Designer Katie Ridder Reveals Her Mother’s Day Gift List

From laid-back luxury to indulgent items designed for self-care, these thoughtful treats are sure to show moms of all types just how much they're loved

Katie Ridder. Photo: Courtesy of Katie Ridder

As a designer, Katie Ridder crafts beautiful spaces that nod to a traditional aesthetic, but with a decidedly contemporary edge. The residences she conjures in urban environments feature jewel box-like rooms of burgundy, peacock, and teal in light-reflecting lacquer, with refreshing textiles in softer, complimentary shades. She’s equally expressive with color and pattern in the country retreats she designs, outfitting addresses everywhere from Greenwich, Connecticut to Pebble Beach, California with scenic wall coverings, rugs with geometric patterns, and exquisite chandeliers and sconces.

Her vibrant interiors have filled three volumes, including A House in the Country (Vendome), written in collaboration with her husband, architect Peter Pennoyer, that spotlights the family’s Greek Revival place in Millbrook, New York. She’s also enlivened a number of show houses, including the 2023 Kips Bay Palm Beach Decorator Show House.

Here, Ridder shares the thoughtful—and delightfully colorful—items she suggests for Mother’s Day.

Bonne Nuit pajamas by La Ligne. Photo: Courtesy of La Ligne

La Ligne Pajamas

“Their Bonne Nuit pajamas are the softest pjs.”

Goyard Saint-Sulpice card wallet. Photo: Courtesy of Goyard

Maison Goyard Wallet

“I love anything Goyard, particularly this Saint-Sulpice Card Wallet!”

Katie Ridder x Weezie women’s short plush robe. Photo: Courtesy of Weezie

Weezie Plush Robe

“I’ll be giving this robe from my new collaboration with Weezie to all my relatives.”

Shu Uemura Urban Moisture Hair Mask. Photo: Courtesy of Shu Uemura

Shu Uemura Hair Mask

“Their Urban Moisture Nourishing Dry Hair Mask works for me.”

Teresa cardigan by Dôen. Photo: Courtesy of Dôen

Dôen Teresa Cardigan

“I have always loved my mother’s old fashioned embroidered cardigans. This one has the same vibe.”

Assorted nuts and chews by See's Candies. Photo: Courtesy of See's Candies

See’s Candies

“Growing up in California, these were my favorite chocolates. The good news is, you can get them everywhere now.”

Big Effing Claw Clip from Emi Jay. Photo: Courtesy of Emi Jay

Emi Jay Hair Clip

“Red is my favorite color and their Big Effing Claw Clip in Cherry Kiss jazzes up any messy hair day.”

Adidas Gazelle suede sneakers. Photo: Courtesy of Mytheresa

Adidas Gazelle Sneakers

“My daughters have me on the Adidas train.”


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