When you love quiet luxury and classic style, and live something of a jet-set lifestyle, it makes perfect sense to look to great hotels for decorating inspiration. That’s exactly what former Holt Renfrew president Mario Grauso did when he needed a Toronto pied-à-terre. He and his partner, Serkan Sarier, went with a 2,000-square-foot condo above a five-star hotel in a tiny neighborhood.
The New York native was intrigued by the opportunity to create a new base in Toronto. He’d have the indulgence of more space and the chance to do something completely different with the decor. Alongside architect Brad Zizmor, he took direction from the building’s minimal ethos. Of course, fashion was an influence, too. “If you care about aesthetic values, that’s how you see your environment — you notice color, form, texture, geometry and light,” Mario says. His vision of a life lived stylishly is a reality in this modern tailor-made home. Click through for a look inside.