A History That is Still Evolving
Following 117 years of continuous trading since 1900 in home furnishings by 3 generations of the Drake family, ROBIN DRAKE INTERIORS was launched in 2018.
Robin’s passion for colour, beautiful textiles,fabulous draperies, wall coverings and innovative interior design provide a new direction to the Drake family home furnishing tradition.
Spanning over 30 year, Robin’s interior design experience will give you the confidence to ensure your decorating and design project will be professionally managed by her to achieve the styling you require.
Creating Surroundings to Suit Your Style
With over 30 years experience as a qualified Professional Interior Designer, Robin will ensure that every item will be meticulously detailed. From the ranges of paint and wallpaper, carpet, vinyl and planking, custom made drapes and blinds, furniture and home wares, to stylish bed linen, giving you total confidence in the products you purchase, and how they fit within the design vision of your space.
From free measure and quote to supply, manufacture and installation, Robin Drake Interior Design is able to offer you the complete home decorating and furnishing package.
Working closely with her clients to created a shared vision, Robin gains an understanding of the interior design and physical space requirements. Then the design jorney is one walked together to turn the space into your place.
Drakes Furnishers History
In 1900 two brothers, Harry and George Drake commenced their business in Inglewood as cabinet makers and upholsterers. After World War II Harry’s eldest son, Noel, purchased the business, introducing bisonia carpet squares made from recycled army uniforms and the first N.Z made axminster carpets.
Curtaining fabric was purchased by the yard for home sewers to make up, wallpaper choices were limited to five books and paint was sold in gallon tins.
In 1970, three generations on, Noel’s son Graham and wife Robin took over and relocated to Matai Street. Graham’s flooring skills and Robin’s passion for colour, textiles and design added innovation and a new direction to the business. Today, Graham, Robin and their friendly staff are proud of the company’s family tradition, and continue to take care of Drakes Furnishers’ customers throughout New Zealand.