Serena Williams and Venus are relaxing in their newly decorated home office on Zoom on another Sunday afternoon under quarantine.
After co-owning a Palm Beach Gardens property where the Grand Slam duo lived on and off since 1998, with Serena splitting her time between secondary homes from Bel-Air to Paris, she bought a sprawling waterfront property with breathtaking views in a coveted enclave north of Miami, just minutes from Venus and their parents. Venus’s top design business, V Starr, helped her create the house perfect for her family.
Serena says she wɑnted her first move apart from Venus to be special. Their success as brothers and artistic colleagues is simple: “Know your lane. I’m better at tennis than interiors. I learned by observing Venus.”
Venus says she prioritized Serena’s vision, which changed during creation. Serena’s traditional inclinations clashed with her new existence after buying the 14,500-square-foot Spanish Mediterranean–style property.
After three years and a thorough restoration, Serena moved into the ultra-modern intracoastal property with her husband and toddler in July. “If you build it, they will come.” They all agree that Serena’s imagination—with V Starr’s help—led the design.
Ohanian supported Serena’s hands-on attitude, but he took charge of their three-year-old daughter’s bedroom. Olympia’s pink castle bed with a slide and Josh Fradis’ one-of-a-kind chandelier is their home’s crowning achievement, according to both parents. Definitely princess-worthy.
“She goes down the slide every night while we’re thinking, Man, we shouldn’t have done that, because now at bedtime, she just wɑnts to slide,” Serena says. I’m pleased when she’s happy.
Olympia’s room is the most lavish, although Serena insisted on moderation everywhere. The combination of sleek, clean lines and high-end features with warm woods and casual touches that complement Serena’s laid-back vibe created a cohesive visual narrative that embodies Serena’s new design aesthetic, which Haffey calls “livable luxury.” The client was a well of creativity, providing references from hotels she’s stayed at around the world.