After 30 years in New York City, working for notable lifestyle publications such as Metropolitan Home, Traditional Home, Gourmet, Bon Appétit, and House and Garden, Chapel Hill-born Susan Victoria moved back down South. As the senior producing editor of architecture and design for Metropolitan Home, Victoria flew around the country setting up and styling homes to be photographed for the magazine. And with Gourmet and Bon Appétit, she produced food and entertainment spreads. When she wasn't working in the wonderful world of glossies, Victoria had a stint as a color forecaster for a fabric company and was a trend forecaster at Spiegel — always staying plugged into home and design.
When the recession came along, home magazines were hit especially hard, and Metropolitan Home folded. Victoria decided this would be the time to move on from New York. So, in December 2010, she moved to Glen Allen to live with her sister. Victoria now resides in a 650-square-foot former slave quarters attached to a brick town house in Church Hill, where she works as a freelance editor, writer and stylist. And where the décor she brought with her from New York mingles with the treasures she has found here in Richmond.