Katie Ridder's extraordinary palette of primary and secondary colours, her playful mix of antiques and modern pieces, and her eye for unusual decorative accents have established her as a leading figure in the world of interior design. Clients from Argentina to Yonkers have commissioned Katie Ridder to design the interiors of their lofts, Japanese pavilions, summer houses and Park Avenue apartments. Now everyone can derive design inspiration from her unique approach whether it's something as charmingly simple as a coral finial atop a table lamp or as dramatically daring as intense blue walls stencilled in an oversize paisley motif on every page of this idea-saturated book.
Heather Smith MacIsaac writes on design and travel for Elle Decor and Travel & Leisure. Formerly architecture and design editor at House & Garden, creative director at Travel & Leisure, and home editor at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she is also the author of Lars Bolander's Scandinavian Design.