The beautiful white farmhouse of an interior designer
It’s funny, you’d think that seeing all these homes in luxurious, deep tones right now I’d be ready to get the paint brush out, but looking at the ethereal home of interior designer Leanne Ford I realised my heart still very much belongs to white. As a child, Leanne would drive past this rundown white brick farmhouse and dream about bringing it back to life one day. Twenty years later the opportunity arose and she made the trip from LA to Pittsburgh to snap it up. Her brother (also her contractor) and his team got to work bringing Leanne’s ideas to life. Over the space of a year the house was given a complete overhaul inside and out – gutting the interior, tearing down walls, painting the original stucco glossy white and adding details such as brick, wood and concrete. ‘I kept a very clean colour story to let the textures do the talking,’ she explained. The white washed walls also provide a perfect backdrop for the pared-back selection of furniture and accessories, all of which tell a story. ‘Oh the power of white paint, and a little love and attention,’ she smiles. And seeing the home, I think we can all second that!
I think white combined with milky cream and brown hues has to be my favourite colour scheme. The brass touches are the icing on the cake! And don’t get me started on the lovely textures.
Is there anything that stands out to you from Leanne’s home?
Get the look: bedroom – undyed wool cream throw, source a vintage industrial table lamp here. kitchen – find beautiful vintage chopping boards here. Sitting room – classic Togo sofa, I love this little side table.
And finally, before I shoot off for the weekend, here are a few links I’ve loved this week: