Frequently Asked Questions
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HOW CAN I GET MY PROJECT STARTED? WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO BEGIN THE PROCESS?
A face-to-face meeting is the best way to begin. We listen to your ideas, look at any pictures you may have collected and review your architectural plans or blueprints – even pencil sketches! We really want to know all your hopes and dreams for this design project. If you think Perla Lichi Design is the right designer for your project, a design fee and budget will be determined based on square footage, scope and location of your project.
WHAT IF I AM NOT LOCATED IN CORAL SPRINGS, OR EVEN IN FLORIDA?
Perla Lichi, ASID, works locally, nationally and internationally. Design is a process that requires the same steps no matter where the project is located. We can accommodate clients around the country and around the world.
DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN ANY STYLE OF DESIGN?
Perla Lichi Design is a versatile design team. We have designed interiors in every style, both residential and commercial. Peruse the Portfolio section on our website, as well as New Projects, to find examples in every style.
HOW DO YOU CHARGE FOR YOUR DESIGN SERVICES?
A design fee is determined based on square footage and the scope and location of each project. This fee is a fair and reasonable assessment—based on our years of experience—of the time and resources that it will take to complete your job professionally to your satisfaction. The design fee hires us and assures you that Perla Lichi will oversee your project from beginning to end.
WILL YOU VISIT MY HOME? CAN I HAVE THE INITIAL MEETING AT MY HOME?
The initial meeting about your project can be scheduled at “your place or ours.” As your job progresses through the various stages of the design process, your designer will accommodate your unique scheduling requirements. Our office/showrooms provide the most convenient venue for reviewing product samples. You can view our extensive library of interior photography on our website Portfolio or on a mobile device. Out of town clients who want Perla to meet in their location pick up the travel expense for two designers.
WHAT IF I WANT TO START SMALL?
We can help you design one room or complete your entire villa—including linens on the beds and flowers in the vases when you arrive! Naturally, since time is of the essence, your design fee will be adjusted accordingly.
WHAT IF I WANT TO PURCHASE ACCESSORIES FOR MY HOME?
You’ve come to the right place. We have accessories in our showroom that we will select and place in your home. You only purchase those that you like, after you have seen how they look in your home. We can also special-order items for you from catalogs or from our factory. A design fee will be established, above the cost of the item and shipping, in order to cover the time that it takes for us to handle this process.
MY JOB IS A REMODELING JOB OF MY EXISTING HOME. HOW DOES THAT WORK?
Remodeling time is the right time to hire a professional interior design team like you will find at Perla Lichi Design. Completing the interiors of a newly constructed home is like painting on a fresh, new canvas. It’s a joy and the results are guaranteed spectacular. But remodeling involves a vision that comes only with years of experience and a trained eye to solve the problems and uncover the possibilities. The design process for remodeling, however, is the same as the process for new construction.
WHAT IF I HAVE ALREADY HIRED A BUILDER AND AN ARCHITECT?
Perla Lichi works with your architect, builder and contractor to form a team to work on your design project. This collaboration between specialties creates the foundation for success. Contact your interior designer as early as possible in the process to ensure the most spectacular results.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR SPACE PLANNING?
Our interior space planning specialists will take your floor plans and create custom floors, walls, windows and ceilings. Your furniture, including custom built-in cabinetry, will be designed and specified specifically for the unique spaces and functions in your unique home. Then it will be drawn to scale in a floor plan, so you can visualize the result. Using the latest technology, three-dimensional renderings and/or three-dimensional video tours will be provided when appropriate, to help you visualize the results of your interior space planning.
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