Giving the client a feeling of livability and likeability is what drives Leanne Ford. Take one look at this interior designer’s past work and you’ll see why her clientele trust her to create on the canvas that is their living space.

Q: How would you describe your design style, and how does it complement Los Angeles living?

LF: I have heard my design style described as “Warm Minimalism” which I think sums it up well. It’s simple, and airy and elevated, while still being very casual and livable. All things that I love about Los Angeles too, now that I think about it…

Q: When you’re about to undertake a new project, what is your process to ensure the client loves the work you do?

LF: Every project is a collaboration between the client, the home and the designer. The client’s interests, needs and style is first and foremost what’s most important. We take the client’s aesthetic and blend it with the natural style of the home. Though you don’t have to stick to it exactly, you need to listen to the style of the home to help guide design decisions. When we can combine the client’s style and the style of the home seamlessly that’s when we have done our job. At the end of the day the client has to LOVE their home. It should not feel like they “hired a designer,” it should feel entirely like them! It should feel like they curated a beautiful home for themselves over the years.

Q: What do you look for in the clients that you work with?

LF: Our clientele is across the board in all aspects, but what they all have in common is an appreciation for beauty, art and interesting spaces.

Q: What has been your favorite project and what were the elements that made it special to you?

LF: My favorite project is whichever one I am currently working on. Once the wheels start turning within a space it really does consume my mind. Interior design is living and livable art. And each project is a new canvas to create with. It really is a very collaborative process between the client and the designer, one that I love working on.
For more information, please visit www.leanneford.com.
Photo of Leanne Ford by Alexandra Ribar, project photos by Josh Franer