Leanne's Bio

Leanne Ford, with help from her brother Steve, enlivens older Pittsburgh-area homes with beautiful and unique custom designs in two of HGTV's more popular home renovation series — Restored by the Fords and Home Again With the Fords. Additionally she has been featured in HGTV's A Very Brady Renovation and Rock the Block Season 1.

Leanne and Steve's first series Restored by the Fords premiered on HGTV in 2016. Home Again With the Fords — which focuses on renovation projects that help people move back to the place or home where they grew up — in 2021.

The houses featured in both series come with a lot of love and history in their walls. Steve and Leanne's challenge and mission is to respect the homes' past and histories while updating them creatively for a new generation.

Leanne, an interior designer, first gained national attention when she restored and designed a turn-of-the-century schoolhouse in her hometown. Today, Leanne’s designs can be found in homes across the country and reflect what she describes as her signature "modern yet lived-in" aesthetic.

Leanne and her work have been featured in numerous national publications including Architectural Digest, Martha Stewart and The New York Times, to name a few.

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Ford Family Classics 8 Videos

Cohosts and cohorts Leanne and Steve Ford come together to watch and narrate some of their childhood home movies – Mystery Science Theatre-style – providing family stories and insider scoop.

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More About Leanne & Her Shows

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A High School Reunion Renovation 19 Photos

Leanne and Steve renovate a former high school classmate's Victorian home.

HGTV Family News!! Leanne Ford and Husband Erik Are Expecting Jul 20, 2022

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10 Reasons Leanne Ford Will Be the Coolest Mom in Town Jul 20, 2022

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A Childhood Home Updated 7 Photos

James bought this house off his parents only a few years ago. He and his wife Rachel attempted to fix it up themselves, but eventu …

Design a Nursery Like Your Favorite HGTV Star 15 Photos

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It’s In the Details: 20 of Leanne Ford’s Low-Key Power Moves 20 Photos

Bold swaths of black and white are boss, but we’re equally in love with the subtler genius of Leanne’s accessories and finishing t …

Boho Farmhouse Magic 11 Photos

Homeowners Brian and Shannon decided to leave the city for the country when they purchased a farmhouse. With a budget of $75K, Lea …

Restored by the Fords: A Clean Slate for an Eclectic Homeowner 9 Photos

Leanne and Steve gave homeowner Lisa the fresh start she needed by simplifying and modernizing her Victorian row home.

Leanne Ford Is Coming to Your Place With Her New Crate & Barrel Collection 20 Photos

As of today, Restored by the Fords’ queen of cool is making her minimalist style available to everyone. Get ready to fall hard for …

20 Ways Leanne Ford Got Creative With White 20 Photos

White is 'the color that makes everything else pop,' says the Restored by the Fords designer mastermind. Here are just a few of Le …

18 of Leanne Ford's Best Looks on 'Restored by the Fords' 18 Photos

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Restored by the Fords: A Big Renovation for a Big Brownstone 11 Photos

Homeowners Chad and Anthony had two asks for Leanne and Steve: 1. To give them a larger kitchen and 2. To put in a bathroom on the …

Leanne Ford's House Reveal 29 Photos

Leanne Ford transformed her Rock the Block house to reflect her unique personal style of warm minimalism.

A Very Brady Hollywood-Extravaganza to Launch HGTV's New Series 53 Photos

When HGTV reunited the cast of the original 'Brady Bunch' -- along with some of HGTV's most well-known show talent -- to shoot a p …

Leanne Ford's Restored 1906 Cottage in LA's Echo Park 16 Photos

Take a photo tour of Leanne Ford's vintage cabin, built in the early 1900s and beautifully (though not too “preciously”) restored …

Everything You Need to Know About Leanne Ford and Her Uber Cool Design Style 30 Photos

Disco balls, overalls and the coolest interior designs ever (see what we did there?). Need we say more?

20 Behind-the-Scenes Photos of 'Rock the Block' 20 Photos

Get a sneak peek at HGTV’s upcoming competition series, Rock the Block. Be sure to watch the premiere Monday, Oct. 21 at 9|8c.

Restored by the Fords: Victorian Frill but Make it Modern 16 Photos

Homeowners January and Michael were in desperate need of finding a way to balance both their styles: January likes doilies and Mic …

And the Winner of 'Rock the Block' Is... Jasmine Roth! Jul 20, 2022

After a fierce four-week home renovation showdown, Jasmine Roth was named the winner of HGTV’s competition series Rock the Block. …

Which 'Rock the Block' Designer Are You? Jul 20, 2022

Have you ever wondered which HGTV star matches your style and personality? Take this Rock the Block quiz and we'll tell you which …

Black, White, and Mid-Century Modern All Over 19 Photos

This 1970s home got the Leanne Ford treatment with lots of light, bright, and airy touches to bring it up to date.

Leanne's Shows

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Restored by the Fords

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Home Again with the Fords

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Rock the Block

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