In The City — 16 February 2012
Perla Lichi’s Luxury Design Book

A new book on Pompano Beach interior designer Perla Lichi’s luxury projects

Think of Dubai and images that come to mind range from skyscrapers of outstanding heights and outrageous shapes to royalty with money to spend on every luxury.

Add Perla Lichi of Lichi-Zelman Style Interiors in Pompano Beach to that vision.

Lichi, who opened a design center in Dubai in 2009, recently published Palaces (Pathway Book Services, $39.95), a book on her work in the United Arab Emirates and in South Florida. The 200-page hardback includes 10 recently designed luxury residences from “The Regal Palace” in Dubai with silver-leafed columns and bronze detailing to “The Grand Palace” in Fort Lauderdale with Tuscan, Moorish and Mediterranean touches.

Minimalism is not in Lichi’s vocabulary. Known for her over-the-top designs, she creates layered rooms resplendent with elaborate fabrics, ornate finishes and detailed ceilings.

Palaces, her fourth book, is dedicated to showing reader ideas for creating their own palace.

“As my interior design practice has expanded internationally, I have designed homes for people from all walks of life – from the regular business person to the royal prince and princess,” Lichi says. And one thing of which I am certain is this: Every man and woman wants to be king and queen of their own palace.”

—Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub

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