Photo Gallery: Brad Ford’s Apartment
A small soulful space in New York City.
Natural tones dominate in Ford’s living room, grounded by a cement floor painted chocolate brown. “I like things that are minimal and simple, but that can feel cold and stark,” he says. “Texture and shape can help soften that hardness, making the room warm and inviting.”
A pair of PK31 chairs by Poul Kjaerholm in earthy brown leather and a large Noguchi lantern create a cosy corner in the living room. The large-scale pieces create a sense of grandeur.
Instead of a basic console, Ford fit a walnut table in the wide hallway, which he uses as his office; a standard black filing cabinet is tucked under it, creating an affordable customized desk. Above is his sculptural collection of vintage splints.
The playful Planet of the Apes artwork adds levity to the secondary work area nestled into one corner of the living room. The open legs of the unique wood desk keep it looking light and airy.
In the apartment’s original all-white kitchen, Ford uses wood accessories to create a cohesive neutral and white colour scheme. A large movable cart with a butcherblock top provides ample storage in the pint-sized space.
Brad deftly carved out an oasis of calm amid the chaos of urban living. In his bedroom, his dog Turbo relaxes on the low bed, which features built-in end tables and reading lamps, designed to fit snugly under the window.
An inset shelf at the head of Brad’s bed offers a dreamy spot to display his large vintage pottery collection, grouped together for maximum colour and texture.
A simple yet striking vignette in the hallway showcases organically shaped pottery in neutral hues, anchored by a large captain’s mirror, which amplifies the sense of space.
See more in our photo gallery on Brad Ford’s Favourite Things.