Thursday, November 3, 2011

Katie Ridder Rooms

Have you seen the new book, Katie Ridder Rooms? If not, I suggest you pick up a copy because it's one of the best design books out this season!

Katie knows color and texture. In my mind, these are things that make a house a home and the book is filled with luscious examples. I love the blue and red combination seen above.Probably the best part, for me as an architect, were the numerous examples of kitchens and baths. We're always looking for inspiration in these departments!Something as simple as a patterned backsplash in this vintage looking kitchen makes a world of difference.In this bath, a morrocan inspired tile is used to create a beautiful line at the top of the wainscot: so easy to replicate at home. Again we see a lot of blue which is surely Katie's favorite color (and mine as well!).What I love most about Katie's work is that it is unabashedly pretty and comfortable; nothing overly precious. They're simply delightful spaces which I'm sure thrill the occupants day in and day out. Isn't that what design should be all about?

Book written by Heather Smith MacIsaac with beautiful photography by Eric Piasecki.


that's all said...

I love that kitchen.

Hill Country House Girl said...

Oh I so agree! I am sitting here with my copy right now. She uses color in the most beautiful ways. I especially love the backsplash in that kitchen as I have antique long leaf pine cabinetry that I can't paint (oh I want to, but I think I'd be tarred and feathered and run out of town if I did) but if I could change out my backsplash to look like this one, maybe I'd be happier with the kitchen! I also love Jeffrey Bilhuber's new book - have you seen it yet?

Still Sick Todd said...

I agree with "That's All". I LOVE a good kitchen, it's one of the most important rooms in the home as far as I'm concerned (although you would never know that by visiting my Brooklyn Apt.) The book is very tastefully done and the images are great. Thanks for sharing, Stefan!

Divine Theatre said...

I have seen many, many colorful rooms that resemble a Kindergarten classroom. Not my thing. This, however, is very tastefully and artistically done.
It's too late too turn back now, but I would decorate like this in a heartbeat!
Thank you, again, for a lovely post!


Unknown said...

That Morroccan tiled bathroom has been a fave of mine for quite a while. Love that lavender room, too!