Monday, March 7, 2011

Ridder Me This


Ridder me this, indeed. I have recently developed a minor obsession with designer Katie Ridder's line of fabric and wallpaper.

You've probably seen Katie's interior design work in the pages of Elle Decor, House & Garden, or other favorite shelter magazines. Maybe these images will refresh your memory:



I'm not a huge fan of blogging other designers' work because, well, that's what magazines are for. But these images are a great illustration of what makes Katie's fabric and wallpaper designs so perfect -- the same simple yet chic aesthetic, and inventive and unpredictable use of color so present in her interiors is also what makes her product lines so distinctive.

Because I live in Seattle, un-affectionately known to me and friends as "Beigetown," I had to request samples of Katie's line from Chicago, where they know how to use a color or five. A few weeks ago a gigantic goodie box came (thanks, Amy!), filled to the rim with fabric and wallpaper from Katie, Martin Lawrence-Bullard, Michael Devine, Amanda Nisbet, and loads of other designers (most of) Seattle is too beige to appreciate.

While all gorgeous, I was seriously impressed with Katie's unexpected color pairings and quirky patterns.... I see a LOT of fabric and wallpaper designs through my work, and Katie's line really stands out from the crowd, which is tough to do.

I already have plans to redo my home office in this paper:

Peony

Here are some other patterns I love, available in both fabric and wallpaper:

Seaweed

Leaf

Moon Flower

Thanks to our friends in Chicago, we have most of her line represented here at the shop, so if you're in Seattle, come by for a peek. You'll be saying to yourself, "Ridder me this" in no time flat.

9 comments:

Alexandra Hedin said...

Darn! Now I want different fabric on my chairs!!

Revival Home and Garden said...

I support that wish! ;-)

XO

Decor Arts Noe said...

Love the Ridder collection! Thanks for bringing it too my attention.

Amelia Stevenson said...

I love Katie's interior design especially the first photo. It matches my bedroom wind chime.

If I have the money, I would like to buy Katie Ridder's whole furniture set. It's perfect...

Ohhh.... the living rooms. LOVE IT!

Cy said...

Oh! I can't help but notice the pillows. I love decorative pillows in my home so I constantly look for ways to style them. Thanks!

diana said...

Amazing Ridder collection.lovely fabric and wallpapers.i like Sofa with beautiful lighting lamps. thanks for sharing.
suggestive link for home decor
http://www.decor-collection.com

full queen outlast blanket white said...

Really Nice Collection Of ridder! I think Now It is really Easy to Decorate the Room!

Sam said...

Wonderful assortment of fabric. Such wonderful ideas. Great blog.

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clearlakelife said...

I came across your blog looking for playroom ideas... I read about the large house in SF you were helping redecorate in 2010 and was hoping for after photos, I have the same chairs as in her dining room, curious how you treated them, but I think recovering in the seaweed fabric would be amazing :) thank you for all the fun and I'd love to see after photos if you have them!

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