Days off: Monday & Tuesdayjchampiomont@cantoni.com
Joan fell in love with Cantoni on her first visit, and “after purchasing pieces for myself, I was inspired,” she says. “I decided this was where I wanted to be.” An interior design graduate of the Art Institute of Houston, she has spent her lengthy career in the design realm, including launching her own high-end pet accessory company.
The Houston native’s aesthetic blends simple, clean neutrals accented with pops of color in art and accessories—and an abundance of texture. “I love elegant, sophisticated, romantic spaces,” she says, adding that she might pair a Mongolian lamb throw with a metallic sculpture. “I favor anything that shimmers.” But she most enjoys energetically searching for ideal design solutions for her clients, who find her to be genuine, trustworthy and enthusiastic.
“I love introducing clients to ideas they may not have considered before so they can make the best decision for their home,” she says. “My goal is to enable them to truly enjoy and appreciate their own space.” You’ll find her tapping Cantoni’s large range of products to “paint a visual concept for a client,” she says. “Working for such a well-known, resourceful company gives me great joy."
Get to know Joan:
What three things could you never live without?
Chocolate, espresso and my pets.
Is there a quote that inspires you?
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget the way you made them feel.” Maya Angelou.
What do you do in your downtime?
I love animals, and enjoy giving to back to our four-legged friends.
How can a client instantly change a room?
Lighting—dimmers can instantly transform a space.
What is your favorite food?
Stone crabs! I could eat them all day long.