house haunters

October 29th 2015 Comments: 4

I think some of the most provocative architectural and interior designs ever produced can be found in the unfettered imaginations found in film. These settings often become as important to the stories as the characters themselves. In honor of Halloween, I’d like to offer a few (13, apropos) of my … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: House Haunters

dramatic pause

October 22nd 2015 Comments: 4

My client said she didn’t quite understand why we should consider doing this. I enthusiastically replied “It would be so dramatic!” She dryly retorted “My husband and I are not very dramatic people.” I guess this was a clear case of me not knowing my audience. Unlike this client, I … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Dramatic Pause

we’re bringing sexy back

October 15th 2015 Comments: 2

Instilling emotion in a room is an idea I find particularly appealing. It means it’s possible to create something etherial and elusive by orchestrating spaces and objects. One particular emotive quality I’ve often heard applied to some of our interiors is “sexy.”  As a matter of fact, A restaurant we … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Brining Sexy Back

four by four

October 8th 2015 Comments: 4

And like the rarity of the recent blood moon, our hectic schedules seldom coincide.  Bobby McAlpine, Greg Tankersley, Ray Booth and Susan Ferrier will be speaking at the Holly Hunt showroom in New York City’s Decoration & Design Building. The engagement is part of the D & D’s 2015 Fall … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Four by Four

cottage industry

October 1st 2015 Comments: 8

When designers are asked to showcase their work, I’m sure most take the opportunity to impress – drag out the photos of the biggest and most awe-inspiring. It’s natural to want to feed the quintessential bottomless designer ego. I know – I have one at home, too. I’d like to … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Cottage Industry
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