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Auckland Interior Designer Hayley from Lou Brown Design, shares tips on how to style your interior successfully, latest industry goss and collections, events and loads more drawl worthy design goodness...
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PROLONG SUMMER With These Easy Design Tips Chase away the winter blues and extend the life of your entertaining space this season with these simple decorating tips. The best part is, you don't have to spend a fortune! Cosy it up with accessories Cosy up your outdoor entertainment area and create a nest by accessorising. Add cushions and swabs to your seating, making sure the covers are detachable and can be easily washed. Throw a few throws around that have different textures, patterns and…

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Let’s get those curtains right! It’s a beautiful day out today so let’s keep this one short, sharp and succinct so you can get out there and enjoy the sunshine! :) Here are my top five tips to getting your curtains right. [caption id=attachment_1114 align=alignleft width=564] James Dunlop, Contemporary Collection[/caption] Selecting the right pleat style If you like a plush and full look, go for a French pleat. This uses more fabric and therefore expect to pay more…

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ARRANGE FLOWERS LIKE A PRO. Good afternoon, I hope everyone is having a fabulous week. It’s been a big week this week! Have started designing a cafe, put forward a feature bedroom concept for Habitat Magazine (which will be coming out in September) and have finally finished painting the timber ceiling in our design studio! Hey ho. Let’s talk flowers. The other week I attended the James Dunlop Vive Vanuatu ...

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GET YOUR HOME PREPARED FOR SALE. A Real Estate Agent's Perspective So you're thinking of selling your home but you're not quite sure where to begin. This article will provide some clarity on how to prepare your house for sale. It has been written by Hayden Brown - an experienced and highly appraised Real Estate Consultant in West Auckland. Hi, Hayden here.... Before you begin marketing your house for sale there are a number of things you should take care of to ensure a smooth...

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COLOUR COMBOS TO DIE FOR. For a while now, I’ve been squirreling away images of colour combinations that really rock my boat. If you haven’t already, I suggest you do the same. As soon as you need that injection of inspiration to revive a room or corner in your home BOOM! You have a library of jaw dropping images to rummage through and awaken your inner colour goddess. I use Pinterest, but collecting a folder of magazine clips will do the trick...

REFRESHING YOUR FIREPLACE When it comes to artwork above your fireplace, go large! Either have it perched on your mantel and leaning against the wall or hung approximately a hand span above your mantel. The key is not...

Before I kick start today's post on indoor plants, a super big thank you to all the people who’ve secured their spot in my Colour Workshop coming up this Thursday, it’s going to be a great evening! Rightio - plants. Ok so, of course, you can kill them, but this line up of indoor plants are easy to look after, except the Maidenhair Fern which I just had to put in the mix because it looks so dam good! I love plants, yeah sure they’re hot on trend at the moment, but that’s not why I love…

Phew! I survived the week! It’s been a busy one, with the Paul Henry show, an audition (for something I can’t leak just yet) projects coming out my ears, the NZ House and Garden Tour yesterday (which oozed with inspiration) and finally the gift fair tomorrow. I’ll be sure to show you loads of sneaky pics from the gift fair next week – stay tuned to my Facebook and Instagram. Don’t forget, I’ve got my fabulous Colour Workshop coming up on Thursday 24th March at 6:30 pm. Don’t miss out on...

STUDIO BLACK. Our studio is really starting to look (and feel) like the amazing little workplace we had set out to create! We are all about the greenery when it comes to the...

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Lou Brown Design is a bespoke interior design studio dedicated to seriously good design. Design that is timeless and looks to its surroundings and context for inspiration rather than transient trends. Design that pushes boundaries so that you can live a better life; a life more beautiful, more practical and more enjoyable.