Shortlisted: Perla Lichi Design / Perla Lichi Gallery


Perla Lichi Design / Perla Lichi Gallery have recently been successfully shortlisted in the International Design and Architecture Awards 2014 in the Residential £2.5-5 million (project value) category

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Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Interior Designer: Perla Lichi

Architect: Archen Architects, SA



An expansive custom home for an executive with four sons. Each individual wanted their own space reflecting their own personality, creative wishes and style preferences.


The house is located in an exclusive, private subdivision in the suburbs of Johannesburg, South Africa. Proper materials were used to accommodate the four seasons of the year. Much of the time the doors are open to the terraces, and fireplaces are used for heating in the colder months.






This expansive home was designed so each person could feel like they were living in their own special world. The husband enjoys an outdoor gazebo for meditation and a custom-designed garage for his collection of exotic cars. The wife wanted her own private spa, which was created from a spare bedroom. The sons got their own game room with all the modern technology of today’s video game era. Then, spaces were created where the family could enjoy being together.

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The main living areas were designed in formal style, and then a more casual “pyjama” lounge, and family room, both with the latest audio / video equipment. The indoor swimming pool can be viewed from the upstairs hallway. Hallways posed a design problem, which the designer solved by converting them to “art galleries.” With the exception of the “special” areas, the entire house was created in a classic style and each family member’s bedroom designed to their own personal tastes.

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The designer’s favourite aspect of the project are is the two-story old world library, the kitchen where eighteen guests can sit while the host cooks and “her closet and spa”.

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This design works so well because it is carefully planned to flow gracefully from room to room, yet incorporate the need for unique individual spaces.

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The Interior Design and Architecture Awards are important to communicate exciting news to the public about the beauty and value of fine custom professional interior design in today’s interiors.