Lead interior designer & owner

I’m Hayley, but you can also call me Lou. I’m thrilled to welcome you to my world of interior design. With a Bachelor of Design (with honours) and over 15 years of experience in New Zealand and Australia, I’ve had the honour of winning several awards in the industry. I am the proud owner and lead designer of Lou Brown Design.

My work and expertise have been featured in written articles for various publications, including Habitat, Your Home and Garden, and Renovate NZ, to name a few. You might have seen me as a guest judge on the Block or as the lead designer for Guthrie Bowron’s room reveals. I’ve even had the opportunity to appear on the Paul Henry show.

For me, simplicity is key. I firmly believe in slowing down and making life easier. I’ve spent considerable time refining our processes and systems to ensure everything runs smoothly. We’ve set the benchmark for the interior design industry in NZ. From our initial interactions with clients to our streamlined design process, we strive to simplify every aspect of our business. You can trust that our approach will bring simplicity and ease to your projects, making the journey effortless.

Growing up with strong values of honesty, integrity, and trust, these principles are at the core of my work. By maintaining open and effective communication, we support our clients throughout the entire process. At Lou Brown Design, we specialize in delivering high-quality, custom solutions. Each space we work on is treated as a unique canvas, carefully crafted to reflect your story and style. My commitment to refined elegance ensures that we create unique spaces that embody your individuality.

If you have a discerning eye for beauty and quality but lack the time and expertise to bring your vision to life, I’m here to help. As an expert in room reveals, I take pride in creating breathtaking, luxurious interiors that beautifully reflect your unique style and personal story. My streamlined and simplified process ensures that your vision becomes a reality easily and elegantly.

Let’s join forces and work together to achieve this dream for your home. I can’t wait to embark on this creative journey with you!

Hayley x
Picture of Auckland interior designer Hayley Brown designing for a client


Over 10 years of Interior Design experience
Fully qualified with a BDVA Int. graduating with honours
Unitec Interior Design Scholarship for Best Studio Interior Design Student
Unitec Academic Excellence Award, Bachelor of Design
MIT Design Excellence Award
Best of Houzz Award for Design
Best of Houzz Award for Service
Winner of State of Design Chapman and Bailey Sustainable Furniture Competition Melbourne