Rita Konig is an interior designer and the European editor of T Magazine. She recently created a video series for the magazine called “The Decoration of Houses,” including episodes on Spitalfields Antique Market and A Simple Guide to Picture Framing.
Rita, who lives in London, was formerly the European editor for WSJ Magazine. She is the author of the book Domestic Bliss: Simple Ways to Add Style to Your Life.
Above: Rita Konig is judging our Best Amateur Garden category. Photograph via The Selby.
12 Things to Know About Rita:
Cities I’ve Lived In: London, Paris, New York.
Biggest Design Influence: Probably my mother, Nina Campbell.
Favorite Flower: Lily of the valley or roses.
Favorite Houseplant: Scented geraniums, when they get really leggy.
Favorite Public Park: Kensington Gardens. (Photograph via Trip Advisor.)
Favorite Place to Hike: I hate hiking. I like walking through the streets of Chelsea, checking out gardens and fantasy house shopping.
Hardest-Learned Gardening Lesson: To be patient.
Favorite Gardening Tip: Arch the long arms of climbing roses to encourage new buds.
Last Thing I Planted in My Garden: Sweet peas. (Photograph via Dirt Simple.)
On My Wish List for My Garden: Trellising above the wall and adding lighting. It makes the garden so pretty at night.
Favorite Restaurant: The River Cafe in London.
Favorite Shop: Summerill & Bishop and The Conran Shop.