Nina Asusa, Broker

Nina's journey in real estate began in the early 1990's where her passion for real-estate quickly grew from an investor and home renovator, to where she is today. In 2006*, Nina launched her full-time real estate career and quickly found herself helping her clients, who many became friends, achieve not just any lifestyle, but the lifestyle they wanted for themselves. Her model was and always will be ''Don't follow someone else's story; create your own story, create your own lifestyle, because 'home is where your story begins.'''  From a single realtor, to developing a strong team of realtors she personally mentored and later owning a real estate brokerage firm, Nina's focus remained the same. She continues to channel her high energy and extensive experience into understanding her client's needs and wants, and in helping them in their real estate journey. Nina's greatest honour is the trust others grant her when welcoming her in their life's journey.

The Cutest Decor Shops to Visit

By: Nina Asusa

The Cutest Decor Shops to Visit


Feeling the urge to update your space with cute and trendy decor? Having a beautiful home is one thing, but it all comes together when you decorate it with pieces that illuminate your personality and style. The decor in your home not only adds to the aesthetics of your space, but plays a major role in determining the mood of your home. Whether you want a happy, bohemian-inspired space, or a mid-century style home, good decor will ensure you get just what you envision. And luckily, there are plenty of decor shops you can visit to find the exact decor you’re looking for! Check out the cutest decor shops to visit to upgrade your space! 
1.Drake General Store
Located at Abel Street and Queen Street West, the Drake General Store began in 2008 as a hotel gift shop for The Drake Hotel, but has since transformed into a three level flagship store across the street from the hotel. Calling themselves “a traditional hotel gift shop, a classic general store, a flea market stand, and a museum shop all rolled into one”, you can find everything from planters to throw blankets to cheese boards at the Drake! They support Canadian labels and designers, so you’ll find lots of homegrown products, as well as global treasures for your space! 
2.Black Rooster Decor
This Queen Street East decor shop boasts everything from lighting to accessories, tables and seating, rugs, wall art, and more! From mid-century modern to European furnishings, if you’re looking for unique and stylish pieces for your home, this is the shop for you! Step into their showroom to get tons of decor inspiration and see your favourite pieces in person. 
3.Crafted Decor 
A charming decor shop in Streetsville, Mississauga, Crafted Decor offers unique gifts, lovely decor pieces and beautiful pieces of jewellery. With an eclectic mix of accent furniture such as side tables and bar carts, and decor accessories like prints, you’re sure to find pieces you’ll love for your home. You can also find unique gifts, mostly sourced from North and South America and Europe- Crafted Decor is loved for their uncommon items available to shop at affordable prices. 
4.A Changing Nest
A home furnishing and consignment store located close to Bloor West Village on Annette Street, A Changing Nest features a collection of vintage, antique and up-cycled pieces, as well as new furniture, accent pieces and personal accessories. From gorgeous colourful rugs to painted vintage dressers, ceramic lamps, apothecary items, and more, if you’re looking for charming, vintage-inspired decor, make your way to A Changing Nest as soon as you can.  Enjoy road trips?  Check out our previous blog about Vintage & Antique Shows to visit in the city, GTA and surrounding areas.
5.The Apartment 
On the hunt for trendy bohemian pieces and unconventional vintage furniture? The Apartment on Gerrard Street East in Toronto is the place for you. Their store is filled with custom pieces and small home accessories that can bring your space to life. Colourful, warm and trendy, you’ll find one-of-a-kind pieces that will add love and feeling to your home. 
If you’re looking to update your home, check out these decor shops to add new life to your space!