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Eclectic Luxe by Peti Lau
Read our interview with New York City based interior designer Peti Lau and discover her unique signature style 'AristoFreak': a harmonious combination of eclectic, contrast romance, and luxe. Peti expresses her worldly inspirations with eclectic colors, patterns and textures to create romance and moods in all of her interiors.
Meet Peti Lau, International New York City based interior designer with over a decade of residential and commercial experience. Peti holds a degree from the New York School of Interior Design, and has studied historical architecture and interiors in London. AristoFreak™ is Peti Lau's signature style that characterizes the designer's international projects.
Made in Italy means to me the highest quality of craftsmanship, and refinement of materials. I look to the Italians to design the most innovative shapes that represent the present, and yet they have hundreds of years of craftsmanship to perfect the quality of the fabrication that bring back designs from the past.
What inspires your work and style?
I’m inspired by traveling the world. My style is very eclectic and I feel that in today’s society, we are all a melting pot of all the various cultures and traditions of what has been passed down to us. My signature Style I have coined “Aristofreak’ to me represents that. I describe Aristofreak as eclectic, contrast romance, and luxe. Contrast is essential to creating good design. It’s the juxtaposition and tensions that makes patterns and textures speak to each other in proportionate scale. It has to have harmony. Romance and Luxe, who doesn’t love romance and beautiful things?
I enjoy getting inside the mind of my clients and create spaces that tell their story. I like to think that I’m a film maker but instead I use space to tell a story by using elements of colors, textures, patterns and art. I’m also a huge believer that the space should be lived in. I really dislike when the spaces are too perfect and so designed that it doesn’t feel natural. I look to European designs for inspirations that have the “lived in feeling.” There’s a sense that someone is living here, and that’s much more exciting to me to get a glimpse of how other’s are living. Rather than a perfectly staged space that can’t be touched.
Great lighting. Lighting is the one thing that can immediately shift the space from good to spectacular. I use lighting as the as the jewelry piece to make the outfit, or in this case, the space! It should have that beautiful moment to SHINE just like a diamond ring!
The ultimate luxury is the finest material with the finest craftsmanship.