Have you ever stepped out of your comfort zone to try something you have no formal experience doing? Daunting, yes. Exhilarating, definitely. Besides, you’ll never know how much potential you have in an area of interest if you don’t throw your hat in the ring, right? So, in the words of my favorite book, sometimes you just have to feel the fear and do it anyway. That’s exactly what Leanne Ford did. After designing numerous rentals, she finally decorated her own home and the final reveal was featured in Country Living Magazine.
Unsurprisingly, that article resulted in numerous inbound requests for her to design other people’s homes, retail spaces, offices, etc., and despite no prior experience doing interior design outside of her own spaces, she said “yes” without hesitation. In fact, her advice to anyone in a similar position is to “always say yes.” And honestly, that’s the kind of energy we want to bring with us into 2022.
Ford’s confidence in design is exactly what draws all of us to her work. Her work is instantly recognizable thanks to her signature stamp that fuses texture, vintage, nature, art, white on white, and a whole lotta soul. We were so thrilled to sit down with the inimitable designer to chat more about her career path, crafting the Leanne Ford brand, design tips, and the five home décor pieces she’s loving right now.