Color enthusiast interior designer Katie Ridder designed a West Village apartment for a young couple that is featured in the April House Beautiful. Full of vibrant color, the home, in a cool old warehouse space, exemplifies Katie's ability to mix and match patterns while adding a dose of global stye. I have long admired her ability to combine colors and exotic touches, and here you see the color combination of blue and red, in two different incarnations. Ever inspiring, her work always surprises while being livable and lively.
Starting with the rug, a riot of blues in a wavy pixelated Ikat pattern from Studion Four NYC, the room is anchored by a fabulous tufted blue sofa that reads more modern in this setting. The lofty ceiling in the duplex seems to go on forever, so panels of shimmery Brunschwig and Fils silk Chevron Bar Silk Warp Print pull the eye up, where a cool Roll and Hill geometric metal and glass orb pendant light fixture hang. By grouping seating areas around the room, it is not only interesting to look at put practical. Katie has a knack for mixing shades of colors, and her throw pillow arrangements are always eye-catching and fun.
C2 Paint’s Mulberry covers the walls in the study, like a slick of fuchsia lipstick. There are so many design takeaways from this cozy space. How to work with bold statement color, mixing patterns, working with different scales, and functional space are just a few of them. Pairing the shock of pink with blue artwork and the John Stefanidis sofa print, the space feels grounded by the David Hicksian graphic geometric Studio Four NYC rug.
To create something unique in the master bedroom that made the high ceilings more intimate, Katie had flowery scrolled trees painted on a powder blue Phillip Jeffries hemp called Manila. A metal four poster bed from Neirmann Weeks adds to the serene feeling. A cream Stark rug in a circular pattern adds a modern edge. For a dose of the exotic, an Egyptian chandelier from Liza Sherman and funky bedside lamp mix things up. Seemingly endless panels of Galbraith and Paul's Smokebush fabric make up the window treatments.