don’t know why, but at the first of every new year i always become obsessed with spring, maybe it’s the idea of new beginnings and fresh starts. spring makes me think bright and cheerful thoughts, there is a sense of endless possibilities- i think it’s the excitement of blooming flowers, vibrant trees, bright skies and brilliant sunshine. what’s funny and this wasn’t planned, this is what i think of when i think of designer katie ridders work- how ironic that my mds interview with her so happens to be the first of 2014- that’s what i call a bright start!
i love katies work- she creates vibrant, happy and interesting interiors, a feast for the eyes. i love her use of color and her innate understanding of print. every room she does is a journey for me, i think they tell a story, there is depth and character, everything feels alive, i think that is why her work comes to mind when i think of spring.
i’m a huge fan of her fabrics and wall-paper collections too- amazing! i use them in all my projects. her book katie ridder rooms/ buy here, is an absolute favorite. every page and every project tells a story- a story of color, a lesson on pattern and a party with prints. it’s all just perfect!
i can’t think of a better way to kick-off the mds interviews for 2014 than with an interview with katie- it’s all about a bright start! enjoy!