Leanne Ford is an acclaimed interior designer, creative director, and television personality. Upon graduating from Ohio University, she moved to New York, where she worked for such brands as Betsey Johnson and Heatherette before striking out on her own, offering creative direction for the likes of Roxy, American Eagle, and Hollister. Ford gained national attention for the 1907 schoolhouse turned home that she gutted and designed in her native Pittsburgh. Featured in Country Living magazine, the house launched her career as an interior designer, leading to projects in Pennsylvania, New York, and Los Angeles, each a reflection of her modern yet lived-in aesthetic.
Ford’s easy vibe and personal style match the stylish yet approachable spaces she creates and curates. Her work has been featured in Country Living, Domino, GQ, Lonny, Elle Decor, Martha Stewart, Better Homes and Gardens, Redbook, MyDomaine, Refinery 29, the New York Times, and more; her bathroom design has been featured on the cover of Bright Bazaar’s latest interiors book, Dream Decor. She is currently the star, along with her brother and contractor Steve Ford, of Restored by the Fords on HGTV, which follows the siblings as they turn some of Pittsburgh’s most dated buildings into magazine-worthy homes.