By: Tina Coplan
Photo by: Jenna Walcott
Annapolis-based Victoria Larson creates vivid textiles that celebrate the outdoors
When Victoria Larson was working as an interior designer and ordering fabric for clients, she never envisioned one day running her own textile firm. Still, she dreamed. “I’d see designs in my head that I didn’t see in the market,” she remembers. “I always wanted to start a fabric line, but I couldn’t imagine getting from here to there.”
Larson pictured playful, colorful patterns that could bridge traditional and modern décor. She tested ideas on fabric. She researched textile mills and talked about the possibilities, until her husband presented a challenge: “‘Are you actually going to do this? And if not now, when?’” she recalls. “I took a deep breath and launched my line.”
Four years later, her boutique firm Victoria Larson Textiles has expanded to offer 20 classic designs printed on natural linens and cottons. The designer talks regularly with showrooms that carry her textiles in Northern Virginia, her native Annapolis and beyond in Atlanta, Chicago and Sydney, Australia.
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