DINING & LIVING

How to hide that annoying TV!

If this post caught your eye it’s because, like me, you enjoy watching TV but don’t want it to be the focal point of your living room. I find when I do my in-home interior consultations, this is one of the main issues people are struggling with. But before we smash into this week’s blog, […]

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INSIDE ADVICE

Hallway styling – must know tricks

There will be no hall passes for badly styled hallways! Hallway styling is easy! But before we smash into this week’s blog, I thought I’d mention we still have a couple of tickets left  for our up and coming paint colour workshop at Studio Black. This event has previously sold out, twice! So get in quick […]

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WHY THIS WORKS

Why this works – dining room glamour

Before we smash into this week’s blog, we’ve had several people asking when the next Paint Colour Workshop is being held. So, without further ado, the date has been set for 27th October 2016. We’ve already sold several tickets and the previous workshops have sold out so please get in early to avoid disappointment. Look forward […]

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INSIDE ADVICE

Flickering woes

How to get the most out of your candles My candle burns a tunnel through the wax rather than evenly burning down, wasting valuable burn time, how do I prevent this? The first time you use your candle, burn the wax until the melted wax fully spreads across the top of the candle, this will […]

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FEATURED, INSIDE ADVICE

The Art of Hanging Art

Lean, hang, prop, layer You don’t have to hang everything; have some on the floor leaning against the wall, propped up on a shelf or your fireplace mantel. You can also layer by placing one or several smaller pieces in front of one larger piece. Layering and leaning gives the space dash of casualness. Leave some […]

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DINING & LIVING

Refreshing your fireplace

The colder season is here, and the Auckland market is humming! Winter has definitely not slowed us down here at Lou Brown Design, we’ve had sold out workshops, TV appearances, and a solid design schedule. The fireplace is the focal point of a living room. It’s often where the eye is first drawn, where people naturally […]

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DINING & LIVING, STYLING

Let’s get those curtains right!

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. Selecting the right pleat style If you like a plush and full look, go […]

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BEDROOM, DINING & LIVING, FEATURED, STYLING

How to use rugs in your interior

Let’s take a look at how to use rugs in your interior, it’s easy once you learn a few basics. Promise! Before we start, there are two events coming up at Studio Black worth calling home about.  Firstly, next week our designer Fabric and Flowers evening and then in early June, the Lou Brown Design Colour Workshop – […]

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COLOUR, FEATURED

Five ways to get the most out of your paint scheme

Let’s take a look at five simple ways to get the most out of your interior paint scheme. Paint the ceiling a colour  Yes, that’s right, out with the old boring white ceiling and in with the bold and beautiful! Add a feature pendant light and watch the mood of your room completely change. I’m […]

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