She’s a New York designer, visionary and vlogger in the making, so it’ll come as no surprise that we jumped at the chance to collaborate with Peti Lau.
We arranged to meet at Peti’s latest UK project – a beautiful town house in sunny Brighton. With stunning views of the sea, we were excited to take a look around the flat and were immediately welcomed in by Peti and her friendly team.
“It’s still a work in progress and a few weeks away from the design stage” explained Peti. She was right, it was a total blank canvas. And we couldn’t wait to hear more about Peti’s plans for the space as we talked colour schemes, styles and pieces of furniture Peti needed our help with sourcing.
What we weren’t quite expecting, however, was to be invited to feature on one of Peti’s instagram videos. Of course, we’d kept a close eye on Peti’s charming design videos but we had no idea that we would be on camera ourselves and we weren’t ready for our close-up (cue Hannah and I frantically redoing our make-up!)
We needn’t of worried though because Peti was a natural host and her team made us feel at ease instantly. We shared the story of setting up Layer and why we felt we’d be a perfect fit for Peti’s Brighton project and Peti couldn’t have been more encouraging – ‘high five girls’ she’d say when we explained that we quit our jobs and took the leap to start Layer, and then ‘#girlbosses’ she’d say to camera. The final footage is brilliant – Peti’s very clever Camera Operator and Editor cut out any awkward ‘ums’ and ‘ahhs’ and created a video we’re proud to have been a part of.
All in all, it was a fantastic day. With her playful sense of humour and empowering ‘girl boss’ attitude, Peti is the sort of person you’d want as your best friend… not to mention a great source of advice for any design dilemmas. We’re currently working with Peti on sourcing some beauties for the space and we’ll have more news soon – so stay tuned!
In A Nutshell…
Name: Peti Lau
Follow for: Playful videos, design inspiration and great tips on styling
Design Style: A style she’s labelled AristoFreak. She defines it in her own words as “The process starts with four words: worldly, drama, romance, and luxe. From there, I use the spaces that I have to work with, combined with the personalities of my clients with design elements by using color, light, patterns and textures to tell their story.”