Brad Ford is a high-end interior designer based in New York City. With a highly edited vision and a strong hand, Brad has developed a spare, modern aesthetic with a warm soul. Originally from Russellville, Arkansas, he moved to Manhattan 22 years ago and established his own firm Brad Ford ID in1998 with an emphasis on residential spaces.
His interiors showcase signature designs that are understated yet sophisticated, straightforward, elegant and functional. Balance, light, space and color factor into all of his designs, creating a timeless effect. Clean lines and simple but well-crafted furnishings, with an attention to texture and the highest quality materials, are Brad Ford ID essentials. “We create environments that complement and suit the lifestyle and personality of the client. Whether the room is formal or casual, traditional or modern, accessibility and comfort are a must.”
Ford holds a degree in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology as well as his degree in Business and Economics from Hendrix College. He honed his skills under such leading New York designers as Thad Hayes and the late Jed Johnson.
Brad has been featured as one of “10 New Designers to Watch” in both New York Spaces Magazine and New York Magazine, and was also named one of America’s Top Young Designer’s by House Beautiful and Traditional Home. In addition, his work has appeared in a number of shelter magazines and publications across the country including Hamptons Cottages & Garden, Elle Décor, Lonny, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
He’s been profiled on 1stdibs.com, the world’s largest online luxury marketplace and most recently he was listed as part of the next generation of design in Departures Magazine. The International Furnishings and Design Association recognized him as one of the Rising Stars of Interior Design and Charles Cohen along with the Decoration & Design building in New York awarded him the 2012 Star on the Rise award. Brad is a member of the Design Leadership Network, a membership organization founded to strengthen business practices in the design industry, and also serves on the board of the Collective, an innovative design fair in New York City that presents a curated selection of the best in contemporary and 20th international galleries.
He has also been a spokesperson for innovative brands including Samsung, Bulliet Bourbon and most recently Nest, a home automation company that designs sensor-driven, Wi-Fi enabled, self-learning thermostats and smoke detectors. Brad has numerous altruistic pursuits as well but is most notably a committed advocate for DIFFA and The Alpha Workshops, two design oriented charities focused on raising money and awareness for those living with HIV/AIDS.
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