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MDS INTERVIEWS
KATIE RIDDER
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

CHARLOTTENHOF’S TENT ROOM 

Alidad

Alidad

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!

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

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