DESIGN FILES :: A WHITE DREAM OF NATURAL BEAUTY
Life in the Ranches is sweet for Leanne Moss and her husband. With their two year old little girl, the young couple have built themselves a made-to-measure dream. A life-changing thing for the owner of White Moss, who wanted to bring about a radical change in lifestyle with this project. Leanne undertook this quest for the ethical and for simplicity in her brand and applied it to her entire home.. A very personal, self-sufficient creation.
Whether you’re talking about its geometric lines, the volume of its rooms or its big windows – everything in this abode is designed to induce serenity.
Her home also houses a lot of wood and some of the White Moss decor collection of hand crafted genuine products using beautiful natural materials, in a neutral color palette that are in harmony with her entire interior.
Here, detail is king. Enhanced by the extraordinary light from every corner, Leanne's work is simply stunning.
Leanne, how would you describe yourself? Who do you share your house with?
I am a working mum from England, now living as an expat in Dubai. I live with my husband and almost 2 year old daughter.
Where do you live and Why did you choose this neighborhood? I live in Mirador, Arabian Ranches. I chose this neighborhood as I just love the Colonial vibe with the wide tree lined streets and the fact that each house is different to its neighbor and all houses are a mix of colors in earthy muted tones. The neighborhood is just perfect for a family with lovely community parks and pools and very green with lots of trees and flowers around.
How long have you lived in this house? We received the keys in July and after a 9 week full scale renovation we moved into the house last September so we have lived here just 6 months.
What did you start your decoration with? White walls and a light wooden flooring throughout the house and from there we had the best blank canvas on which to create. Once the walls and floors were done, then I started with lighting from our White Moss collection. All the lighting in every room is rattan to keep the space light and airy, and all lighting is in either natural or black. From these starting elements I then started to build in the unique elements to each room focusing on natural materials in a neutral color pallet.
Can you describe your style in three words?
Simple. Clean. Peaceful
Do colours play an important role for you? I am not a big fan of colours in my home. I love lots of white, black and neutral and earthy tones as I always feel so calm coming home to a neutral space where I don’t feel like I have lots of colour competing for my attention
What inspires you, in terms of decorating? Do you have a favourite era or a favourite designer?
I love the Scandi Boho vibe, but I’m also enjoying the Mid Century revival at the moment. I love following designers like Paulina Arklin and stylists like Villa Styling. I get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest and Instagram and also from spending way too many hours viewing AirbnB Plus homes! I follow a lot of designers in Sweden, Australia and the US and tend to blend a mix of their styles to create one of my own.