Rana and Theresa are co-founders of Junto Studio in Toronto, a photography studio and event space near Ossington and Dupont.
The 1,500 square foot space is a mix of industrial, cozy, vintage, and funky vibes. The studio is furnished with colorful neon signs, a comfy couch, intricate rugs, plants, and trendy mirrors.
Rana and Theresa told blogTO that they want to furnish Junto Studio with lots of unique decor and styles, so people have options when visiting the space.
“When you walk in, we want you to love feeling the love and feel like you’re on vacation or just somewhere completely different,” Theresa explained.
Junto Studio has 12 foot high ceilings and so many decorative pieces, you’ll feel like you’re in five completely different studios.
Co-founder Rana’s main job before Junto Studio was running a wedding planning business. In November 2020, Theresa told Rana she wanted to open a studio after their wedding business filled their mountain home with decor and design pieces.
Theresa came up with the idea of not only opening a studio as a space to house their wedding planning pieces, but also starting a photography studio and event space business.
Although the couple had no prior construction experience or knowledge, they began construction of Junto Studio in 2021.
What was originally an abandoned warehouse with no walls became a vibrant and eclectic event space after Theresa and Rana learned to paint and use tools.
The couple relied on YouTube tutorials, as well as help from family and friends, to learn how to arrange the space.
“We learned a lot through this process,” Rana told blogTO. “It brought so many great things and made us believe in things we never thought we’d believe in ourselves before.”
Junto Studio is located at 915 Dupont Street, Unit 202. They are open daily from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. by appointment only.
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