As New York Home observed, Katie Ridder’s “trademark is the ease with which she bridges cultures and continents, high and low art, periods and styles. Yet to call her work eclectic is to miss the point, for while it reflects diverse influences, it’s recognizably the product of a single sensibility- one with a distinctive take on color, texture, proportion and scale.”
Ridder’s work has been published in ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, THE NEW YORK TIMES, ELLE DÉCOR, TOWN & COUNTRY, HOUSE & GARDEN, DOMINO, and HOUSE BEAUTIFUL. ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, ELLE DÉCOR and HOUSE BEAUTIFUL have featured her projects on their covers. She has appeared on the “Top 100” list of designers for HOUSE BEAUTIFUL, ELLE DÉCOR, and NEW YORK MAGAZINE. In addition, Katie’s first book ROOMS was published by Vendome Press in 2011 and is in its third printing. Her second book, to be released September 2016, and co-authored with her husband, architect Peter Pennoyer, chronicles their collaboration on the family’s country house and garden in Millbrook, NY.
Clients from Switzerland to Virginia have commissioned her to design the interiors of spaces as varied and unique as Japanese pavilions, Palm Beach estates, Park Avenue apartments, and downtown lofts. Recently, Katie has expanded her reach by creating a wallpaper and fabric line. Drawing upon the hand stenciling she often uses in her projects, Katie wanted the wallpaper and fabric to emulate the same sophisticated simplicity. Katie draws her inspiration from a variety of sources including antique Turkish textiles, Japanese prints and Swedish modernism. Though each pattern contains a separate and unique charm, all the papers share the same uncomplicated allure.