James Huniford, known to everyone as Ford, is the founder of Huniford Design Studio in New York. His vast portfolio of residential design projects is renowned for its signature balance of elegance and comfort.  Eschewing formulas and fleeting trends, Ford’s signature style blends new and old, contemporary with traditional, and rustic with refined to create timeless, distinctive, and thoughtful environments that reflect the personalities of his diverse clientele.


As a leader in the design industry, Ford appreciates and sees that his position can help and influence others to effect change.  This has led to his philanthropic efforts combating homelessness and AIDS.  In 2004, Ford founded Design on a Dime, an annual tag sale/fundraiser which has raised more than $20 million dollars since its inception for Housing Works, an organization working to end homelessness and AIDS in New York City.  In addition, Ford is on the acquisition committee for the Coalition of the Homeless’ ART WALK, a passionate advocate for Creative Growth, an organization in Oakland, Calif., that works with adult artists who have developmental, mental and physical disabilities, and was a board member of the Direct Effort AIDS Research Program at The Rockefeller University.