Venus Williams Has a Whole Other Career as an Interior Designer

Tennis champion Venus Williams has a lengthy list of athletic achievements and history-making feats. She and her younger sister Serena Williams are two of the world’s most gifted players, and they both are enterprising business owners. Like other celebrities, they are spinning more than one plate.

Not all of Venus Williams’ endeavors are connected to sports, as she is the head of her own interior design firm.

Venus Williams
Venus Williams | Zhe Ji/Getty Images

Venus Williams launched interior design company in 2002

Williams opened the doors to V Starr Interiors in 2002 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Since then, she and her team have provided design services for residential and commercial properties.

While she can claim her sister as part of her clientele, her first project was for NBA player Carlos Boozer. V Starr has also tackled homes and condos in New York, Chicago, and other major cities.

Williams told Elle

Read More

Interior Designer Career Information

An interior designer enhances the function, safety and aesthetics of interior spaces while taking into account how different colors, textures, furniture, lighting, and space work together to meet occupants’ or visitors’ needs. He or she works with both private and public spaces including residences, shopping malls, schools, offices, and hospitals.

Employment Facts

There were 72,000 interior designers employed in 2008.

Educational Requirements

Training to become an interior designer takes two to four years and is available from professional design schools or colleges and universities. One can earn an associate degree or certificate by attending a two to three-year program, or a bachelor’s degree by attending a four-year program. Upon graduating with a bachelor’s degree, one would most likely begin a one to three-year apprenticeship program at a design or architecture firm and work under the supervision of an experienced interior designer. A graduate with a certificate or associate degree would

Read More