Make Room Designer Spotlight: Victoria Sass

Make Room Designer Spotlight: Victoria Sass

American Craft Show in St. Paul

Published on Monday, March 27, 2017.
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Victoria Sass

Victoria Sass

Courtesy of Victoria Sass

What is the name of your design firm? Prospect Refuge Studio
 
What decade did you select and why?
The 1970s was a decade that combined glamour and natural materials, two of my great loves. When a space can come together – feeling luxurious and comfortable at the same time – that is a place of magic. There was some really wild and playful stuff happening in the '70s too, which I feel we need to make a little more room for today. Life is too short to take yourself so seriously.

What is your vision for the space?
This space is channeling the bohemian spirit of California in the '70s, with a neutral palette and variety of textures – from fur to wood to stone – and plants. Lots of plants.

What's your favorite design tip?
People often have a hard time visualizing if colors work together. Try imagining the colors together in an outfit. If it’s something you would wear, then go for it.

What attracted you to the craft objects you’re featuring in your vignette?
I love the honesty and simplicity of the pieces. Editing can be an art form. In these objects, I see a design that has been stripped down to simple materials, highlights beautiful construction methods, and allows you to appreciate the history of a craft.

What ACC show artists' pieces are you featuring? Scott McGlasson (bottom left) and Elizabeth Pechacek (bottom right)
 

Victoria's room sketch and inspiration pieces