Confidence with Color
A local craftsman made the diamanté-patterned front door according to specs of architect Anik Pearson, and Katie designed the silk lanterns trimmed in velvet.
Katie's Color Tip: Add interest to the front door with a moody shade of purple.
Aqua walls enliven this room, and a two-tone carpet adds a textured, mazelike pattern underfoot. On the mole-colored custom sofa nestled between the built-ins, Katie added color with a pillow made from an antique Japanese textile.
Katie's Color Tip: Don't be afraid to pair two vibrant shades, such as aqua and yellow, in the same room.
In the bedroom, Katie covered the walls in green silk punctuated by blue trim. The distressed octagonal mirror and 1950s mirrored dance hall ceiling fixture "speak to each other," says Katie.
Katie's Color Tip: Unite connecting spaces with the same color trim.
Meet Designer Katie Ridder
Katie Ridder Design & Decoration, New York, NY; katieridder.com
My trademark is: Vibrant color
I'm inspired by: Nature and my travels
Right now, I'm obsessed with: Everything from The Alpha Workshops (alphaworkshops.org), a nonprofit that teaches decorative arts to people who are HIV positive
Southern style is: A connection to the outdoors, gracious entertaining, and using your family heirlooms