Terri Mechanic

Design Consultant

Days off: Wednesday & Thursday

An established, sought-after designer, Terri is known for translating her clients’ visions into moveable, functional works of art. “It is the client who inspires the designer, who in turn translates and imagines their needs and dreams them into a livable, tasteful reality that is unique to them,” she says. “My challenge is to help guide my clients in what they envision for the finished project and strive to exceed their expectations.”

Credit her comprehensive experience for her transformative ability: before arriving at Cantoni in 2000, Terri previously owned her own design studio, was a photo stylist for a world-renowned professional furnishings photographer, and later, a showroom stylist for top manufacturers showing at the prestigious High Point Market. She also served as gallery designer and showroom director for the Giorgio Collection, a high-end case goods manufacturer. Raised and trained in Miami Beach, she holds a bachelor’s degree in interior design from the University of Miami.

Though her commercial and residential projects span the globe, there is one consistency: her signature for exceptional creative flow inspired by fashion, art and furniture design. “From transitional to cutting-edge modern, moods may change as you explore the space,” she says. “Regardless of the altitude, the attitude remains: flow through form follows life recreated in art and design.” Terri credits Cantoni for a continued source of inspiration in her work. “We have an unmatched selection,” she says, “and each day has been grander than the one before.”

Get to know Terri:

What’s your go-to libation?

Illy Espresso -- Tostatura Scura.

Who is your design icon?

Architect Peter Marino.

Where do love to go when you travel?

My homeland, Laguna Beach.

What most excites you about a new project?

Being discovered.

Is there an inspirational quote you live by?

“Live by all that is true, good and beautiful.”

Where do you find inspiration?

Anywhere and everywhere -- art is music and music is life.

What’s one way a client can instantly change a room?

Great art.

Cantoni Irvine

8650 Research Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

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949.585.9191 x838

  • 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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It was as though Terri was reading my mind – we had the exact same style. I would create something in my head, and then she would put the pieces together. My home is now the perfect space to call my own.

— Donna Curry, Las Vegas

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