OUR STORY

Maison Nurita is a luxury home boutique in Toronto, specializing in supplying both the trade and retail markets with unique furniture, lighting, custom made upholstery and accessories. Central to the Maison Nurita identity is elegance and opulence. Our mission is to globally source beautiful, one of a kind items and create custom made exotic furniture. Maison Nurita makes this luxurious lifestyle available to the discerning buyer thereby providing ‘jewellery for the home‘

Inspired by Marie Antoinette, the court of Louis XVI, Christian Dior, Rose Cummings and Elsie de Wolfe, Maison Nurita has an aesthetic of Dior grey, pale pink, with gilded details. The distinct glamour of antique and silver mirrors are a significant element of the Maison Nurita philosophy. A love of silk velvet leopard in its natural tone, or in fuschia or chartreuse courtesy of the house of Bevilaqua is always a staple.

Our store specializes in showcasing a unique collection of French and Italian Mid Century Modern furniture and accessories. We carry a large selection of exceptional French, Italian and Asian Antiques. Our Antique Furniture has been reupholstered in rich jewel toned velvets often finished with metallic trims.

We carry a wide range of Antique and Contemporary accessories consisting of Bagues Rock Crystal candelabras, Baccarat candelabras, Moser vases and modern curiosities. Antique Sevres dinner sets in golds and pinks, share table space with Contemporary and Antique Venetian goblets, down stuffed decorative pillows from Venice, Berlin, Paris and Rome. Lamps representing all design eras are placed alongside exquisite mineral bowls and hand made porcelain flowers.

By referencing historical design periods, from 1850 till today, our approach is to add substance to a space. All rooms of a home should contain items from different eras. We encourage clients to purchase only what they love, thereby bringing beauty into their everyday life.

 

ABOUT NURIT

 

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, I studied History of Art as well as the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome. After the birth of my second child I enrolled in a college to study Interior Design and specialized in Residential and Store design. I had found what I loved to do.

Due to the escalation of crime in SA, my husband Martin and I moved to Toronto, Canada in 1993 and we fell in love with our new city, our new home. I established my namesake Interior Design company and over the years completed many inspiring and fulfilling projects. Central to my belief is that one’s home is ones safe place and as designers we have an opportunity to make homes magical.

After many years creating beautiful Interiors, I felt that something was missing. I dreamed of creating a space where I could gather and create luxury objets and furniture which would allow me to express my vision for the perfect interior. In 2015 I opened Maison Nurita.

Having lost my beloved Mother a few years prior, I was intent on incorporating her energy into this new concept. Nurita was my Mothers name for me and so Maison Nurita was born.

I was most fortunate to be born to a family where a love of life, and a love of travel was part of my DNA. I recognize that my family values of education and curiosity, ambition and spirituality, and the ability to treat everyone with compassion and respect are my foundation which drive all my decisions. This made it easy to open a retail store and invite strangers into our intimate space.

My passion for classic design combined with the insatiable desire to source something different and unique, results in the magnificent objets that I bring to Maison Nurita.

I dreamed of creating a space where I could gather and create objets and furniture which would express my vision for a home. My objective is to constantly search for something exquisite and different, a jewel.

I cherish beautiful things and I feel so Blessed that I am able to have created a space that is distinctly my own. A blend of classic, bold, exotic, antique and contemporary décor.

In order to source these unique items, my travels take me to destinations that require me to cultivate bonds with finders and fabricators. If I am lucky this encounter leads to a lasting friendship which satisfies a deeper need to interact  with like-minded people from different cultures. Language barriers aside, the shared passion for beauty and design overcomes and is ultimately triumphant. My goal is to obtain something exquisite and exceptional.  I enjoy working and collaborating with gifted artisans that I meet in so many cities.

At Maison Nurita we focus on every detail, purposefully chosen. Each item that fills the store has an origin, a creator, an artist who weaves an idea, a wish, which leads to a friendship and in time a memory. In an era of consumers and designers sourcing and purchasing online, I aim to create an alternative experience.

The process of discovering a treasure in person is an emotional process. As I bring these objets home to Maison Nurita in Toronto with immense joy, I am saying with pride, “look what I have brought home Toronto“

This is an opportunity to introduce the magnificent accessories, pillows, lamps, custom made furniture to Torontonian clients and thereby connect them to the worlds from which they come.

  

ABOUT JONATHAN

 

 

Born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, my family and I moved to Southern Ontario at a young age where I grew up, and I ultimately settled in Toronto after studying Fine Art at OCADU. After graduating in 2013, beauty and design always remained sharp in my focus; from working as a freelance photographer and jeweller, to luxury sales and retail, to managing the art direction of a magazine for 10 issues.

My story with Maison Nurita begins when Nurit and I met at a wedding of a mutual friend I was photographing; we were connected again shortly after. Soon I would be overseeing all imagery and helping to bring her brick and mortar business into the online landscape.

Storytelling has always been an important tool, and each and every item at Maison Nurita has a story and a lineage that’s rich and diverse. The closer you look, often the more there is to see, and it has been my pleasure to help articulate these stories.