You may spot Brooklyn-based British expat Victoria Sullivan, as she pedals the tree- lined blocks between school drop-off, photo shoots and appointments, greeting her neighbors, friends and clients. Wife of Esquire Fashion Director, mother of two, Victoria is a multi-tasker.
Her home, like her personal style is a combination of all things easy-going and eclectic, refined and charming. Victoria has an uncanny knack of transforming the ordinary and unloved to highly covetable and unique.
These exceptional skills are evident in the transformation she made to the dilapidated town-house she and her husband Nick bought four years ago. Her skilled eye and strong aesthetic make it easy for her to find well-priced treasures that others over-look, from brick and mortar structures to antique lace dresses.
After a gut renovation, Victoria sanded, painted, filled and fixed every element of every room, maintaining as much of the authentic architectural detailing as possible. Cool paint tones on period-detailed walls create the back-drop for key elements of furniture, artwork and lighting that Victoria finds from a combination of antique specialists and local stoop sales. She curates the spaces with carefully selected pieces from a mix of eras and sources. With a love of wallpaper, textiles and upholstery, she remodeled forlorn finds and was able to breathe life and charm into every piece of furniture that followed her home. Books, ceramics and other such collectibles are layered into every shelf and surface, making irresistible stories that lead your eye through her interiors.
With her sister, Victoria runs White Rabbit England producing & designing high end Nursery gifts for baby's & children. The product is sold in major UK retail stores : Harrods, Liberty, Conrans, Heals, John Lewis, Fortnum & Mason, Fenwicks and now in their own section of Selfridges.
Prior to moving to NY, Victoria ran Factory for ten years, her own London based photo-shoot production company, working with some of the best fashion photographers. Many a day was spent running around with Mario Testino, Tim Walker and Kelly Klein, making impossible requests a reality.
Victoria now co-ordinates and hosts both commercial and editorial shoots in her high-demand home. She works with clients to develop interior stories for their apartments and residencies, re-defining their style, maintaining their personalities.
Sandee Edelman is co-founder of Mrs. Sullivan Interiors She also founded and has operated Sandee’s Kitty Sitting Servicefor the past ten years, working with over 500 clients. She earned a Management Information Systems Degree from the University of South Florida and spent her early business years in suits, working for Price Waterhouse, IBM & General Electric.
The arts beckoned and Sandee spent years in the arts, as a stage and film actress, stand-up comedian, and rogue musician. Her artistic ambitions brought her to New York and led again to corporate America, until her desire to run a business her own way, serving clients in her community, led to the creation of Sandee’s Kitty Sitting Service.
Mrs. Sullivan Interiors was borne of Sandee’s combined passion of artistic design and business acumen. With Victoria , she has designed and renovated her own home, and rentals in a family-owned multifamily property. They quickly created an ideal, sought after, livable space with a Brooklyn/British feel & appeal on budget. Mrs. Sullivan Interiors is the combination of Victoria and Sandee’s aesthetic expertise, organizational skills, and business sophistication which are leading MSI to early success.
Sandee is Key West raised and Brooklyn grown. With her husband Michael, she lives in Brooklyn with a 9-year old son, Parker Sea.