Tribeca Triplex

Lead DesignerAmy Lau
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Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

Located in the heart of Tribeca, this triplex features a vast living space and two expansive outdoor spaces. The simple architectural elements of the spectacular double-height living room are brought to life with a one-of-a-kind, monochrome plaster relief by artist Malcolm Hill. Two separate seating areas are defined by custom circular rugs, upon which sit two custom organically-shaped Vladimir Kagan sofas. A strikingly sculptural black and silver resin piano made by Based Upon, London’s highly-acclaimed design group, creates the perfect atmosphere for entertaining.

The luxurious environment of the living space carries over to the master suite. Exquisite fabrics cover the built-in headboard, as well as the vintage sofa and chairs in the seating area that sit upon a custom cowhide rug by Kyle Bunting.

Combining comfort, luxury, and the client’s love of design, Amy used her curatorial and artistic eye to create a warm and inviting atmosphere perfectly suited for this cutting-edge entrepreneur.


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 and landscapes, and thoughtfully incorporates elements of each into every project. Embracing both art and design, 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.

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 mid-century specialist Lin-Weinberg Gallery in New York City.

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.” She has designed spaces for renowned show houses like Kips Bay in NYC and has created distinctive interior installations for Kohler, Bergdorf Goodman, Lladró, Baccarat, and Showtime television network.

In 2005, Amy co-created the Design Miami fair, to showcase the most significant purveyors of vintage and contemporary furnishings internationally. She has also designed an array of patterned cowhide rugs and pillows for Kyle Bunting, unique Heath Ceramics mosaic tiles, colorful wool-and-silk rugs for Doris Leslie Blau, tie-dye wall coverings for Maya Romanoff, and a vibrant fabric collection of contemporary prints, embroideries and wovens exclusively for S. Harris.