Perla Lichi Gallery Announces Major Hospitality Commissions

Dubai, UAE – November 21, 2014 Perla Lichi Gallery (www.perlalichi.com) has been commissioned to design and furnish several major hospitality projects including the 12-story, four-star Armada Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road and the 54-story Armada Hotel Apartments in Sharjah.

Armada Hotel Group 

For the Armada Hotel, Perla Lichi Gallery will design and furnish 300 hotel rooms—standard, junior and royal suites, as well as the restaurants.

Perla Lichi will also design and furnish the lobby, restaurants public areas and two, three and four-room apartments at the Armada Group’s Salam Towers in Sharjah—approximately 350 apartments. “They are going for a more luxe category,” said Perla Lichi Gallery Manager Ossama Salem. “With our well established reputation in luxury models and private estates and residences, Perla Lichi Gallery was the perfect choice.”

Flora Group Logo

Salem revealed that with the vertical strength of owning and operating its own manufacturing facilities, Perla Lichi Gallery was also the ideal candidate selected to execute and install a hotel for Flora Group Hotels, following their design and specs.

Perla Lichi Gallery offers a unique turnkey hospitality solution including design and execution and will soon announce its own line of Egyptian cotton sheets and linens.  The Gallery already represents high-end decorative hardware producer Bronces Mestre of Valencia, Spain, known for creating hardware that is like fine jewelry for home and commercial interiors.

Bronces Mestre Fine Decorative Hardware

“Perla Lichi Gallery is uniquely qualified to provide the best quality, prices and service for the hospitality market,” explained Director of Operations Osama Salem.  “Combine this with Perla Lichi’s extraordinary design expertise, and there’s no doubt that we offer an ideal solution for hoteliers around the world.”

Perla Lichi is a recognized force in international interior design and is currently celebrating her 30th year as a professional interior designer.  Just this year she has won numerous awards including Best of Show in the US Florida Atlantic Building Association Prism Awards program, and 29 individual awards for projects around the world.

A savvy businesswoman and smart marketer, Ms. Lichi has published photos of her work in five coffee table books. The newest, “Palaces of the World,” was published early in 2014. Copies are available in her showrooms.

Perla Lichi Gallery in Dubai and with an affiliate office in Mumbai, India, specializes in residential and hospitality design worldwide. The company is located on the 33rd floor of the H Hotel Office Tower. Ms. Lichi also owns and operates a design showroom, Perla Lichi Design, in Coral Springs, Florida.

For more information about Perla Lichi visit www.perlalcihi.com. To schedule a private consultation in the USA, call Perla Lichi Design at 954-726-0899.  In Dubai, call Perla Lichi Gallery at +1 971 43942898.

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Perla Lichi: Global Businesswoman

October 2014 International Business Feature in SFBW Magazine.

Interior Designer Perla Lichi is the subject of a major feature story in Lifestyle Publications new SFBW Magazine.  The story by Ivette Figueroa describes the designers distinctive style and how it translated into success in Dubai and beyond.

The designer describes how she got started in Dubai, opening her first showroom there in 2009 when everyone was panicking and leaving. “I was pretty much the only game in town. I got projects in the local market. The local people were still going to buid and needed a designer and I was there.”

She also describes her ability to travel extensively and how she manages jet lag. “I run everything on my iPhone. Even with an eight-hour difference, there are no issues. We are in touch all the time.”

Her advice to others: “Don’t be afraid of expanding internationally. Everyone looks at websites from everywhere. Why not broaden your business?”

Perla Lichi Gallery Will Host Open House in Dubai November 22

Osama Salem and Perla Lichi

Dubai, UAE – September 19, 2014 Master Interior designer Perla Lichi, (www.perlalichi.com) announces an open house November 22 from 2 to 9 pm—to celebrate her luxurious new 6,000-square-foot office and design showroom on the 33rd floor of the landmark H Hotel, a 5-star hotel located at One Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai UAE.

Guests will enjoy viewing creative vignettes displaying Perla Lichi’s original furniture designs, custom wall and window treatments, all produced by her own manufacturing facilities. Vignettes feature furniture, special finishes and magnificent draperies made of luscious fabrics–to serve as inspiration for future projects.

Perla Lichi Gallery offers complete residential design services from concept to execution. At the new Gallery, customers will be able to envision just how beautiful their completed house will be by viewing actual samples of design styles. They will be able to see, feel and touch the high end custom products that are combined to create beautiful interiors.

“When you can see and touch the products and the colors, envisioning the final results is much easier,” explains Perla Lichi. Imported furniture, chandeliers, accessories and creative stone works are on display as well as marvelously detailed examples of custom area rugs, custom drapery treatments and many unique faux finishing techniques that all work together to create the exquisite detailing that has become the designer’s hallmark.

“Perla Lichi Gallery offers custom order furniture, custom draperies, custom flooring including area rugs and custom stonework. Customers can come into our shop with their architectural plans and we can design and implement the interiors for their entire home. Or they can come to shop for accessories or to order furniture,” explained Director of Operations Osama Salem. “In fact, we are structuring Perla Lichi Gallery as a one-stop shop where clients can easily find the solutions to their design problems. Here they will find a pleasant shopping experience while enjoying this beautiful ambiance that Perla Lichi has created.”

Perla Lichi is a recognized force in the international interior design community and is currently celebrating her 30th year as a professional interior designer.  Already this year she has won numerous awards including Best of Show in the US Florida Atlantic Building Association Prism Awards program, and 29 individual awards for her projects around the world.

A savvy businesswoman and smart marketer, Ms. Lichi has published photos of her work in five coffee table books. The newest, “Palaces of the World,” was published early in 2014. Copies will be available for sale at the event.

Perla Lichi Gallery in Dubai specializes in residential and hospitality design worldwide. Ms. Lichi also owns and operates a design showroom in Coral Springs, Florida and an affiliate office in Mumbai, India.

For more information about Perla Lichi visit www.perlalcihi.com. To schedule a private consultation call Perla Lichi Gallery at +971 43942898..

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Coming Soon … Perla Lichi Featuring Versace Home

Coral Springs, FL—July 31, 2014 International interior designer Perla Lichi, Perla Lichi Design, of Coral Springs, FL (www.perlalichi.com) and Dubai, UAE, and high-end modern Italian furniture specialist Nicola Belletti, of Abitare and Versace Home, Miami, (www.vhmiami.com; www.versacehome.com) have just announced their forthcoming collaboration “Perla Lichi featuring Versace Home.”

Acanthus Armchair from Versace Home

The Versace Home Collection, created in 1992, has been the natural extension of the creative universe of Gianni Versace; fashion, design, and the passion for all forms of arts, theater, dance, painting and sculpture.  The line includes a complete line of furniture, lighting, wall paper, flooring, accessories, textiles, fabrics and tableware.

“We feel that the interior design work of Perla Lichi is the ideal market for Versace Home products,” said Mr. Belletti, of Abitare, which exclusively represents Versace Home.  Mr. Belletti opened the Abitare Versace Home showroom in the Miami Design District in 2013.

“We were impressed with the interior work exemplified by Perla Lichi’s design of a South African estate, a Kenya villa, and a large estate home in Hollywood, Florida, that we saw when she won top awards for these outstanding luxury projects at the recent Florida Atlantic Building Association annual awards program this Spring,” said Mr. Belletti.

Interior Design by Perla Lichi

“We have followed her 30-year career of creating award-winning international projects worldwide. We love the quality of her design work and her ability to provide clients with complete design services and products from A-Z, from concept design through full execution.”

“When we met with her and explored her work further,” added Belletti, “we were convinced that we wanted to see our products in her showroom and in her work in Florida and around the world. We believe that Perla Lichi and Versace Home are a perfect match.”

“I have always admired the style of Versace and have been inspired myself by this designer. I always believed that the names Perla Lichi and Versace have a musical ring and belong together rhythmically and spiritually.  It will be an honor to feature this line in my interior design projects as an added feature,” said Perla Lichi.

Furniture and accessories from Versace Home are currently being selected for showcasing in the Perla Lichi Design showrooms in Coral Springs and Dubai. Watch for more announcements about this exciting collaboration and when it will be available for sale.

Nicola Belletti has earned a reputation as one of the most knowledgeable furniture importers today, specializing in modern Italian high-end lines. It was this prominence in his field, with his Abitare showroom in Miami, that earned his appointment to represent the prestigious Versace Home line of products.

Perla Lichi Gallery, 33rd Floor, H Hotel, Dubai

Perla Lichi Design is a full service, professional interior design company with offices and showrooms  in Coral Springs, Florida and Dubai, UAE, and servicing residential and commercial clients worldwide.  This year Perla Lichi is celebrating her 30th year as a professional interior designer.  Perla Lichi was honored by her peers in the 2014 Design/Architecture Awards Program of the Florida Atlantic Building Association with 29 interior design awards and a Best of Show for her treatment of a South African estate home. In an unprecedented result, she garnered a 100 percent rating from all judges in several categories. She was recently awarded a “Best of Houzz” badge by the leading online platform for home remodeling and design. Two Perla Lichi projects have been shortlisted in the international design awards program sponsored by London-based Luxe et al Magazines.

A graduate and former Board member of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Perla Lichi is working on projects locally and internationally from her Coral Springs headquarters and a new showroom on one of the top floors of the prestigious Hotel H on Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai. Because the company has its own factories and workrooms, Perla Lichi can offer extraordinary custom results at competitive pricing.

For information or photos, contact Janet Verdeguer 941-870-3422.

 

Marla Jaffe Joins Perla Lichi Design Team

Coral Springs, FL—May 16, 2014 Interior designer Perla Lichi, (www.perlalichi.com) announced that Marla Jaffe, ASID, IIDA, USGBG, has joined Perla Lichi Design as an Associate.  Jaffe is a Florida State licensed interior designer and former principal of Jaffe Design Associates, Inc.

“We are thrilled and honored to have such a recognized force in design become part of our team,” said Lichi. “With her expertise in Green Design and her many successful years of designing projects around South Florida, Marla will enable us to serve an ever-widening array of clients, both residential and commercial.”

Marla Jaffe has been a presence in the South Florida Interior Design community since incorporating her own business in 1984. She is an ASID award-winning Interior Designer known for her diverse, non-repetitive styles.

Marla Jaffe

Marla Jaffe

A transplant to South Florida from Connecticut, she is a Florida State University Honors graduate with a BS in Interior Design. She was a Ringling School of Art Interior Design instructor in Sarasota, and more recently taught Interior Design at Nova Southeastern University Art and Design Academy in Fort Lauderdale.  With over 25 years of professional design experience, her creativity has been commended in numerous nationwide interior design magazines and also on television. She is Florida State Licensed with the Board of Architecture and Interior Design, a professional member of the International Interior Design Association and also a member of the United States Green Building Council.

As an Industry Expert she brings a broad knowledge of Interior Design as well as construction means and methods to all of her projects. Her vast knowledge stems from the years spent developing the South Florida landscape through Custom Home Design, Model Home Merchandising, Sales Centers and Clubhouses. Her experience ranges from modest homes to big-scale overhaul Commercial and Residential projects.

Jaffe is known for the model homes she designed at the Polo Club in Palm Beach and many other interior design projects in South Florida. She was named Florida State Designer of the Year for High-end Residential Design.

Nominated Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce Small Business Owner of the Year in 2013, Jaffe also served as adjunct instructor at Nova Southeastern University Art and Design Academy in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  She was an Interior Design teacher at Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, FL from 1980 to 1982.

Perla Lichi to Design Custom Villa on Grand Cayman’s Seven-Mile Beach

Coral Springs, FL—July 21, 2014 Interior designer Perla Lichi, (www.perlalichi.com) has been commissioned to design the interiors for a landmark villa located on the world famous Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman.

Named one of the “Ultimate Beaches” by Caribbean Travel + Life Magazine, Seven Mile Beach, located on the western shore of Grand Cayman, is considered the epitome of an island getaway vacation.

“These clients, a European couple, want the ultimate in luxury and comfort in a tropical getaway where they will entertain frequently,” said Ms. Lichi. “They want the Perla Lichi style with a fresh twist that will enhance the magnificent views from this landmark property. Our custom design capabilities enable us to provide everything they want, and more!

“What attracted them to Perla Lichi Design was our unique styling and sophistication gained from designing homes in many different areas of the world.”

Perla Lichi Design is a full service, professional interior design company with offices in Coral Springs, Florida and Dubai, UAE, and servicing residential and commercial clients worldwide.  This year Perla Lichi is celebrating her 30th year as a professional interior designer.

View Latest Perla Lichi Video on YouTube and Facebook

Coral Springs, FL – July 13, 2014 The latest Perla Lichi video featuring Perla, Jeff Shanley and Client “Testimonials” is now available for viewing.  Go to https://www.facebook.com/PerlaLichiDesign?ref=hl and click Youtube to view. Or, go direct to YouTube and search for Perla Lichi.

The Coral Springs showroom serves as a backdrop for much of this beautiful video, and there are clips from many other of Perla’s videos.

See all of Perla Lichi’s videos on YouTube

On Facebook YouTube, the newest “Testimonials” video is at the top, but fans can click on any of her videos below to view any one of them.

Perla Lichi also recently linked her Pinterest boards to Facebook.  Many of Perla’s installations are available for viewing and pinning.

Perla appreciates every one of her fans who follow her on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or Instagram.

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Perla Lichi Introduces “Smart Home” with Lawrence Zwerin

Audio/Video Expert Lawrence Zwerin

Coral Springs, FL—July 13, 2014 Interior designer Perla Lichi, (www.perlalichi.com) announced the formation of Perla Lichi Smart Home in cooperation with industry expert Lawrence Zwerin.

“At Perla Lichi Smart Home,” explained Zwerin, “we have the area’s most innovative Smart Home and Home Theater options. We offer the finest products, and our experienced sales and design team understand how to enhance your lifestyle by integrating all of these modern conveniences into your home without affecting the visual outcome of your beautiful designer rooms.”

“Larry and I have worked seamlessly together on past projects. We are thrilled and honored to have such a recognized force in smart home technology become part of our team,” said Perla Lichi. “The design and planning of today’s homes absolutely requires a technology expert to insure professional results at the most competitive prices. “With Larry’s expertise in home automation and his many successful years of working on homes, yachts and commercial projects from Newfoundland to South America and the Caribbean, we will be able to serve an ever-widening array of clients, both residential and commercial.”

With 40 years industry experience, Mr. Zwerin has concentrated on high end audio, audio/video and residential systems integration. “My focus has been to give people the best of both worlds,” said Zwerin. “We provide great sound and video and hide those ugly black boxes and software. This experience makes this a perfect match to work with a prestigious firm like Perla Lichi Design.” Adds Zwerin, “Our systems are always turnkey and basic instruction usually takes about 15 minutes, even for the most non-tech-savvy clients. For the more technical clients, usually no instruction is necessary.”

Lawrence Zwerin is an audio/video and home theater industry expert who has been published in local South Florida magazines and quoted in the Miami Herald. His specialties include Home Automation, Lighting Systems, Multi Room Audio/Video Systems, Dedicated Home Theater Design (Manufacturing and Installation), Chameleon or Dual Purpose Home Theater Rooms that turn into Home Theaters without any trace of electronics; Acoustical Treatment/Sound Proofing, and Ethernet Networking Solutions.

Perla Lichi Design is a full service, professional interior design company with offices in Coral Springs, Florida and Dubai, UAE, and servicing residential and commercial clients worldwide.  This year Perla Lichi is celebrating her 30thyear as a professional interior designer.

For information or photos, contact Janet Verdeguer 941-870-3422.

Perla Lichi Gallery Opens New Dubai Showroom

Dubai, UAE – July 1, 2014 US Interior designer Perla Lichi, (www.perlalichi.com) announces her latest expansion, the opening of a new 6,000-square-foot office and design showroom in Dubai.  On display are creative vignettes displaying Perla Lichi’s original furniture designs, custom wall and window treatments produced by her in-house manufacturing facilities.

The luxurious showroom is located on the 33rd floor of H Hotel, a 5-star hotel located at One Sheikh Zayed Road. Ms. Lichi will welcome clientele throughout the UAE and world wide in a luxurious, state-of-the-art conference room.

Perla Lichi is a recognized force in the international interior design community and is currently celebrating her 30th year as a professional interior designer.  Already this year she has won numerous awards including Best of Show in the US Florida Atlantic Building Association Prism Awards program, and has been short-listed for two of her estate home projects with design budgets of well over $3 million each in the International Design and Architecture Awards program sponsored by London-based Luxe et al Magazines.

A savvy businesswoman and smart marketer, Ms. Lichi has professionally photographed her work thoughout her 30-year career and presented it over the years in five coffee table books. The newest, “Palaces of the World,” was published early in 2014. See it on Amazon.com.

The designer is known for her rich, highly detailed interiors in the mid to high-end luxury market. Ms. Lichi also owns and operates a design showroom in Coral Springs, Florida and an affiliate office in Mumbai, India.

For more information about Perla Lichi, or more photos, contact Janet Verdeguer, GAP Marketing, 941-870-3422.

Perla Lichi Receives Best of Houzz 2014 Award

Perla Lichi 2014 Winner

Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users
Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals

Coral Springs, FL, May 12, 2014 – Perla Lichi Design of Coral Springs, FL has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The company, recently named Best of Show in the Florida Atlantic Building & Design Prism Awards Competition, was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

Perla Lichi stated, “I am honored to receive this award from one of my favorite websites.” Follow Perla on Houzz here: http://www.houzz.com/Perla-Lichi

“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of home building, remodeling and design professionals, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Perla Lichi Design among our “Best Of” professionals for customer satisfaction as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Perla Lichi, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and reviewing their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.

Perla

About Perla Lichi
Perla Lichi, ASID, is ready to create your unique home design on time and within your budget. Perla is a versatile, experienced professional designer who has designed homes throughout South Florida, the USA and around the world. She creates interiors in any style her client prefers! Her own factories and work rooms enable her to create unique designs and offer her clients the best quality at competitive pricing.

About Houzz
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality. For more information, visit www.houzz.com