Natalie Kalajo

Design Consultant

Days off: Thursday & Friday
nkalajo@cantoni.com

“Great design allows limitless possibilities that will inspire and support a beautiful life,” is Natalie’s mantra. A Syria native, she was raised in Saudi Arabia and Dubai, where she was inspired by each country’s blend of European and Middle Eastern architecture, culture and beauty. Her elegant designs merge traditional with contemporary, a reflection of her upbringing and heritage. “My mission is to create beautiful, functional environments that capture the spirit of the client and essence of the space,” she says.

Fluent in both English and Arabic, Natalie earned a bachelor’s degree in Syria and went on to earn an interior design degree from the New York Institute of Art and Design. With Cantoni since 2014, she has designed both residential and commercial spaces, and says she thrives on teamwork and the joy of “meeting new clients every day.” “I don’t consider designing work, but instead a way of finding and enjoying beauty around me,” she says.

Known among her friends as a passionate artist, Natalie sews, plays the guitar and paints with oil in her free time. “I love to creatively unwind and gather inspiration through oil painting,” she says. “I find creating a work on canvas instantly relaxing.”

Get to know Natalie:

What’s your top travel destination?

Venice, Italy.

How do you describe your design style?

Simple, elegant, sophisticated.

Where do you find inspiration?

From nature and art.

How can a client instantly change a room?

Introduce new accent colors with accessories or a statement piece like a beautiful chair.

What most excites you about a new project?

Creating a new design and seeing my clients’ (happy) reaction to the end result.

Cantoni Houston

9889 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77042

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713.787.9494 x610

  • 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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Cantoni is our favorite furniture outlet as their quality and style is unmatched in Houston. Natalie Kalajo is a fabulous interior designer. Her eye for detail and choosing the most outstanding pieces to complete a room is incredible. She has made our home a livable work of art that is worthy of being featured in a home magazine. Natalie is a true artist!

— Myles and Indri W., The Woodlands

It is rare to come across a highly talented designer like Natalie. Ridiculously efficient and hard working. I had the pleasure of working with her in July 2017 on a master bedroom and collaborated on several pieces of Italian furniture. Natalie expertly filled the role as designer for the project and providing a terrific new look in just under a month's time. I was impressed by her ability to handle multiple projects and work especially tough clients like myself, so effortlessly. As a member of a design or remodel team, Natalie would have my highest recommendation and have found she is rather nice to work with too.

— Marlene M., The Woodlands

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