Last year in a waiting room I came across some Town & Country magazine and it featured a design artist and her parents' home in Pebble Beach, California, which she and her husband, a famed architect, re-designed. If you know me, just the mention of Pebble Beach (or any quaint city in Monterey County) had my interested peaked. Also, the outfits the family and of the artist pictured were easy and classic. But *colorful*. (Side note- I am most impressed by someone when they can incorporate color into their outfits in surprising ways, and still be classic, and not too trendy or too loud.) So as I turned the page my eyes almost jumped out of their sockets, because I saw the home I've always wanted that was in my head somewhere, right out in front of me on the magazine page! You know I totally ripped out that article! The designer was Katie Ridder!
We don't have a scanner but I did what I could with our Nikon. The pages torn out have survived a move or two, so please disregard the wrinkles and badly torn edges. I absolutely love ALMOST everything about the decor... It's very Katie and I'd like it more Gabita, and one day my home will be all Gabita, but you will never see that. So feast your eyes on these badly kept magazine pages I've photographed. Ha!
|Absolutely love the colors and their placement|
|Why yes I'd love to have breakfast, lunch and dinner. Thankyouverymuch.|
|I'd love to have this exact room in my home. Minus that lamp.|
|The patterns are matched with such high level of taste|
|Very subtle color usage. Loves.|
And here are some more Katie Ridder that I love because of.... the color! Of course, she uses purples in such a brave way, and plays around with complementaries and tertiaries in such a way that is sure to ignite trend.