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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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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DINING & LIVING, STYLING

Indoor plants you won’t kill!

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 […]

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COLOUR, DINING & LIVING, STYLING, WHY THIS WORKS

Colour crash!

What a bombardment of colour you say! But it still works right? It may not be your cup of tea, but doesn’t this image intrigue you? Why does it seem balanced, yet hectic at the same time? I find doing a simple exercise like this (critiquing an image of an interior that catches your eye) is […]

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DINING & LIVING, STYLING

Nail the lodge look!

Before we get started on how to nail the lodge look, I’d like to propose a challenge. Next time you see an image of an interior you like, and before you say to yourself “I could never get my room to look like that,” I challenge you to take another look and write down what […]

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