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Amy Lau Design

New York City
Photo: Thomas Loof

Regions Served

  • Boston & New England
  • Chicago & Midwest
  • New York City & Mid-Atlantic

Founded in 2001, Amy Lau Design creates interiors known for their warmth, expressiveness and impeccable attention to detail. Amy has a reverence for the inherent beauty of natural materials, landscapes, and thoughtfully incorporates elements of each into every project. Lauded by Architectural Digest for her “All-encompassing vision of inspired, artful living that elevates mere finesse into the realm of pure magic,” Amy’s aesthetic embraces both art and design, where each personalized space is enlivened with dynamic mixes of vintage and contemporary pieces and site-specific commissions.

Amy’s portfolio of luxurious residential interiors includes an array of artistic and sophisticated homes throughout the world. The firm’s work has been featured in such publications as Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, NY Cottages & Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, and Luxe Interiors + Design. Amy’s singular, successful approach to design and the curatorial arts has earned her firm many of the most prized awards in design, including the House Beautiful Next-Wave Award, Architectural Digest/AD 100 Award, ELLE Decor A-List, Luxe Interiors + Design Gold List and New York Magazine’s Top 100 List—an accolade Amy has received consistently since 2012.

The Arizona native developed a deep passion for design and honed her curatorial eye studying eminent historians. She received her master’s in fine and decorative art from the prestigious Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She then served as a director at Thomas O’Brien’s Aero and spent five years as the design director of noted 20th century specialist Lin-Weinberg Gallery in New York City. Amy is proud to serve as a Co-Chair of the ASPCA’s Berg Ball and as Co-Chair of the Van Allen Institute’s Program Leadership Council.

Amy Lau Design published a monograph in 2011, and Amy accepted an honorary doctorate from New York School of Interior Design the following year. She served as a spokesperson for Benjamin Moore’s 2010-2011 campaign “Paint with the Very Best,” which appeared in magazines, buses and billboards throughout the nation. She has designed spaces for renowned show houses like Kips Bay in New York and has created distinctive interior installations for Kohler, Bergdorf Goodman, Lladró, Baccarat, the Showtime television network as well as an exclusive boutique for Elie Tahari in East Hampton, New York. Amy Lau Design recently collaborated with Architectural Digest designing the inaugural AD Design Studio for the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York.

Amy’s unique expertise makes her a sought-after speaker and panelist at conferences and forums around the world. In 2018, Amy served as the keynote speaker at The Phoenix Art Museum’s annual fund-raising gala. The event garnered the highest attendance for an invitation-only event in the Museum’s history.

In 2005, Amy co-created Design.05, which later went on to become the Design Miami Fair. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA and Basel, Switzerland, Design Miami has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design. In 2017, Amy Lau became the first interior designer invited to exhibit by Salon Art + Design. Described by Wallpaper as “A sumptuous setting…a sight to behold,” the alluring aesthetics captured in atmosphere by Amy Lau comprised a Living-Room environment, containing an array of mediums, including ceramics, glass, metal, textiles, wood and showpiece minerals.

Amy has designed two lines for Kyle Bunting: ‘Prisma,’ as well as an array of patterned cowhide rugs and pillows. She is also the designer of colorful wool-and-silk rugs for Doris Leslie Blau, tie-dye wall coverings for Maya Romanoff, a vibrant fabric collection of contemporary prints, embroideries and wovens exclusively for S. Harris and unique Heath Ceramics mosaic tiles.

For every medium, for every environment—and for every client—Amy’s highest mission and greatest achievement will always be to create livable, meaningful homes filled with harmony, artistic integrity, beauty and inspiration.

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Principal

  • Amy Lau

Locations

  • 601 W. 26th St.
    Suite M272
    New York, NY 10001

Featured Projects

East End Avenue Residence

A perfect city oasis for a pair of art collectors to showcase their vast collection and to emphasize and enhance the natural beauty of the space through site-specific installations that highlight the unique features of each room.

Photos: Joshua McHugh

Water Mill Residence

Warm and vivacious Hamptons residence designed for discerning art collectors harnesses the property’s natural light, adorned by exclusive, one of a kind pieces that create uniquely charismatic and unexpected spaces.

Photos: Thomas Loof

Brooklyn Townhouse

Symmetry and detail distinguish this charming Amsterdam-inspired townhouse in a historic enclave of Northwestern Brooklyn. When it came to renovation we collaborated with Michael Schmitt Architect to carry out one mission for our clients: to carefully restore and artfully embellish the home with their personality, to create a modern family-friendly dwelling worthy of showcasing their impressive collection of art, furniture and objects.

Photos: Lauren Coleman

Park Avenue Triplex

An inspiring art collection takes center stage among both vintage and bespoke pieces in this modernized prewar family residence.

Photos: Thomas Loof

Bridgehampton Residence

Vibrant colors and textures inspired by the sea and sky invite entertaining and relaxation at this Hamptons summer home embellished with artisanally crafted and vintage pieces.

Photos: Thomas Loof

Tribeca Triplex

A design connoisseur’s sprawling residence captivates with a double height, majestic light filled living space perfected with exclusive bespoke pieces by both mid-century and contemporary design masters.

Photos: Björn Wallander

Central Park West Family Home

A wide spectrum of colorful accents sparks the lively mood in this family home overlooking Central Park.

Photos: Kim Sargent

Art Inspired Bridgehampton Getaway

An eclectic mix of art and furnishings animates this customized Hamptons retreat for a passionate collector’s family home.

Photos: Thomas Loof

Chicago Residence

Celestial motifs infuse glamour into the ballroom and adjoining spaces at this Chicago couple’s sprawling residence.

Photos: Kim Sargent

West Chelsea Loft

An entrepreneur’s loft apartment is imbued with a Far Eastern serenity thanks to custom elements recalling the natural world.

Photos: Hulya Kolabas

Kent Lake House

Fall tones of russet amber, and orange welcome the outdoors into a sparkling, light-filled modernist lake house upstate.

Photos: Josh McHugh

East Hampton Retreat

Devoted art and design collectors’ tranquil Hamptons oasis soothes in its envelope of natural, sandy hues enriched by sporadic moments of bold color and form.

Photos: Thomas Loof

West Village Townhouse

Modern comfort coexists with sublime detailing and understated tradition in an exquisite Greenwich Village town house.

Photos: Mark Roskams

Paradise Valley Residence

A historic adobe house is modernized to embody the spirit of the natural desert landscape through the homeowner’s love of Southwestern art and pottery.

Photos: Michael Woodall

Central Park West Apartment

A large apartment high above Central Park delivers the poetry of craft expressed through artisanal glass and sculptural carved wood.

Photos: Kris Tamburello

Beach House Bridgehampton

Organic shapes and of mod colors enliven an entrepreneur’s grand shingled beach cottage in the Hamptons.

Photos: Kris Tamburello

Miami Townhouse

For a pair of avid collectors, a Miami guest house juxtaposes vintage Italian furnishings with cutting-edge contemporary art.

Photos: Melanie Acevedo

Fifth Avenue Family Residence

A sophisticated family residence cycles through a soothing palette of lush textures and uplifting hues.

Photos: Mark Roskams

Downtown Apartment

A graphic hand-knotted Tibetan rug by San Francisco artist Rex Ray sets the free-spirited tone for a funky downtown pied-a-terre.

Photos: Roger Davies

Artist Retreat

Following a dramatic renovation, personalized interiors came together around themes sourced from paintings by the artist-occupant of this luxury apartment on Central Park South.

Photos: Kim Sargent

Architectural Digest Design Studio

For the inaugural AD Design Studio at the 2016 Architectural Digest Design Show, we created our inspirational vision for a workspace, elegantly balancing functional requirements for today’s designers with artistic touches.

Photos: Stephen Kent Johnson

atmosphere by Amy Lau

atmosphere by Amy Lau fuses twentieth century design icons with twenty-first century artisans, creating the heirlooms of tomorrow today.

Photos: Lauren Coleman, Daniel Kukla

Coverage on Remodelista & Gardenista

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