Leah French is an interior decorator and home design journalist who furnished her own home almost exclusively with antique and vintage items from flea markets, yard and estate sales, and thrift stores.
For the past 12 years, Leah has helped clients create comfortable, stylish homes using a mix of new and used furnishings. She's been shopping for and refurbishing secondhand decor for more than 20 years, and insists that everyone can have a gorgeous home -- no matter what size their budget.
By Leah French:
I prefer old things, objects with a history and a soul. I enjoy wondering about the past owners and their lives. In addition to the obvious environmental benefits to restyling and restoring vintage home furnishings, I love the satisfaction of using my own hands to make something once again relevant, usable, and beautiful.