Interior designer Katie Ridder decorates with color by artfully combining exuberant hues and vibrant pattern in a new Arkansas home. See the Fayetteville home, and get the products here

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.

Photo: Eric Piasecki

Wallcovering: Basket Case in Pleat (1000-05) by Elizabeth Dow Ltd. (
Front door paint: In the Twilight (1434) and trim paint: White Dove (OC-17);
Hanging lanterns: custom by Katie Ridder;
Carpet on stairs: Mosaic (175) in Manganese Blue by Beauvais Carpets;, to the trade only.

Wallpaper: Jardinieres and Citrus Trees on Mica Metallic Silk by de Gournay (, available through Decorative Center of Houston; 713/961-1271.
Curtain fabric: Maremma T.f. in Light Blue (000156) by C&C Milano (
Carpet: Woolen Isles (101) in Fleece (10492);
Beige pillow fabric (on sectional): Lavello (1811) by Sahco through Donghia (
Embroidered pillow fabric (on sectional): Daisy in Snow (E-402) by Jennifer Robbins Textiles;, to the trade only.
Coffee table: Seychelles Coffee Table in Ivory Shagreen by Ironies, available through Jerry Pair (
Yellow armchair upholstery fabric: GSD Mia (321) in Saffron (03) by Claremont Furnishing Fabrics Company; 212/486-1252, to the trade only.
Gold floor lamps: Halogen Pharmacy Lamp (6505-1) by Holtkoetter (, available through Lee's Studio;

Wall and trim paint: Fog Mist (OC-31);
Tufted sofa upholstery fabric: Shaker in Blithe (92509-05) by Rogers and Goffigon Ltd., available through Decoration & Design Building; 212/888-3242.
Coffee table paint: Wythe Blue (HC-143);  
Sconces: Marion Hurricane Sconce (ISO731.1.H);
Cement tiles: For a similar look, try Lucifer WG cement tiles (C14-24-26-9) by Mosaic House;

Ceiling paint:
Floral White (OC-29);
Wall and cabinetry paint: Ballroom Blue (24), discontinued but can be special-ordered;
Curtain/Roman shade fabric: Kibushi Tianshan Mimosa (F1394/02) by Designers Guild (, discontinued.
Carpet: Ajiro-Asha (105A) in Custom Mango;, to the trade only.
Yellow armchair upholstery fabric: Glazed Calf in Yellow;, to the trade only.
Sconces: Boston Functional Library Wall Light in Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass (SL2922) by Visual Comfort, available through Circa Lighting;

Wall paint: Lime Sherbet (13-0530 TPX) and trim paint: Deep Mahogany (19-1420 TPX);
Dining table: custom design by Robert Lighton;

Sideboard: custom by Katie Ridder;
Sideboard inserts: Glazed Calf in St Barths;
Swan compotes: from Treillage;

Wallpaper: Attendants in Green (600-02) by Katie Ridder;
Wall paint: Woodland White (463) and trim and cabinet paint: Coat of Arms (763);
Bathtub: Candide Freestanding Oval Bathtub (CDBT99);
Sconces: custom by Katie Ridder;

Wallpaper: Jiaxing Silk in Mint (WPWSP10-8) by Stark (, available through Decorative Center of Houston, 713/961-1271.
Trim paint: Coat of Arms (763);
Carpet: Rosewood (125) in Putty;, to the trade only.
Armchair upholstery fabric: Teddy in Cafe (F2500006) by Pierre Frey (
Bench upholstery fabric: Ikat in Raspberry Daphne;