DIY friendly design services

If you love creating your own space but just need that extra bit of confidence to make the right decision, our budget-friendly design packages are perfect for you. We will support your journey and help you avoid any costly mistakes.

Our interior design guidance packages are outlined below and include hourly rates. If you are not sure what is right for you, please book in a FREE strategy session with Hayley.

All pricing includes GST



Our Weave Your Magic consults are designed for clients who are prepared to handle the project themselves but just need solid professional advice. It is best suited for those who make quick decisions, and trust my expertise.

I visit you at home for up to 3 hours. During this consultation, I’ll reveal my killer design strategies, answer your questions and give real action steps.

The Weave Your Magic consultation fee is $497 and is to be paid in advance. This consult can be used for any of the following requirements:

  • How to explore and define your story and unique style, and use this to inspire a home you have a deep connection with
  • A walk through space by space to answer your questions, give ideas and recommendations for furniture layouts
  • Online browsing session to pinpoint key furniture to buy
  • Quick-sketch room layouts on paper so you can visualise the overall layout
  • A list of what needs improvement and what to do first according to time and budget
  • How to establish and best utilise your budget
  • Answer any questions you have

Please note it takes more than 3 hours to design a home. But with our guidance and design strategies combined with your willingness to roll up your sleeves, you’ll avoid wasting your time and making costly mistakes.



Whether you have a fair idea of the colours you like or no idea, we’re here to help.

Perhaps you don’t know how to pull it all together, or you lack colour confidence, and you’re too afraid to go bold?

Avoid going around in circles trying to select the right hue, tint, tone, shade and sheen or trying to decide what to highlight as a feature versus what to blend in seamlessly.

We will take the guesswork out of choosing the right colours. Whether you’re after a scheme that is modern or traditional, that highlights certain architectural features, that creates a bold statement or blends, we will achieve the result you desire.

Our Colour Consult fee is $497 for up to 2 hours. Payment in advance is required to secure your spot on our calendar.

We visit your home with samples from Aalto, Porters, Resene and Dulux and will select the right colours according to your unique style and the feel of each room you’d like to achieve.

We leave you with a detailed paint colour schedule and arrange for large paint colour sample cards to be sent to you.

lou-brown-design-with-hayley-auckland-interior-design-staging consult


Have your home look it’s best and get sold for top dollar. Our staging consult is for those who are preparing their home for sale and need some sound advice to then implement themselves.

We meet at the property for sale and I give you recommendations and ideas on how to improve each space according to your target market and budget.

The consultation fee is $397 and is to be paid in advance. We meet for up to 2 hours and can be used for any of the following needs:

  • A walk through space by space to answer your questions, give ideas and recommendations
  • How to de-clutter, de-personalise and utilise clever storage solutions
  • What to remove and/or add to each space
  • Re-arrange existing furniture, furnishings and finishing touches
  • Online browsing session to pinpoint key furniture to buy
  • How to maximise the street appeal

Please note this consult does not include any staging items. Any furniture and furnishings required will incur a sourcing fee.



You’re about to start your project and need expert advice. Or perhaps you’ve already started and you’ve hit a road block. We are now offering an “Ask The Expert” session for those who need some help.

This session is designed to help you move past a challenge or obstacle and provide general design ideas and resources.

The meeting is over the phone or via video conferencing and lasts up to 2 hours. The fee is $175 and is due in advance.