Leanne Ford Has a New Crate & Barrel Collection, and Yes, It Includes Disco Balls

published Oct 5, 2021
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There’s something so approachable and warm about both Leanne Ford and her interiors, and that same vibe has carried over into her second collection for Crate & Barrel, which launches online and in stores today. You may remember the first range from early 2020, a springtime assortment brimming with pottery and neutral statement furniture. Now a year and change later, Ford’s back with another round of earthy home and tabletop furnishings that skew a little more metallic, moody, and pastoral, just in time for fall and winter.

“My inspiration is honestly my life,” says Ford, who left her just-renovated Los Angeles dream home for a farmhouse fixer-upper outside her native Pittsburgh to be closer to family. “Leaving the big city and moving to the country, I’ve embraced the simplicity and joy that’s brought our family, and I was inspired by the style, architecture, weathering, and age of where we’re living right now.”

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An appreciation of nature’s beauty has always been an undercurrent in Ford’s aesthetic; in fact, she told me the best artwork is often the view right outside your windows. This time, that ethos is even more present in the new collection’s materials and palette: mixed woods, grasscloth, and Ford’s signature black and white shades punctuated with rust, ochre, brown, and hits of metallics like silver and bronze.

Alongside now-classic staples like the Ever Slipcovered Sofa, the Canyon Arched Canopy Bed, and the West Cane Bar Cabinet, you’ll find modern but still laid-back pieces like the Ava Farmhouse Table (shown below), the Adia White Bed, and the sculptural Hugger Curved Swivel Accent Chair, which, upholstered in creamy bouclé, reminds me a bit of Ford’s uber-popular Snoozer Glider for Crate & Kids.

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Some of Ford’s most popular pieces are even being introduced in new silhouettes and finishes, like the Fields Settee, which is a whitewashed, loveseat-sized version of a chair from the original collab. “For fall, we wanted to bring back those customer favorites but also extend the line with warmer tones, bleached woods, and things with a cozy, romantic fall vibe,” says Sebastian Brauer, vice president of product design at Crate & Barrel. 

Of course, the holidays call for a little bit of sparkle and shine, and Ford’s all for blingy tabletop and accent pieces, even going so far as incorporating a set of disco ball tree ornaments into this range. “Greenery may be my main holiday color, but I’m thinking a silver tree with disco balls on it this year,” she says. “After the holidays, you can even put the little disco balls into a bowl and use that as a table centerpiece year-round.” The line also includes a set of cute metallic bottle brush trees, which have the perfect vintage-inspired look to them if you want to get a little nostalgic for Christmas or the holiday season.

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The line is available online and in Crate & Barrel stores starting today. Prices range from $9.95 for small accessories up into the thousands for larger pieces of furniture. You can browse the full collection at Crate & Barrel.