Katie Ridder’s extraordinary palette, 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 Buenos Aires to San Francisco to Nantucket have commissioned Ridder to design their lofts, pavilions, summer houses, and luxury 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.
Heather Smith MacIsaac writes on design and travel for Elle Decor and Travel & Leisure. Formerly architecture and design editor at House & Garden, creative director at Travel & Leisure, and home editor at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she is also the author of Lars Bolander’s Scandinavian Design.
Known for delicious hues in unbridled combinations, Ridder creates polished interiors that also happen to be comfortable and breezy casual.
Traditionalist? Modernist? Iconoclast? Don’t try to pin Katie Ridder down. Her trademark is the ease with which she bridges cultures and continents, high and low art, periods and styles.
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