A man known for his kind, unpretentious ways as much as for his drop dead gorgeous designs, Brad Ford is a man after my own heart! If you aren't already acquainted with his exquisite body of work, let me do the honors of introducing you to your new favorite designer!
One look through Brad's portfolio and his knack for scale and texture is abundantly clear. Bringing the two together in perfect harmony, he creates spaces that calm and surfaces that sing.
A man less about self-promotion and more for letting his portfolio do the talking, the Arkansas native turned New Yorker has risen the ranks through the help of mentors (George Anderson, Jed Johnson, Thad Hayes), an innate sense of style, and the ability to go after a dream!
His work is often described as organic, natural, and warm. I'd add inviting, innovative, and soulful. To look at his spaces is to be filled with tranquility -- the visual equivalent of walking into a breath of fresh air.
If you're as smitten as I am, you'll enjoy getting to know Brad even better through his widely popular blog, Design Therapy. I also rather enjoyed the write-up 1st Dibs did on the dashing designer...definitely a recommended reading!
P.S. If anyone knows the name of the flowers in the first image, please do tell!