With Cantoni since 1999, Kohl's work spans enviably serene, rich neutrals, textured upholstery, fluffy rugs, to vibrant and clean-lined with punches of the unexpected. "I believe in a good mix, marriage and flow, and love to coordinate color, texture and pattern,î he says. ìMy philosophy is to be comfortable, while being surrounded by the finer things in life.î With a wide range of commercial and residential projects in his portfolio, he enjoys solving design challenges big and small. ìFrom kitchen remodels to reimagining interiors, I love collaborating with my clients to design creative solutions that work for their lives.
Kohl has honed his expertise in the design realm for more than 25 years, including eight years at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center and eight years with one of the city's top interior designers. His local involvement extends to charity: he volunteers with People Are Loving Support (PALS) and Joining Hearts.
When he’s not in Atlanta, he's traversing the globe and he never skips a flea market. ‘I love hunting for antiques, from midcentury-modern pieces to current contemporary finds,’ he says. A step inside his closet reveals an eclectic, classic mix that speaks to his traditional lean (he loves art-filled walls). As for the key items in his wardrobe? “Matching hangers and my Persian rug,” he jokes.
Get to know Kohl:
What's your go to cocktail?
Moscow Mule with lemon.
Who are your style icons?
Philippe Starck, Coco Chanel, Andrea Palladio, Tilda Swinton, Chicane.
Kohl has a great personality and knows how to pull pieces together to create a masterpiece.
— Jessica Woodson, Atlanta
Kohl was knowledgeable and accessible. He understood the modern industrial look I wanted for my kitchen remodel and together, we achieved exactly what I hoped we could do.
— John Cugasi, Atlanta
Kohl took cues from the W’s design aesthetic and created spaces that are both a tribute to the architecture and reflective of Atlanta’s energy and excitement,” Adrian says. “The look is fabulous, but the ‘feel’ of the furnishings is just as rewarding. They have quality craftsmanship and true comfort.
— Adrian Schmidt of Atlanta Fine Homes/Sotheby’s International Realty
My wife and I furnished a new condo with many purchases from Cantoni over last 2 months. This is a solid business with fair pricing, excellent return policy and very nice collection of contemporary furniture. In many cases, they have them stocked in their warehouse, so it just takes a week to get them. Kohl was very professional and a pleasure to work with.