Photo Gallery: Interiors By Katie Ridder
A look at one of America’s top young designers.
Grasscloth-lined walls, dark-stained floors and a dimensional door in a distinct French violet create a finely balanced space.
This entrance has Persian, Viennese, French and English influences — an international flavour found in nearly every space designed by Ridder.
A wavy mirror cabinet adds whimsy to an already colourful, eccentric room.
Bright orange and yellow cherry blossoms delight in a custom Fromental wallpaper. A hand-loomed wool carpet in a Moorish pattern and a vibrant ikat pattern on the dining chair demonstrate how Ridder revels in extravagance.
A blue pendant light injects colour into a monochromatic room.
Although the kitchen is mainly white, New York interior designer Katie Ridder layers in warmth with the oak floors and pattern with the shimmering, Moroccan tile backsplash.
Back-painted glass works as a seamless, easy-to-clean backsplash.
Here, Ridder uses French blue to add life to an all-white space. Sleek cabinet pulls keep the look modern.
Gently undulating lamp shades, made from Murano glass, add casual charm.
Ridder chose a similar shade of apple green on a window frame in the kitchen, the walls in the back hall and in the "Seaweed" wallpaper which lines the mudroom. The repetition gives these three adjacent rooms visual continuity.
Use a sheer embroidered panel to mask a less-than-perfect view.
Hits of bright red — a pair Murano lamps, the playful chandelier and an abstract painting — smartly contrast against this dining room's aquatic blues and greens.
Update a sofa with an antique fabric skirt.
Ridder turned the living room of a Nantucket house into a warm, restful vacation spot with pale blue strie walls, custom-made ottomans and an over-sized painting of a post card.
Bold and colourful cement tiles anchor this space with pattern.
A painted cane occasional chair, tufted sofa and a frond floor lamp layer subtle texture into a sun-drenched sitting area.
Use a bold red sofa to create a strong focal point in a sitting area.
Seen from a different angle, light pours into the same room through wall-to-wall French doors.
A floor-to-ceiling bookcase makes an architectural statement.
A soft blue sofa stands out against a dizzying backdrop of hundreds of books. Boldly patterned drapes and geometric rug offer old-world charm.
Soothing lavender walls offset ornately patterned furniture.
Ridder layered this opulent living room with rich decor — a pair of inlaid Indian tables, a sofa upholstered in a linen weave, an antique Tabriz carpet, a Kiki Smith painting — for a modern-regal effect.
A handmade hooked rug layers quirk into a subdued room.
Traditional architectural details like a box beam ceiling and an elegant mantel create a sumptuous backdrop for a relaxing sitting area.