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

the printed works: southern living march 2014

April 17th 2014 Comments: 4

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 Mimi Reed and photographed by Laurey W. Glenn. Sometimes, designing a house is less about conforming to a graceful picture … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Exterior Design

the printed works: veranda jan/feb 2014

March 13th 2014 Comments: 3

Designer Susan Ferrier reacts to strongly masculine architecture like a grande dame storming a men’s club. Give her empty rooms composed of virile materials and strict, cerebral grids, and she’ll treat them with furnishings that are boldly voluptuous, a tad rustic, and movie-star glamorous. This gracious stone residence in Mountain … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Living Room Design

100 proof

December 31st 2013 Comments: 0

I’m also including a few paparazzi pics from the AD100 announcement event that took place at the Four Seasons Pool Room in Manhattan last month. This is an esteemed group of 100, of which we are honored to be called a member. I eagerly anticipate our next 100 posts. Thank … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Press

one in a hundred

November 26th 2013 Comments: 13

This is the second time we’ve been included in this biannual list. The first time was in 2012 when editor Margaret Russell was placed at the helm of the grand old ship. Bobby McAlpine, Ray Booth, Susan Ferrier, Chris Tippet, John Sease and I attended the glamorous soiree last night … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Event

outdoors galore

October 22nd 2013 Comments: 3

Using her masterful editing skills, Lisa has combed her issues and distilled the best and most beautiful of outdoor living into the leaves of this lush tome. We’re very honored and proud to be gracing the cover of this new book. The image is from a house we designed in … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Press

the poet of place: a birthday honor

July 9th 2013 Comments: 6

I was pondering all the words, both profound and profane, I’ve heard from him in the past 28 years of our relationship.  I wish I could relay these but his thought process, passion and humor are hard to describe;  you just have to experience them.   The best print interview … [read more]

a fairy tale cottage

April 30th 2013 Comments: 2

This past December, one of our houses appeared in a French design magazine called Maison Chic. It’s a wonderfully quirky house we designed once upon a time in Birmingham, Alabama for a lovely couple who yearned for a storybook English cottage. They were always attracted to those unique 1920s era … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Press

welcome friends

April 16th 2013 Comments: 4

Such is the case with our partnerships with Cindy Smith and Jane Schwab, the wonderfully talented women who make up the interior design firm Circa. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina (they also have a satellite store in Birmingham, AL), this powerhouse duo has literally defined the cordial Southern interior. Now, … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: The Welcoming House

(Our) Houses of Veranda

April 24th 2012 Comments: 3

It’s a spectacular folio spotlighting homes from Veranda’s 25 year history in the publishing world. We are honored and humbled to have three of our homes included in this book. Two are located in Nashville, Tennessee and the third one is a second home in Rosemary Beach, Florida. We’d like … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Design Details