Lou Brown Design, has set the standard in NZ’s interior design industry. We are the experts in room reveals, saving clients time and stress. From our initial conversation to our streamlined design and project management process, we’re all about keeping things simple.


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


I’m Hayley, but you can also call me Lou (childhood nickname that stuck!). 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 am the proud owner and lead designer of Lou Brown Design.

You could say I was born creative. From redesigning my room as a child, to upcycling furniture as a teen; I simply thrive in this sphere. After designing the interiors of a well-known Auckland restaurant and bar at 19, I knew I had to pursue interior architecture as a career. After 4 years at university and a short stint in commercial design, let’s just say I’ve never looked back. Working with amazing clients on their home interiors is my passion.

My personal style is laidback luxury meets country lodge. If you’re looking for a minimalist designer, I’m probably not for you. Let me explain. I love layers – raw materials such as concrete, steel and wood mixed with soft luxurious fabrics including wool, linen, leather and velvet. Don’t panic, I’m not a fan of the dreaded c-word (clutter!).

Blending traditional elements in a modern way is the core of my philosophy. I often work with existing pieces such as family heirlooms and build a contemporary but timeless scheme from there. This commitment to refined luxury along with my in-depth knowledge of interior principles ensures we craft unique spaces that embody every client’s personal story and style.

If you have a vision but lack the confidence or expertise to make it happen, we are here to help. We’ll work collaboratively to discover your own unique style and weave this seamlessly throughout your home creating a sense of quiet luxury along the way.

Get in touch today and Iet’s embark on this creative journey together.

Hayley x
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