Decorating & Design

January 27, 2020

Inside The Former Holt Renfrew President’s Sophisticated London Flat

If Mario Grauso and Serkan Sarier give the impression that they’re always travelling, they clearly realize the value in having more than one place to call home. The idea to buy a place — their fourth address after Toronto, Manhattan and Bridgehampton, New York — dates back to 2015, just as Serkan was about to begin his master’s degree at Goldsmiths, University of London. And as the former president of Holt Renfrew, Mario’s regular trips abroad also factored in to the decision.

Overlooking Bryanston Square in the heart of Marylebone, its location is every bit idyllic. Shifting between soft wall colors and classic wallpaper, each room exudes cozy sophistication. They embrace this nesting sensibility, which, in its own way, echoes their house in Bridgehampton.

“I’m incredibly happy here,” says Serkan. “I can’t even think about another place in the future.” And with pleasing candour, Mario adds, “This isn’t our biggest home, but it’s the homiest of them all.”

Click through to see inside their charming London flat.

Author: Amy Verner

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House & Home September 2019