Katie Ridder: Rooms - Heather Smith MacIsaac
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, and singular, figure in the world of interior design. Clients from Argentina to Virginia have commissioned her to design the interiors of their lofts, Japanese pavilions, summer houses, and Park Avenue apartments. Now this beautifully designed book, organized as a seamless progression of interiors from entrances and stair halls to living rooms, studies and family rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms, lets readers in on the secrets of Katie Ridder's eminently livable and remarkably stylish approach. Everyone can derive design inspiration from her unique yet accessible solutions - 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. Complete with a chapter devoted to her signature details - which range from fancifully embroidered trim to her own line of irresistible wallpapers - and an extensive list of the sources she favors and recommends, "Katie Ridder: Rooms" is as useful as it is inspirational.