Benji Rodriguez

Design Consultant

Days off: Monday & Tuesday
benji@cantoni.com
Benji’s parents cultivated his love of artistry and creativity during his Puerto Rico upbringing, but it wasn’t until he designed his first apartment that everything clicked. “Interior design became my medium and fabric, shape, color, texture, scale and furniture became my paint,” he says. Now, he balances each element while applying his “modern eclectic” spin on spaces. “My motto is to take what my clients envision to the next level – to transcend what they anticipate,” he says. “Going above their expectations is immensely rewarding.”

After earning his degree from the San Juan School of Interior Design in Puerto Rico, Benji trained under renowned designer Kelly Hoppen in London at The Design Masterclass. He has since designed residential and commercial spaces around the world, working seamlessly cross-culturally, credit his fluency in Spanish, English, Portuguese and Italian.

When he’s not designing, you’ll find him mixed-media painting, sculpting, vintage-furniture hunting, cooking or baking. Or, applying his principles of combining comfort, style and function to his own attire. “My style is fashion-forward but always comfortable – and it must look effortless,” he says. “Key pieces in my closet would be shoes. Did I mention shoes?”

Get to know Benji:

What’s your No. 1 color?

Gray.

Where do you find inspiration?

Art, fashion – I love looking at intricate details on haute couture fabric – street fashion, food, nature, people.

Who are your design icons?

Kelly Hoppen, Alexander McQueen, Iris Apfel.

Where do you love to go when you travel?

Buenos Aires or Barcelona.

What do you always have on hand?

ipad, iphone and measuring tape.

Three things you can’t live without?

My dog, my family and shoes!

Cantoni Dallas

4800 Alpha Road
Dallas, TX 75244

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972.934.9191 x156

  • Monday 10AM-7PM
  • Tuesday 10AM-7PM
  • Wednesday 10AM-7PM
  • Thursday 10AM-7PM
  • Friday 10AM-7PM
  • Saturday 10AM-6PM
  • Sunday 1PM-5PM
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The design is stunning. Everything from the artwork Benji selected to the furniture in the dining room works really well with the style of Bleu Ciel.

— Jessica Young, Harwood International’s director of marketing and public relations

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