colors and rich textures evoke delight and comfort—and permeate
the homes designed by Victoria Vandamm, an art major with a lifelong
passion for creating masterpieces, whether they be paintings or
the design field on the retail side in 1978, purchasing a Nettle
Creek shop that sold furniture, bedding, fabric and accessories.
By 1991, she had moved her shop to Greenwich Avenue and renamed
it Vandamm Interiors, focusing on interior design. She recently
moved to the design studio of her dreams, featuring huge windows,
as she feels that the natural light reveals colors and textures
better than artificial light. Despite the size of the job, Victoria
feels it is important to make a big impact.
native, Victoria has worked all over the world. She has designed
residential and commercial spaces across the country, from Beverly
Hills to West Palm Beach to the mountains of Vermont. Abroad, her
work can be found in England, France, Monaco and other locations
throughout Europe. Yachts and sailboats, which are often second
or third homes for her clients, are one of her favorite challenges
due to the additional considerations of the marine environment.
that the interior designer is “the glue between the visions
of the architect and the homeowner.” Intently focused on clients’
dreams and desires, she works diligently and enthusiastically to
interpret and translate their lifestyles into their spaces, building
styles and environments. The lighting and function of space is far
different in a Vermont home than in a 16th-floor apartment in Florida
or a stately home in Greenwich, and she constantly adapts her designs
to reflect those differences.
each of Victoria’s projects is color. While she believes that
a palette of creams and whites can be beautiful and elegant, she
prefers brighter, bolder colors. She contends, “Saturating
rooms with color can breathe new strength and happiness into them.”