Award winning designer expands offices in Italy

Ficarra Design Associates has opened a 232m2 location in Naples, Italy, to showcase its award-winning interior design services.

The expanded second floor office space allows for an open studio area with a library where clients can browse fabric selections and design books, reported Naples Daily News.

“We recently added another interior designer to our staff an, coupled with our new location, we can better accommodate our clients’ needs,” said Lisa Ficarra Shepherd, president, Ficarra Design Associates.

“Whether their tastes tend toward transitional, coastal, contemporary or traditional design, we listen closely and create interiors that harmonise textures, colours and details that work within our clients’ timelines and budgets.”

Shepherd has more than 28 years experience in commercial and residential interior design and has won multiple Sand Dollar, Pinnacle and Aurora Awards.

Drawing from her family legacy in building and architecture, she achieved her degree in design from Western Michigan University and traveled extensively throughout Europe.

Before opening her own firm in 2003, Ficarra worked for well-known Naples designer Holland Salley for 10 years. Coincidentally, Ficarra Design Associates’ new location was originally Holland Salley’s design studio.

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