ASPIRE Exclusive: Brad Ford’s 2019 Rustic Design Picks

BRAD FORD | Brad Ford is a high-end interior designer based in New York City. With a highly edited vision and a strong hand, Ford has a spare, modern aesthetic with a warm soul. Originally from Arkansas, he moved to Manhattan and established Brad Ford ID in 1998. Brad has been featured in “10 New Designers to Watch” in New York Spaces Magazine and New York Magazine, and was named one of America’s Top Young Designers by House Beautiful and Traditional Home. He’s been a spokesperson for Samsung, Bulliet Bourbon and Nest.

Pauillac Wardrobe | “I think this wardrobe is the perfect blend of rustic and refinement. The form itself is so modern, but the wood detail in the center gives it such interest and literally brings the piece ‘back down to earth’.” 

Chris Lehrecke Dresser | “This dresser could almost be a piece of art. I think the materials used along with the references to nature are brilliantly combined to create interest in what could otherwise be an often overlooked piece of furniture.” 

Chieftain Chair | “This is by far one of my favorite chairs of all time-especially for a rustic setting. Designed by Finn Juhl, the Chieftain Chair feels like a warrior ready to fight. The natural leather makes it feel a bit rugged, yet the scale and proportions along with the fluid lines gives it a softness both functionally and visually. It’s truly the perfect chair.” 

Drexel Bed | “I really like how handsome the Drexel Bed is from Gregorius Pineo. I like the wood texture and hand forged metal work paired with the rush head board. All of this along with the scale of the bed has to make for one good night’s sleep.”

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