the printed works: NYC&G, april 2016

March 24th 2016 Comments: 4

The following cover story, “Northern Light”, appeared in the April issue of New York Cottage & Gardens magazine. We are reprinting it with their kind permission. The article was written by Alejandro Saralegui and photographed by Simon Upton. The buzz around Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up might have quieted down a … [read more]

the printed works: CTC&G, march 2016

March 10th 2016 Comments: 2

The following article, “New Home, Old Soul”, appeared in the March issue of CTC&G (Connecticut Cottage and Gardens) magazine. We are reprinting it with their kind permission. The article was written by Alexa Stevenson and photographed by Mick Hales. “They are the Masters: I have never known architects so creative and … [read more]

accoladen

March 3rd 2016 Comments: 5

This past weekend found us richly honored – we received not one but two awards for excellence in interior design. The Southern Chapter of the Institute of Classical Art and Architecture rewarded a pair of Susan Ferrier’s interiors with their coveted Shutze Award. Both of the interiors, one residential and … [read more]

reaching new lows

February 25th 2016 Comments: 8

Today, I’d like to offer high praise to the low ceiling. I certainly realize this commendation could be perceived as real estate blasphemy. After all, you never see property ads excitingly touting shallow ceilings as a desirable amenity. The origins of the architectural low ceiling (especially of the 8-foot-high-variety) can … [read more]

open house: we’ll take manhattan

February 18th 2016 Comments: 12

Last week I shared the news of our new corporate marriage and moniker.  This week, I’d like to open the door and invite you into the newest of our four offices.  Welcome to the Manhattan office of McALPINE. A bit of history of our Northern expansion – a little over … [read more]

gathering evidence

December 10th 2015 Comments: 2

In the midst of this, the holiday season, my thoughts have recently turned to gathering.  Certainly no man is an island; congregation seems to be deeply ingrained in our collective unconscious.  Witness the concentrated power of a group – whether in families, places of worship, protests or recovery meetings – … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Gathering Evidence

one in a hundred

December 3rd 2015 Comments: 7

According to the magazine – “Each of the tastemakers named to this year’s AD100 list has a vision: Some are daredevils, some are classicists, but all are supremely confident. From dynamic decorators recalibrating beloved traditions to enterprising architects shaking up a skyline near you, these 100 thought leaders—among them 19 … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: One in a Hundred

the printed works: veranda june/july 2015

November 5th 2015 Comments: 3

A collaboration between two strong talents is always a tricky dance. But architect Bobby McAlpine and decorator Susan Ferrier are like the Astaire and Rogers of the design world. As old pros who have worked together time and again, they make it look as blithe as can be. Consider this … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: The Printed Works

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
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