Array Magazine Summer 2016

Page 10


By Katie Doyle

Designer Amy Lau curates a selection of Zen decor pieces for those who seek serenity inside the home and out.

AMY LAU 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.

AMY’s Picks



1. Ladyslipper Terrarium: The Wardian Case Collection Atlas Industries at FAIR, Suite 601,, $1,200 “This contemporary take on a Japanese Zen garden is the perfect finishing touch to a meditative space, offering a beautiful piece of nature as an art piece to reflect on. Focusing visually on the design of a Zen garden is thought to evoke peace and calmness within and bring healing.” 2. Quartz Specimen, Brazil, Prehistoric Bernd Goeckler Antiques at 1stdibs,, $8,250 “A beautiful quartz crystal is the perfect piece to have on hand for meditation and relaxation. Quartz is one of the best crystals for meditation, and is said to be able to channel one's thoughts and intentions more clearly and directly. This large quartz specimen from Bernd Goeckler is incredible, believed to have been formed over 100 million years ago.”


3. Ombre Trunk Basket, Hapao weave with teal ombre finish Palecek, Suite 610,, $388 “A basket is handy to have nearby to store meditation blankets, candles, speakers, etc. Choose something in a calming color or that visually disappears so it helps to remove visual clutter in the space. This piece works beautifully with the Michelle D'Ermo painting, bringing in a soft and hazy teal hue that is instantly relaxing.” 4. Revery by Michele D’Ermo, Oil painting (2015) Michele D’Ermo at 1stdibs,, $3,800 “Transform the space into a calming respite from daily activity with a large abstract artwork in soothing colors. Every time you revisit the piece, you will find new meaning and it can help you transition into your meditation. This beautiful painting has a serene palette and evokes a feeling of a limitless horizon or even a moonlit ocean.”