How Interior Designer Victoria Bell Designs Spaces with Her Clients, Not for Them

A firm believer in design’s ability to affect our mood and well-being, Victoria Bell designs homes that bring a sense of calm and comfort to her clients’ lives, whatever that may mean to them. To Victoria and her inspired-living approach to design, our homes should first and foremost reflect who we are and the lives we want to live. Working collaboratively with her clients and gaining a better understanding of who they are and what styles, colors, and materials they prefer, Victoria takes her clients ideas and brings to life the visions they couldn’t quite pull together themselves. Creating spaces that evoke a sense of wellness, joy and approachable luxury, Victoria says that she “believes a designer’s job well done is when a client finds themselves on the most luxurious of vacations missing their own bed and wishing they were home.”

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Over the last several months, this mindset has become even more of a reality for Victoria. During a time when travel is restricted and we’re spending much of our time hunkered down at home, we’re all looking for ways to bring that sense of relaxation, happiness, “vacation” into our homes.

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Working closely with her clients, Victoria implements their unique personalities and design preferences into their home design, rather than forcing her own design style into their homes. Afterall, it’s her clients and their families who will be spending their time in these spaces, so if it doesn’t feel perfect for their lifestyles, then the final product falls short of a success. Whether her clients prefer traditional design, neutral spaces, bold colors, family-friendly fabrics — you name it — Victoria designs homes that inspire her clients to live the lives they’ve always wanted to.

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Photo Credit: Raquel Langworthy

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