Photo Gallery: Joe & Kimberley Mimran’s Home
The designers reveal chic interiors.
A neoclassical exterior overlooks a vast saltwater pool.
Fashion designers Joe Mimran and Kimberley Newport-Mimran pose in their Toronto backyard. The home’s exterior, along with the terrace and cabana that surround the pool, are made of Indiana limestone with a patina finish — to make the home look older than it is. The focal point of the backyard is the 50-foot-long pool, surrounded by an axial garden design with symmetrical sightlines from the loggia.
Rustic details meet sleek furnishings in this contemporary space.
The ample Barcelona ottoman echoes the raised linear motif in the white wool rug. Leather and cowhide convey natural elegance.
The curving staircase and black-and-white fashion photography in this hall evoke glamour.
With its sweeping architectural staircase and white honed-marble finishes, the house of fashion designers Joe Mimran and Kimberley Newport-Mimran has a distinctly Hollywood feel; one almost expects to see Bette Davis swanning down the stairs with a martini held aloft.
This staircase was actually the toughest design challenge; they sought the twisted effect of an old Parisian staircase. The simple spindles have an almost antique feel, but their dark-grey hue and slender, handmade wood handrail lend the structure a modern look.
A white-resin Oly Studio coffee table pops against neutral furniture with a clean-lined, mid-century modern feel.
An appreciation for superb artistry creates a tactile and visual feast throughout the home. The Martha Sturdy ball sculpture, David Hicks style geometric rug and twig side table create texture and visual interest in the formal living room.
A trio of eye catching stools, including a wooden Eames stool, a metal Philippe Starck face and a black-resin stool, strike a sculptural and artistic note in this room.
A 1940s French walnut dining table provides a library-sized work desk.
Deep, richly-coloured herringbone flooring is the perfect complement to a walnut Art Deco pedestal table.
Curvy mid-century modern leather chairs and a walnut Art Deco table with polished-metal contrast nicely; a painting by Hideaki Kawashima completes the look in this ultra-chic dining room.
Pair organically shaped pieces with modern accents to add contrast.
Fashion designers Joe and Kimberley Mimran wanted to bring elements of vintage, classic and contemporary design together in their home. In the dining room (left), an orchid’s organic form contrasts with a sculptural lucite candleholder. The front vestibule of the home also has striking accessories — a rustic stump offers a sturdy counterpoint to delicate blooms in a simple vase.
All-white, iconic furniture offers classic style.
A Saarinen-style table and white Eames chairs contrast with traditional-style floors and a 1920s French crystal chandelier.
Creating an artful vignette requires key pieces in various sizes and materials.
This gallery-inspired wall features a Louis Stettler painting, anchored by an oversized floor lamp and small stone stool by Kartell. White walls and dark floors allow the art to have maximum impact.
Luxurious wall finishes such as rosewood and marble make simple accessories look glamorous.
A rosewood-clad wall off the study makes an elegant backdrop for a tabletop vignette. In the kitchen (right), all-white tableware looks right at home against the Carrara marble counter and matching backsplash.
A shapely modern chair, goose-leg lamp and a Hermès bag keep this space light and whimsical.
A pearl inlay table, which Joe and Kimberley picked up in an antique shop in Marrakesh, overlooks the garden.
Crisp white walls and natural wood lend a spa-like feel to this space.
A rustic stump, wood countertop and woven basket for guest towels warm up the look of this slate-tiled backyard retreat. Natural materials, organic shapes and palm leaves also add a tropical note.
Grey slate tiles make the pool water look deep blue.
Grey slate tiles make the pool water look a deep blue. Comfortable loungers invite long summer afternoons spent in the manicured backyard.
Mismatched stools around a sculptural outdoor fireplace add whimsy.
An enchanted forest vibe contrasts with the modern city view in fashion designers Joe and Kimberley Mimran backyard. This outdoor fireplace also transforms into a two-piece barbecue in the summer.
A modern dining table and bright stools add character to a backyard.
This Toronto backyard, home to fashion designers Joe and Kimberley Mimran, was influenced by the structure and tonalities of Belgian gardens. It is mostly green, with tailored yew hedges and pops of white peonies. To introduce some colour into the yard, interior designer Diego Burdi set up this dining area with brightly coloured stools from Design Within Reach. The contemporary set juxtaposes nicely against the tarnished barbecue, which transforms into a stacked chimenea for cooler months.
A private green space fit for summer soirées.
This spacious backyard is the perfect backdrop for family gatherings or posh cocktail parties. Several seating areas around the yard allow guests to move casually between each vignette. Homeowners Joe and Kimberley Mimran (of Joe Fresh and Pink Tartan fame) host as many as two parties per season, using the entire main floor of the house and backyard, moodily lit with lanterns and candles.
Get Kimberley and Joe’s entertaining tips and recipes in our August 2010 issue. Plus, see more photos of the Joe Fresh Style and Pink Tartan designers’ house in our gallery and in the September 2008 issue.