Robert Leleux (President) is the former editor of domino magazine, and the former managing editor of Lonny. His essays and articles have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, and The Huffington Post. He is also the author of three books—The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy, The Living End, and the forthcoming Southern Style Now™ .
Ware M. Porter’s design aesthetic reflects how we live our lives today. His fresh takes on Traditional design delivers chic livable spaces infused with sophistication and happiness. With a passion for bold clear color and pattern Ware’s well-heeled mix of antique and modern has made him a highly sought after designer. Carefully curated, his laid back and well-lived style is grounded in classical proportions with modern sensibilities. Ware M. Porter and Company has decorated numerous projects including residences in his home town of Birmingham, Alabama, a South Alabama turn of the century bay house, an 11th Century villa on the Amalfi Coast of Italy, and a motor yacht on
the Tuscan Coast. Ware M Porter and Company seeks to deliver the highest level of service to its high profile client list while constantly being inspired through extensive travels.
In the fall of 2013 Ware opened a retail division of his eponymous firm Ware And Co. Behind a welcoming Dutch door customers will find Bunny Williams Home, Richard Keith Langham rugs, Christopher Spitzmiller lighting mixed among 18th and 19th Century antiques. It has quickly become a “go to” resource for both decorators and design savvy clients. Ware continues to be published in major publications including Birmingham Home and Garden, Veranda and Southern Living.