Venus Williams is a tennis player, but she is also a full-fledged designer. Balancing it with her tennis career, Williams has an interior design venture named V Starr Interiors. It is one of many business ventures that Venus is a part of. But in many of her interviews, she has stated that she really wants to use her design education and thus she has an interior design company as well as her own fashion lineup.
In an interview with the Architectural Digest, Venus talked about interior designing and her venture V Starr. She even revealed the choice of her big dream design project. “A big stadium!” Venus said.
Venus explained that she would work a lot with aesthetics and design. She sees a lot of scope in designing stadiums, as they are sometimes perceived to be just pieces of concrete. But she wants to design them so well that people forget that they’re simply concrete. She said:
“A lot of times in stadiums they don’t get the same amount of love, because people don’t understand that this space should be just as inviting and exciting as any other… And with the stadium, I would make it so the halls are not just concrete. It’s actually design-worthy!”
Talking about her sister Serena’s design skills, Venus named one important quality that Serena has, which the elder sister has trouble emulating. Venus said, “She’s really good at space planning, which is interesting because before I was doing any of this sort of design, I couldn’t do that. So, it’s interesting how she has a knack for it and creating spaces and connections. It’s pretty cool.”
Venus’ design work is not her hobby, it is her profession. In 2007, Venus received her degree in fashion design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. So in 2007, she launched her fashion brand EleVen. Venus’ interior design venture also designed Serena Williams’ house in Miami.