Joe Mimran brings his work home with him. The same smart, stylish simplicity that’s been a crucial tenet of every brand the 61-year-old impresario has founded in the last 30 years—from Alfred Sung to Club Monaco to Joe Fresh—is, perhaps unsurprisingly, present in virtually every square inch of his leafy Toronto estate.
“It’s a sense of enduring classics,” Mimran says of his approach to design, be it clothing or interiors. “How do you keep reinventing them so they feel modern? It’s usually silhouette, finish, and attention to detail that gets you there as opposed to a lot of trickiness.”
In the case of his 4,500-square-foot Forest Hill house, Mimran got “there” by keeping the fixtures understated and allowing his extensive collection of contemporary art and antique oddities to truly shine. The result is a home that’s full of flair and effervescent personality while still showing a great deal of tasteful restraint—just like the man himself.