“Ms. Ford has been compared to Diane Keaton in her looks and sunny demeanor. She’s from Pittsburgh originally —

it’s where her show is taped and where she still lives part of the year — and that cheerful, nothing-is-too-precious nature oozes into her decorating style.”

-Hayley Krischer, New York Times

THE POCHAPIN PROJECT

Description

This episode was more about love and family than even design. We preserved her mother's kitchen and sentimental memories but also brought in her own aesthetic.

Photographed By

Reid Rolls

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THE BELL PROJECT

Description

Welcome to “Club Bell” for the coolest parents in town. The sweetest hang for Saturday morning cereal and the hottest place to be on a Saturday night.

Photographed By

Erin Kelly

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THE SPITZER SAWYER PROJECT

Description

"Alright, this project was FUN! BUT- first things first, the owner Vicki Sawyer - she and her art were the real stars of this show!"

Photographed By

Erin Kelly

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THE RUSTIC CANYON PROJECT

Description

“I thought, I don’t want to fight this house; I want to go with it. It has storybook whimsy—the beautiful ivy on the brick, the magical old windows—that I couldn’t take away.”

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THE SEWICKLEY HEIGHTS PROJECT FOR SALE

Price

$1,300,000

Description

I'm selling my newly renovated and designed home! 4 bed and 3 bath Mid Century modern in Sewickley Heights. Over 5 acres of private woods. Custom kitchen: Borghini marble counters, Sub Zero Refrig; Viking Stove. Custom handcrafted white oak staircase Custom artisanal concrete skimmed walls. Custom bi-fold floor to ceiling doors on both levels. Master bath: Steam Room, Stone Tub, Heated Floors, Double Shower Head, Marble Vanities, Walk In Closet. Freshly painted PPG Pure White inside and out.

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The McCalister Project

Client

The McCalister Family

Photographer

Reid Rolls

The Project

There are a lot of things I loved about this house, but my fave to do had to be the living room! The clients wanted to elevate their space and I knew the full wall fireplace was an opportunity to do that! I randomly came up with this idea to do a tiered thing to it and covered it with my ever favorite concrete skimcoat.

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The Rinaman Project

Client

The Rinaman Family

Photographer

Reid Rolls

The Project

I’m a sucker for a farmhouse. Always have been always will be. And this is a real one, if you know what I mean! The clients moved from the city out to the country. The dream. We wanted to create their dream home to feel as if it had always been there.

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The Smith Project

Client

The Smith Family

Photographer

Reid Rolls

The Project

Am I the only one who dreams of moving into a cottage in the country? The details of this project all help you think that maybe just maybe it has looked this way for 100 years.

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The Kardell Project

Client

The Kardell Family

Photographer

Reid Rolls

The Project

Bet ya didn’t see this one coming! Blue?! Even I break my own rules sometimes. It’s a traditional home with a traditional kitchen with a twist. Mixed cabinetry, the old world style hood details, marble floors and backsplash, all living together to create quite a lovely kitchen.

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The Hine Project

Client

The Hine Family

Photographer

Reid Rolls

The Project

The homeowners wanted a contemporary style home in a traditional space. First off the owners are incredible artisans and made their own gorgeous glass lighting fixtures throughout the home. The fireplace design was created with thin wooden slats in both the kitchen and living room, tying the rooms together.

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The Paschel Project

Client

The Paschel Family

Photographer

Reid Rolls

The Project

The owners wanted a “lodge style” retreat for their house. So heavy use of wood, concrete and slate helped. We used slate as a budget and kid friendly floor solution in the kitchen. We used a concrete skim coat for the walls to add texture, warmth and more natural elements. The biggest request from the client was to open the wall between the kitchen and the living room.

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“THE DESIGNER LETS THE ARCHITECTURE DO THE TALKING…” – Architectural Digest

ABOUT LEANNE

LEANNE FORD is an American interior designer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ford gained national attention for the 1907 schoolhouse turned home that she restored and designed in her hometown. It was this first personal project where she established the “white on white” signature aesthetic she’s now known for. 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.

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