Perla Lichi Receives 2015 Best of Coral Springs Award

CORAL SPRINGS March 20, 2015 — Perla Lichi Design has been selected for the 2015 Best of Coral Springs Award in the Interior Design category by the Coral Springs Award Program.
Each year, the Coral Springs Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Coral Springs area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Coral Springs Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Coral Springs Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Coral Springs Award Program
The Coral Springs Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Coral Springs area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Coral Springs Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

Perla Lichi Awarded “Best of Houzz” 2015 for Design

Coral Springs, FL Houzz (www.houzz.com), the leading platform for home remodeling and design, today announced the community’s picks for Best Of Houzz 2015, a homeowner-to-homeowner guide to the top home builders, architects, interior designers, landscape pros and other residential remodeling professionals on Houzz from tile, stone and countertop pros to painters.

Perla Lichi was honored with a “Best of Houzz” 2015 award for Design and now proudly displays a “Badge” on her Houzz profile page, adding to her 2014 award for Service.

“Houzz connects people with the best home professional for their project by providing the only 360-degree view of a professional, from their portfolio, client reviews, awards and accreditations to their work style and expertise based on their participation in the Houzz community,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re delighted to join our community in recognizing the talented professionals on Houzz who are delivering incredible designs and delightful customer experiences.”

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Service and Design. Customer Service honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2015” 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.

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 find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin and Sydney. For more information, visit www.houzz.com

Hibiscus Model at Heron Bay Features Chic, Upscale Coastal Look

Coral Springs, FL – March 11, 2015 Perla Lichi Design, (www.perlalichi.com) created the interiors for the Hibiscus Model in the new WCI community of Osprey Lakes at Heron Bay (11391 NW 79th Manor, Parkland, FL 33076).

This three-bedroom plan offers separate living and family rooms and the option to convert the den into a fourth bedroom.
• 3 Bedrooms + Den
• 2.5 Baths
• 2,731 a/c sq. ft.
• 2-Car Garage

In collaboration with the builder, the designer selected an upscale coastal design for this home that is situated on a scenic waterfront lot. The main living areas capture direct views of the lake and pool area, while the interior features high volume ceilings, wood flooring, spacious rooms and many windows that invite the outside in!

With the fusion of classic coastal furnishings and accessories, clean lines and a little bling, the Hibiscus has a feeling of casual elegance in a color palette of blue and white with punches of green.

Click here to view all Coastal Modern pictures on this website.

Living Room View

Coastal Modern Look by Perla Lichi Design at new WCI Model

Perla Lichi, who previously collaborated with WCI on four model homes in Heron Bay, said: “We are looking forward to acquiring more work in new home development now that the real estate market has bounced back and more buyers are looking at new homes. Our award-working model work always sells homes. Through professional design, we are able to show buyers the potential for their new interiors.”

For more information visit www.perlalcihi.com.
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Perla Lichi Named to Complexions Contemporary Ballet Board

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Coral Springs, FL – February 2, 2015 Perla Lichi, (www.perlalichi.com) an international interior designer with offices in Florida and Dubai, has been named a board member of Complexions Contemporary Ballet (CCB), announced CCB’s 2015 Board President DeJuan Wilson.

The dance company was founded in 1994 and features a ground breaking mix of methods, styles and cultures that has created an exciting vision of human movement over the past 20 years. CCB is a globally recognized performing arts brand, having performed to over 300,000 people on five continents and in over twenty countries.

Ms. Lichi has enjoyed a commanding presence in the design world for over three decades. With a client roster that extends to celebrities, CEO’s and royalty, her work has been widely celebrated in magazines, newspapers, television, radio and personal appearances around the world. She continues to expand the Perla Lichi brand through her design work and the development of proprietary lines including fabrics, custom throws, furniture and more.

Complexions Co-Founders Dwight Rhoden (l) and Desmond Richardson

As a CCB board member, Ms. Lichi will provide leadership and direction and help build long-term professional relationships with private donors and corporate partners. Each CCB board member is challenged to engage in trendsetting projects with vision and to always exceed expectations.

“The viewpoint Ms. Lichi brings to Complexions Contemporary Ballet is invaluable as our strategic priorities have grown to include more diverse offerings to a larger global audience.” said CCB’s Artistic Director, Co-founder and Choreographer, Dwight Rhoden.

“Words cannot express the level of Ms. Lichi’s reach, both as an international business person and arguably one of the most creative minds in her industry.  We are humbled to have her on our board and look forward to growing the Complexions brand with her,” said Desmond Richardson, CCB’s Artistic Director, Co-founder and Artist in Residence.

For the most up-to-date schedule for all Complexions Contemporary Ballet programming, follow Complexions via the below links and visit: http://www.complexionsdance.org.

Twitter:           @ComplexionsNYC

Facebook:        https://www.facebook.com/complexionsdance

Instagram:      @ComplexionsBallet

About Complexions Contemporary Ballet

It is artistic directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson’s lifelong appreciation for the artistic and aesthetic appeal of the multicultural that forms the cornerstone of Complexions Contemporary Ballet’s singular approach to reinventing dance. Founded in 1994, Complexions’ groundbreaking mix of methods, styles, cultures has created an entirely new and exciting vision of human movement over the past 20 years. The company’s foremost innovation is that dance should be about removing boundaries, not reinforcing them. Whether it be the limiting traditions of a single style, period, venue, or culture, Complexions transcends them all, creating an open, continually evolving form of dance that reflects the movement of our world—and all its constituent cultures—as an interrelated whole. Together, Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson have created in Complexions an institution that embodies its historical moment, a sanctuary where those passionate about dance can celebrate its past while simultaneously building its future. In the 20 years since its inception, the company has born witness to a world that is becoming more fluid, more changeable, and more culturally interconnected than ever before—in other words, a world that is becoming more and more like Complexions itself.

For more information on Perla Lichi visit www.perlalichi.com.

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“Champions of Industry” with host Jimmy Johnson to feature Interior Designer Perla Lichi

Perla Lichi filming for “Champions of Industry.”

Professional interior design is discussed in a new piece featuring Designer Perla Lichi. It was shot on location at a $10 million Florida home that showcases how professional design increases real estate property values.

Professional interior design involves much more than the public may think. And the glamorous results definitely require more than just selecting a color palette and hanging draperies.

On the upcoming episode of “Champions of Industry,” with host Jimmy Johnson, design concepts and an inside look at designing luxury homes will be highlighted.

Perla Lichi is an international designer whose completed repertoire includes luxury residences in the USA, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“Champions of Industry” is hosted by iconic Hall of Fame football coach Jimmy Johnson and offers informative segments on a wide range of industries. Experts are sought out and interviewed to share their experiences with the public.

Further information about “Champions of Industry” and their many worthwhile projects is conveniently located at their office website: http://www.championsofindustry.com. The series is not affiliated with or distributed through PBS.

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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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.