Katie Ridder

Posted on Wed, 20 Jan 2010 by KiM

I am always in awe of a designer who can mix lots of patterns, textures and colours in one room and make it appear so effortless and cohesive. Katie Ridder is one of those designers. Jo featured some of her work back in ’07, and I needed to showcase more of her work after drooling profusely over her portfolio again recently. I adore every single one of the spaces below. Gorgeous!



Marivic says:

Everything I adore. I love the last image of that beautiful dresser. I wonder where I can find that. Anyone know or have a similar one somewhere?

RLG says:

Really gorgeous images. That kitchen with the blue backsplash is PERFECT. Great post! xoxo

theaxx says:

Yeah, she seems to have that knack doesn’t she… curves lines, patterns solids… alltogether. don’t know if I could manage it like she does…


Ianny says:

Very diverse selection of interior options you have featured here. Most of them are appealing. Notice how important the walls are… after all, what a home owner hangs there are often what catches the eyes first.

oregonbird says:

Rich, deep and way not mysterious. I like a designer who doesn’t even consider hiding *how* she puts her rooms together … since its not as if anyone is going to be able to emulate her style! This is a woman who spends a lot of time in restaurants, and knows the value of a good banquette. I adore her callbacks to the best of the 1950’s, in her choice of art, the accent pillows, the mid-century furniture placement & style — and yet, her work is absolutely not dated or even retro. Which I don’t get: how can it NOT be retro? Even a little-ish? Nope. The exotic touches melt right in, and this designer WORKS with what white she allows in. It’s there for the pop! I swear, in Ms. Ridder’s hands, white is actually a color.

Wonderful showcase choice, thanks Kim.

oregonbird says:

Not so much 50’s — handslip. It’s more of a ghost of a funky 60’s vibe, I think.

i love that she’s not afraid to use patterns and color. it creates such interesting rooms. i’m especially dying over the red bench with the rattan chairs – would love that for my kitchen!

Oh my god! Oh my god! OH MY GOD!!!!! So that blue tiled bathroom??? I have been obsessed FOREVER, but I have never seen that angle of it. You are KILLING me. I just got a sort of version of that tile made in yellow for the guest bath at my house. You just did the best thing ever. Gah you do me right.

Wow – a lot of these images have been in my lust files for a long time and I had no idea they were all by the same person! Love the mix of patterns and colors – she makes it look completely styled but not too put together or fussy.

HEAVENLY- I adore Katie’s work – great post!

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