Meet J&J

Get to know Jonathan & Julia

What’s it like to work with your spouse?

“It’s definitely not all couples that can work together so harmoniously, but somehow, we thrive together when it comes to brainstorming, creating and working hard! It certainly helps that we are like minded in our approach to business and share the same vision for our clients and the future of Maison J&J Inc. Though we share similar tastes and ideas regarding design styles, we both bring our own unique perspectives when it comes to making design decisions, allowing us to combine our best ideas in order to realize beautiful designs for our clients!” – J&J

Do you prefer
residential or commercial design?

“We often get asked this question, and the fact is, we actually enjoy the thrill of both residential and commercial design equally. It’s almost like asking a Hollywood star if they prefer acting on the big screen or on Broadway…both are awesome and unique! There are of course elements of both residential and commercial design that we look forward to. For instance, we love the individualized aspect of residential design, of getting to know our clients on a more personal level and catering to their specific tastes and needs. It’s such a joy to show clients new concepts and to guide them through the design process! On the other hand, we love the thrill of the fast-paced world of commercial design, and the opportunity to explore design elements on a larger scale! We are also invigorated by the challenge commercial design presents in having to create something unique and appealing, all the while catering to a varied clientele.”  -J&J

What are some of your individual strengths/qualities in your work?

“How can I begin to put into words the endless strengths and qualities that Julia has to offer? Julia is extremely detail oriented, so whether we’re working on a lighting plan, a floor plan, a custom built-in or custom furniture etc., she brings a real finesse to each element of our designs! She is a colour specialist and has a definite gift for selecting paint colours and fabrics that blend seamlessly into each space! She’s not afraid of mixing colours, patterns and general design elements in a unique way- which something that is so influential in Maison J&J Inc.’s signature touch!” -Jonathan

“We share a very natural chemistry as a couple and as working partners! When it comes to the design process, it’s as if we automatically get into the creative zone of who does what…” -J&J

“Jonathan has a keen eye for balance, timeless design, and space planning. He is very gifted when it comes to conceptualizing large-scale designs. He is a great operations manager and is often busy coordinating and checking in on progress on site. He is always quick to find solutions and keeps things running smoothly! He truly is my hero!” -Julia

J&J’s Favourite Things

Julia

What is your dream vacation?
Relaxing under the Tuscan sun with my hubby & a pair of Vespas (an aqua one for me, please!)

What is your favourite pastime?
Entertaining and cooking at home for our friends & family, and taking walks through
the city

What is your favourite food?
Can’t choose just one! Salmon tartare, sushi & dumplings, depends on my taste buds!

What is your favourite hot beverage?
Chai Latte with honey (or, Jon’s amazing Almond Milk Latte!)

What is your favourite season?
I love the Fall…the air is crisp, the sun is golden and Fall fashion is my fave!

Do you have a hidden talent?
Self-taught makeup artist

Who are your design icons?
Alexa Hampton, Sarah Richardson, and
Charles & Ray Eames (a fellow design couple!!)

What is your favourite thing to wear?
Cool classics (black, white and denim pieces) with an edgy element like of pop of leopard pattern or something metallic

Jonathan

What is your dream vacation?
Same as Julia…A few weeks in Tuscany with my wife and two Vespa’s

What is your favourite pastime?
Discovering the city and discovering cool new restaurants

What is your favourite food?
Gourmet Burgers (I love a good steak, but nothing beats a good burger for me!)

What is your favourite hot beverage?
Hot Chocolate (with torched marshmallows… shout-out to Boxcar Social Café in Toronto!)

What is your favourite season?
Any season that doesn’t involve snow

Do you have a hidden talent?
I am a professional classical saxophone player

Who are your design icons?
Alexa Hampton & Ilse Crawford

What is your favourite thing to wear?
Black jeans with a crisp white oxford shirt (sleeves rolled) and a cool pair of runners

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Toronto, ON M6J 1H7
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Address

1052 Queen Street W,
Toronto, ON M6J 1H7
CANADA

By appointment only

Connect with Us

Address

1052 Queen Street W,
Toronto, ON M6J 1H7
CANADA

By appointment only

Connect with Us