The colorful, bright, and cheerful interiors designed by Katie Ridder have always put a smile on my face, and her latest book, Katie Ridder: More Rooms, is a delight. “Ridder’s work is beautiful, balanced, classical – in that old English country house sort of way, in which treasure upon treasure, fabric upon fabric, pattern upon pattern, have been piled up over generations,” writes Dominique Browning, longtime editor in chief of House & Garden, in her introduction. “More Rooms, her first book in nearly a decade, proves Ridder to be at the top of her game.”
More Rooms demonstrates a few of Ridder’s signature elements – bold color combinations, exquisitely crafted trims, embroidery, lampshades, specialty finishes such as silver leaf and stenciling, and countless accessories. The text details Ridder’s creative approach to the essential elements of each room, including furniture plan, color, lighting, finishes, pattern, layering, and scale. Illustrated with specially commissioned photographs by Eric Piasecki, Katie Ridder: More Rooms provides endless inspiration for design aficionados.