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.
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.