Katie Ridder Rooms
Katie Ridder Rooms
Author(s): Heather Smith MacIsaac
Principal Photography by: Eric Piasecki
Illustrations: 240 color illustrations
Pages: 240 pages
Trim Size: 10 x 12 in.
Format: Hardcover with jacket
ISBN: 978-0-86565-272-9
Published Date: 11/01/2011
Price: US $50.00 CAN $57.50
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Praise for Katie Ridder Rooms:

“Katie Ridder's interiors are simply sublime—confident, artful, and elegant. This marvelous book reflects her impeccable taste and fearless sense of style; it brims with lush, inspiring photos and useful tips.” —Margaret Russell, Editor in Chief, Architectural Digest

“Katie Ridder’s imagination has always astonished me. Her work is rich in color and has an incomparable sense of scale. Katie Ridder Rooms is a trove of imaginative ideas.” —Mario Buatta

“Known for delicious hues in unbridled combinations, Ridder creates polished interiors that also happen to be comfortable and breezy casual.” —Elle Décor

“Ridder’s special gift is a sense of daring ─ blue walls stenciled in an oversize paisley motif ─ for stylish, yet eminently livable homes.” —DESIGNinTELL/VandM.com

“There's always a delightful and inspiring surprise in a Katie Ridder room. . . . Ridder exemplifies good and innovative design.” —Traditional Home

“Katie Ridder provides ample inspiration, whether you're a decorating aficionado or someone who just wants a fresh look for your living room.” —The Charlotte Observer

“A great book for anyone who loves to dream about beautiful interior spaces.” —Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Gorgeous photos throughout show a range of designs . . . . You will be hard-pressed not to come away with some ideas for any room in your house after seeing Ridder's world..” —House Beautiful

“One of my very favorite books this season . . . . Author Heather Smith MacIsaac takes us into Katie Ridder Rooms showing off Katie's creativity and daring use of color with abandon.” —Katie D-I-D

“Katie Ridder Rooms is 235 pages of luscious interiors . . . . The book is meant to help the reader with ideas, and it succeeds with every page.” —Made by Girl

“(Katie Ridder Rooms) is an intimate look at Ridder's glamorous and colorful designs. Organized by room, Katie Ridder Rooms is full of beauty, but also practical ideas that can be applied to any style.” —Houzz.com

“Katie Ridder founded her design firm in 1995 and has since become known for her bright color palette and international influence. Take one look at the mesmerizing pictures in Katie Ridder Rooms and you'll soon see why: These interiors are truly works of art, at once sunny and bright, extravagant and balanced.”—BookPage

“Gorgeous photos throughout show a range of designs . . . . You will be hard-pressed not to come away with some ideas for any room in your house after seeing Ridder’s world. The book’s layout, with large photos and straightforward advice, hints of Ridder’s background in the magazine world—House Beautiful and House & Garden—where beauty is often paired with instruction. That approach here makes for more than just a good-looking tome.”—Portland Oregonian

“In this volume by acclaimed decorator Katie Ridder, readers get a visual breakdown—room by sublime room—of mastering the modern-meets-antiques remix.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“Inspirational.”—Lonny Magazine


About Katie Ridder Rooms

Katie Ridder’s extraordinary palette of primary and secondary colors, her playful mix of antiques and modern pieces, and her eye for unusual decorative accents have established her as a leading figure in the world of interior design. Clients from Argentina to Yonkers have commissioned Katie Ridder to design the interiors of their lofts, Japanese pavilions, summer houses, and Park Avenue apartments. Now everyone can derive design inspiration from her unique approach—whether it’s something as charmingly simple as a coral finial atop a table lamp or as dramatically daring as intense blue walls stenciled in an oversize paisley motif—on every page of this idea-saturated book.


About the Contributor(s)

Heather Smith MacIsaac writes on design and travel for Elle Décor, Travel & Leisure, and other publications. Formerly Architecture and Design Editor at House & Garden, Creative Director at Travel & Leisure, and Home Editor at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she is also a design consultant for hospitality, real estate, and retail clients. She is the author of Lars Bolander’s Scandinavian Design.