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A Chicago upbringing ignited Bedra’s love of design — she found inspiration in the city’s historical, cultural and architectural influences. Her own spaces weave clean lines and calming elements — they harmoniously blend classic Hollywood chic with contemporary. “My designs range from modern to transitional — I love to mix-and-match,” she says.
Bedra joined Cantoni in 1999 and has since honed her skills to new heights, working on a diverse range of residential projects and kitchen remodels. The freedom to explore her design ideas and a love of bringing clients’ visions to fruition are just two reasons she remains inspired and fulfilled in her work. “I love delving into the creative process with clients,” she says. “It’s incredibly rewarding to build on their ideas and create spaces that are a reflection of their passions and tastes.”
Those who know Bedra know she has an outgoing personality and a good-natured sense of humor. “I love to have a good time — and to laugh,” she says. Which might be one reason her husband asked her on a date after shopping at Cantoni — the two were married one year later. “He said he was ‘just looking,’” she says, and laughs.
Get to know Bedra:
What’s your top travel destination?
Who are your design icons?
Barbara Barry, Dallas designer Holly Hunt.
What is your design philosophy?
Buy once, and buy good timeless design.
What thought or quote inspires you?
“Style is not a display of wealth but an expression of imagination.”
What do you do in your downtime?
I love to paint, and have about 30 pieces I’ve finished.