JUST the THING was founded in 1989 with the mission to help
individuals create their own personalized spaces with style,
flair, and sound design principles. Over the years, we have developed
a support team of craftspeople and trusted suppliers who assist
in the implementation of our vision. In 2012, JUST the THING
was selected for the Consumers' Choice Award for Best Interior
Decorator in Toronto.
The creative force behind the company is Mary Bannet. Mary
practices client-defined design: understanding client insights
and applying them to their decorating projects. Clients are encouraged
to build on their cherished belongings or inspirational pieces,
and to be engaged in all aspects of their projects. Mary not
only asks the right questions, she listens to the answers. The
resulting environments are uniquely suited to the individual
client's lifestyle, taste, and aspirations -- while exceeding
With an educational background and work experience in the
fields of both science and design, the approach Mary brings to
decorating is a unique melding of her opposite halves.
Approaching design problems analytically and logically, the
first step is to prepare the foundation with a good layout --
smart, functional, and with careful consideration of our clients'
needs and wants. Then Mary's artistic nature comes to the fore:
she's great with colour, mixes styles with flair, and imbues
her interiors with a sense of harmony. Our portfolio here is a small representation
of the wide range of looks created to tell our clients' stories.
As a member of The Decorators and Designers Association
of Canada, Mary is dedicated to providing excellent, ethical,
and professional service.