Rita Konig has been designing houses for the past 15 years both in London and the US. After living in New York for six years, she returned to London in 2012 where her design studio is now based. Her US projects include a private members’ club and hotel in Los Angeles and a family home in Nashville with architect Gil Schafer. In the UK, she is working on projects both in London and the English countryside.
Alongside her interiors work, she is a columnist for British House and Garden. Previously she has written regular columns for Harpers Bazaar US, WSJ magazine, T Magazine, British Vogue, and Domino.
10 Things to Know About Rita Konig:
Cities I’ve Lived in: London, Paris, and New York.
Biggest Design Influence: The past; I love looking to old houses for influence and inspiration. Also Albert Hadley, John Fowler, Cecil Beaton.
Favorite Artist: Rory McEwen.
Last Item I Bought for My House: A Victorian sofa.
Previous Odd Job: Decorating The Waverley Inn for Christmas, every Christmas for about four years.
Favorite Item in My Closet: A pink silk dress from Soler.
Latest DIY Project: Changing a bulb in the light over my dining table.
Favorite Perfume: Soir de Lune by Sisley.
Favorite Thing to Cook: Filet of beef. It never lets you down, is always delicious through no fault of one’s own, and everyone thinks you are a genius.
Pets: A monkey called Margot! (My daughter.)