Bobby McAlpine has made a permanent mark in the footprint of architecture and interior design. He has an unmistakable aesthetic that is unique, simplistic and show-stopping, all at the same time. Born in the Alabama sawmill town of Vredenburgh near Beatrice and Monroeville, Bobby designed his first house at the age of five and hasn’t stopped since. Architect, romantic, and entrepreneur, he is surrounded by an eclectic family of talented professionals within his interior design firm (McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors) and architecture firm (McAlpine Tankersley Architecture -now in its 29th year). In addition, Bobby is the author of the best-selling book from Rizzoli International, The Home Within Us.
But today, our post focuses on Bobby’s furniture line, McAlpine Home. Bobby’s wingman in this furniture endeavor is designer, Peter Fleming. In addition to working with Bobby at McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors, Peter is also an esteemed professor at the O’More College of Design. We had the pleasure in talking with Peter and asking him a few questions about McAlpine Home. We are delighted to share more about this impressive line with you today.
“These pieces have definite historical reference, reverence – and irreverence in execution.” – Bobby McAlpine
What is the inspiration behind this furniture line?
In all of the design that comes through Bobby, whether it is a serving tray or an entire estate, there is a sense of history. There are qualities that we recognize through historical reference that we so desperately want for ourselves and so we endow our design with as much integrity and sense of history as we possibly can.
What are a few of your personal favorite pieces from this collection?
the Spider Back Sofa from Lee Industries
“These are the “new antiques,” not your grandmothers, but yours – and your great grandchildren’s.” – Bobby McAlpine
Where can our readers get access to this furniture (both locally and nationally)?
Which pieces do you like? Are there others that you have used within your own space? We’d love to know!
Thank you Peter and Bobby for sharing this impressive collection. We hope there will be more of these inspirational furniture collections from you in the future!
To view the entire McAlpine Home Collection, visit www.mcalpinehome.com.
(First image via Veranda Magazine; Images 2-10 via McAlpine Home; Images 11-12 via Macraedesigns.com)
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