The Design Questionnaire with Peti Lau
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™!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
When I’m being the best version of myself.
What profession does your alter ego have?
The project you will never forget.
The Chainsmoker’s Alex Pall’s home. I had carte blanche.
Your favorite business tool or resource.
The most timeless design.
The biggest design faux pas.
Oversized scaled furniture in the same tones.
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.