Steve's Bio

Siblings Leanne and Steve Ford enliven 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.

Leanne, an interior designer, first gained national attention when she restored and designed a turn-of-the-century schoolhouse in her hometown. She and her work have been featured in numerous national publications including Architectural Digest, Martha Stewart and The New York Times, to name a few.

Born with a knack for creative carpentry, Steve is a licensed contractor who tackles unconventional construction challenges that bring his sister’s unique vision to life. His portfolio includes store and restaurant design, displays and set design for national retail brands, residential renovations, as well as the restoration of a corporate headquarters.

Steve also is the founder of Surf Pittsburgh, the city’s first river surfing company. In his free time, he can be found surfing on local rivers, snowboarding or making custom furniture.

Exclusive Digital Series

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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Video Highlights

Restored by the Fords - Featured Clips 7 Videos

A video crash course on brother-sister renovation and design pros, Leanne and Steve Ford.

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HGTV Stars' 25 Best Before-and-After Makeovers 51 Photos

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Inside Steve Ford's Urban Warehouse Home 29 Photos

Take a look around the 7,000-square-foot Pittsburgh warehouse Steve Ford calls home.

45 Incredible Living Room Makeovers From Your Favorite HGTV Shows 90 Photos

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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?

Never-Before-Seen Photos of HGTV Star Leanne Ford's Surprise NYC Wedding 16 Photos

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Steve Ford is Loving Life in His New Warehouse Loft May 22, 2019

On the season finale of Restored by the Fords, Steve and Leanne renovated a warehouse for one very special client — Steve Ford him …

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 …

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 …

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 …

A High School Reunion Renovation 19 Photos

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

Step Inside This Home With a Modern Ski Lodge Vibe 10 Photos

Steve's friends asked for help with their dated '70s home and the Fords delivered. Leanne drew inspiration from a wood mantel and …

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.

20 Times Leanne Ford Went Gloriously Green 20 Photos

Restored by the Fords’ champion of all things black and white has a very green thumb, and we can’t get enough of the way she makes …

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 …

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 …

Ford Family Classics 9 Videos

Exclusive Digital Series. Brother-and-sister cohosts and cohorts Leanne and Steve Ford come together to watch and narrate some of …

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.

20 Leanne Ford-Approved Light Fixtures 21 Photos

Leanne Ford: Queen of Light Fixtures is back at it again in Season 2. Here’s a peek at what’s to come.

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

In just a few short weeks, she’ll be meeting her little girl for the first time. Let the next-level style parenting predictions be …

Restored by the Fords - Featured Video Clips 8 Videos

Get to know brother-sister renovation and design pros, Leanne and Steve Ford, stars of the HGTV series Restored by the Fords.

“Restored by the Fords” Is Back for Season 2 Feb 15, 2019

Season 2 premieres on Tuesday, March 19 with back-to-back episodes at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT!

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

Just announced. Just confirmed. Designer and co-host of HGTV's Restored by the Fords, and her husband Erik Allen, have a new famil …

Our Favorite Features of Leanne Ford’s New, Old-School Cabin Jul 20, 2022

Her Los Angeles hideaway proves that you can channel summer-camp vibes all year long.

Leanne Ford's Echo Park Cottage Tour 6 Videos

Let designer Leanne Ford take you on a room-by-room tour of her restored 1906 cabin in LA's Echo Park.

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