Six questions for tennis star-turned interior designer Venus Williams

The professional tennis player talks about her design philosophy, her new project at a Boca Raton condo and Phillippe Starck
By Alexander Britell | November 04, 2011 08:25AM

From the South Florida website: Tennis star Venus Williams has won Wimbledon five times, taken home three Olympic gold medals and has been ranked the number one women’s tennis player in the world. But for nearly a decade, she’s also had a second career in interior design — with her Jupiter-based V*Starr design firm, where Williams and a four-person design team create the interiors of residential, commercial and institutional properties, from Howard University to the set of the Tavis Smiley news program, along with her latest project at Boca Raton’s One Thousand Ocean condominium, where she is designing a four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom model unit. Williams, who lives in Palm Beach Gardens, talked to The Real Deal about her start in interior design, her design philosophy and taking cues from Philippe Starck. [more]