Kitchen Design Specialist
Days off: Saturday & Sundayrhall@cantoni.com
Step into a kitchen designed by Raissa, and you’ll find a carefully planned space that expertly blends unexpected materials and textures. Case in point: she has been known to pair reclaimed wood detailing with sleek lacquer cabinetry. Beauty aside, her main focus is always functionality. “I love getting to know my clients and determining their entertaining needs to create truly custom, efficient spaces,” she says. “A kitchen should be a relaxing place that inspires personal creativity.”
Raissa’s talent is backed by nearly 15 years of experience. Inspired by her mother, who is well-versed in architectural design, Raissa attended Florida State College at Jacksonville and NKBA College. She nabbed her first job at a countertop and cabinetry fabrication and installation company. “It was there that I found my true passion for designing kitchens,” she says.
She has since extensively honed her expertise, and for 4 years, grew and operated a boutique cabinetry business serving clients in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Fluent in Portuguese, Raissa was born and raised in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and now calls California home. “I love the family-oriented atmosphere at Cantoni, and meeting new people,” she says.
Get to know Raissa:
Do you have a go-to cocktail?
A skinny margarita.
What quote inspires you?
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” —Frank Lloyd Wright
Who is your design icon?
What three things could you never live without?
My family, sunsets and designing.
When it comes to a new project, what excites you most?
To see the transformation not only in the space, but also in my clients’ life.