Katie Ridder Rooms

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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

"There's always a delightful and inspiring surprise in a Katie Ridder Room. From delicate coral finials to brazen upholstery, Ridder exemplifies good and innovative design." --Traditional Home

"A new book, Katie Ridder Rooms, written by Heather Smith MacIsaac and photographed by Eric Piasecki, is an intimate look at Ridder's glamourous 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

"With 240 color illustrations, this collection of rooms from leading interior designer Katie Ridder provides ample inspiration, whether you're a decorating aficionado or someone who just wants a fresh look for your living room." -Charlotte Observer

"Katie Ridder Rooms is 235 pages of luscious interiors in rich, full-color photos with lots of narrative, complete with a source guide. One of the neat things in this book is a short segment near the end focusing on details--comparing wallpaper patterns, lampshades and upholstery styles. The book is meant to help the reader with ideas & it succeeds with every page." -Made By Girl blog

"One of my very favorite books this season is the bright and beautiful book showcasing the wealth of talent that is Katie Ridder. 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 Blog

"To be honest, I had never heard of Ridder before I picked up this book, but now that I've seen so many stunning examples of her interior designs, I feel a little obsessed with her. . . . 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. 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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865652729
  • Publisher: Vendome Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 183,983
  • Product dimensions: 10.30 (w) x 12.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather Smith MacIsaac writes on design and travel for Elle Décor 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.

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