Just Plain Cool

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I recently saw this image, below, of a room done by Katie Ridder, and was intrigued.  Who mixes purple and orange and makes it look good?  Katie does I guess.  When I visited her site, I was even more curious.  Many of her rooms looked totally traditional (which I love), and others were so, well, different.  Eclectic I guess.  I don't really know what to call it other than eclectic, or maybe just plain "cool."  I love her work, and hope you do too:

LOVE the rug!

I adore this wallpaper:

I think this is gradscloth, hung sideways. I did that in my bathroom and it looks pretty cool!

Love this vignette:

I would never think to use these lights in a foyer, but they look so interesting:

Isn't this table AMAZING:


So what do you think? She's good, right!?  I'm so glad I stumbled across her work.

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Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Fabulous post, Stacy!

I like way too many rooms to mention. You really took your time to build this post. Great job!

Have a great day.


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

The enchanted home said...

Wow many memorable rooms, some in very unexpected combinations, many I love. Love that kithchen with the tall ceilings and top row of glass front cabinets, then that small powder room with the green chinoiserie...all fabulous! Thanks Stacy for your sweet comment too...you are always so nice. Love coming here!

Barbara@HausDesign said...

I can see why you were intrigued...she takes everything a step further and it makes the rooms really bold - I guess that's the word I would use to describe her work. And, like you, I love that vignette!

quintessence said...

I love Katie Ridder's work and have long been an admirer. That is one talented family (she is married to architect Peter Pennoyer - one of my absolute favorites). They just redid the David Webb store in New York which I wrote about recently after attending the opening - it is amazing!! You would love it - very understated classic chic yet modern.

Anonymous said...

I love to look at interior designers who are not afraid to use color in their spaces. So refreshing!
~ Jules

designchic said...

I love her work - she creates such a wonderful twist on traditional decor. Adore the kitchen!! Hope you're having a great day ~

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Katie Ridder. Good heavens...what a talent! This is a woman who is a master of color! Love the wallpaper, the bed, the whole room. Then there's the kitchen with the mosaic green tile wall, or how about the second photo and the amazing piece of art! I could go on and on. Thanks for showcasing her work!

Kathysue said...

Love her bold use of color and her traditonal bend with a modern twist, Love that,kathysue

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Katie certainly knows how to combine colors. These spaces are gorgeous, and so unexpected. I just love that. Thanks for sharing. Mona

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I am going to say it was interesting to look at, but most of these rooms are not ones I would feel comfortable living with, although I did love the green wallpapered bathroom. I am thinking her style is controversial color!