Co-host of HGTV Canada’s The Expandables (2 seasons) and part of Home to Win‘s ensemble cast for Season 1, 2 and 3. Mia has always been in demand for ad campaigns.
There is more than meets the eye when it comes to international residential designer Mia Parres. Devoted health enthusiast, country music super fan and architecture aficionado, she has a passion for creating stylish and sophisticated spaces.
Design has always been a calling for Mia, starting with her international education, with studies in Interior Design at Parsons: The New School for Design in New York City, an Honors Bachelor Degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto, an Honours Bachelor Degree in Interior Design from the Ryerson School of Interior Design and an Architecture Certificate from the Architecture Association of London, England.
Mia began her journey as a designer working for Sarah Richardson Design and discovered her passion for television while working on set. Canadian born, with Scandinavian decent, Mia defines her well-honed global style with sweet sophistication, focused on functionality, and pours her heart into spaces that reflect her clients and their family’s dreams.
Some of Mia’s favourite projects have been full-scale Muskoka cottages and ocean front Cayman villas. While commuting between Cayman Islands and Toronto, Mia has a Canadian heart and her design knowledge and expertise enables her to create spaces that suit every Canadian home and budget.
Chosen by HGTV sponsors to participate in endorsement campaigns for Loblaw President’s Choice Holiday, Toyota Prius contesting and Leon’s Furniture, Mia is also a sought-after brand ambassador.
Mia is currently filming HGTV Canada’s Home To Win, jet setting between Toronto and Grand Cayman, with clients all over the Caribbean and Canada. When Mia isn’t designing, you will find her in the kitchen creating delicious meals, diving in the ocean and driving around in her blue Jeep, blasting her all time favourite tunes: Bryan Adams and Tim McGraw.