gilt by association

October 30th 2014 Comments: 2

This never happens to me. “I noticed the light would move through the space, selectively choose objects and illuminate them to the point of bursting,” he told me, describing the moment he knew he was onto a new book. “It was very choosy. Everything got its turn at being precious … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Interior Design

two cities – two happenings

October 23rd 2014 Comments: 2

Bobby McAlpine and Susan Ferrier will be on hand at Bungalow Classics in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday, October 23rd from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM for a book signing. The event is co-hosted by the beautiful new magazine, Milieu. If you haven’t thumbed through an issue of this spectacular new … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Art of the House

portal authority

October 16th 2014 Comments: 5

Most see doorways as a practical necessity – a simple way to get from one room to another. I see them as avenues for potential glorification. After all, good buildings are more than just studied plans and composed elevations. Left as architectural exercises in flat artistry, they will be just … [read more]

the printed works: house beautiful september 2014

October 9th 2014 Comments: 6

We are reprinting it with their kind permission. As a bonus for our blog readers, I’ve included some of our original design drawings of the house. The article was written by Lisa Cregan and photographed by Francesco Lagnese. Lisa Cregan: How do you create rooms that glow? Susan Ferrier: Dark walls … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Furniture


October 2nd 2014 Comments: 10

As a senior architectural student at Auburn University, he was our first official summer intern. After leaving us with dreams of New York City in his psyche, he landed a job at Interior Designer John Saladino’s office. Stints with other talented architects and interior designers followed. Many years later, when … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Celebration