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6 THINGS WITH VICTORIA ADESANMI

6 Things with Victoria Adesanmi Founder of Aesthetics Studio

Based in Los Angeles, Victoria is the founder of Aesthetics Studio, a multi-disciplinary interior design studio. Victoria launched her career as a successful color and material designer at adidas global, where she’s influenced footwear products for notable athletes and artists. Victoria knew she wanted to extend herself into other creative pursuits: interior design and creative direction. With an eye for detail, drawing inspiration from her experiences and the world around her, Victoria works off of instinct to push the boundaries of her creative limits. 

1. What started it all for you?

I’ve been creative since I came out of my mother's womb. I did everything under the sun and always had a passion for interiors for as long as I can remember. And growing up in a traditional Nigerian household, I knew I wanted to defy what was expected of me and pursue a creative career. This led me to study Industrial Design at North Carolina State University and design shoes for some of your favorite artists and athletes as a color and material designer at adidas for over 5 years.

However, I knew I wanted to pursue interior design and creative direction in a real way in 2017 after attending a Jay-Z 4:44 concert in Portland, OR. I went to the concert with my friend and gave her an entire dissertation about the stage design. I kid you not, the following week an article came out in Architectural Digest and it was everything I had mentioned. That was the wink from God I needed to remind myself I could make this pivot in my career. Of course fear held me back a bit, but fast forward to 2020, I had the time to reflect and think about the best way to take this next step. So last year, I took a leap of faith to start my very own design studio - Aesthetics Studios, which focuses on interior design, creative direction, and everyday objects through re-imagination and storytelling.

2. What drives your creative spark?

The idea that with faith, anything is possible. While it may sound vague, I truly believe that I can impact lives and create incredible experiences through my talents and gifts. I understand that home is a sacred place and I’m blessed to be able to use my gifts to bring peace and tranquility into the homes of my clients. Jesus is the dopest creator I know and if I continue to remain in Him and He remains in me, what can’t I do?

3. Most treasured home decor item?

If I had to pick one, it would be my vintage marble coffee table that I purchased from Badlands Vintage. It’s a statement piece for sure. I love vintage furniture and I’m a sucker for one-off furnishings that have imperfections and soul to them. I’ve always viewed furniture as collectibles like art and I told myself this coffee table is going everywhere with me. It was also dope to support a local small Black-owned business with this purchase.

4. What’s the best advice you've ever received?

Ask for help. Entrepreneurship isn’t for the faint of heart by any means. We aren’t meant to do life alone and you’ll be surprised at how many people are willing to support you or even be an answered prayer. I’ve quickly learned, if I don’t ask for help the answer is always no.

5. It's 5 o'clock at home. What would you be pouring?

My new favorite rosé by Lorenza Wine, a mother-daughter business!

6. What are your favorite 6 accounts that you follow for inspiration?

@kentamorita - A Japanese Antiques & Contemporary Art Shop based in Tokyo that I'm obsessed with. Take me to Tokyo now!
@tegaakinola - A fire designer that experiments with upcycled materials and she’s also Nigerian like me.
@skylarmarshai - If anyone can make somewhere like the Maldives look even more desirable, it’s Skylar! She’s one of my favorite travel content creators and social media strategists.
@taiwo.ade - My good sister and one of my favorite creators who documents lifestyle and travel. She also taught me how to use inshot for my reels/tiktoks.
@tulieyaito - I’m not sure if I love her style or iconic knot bag more because both are A1.
@claudehome - A Black-owned vintage furniture store that I love!

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"Entrepreneurship isn’t for the faint of heart by any means. We aren’t meant to do life alone and you’ll be surprised at how many people are willing to support you or even be an answered prayer." -Victoria Adesanmi