Designer and HGTV Star Leanne Ford Has Launched a Lifestyle Magazine, and We Can’t Wait to Read It!
For fans of interior designer Leanne Ford and her no rules approach to decorating — and love of all things vintage and white paint — today’s a big day. The HGTV personality has launched FEEL FREE, a quarterly art- and home-focused print magazine aimed at inspiring creativity and fun in all domestic pursuits.
“I want people to FEEL FREE to create,” says Ford of this endeavor, which will be available today at over 35,000 newsstands across the United States and Canada. “I want our world to stop aiming for perfection and start aiming for joy. My creative avenue happens to be home — and the love of it — and art, for the love of it. The ability to combine all these values in FEEL FREE to share with the world is a gift for me.”
In each issue, Ford will take readers on a journey to meet her favorite artists and design destinations both near and far. For starters, the inaugural issue includes a behind-the-scenes tour of architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, a look into artist Heather Chontos’ French home and studio (a sneak peek of the spread is pictured above), and a profile on the late Sister Mary Corita, a vibrant graphic artist and former nun. There’s also a love letter to white paint — Ford’s signature shade — (as pictured below) and interiors inspiration galore via page after page of smart decorating tips and gorgeous photos.
You can also count on the standard but beloved magazine fodder, from quizzes and how-to features to before and afters and even seasonal playlist recommendations. “These pages are all about creating fully and freely in any genre or avenue,” says Ford. “And [they’re] about reminding all of us that we can do the same.“ There’s even a special Ford twist on the idea of the magazine centerfold: tear-out artwork for you walls!