A not-so-secret resource in the rarefied world of exquisite paints, Victoria Stuart Burke brings her masterful eye for color and design to the wider world. Having established her 20-year-old company, Stuart-Creal Studio, as a pre-eminent source for painting, finishes and custom wallpaper, collaborating with prominent designers to create exquisite rooms from New York to Palm Beach and the South of France, Burke has expanded her role as a color consultant. “I see consulting as a natural evolution,” she says. “It’s what I’ve done for every SCS client—help them determine and realize their vision. Designing for a retailer or any business may seem far a field from a Manhattan townhouse, but the same principles come into play—beauty, craftsmanship, sophistication, and element of surprise.”

Burke is proficient in the most challenging aspects of the decorative arts. She has now formulated her own paints to create undetectable replicas of 18th century boisserie finishes. The beauty and artistry of her work has won over such top interior designers as Albert Hadley, Peter Marino, Daniel Romualdez, Scott Salvator, Howard Slatkin and Michael Smith. Victoria Stuart Burke has been selected for inclusion in the pretigious showhouses; Kip's Bay 2006 and Hamptons Designer Showhouse 2009.

Burke recently was hired as the color consultant to create store colors and finishes for Gilly Hicks (Abercrombie and Fitch), which will be visible in stores across the U.S. In her role as a color consultant, the same commitment to craft that Burke brought to the residential realms of New York design has now found expression on a broader canvas. "The modern world runs on visual signals. I’m excited to have the chance to stimulate people’s imaginations and help them explore the power of color.”

Burke’s work has been published in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, House and Garden, Vogue Living, Traditional Home, NY Spaces, The List, Manhattan Magazine, O at Home, and Elle Décor.

“Victoria and her team of experts worked with me to achieve a color I could only describe quite vaguely - The result was perfection- a somewhat indescribable elusive color that gives an atmosphere of wonderful serenity.”
- Deeda Blair