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.

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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.

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.