Open House: Chicago Tribute

February 26th 2015 Comments: 8

Occasionally we’re offered a grand invitation – to design a house for another designer. This type of commission is one we always take with great gratitude and honor. Having another designer ask us to help create their own home always makes us step up our game; this is a unique … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Exterior

a lady’s home journal

February 19th 2015 Comments: 0

If, by some reason, you’re unfamiliar with this lovely lady, you’re bound to know her printed handiwork – Veranda magazine, the veritable Southern lexicon of taste, style and design. ┬áConceived at Lisa’s breakfast table almost thirty years ago, this iconic magazine blossomed under her leadership and is a now a … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Partners

welcome home

February 12th 2015 Comments: 6

Often, knowing the inhabitants as cordial and convivial folk will make you at once feel welcome; their inner warmth transcends any surroundings. But suppose you don’t know who lives behind the facade you’ve just approached. Can architecture be as welcoming as a warm-hearted host? I assert it can be – … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Entry

third time’s a charm

February 5th 2015 Comments: 160

Every year, to mark the anniversary of this journal, we like to offer the chance to give back to you lovely folks who take the time out of your busy lives to peruse my ramblings. In 2014, over 120,000 people from 134 countries stumbled across this blog and for that … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Art of the House