Dining Room
Keira Ritter

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Keira Ritter
Keira Ritter Design Co.
Boulder, CO

Keira Ritter was raised in a home were the craft table was always well stocked. "The act of making things was part of my upbringing," she recalls. "I was only 10 years old when I understood that I wanted to be an architect." Years later, at the Rhode Island School of Design, Ritter studied architecture and fine art, a pairing that has informed her design approach ever since. "I love to offer services in architecture, interior design and furniture design because to me, it all falls beneath the design umbrella. You’re just using different palettes." These days, whether she’s designing a custom furniture piece or the interiors for an entire home, Ritter defines her inviting contemporary style as a unique blend of industrial and organic with a mountain-modern twist. "It’s one thing to have a beautiful sleek, stark space," she says, "but people also need to feel happy and rejuvenated there; to feel truly at home."

Photo Credits From Top to Bottom

Image 1: Dining Room by Ben Tremper

Image 2: Keira Ritter Portrait by Ben Tremper

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