book report

August 27th 2013 Comments: 2

Authored by Bobby and Susan Ferrier, this will be a follow-up to our best selling book, The Home Within Us (which is now in its 6th printing). This latest book focuses on five lush interiors from our popular Camp at the Ridge lake houses. Art of the House, published by our … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Art of the House

curtain call

August 20th 2013 Comments: 2

One night while seeing Nathan Lane in The Nance (a very good play, by the way), I had finished reading my Playbill and was studying the grand drape: this one in particular was rich red velvet heavy laden with gold fringe masking the proscenium of the gorgeously decadent Lyceum Theatre … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Interior Design

roof with a view

August 13th 2013 Comments: 1

Perched on roofs like sentinels, their watchful gaze offers witness to life below. As far as architectural design goes, they can be shed, gabled, flat or hipped. That design call should be made based on the overall style of the house. After all, these garret structures can be seen as … [read more]

house music

August 3rd 2013 Comments: 16

We even have an in-office festive musical tradition called “Show Tune Friday” (much to the chagrin of some of my co-workers).  To set the mood, Bobby occasionally plays his musical assemblages as introductions to his lectures.  We always seem to have melody swirling around us in the midst of our … [read more]