Behind the Scenes – Design Milk Designer Daily for Victoria of Jaxon Home

A Day in the Life of Victoria Richter Design Milk

Waaaaaaay back in December I had the pleasure of hanging with Victoria of Jaxon Home for the day, and voyeuristically observing as I captured it all on film for a Design Milk feature that launched today! So I geared up with my Google Glass and Sony Nex3 and headed over to her home at an hour of day that usually doesn’t see me out of a bed if even out of a robe, desperately clutching coffee. She was already way into go mode. We laugh now, because we were new friends and it was my first time to her house, and I was greeted at the door with an escaping puppy. It was such a fun start to crazy day.

Admittedly, Victoria’s day was WAY more inspiring than my meager photography skills could really capture. It was such an cool experience for me to visit with her clients and see all of her design projects in progress. She is servicing a range of beautiful homes from mid-century modern, to industrial loft to turn of the century traditional craftsman. By following at her stylish leather patched blazer coattails – I learned that this soon-to-be-partner slash designer/mom/retailer/factory owner is about as cool as they come. She handled a super busy day and a pretty eclectic collection of clients with a grace that I seldom encounter in real life human beings. Patience, humor, wit and beauty. I strive to be so calm and collected. There is definitely a zen quality about her approach, despite the fray of a busy life with tons of expectations.

So, I know I’m fan-girling hardcore, but its genuine and as much as I wish I could have done her justice for this Design-Milk piece… the photos just don’t. My favorite didn’t even make the cut – but here is a look at a LOVELY vintage light fixture in the traditional beach house with a blurry peek at Victoria, measuring tape in hand. You can see the full story here.

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