Saghar Gilan

Design Consultant

Days off: Monday & Tuesday
sgilan@cantoni.com

Those who know Saghar know she has a calming yet passionate personality that is readily apparent in her interiors – she effortlessly blends balance, contrast and simplicity to create relaxing, interesting spaces. “I love to improve my clients’ quality of life by creating peaceful surroundings that bring them happiness,” she says. “That’s the greatest joy in my career.”

During her upbringing in Shiraz, Iran – she speaks fluent Farsi – Saghar was drawn to varied textures, furniture arrangements and modern design. She went on to earn a bachelor of fine arts in interior design architecture from the Art Institute of Houston, and has created both residential and commercial spaces since joining Cantoni in 2007. “I love the people I work with,” she says. “They are family to me, and I enjoy spending time with them.”

When she isn’t designing alongside her colleagues, she focuses on her drive to live a healthy, mindful lifestyle: you’ll often find Saghar running -- rain or shine. She also practices yoga and meditation regularly. But she also knows how to indulge – Italian cuisine is her go-to. “Tiramisu for desert is my guilty pleasure,” she says.

Get to know Saghar:

What’s your go-to libation?

Nothing is better than a good glass of red wine, and preferably one that is dry and earthy.

Do you have a No. 1 color?

Black.

What’s your bucket list travel destination?

The Swiss Alps.

Do you keep anything particular on your nightstand?

A notebook – I like to record what I’m thankful for each day.

Is there a design philosophy you ascribe to?

A quote by Coco Chanel: “An interior is a natural projection of the soul.”

Cantoni Houston

9889 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77042

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713.787.9494 x613

  • 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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I began my quest for the perfect dining room chairs almost a year and a half ago. Throughout this entire process Saghar was professional, knowledgeable, kind and most certainly patient. I will not hesitate to purchase other items from Cantoni or recommend Saghar and Cantoni to my family and friends.

— Carol Z. McComas, Houston

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