Chic People
Glamorous Places
Stylish Things
Part 1

MDS- How would you define your style?

KR- My specialty is mixing sprite hues of color in comfortable settings.


MDS- Where did you grow up and how do you think that influences your work?

KR- I grew up in Northern California about 30 miles south of SF.  The casual California look definitely influenced my work. No matter how lavish a project my projects remain accessible, family friendly, and subtly practical.



MDS- If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing?

KR- Being a horticulturalist would be the top of my list. I have a big passion for gardening.


MDS- 1.4 Who or what is inspiring you right now?

KR- My gardening friends are my big inspirations right now – Page Dickey, Frances Palmer, Timothy Tilghman, the gardeners at Wave Hill and the New York Botanical Garden. I visit a garden once a week to help me in my own garden.  Jewelry designers inspire me – Mish Tworkowski and James de Givenchy, David Webb.  Interior designers – Alidad, Tom Scheerer, Miles Redd, Jeffrey Bilhuber, Robert Kime, Nicky Haslam and Alberto Pinto. Architects: Karl Schinkel, John Soane, Edwin Lutyens.

The New York Botanical Garden




David Webb showroom designed by katie

James de Givenchy earrings 

Mish Tworkowski coral necklace



MDS- What is the favorite room in your home?

KR- My living room because it has the highest ceilings and is the tidiest room in the house.



MDS- Is there anything you obsessively collect?

KR- I’m collecting Magiscopes right now.



MDS- Fill in the blank: “I could never own too many __________ .”

KR- “I could never own too many dahlia tubers.”



MDS- If you could decorate anyone’s house- who’s would it be and why?

KR- George Clooney’s villa on Lake Cuomo. Enough said.


MDS- What do you want to be known for?

KR- Happy clients.


MDS- What do you think is chic, stylish and glamorous?

KR- Things that stand the test of time.

“KATIE RIDDER” - 3 Comments

  1. There is something there that everybody has the love about Katie’s Rooms!


  2. And she is BEAUTIFUL TO BOOT!! :)


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