In 1962, a one-off boutique opened in Chicago selling furnishings mirroring the clean lines of its trademark Helvetica typeface. That shop was Crate and Barrel and its advent marked a new era for well-made yet accessible contemporary design. Nearly 200 stores later, that’s still the case, as evidenced by the Crate and Barrel x Leanne Ford collection, a 109-piece furniture, bedding, and accessories line that delivers easy living filtered through a modern farmhouse lens.
“We played with simple lines and materials, but with an edge,” says Ford, who’s half of the sibling duo on HGTV’s Restored by the Fords. “These pieces can be around forever—the more they’re lived in, the better they get.” Highlights among the introductions are the comfy Ever sofa, the aromatic Chloe, Ella, and Meechelle candles, and the West bar cabinet and Canyon canopy bed, the rounded forms of the latter two resembling vintage mailboxes sent from the future to deliver comfort.