When some people finish a long day of work, they go relax in their backyards; when Venus Williams finishes a long day of work, she designs backyards.
Williams founded her own design firm V Starr in 2002 when she was merely a 23-year-old tennis champion who had finished a master’s degree in interior design and wanted to take her artistic passion to the next level (we’ll give you a moment to reflect on your accomplishments at 23 and take a deep breath).
Venus has famously decorated her sister Serena’s homes—as well as hotels across the U.S.—but during lockdown last year she turned to her own Palm Beach backyard as a creative outlet and project.
“I wanted a calm environment where I could re-energize after a busy day,” Williams says. “But in South Florida we live outside year round, so it had to be a place where I could throw a party just as easily as I could take a nap.”
It comes as little surprise that someone who lives in their tennis whites also gravitates toward the color in her own decorating. “My style is pretty modern and I tend to lean toward neutral colors,” says Williams.
“The creamy-white furniture from Serena & Lily creates a vivid contrast against the lush greenery around the pool and complements the tropical surroundings.” Williams recommends investing in outdoor furniture that can withstand the unpredictable elements and to think about the long-term value of each purchase. And when it comes to playing the long game, it’s safe to say Williams knows what she is talking about.
Just call her Miss Independent. Tennis star Venus Williams is Cosmopolitan magazine’s October covergirl — and in an accompanying interview with the magazine, she got real about relationships.
While reflecting on another year of life — the interview took place a few days shy of her 41st birthday on June 17 — Venus explained her love of freedom, and why she doesn’t feel pressure to settle down with a romantic partner or start a family.
“I have a lot of friends who don’t believe me when I say that I like my life and I don’t want to change it for any reason. I’m not desperate and they don’t believe me,” she said about being single — a status she confirmed in a comical interview at Wimbledon in late June. “They say things like, ‘You’re going to miss your window.’ I’m like, ‘Please, relax. You might feel this way, but I don’t. I don’t want marriage.
Venus Williams Asks Bachelors to Send Dating Applications, Shows Interests in Dating
Venus shared a post on Instagram and a Tweet talking about her dating life. The 41-year-old has kept her humor up in these times. She talked about how she has the free time to go explore her dating life. The athlete had earlier stated that she was ‘un-dateable’ but she seems to have had a change of heart.
7 Grand slam title winner jokingly listed the qualities required in the guy who applies to take her for a date. Venus said “now that I have free time, I am accepting applications from all bachelors above 5 feet tall, smart but not smarter than me, has a job and doesn’t talk too much.” She also sarcastically mentioned that her coach Eric Chechtman will be taking the applications for her.
The Former World No. 1 Venus Williams says she is currently single, although that is not by choice, and that she is desperate to settle down and have kids. In a Q&A session with fans on Friday on Twitter, the 42-year-old, said opened up about her personal life and ‘I am single but not by choice; and I’m desperate to settle down and have kids’
Venus has been single for a while. She separated from her boyfriend Nicholas Hammond after dating him for two years. They were last spotted together in the marriage of Venus’ sister Serena Williams to Alexis Ohanian. Will we soon get to see the results of the online applications?