eremenko Project Administrator

    With 5 years experience in construction Document Control and a Business Management diploma, Oxana brings to Frobisher her exceptional organisation and quality assurance skills. Whilst remaining customer focused, Oxana is committed to completing projects on time. When she’s not at work, Oxana enjoys travelling and soaking up different experiences, and also enjoys keeping active and hiking with friends.     Email
  • Marty Lockyer Warehouse Co-Ordinator

    Marty Lockyer Warehouse Co-Ordinator

    Marty joins us as our Warehouse Coordinator but can often be seen on Frobisher client deliveries or helping around our Christchurch Showroom. Marty has returned to New Zealand from his overseas travel, where he pursued his passion of playing rugby in Germany. With an elite team sports background, he is very helpful and supportive of his team, reliable and focused on ‘getting the job done’.

  • Jade Bentham  Marketing Co-Ordinator

    Jade Bentham  Marketing Co-Ordinator

    Jade is a bright and bubbly member of the team, who can be seen around the Christchurch studio and front desk. Joining Frobisher in late 2015, with a background in administration, retail and textiles, Jade uses these skills to assist both the admin and design team. Now our Marketing Co-Ordinator, Jade uses her keen eye for detail to manage our social media platforms and all marketing needs!   Email
  • Chelsea Burnett Cafe Manager

    Chelsea Burnett Cafe Manager

    Chelsea joined the Frobisher team in our Espressory, as an experienced barista in 2016. Having moved to Christchurch from Australia, Chelsea loves to explore the local track with her 4-legged friend, Rosie and then sample all of the sweet treats Frobisher Espressory has to offer! A smiley, friendly face, who is sure to brighten up your morning coffee.

  • Andrew Reid Cafe Barista

    Andrew Reid Cafe Barista

    Andrew joins us with over six years experience as a barista, working at events from mobile coffee vans to Merivale cafes. With an interest in football, both indoor and outdoor, Andrew is a keen team-member playing for local teams when the season is on. Recently becoming an uncle means Andrew enjoys spending time with family, especially his new nephew! When Andrew’s not making coffee, you can find him at the local park with his four-legged friend, Kevin. Andrew is our all-round nice guy, who has an excellent friendly service and is sure to make a decent coffee! Email