Sun. Feb 17th, 2019

Toronto’s chicest shoppable apartment opens tomorrow and we love it!



The tableware and dwelling equipment you’ll discover at Hopson Grace are impeccably tasteful, worldly and elegantly understated—identical to the 2 girls behind the Toronto way of life idea retailer.

Andrea Hopson and Martha Grace McKimm opened their boutique 4 years in the past after they made the impressed (courageous) determination to depart their company lives behind. (Hopson was the VP Canada for Tiffany & Co., and McKimm was a senior advertising communications government with a background in luxurious items.)

Their dream was to supply an edited choice of tableware and ornamental items from manufacturers like Richard Ginori, Jim Lorriman and Ichendorf Milano. “Life’s best moments are often around a table with wine, food and good conversation,” says McKimm. “We want our pieces to enrich that experience.”


Hopson Grace Shoppable Apartment

With the opening of their new shoppable apartment, which is situated simply above their 1120 Yonge Street location, the pair will now deliver that very same considerate aesthetic to different areas of your private home. As with the principle ground, there’s a vary of costs from a $30 hand-blown glass olive oil cruet from Italy to an Alonpi cashmere throw from Peru for $1,850.

“We didn’t want this to be a traditional retail environment,” explains Hopson. “We wanted to show our products more in situ. It was about bringing our theatrical vision to life. We want someone to look at the bedroom and think ‘That’s the one I’ve always imagined I could have.’”

Walking via the 1,200-square toes of house is like being immersed in a shoppable Instagram-worthy apartment. For foodies, the customized kitchen by Scavolini will induce prompt envy. On the counters and inside the cabinets is an edited assortment of small electrical home equipment, like a chrome steel soda machine from Aark, in addition to intricately carved Japanese knives by Miyabi to Skeppshult forged iron Dutch Ovens. The Black Forest Collection from Dibbern, with its sketched naked winter tree on white high-quality bone china, is poetic.

The remainder of apartment is furnished with items from J Gibson Interiors, the McGill Design Group’s Plum Furniture Collection and carpets from Kate Thornley-Hall.  For canine lovers there are bowls from Brooklyn-based Mr. Dog and tweed beds from the U.Ok.’s British Tweedmill. In the dream bed room, you’ll discover linens by Sferra, monogrammed towels by Matouk and brass and bronze self-importance equipment from Decor Walther from Germany.

“Whatever we fall in love with, that’s what you’ll find in the store,” says Grace.

When you go to their boutique, you’re certain to fall in love too.

Here’s what we fell for.





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