It's been a big celebrity-covers month for shelter magazines: Ivanka Trump on Elle Decor, Valentino on Architectural Digest, and, now, Venus Williams on Florida Design. The tennis pro, who's had a bit of a rocky year on the court, founded the Jupiter, Fla.,-based design firm V Starr Interiors in 2002 and sketchily operated without a license for a year before being served a cease-and-desist from the Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design.
Putting all that defeat behind her, Williams emerges triumphantly: V Starr was tapped to design the glassy model unit at the Boca Raton condo building One Thousand Ocean: the space boasts tweed wingback chairs, white-oak cabinetry, an ivory-colored wrap-around sofa, a "dining table with a base edged in shiny stainless steel" that's "perfect for après-plage elegance," and a shimmery metallic wallcovering highlighted by "the sparklingly traditional chandelier." "The immense flood of light and the open layout set the theme of bringing the outside in," Williams tells Florida Deisgn. "We used a lot of natural elements."
· All Venus Williams coverage [Curbed National]