Leanne Ford is an inside designer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who gained nationwide consideration for the 1907 schoolhouse turned dwelling that she restored and designed in her hometown. It was this primary private mission that established the white on white aesthetic she’s turn into identified for. Featured in Nation Dwelling journal, the home launched Leanne’s profession as an inside designer, resulting in tasks in Pennsylvania, New York and Los Angeles – every a mirrored image of her trendy but lived-in aesthetic. Her relaxed vibe and private fashion match the approachable areas she creates and curates.
Leanne’s work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Domino, GQ, Lonny, Elle Decor, Martha Stewart, Higher Properties and Gardens, the New York Instances and extra. Her rest room design has been featured on the duvet of Brilliant Bazaar’s newest interiors e book, Dream Decor. Leanne is at the moment the star, alongside along with her brother and contractor Steve Ford, of Restored by the Fords on HGTV, which follows the siblings as they flip a few of Pittsburgh’s most dated buildings into magazine-worthy houses.
At the moment Leanne joins us for Friday 5!
1. Justin Lucas
A brand new artist that solely has just a few songs out, however I really like him and his sound. I officiated his wedding ceremony to one in every of my greatest mates and have been begging him to get his music out! Hear right here!
I grew up on this city, and I liked it, however being a gypsy soul I after all couldn’t wait to go away! However now as an grownup I’m again, and so joyful to be right here. Not solely is my household right here, we movie our present for HGTV right here as nicely. The timber and the topography and the rivers get me each time. It’s joyful, simple dwelling and the meals and artwork scene is flourishing. The one Warhol Museum on this planet is right here, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater is a fast hour drive away.
3. Making Stuff
After I can’t discover what I would like, I simply MAKE it! Plus, there’s main artistic freedom to understanding learn how to use energy instruments and with the ability to do a mission your self with out discovering somebody that will help you. I’ve been working with Hart Instruments to get the phrase out that you simply TOO can do it! Give them wings ( I imply instruments), ya know!
4. Digital Designing
Throughout quarantine I used to be in search of a option to keep artistic and impressed, and a means to assist individuals love the house that they had been caught in. So, I made a decision to make use of the Cameo app in slightly little bit of a special means. I now use it to provide individuals a fast 2-5 minute session with concepts of what they’ll do with their house. “Purchasers” ship footage and questions and I give them concepts, manufacturers, colours, the place to maneuver furnishings – simply concepts to get their artistic aspect impressed to maintain going. It has turned out to be such a blast for me. Design for all!
5. Doc Martens
I’ve been carrying Doc Martens since eighth grade. I really nonetheless have a pair from that point. I put on them out till they should be “retired”, however at all times preserve them as a result of at that time they’re artistic endeavors. To ME anyway… 😉