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For fans of interior designer Leanne Ford and her no-rules approach to decorating — and love of all things vintage and white paint — today is a big day. The HGTV personality has launched FEEL FREEa quarterly art and home-focused print magazine that aims to inspire creativity and fun in all domestic pursuits.
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“I want people to be FREE to create,” says Ford of this endeavour, which will be available today on over 35,000 newsstands across the United States and Canada. “I want our world to stop aiming for perfection and start aiming for joy. My creative path happens to be home – and the love of it – and art, for the love of it. The ability to combine all these values in FEEL FREE sharing with the world is a gift to me.”
In each issue, Ford will take readers on a journey to meet her favorite artists and design destinations both near and far. For starters, the inaugural issue includes a behind-the-scenes tour architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwatera peek into artist Heather Chontos’ French home and studio (a sneak peek of the spread is pictured above), and a profile last Sister Mary Corita, a living graphic artist and former nun. There’s also a love letter to white paint – Ford’s signature color – (as seen below) and plenty of interior inspiration via page after page of smart decorating tips and beautiful photos.
You can also count on the standard but beloved magazine fodder, from quizzes and how-to features to before and after and even seasonal playlist recommendations. “These sites are about creating fully and freely in any genre or avenue,” says Ford. “And [they’re] to remind us all that we can do the same.” There’s even a special Ford twist on the magazine’s centerfold idea: Tear out artwork for your walls!