Valerie Legras is a native of Epernay, France (the capital of Champagne!) . She obtained her Masters Degree in Interior and Product Design from Ecole Camondo in Paris, France where she lived and worked as a young adult. Family life brought her to New Orleans, where she further realized her passion for interiors and the redesign and renovation of commercial or residential spaces as principal designer at Valerie Legras Atelier, or VLA. She was immediately drawn to New Orleans’s distinct architectural heritage and historical relevance, as well as its extensive artist and craftsman community. It has been her home for the last decade along with her 4 children, 3 boys and a girl.
Her unique career trajectory has afforded her diverse experiences in both creative and technical fields including design, construction, culinary arts, and photography. She is committed to researching any creative challenge, blending her aesthetic with her passion for metamorphosis. The adventurous and multicultural approach Valerie brings to her projects transforms every space.