Victoria at Home: Celebrating 35 Years
Victoria Sanchez has been designing for 35 years, but almost 20 years ago, she started her own business, specializing in remodels and new construction. Recently, she moved to Santa Fe from Alexandria, Virginia, where she also owned a home furnishings boutique. Sanchez says, “I love that I’m now a bi-coastal designer and that I have the opportunity to work on such diverse projects and maintain wonderful, long-term relationships with my clients.”
Sanchez has loved design ever since she was a little girl visiting the D.C. metro area real estate her father owned. She adds, “I always was, and continue to be, fascinated by the possibility of it all . . . that every project is different, and that there is no challenge that can’t be solved.” She feels she has a unique skill set when it comes to visualizing interiors and building strong client relationships. Says Sanchez, “Throughout my career I have been fortunate to be backed by leading contractors and craftspeople, using my bilingual ability for further success.”
According to Sanchez, participating in a Decorator ShowHouse for the first time was the experience that validated her dreams. She was 27 when she had the opportunity to design a powder room in an historic Alexandria home from the early 1800s, before plumbing. The room was tucked under a staircase. Sanchez recalls, “I transformed the room into a jewel box” — so much so that Better Homes and Gardens published a two-page feature on it!
With regard to the future, Sanchez says her recent transition to Santa Fe has inspired her to expand the depth and breadth of her work. “I’m excited to bring my experience in working with both new and historic homes to a place with such a unique history, a history I know well and feel deeply connected to as a native New Mexican.”