Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

White painted brick, walls, and living room furniture combine with a crystal chandelier, shelves of vintage treasures, and cool black and white art in a chic room designed by #LeanneFord. #whiteroom #bohemian

Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

You may have seen interior designer Leanne Ford on TV since she stars in the HGTV series RESTORED BY THE FORDS, and you may have seen her design work in Country Living or GQ or within a bunch of other shelter magazines, but I started following her work last year when a stylish friend instructed me to! After working with Leanne on a few magazine shoots, she knew I would fall for Leanne’s world of lovely cool chic in her interior design portfolio. (Photo at top: Alexandra Ribar, via Rip and Tan)


White on white is this Pittsburgh and LA based designer’s signature (Go team, White Paint!), and her rooms look deliciously underbaked, uncontrived, and as if they evolved slowly over time. Good lord, get ready to PIN if you appreciate warm luxurious minimal with edgy cool modern farmhouse style mixed in. IS THE DECOR TOO EDGY FOR YOU? Because this blogging fairy loves all the music and rock and roll in it. Interesting and varied vintage treasures are casually yet artfully massed on shelves and in vignettes. You are pulled to keep studying them. Remember the fashionable London apartment of  Thornton and Bregazzi I shared back in 2010? Leanne’s work seems reminiscent of their uniquely appointed and fashion-forward, 3-story Victorian in North Kensington.

What you will discover after viewing this collection of her work is a preference for airy dining chairs (and Midcentury wire chairs), chunky rugged farmhouse tables, cool vintage photos and art, white brick, black and white, barn style and Sputnik lighting, white painted walls and wood, and collected wonky vintage objects. The objects styled by Ford look lightly zhushed and happy, as if they are truly admired and regularly put into use, as if they were placed lovingly by kind intuitive hands that were maybe also holding a glass of wine at the time.

Leanne has a passion for reviving old houses and the intelligence to listen to their whisperings. One can tell she spends time in the spaces to consider how beauty, function, and comfort will be interpreted. She even sort of collects random houses (ahem…sound vaguely familiar?). This luxurious minimal decor loving, edgy cool stylemaker whose paintbrush seems to eternally drip white has captured my imagination…

Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

Bohemian vintage objects artfully arranged on white shelves in room designed by Leanne Ford. #bohemian #vintagestyle #whitebrick

(photo: Alexandra Ribar, via Rip and Tan) Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

Then I read the interview Leanne Ford did with Jenni Kayne’s Rip and Tan, where I discovered even more to admire about her transparency and charming authenticity. For example, here is how she got her start in the design biz…and keep in mind, she is now starring in her own show!:

“I always decorated my rentals to the nines in collage and beyond, using whatever I had – spray paint, random fabric, curbside treasures, and when I finally had a house I owned, I of course did it up. That house ended up being featured in *Country Living Magazine*, and that article started my career. People started calling me to design their houses and offices and restaurants. I called my very successful Interior Design friend, Dan Mazzarini, up from grade school and said “What do I need to know to be an interior designer?” I think I got about four years of education in about 45 minutes.” ~Leanne Ford

How amazing is that? I also learned from that interview Leanne religiously listens to folk singer Josh Ritter so maybe you’ll want to enjoy listening to a sampling of Ms. Ford’s daily soundtrack as you peruse the lovely she styles (the longing expressed in the lyrics of “When Will I Be Changed” is so beautiful and speaks to me).

Let’s peek at Leanne Ford magic. Furniture and decor suggestions have been weaved into the magic in case you want to steal some of these design looks for yourself. (Affiliate links when used for purchases may result in a small commission pour moi.)

Clausen white cotton 2-cushion sofa #whitesofa #beachy #shabbychic

White Cotton 2-cushion Cotton Sofa: FIND HERE

lFarmhouse kitchen with white subway tile, farm sink, barn style lights, and open shelves stacked randomly with vintage dishes and pottery. #LeanneFord #farmhousekitchen #whiterooms

(via GQ) Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

Pennsauken 1-Light Mini Pendant

White Barn style pendant light: FIND HERE

White airy wire vintage chairs and a vintage round wood table in a room designed by #LeanneFord with #moderncountry and #farmhousestyle.

(photo: Alexandra Ribar, via Rip and Tan) Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

Gorgeous farmhouse modern country style reflected in these white shelves with white painted brick layered with vintage treasures. #bohemian #whitebrick #farmhousestyle

(via Leanne Ford Interiors) Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

Black and white bathroom with arched vintage French doors and white painted brick wall. A cool #bathroomdesign by #LeanneFord

(via Domino) Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

Pestemal Turkish Beach Towel #turkish #towel #bluestripe

Blue Stripe Turkish Beach Towel: FIND HERE

Round White nautical cage light #nauticallight #coastalstyle

Round White Nautical Cage Light: FIND HERE

An all white bedroom with #whitelinen bedding, a rustic white country cabinet, and a vintage light in a cool chic #bedroomdesign by #LeanneFord.

(via Leanne Ford Interiors)Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

Stone Washed White Linen Duvet and Bedding #whitelinen #linenduvet #linenbedding

Stonewashed White Linen Bedding: FIND HERE

A Leanne Ford designed bedroom with black Sputnik chandelier, herringbone wood floors, white linen bedding, white brick walls, wood ceiling in a cool chic vintage style by #LeanneFord.

(via BlissfulBlog) Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

10-Light Black Sputnik Chandelier

10-Light Black Sputnik Chandelier: FIND HERE

A white attic office with minimal wood desk, fan window, and vintage can chair draped with sheepkin from Restored by the Fords HGTV show. / photos by nicole franzen for domino

(via Nicole Franzen for Domino) Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

New Zealand Natural Single Sheepskin

Natural Sheepskin 2′ x 3′ Rug from New Zealand: FIND HERE

A luxurious minimal modern dining room in black and white by Leanne Ford with modern art, wire Bertoia style dining chairs, rustic wood table, and stripe rug. #bertoia #LeanneFord #diningroom

(via Leanne Ford Interiors) Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

Modern wire dining chair #bertoia #wirechair

Black Bertoia Style Wire Side Chair: FIND HERE

Leanne Ford's closet with white painted paneling, vintage chair draped with a sheepskin rug, and a shelf near the rafters lined with collected vintage bottles. Closet doors have been removed, and a Navajo black and white rug add charm. #LeanneFord #vintagestyle #closetdecor

(via Blissful Blog) Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

Black and White Bohemian Rug Crosses #blackcross #bohemian #blackandwhite

Black Cross on White Area Rug: FIND HERE

A dining room designed by Leanne Ford with minimal vintage style, rustic barrel chairs, rustic wood chunky dining table, dramatic pendant, and simple palm branch in clear glass vase. #diningroom #minimaldecor

(via Leanne Ford Interiors) Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

Gaines Hand-Woven Natural Area Rug

Jute Area Rug: FIND HERE

Photo by Josh Franer; design by Leanne Ford Interiors in this living area with herringbone wood floor, hide rug, white sofa,wood vintage sliding doors, nd black barn style ilghting

(via One King’s Lane)Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

Brazilian Cow Hide Rug in Champgane #cowhide #cowhiderug #champagne

Brazilian Cow Hide Rug in Champagne: FIND HERE

Kitchen designed by Leanne Ford with arched window, vintage stove, aerringbone wood floor, open shelving, and lofty ceiling. #minimaldecor #kitchendesign #LeanneFord

(via Mix and Chic) Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

Castille Prep Table with Marble Top

Parisian Style French Prep Table with Marble Top: FIND HERE

Cool chic in a kitchen with white open shelves stacked with vintage pottery and rustic treasures. Design by #LeanneFord. #moderncountry and #farmhousestyle in this vintage #bohokitchen

(via This is Glamorous) Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

A white living room with crystal chandelier and vintage treasures by #LeanneFord. #livingroomdecor #crystalchandelier #allwhitedecor

(via DecorDemon) Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

Sherwood 4-Light Crystal Chandelier

4-light Crystal Chandelier: FIND HERE

Alvarado Trimmed 16-Light Crystal Chandelier

16-light Crystal Chandelier: FIND HERE

White kitchen design with black slate tile flooring, white cabinetry, black barn style lighting, white brick, and copper pots. Restored By The Fords - Leanne Ford Interiors - The Donley Project - Shot by Alexandra Ribar

(via Leanne Ford Interiors) Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

Black Barn Style Modern Farmhouse Light #blacklight #farmhouselight #barnlight

Black Farmhouse Barn Sconce: FIND HERE

Raw wood flooring and sculptural staircase in country house by Leanne Ford with white walls and paneling. #LeanneFord #naturalwood #staircase

(via Blissful Blog) Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

Black and white farmhouse bathroom with clawfoot tub, black shutters, wall of subway tile, and brass fixtures.Cool Country: Home of Leanne Ford & Brad Shaffer in Pittsburgh, PA. from Dream Decor by Will Taylor.

(via Dream Decor) Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

Perignan Adjustable Height Wood Top Bar Stool

Adustable Height Wood Top Bar Stool: FIND HERE

Rustic modern country kitchen with black wire chairs, sputnik chandelier, and white cabinets by #LeanneFord. #kitchendesign #sputnik

(via HomeEdit) Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

Militello 12-Light Sputnik Chandelier

Modern Black and Brass 12-Light Sputnik Chandelier: FIND HERE  Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

Minimal organic meets luxury style in this updated mid-century living room by #Leanne Ford. Black Sputnik chandelier, rustic coffee table, and white sofa.

(via CocoKelly) Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

Inside Interior Designer Leanne Ford's Renovated Pennsylvania Schoolhouse, this vintage farm trough sink looks chic with modern art and minimal lighting. #LeanneFord #farmhousebath #vintagesink

(via GQ Magazine) Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

Rustic elegant vintage vignette upon a country cabinet. Inside Interior Designer Leanne Ford's Renovated Pennsylvania Schoolhouse.

(via GQ Magazine) Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

Bohemian luxury bedroom with white linens and a ton of pillows! #LeanneFord Venice House of Leanne Ford shot by Douglas Lyle Thompso.

(via Leanne Ford Interiors) Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

All white minimal decor in this rustic minimal room by Leanne Ford. #allwhite #minimaldecor #LeanneFord

(via Leanne Ford Interiors) Leanne Ford Interior Design {Bohemian, Vintage, Minimal Decor}

Hallway with black and white wallpaper to farmhouse style kitchen by #LeanneFord. #moderncountry

(via Leanne Ford Interiors) Wallpaper:  Ellie Cashman, Summer Squall in Daylight White

Find more of Leanne Ford’s interiors right here!

Get the Look!

Motivo French Chandelier
Rustic Wood Candleholders
Aged Terracotta Pots
Laluz French Country Chandelier
Black Modern Farmhouse Bench
French Linen Dining Chair Set of 2
Cara White Sofa
Galvanized Console Table
French Farmhouse Dining Table
27″ Bar Stool
Rattan Side Table
Beachy White Felicity Sofa
Beachy White Armchair
Rattan Armchair
Aidan Gray Collier Lamp
Light Grey Rattan Chair
French Country Altar Candlestick
Round White Saarinen Style Dining Table
Black & White Wool Area Rug
French Tolix Style Metal Side Chair (Set of 2)
Modern Farmhouse Wall Mirror
Linen Curved Loveseat
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Reclaimed Elm Accent Stool
Rustic Ring 12-Light Chandelier
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
French Country Lantern Pendant
Jute ARea Rug
Leather Club Chair
Old World 2-Light Sconce Pair
French Candle Style Chandelier
Swedish Writing Desk
French Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Accent Stool
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Linen Slope Arm Dining Chairs
Parisian Glass Bottle Vase
Life is Beauty…Pillow
Magnus Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Concrete Table Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
Sarah’s Marble Coffee Table
Sarah’s Slipcovered Sofa
Tufted Headboard
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
White Writing Desk
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
White Maze Quilt Set
Fair Isle Green Rug
Sarah’s Bedroom Lamp
Grey Accent Chest
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant
Inverted Pendant Light
Modern Brass Sconce
White Vase Set
Arteriors Swivel Bar Stool
Apothecary Chest
Grainsack Stripe Armchair
Leather Patchwork Ottoman
Sarah’s Chesterfield Sofa
Black Tray Table
Industrial Task Lamp
Round Wall Mirror
White Honeycomb Mosaic Tile
Industrial Sconce
Fireclay Farm Sink
Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Round Marble Side Table
Modern farmhouse Style Bar Stool
Teak Farmhouse Stool

Isn’t this a fresh take on “mostly white” modern country interior decor mixed with edgy Bohemian chic?

Peace to you right where you are.




  1. Sandy Hinds
    March 6, 2018 / 1:43 pm

    Love Leanne Ford’s work and her HGTV show! Thanks for sharing. I also loved the Josh Ritter song and will definitely start following his music.

    • March 7, 2018 / 10:35 am

      Thanks for adding to the beauty here, Sandy. And thanks for reading! 🙂

  2. Mary
    March 6, 2018 / 7:03 pm

    Thank you for posting about Leanne. I have to come to love her show on HGTV. I love her design style. She is such a talent!

    • March 7, 2018 / 10:31 am

      I’m so glad you liked seeing the inspiration – I can’t get enough of her work, Mary! xox

  3. March 6, 2018 / 7:30 pm

    Blown away….simply blown away and must see more! A vast sea of gorgeous beyond gorgeous – calming yet so refreshing, minimally stunning, and perfectly gathered. I must see more (hint hint) – Absolutely beautiful Michele and thank you for exposing us to such wonderful white-filled room designs with unique style. LOVE!

    • March 7, 2018 / 10:30 am

      So glad you love her work – she is a genius. 🙂

  4. March 7, 2018 / 11:45 am

    One of her quotes is “white is the pause in the poem” and I think that captures it all.
    She is a national treasure for design.
    How fun to win the lottery and give her full reign on a house with Swedish white.

    • March 7, 2018 / 3:32 pm

      Love that, Colleen. She definitely knows her way around white space and all the tranquility that lives within it. Thanks for adding to the beauty. 🙂

  5. March 7, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    Love everything about this Michele! I’ll definitely look for Leanne on HGTV. I could be very comfortable in her rooms! Those low, rugged square coffee tables would be perfect for casual entertaining. I’m a fan of Josh too!

    • March 7, 2018 / 3:31 pm

      She is just so cool and authentic. 🙂

  6. Rhonda
    March 7, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    Wow, I saw her HGTV show for the first time only a week or so ago. Thanks for sharing more of her work and background, Michele. I’m a definite fan and will be setting the DVR for her series!

    • March 7, 2018 / 3:28 pm

      You bet, Rhonda. LF one to watch for sure! 🙂

  7. March 8, 2018 / 11:28 am

    Oh wow… so in love with this. Thanks for sharing this deliciousness!


    • March 8, 2018 / 4:05 pm

      Thanks for tuning in, beautiful. She is rock and roll like you. 🙂

  8. Shelly Hubbard
    March 10, 2018 / 2:27 pm

    Diggin this song

    • March 10, 2018 / 6:20 pm

      It has been sticking with me! Thanks for reading, Shelly. 🙂

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