The Design Questionnaire with Peti Lau

Luxury eclectic living room by Peti Lau Interiors - aristofreak - Photos by Pablo Enriquez

In this edition of Love Happens’ Proust-style Design Questionnaire, join us for a peek inside the creative design mind of Peti Lau, founder of the Los Angeles, California-based interiors firm, Peti Lau Inc. Through the use of her signature style, AristoFreak™, defined as “A Modern Bohemian Eclectic”, Peti creates beautiful spaces that tell the stories of their inhabitants.

Read on to explore the world of Peti Lau and AristoFreak™!

Peti Lau, one of the most stylish women in interior design, wearing an Oscar de la Rental dress in her Los Angeles home. Photo by Nick Onken.
Peti Lau, one of the most stylish women in interior design, wearing an Oscar de la Rental dress in her Los Angeles home. Photo by Nick Onken.

The World of Peti Lau


After studying interior design at the New York School of Interior Design, Peti Lau went on to hone her skills working at top interior design firms including Cullman & Kravis, Jeff Lincoln, Huniford Design Studio, and iCrave before founding her own acclaimed firm.

luxury living room design - the chainsmoker's drew taggart's home design by peti lau - Photo by Brittany Ambridge
The Chainsmoker’s Drew Taggart’s home designed by Peti Lau. Photo by Brittany Ambridge.

Her Signature Style, AristoFreak

While Peti believes that good design should always have an opportunity to tell a story of the people who inhabit the spaces. And that through storytelling is how we all connect as humans. Her signature style, coined by Peti as AristoFreak™, and described as “A Modern Bohemian Eclectic”, is present in all of her projects. Peti expresses her worldly inspirations with eclectic colors, patterns, and textures to create romance and moods in all of her spaces. AristoFreak™ emerged from Peti’s early career in Thailand, Mauritius, and Europe through her adventures as an expatriate, influenced by her love of art, travel, and lifestyle.

Eclectic Master bedroom design AristoFreak - Photo by Jeff Holt
Peti Lau’s bedroom. Photo by Jeff Holt.

With over a decade of residential and commercial experience, Peti has completed stunning projects in LA, NYC, the UK, Thailand, Dubai, India, Mexico, and Mauritius. Her eclectic style has attracted a wide range of clients including celebrities such as The Chainsmokers.

The Chainsmoker’s Alex Pall’s home designed by Peti Lau. Photo by Brittany Ambridge.
The Chainsmoker’s Alex Pall’s home designed by Peti Lau. Photo by Brittany Ambridge.

While Peti loves design, her world consists of so much more! Peti, as noted on her site under “Just for Fun” is “a trilingual jill-of-all-trades”. Aside from designing, she has traveled the world, owned a restaurant, a cocktail bar, launched a clothing line for chefs in Bali, Hawaii, and India, and studied to be an opera singer and classical pianist. In her spare time, Peti promotes entrepreneurial women by hosting power lunches and also co-hosts Private Dinner Clubs benefiting charities and creating experiences for like-minded people to connect and inspire each other.


A Peek Inside the Fabulous and Inspiring Mind of Peti Lau with the Lh Design Questionnaire


Peti Lau. Photo by Nicholas Alessandro Kalikow.
Peti Lau. Photo by Nicholas Alessandro Kalikow.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

My idea of perfect happiness is with loved ones, being by the water on the beach, or in the water sailing.

What is your greatest extravagance?

My greatest extravagance is being able to lie in bed all day on a Sunday and watch movies and documentaries.


black and gold round mirror - reve mirror by koket

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

When I’m being the best version of myself.

What profession does your alter ego have?

Japanese Florist.

The project you will never forget.

The Chainsmoker’s Alex Pall’s home. I had carte blanche.

The Chainsmoker’s Alex Pall’s home designed by Peti Lau. Photo by Brittany Ambridge.
The Chainsmoker’s Alex Pall’s home designed by Peti Lau. Photo by Brittany Ambridge.

Your favorite business tool or resource.

My colleagues.

The most timeless design.

Palladian Architecture.

The biggest design faux pas.

Oversized scaled furniture in the same tones.

Your motto.

The spaces you inhabit should tell a story that evokes emotions.

Love happens when…

You truly surrender to your heart and allow the magic of the universe to shine its light on you.

Explore more of Peti Lau’s beautiful work at www.petilau.com.

By Anna Beck Bimba
Feature Image: Interior by Peti Lau. Photo by Pablo Enriquez.

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