Meet Our Designer

Lisa Aportela

I’m a Cuban American born in New Jersey and now living in Miami Beach. I have 15 years of experience in residential interior design, including vacation homes, turnkey interior services for out of state/country clients, real estate staging and full home renovations. My work has been published several times in publications such as Aventura Magazine, Social Lite Magazine, Aspire Magazine and Star Ledger. I graduated from Berkeley College (Paramus, NJ) with a degree in Interior Design. I have expertise in drafting 3D floor plans and virtual designs via Google Sketchup.
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About Lisa

Location
North Miami and Midtown Miami

Languages
English
Spanish


How long have you been with CITY?
11 years

What are your favorite styles?
Contemporary, Modern, Transitional, Mid-Century Modern, and Luxury Beach style.

What is your favorite part of the design process?
I love that every project is different and every client has different needs. This makes each design process unique and exciting. Every project inspires me to be more creative and give more of a WOW factor. My passion for design is reflected in each and every project I do.

CITY is different because
We offer affordable, professional, full-service interior design services for any type of project, whether you are renovating, buying a brand new home, or furnishing a rental property. Our hourly packages are very easy to understand and offer transparency to the client. No hidden fees, no mark-ups or additional percentages. The client is in control of their budget and how much they need us to do for them. This is a very unique and flexible system, which no other store or firm offers.
 
Recent Projects
Modern turnkey vacation rental  South Carolina
Transitional turnkey vacation home – South Florida
Miami Modern turnkey vacation rental  Miami Beach FL
Renovation and Design  Brickell, FL
Modern interior design  Midtown, FL

Work Experience
Design Studio City Furniture – Interior Designer South Florida
Coast to Coast Designs- Hospitality Furniture Designer and Project Coordinator
Safavieh Home – Interior Designer NY, NJ

Media and Publications
Aventura Magazine  Miami Bright April 2014
Social Light Magazine  Color of the Year 2015
Aspire Magazine  New York Hot Properties Expert Ease 2016
Star Ledger News  2008 New Jersey's Ask the Designer Monthly column

Licenses/Certifications
ASID Allied Member

Education
Berkeley College  New Jersey, Associate Degree

Available for Design Work
North Miami
Miami Lakes
Midtown  Downtown Miami
Miami Beach  South Beach

Let's Get In Contact

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The room design from your dreams is finally within reach. Are you ready to get started? With tons of design experience in the South Florida market, CITY Furniture is home to the top interior designers. When it comes to home design, you need an interior designer with the skills and expertise to turn design concepts into realities. This is where we come into play. Regardless of whether you’re looking to give a face lift to your vacation rental and modern interior design projects or you are interested in renovating your own space or an investment property, we are standing by to make your life simpler. Even though you may not realize it, these are large projects that require a lot of time and focus. Give yourself a break and let us do the heavy lifting for you. With years of practice under our belt, we understand the stress that’s associated with transforming a home. That’s why we are home to highly-skilled experts who take pride in being efficient while working extremely hard.

 

When you work with one of the interior designers in our company, you will acquire a professional who is trained in using our state-of-the-art virtual design software, which saves time and gives you peace of mind that your make over will come out exactly the way that you want it. Before the first piece of furniture arrives, you will have visual rendition of your finished product to make sure it fits your concept perfectly. Also, with a la carte services and design by the hour, you can rest easy knowing that you can enlist professional help for a fraction of the cost that you might expect for a professional designer. At CITY Furniture, we offer free consultations, so reach out to Lisa to get your interior design project started today.