”It’s your attitude, not your aptitude, that will get you your altitude
Marla has enjoyed an amazing career as an Award-Winning Master Interior Designer and business owner for over three decades. As a Senior Interior Designer, she calls Clive Daniel Home in Boca Raton her home away from home.
After joining Clive Daniel Home five years ago as Director of Design and Business Development where she was mentoring and building relationships with builders, realtors and developers in our Boca Raton community, Marla decided to return to her passion and love for creating beautiful interiors for our clients. As a creative visionary, she considers interior space to be her canvas. Repetition is not her style. Unique interiors and a love of beautiful custom backgrounds to set off her designs are what excite her and make for happy clients. Once she gathers the scope of work necessary to prepare presentations and budget information, she will facilitate the work, engaging with industry trades and subcontractors. She will design, specify, renovate, oversee and control anything you need help with to give your home your own personal look and feel. Her passion for design and all that is beautiful stems from the early lessons she observed and learned from visiting new home construction sites with her dad growing up in Connecticut.
Marla is the mother of two grown sons living in California. When not designing, she helps raise money for various charities in the community. She is president of “Hopping 4 A Cure” for Multiple Sclerosis and former Community Leader of the Year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Southern Florida.
Credentials include: Registered Licensed Interior Designer, GREEN Leaders AP, ASID Allied, IIDA and a USGB professional. Former Interior Design Instructor at Ringling School of Art in Sarasota and an Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern School of Art and Design in Ft. Lauderdale.
Marla has been awarded and featured through her Interior Design Expertise, Florida State Designer of the Year for the High End Residential, Florida State Designer of the Year Nominee in Hospitality Design, Veterinary Economics Magazine Award winner for Innovation Veterinary Hospital Design, and Designer of Distinction – Broward Design Magazine (Gulfstream Publication). Her published works have been featured in Florida Design Magazine, South Florida Luxury Guide, LUXE Magazine, Casa E’Stillo Magazine, Broward Design Haut Decor Magazine, Boca Magazine, Boca Life, The Observer, New York Times, and Sun Sentinel, She has been featured on TV with Dina Merrill and has written for various magazines and news publications.